African Birding Safaris, Species & Bird Watching Destinations

Book the best Africa Birding Safaris and bird watching holidays to visit the best bird watching destinations in Africa. Birding is one of the popular safari types in Africa and is sought for by many tourists besides gorillas, culture, and other activities. Africa is apparently the best and most preferred birding destination to enhance your experience and adventure of the avian biodiversity. You can traverse all the regions all year round as a group of birders, individual birders, researchers, or as a school.  

Birding in Africa doesn’t require any particular skills and technology but rather commitment, knowledge and time. You can have an African birding safari experience in many African countries; From East, west, and North to South. However, the most rewarding destinations include, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda among the rest.

Tanzania is a unique destination where birding is done with great success. You will sight a range of East African Endemics and approximately 20 endemics in the country. The prominent birding destinations in Tanzania include Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Mahale Mountains, Tarangire National Park, Katavi National Park and Arusha National Park. See our recommended Africa birding safari countries below.

Bird Watching in Africa

Uganda is yet a must-visit destination for all birders, the country has over 10national parks, several swamps, water bodies and mountains where birds reside and birding is conducted; offering birders a wide opportunity to spot over 1034 bird species recorded, with some being asylum seekers and others endemic to the Albertine region, you can't afford going back without citing your favorite bird species, such as the Albert rift endemics, shoebill stork, the crested cranes, green breasted Pitta and many more species.

Kenya as a birding destination is gifted with a large spectrum of vegetation that favors the existence of different bird species. Up to a tune of 342 bird species normally seek refuge in Kenya's lakes, rivers, and forests in the months February to October. The famous birding destinations in Kenya include Nairobi; home to the northern pied babbler and the great Pangani longclaw, Samburu gifted with the pink breasted lark and the unique sunbird, Masai Mara with its rosy throated longclaw and magpie. Other bird species include; Clarke's weaver, the Hinde's pied babbler, the Tara river cisticola, and Aberdares cisticola, many more.

Though every traveler knows Rwanda for Gorillas, another treasure in this wonderful destination is its diverse bird species. While here, visitors get a chance of spotting over 600 bird species, in the main area of the great forest of Akagera national park, Nyungwe National Park, not forgetting volcanoes national park, listed are few of the birds hosted in the mentioned destinations; red collared mountain babbler, the Collared Apalis, shoebill stork, Albertine owlet, the Grauer's, and the Neumann's warblers to mention but a few. Birding is open all year round though the best time is during the dry season.

The democratic republic of Congo offers unforgettable birding safaris to visitors; it has the greatest bird biodiversity in Africa, over 1185species recorded, of which 32species are globally threatened and 21 endemic species. some of the species are the Congo peafowl, the tropic birds, flamingoes, Guinea fouls, pigeons and doves, Turaco, Bee-eaters, New world parrots to mention but a few. We are convinced that you will take a step in selecting the most convenient birding destination to discover; book your African Birding Safari today.

National Geographic
Gorilla Doctors
Dian Fossey
Dian Fossey
Fauna & Flora
Uganda Safari Guides Association
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Educational Center
Uganda Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities
Tourism Uganda

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