Overview

We are very excited to launch this special tour of Uganda, which has been thoughtfully put together as a ladies-only option. Our 2-week highlights of Uganda tour traverses from the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Range and the montane splendors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, harboring some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas. Simply put Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing contrasts offering some of the best birding and mammal viewing on the planet. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats (all in an area approximately the size of Great Britain!), and this richness is reflected in its incredible bird list of over 1,000 species, making it arguably the richest African birding destination. Amongst these are many highly sought-after species such as the unique Shoebill and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift. This highlights tour provides comprehensive coverage of this incredible nation and, aside from the birds, it offers superb game viewing and the chance to track both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees!

Please note: As we cannot guarantee the availability of gorilla permits, we suggest that you book very early if you would like to purchase one for the optional gorilla trek. 

2022 Prices are an estimate, dates are not confirmed and may change.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Grauer's Broadbill, Nahan’s Francolin, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Papyrus Gonolek, Lagden's, Doherty's, Lühder’s, Many-coloured & Bocage’s Bushshrikes, Red-throated Alethe, Ituri Batis, Great Blue Turaco, Dusky & Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos, Blue Malkoha, Black Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Grauer’s, Grauer's Swamp and Neumann’s Warblers, Fraser’s Rufous Thrush, White-tailed & Red-tailed Ant Thrushes, Lowland Masked & Mountain Masked Apalises, Afep & White-naped Pigeons, Red-chested Owlet, Grey-winged, Blue-shouldered & White-bellied Robin-Chats, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Magpie Mannikin, Jameson’s Antpecker, Strange Weaver, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
Top Mammals
Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Giant Forest Hog, African Elephant, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Central African Red Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Red-tailed Monkey, Thomas's & Demidoff's Galagos, Potto, Lion, Leopard
Habitats Covered
mid-altitude and montane rainforest, woodlands, acacia savanna, grasslands, wetlands, papyrus swamps
Expected Climate
tropical with some rain expected, cooler in highlands
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace with some longer walks and drives
Accommodation
comfortable guesthouses and hotels
Number of Species Expected
380+
Other Attractions
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mabamba Swamp, Kazinga Channel & Lake Mburo Boat Cruises, African art
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Firstly, I want to express my amazement at the skills and knowledge of your guides, including Daniel Danckwerts. I cannot imagine how they become so proficient in the birds of several different countries! Daniel also seemed to have good organisational skills. Daniel was also respectful and professional with the group, and we all liked him.

Our Rockjumper guide, Daniel Danckwerts, was super. He was focused on getting us onto the birds especially but was personable and handled logistics and details to make our experience the best it could be. He was enthusiastic, kind, and engaging.

We so very much enjoyed traveling with you throughout Uganda, and now we know why it is one of your favourite destinations in Africa. Thank you for everything - your guiding, birding and organisational skills, your patience and your good company.

David, I need to thank you again for the birding experience in Uganda. The mammals were spectacular, not to be missed, but it was really the birding that blew my mind. It is with a mixture of gratitude, wonder and definitely humbleness having been shown these birds by someone so 'awesome' that I say thank you again. It was so much fun for me. I was elated and still am when I think about Uganda. As they say, it was priceless.

Daniel Danckwerts' fantastic field skills and knowledge, combined with his sense of humour and enthusiasm for showing as many birds as possible to all participants make him an ideal birding guide.

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