An exceptional birding destination, Uganda is one of Africa’s premier birding and wildlife locations, with varied habitats protecting a plethora of quality bird and mammal species.

The Shoebill is one of Africa’s most sought after birds, and Uganda has so much more to offer besides, like the rare Green-breasted Pitta and Grey-winged Robin and many spectacular Albertine Rift endemics. As we venture through the lush verdant montane forests, our close relatives the Chimpanzee and the Mountain Gorilla are sure to be a wildlife encounter never-to-be-forgotten. Tracking these incredible primates is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and in addition, Uganda has excellent big game viewing that includes the famous tree climbing Lions. With over 1000 species of birds, Uganda is a must-visit for any birdwatching enthusiast. Our selection of comprehensive itineraries can be tailored to include additional activities like photography, wildlife and culture and to suit any duration for private and small groups.

Our small group all-inclusive scheduled Uganda Birding and Nature Tours operate year-round; alternatively we can design bespoke tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups, just contact us



Our most comprehensive Uganda birding tours take you to all corners of this amazing avian-rich country, as we take in the marvellous panoramic views of Uganda with some of the finest and most experienced local birding guides.

Search for specialties such as the Shoebill Stork and journey to Uganda’s mountain forests, savannahs, savannah-forests and swamplands to experience Uganda’s vast array of birding highlights. The stunning Pennant-winged Nightjar, Heuglin's and the rare Nahan's Francolins, Green-breasted Pitta and Grey-winged Robin are just a few highlights from these exceptional itineraries that can be tailored around your target species and can include tracking the endangered Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.



A perfect mix of birds and wildlife! During these tours we venture to all of the main birding locations to see the many specialities that occur here.

Albertine Rift endemics, Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta and many more. In addition, we dedicate quality time to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the endangered Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Journey out into the wild savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park to search for tree-climbing Lions, Elephants, game herds and Chimpanzees in these classic safari packages. Allow our expert team to design that perfect trip of a lifetime!



Put an end to the frustrations many photographers feel when joining standard birding tours by joining one of our expertly-led photographic tours.

Our local expert leaders will focus only on getting you that perfect picture, dedicating quality time to the species you want to photograph. Our highly experienced team can design tailored tours around your target bird and mammal species, or alternatively join one of our small group scheduled photographic tours.

We offer tours of any duration, for more information


Image-D-uganda-birdingBy booking any of the wide selection of Ugandan tours that we offer, you can rest assured that your holiday will directly benefit locals and their environment.  Our team in Uganda have been leaders in ethical travel, putting the local communities and environment at the heart of what they do through their ethical travel initiatives.  We are committed to contributing to the preservation of Uganda's national parks and wildlife reserves.  We support organisations in Uganda whose mandate is to protect Uganda's wildlife and nature, specifically related to human-wildlife conflict. We are also focused on supporting sustainable economic development of communities inhabiting the parks' and reserves' boundaries through the procurement of local goods and services. We aim to create jobs for Ugandans and to support individuals/employees with sustainable capacity building skills and training.  When booking a tour of Uganda with Ashanti African Tours you directly benefit locals and the environment, as your booking helps to financially contribute to conservation initiatives such as Uganda Conservation Foundation, Nature Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Authority, as well as grass roots community development organisations such as the Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA). Our partners are developing partnership programs within education and conservation with the Chimp Trust, Uganda Carnivore Program, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Gorilla Doctors.  Our professional and ethically-run Ugandan tours employ locals, we source the vast majority of our products and services locally and we are passionate about giving our tour participants the ultimate Ugandan experience.

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