Bird Watching

ShoebillUganda is one of the richest bird watching destinations in Africa; reflected in a check list of over 1000 species including the Albertine Rift endemics and the much sought after Shoebill. This diversity comes from Uganda’s wide range of habitats including swamps, woodland, tropical forest, open water and arid savannah.

Venture Uganda offers the very best of bird watching experiences and our knowledgeable staff can design a special itinerary for you whether you are an avid birder, single traveller, photographer or would just like to include birding in a general wildlife safari. An avid birder might expect to see between 400 and 500 species during a three week trip to Uganda.

Our safaris are fully escorted by professional bird guides and specific site guides who will ensure that you get the best out of your birding safari whether you are searching the vast sweeping plains for beautiful savannah birds or exploring dark corners for elusive forest delights.

The most productive time for bird watching in Uganda is during the rainy seasons: March/April/May and October/November when birds are generally at their most active and also breeding, although road conditions may be a little worse. With so many birds in Uganda though, you can visit all year round and not get disappointed.

See our birding itineraries

These are designed to inform and inspire you; do get in touch if you would like our help to plan your visit.

Albertine Rift Endemics

Conservation of the Fox's Weaver - Uganda's only endemic.
Map of bird migration in and from Africa
Important Bird Areas in Uganda
Field Guides