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Uganda hosts the 2nd African Birding Expo 2018

By December 6, 2018 No Comments

Africa’s big birding expo that happens once every year, is hosted by Uganda from the 6th to the 9th of December 2018 aimed at promoting Uganda birding safaris. Held at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe, the 2nd African Birding Expo 2018 is expected to be attended by a whole spectrum of the bird watching community within and outside the African continent. The African Expo tours were done by different bird guide days before the 6th -9th December to spot several bird species.

Birding or bird watching is one of the outstanding experiences and popular Uganda safaris offered throughout the country for different tourists interested in the activity. Amazingly, Uganda hosts over 1,078 bird species roughly 10% of the world’s birds and about 50% of Africa’s bird species. If you are planning to have a birding tour in Africa then Uganda is a best birding destination you can ever choose. The most renown birding spots in Uganda include Mabamba wetland, Semuliki national park, Bwindi forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and many forest spots.

2nd African Birding Expo 2018

Shoebill Stork in Uganda

For quality birding experiences, responsible tourism bodies in Uganda have trained over 100 bird watching guides who help in explaining details the unique features of each bird. These Uganda birding safari guides also introduce tourists to other attractions in Uganda including mammals, primates, culture and many more.

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Hebert Byaruhanga (deputy executive director of Uganda Tourism Association), Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda ministry of tourism are the organizers of the expo.

The 2nd African Birding Expo 2018 Events by day and date

Thursday 6th December 2018: Birding tours, Exhibitors set up

Friday 7th December 2018: Hosted Buyers Trip to Ngamba Island

Saturday 8th December 2018: Birding festival, presentations

Sunday 9th December 2018: Hosted Buyers meeting with Uganda Bird Guide’s Club

7th-8th December 2018: Birding clinics

  • Pros and cons of Bird watching
  • Teaching young and amateur birders

Activities at the 2nd African Birding Expo 2018

At the event, there will be stands selling bird watching and nature conservation related products some of which include binoculars, guide books, clothes, and any other related equipment.

There will be tour operators, hoteliers, conservation organizations, travel agents, airlines. This event happens once in Africa every year.

The expo is extraordinary involving other tourism activities such as gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Chimpanzee trekking in kibale forest national park, game viewing in the dotted savannah plains of Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park and Kidepo valley national park.

When beauty is appreciated beyond borders then there’s need to discover why, don’t miss because you are not yet late, make it to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and rediscover the Pearl of Africa.

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