Uganda Safari Safari
Uganda is part of the most well-known and noticed destinations for birding in the whole of Africa, costliest with a range of bird species, a total of which are not easily sighted/viewed in any other place in the continent Africa. Due to the existence of the wonderful ancient forests, papyrus-fringed swamps & lakes, with the wide-open grasslands, there are several destinations for birding within Uganda and these have made this country definitely one of the best birding nirvanas. In total there is approximately more than 1010 bird species all of which you can definitely relish on your Uganda trip/expedition. The existing several National parks within Uganda as a country actually present the biggest locale for most of the bird species. In fact, as you take time to wonder at the outstanding birds, you will definitely come across a range of further wildlife that will eventually change your bird watching expedition into an extraordinary happenstance. Well early mornings are recognized and most appreciated as the best time to spot these birds as well as in the late evenings. So we Monumental Expeditions Safaris we organise our travel plan to exploit our opportunities of tracing this special bird around the country.
Queen Elizabeth National park is among and one of the place which lifts an excess total of 550 of bird species that have definitely turned it into a delightful place for tourists whose affection is to watch birds. The park(QENP) is positioned in South-western of Uganda in Rukungiri district with an area coverage of 1,978 km 2 and based on an altitude of 900 m on end-to-end with Lake Edward up to 1,845 m at the topmost of the Western Rift Valley’s – eastern Escarpment. Among the bird locale presented within this National park are the Open woodlands, Rivers, Open grassland, Seasonal lakes and the Permanent swamps. The best time to relish your bird watching safaris within this National Park is from the month of December to the month of February and you are advised to take a 2 Days or 3 Days bird watching tour and on such a safari you can be able to view as many as possible,more than half of the 550 species verified within this park(QENP).
Murchison Falls is another place, wonderful for spotting a wide range of public birds and specials, involving the sought-after shoebill. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are also among the most reachable locations for Albertine Rift endemics (birds restricted to the Albertine Rift).
Different Bird Species Therein.
Various aquatic bird species like the Yellow backed Weavers, Open-billed Stork, Water-Thick knee, Pied kingfishers, Wattled Plovers, the Black Crake White-faced Whistling, Spur-winged Plovers, Squacco Heron, Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans, Long tailed Cormorants, African Jacana, & the Knob-billed Ducks found along the inspiring Kazinga Channel in the National park.
Projecting extra/additional bird species which involves the following like the malachite, black-ramped buttonquail, Collard Pranticles, papyrus canary, verreauv’s eagle-owl, black bee-eater, squacco heron, African fish eagle, swamp fly-catcher, long-tailed cormorants, Martial Eagle, Black- rumped Buttonquail African Skimmer, White winged terns,Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Grey-headed kingfisher, Papyrus gonolek, Papyrus Canary, the thin-tailed Nightjars, to mention but a few, these are usually also heard in the morning resounding and echoing in the branches of different trees.
A range of forest species which you will uncover as you hike down into the verdant valley and among these include the Grey Wood pecker, black & African Emerals Cuckoos, Hairy breasted Barbet, speckled Tinker bird, the purple-headed starling, the Green Hylia of which this species is normally and usually spotted within the Maramagambo forest. In the thickets/brushes by the river side there resides the good-looking white -spotted fluff tail in abundance.
Best time for bird watching
The best time to relish bird watching tours especially within Queen Elizabeth National Park is from definitely from the months of December- February, you are advised to take a 2 Days / 3 Days bird watching tour and on such you can be able to view as many as possible, more than half of the 550 species verified within this park. But still more one could do Bird watching from months of late May- September, where there is low rainfall levels and food is in plenty, whereas the main nesting season in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is in months of May and June. Months of February & early March is the only period for Toro-Semliki because around this time it’s fairly dry, but it is uneasily hot in the North, involving in Murchison Falls National Park.