Birding and nature walk trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : The ancient rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park provides habitation for about 350 bird species including 23 Albertine rift endemics. The bird species include the Blue-headed sun-bird, short- tailed warbler, Red-headed Blue-Bil, white-tailed Blue Flycatchers, the attractive and impressing African Emerald cuckoo, the shinning African Blue and the common and precious Bul-bul. Tourists on a gorilla trek have high chances of viewing these various bird species singing in the air within the rainforest and as they search for the gorillas, they are entertained by the sweet sounds and melodies of the birds, making their tour in the Park a memorable experience.
Due to the fact that Bwindi rainforest provides shelter to various bird species, Bwindi Impenetrable National park has been recommended for bird watching making Uganda the top bird watching destination in the whole of Africa. For example, tourists are able to see the Broad bill bird species which is only found in Bwindi National Park in Uganda as a whole.
Travelers on a Bird watching safari tour to Uganda can enjoy beautiful views of the stunning bird species in Bwindi especially in Ruhija region in Bwindi which is the most famous sector that is highly recommended for Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Ruhija sector has various unique beautiful bird species such as the shinning Francolin white-tailed crested, western green tinker, Flycatcher and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Woodland-Warbler, Rwenzori batis and many others, and are connected to the different feeding flocks that are connected to the Ruhija region for almost 24 hours. Birding in Ruhija takes place along the bamboo zone and Mubwindi swamp trail. Bird watching here is more appropriate in the early morning hours. In Buhoma region of Bwindi, birding takes place along the Buhoma waterfall trail. You can book your Birding in Bwindi Safari with Us.
Nature walks in Bwindi national park, hiking trails in Bwindi are the main places best for birdwatching in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has 6 main hiking trails in the Buhoma region of Bwindi and as you hike through the impenetrable forest, you will get chances of seeing various primate species, beautiful butterflies, various tree species, and you will also have clear views of some bird species singing in the air. And as you walk via the forest trails, you will be guided by a tour guide who will lead you through and as well help you to understand the nature’s system at work in the National park. You can request a nature walk / hiking activity to supplement your Uganda Safari tour. Below are the 6 nature walk trials;
Muyanga waterfall trail
This trail departs from Buhoma along along the River Ivi-Nkuringo trail and you will reach at a point where you will be able to see the falls plummeting 33meters. It leads to three extremely beautiful waterfalls where you will see many tree ferns, orchids, and epithetic ferns as well as the atmosphere filled with beautiful colorful butterflies bringing out a beautiful forest scenery. Via the trail, you will also be able to view various primates as well as birds singing in the air thus Birding and nature walk trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park .
Rushura Hill walk
This is one of the famous trails used by visitors to explore the impenetrable forest. It passes through one forest shared by two countries which is Uganda and Congo, and as you walk via yhis trail, you will have beautiful views of Lake Edward and Lake George as well as the Rwenzori Mountains especially if it’s a clear day. You will also be able to view the conical Peaks of the Virunga volcanoes.
Muzubijiro Loop Trail
Walking via this trail takes a 6km distance around a hill. Through this trail, you will be able to encounter with various primates and you will as well view beautiful bird species in the air and on the trees. You will also see multitudes of pre-historic tree ferns. We believe that you also won’t miss out the view of the Virungas, and the top of this trail is definitely a favourable place for a picnic lunch.
This is another interesting trail that takes 3-4 hours as you explore Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This trail crosses right through the National Park and it then connects to the two villages. As you follow this trail, attractive views of the misty hillsides shall be offered unto you as you as you climb the Hill towards Nkuringo. Clients who may not want to be bothered by carrying their luggage can leave it with their drivers who will meet them on the other side. This same trail can as well be completed as part of the Ivi River walk.
The Ivi River Walk
A walk via this trail takes a distance of 14km for about seven hours. This trail passes a place famously known as “Mukempenu” which means “a place for pigs”. This is because it’s the place where wild pigs are found often.
The Habinyanja Trail/ Railegh trail
Your nature walk via this trail will take you only about 4-6 hours, and after crossing the Munyaga River, you will climb the steep slopes of Habigorogoro and Riyovi ridges and at the top you will be able to view Buhoma River. Still as you ascend, you will enjoy a more relaxed gentle slope to the famous Hbimanya swamp and you will beable to view beautiful birds like the Pel’s Fishing owl, African Black Duck, and Black Bee eaters and many other birds.