Best Uganda Forest Birding Safari - 18 Days




Uganda is a small landlocked country lying on the elevated basin in between the western and eastern arms of the great rift valley, supporting a recorded 1,043 species of birds with Africa’s number one birding site and perhaps the whole world thus deserving a reputation of being the “Eden of Birding”.

Uganda, once the “Pearl of the British Empire” in East Africa is one of the most beautiful countries which is Africa condensed with the best of everything which the continent has to offer all packed into this small country to the size of Great Britain or the state of Oregon. One-sixth of its area is covered by water. Large lakes including Albert, Victoria the source of the White Nile, Kyoga, Edward and Lake George.

Situated on the equator, Uganda has an area contiguous with the great Guinea/Congo Basin rainforest on its western border. Subsequently there are a number of West and Central African bird species occurring in Uganda that are not found elsewhere in East Africa. These “Uganda specials” are very difficult to see elsewhere, come we try them out on this trip.

  • Day 1: Bird in Entebbe environments

  • Day 2: Birding to Mabira Forest

  • Day 3: Morning birding in Mabira then transfer to Masindi

  • Day 4: Budongo Forest at Kaniyo Pabidi. Puvel’s illadopsis

  • Day 5: Birding the Royal Mile

  • Day 6: Masindi to Kibale Forest National Park

  • Day 7-8: Kibale National Park

  • Day 9-10: Semliki National Park

  • Day 11: Bwindi National Park

  • Day 12: Whole day birding in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest

  • Day 13: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi or birding

  • Day 14: Birdwatching along Buhoma to Ruhija, north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Day 15: Birding Ruhija – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Kisoro

  • Day 16: Birding in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Day 17: Birding Echuya forest at a later point in the day towards Lake Bunyonyi

  • Day 18: Birding as we drive to Kampala and departure


  • 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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