2 Weeks Birding in Uganda Exclusive (For Ladies Only) 2023

We are very excited to announce the launch of this special 2 weeks Birding in Uganda Tour, which has been thoughtfully put together as a ladies-only option. Our 2-week highlights of Uganda birding tour travels from Lake Victoria’s source to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Range and the montane splendors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas. Simply put, Uganda is an equatorial country of incredible contrasts, with some of the best birding and mammal viewing on the planet. No other area in Africa can match its incredible diversity of habitats (all in an area roughly the size of the United Kingdom!), and this richness is reflected in its incredible bird list of over 1,000 species, making it arguably the richest African birding destination.

Shoebill birds of Uganda

Shoebill

Among these are many highly sought-after species, such as the one-of-a-kind Shoebill and the Albertine Rift’s numerous spectacular endemics. This highlights tour covers the entirety of this incredible country and, aside from the birds, provides excellent game viewing and the opportunity to track both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees!

Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee the availability of gorilla permits, so we recommend that you book as soon as possible if you want to go on the optional gorilla trek.

Top Birds

Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Grauer’s Broadbill, Nahan’s Francolin, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Papyrus Gonolek, Lagden’s, Doherty’s, Lühder’s, Many-coloured & Bocage’s Bushshrikes, Red-throated Alethe, Ituri Batis, Great Blue Turaco, Dusky & Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos, Blue Malkoha, Black Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Grauer’s, Grauer’s Swamp and Neumann’s Warblers, Fraser’s Rufous Thrush, White-tailed & Red-tailed Ant Thrushes, Lowland Masked & Mountain Masked Apalises, Afep & White-naped Pigeons, Red-chested Owlet, Grey-winged, Blue-shouldered & White-bellied Robin-Chats, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Magpie Mannikin, Jameson’s Antpecker, Strange Weaver, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher

Top Mammals

Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Giant Forest Hog, African Elephant, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Central African Red Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Red-tailed Monkey, Thomas’s & Demidoff’s Galagos, Potto, Lion, Leopard

Habitats Covered

mid-altitude and montane rainforest, woodlands, acacia savanna, grasslands, wetlands, papyrus swamps

Expected Climate

tropical with some rain expected, cooler in highlands

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace with some longer walks and drives

Accommodation

comfortable guesthouses and hotels

Number of Species Expected

350+

Other Attractions

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mabamba Swamp, Kazinga Channel & Lake Mburo Boat Cruises, African art

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

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