Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Safari - 12 Days




This trip is one of the most interesting for our kin birding clients as most of the locations are ecological hot-spots and relatively within the wealthy Albertine Rift Valley which is not only Uganda but Africa’s richest zone for most endemic and globally threatened species of birds and other animals like the mountain gorillas.

Not only this but a host to more than 7,500 species of endemic plants and animals and approximately 35% of all biodiversity in Africa.

The tour takes us to Mgahinga, Bwindi and most especially Ruhija (the No.1 birding site in Africa), Rwenzori and finally Semliki. These are so far the best birding spots in Uganda and have different ecosystems and each attracting a species different from the other.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kampala or Entebbe

  • Day 2: Birding in Echuya Forest and Kisoro

  • Day 3: Birding Mgahinga National Park

  • Day 4: Birding to Ruhija

  • Day 5: Birding to Mubwindi Swamp

  • Day 6: Birding to Buhoma via the Neck

  • Day 7: Birding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Day 8: Birding to Kasese

  • Day 9: Birding the Rwenzori then transfer to Fort Portal

  • Day 10: Birding to Semliki

  • Day 11: Whole day birding Kirumia Trail

  • Day 12: Birding to Entebbe


  • Visit the rare white Rhinos of Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary

  • The Murchison Falls National Park in search of the big five.

  • Tracking the infamous Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

  • Tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

  • Golden Monkey tracking in Kisoro’s Mgahinga National Park.


  • January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.

  • April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.

  • June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.


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