If you haven’t experienced a wildlife trip to Africa, then Uganda has most things you could wish for. Just be prepared to have your senses overwhelmed.
Where else can a search for 1,061 bird species be combined with an hour observing mountain gorillas, a morning tracking chimpanzees, an afternoon with hippos and Nile crocodiles as you cruise down the Victorian Nile, and a safari tour to see the incredible megafauna associated with the East African savannah? Where else can a ‘Jurassically’ tall gray stork, with a massive bill, send you a death stare from beyond a sea of papyrus? And where can your search for great apes be magnified by a herd of wild forest elephants, or topped off with crippling views of one of Africa's rarest skulking birds, the Green-breasted Pitta?
Finally we saw a stationary boat in the distance. We motored slowly to meet up with them and as we slid into the slip a shadowy grey figure, whose vision was hindered by scintillant green reeds, came into view. OH MY GOD.
Situated in the heart of south-central Africa, the country of Zambia is one of the region’s prime wildlife destinations.
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In Birding the Dark Continent of Africa, I provided an overview of this superb continent. Now I will suggest my opinions for the first 10 African countries to visit, in descending order of priority. Most first-time visitors to Africa understandably also wish to see the megafauna, so it makes sense to narrow it down to southern… Read more »
This is a companion photo gallery to accompany my post: Birding the Dark Continent of Africa. Click any image to open… Read more »
In Birding the Dark Continent of Africa, A Continental Overview, I covered this fascinating continent with a broad brush stroke. If you select your travel destinations as a lister - where you will pick up certain species--the following list of Africa’s Top 10 Birds and Where To See Them will help plan your next excursion… Read more »