15 days Guided Birding Uganda Safari

Our Guided Birding Uganda ; If there is one place that has been blessed with plenty of birds in the world , its non other than the Great pearl of Africa , with this Birding Uganda , you will come close to all kinds of beautiful birds while on this trip . You will visit , the Mabamba bay , Murchison falls where by variety of birds like the Shoe - bills stork , pelican bee - eaters , shallow , sprawls , warbler will be spotted ! Other activities encountered on this trip include the game drives , boat ride , Chimpanzee trekking , Gorilla tracking and much more in this Birding Uganda Adventure Safari .
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HIGHLIGHTS FOR Guided Birding Uganda Safari

  • Bird watching safari in national park Sites
  • A boat trip in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Private transport in an open roof 4×4 wheel drive vehicle
  • Services of an English - speaking guide
  • launch cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NAtional Park
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Delicious meals
  • Big Game viewing in Uganda National Park
  • Mabamba swamp Bay Birding Uganda
  • Airport transfers

detailed itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe

Upon arrival you will be picked by our guide . Given time we shall bird around the university hill . Special birds here include ; African hobby , Speckled Pigeon , Ross 's Turaco , Brown and Grey Parrot , Klaas 's, Dederick and Leivellants Cuckoo , Fork Tailed Drongo , Brown Crowned Tchagra , white Chinned Prinia Black - headed Gynolek , to mention but a few . Dinner and overnight at Entebbe botanical gardens / Airport view guest house . Meal plan : F / B

Day 2 : Mabamba Bay Birding Uganda

Early breakfast and then transfer to Mabamba Swamp 50 kms west of Kampala , Bird en - route to the swamps lookout for papyrus specials such as the Papyrus Gynolek , White winged warbler , Northern brown Throated , Weyns weaver to mention but a few . Move to Mabamba swamps most of the birding here is done canoeing as we look out for the rare Shoe - bill Stork , African Water rail , Allen 's and Purple Gallinule ( swamphen ) Squacco , Goliath , Purple , Grey Herons , a variety of Egrets , duck . There are also chances of encountering the elusive Statungas Antelope adapted to swampy habitats . Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 3 - 4 : Birding Lake Mburo National Park

Have breakfast and head to Uganda 's smallest savanna park covering an area of 260sq km and is home to many zebras , Elands Impalas and Topi . It has got a mosaic habitat of rock outcrops , dry hillside , open and wooded savanna , forest , galleries , swamps . A variety of habitats have contributed to the avifauna diversity and 313 bird species have been recorded in the park including ; Red faced barbet , Long tailed Cisticola ( Tabora ) , Papyrus yellow warbler , African finfoot , Northern Brubru , Rofous bellied and white backed night heron , Black collared barbet , Brown chested plover , White winged tit , Northern brown throated weaver , White winged warbler . Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Camp / Mburo safari lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 5 - 7 : Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi is the Bird watchers paradise ! It holds 348 species of birds and Contains 90% of all Albertine rift Endemic such as ; the Short - tailed , Rusty - faced woodland and Grauer 's Rush Warblers , Bar - tailed Trogon , Wilcock 's Honey - guide, Yellow - eyed black Flycatcher , Kivu Ground Thrush , Dusky Crimson Wing , White - tailed Blue Monarch among others , difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa . An experienced bird watcher can identify up to 100 species in a day . Stay at Gorilla Resort or Lake Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp . Gorilla tracking is an activity not to be missed in this area in due course of our stay in the forest . Meal plan : F / b

Day 8 - 9 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast , we will drive to QENP with several birding hotspots , a game drive in Ishasha might be rewarding as we look out for the tree climbing lions and Savannah specials we later arrive in the evening at Mweya Safari Lodge . Birding to the lodge this evening as we search for the African Hoopoe , Southern Red Bishop , Red Collared Widowbird and others as we drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge / Katara lodge / Bush lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 9 : Day of Birding

Full day birding , in the Park and the hostel gardens , which are very good for Grey - headed Kingfisher , Swamp Flycatcher , Black - headed Gynolek , Grey - capped Warbler , Slender - billed Weaver and Brimstone Canary . We take an early morning game drive towards the famous Kasenyi Track , winding through grassland dotted with trees and nearby crater lakes . Our main aim is to locate Lions and other mammals including Hartebeest , Buffaloe , Ugandan Kob ( an antelope that resembles impalas ) , Oribi , Waterbuck , Bushbuck and family groups of African Elephants .

Along the road we may find Scaly Francolin , Red - necked Spur fowl , several plovers , Harlequin Quail and Common Button - quail . Larks are numerous and include Rufous - naped , Flappet and the local White - tailed . Raptors include Martial Eagle , Banded Snake Eagles and Bateleur . In the afternoon we embark on a boat trip down the Kazinga Channel .

This incredible area for water birds will afford stunning views of Pink - backed Pelican , Saddle - billed Stork , Hammerkop , African Spoonbill , Yellow - billed Stork , Water Thick - knee , African Skimmer and over - summering Palearctic shorebirds . In the evening before dinner we will try a night drive with in the peninsular searching for Gabon and Slender - tailed Nightjars , as well as owls . Return to lodge for dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 10 : Birding - Kibale forest National Park

After breakfast , you will be driven to Kibale National Park birding on the way with our lunch boxes . This is a few hours ' drive and therefore birding along the way or afternoon birding in the forest is fruitful . Check in at the Kibale Primate Lodge . The Tents are luxury in nature , but there is solar power and hot water is provided for bathing . Meal plan : F / B

Day 11 : Kibale forest National Park

This day will be spent at the Kibale National Park with activities mainly being birding and Chimpanzee tracking . After breakfast , we assemble at the chimpanzee tracking briefing ground , where we will learn all the required procedures . It is not strenuous , but can sometimes take longer depending on our luck . Lunch will be organized according to the trend of the day 's activities , either picnic lunch or a hot menu lunch .

Kibale Conservation Area holds a good list of both special primates and birds . These include Chimpanzee , Red Colobus Monkey , Grey - cheeked Mangabeys , Red - tailed Monkey and Galagos . The forest is also home to the Scaly Francolin , Marsh Tchagra , Black - bellied Seed cracker , Green - backed Twinspot , Bicoloured Mannikin , White - napped Pigeon , Afep Pigeon , Narina 's Trogon , Joyful Greenbul , Olive Long - tailed Cuckoo , Black Bee - eater , Blue - headed Coucal , Blue - breasted Kingfisher , Scaly - throated Honeyguide and Black - faced Rufous Warbler . Dinner and overnight will be once again at Kibale Primate Lodge .

Day 12 : Birding to Murchison Falls NP

Early breakfast , drive to Murchison Falls National Park birding on the way and carry packed lunch or have lunch at Hoima Kolping hotel . This is a long drive with less birding . Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge / Nile safari lodge / Fort Murchison lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 13 : Murchison Falls National Park

Today , we will spend the whole day birding at Murchison Falls National Park . After breakfast we cross the river for a game and birding drive on the northern section of the mighty River Nile . Lunch at Paraa Safari Lodge and after lunch we shall , proceed for a boat cruise to the bottom of the fall . Key species of this park includes , Pel 's Fish - owl , Standard - winged , Pennant - winged and Long - tailed Nightjar , Carmine Bee - eater , Brown - backed Woodpecker , African Black Scimitar bill , Brown -backed Woodpecker , Spotted Morning thrush , Silver bird , Swallow - tailed Bee - eater , Bronze - tailed Starling , Beautiful Sunbird , Northern Red Bishop , Rock Pratincole , Four - banded Sandgrouse , White 6 rumped Seedeater , Black - billed Barbet , Green - headed Olive back , White - fronted Black Chat , Cabanis 's and Brown - rumped Bunting , Black - rumped Waxbill and Bar - breasted Firefinch among others .

Day 14 : Birding to Kampala

Leave Murchison Falls National Park birding all the way to Kampala with lunch en - route . Dinner and overnight at Cassia lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 15 : Departure

You will have a city tour and lunch and then you will be driven to the airport to board your flight back home . End of services for Birding Uganda and Meal plan : H / B

Package for Birding Uganda includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Bigodi walk
  • Game drives
  • En-route lunches
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Park entry fee
  • Driver allowance and guide fee
  • Visit Mabamba and Mubwindi swamps

Package for Birding Uganda excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Personal Laundry
  • Tips to local guides while birding
  • Telephone and porter fee while Birding
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above