Safari travel started in East Africa, which is still home to some of Africa’s top experiences. Our best of the best collection is based on recommendations from safari experts and the thousands of clients we’ve brought to Africa over the past 15 years. You’ll find once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like witnessing the Great Migration and gorilla trekking, romantic hot air balloon flights, family-friendly giraffe encounters and unforgettable achievements, like summiting Mount Kilimanjaro. You are absolutely spoilt for choice – what is your dream safari experience?
BIRD WATCHING & WILDLIFE SAFARIS
Uganda is home to over 1,080 bird species, which can be found across a range of habitats from forests, swamps and agricultural lands, to lakes and savannahs. Uganda is crossed by the equator, and the Albertine Rift valley can be found in the west of the country. We encourage birding enthusiasts to consider visiting this beautiful country!
The key to Uganda’s diversity is its variety of habitats: arid semi-dessert, rich savannahs, lowland and montane rainforests, vast wetlands, volcanoes and an Afro-alpine zone. Uganda covers an altitude from 650 to 5000m.
Analytical of Uganda’s intermediary position is the fact that only one bird is endemic to the country, the rather ordinary Fox’s weaver. However, if you take only East Africa into consideration, then approximately 150 bird species (more than 10% of the regional checklists) are found only in Uganda. This list includes seven of the 20 horn-bill species recorded in the region, five out of 14 honey guides, seven out of 20 hornbill species recorded in the region, five out of 20 bush family as well as 13 members of the thrush family, 11 warblers, ten flycatchers, eight sun birds, eight weavers, eight finches, four tinker birds, four pigeons, 3 kingfishers, 3 sparrow hawks, 3 cuckoos and 3 nightjars.