With more than half the bird species found in all of Africa, Uganda and Rwanda are truly a birding Mecca with 27 species endemic to the Albertine Rift alone. The record for the number of species recorded in a three week period in Uganda is 665.
Lifetime rareties are offered up in a variety of amazing natural locations—from the pre-historic looking Shoebill who loves to feast on the lungfish and frogs that inhabit Uganda’s swamps, to the African green broadbill - endemic to montane forests in the Albertine Rift. The colourful green-breasted pitta rarely ventures out and the reclusive African finfoot is usually spotted near water—Lake Mburo or Akagera are good areas to try and find this bird.
All in all, on any trip into the rainforest, it will be more than gorillas and chimps you will be spotting. The sheer richness of birdlife will be enough to satisfy the most enthusiastic of birders, and you'll be amazed by the variety.