Birding Uganda

What you need to know about Birding in Uganda.

Unveiling the Avian Wonders Birding in Uganda with Tanzi Safaris


Nestled in the heart of East Africa, Uganda stands as a hidden treasure for birding enthusiasts. With its diverse landscapes, ranging from dense forests to sprawling savannas, Uganda is a haven for birdwatchers seeking to explore the rich tapestry of avian life. In this comprehensive guide, we will embark on a journey through the famous birding destinations in Uganda, highlighting the unique and rare bird species that make this country a must-visit for birding aficionados. Join Tanzi Safaris Uganda as we unravel the enchanting world of Uganda’s avifauna.

  1. Diverse Ecosystems of Uganda:

Uganda’s diverse ecosystems provide a mosaic of habitats, each harbouring a unique set of bird species. From the mist-covered mountains to the vast savannas, our country is a melting pot of biodiversity, hosting over 1,000 bird species. Tanzi Safaris invites you to explore the following iconic destinations:

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:
    • Renowned for its mountain gorillas, Bwindi is equally celebrated among birders. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 23 Albertine Rift endemics, making it a hotspot for rare species such as the African Green Broadbill and the elusive Shelley’s Crimsoning.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park:
    • The jewel of the western rift valley, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a blend of savanna and forest birding. Join Tanzi Safaris on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel to witness the majestic Shoebill, alongside numerous waterbirds and raptors.
  • Murchison Falls National Park:
    • Nature’s grandeur unfolds at Murchison Falls, where the mighty Nile River converges. Embark on a Tanzi Safari to encounter the prehistoric-looking Shoebill, Goliath Heron, and Red-throated Bee-eater amidst the stunning backdrop of the falls.
  • Kibale National Park:
    • Known for its primate diversity, Kibale is a paradise for birdwatchers. Tanzi Safaris offers guided walks through the lush forest, where you can spot the rare Green-breasted Pitta, African Pitta, and the resplendent Great Blue Turaco.
  • Semliki National Park:
    • Immerse yourself in the unique avian delights of Semliki, situated within the Albertine Rift. Join Tanzi Safaris to seek out the elusive Nkulengu Rail, the striking White-throated Blue Swallow, and the charming African Piculet.
  1. Rare Bird Species Exclusive to Uganda:
  • Shoebill:
    • The Shoebill, with its distinctive shoe-shaped bill, is a must-see for birders. Tanzi Safaris takes you to the Mabamba Swamp and the Nile Delta, where this iconic bird can be spotted in its natural wetland habitat.
  • African Green Broadbill:
    • Exclusive to the Albertine Rift, the African Green Broadbill captivates with its emerald green plumage. Tanzi Safaris guides you through the dense foliage of Bwindi, providing opportunities to witness this rare gem in its natural habitat.
  • Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata):
    • Join Tanzi Safaris on a journey through Bwindi and Kibale to encounter the Great Blue Turaco. This striking bird, with its blue and green plumage, adds a touch of elegance to Uganda’s vibrant birdlife.
  • Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus):
    • Tanzi Safaris invites you to explore the mysterious forests of Semliki in search of the elusive Nkulengu Rail. Our expert guides will enhance your chances of encountering this rare and secretive bird with their keen knowledge of the park’s terrain.
  • Green-breasted Pitta (Pitta reichenowi):
    • Kibale National Park unveils its secrets as Tanzi Safaris leads you on a quest for the Green-breasted Pitta. Known for its vibrant plumage, this rare species epitomizes the biodiversity that makes Uganda a birding paradise.

III. Tanzi Safaris: Your Gateway to Uganda’s Avian Delights:

Tanzi Safaris is your trusted partner in exploring the unparalleled birding wonders of Uganda. Our expert guides, well-versed in the intricacies of the country’s diverse ecosystems, ensure an immersive and educational experience for birding enthusiasts of all levels. With a commitment to sustainable tourism, Tanzi Safaris provides a responsible and eco-friendly way to witness Uganda’s rare bird species.

Why Choose Tanzi Safaris:

  • Expert Guides: Our experienced guides possess in-depth knowledge of Uganda’s avifauna, enhancing your birding experience.
  • Customized Itineraries: Tanzi Safaris crafts personalized itineraries to cater to your specific birding interests and preferences.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Enjoy a blend of comfort and nature with our carefully selected lodges and campsites situated in proximity to prime birding locations.
  • Community Engagement: Tanzi Safaris is dedicated to supporting local communities, ensuring that your birding adventure contributes to the conservation of Uganda’s rich biodiversity.


Embark on a Tanzi Safari to Uganda and let the symphony of bird calls and the vibrant hues of rare species create memories that last a lifetime. Uganda’s unique avian wonders await your discovery, and Tanzi Safaris is ready to guide you through this enchanting journey. Join us in celebrating the diversity of Uganda’s birdlife, and let the magic of Tanzi Safaris elevate your birding experience to new heights.