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Bird watching safaris

Bird watching safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are very popular because both countries, are special with some endemics.  However, in terms of number and variety of species, Uganda is the best destination as the country has variety of species and most of its bird watching sites are well developed for tourism, with a great number of Important bird watching sites. Rwanda is located in the Albertine rift and the it is open for bird watching all year round. Although during Dec to Feb Rwanda receives some migrant species, making this time the best time for bird watching safaris in Rwanda.

Birding can be organised as a combo in Uganda and Rwanda, or you can opt to concentrate on each country at a time. Below we have listed some of the sites you should consider visiting whilst on a bird watching safari.

4 days Bird watching safari Uganda

4 Days Uganda Bird watching Safari. For those who're in a hurry but have 4 days to spare to bird watching this is the perfect trip to you.
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7 Days Bird watching Safari

7 days Bird watching Safari that takes you to Explore Queen Elizabeth National park to the fullest in addition to Visiting Mabamba wetland for Birding.

12 days Birding Uganda.

Join our 12 days Bird Watching safari visit some of the Important birding sites in Uganda.

Birding in Uganda and Rwanda

Uganda has over 1000 different species of birds, with half of the Africa’s birds. Uganda has diverse biomes that contribute to the existence of these birds to include; savannah, wetlands, forests, and so much more. Below have listed some of the best birding spots in Uganda.

Mabamba wetland in Entebbe

Mabamba wetland is the very first place you can visit once you land in Uganda. The wetland is located in Entebbe best known to be a home to the rare Shoebill Stork bird. One of the most sought after birds worldwide.  More to the shoebill stork, there are so many other different bird species especially wetland endemics.

The wetland has 260 different species of birds including some migrant species. In addition to the elusive shoebill stork you can watch out for the birds like the white winged warbler, grey herons, the goliath heron, the Jacanas, among so many others. There are also some migrant species like blue swallow, there are also ducks. The wetland is also home to the sitatunga antelope and migrant birds like the Blue swallow. The wetland is just perfect if you have one day to spare. Click here to check out our 1 day bird watching safari Mabamba wetland.

Queen Elizabeth national park. 

Although Queen Elizabeth park is known for wildlife, this is also classified as an important bird area. The park has a variety of habitats, which contribute to the large numbers of birds, with 600 different species. Making Queen Elizabeth one of the best places to spot as many as 200 different species of birds in a day. While in Queen Elizabeth national park, you should check out sites like the Kazinga channel, Maramagambo forest, Ishasha sector, Lake Kikorongo, Katwe area and the Kasenyi area. You will need about 4 full days to explore all the above mentioned sites. Check out our 4 days bird watching safari in Queen Elizabeth park.     Read more

Birding sites in Rwanda.

Rwanda is an array of lakes, volcanoes, mountains, rivers and forest and so much more. Therefore, providing a range of habitats of plenty of birds to survive. Despite being a small country Rwanda has over 700 different resident and visiting bird species. Of the 700 bird species 27 are Albertine rift endemics and some of the important birding sites are  Nyungwe national park, volcanoes national park and Akagera national park, Cyamudongo, Rugezi swamp and so much more.

Sites for bird watching safaris in Rwanda

Nyungwe national park,

10 Days Birdwatching safari RwandaNyungwe forest national park is one of the oldest forests in the worlds and thus hoem to 310 different species of birds. Hence making it the best place to go whilst on a bird watching safari in Rwanda. Some of the birds to watch out for are the Rwenzori Turaco, the Rwenzori batis, the blue-headed sunbird, the Grauer’s swamp-warbler, red-collared babbler, and plenty of other birds including the rarely spotted Albertine owlet,

Akagera national park

Akagera national park is the place to go for the tradition wildlife safari because of the recent introduction of lions, and rhinos thus increasing the variety and numbers of wildlife in the park. The park has a number of habitats including savannah, forest and wetlands and this explains why there are 525 different species of birds in Akagera national park. Some of the most sought after species in Akagera include; Sousa’s shrike, the white-collared oliveback, and the red-faced barbet. Along River kagera and the different wetlands and lakes, you can spot the Carruther’s cisticola and papyrus canary. Read more.

3 Days Akagera safari

Visit Akagera national park on our 3 days safari for an opportunity to view other wildlife.

3 days Gorilla tracking Uganda

Visit Bwindi National park to trek gorillas and further appreciate the existence of the Impenetrable forest Bwindi.

4 days Golden Monkey and Gorilla safari

Go gorilla trekking and also track golden monkeys in Volcanoes National park Rwanda. on this 4 Days Rwanda trip.

5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari.

Are you interested in combining gorilla tracking with Wildlife. Check out our 5 days gorilla and wildlife safari.

6 days gorilla and golden monkeys

The trip offers you an opportunity to trek gorillas and golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park.

7 days Primate safari

Join our 7 days primate safari to visit and see some of the few remaining primates like chimps and gorillas in the World.

10 Days Rwanda Bird watching Safari

Explore the land of 1000 hills, to search and admire some of the beautiful birds that inhabit this land.
Uganda Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda wildlife safari

The trip takes you to visit all the best national park parks in Uganda. Go trek gorillas whilst on this trip.