23 Days Uganda Birding Tour (The Remarkable West)
Uganda Birding Tour – We intend to cover some of the country’s most precious habitats. The western part of the country is probably the richest with a vast range of bird species a birder would consider while planning a birding in Uganda Safari. It is home to the region’s highly sought-after Albertine Rift endemics, restricted species from the Congo forest, a good number of foresters, mountain birds, water birds and not forgetting the remarkable savannah residents.
According to the route and planned time, this tour should see a satisfying number of species list, and most of them should present in a favourable photography position. Generally, the weather should be celebrated and immensely favouring to find nature’s encounters.
The tour starts and ends in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. Early arrival may lead to birding the Entebbe Botanical Gardens. The next day proceeds to find the most iconic bird of this trip – the Shoebill. We spend the first morning in the Mabamba Wetlands before moving to Lake Mburo National Park then Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The tour continues to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which has the highest record of Albertine rift endemics in the country. These popular endemics should include, the vulnerable Grauer’s Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Dusky Crimson-wing, Strange Weaver, Stuhlmann’s Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Apalis, Black-faced Apalis, Kivu Ground Thrush, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Turaco, Archer’s Robin-chat, and Handsome Francolin. We bird North to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park the home to the Green-breasted and thirteen species of primates, Semuliki Valley for the Unique Guinea-congo Forest biome specialities, Murchison Falls National park for more Savannah residents and Budongo forest for the Ituri extension species.
The tour will cover a multitude of habitats from lush rainforest, to wild savannahs, to wetlands and swamps. Variable scenery and arguably the finest on the continent, and a mind-blowing mammal experience awaits.