Uganda offers its rich tapestry of natural wonders to nature lovers as well as experts such as botanists, lepidopterists and ornithologists. Every visit to Uganda is sure to bring forth something new.
About 1066 species of birds have been reportedly sighted in Uganda, with more being added to the list every year. The large number includes both indigenous and migratory birds that are attracted by the wide variety of habitats available in the country. One of the world’s most important migratory routes includes the Great Rift Valley. The abundant food supplies and warmer climes offered by the valley attract a large number of European birds. Shore and water birds can both be easily spotted around the wetlands that surround Uganda’s lakes. The Rift Valley swamps and the Lake George wetlands, which are protected under the Ramsar Convention, find special favour among these birds. The best place to spot the magnificent eagles and other birds of prey is the alpine and highland regions.
Taking a Uganda tour to these regions is one of the easiest ways to reach them. Swarms of beautiful butterflies and a large variety of woodland birds can be spotted in the forest areas while vultures and the little sunbirds crowd the broad grasslands. Join a bird watching tour in Uganda to get a glimpse of some of the rarest and most magnificent members of the avian family.