Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
SHOEBILL CANOE SAFARIS
One of Uganda’s best kept secrets is part of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary’s border. It is a 10 kilometre swamp called, The Lugogo Wetlands. This wetland is an integral part of the ecosystem and is home to a multitude of animals, and rare birds. It provides guests with some of the most unparalleled opportunities for bird viewing in Uganda – including the threatened and endangered Shoebill.
This birding is thanks to three biospheres being integrated in the Wetlands meaning that vast numbers of birds not normally seen, reside in the area.
Taking a pair of Amuka’s binoculars and well-worn bird book on the usual tour, avid bird watchers will be ecstatic to view some of the 350+ species found here including the White Crested Turaco, the Giant Kingfisher, Palmnut Vulture, Barbets, and most of the woodpecker species, including the Speckled-breasted Woodpecker.
The Lugogo Wetland is, arguably, Africa’s richest birding destination and Amuka is working with the Rhino Fund to have this area officially declared a wildlife conservancy.