Uganda has more than 1000 bird species with a possible view of over 400 bird species in the western Uganda in two weeks with the amateurs aiming 300 in the same time with the most attracting species being the Great Blue Turraco, Black and White casqued Horn-bill, Green broad bill and more 23 other special species.
Uganda is also the place to see the most sought after African bird Shoe bill noted for its heavy clog shaped bill.
In the west the best bird viewing sites are Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth for a peerless 600 bird species, Semiliki National park for Congo basin endemics, in the central one can have a plentiful full-time view of the Shoebill, Bigodi wetland for the Great Blue Turraco and other colorful forest birds. Murchison fall provides home to so many savannah species such as the Abyssinian ground Hornbill, Red throated bee eater and the popular Denham’s Bastard. A key birding location in Eastern Uganda is lake Bisinia a strong hold for fox’s weavers as well as the papyrus dwellers like the Shoebill and the papyrus Gonolek
Apart from bird watching a trip to one of these places is always relaxing and worth your time
• NGAMBA ISLAND
A community of orphaned chimpanzees most of which lost their parents to poachers and others are confiscated from poachers, a 45 minutes motorboat drive from Entebbe to the islands
• THE NILE
Its Uganda’s major source of Hydro Electricity Power with an astonishing facts about it, to name few of them being the longest flowing river in Africa flowing from Uganda past the Egyptian temples of Luxor some 6000 kilometers downstream, with the Bujagali falls it offers great white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, quad biking, and a 44 meters high bungee jumping from the cliff above the Nile not forgetting game fishing.
As you plan for your trip don’t forget the ten essentials
Map and a compass
Water proof match boxes
Extra water and food
Sharp pocket knife
First aid box
Flash light with extra bulbs and batteries
Wishing you a great trip