Where can I see Birds in Uganda? Uganda is among the best destination for bird lovers to visit while planning to look for countries that are best for a birding safari because it is known as a birding paradise. This country is a home to over 1080 bird species and this attracts many tourists to travel to the country hence developing the Uganda tourism industry. Uganda is a cool country blessed with good climate compared to other countries, cool vegetation, stunning water bodies such as; lake Victoria which is known to be the largest lake in the country, lake Albert, River Nile, Lake Gorge among others. More so, tourists who want to see a variety of bird species can embark on exciting activities like; boat cruises where they get chances to see birds in the sky and along the banks of various water bodies, guided nature walks and hikes through the forests, game drives and many others.

Birding safaris in Uganda are best done in places like through the national parks and forests where they exhaust very good memories and have a good time. Bird lovers are also encouraged to always carry along binoculars in order to be able to spot clear views of the birds. Therefore, tourists who travel to Uganda can visit the following places where they can be able to spot many bird species.

Best birding spots in Uganda.

Murchison falls national park.

Murchison falls national park is well known as the largest park among all other national parks in the country, which covers a total, surface area of about 3,893 square kilometers, which is located in the Northern region of Uganda in Masindi district. Murchison falls national park is highly considered among the best destinations for birding safaris in the country and this is because it is a home over 450 bird species such as;  Swamp flycatcher, the rare shoebill stork, speckled- fronted weaver, the red throated bee-eater, Malachite king fisher, Goliath Heron, Squaco heron, giant king fisher, African jacana, Blue headed causal, Northern red bishop, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black billed barbet, African Quali finch, Eastern grey plantain-eater among others.

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth national park is known as the second largest and most visited national park in Uganda. More so considered among the best birding spots in the country because it harbours over 600 bird species, which attract many tourists. And bird lovers visiting this park can opt to go for boat cruise activities on the kazinga channel where they can be able to spot many bird species such as; white-winged terns, slender-tailed nightjars, black headed Gonolek, collared prantincole, gabon, swamp flycatcher, pied and malachite kingfisher, grey headed king fisher, verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Martial Eagle, Grey-capped warbler African skimmer and many others.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

Bwindi Impenetrable national park is among the best places for bird watching activities in Uganda however, it is famously known for being the best destination for gorilla trekking activities. This national park is a home to over 350 bird species that attract many bird lovers to visit the park. In addition, these bird species include; Black-billed turaco, African green broadbill, chapins flycatcher, Frasers eagle, white-bellied robin cat, collard Apalis, Handsome francolin and many others.

Mabamba Bay wetland.

Mabamba Bay wetland is famously known among the few places where the rare shoebill stork can easily be spotted and it located along the edges of Lake Victoria. Bird lovers can opt to embark on Canoe rides which help them explore through the Mabamba Bay wetland where they also get chances to sight see at many bird species such as; Pied kingfisher, black-headed Heron, papyrus Gonolex, African open billed stork, black kite, Malachite king fisher, shoebill stork, swamp flycatcher, African Marsh harrier, among others.

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Kibale Forest national park.

Kibale National park is a home to over 375 bird species  because of its surrounding dense vegetation that is considered as good habitant of a variety bird species which makes it a good destination for bird lovers to go to in order to have the best birding experience in Uganda. In addition, these bird species include; Dusky-blue flycatcher, grey-throated flycatcher, purple breasted sunbird, Red-chested owlet, pigeon among and many others. However, kibale national park is not only ranked, as a best destination for birding activities but it is also famously known for chimpanzee trekking activities.

Mgahinga Gorilla national park.

Mgahinga Gorilla national park is not only a best destination for Gorilla trekking activities but also considered among the best destinations for birding safaris due to the fact that it is a home to over 180 bird species and these birds include; Cinnamon Bracken warbler, brown woodland, white-starred Robin, Rwenzori Batis, Greater double-collared sunbirds, Archer’s Robin chat that attract many tourists most especially those who happen to be bird lovers.

From the above, there are more other places that are considered as the best birding spots that tourists can visit while they are planning to travel to Uganda for birding safaris, and these places include; Lake Mburo National park, Semuliki national park, Rwenzori mountains national park, Budongo forest, kidepo national park, lake Bunyonyi, Entebbe at beaches like Lido beach, Lake Mburo national park and many more.

For more inquires and information about the best birding places in Uganda, contact our trusted tour operators and Book with our well-experienced tours and travels companies such as; Achieve Global safaris that offer you with the best tour packages while on your birding safaris in Uganda.

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