Bird Watching Safari In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : Uganda is mostly known for the primate safari, which includes mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi and chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best-known safari parks in Africa, mostly famous for its unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking safari experience. Along with tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tourists also enjoy the exciting recreational activity of bird watching there. This can be done with the naked eye or with the aid of a visual aid like binoculars or a telescope.

 One of the most popular birding locations in Africa is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are about 360 bird species that have been recorded, 14 of which have not been found anywhere else in Uganda. 90% of these are known to be endemic to the Albertine Rift, including the short-tailed warbler and blue-headed sunbird, as well as seven species of birds that are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In 2011, it was named Africa’s top birding site.

The appeal of bird watching in Bwindi is the possibility of seeing mountain gorillas and other wildlife, making your adventure particularly memorable. With more than a thousand different bird species to see while on your Uganda birding safaris, Uganda is a well-known birding destination in Africa. In the majority of Uganda’s national parks, a large number of birds live side by side with other animals. The bird life in Uganda’s national parks is impressive. Some birds inhabit wetland areas, savannah, and tropical forests. You won’t fail to see birds while on your safari in Uganda.

Because there are birds everywhere in Uganda, unlike primates and other animals, you don’t need to travel far to see them. You will undoubtedly be in awe of their beauty. It may not be possible to do proper birding in a single day, so it is advised that you go on a Uganda birding tour for longer. This will allow you to see as many birds as you’d like, which is every birder’s dream.


  • Common Bulbul.
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • African blue.
  • White-tailed blue.
  • Fly catchers.
  • African green pigeon.
  • African harrier hawk
  • Cinnamon-chested bee eater.
  • Crowned hornbill.
  • Giant kingfisher.
  • Kiev Gerund Thrush

The main trail, the Buhoma Waterfall Trail, the Bamboo Zone, and the Mubwindi Swamp Trail in Ruhija are popular places to go bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bird Watching Safari In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Crowned hornbill


The best time to go birding is from December to February, when migratory birds are present (November to April) Less rain is falling. The main nesting season is between March and May, when there are typically heavy rains and slick hiking trails. May and June are when there is an abundant supply of food. There might be too much mist.


What you need for Bird Watching in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Pack enough water and snacks.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Waterproof bags to protect your gadgets
  • Binoculars or telescopes

Uganda is one of the top birding Safari destinations in Africa because it has many other birding spots besides Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, all of which are teeming with numerous species of birds. Other places in Uganda to go bird watching include Kibale National Park, which has a variety of forest birds like the Red-winged francolin, Red-chested fluftail, and African pita, among many other bird species, and Mabamba Swamp, which is well known for the rare shoebill stork. Along with the diverse wildlife, Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 550 different bird species, and Murchison Falls National Park is home to about 370 different bird species, including the shoebill stork, giant kingfisher, and bee eater, among others.

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