The Entebbe Botanical Gardens established in 1898 are situated on the northern shores of Lake Victoria virtually on the equator. Experiencing an annual rainfall of 1623 mm and at an altitude of 1134 metres the gardens are set in 40.7 hectres.
      The gardens house a collection of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants regenerated naturally over the years.The collection as of 1998 numbered 309 species, 199 indigenous to Uganda, 122 with known medicinal value and 110 exotic


      There are over 360 bird species, 290 species of butterflies, 130 species of h· loths, 465 species of trees, 24 species of mammals-9 of which are primates. Budongo Forest Reserve, one of the most important birdirlg areas in Uganda, lies on then escarpment North-East of Lake Al bert. It consists of a medium-altitude moist semi-deciduous forest (covering 42,800ha),

      Two species of birds fou nd in Budongo forest are not found elsewhere in East Africa, Yellow- footed Flycatcher, on ly kriown from Budongo in Uganda, used to be  common in mature forest, but is now  extremely hard to find  other bird species in Budongo include;


      Kibale’s varied altitude holds up different varieties of habitat, ranging from moist evergreen forest (wet tropical forest) along the Fort Portal plateau,then through the dry tropical forest (moist semi deciduous), and then to the woodland & savanna along the rift valley floor.

      Tpark is famously know for all 13 different spicies of chimpanzees with over 1450 found in this green forest, but birds are in abundance found here too, over 325 variety of bird species are present in the park, including 6 that are native to the Albertine Rift destination, that is to say dusky crimsonwing, black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis,red-faced woodland warbler and purple-breasted sunbird. Other Kibale specials are the green breasted pitta,African pitta, black bee-eater,Abyssinian groundthrush, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, black-eared ground thrush, brownchested alethe, yellow rumped tinker bird, blue-breasted kingfisher,  along with the crowned eagle.

    • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

      Though Bwindi forest is famously known for harboring half of the remaining mountain gorillas, this park is also an excellent destination for birding. The park covers an area of 321km2 and is located in south west of Uganda along the border with the Democratic republic of Congo. This birding spot is home to over 320 bird species, making 23 of these species endemic to the area. Some of the bird species include; Western Green Tinker bird,African Wood Owl,Archer’s Robin-Chat,Red-throated Alethe,Fine-banded Woodpecker,Grauer’s Rush Warbler,Handsome Francolin,Chestnut-throated Apalis,Regal Sunbird,Collared Apalis,Montane Oriole,and Shorttailed Warbler,Kivu Ground-Thrush,Chapin’s Flycatcher andAfrican Green Broadbill. Etc. Gorilla trekking is also an important activity here and many tourists who visit this park for birding take gorilla trekking as another interesting activity. There are also many other primate species found here including the chimpanzees, monkeys, elephants