Bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park; Bwindi impenetrable national park is a gorilla destination located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu district at the age of the rift valley. Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the best birding destinations in Uganda in that it harbors more than 360 recorded bird species including 23 Albertine endemic birds and 14 bird species which are not recorded anywhere in Uganda. There are major bird watching areas in Bwindi impenetrable national park such as Buhoma waterfall trail, the bamboo zone, Mubwindi swamp trail, Kashasha river trail, ivy river trail, areas near River Munyaga among others.
During this activity, bird lovers will be accompanied by a bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species including blue headed sunbird, short tailed warbler, African emerald cuckoo, common bulbul, red headed bluebill, African blue flycatcher, white tailed blue flycatcher, Ruwenzori batis, Bar tailed trogon, strange weaver, Chapin’s flycatcher, Dusky twinspot, black bee-eater, Kivu ground thrush, regal sunbird, handsome francolin, collared apalis, Red throated alethe, dwarf honeyguide, western green tinker bird, African wood owl, Tit Hylia, shelly greenbul, grey cuckoo shrike, pink footed puffback, African olive pigeon, Cassins flycatcher, Petits cuckoo shrike, Grey crowned crane, Barred long tailed cuckoo, Crested guinea fowl, Mountain wagtail, Yellow fronted canary, Brown capped weaver, White throated greenbul, Archers robin chat, Snowy crowned robin chat, African paradise flycatcher, Purple breasted sunbird, Shelley’s crimson wing, Yellow streaked greenbul, many coloured bush shrike, Grauers broadbill, Regal sunbird, Western green tinkerbird, Black billed turaco, Cinnamon chested bee-eater, Neumanns warbler, Black faced rufous warbler, Mountain masked apalis, Giant kingfisher, African harrier hawk, African green pigeon, crowned hornbill among others.
Best time to go for bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park can be done anytime throughout the year though the best period is during in the wet season in the months of March to May and November because that’s when bird lovers will be able to view migratory bird species.
Bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be done in the dry season during the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is little or less rainfall in the national park therefore access roads to the park and birding trails will be dry and passable
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means whereby travelers will drive from Kampala/ Entebbe via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to the park headquarters which takes about 8 to 9 hours’ drive in a 4 WD safari vehicle.
The national park can also be accessed from Kigali Rwanda whereby travelers will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Bwindi impenetrable national park via Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale district which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.
You can also access Bwindi impenetrable national park from Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.
Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be accessed by air transport means where by travelers will book scheduled or charter domestic flights with Aero link Uganda from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips and then connect to Bwindi impenetrable national park by road.
Where to stay during your bird watching safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park
There are a wide range of accommodation facilities in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can stay during your bird watching safari, the accommodations range from budget, midrange and luxury including Volcanoes Bwindi lodge, Four Gorillas lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge, Wagtail Safari lodge, Trekkers Tavern cottages, Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp, Gift of Nature Lodge, Cuckooland Tented Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Bwindi Jungle View Lodge, Buhoma Lodge Bwindi, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Guest House, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Bwindi View Bandas, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Gorilla Resort, Engage Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp, Eco Marvels Gorilla lodge, Nshongi Camp, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Silverback Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort among others.
Apart from bird watching, there are other interesting activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park such as gorilla trekking, gorilla habituated experience, nature walks, Batwa cultural tour, mountain biking among others. Bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park can therefore be combined with any of the activities mentioned above.
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