Are you interested in adventurous Uganda birding safaris in Uganda? Get on board and we take you to the right place! Jinja is one of the adventure hot spots of Uganda. We are taking you for a birding safari tour to the birthplace of the longest River; River Nile in Jinja – ‘The Source of the Nile‘! Areas around the Nile are great making this one of the great birding destinations along Africa’s majestic Nile, the longest river in the world!
During your Jinja tour, you will see lots of unique attractions, you will enjoy a good number of attractions including Water rafting safaris in Jinja, horseback riding safaris in Jinja, boat cruise safari along the Nile, kayaking safaris, Jinja city tour and many more.
Uganda birding safaris in Jinja source of the Nile- Jinja tour
When you get there, birding will even become more special when you know you’re going to see so much spectacular birdlife where the mighty River Nile starts it journey. It has given so much life to so many people across many countries and has helped shape the civilized world as we know it. And guess what? It also gives a huge source of life to all the bird species that call this wonderful place home!
What makes Jinja a wonderful birding destination is that the river’s water brings out a wide array of terrestrial and wetland species. You will undertake a boat cruise along the River Nile so you can get up and close to the stunning bird life the area has!
Some of the highlights for Jinja source of the Nile is the Great Blue Turaco (one for any birder’s wish list), Purple Swamphen, Rock Pratencols, Giant Kingfisher, African Open-billed Stork, Green-backed Heron, White-spotted Flufftail, White-crested Turaco, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Western Banded Snake Eagle, African Grey Parrot and many more.
Other bird species include; Hottentot Teal, Red-billed Teal, African Pygmy Goose, Spur-winged Goose, Black-billed Turaco, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, White-crested Turaco, Woolly-necked Stork, Shoebill, Crested Guineafowl, Helmeted Guineafowl, African Black Coucal, Blue-headed Coucal, African Rail, African Crake, Purple Swamphen,White-spotted Flufftail, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Red-chested Flufftail, Grey Crowned Crane, African Finfoot, Black-bellied Bustard, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Hammerkop, African Darter, Greater Painted-snipe, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Blue Quail, Harlequin Quail, Scaly Francolin, African Marsh Harrier, African Pied Hornbill, Northern Ground Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Red-headed Lovebird, Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Crested Francolin, Forest Francolin, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, African Green Pigeon, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Rock Pratencols, Giant Kingfisher, African Open-billed Stork, Green-backed Heron, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher and African Grey Parrot among many more!