To be able to enjoy a Uganda bird watching safari you need to be prepared to stay out for long hours and have some considerable fitness for hiking is certain areas. For example, while bird watching in Rwenzori Mountains, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Mt Elgon, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, there is a considerable amount of hiking up and down the mountainous areas to be able to view the different bird species.
Uganda is the most preferred destination for bird watching in Africa with over 1,050 bird species spread thought the country. The population of bird species in Uganda make up 10% of all of the worlds bird species. Uganda is also home to 24 of the Albertine rift endemics with the rest found in DR Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Birds were protected over the years because of the cultural norms attached like being totems for clans or believed to communicate messages from the gods and seasons which greatly contributed to the big numbers because they were conserved.
Uganda bird watching safari gives you a variety because Uganda spans Central Africa and East Africa making it home to species from both areas. Birding happens both in protected areas and in private areas, with habitats for birds being wetlands and papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural lands, woodlands, rocky ridges and Afro-pine moorland. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a great birding spot with 23 of the 24 Albertine endemics . Not to mention Murchison Falls National Park which ranks as one of the best locations for birding in Africa. A birding trip to Uganda organised by Dagiz travel team is sure to leave you with a memorable experience.
Some of the hotspots you should not miss out on your bird watching safari in Uganda include; Bwindi impenetrable national park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Semuliki national park, Mt Elgon national park, Rwenzori mountains national park and Kibale national park. More birding sites include Maramagambo forest, Mabira forest, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, Echuya forest, PianUpe game reserve, Katonga game reserve, Mabamba Swamp, Nyamuriro swamp, and several agricultural lands.