Uganda birding safaris with Acacia Safaris Limited offer incredible safari experience with opportunities to witness the beautiful flamingos. Are you wondering about the Best Place to see lesser flamingos in Uganda on a birding safari, Acacia Safaris Limited has incredible knowledge about the best spots to see lesser flamingos in Uganda. The lesser flamingo is one of the most stunning to see especially if lucky enough to spot them in large numbers. Uganda hosts the lesser flamingoes that are scientifically referred to as Phoeniconaias minor. Plan your birding adventure with us for ultimate African safari experiences.
Uganda hosts a remarkable number of the Lesser Flamingos that can be seen by her visitors. There are several safari destinations in the country, where tourists can enjoy these stunning birds. Acacia Safaris Limited has great safari packages that will allow you to witness fewer flamingos in Uganda at some of the country’s top safari destinations. Our best birding safari will take you to Lake Munyanyange in the Katwe area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a renowned spot at perhaps the best place to spot these beautiful birds. Lake Munyanyange is a small seasonal shallow crater lake located to the northeast of Katwe town.
The lake is an important habitat for migratory birds and has one of the largest concentrations of the lesser black-backed gulls, Larus fuscus, and other waders. Lake Munyanyange attracts birds that migrate from as far as Kenya and Canada among other countries some of them being the White Browed Robbin Chats, Flamingos, Desert Cisticolas, and many more. This area is the best place to visit for bird lovers planning to visit the Pearl of Africa. This makes not only this area but also Queen Elizabeth National Park a top birding Uganda safari destination. There are about 600 bird species recorded in the park. Acacia Safaris Limited offers the best birding experience in Uganda with a range of safari packages that range from top luxury to low budget packages from which you can have a great choice according to your proposed budget.
Here is all you need to know about lesser flamingos – Lesser flamingos are scientifically referred to as Phoeniconaias minor. These astonishing birds are among the unique bird species explored by birders on safari in Uganda. Noted to be a species of Flamingo thriving in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of India, the Lesser Flamingos are the only species in the Phoeniconaias genus. The bids are recorded as the smallest of all the Flamingo species though by most standards, it is a large and tall bird as viewed on an Uganda bird-watching safari and tour. Lesser Flamingos majorly feed on algae that occur in alkaline lakes and Spirulina just like it is at the Uganda tour destination of Lake Munyanyange and most other safari destinations here where they are usually spotted.
Lesser flamingos build mud nests stretching to 30cm to prevent flooding and ensure a cool temperature during their breeding period. However majestic they may look, lesser flamingos lay a single chalk-colored egg which is incubated by both parents in shifts for twenty-eight (28) days.
Our well-planned safari packages and a team of experienced travel planners and travel experts who are flexible enough will help you plan your dream African birding safari.