Uganda is a birder’s paradise. Over half of all bird species in Africa can be found here, making it one of the richest birding destinations on the continent.
Crammed into this incredible country is an astonishingly rich diversity of habitats, from the scenic shores of Uganda’s many great lakes to the lush forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the mighty River Nile.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa is enriched by a formidable 1040 species of birds.
The ideal destination for the birding enthusiasts, 25% of Uganda is also covered by lakes making it the perfect place to sight water birds.
Philip Briggs writes: “Uganda is arguably the best country in Africa for birds, with more than 1000 species recorded in an area the size of great Britain”, a fact that means for birding safaris, Uganda should be top on the list.