How to get the best out of your Uganda birding safari-Uganda Safari News
Uganda is a much rewarding avi tourism (focusing on bird watching) destination with the numerous bird count of up to 1072 bird species in the boundaries of the country. About 50% of Africa’s bird species and almost 11% of the worlds are here and for this Uganda birding safaris have become a key safari activity in the region. Just like any kind of safari in any destination before you set out, you have to plan and make sure you don’t ruin your trip. Here I generate for you the top tips that will help you plan right and get the most out of your Uganda birding safari;
Book your Uganda birding Safari with a trust able tour operator
Planning of course involves booking especially when you are going to a new country. You can find several tour operators online with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours being the best pick for your Uganda birding safari. Contact and book your safari early enough to ensure all preparations like hotel or accommodation bookings, transport or safari vehicle preparations and ensure all payments are made early. In Case you don’t have an idea of what your itinerary should look like, no need to worry just communicate to the company and let them aware of the number of days you can spend on your Uganda birding safari this way you are able to have an itinerary tailored for you. During the booking time ensure to choose the suitable accommodation facilities you can spend your nights in and ensure they are all booked before you set out to come for your birding safari in Uganda.
Travel with a professional Uganda birding safari guide
A Uganda birding safari never gets interesting if you don’t have a knowledgeable safari guide. No matter the self-drive trend nowadays, for a biding safari you need a guide to help you get to destinations that reward with several bird species. You can book a knowledgeable birding guide through the tour operator. To ensure you have the right person to make your safari memorable then you need to check out the company’s TripAdvisor page and see what other travelers say about the guide. A bird watching safari in Uganda guide helps you get to the right destination because he or she works as your driver too. All the maneuvering needed from parks to lodging facilities will be done by your driver guide and this is a sure way of making your safari more comfortable and giving you enough time to enjoy the bird species.
Carry along a Field Guide Book
Either before or when you arrive in Uganda for a birding safari remember to purchase or rent a field guide book the most recommendable being the Birds of Africa Field Guide. The books have a detailed analysis of over 95% of the recorded bird species in Uganda and increase your scope of what to expect while birding in Uganda. The world is going digital and so is the avi tourism industry, you can get an eGuide of the birds of Uganda and have your phone be the guide. This doesn’t only help you to have less luggage but also have a hold of the guide at all times. What to note about this is that, your phone should be able to have battery all throughout the Uganda birding safari.
Purchase or carry along the right birding equipment
Spotting birds needs the help of a pair of binoculars to spot the species up in the air. You need to purchase a pair of binoculars of your own which you will be most comfortable with. Camera a good quality camera to capture all of the bird species as possible.
Top birding spots in Uganda
Bird watching in Uganda can start as soon as you set foot into the country but then there top spots to see many bird species in a small time scope and here they are; Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park and Wildlife Reserve, Mount Elgon National Park, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Matheniko and Bokora Wildlife Reserves, Kidepo Valley National Park, Budongo and Mabira forests, Lutembe and Mabamba Ramsar sites; among others.
Don’t mess with your Uganda birding safari, plan right and sight the most beautiful species of the continent.