Overview

From the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Ruwenzori Range and the montane splendours of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, harbouring some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas, Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing contrasts. 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 chance to track both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees!

Please note: As we cannot guarantee the availability of gorilla permits, we suggest you book very early if you would like to purchase one for the optional gorilla trek. As of mid 2020, these permits are US$ 700 per person (non-refundable).

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

Tour Facts Top Birds
Shoebill; Ross’s, Black-billed & Great Blue Turacos; Grey Parrot; Eastern Plaintain-eater; African Fish Eagle; Blue-breasted & Black Bee-eaters; Papyrus Gonolek; Red-chested Owlet; Blue-throated Roller; Bar-tailed & Narina Trogons; Superb & Green-headed Sunbirds; African Broadbill; Neumann’s Warbler; Red-faced & Spot-flanked Barbets.
Top Mammals
Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Guereza, L’Hoest’s, Blue and Red-tailed Monkeys, Central African Red Colobus, Ugandan Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Yellow-backed & Black-fronted Duikers, Fire-footed Rope, Carruthers’ Mountain, Ruwenzori Sun and Red-legged Sun Squirrels, Demidoff’s & Thomas’s Galagos, Banded & Dwarf Mongooses, Plains Zebra, Hippopotamus, Common Warthog, Eland (the world’s largest antelope), Defassa Waterbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, Impala, Oribi and Topi.
Habitats Covered
montane rainforest, bamboo, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands,
Expected Climate
tropical with some rain expected, cooler in highlands
Max Group Size
6 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace with some long drives
Accommodation
comfortable to luxurious guesthouses and hotels
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Number of Species Expected
200+
Photographic Opportunities
excellent
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Amazed at how Andre Bernon was able to keep going, stay focused, and go about his task of finding the species so professionally. We missed very little, and had some great experiences with many of the primates, especially the Gorillas, and so many birds, with Shoebill and African Finfoot being stand out moments.

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.

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.

The office staff are always so friendly in their response to emails, and I always feel that there is a personal relationship. That makes for good customer relationships. I met Rockjumper at an ABA conference years ago, and was impressed by them. I regret that I did not take the tour sooner. I have traveled with most of the major companies on more than 30 tours, and I feel that Rockjumper is superior in many ways, especially in having skilled and enthusiastic leaders.

Markus displayed his exceptional birding skills in addition to wonderful people management skills. Birds were obviously a delight and Markus was able to maintain his infectious enthusiasm for birds for the whole tour. At the same time, Markus was very considerate of various people’s needs to make the tour a memorable time for all.

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