While gorilla trekking is undoubtedly enough of a reason to visit Uganda, my family and I wanted to make the most of our trip to East Africa. So, with the help of our travel agency, we opted for a 16-day itinerary that included several extra bucket-list items and birding lifers.
READY, SET, GO!
In just 16 days, we covered almost 4 000 kilometres by land. We went wading through the waters of the Mabamba Swamp in search of the prehistoric shoebill stork, and ticked off about 400 of Uganda’s nearly 1 100 bird species. We visited countless towns and navigated the crow’s nest that is Uganda’s capital, Kampala, absorbing the people, the country and the culture.