Birding the Royal Mile, Uganda

Close encounters of the Chimpanzee kind!

Our amazing bird and mammal adventures in Uganda have continued, as we enjoyed an amazing close encounter with a community of chimpanzees at Kibale. These incredible animals were totally relaxed around us as we had superb views of all members of the group, ranging from babies to veterans and all levels of chimp hierarchy in-between going about their daily lives, a very special experience indeed.

Stunning Narina Trogon in the forest

From here we moved on to Masindi, our base for birding the famous Royal Mile. The forest birds came thick and fast including some major highlights such as White-thighed Hornbill, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Tit-Hylia and Chocolate-backed Kingfisher to name just a few of the tasty birds we saw here.

The rarely-photographed Uganda Woodland Warbler, this image taken by Gary in our group

We've now moved on to Murchison Falls National Park, our base for the next few days with game drives and a boat ride to look forward to. With a Goliath Heron on view and hippos grunting in the River Nile below our hotel terrace, we know we're in for an exciting visit.

The group crossing the mighty River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park

Please check back again for more of our Uganda adventures!

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