16 days Birding Adventure & Gorilla trekking

Birding Adventure will be an educative and yet at the same a journey of your dreams with the sighting of some of the most important birds of the beautiful Uganda , you will visit areas like the Mabamba bay , Murchison falls whereby variety of birds like the stork shoebills , 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 .
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Birding Adventure

Highlights for Birding Adventure

  • 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
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking Uganda
  • Delicious meals
  • Big Game viewing in Uganda National Park
  • Mabamba swamp Bay Birding Adventure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 : Entebbe / Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport , our guide will welcome you thereafter transfer you to your hotel for refreshment . The evening takes an excursion birding tour around Entebbe botanical gardens and Uganda wildlife education centre to spot a variety of birds like the warblers , bee - eaters and much more . Dinner and overnight at Entebbe botanical gardens or Entebbe airport view guest house . Meal plan : Half - Board

Day 2 : Murchison Falls National Park

After our breakfast,transfer to Murchison falls National Park with a stop at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking .

Accommodation options

  • Paraa lodge
  • Chobe lodge
  • Nile safari lodge
  • Red Chilli Rest Camp
  • Meal plan : Full - Board

Day 3 : Murchison Falls National Park

Dawn game drives to spot the large animals of Africa and also for birding . Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we make a boat trip on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls . The boat is an ideal platform to make photos of high resolution for photographic travelers / birders . Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : F / B

Day 4 : Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima

Early morning breakfast and after take an amazing cruise on the Nile on a special boat trip to the delta the opportunity of viewing the shoebill in the wild high . Have lunch and transfer to Hoima Birding en - route . Dinner and overnight at Kontiki Hotel . Meal plan : F / B

Day 5 : Hoima - Kibale Forest National Park

After Breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest . Make a walk through the forest in Chimps ' Nest to see birds and monkeys in the afternoon . Optional night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night , like bats , Bushbabies and Galagos  Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge / Kyaninga lodge / Kibale safari lodge / Kibale primate lodge , Chimp Nest . Meal plan : F / B

Day 6 : Kibale Forest National Park

Have morning breakfast from the lodge and later with the guide drive to Kanyanchu , this is the chimpanzee trekking starting point . The park ranger will brief you about the park and some chimpanzee trekking tips before you set off into the forest for Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest . Kibale National Park is a habitat for more than 13 primate species , some of which include , the black & white colobus monkeys , red colobus monkeys , vervet monkeys , chimpanzees and many others . After return to the lodge for your delicious African cuisine . Evening Bigodi Nature walks with lots of monkeys , sitatungas and bird species . Meal plan : Full - Board

Day 7 : Kibale Forest National Park

Early Morning have breakfast , thereafter go birding in Kibale and Sebitoli region . Lunch and after transfer to Semliki National Park the birding heaven . Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs and make nature walk into the Ituri jungle as birding . Dinner and overnight at Vanilla Lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 8 : Semliki National Park - Fort Portal

Have your early morning breakfast , after go birding through the national park and transfer to Semliki Wildlife Reserve in the afternoon , Lunch . Boat trip on Lake Albert and after transfer to Fort Portal for an overnight and dinner at Mountain of the moon hotel / Fort motel / Rwenzori View Guesthouse . Meal plan : F / B

Day 9 : Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast , transfer with en - route scenic viewing to the Queen Elizabeth National Park . On our way , we shah have en - route lunch . As we enter the park we shall have the en - route game drive and birding . Afternoon birding at the Mweya Peninsular .

Accommodation options

  • Katara lodge
  • Bush Lodge
  • Enganzi lodge
  • Meal plan : F / B

Day 10 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Go for a prior to Dawn Game drive to catch - up with the early risers and predator returning to their conceal outs . This drive will reward you with a game like Lions , Elephants , Buffaloes , Hyenas , Jackals , Bushbucks , Bush pigs and much more . You will retire from the game drive for lunch at the lodge . Then go for a boat trip on the Kazinga channel where you will view Hippos , Buffaloes and water birds at a close range . Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight . Meal plan : Full - Board

Day 11 : Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable

Have early breakfast and then start again birding through the park , leading to Maramagambo Forest . Lunch and thereafter transfer via Ishasha southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have to spare time to search for rare tree African climbing lions and a variety of savannah bird species will be spotted and after to Buhoma Bwindi , Birding near the lodge in the evening . Dinner and overnight at Engagi lodge / Kitandara camp / Buhoma Camp / Bwindi view inn

Day 12 : Bwindi Gorilla tracking

Have breakfast ; go for a briefing about do and don 'ts about the mountain gorillas from the park officials , after set off for the tracking experience inside the heritage jungle . Carry with you enough packed lunch and drinking water , rain jacket , walkable boots , hut , insect repellent , Camera and any other gadget required for the activity . The rangers will provide you with a walking stick .

Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas . Spend an evening on village walk to experience typical amazing life for Ugandans around the park . Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight . Meal plan : Full - Board , you can also bird as you track the mountain gorillas

Day 13 : Birding Adventure in Ruhija

After breakfast , we shall depart to Ruhija for Birding Adventure . This region is much known for the bird species offered like lots of Albertine endemics . Ruhija is next to the famous birding swamp in Bwindi which we shall trail too for spotting a variety of birds . Dinner and overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla in mist lodge . Meal Plan : F / B

Day 14 : Mubwindi Swamp - Lake Bunyonyi Birding

Visit the swamp for birding variety of Albertine endemic birds and after lunch transfer to Lake Bunyonyi , the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda . This lake has various stunning islands where you will spend your leisure time spotting for a variety of birds . Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi resort / Heritage lodge / Jajama lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 15 : Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo National Park

After your breakfast , jump into the traditional canoe and go for bird spotting from several islands of this lake , lunch and after transfer to Lake Mburo with en - route game drive and take a boat trip in the late afternoon and here opportunities for bird photography is high . Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Tented Camp / Mburo safari lodge . Meal plan : F / B

Day 16 : Lake Mburo , Mabamba Swamp - Entebbe Airport.

Early morning coffee , head for a morning walking safari-Check out and head to Entebbe Airport with a stopover at the Uganda equator line and a boat ride at Mabamba swamp in search of the shoebill on lake victoria overlooking the airport . Cross the lake with a 6 : 30 pm ferry and head to the airport for your flight check-in at 8pm.

Package for Birding Adventure includes :

⇒ Airport transfers
⇒ Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
⇒ Chimpanzee tracking permit
⇒ Bigodi Nature walk
⇒ Game drives
⇒ En - route lunches
⇒ Gorilla trekking permit
⇒ Visit Lake Bunyonyi
⇒ Park entry fees
⇒ Visit Mabamba and Mubwindi swamps

Package for Birding Adventure excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :
⇒ Airfare
⇒ Uganda Visa
⇒ Luxury drinks
⇒ Laundry
⇒ Tips to local guides
⇒ Telephone
⇒ Porter fee
⇒ Personal insurance
⇒ Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
⇒ Any other item not mentioned above