7 days Uganda Birding Safari

This 7 days Uganda birding will take you to some of the most visited birding areas in the country. From Kampala, you will head to one of the greatest birding areas that is Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will then head to Lake Bunyonyi which is also one of those perfect bird watching destinations in the country. However, you will also take part in other activities as seen below in the detailed itinerary. Here at Simba Africa Expeditions, we always organize the safari to the clients’ preferred activities.

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Uganda Birding

HIGHLIGHTS FOR UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI

  • Launch cruise and Bird watching on Kazinga Channel
  • Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Canoeing and Birding on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Early morning Launch Trip with Evening Game Viewing
  • Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
  • Service of English-speaking driver
  • Delicious meals
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Airport Pickup and transfer

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Airport Pickup and transfer to Kampala

On your arrival, you will be received by our representative, who will be both your Uganda Birding safari guide and driver. He will transfer you to your booked hotel in Kampala our Capital City. You will rest the day off as you ought to be fresh for the next day’s activities. Bed and breakfast at the booked safari lodge as chosen by you.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Sheraton Hotel Kampala
  • Mid ‐ range : Cassia lodge
  • Budget : Apricot Guest House
  • Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will be heading out of Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park, after your very early morning breakfast. We leave early so as to avoid the insane early morning traffic jam. You will have a quick stop at the Uganda equator to take photographs and buy some souvenirs. Continue with your journey to queen Elizabeth and have a lunch stop in Mbarara town and then head southwest to the stunning Western Rift Valley.

You will arrive in the evening at Queen Elizabeth, check into your safari lodge and head out for a thrilling game drive within the park. Come back from the game drive in time for your dinner accompanied with an overnight as pre ‐ booked Accommodation.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Mid ‐ Range : Kingfisher Lodge
  • Budget : Bush Lodge
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Game drive & Boat ride

The day will be kicked off with a cup of coffee or tea to prepare you for the early morning game drive at 6:30am through the northern region of this park. The park not only offers exceptional game viewing that is the wildlife, but also offers a lot of birders an awesome birding experience. You will drive through the large open savanna grassland plains which are a habitat to huge flocks of White Stork and the amazing Saddle‐Billed Stork, particularly in the migratory season.

Raptors are also common, among which are the Brown ‐ Snake Eagle, Bateleur, Marsha Eagle, Walberg’s Eagle, Grey Kestrel and African ‐ harrier ‐ hawk. Head back to the lodge / hotel relaxes a bit as you wait for your lunch. After you have had your lunch, you will take an exciting boat launch to see hundreds of hippopotamus, elephants plus several migratory birds, like the Grey ‐ headed Gulls, African ‐ skimmers, White ‐ winged black ‐ Terns, Pink & white ‐ Backed Pelicans, Mourning Dove and the Water Dickers among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Mid ‐ Range : Kingfisher Lodge
  • Budget : Bush Lodge
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

You will be transferring to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s Birding site also known as, “the Switzerland of Africa.” Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation get to explore the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi which is Uganda’s deepest Lake, located adjacent to the borders. On a clear day, you will catch sight of the magnificent volcano; Mt Muhavura.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Bird-nest Bunyonyi Resort
  • Mid ‐ Range : Heritage Lodge
  • Budge :: Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Islands Visit with an afternoon Nature Walk

After breakfast, you will hire a local canoe to explore the environs while on water as you float quietly towards the various small Islands to enjoy the prolific birding life. You will later return for lunch and head to Mukoni Village for more Bird watching during the nature walk. You will walk past tiny farms and pleasure in the impressive view as you search for various bird species.

In general you may see close to 50 diverse bird species on this thrilling walk, among which will be the Swamp Flycatcher, African Hobby, Bronze ‐ chested Sun bird, Scarlet ‐ chested, the White ‐ headed Saw ‐ wing and Red ‐ chested Sun birds, Black Kite. You will head back to the lodge ready to retire for the day from your wonderful adventure. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Birdnest Bunyonyi Resort
  • Mid ‐ Range : Heritage Lodge
  • Budget : Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Travel Back to Kampala

As today is the last day at Lake Bunyonyi, you will have your breakfast and check out of your safari lodge. You will be driving back to Kampala, with a lunch stop on the way. You should be arriving in Kampala in the late afternoon and dropped off at your hotel or place of residence.

Accommodation options

  • Up Market : Sheraton Hotel Kampala
  • Mid ‐ range : Cassia lodge
  • Budget : Apricot Guest House
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Brief City tour with Airport Drop off

You will wake up to a delicious breakfast and then check out of the hotel. You will then be picked up for a brief city tour before continuing to the airport, Entebbe for drop off with a lunch stop on the way.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes to Hike on Mt elgon
  • Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets cold
  • A good Zooming lens Camera for photos
  • A torch is necessary
  • Insect repellant

Package for Uganda Birding Safari includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Boat ride
  • Game drive
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi for birding
  • Kampala city tour
  • En - route lunches

Package for Uganda Birding Safari excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

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