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Birding in Uganda

Astounding avian adventures abound in Uganda

The birding in Uganda is superb: there are more than 600 recorded bird species in the Queen Elizabeth National Park alone, thanks to the variety of habitats, which range from dry savannah to lush forests and expansive wetlands. You can watch shoebill stork, crowned crane, and heron fishing in the Ishasha River, tern and cuckoo in the Maramagambo Forest, and sand martin and vulture swooping across the savanna.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is at the heart of the national park, set amongst endless savanna plains and the tented camp is carefully designed so as not to disturb the wildlife. On an open safari through the bush you can spot rare and elusive birds gliding across the tall grasses, then enjoy a chef-prepared bush breakfast beside the Ntungwe River as birds dive beside you for fish.
 
Ishasha Camp in particular attracts multiple rare bird species, including black bee-eater and narina trogon, which you can see on birding walks at any time of the day. It is also possible to cruise along the serene Kazinga Channel, visiting the nesting and feeding sites of some of Uganda’s aquatic avian species.