Special Birds at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Grey Crowned Cranes, Uganda's national bird

No visit to Uganda is complete without a visit to Murchison Falls National Park and this provided a fitting grande finale to our first tour of Uganda with our guests.

Stunning Northern Carmine Bee-eater

We took a game drive in our sturdy 4x4 vehicle which allowed us to get great looks at the exciting birdlife here:

Goliath Heron with its next meal, a substantial lungfish

Abyssinian Ground-hornbill struts across the savanna

We also took a boat ride up the mighty River Nile and enjoyed plenty of birds as we cruised by:

Two African Swamphens watch us float by

Allen's Gallinule was a good bird to catch up with

Plenty of White-faced Whistling-Ducks to enjoy

Spur-winged Geese, certainly striking if not exactly beautiful!

Red-throated Bee-eater, undeniably beautiful!

Rock Pratincole doing what it says on the tin, possibly the star bird amongst many highlights!

Of course there is more to Murchison Falls National Park than just the wonderful birdlife, so do check back again soon for more about our adventures here.

If you are interested in our next proposed tour to Uganda in 2020, please email us on


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