Is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Safe For Bird watching safaris

We are specialized in carrying out birding trips in all parts of Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Safe For Bird watching safaris

Is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park safe for bird watching safaris? For visitors interested in watching distanced birding species, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park offers a great opportunity as it one of the safaris places where you can go and do birding trips at ease. Here at Africa adventure vacations, we are specialized in carrying out birding trips in all parts of Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and we recommend that you better this park for one of the birding destinations in Uganda. Indeed, Uganda is one of the best destinations to do birding with over 1073 recorded bird species and it accounts for 50% of the total Africa birding species and ranks 11% of the world bird species and this makes  Bwindi Impenetrable National park one of the highest national park with the biggest number of birds in Africa.  While in Uganda, birding becomes easy even within a small area you can spot birds just within a short time. Safety for birders is one of the best priority that we emphasize in Uganda as armed guides and rangers already and provide you with security as you head for birding activity.

About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best destination Park that is famous for birding and it is located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the border with the two states of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is famously known for mountain gorillas and it has the most concentrated of the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and the whole of East Africa. The park presents the best chance for you to see mountain gorillas and you can easily trek the gorillas within this park. Because of its biodiversity importance, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park was declared as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.  The park boasts four sectors which include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma.

Bwindi impenetrable forest National park features over 348 species of birds of which twenty-five birds are restricted-range bird species, twenty-three are limited to Albertine rift, and four are threatened worldwide. Some of the bird species found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park include Chapin’s Flycatcher, African Green Broadbill, Shelleys Rush Warbler, Pseudocalyptomena Graueri, Cryptospiza Shelley among very many species. Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is safe and good for birding safaris since there are chances of seeing birds in this destination are high compared to any other national park.

About birding safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Yes, as earlier said the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has four sectors where you can go and do your bird watching safaris including Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. However, most birders find life in Ruhija especially in the Mubwindi swamp where numerous rare Albertine dwellers can be spotted. Birders as well can visit the Buhoma sectors with unique bird species. You can only see the only bird species of their genera which are known as a short-tailed warbler, African green broadbill, and Graueria warbler. Both Warbler birds are known to be having a  close connection with the Asian as compared to African species.

If you’re interested in knowing some of the birds on the birding list of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, then be ready to have a glimpse at either of the following birds when going for birding trips in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Bird species include; crested Guinea fall, White-headed Saw-Wing,  Ruwenzori Batis, yellow-rumpled Tinkerbird, pink-footed puff back, African Olive-pigeon, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Grey-crowned crane, Wallers Starling, Jamesons Antpecker, Asorges greenbul, white-throated greenbul, snowy-crowned Robin-chart, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Petits Cuckoo-shrike,  Tambourine dove, sooty Falcon, Handsome Falcon, Helmeted guinea fowl, African Goshawk, brown caped Weaver, Dusky Twinspot, Mountain Wagtail, Yellow-fronted Canary, Archers Robin-Chat, Cap Wagtail, African flycatcher-chart, doubled toothed Barbet, Eliot’s woodpecker, Pygmy-Kingfisher, African Wood-owl, Great-blue Turaco, Black bee-eater, Dohertys Bush-shrike, Angolian swallow, African Citril, Ross Turaco, White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher, Grey-cheeked Hornbill among other different bird species.

You will be required to pay United States dollars 30 to engage in birding activity or birding trips in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. visitors for birding activity still will be required to pay an entrance fee of united states dollars 40 per day. This fee is collected by Uganda Wildlife Authority a body responsible for protecting and monitoring all national parks and other conservation areas in Uganda.  Yes to enjoy birding trips and safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, you will need to carry a few equipment or tools to aid your visibility of unique bird species. Such equipment you shouldn’t miss include the cameras and extra batteries, heavy coats just in case it rains, guiding birding books all of which enhance your birding experience in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. At African Adventure vacations, we have got different professional guides with extra knowledge in bird species to the extent that they can help you identify the birds by mere sound. All the information related to birds that you would like to know became first hand with the presence of our guides.

What is the best time for Birding trips in Bwindi impenetrable National Park?

One would be interested in knowing the best time when to do a birding trip in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. Birding in Bwindi impenetrable forest National park is best done during the dry season when the park is experiencing low-level rainfall. The dry season in the Bwindi forest sets in January February, June, August, and the beginning of September. These months present the best time when birding safaris can be done in Bwindi Forest National Park. of course, in most instances, the rainy season offers the best shots for birding as the environment becomes green giving you a chance to have several options including the taking of photos.it is lucrative that you book your safari birding trip to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park early to secure your place especially during the dry season which is considered the peak season. It is within these months that even lodges become full and thus failure to book early may make you fail to get a standard accommodation facility where you can stay.

How to access Bwindi for Birding trips?

The journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for birding trips starts upon reaching Uganda via Entebbe International Airport by driving to the southwestern part of Uganda where the park is situated. The park can as well be accessed using both air and road transport, by road transport, you drive for about 8 to 9 hours to reach the park headquarters. Despite the long road trip to Bwindi forest, this presents an opportunity for you to spot birds as you head to the park due to various stopovers you will make as you proceed, you can make a stopover at Mbarara, Igongo cultural center, and at the equator line for wonderful photography. As you can decide to use the air transport by flying to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield. There is also an option that you can fly to Kigali international airport and then access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Katuna or Cyanika border, a journey that will take you only 4hours from Kigali international airport to Bwindi Forest. It is always good to have an East African Visa that will enable you multiple entries into the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. The East African Visa costs United States dollars 100and you don’t need to waste time but you can as well get it on your arrival at the airport in the quickest and shortest time possible. Single entry visas are also available and you will need to pay USD 50 and 30 for Uganda and Rwanda visas respectively. Despite its safety of bird watching, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is also a destination that is very accessible.

Where to stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Birding safaris or trips?

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is served with several accommodation facilities where you can stay as you enjoy your bird watching safaris In Bwindi experience. The accommodation facilities are in form of lodges, hotels, and camps tailored according to your budget. There are those accommodation facilities for budget travelers, midrange lodges and hotels, and lastly the luxury or upmarket accommodation Safaris.

In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, each sector is surrounded by lodges for your comfortable stay while birding. It is thus important that you clearly understand the section of the park where you will do a birding trip and then choose the accommodation facility that is neat the sector where you stay for easy accessibility. While staying in the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you can stay at Rushaga gorilla Haven Lodge, Clouds Mountain Lodge, Four Gorilla Lodge, and Rushaga camp. In Buhoma, you will find accommodation facilities such as Bwindi Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge among others. Visitors intending to do birding in the Ruhija sector can stay at can also stay at trekkers Traven lodge and Lake Bunyonyi lodges in Kabale town. There are numerous lodges in surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and as Africa Adventure vacations we make sure that we book for you an accommodation facility that is up to standard and meets your Bwindi bird watching safaris and tour expectations providing your best safety stay.

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