Uganda –Undisputable bird watching destination in Africa -Uganda Safari News
Though known for its mountain gorillas, Uganda is undisputable bird watching destination in Africa with bird species rating above half of all bird species that can be sighted in the great African continent. Uganda gifted by nature provides birders on Uganda safaris an opportunity to view over 1000 species that can be viewed in different parts of the country. The country is most recommendable birding destination in Africa where birders can encounter the legendary/pre-historic Shoebill bird species. These are mainly seen on small or short boat trips and the vast swamps of Lake Victoria.
Even within the town areas of the capital city Kampala, birders on safari tour to Uganda can record or encounter roughly 300 bird species in a day, and all this is attributed the richly diverse natural habitats in the Uganda that range from picturesque shores of Lake Victoria to the lush, green untouched forests of the Albertine Rift as well as the scenic banks of the mighty Nile River.
Despite of the fact that the country has one only one Endemic bird described as the Fox’s Weaver, birders on Uganda safari tour can enjoy the views of 23 Albertine Endemics bird species which are rarely or not seen elsewhere in Africa.
The country described by Churchill as the pearl of Africa boast of wide range of birds including the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Nightjar, Rwenzori Turaco ,African Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Dawrf Honey guide ,Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Shelley’s Crimsonwing ,Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Masked Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird,Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dusky Crimsonwing, among other unique species.
Uganda is safe birders haven and to prove this, a keen birder can record over 665bird species in only period of two-three weeks. Therefore, don’t miss the unique opportunity to encounter the unique birds in Uganda the pearl of Africa. Uganda also offers the friendliest /hospitable people in world, life time Mountain gorillas trekking safaris and cultural sites found nowhere else in Africa.
Uganda Safaris/Uganda Safari News
Prime Uganda Safaris &Tours Ltd