Best time for birding and bird watching in Uganda

Best time for birding and bird watching in Uganda

Though Uganda may not be popular travel destination internationally, the East African country offers some of the continent’s most diverse wildlife viewing, dramatic landscapes, and immersive cultural experiences.” It’s where you’ll discover some of Africa’s largest mountain ranges, like the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon and vast Lake Victoria, Its abundant wildlife include chimpanzees as well as rare birds and the remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla habitat. With its dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas make Uganda a perfect destination for a holiday, Uganda is known to be a home to 11% of the world’s bird species (a total of 1,060 bird species recorded).

Best time to go:

With the tropical climate Uganda receives four seasons throughout the year except the Northern part of the country which sits in a semi-arid area receives two seasons in away, for most parts of the Country the wet season usually runs from March to May and from Late September to December and the dry spell runs from June to September and from December to February however this is the hottest period of the year in Uganda According to our statistics the breeding season for most of the birds usually runs from June to September and this is regarded the best time of the year to go birding in Uganda, during this time of the year there will be less rainfall and the bird sightings are exceptional.

Why early bird bookings

It is really advisable to book birding tours way in advance like 9-12 months, though many people will fear to pay for trips way in advance we at Endless plains Africa Limited have a flexible cancellation and reschedule policies so we always advice clients to book way in advance in order for us to book the best bird guides and site guides mostly for forest birding.