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Uganda

Our Uganda Tours to Bwindi, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks, have had 100% success rates in seeing Green-breasted Pitta, African Green Broadbill and Shoebill.

We add Murchison Extension to Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest to see Red-Collared Mountain Babbler and to Uganda Highlights to explore the birds of Mabira.

Uganda offers over 1000 species, the highest concentration of birds in Africa, and is the most accessible place to see the legendary Shoebill. To find it, we’ll embark a small boat and explore the vast swamps of Lake Victoria.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with its misty peaks and fern-loaded forests, is an amazing biodiversity hotspot that hosts 24 of Uganda’s 26 Albertine Rift endemics. It also offers one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth: the opportunity to come face to face with one of our closest relatives, Gorilla, in its natural habitat. Our tours allow a day for those who wish to track gorillas, while others can do the extra birding.

At lower altitude, pitta-like Short-tailed Warblers and Kivu Ground Thrushes skulk in the mossy undergrowth. African Grey Parrots fly overhead while Chimpanzees shriek from deep in the forest. Higher up, the cloud-swathed Virunga volcanoes (of Dian Fossey fame) loom in the distance. Here we’ll search for the near mythical African Green Broadbill and Grauer’s Rush Warbler. It is even suggested that at least one undescribed species might be lurking in the park!

The forests of Kibale National Park host one of Africa’s most desired species: the very secretive Green-breasted Pitta. On our tours, we allow three mornings to search for it. Our success rate is second to none, with all participants having seen the bird on all our Uganda Highlights Tours.