Bird watching

Lake Mburo National Park is one of the best places in East Africa to find acacia-dwelling birds and, Southern species at the northern limit of their range. Examples include the bare-faced go-away bird and black-collared barbet. Sightings of such birds are almost guaranteed on a peaceful boat trip on Rwonyo on Lake Mburo. 

This experience, as well as the more popular early morning nature walks in Rubanga Forest, are, in fact, great for checking off many forest species. The park’s impressive checklist contains more than 310 species in total.

A bonus for birders is the swamps, in which the prehistoric-looking shoebill stork goes fishing. Here you will also find six resident papyrus specials, including the spectacular blue-headed coucal and papyrus gonolek.

If you wish to tick off migratory birds off your checklist, the best time to visit is from November to April.

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