Uganda's with its varied environmental habitats of savannah, swamps, forests, lake shores makes it an ideal habitat for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded in Bwindi alone, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species. Uganda than any other country in the world hosts migratory and locally endemic birds making Uganda abird destination.
Focusing on Uganda as a world birding destination, boasting of over 1000 recorded bird species compared to the whole of Europe having about 700 bird species. Uganda’s climate and habitats attract migratant’s from the northern and southern hemisphere making it the richest country for bird watching in Africa’. Birding is done in most swamp areas like mabamba swamp which gives clients to enjoy the commonly attractive birds the shoe bills camflaging in the air and viewed in the swamp water marsh on the ground. Times like in swamps, birding is done on canoes local people working as boat men and guides. Main key birding areas are mabamba swamp, Entebbe botanical garden, lake Mburo, mabira forest and many more areas in Uganda such as in all national parks in Uganda.
Due to condusive environmental habitants, wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo and can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Keep an eye out for crocodiles in the water and on the shores, buffalo, and hippos as well as colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles and Hammerkops with their enormous nests. Enjoy the birds camfluge in the sky and different noise fron different angles of your trip
Tucked beneath the shady canopy of the Maramagambo Forest is the “Bat Cave”. The cave has a viewing room from which visitors can observe the resident bats and pythons. For a more cultural cave experience, how about a trip to the historic cave at Nyanz’ibiri community? These are area one needs not to miss visiting in the pearl of Africa and will leave a unique eperience for Uganda the pearl of Africa and will be thought about in your life of memories
If you have missed trackiing chimps in Kibale national park, you do not have to worry much since you have queen Elizabeth on your trip to visit. Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology. You will track them here with more chances to see small primates in the wildness.
Explore the culture of the local Bakiga and Batwa communities with village walks, blacksmith visits, craft shops and vibrant dances - all against the astounding backdrop of the forest-covered hills of Bwindi impenetrable national park.
The Uganda Museum is one of the Kampala attractions that displays Uganda's cultural heritage and here you will be able to see the ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions.
It is a vivid reminder of the country's colorful past. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which you are free to play when you visit.
The museum contains other rich materials from Uganda and is a must see.
Cycling/Mountain Biking in Bwindi
Mountain biking follows a well-maintained trail from the park headquarters at Buhoma to the Ivi River. Along this 13km trail you may see wildlife such as bushbucks, black-and-white colobus and red-tailed monkeys.
Mountain Biking in Mt. Elgon
Mountain biking trails run from Sipi trading centre to Chema hill in Kapchorwa town. It should take 1.5 hours and provides views of various waterfalls
A park ranger will help you spot the lions that may be sitting on the valley’s various rocks. Other wildlife includes elephants, leopard, bush duiker, jackal, bushbuck, bush pig, ostrich, buffalo and much more, in the wild Narus Valley. This is also done in all of Ugandas savannah parks with different trails made for tour trucks to pass during the game activities.
KYAGURIRO ALPHA SILVERBACK PASSES ON RUKINA, the former dominant silverback in the Ruhiija sector based Kyaguriro family passed on, on Easter Monday April 6th, 2015.
It is estimated that Rukina was born around 1984. He was well identified as a group member of the Kyagurilo Group in the late 1990's when he was a young silverback.
It was at this time that he was named 'Rukina', meaning 'playful' in Rujiga, due to his playful nature as a young adult. He became the dominant silverback of the group in August of 2004, following a 3 year struggle for dominance over the previous dominant silverback (Zeus). Through genetic analysis of fecal samples, we confirmed that he sired his first offspring when he was still a subordinate male in 2002.
Overall, he likely sired 10 offspring, most of whom are currently still infants. During his 11 year tenure as the dominant silverback he attracted four females into his group from neighboring groups, attesting to his ability to be a good leader. He was a very tolerant silverback, spending a lot of time with the adult females as well as his many infants. At the time of his death, the group was at its largest size, containing 21 gorillas, including 8 adult females.
Unusually, the whole park is open to walkers as long as they are accompanied by a ranger guide. Locations include the salt lick at Rwonyo, the lake's banks, Rubanga Forest and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views.
Hiking and Nature Walks in Mgahinga Gorilla
Hiking around the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes gives visitors the chance to spot forest birds, the Rugezi Swamp, wild vegetation, bamboo forests and glorious views of the surrounding lakes and agricultural villages.
Horseback safaris in Lake Mburo
Horseback safaris are an exciting way to view wildlife including eland and buffalo. Also commonly sighted are warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and zebra.
Hot Springs in Semuliki
Hike through the monkey-filled forest to these boiling, gushing springs, and cook your eggs and plantain in the bubbling waters!
Horseback safaris in Lake Mburo
Horseback safaris are an exciting way to view wildlife, including eland and buffalo. Also commonly sighted are warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and zebra. The four-hour hacks take visitors up to hilltop viewpoints with the option of bush breakfasts or sundowners. This activity is arranged at Mihingo Lodge
All three volcanoes in this park can be summited, taking a full day each. Views from the peaks are well worth the effort - taking in Rwanda, DR Congo, the Virungas, the Rwenzoris, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Edward.
Sport Fishing in Lake Mburo
Being the home of a variety of impressive water bodies—including Lake Victoria and the Nile River—Uganda has become the host of both numerous subsistence fishing villages as well as various attractive tourist fishing spots. Though fishing has been practiced for generations in Uganda, sport fishing is a relatively new tourist activity that is growing increasing numbers of visitors every year.
Nile perch are of course found in Uganda, which contains the source of the Nile River in Jinja. The best time to fish for nile perch—the largest fresh water fish in the world—is when river levels are low, as there is less hyacinth coming down the river at that time and so fish tend to be more concentrated in the pools. Water levels are lowest around March, but highest by August, so plan accordingly for your sport fishing adventure.
Lake Mburo contains around six species of fish, with tilapia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at Mazinga.