- On February 15, 2019
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Bird watching Safari in Uganda
Bird watching Safari in Uganda
Bird watching safari in Uganda offers an experience that is more diverse, exceptional and breathe taking, to a bigger extent of Mountain Gorillas may be the most exciting wildlife encounter which the African continent has to offer you in Uganda. Bird watching safari featuring this time as the best spot ever which known for captivating birding encounters and timeless scenery, as this tour takes you the valley of the upper Nile Murchison falls National Park, the vast savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park and many smaller sanctuaries protecting lakes rain forest and volcanic landscapes hold more species of plants, primates, birds and other animals than any comparable region on the continent. Uganda has endowed with numerous bird watching destination as it takes you a bird watching safari in Uganda. On this 14 Days Bird watching safari to Uganda you are going to get all bird species, wildlife, magnificent scenery, beautiful and different cultures of the many tribes settling in this small country as shall be traversing and promise the ultimate African experience.
The trip starts with birding in Entebbe’s UWEC, the Botanical Gardens and along the Lake Victoria Shores, apart from the rare shoebill stork, this Important Bird Area has a good population of other bird species.
Bird watching in Mabamba wetland
The Mabamba wetland is renowned for hosting the rare Shoebill Stork and is famous to be blessed with a variety of bird species. Mabamba Islands has grown into one of the most interesting and spectacular tourist sites for birding. Apart from Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba is the only place rated as the best in African or in the world where the elusive shoebill can be easily spotted at any one time of the day. Apart from the rare shoebill, there are many other bird species to see on this adventure!
Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park
The bird watching trip takes you to Lake Mburo National Park as a birding destination in Uganda, one of the most perfect parks in Uganda for a birding safari including wildlife. This park, the closest to Kampala is a real treasure to bird lovers; the landscape is fabulous for bird watching. Birding through wetlands, lakes, Savannah, rolling hills, acacia trees –all there providing the perfect habitat for a variety of birds with over 313 different types of birds have been recorded in this park including the Shoebill Stork, White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin, and so on.
Bird watching safari in Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the charming destination for bird lovers, its hosts over 550 bird species which are located in the western Rift Valleys – eastern Escarpment. It is a home of average altitude – moist semi-deciduous forest, ravine bush-land, moist thicket and riparian forest. Among the bird habitats offered within this National Park are Open woodlands, rivers, open grassland, lakes seasonal as well as permanent swamps. There are several aquatic birds such as the White-faced Whistling, Spur-winged Plovers, Squacco Heron, Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans, Long tailed Cormorants, African Jacana, Yellow backed Weavers, open-billed Stork, Water-Thick knee, Pied kingfishers, Wattled Plovers, the Black Crake and the Knob-billed Ducks along the impressive Kazinga Channel in the park.
Bird watching safari in Murchison Falls National Park
The birding trip to Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best destinations for bird lovers in Uganda, one of Uganda’s most popular parks for both game viewing and birding which takes you through this amazing park on game drives, launch trips along the Nile and on nature walks. This will offer you an opportunity to come across distinct bird life. Over 650 bird species have been recorded to be existing in the conservation area classified in broader categories of Savannah forest birds, water birds and Albertine endemic. The commonest of the large birds found in the plains include the marabou storks, ground horn bills, secretary birds, black-bellied bustards, Open-billed storks, Widow birds, wheatears, bishops and weavers among others.Closer to the river where there are more thickets and woodlands, the commonest bird varieties include the black bee- eater, swallow tailed bee-eater, red-throated bee- eater, woodland king fisher, francolins, hornbills, grey heron, hamerkop, doves, mouse birds, shrikes, flycatchers, cuckoos, coucals, woodpeckers, crombecsand warblers. The area close to the river is also home to ducks, geese, stilts and plovers.