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13 DAYS BIRDING EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA

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This package offers you an opportunity to discover Uganda the best birding destination. Considered to be one of the most exciting countries in Africa, straddling the equator, we expect to see more than 450 species of birds including members of all the typical “African Families” shoebill, Red-headed Malimbe, Rwenzori Turacoo, African Finfoot, Pel’s fishing Owl, Rwenzori Night Jar, Narina Trogon, Green-breasted Pitta, Regal sunbird, and many others we will also see about 50 species of mammals including:

Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Buffaloes, and possibly Leopards, spend time with Chimpanzees an experience of life time.

We will visit such incredible areas as, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth, Semliki, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Murchison Falls National Parks including Mabamba wetland (swamp) the photographic opportunities on this tour are amazing.

13 DAY BIRDING EXPERIENCES IN UGANDA

This package gives you an opportunity to discover Uganda the best birding destination, and one of the most exciting countries in Africa straddling the Equator. Here we expect to see more than 450 Bird species typical of “African families” about 50 mammal species, mainly Elephant, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions, Zebras and possibly Leopard, spend the time with chimpanzees and share an experience of life time.

 We will visit incredible areas such as, Murchison falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwind impenetrable and Lake Mburo national parks.and Mabamba Swamp (Wetland). The photographic opportunities on this safaris are Amazing.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

1 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All the activities
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • T-Shirt
  • Key holder
  • Pen & Note Book
What to Expect

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Itinerary
13 DAY BIRDING SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA
Map

Day 1Arrive in Uganda

Meet our Guide at Entebbe International Airport and then transfer to hotel in Kampala or Entebbe for overnight.

Day 2Birding at Mabamba Swamp

After early morning breakfast, drive to Mabamba swamp for the sought after bird the bizarre Shoebill and other wetland and swamp birds. In a wooden canoe it is a great experience in the elusive and marshy environment when you bump into unsuspecting rare and incredible shoe like billed bird. Other birds in this swamp include; African Parker.
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After the Canoe ride, in search for the shoe bill, drive to Lake Mburo National Park using the Masaka – Mbarara Road before reaching where the equator crossing line for the water experiments and lunch break.
After lunch drive to Lake Mburo National Park with breaks on the way as you bird en-route. This drive is a rewarding one with scenic views of the dry rolling hills of Ankole patched with long horned Ankole Cattle before reaching the lodge to check in late in the evening.

Day 3Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

After early morning breakfast, drive to the park for the best birding and game viewing opportunities gifting you with unspoiled nature, a mosaic of habitats including rock outcrops, savanna, acacia woodlands, bush, forest, swamp and lakes support rich bird species.
You will be able to see some animals such as; Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Bushbucks, Warthogs, and Baboons, then return to the lodge for lunch, see the Hoepoe.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo National Park

After lunch, drive to Rwonyo for after noon boat cruise. Here you will be rewarded by Lake Mburo specials, such as; shoebill, African fin foot, Pelicans, Herons, Hamerkop, African fish Eagle, African Darter, long tailed cormorants, and the Pied King fisher on this two hour Boat cruise.
After boat cruise, do birding as you return to the lodge. Boat cruise offers you a chance to see Hippos, Crocodiles, and Monitor Lizards.

Day 4Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After early morning breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and kick start with birding en-route. Birding en-route can be very exciting with Grey Crowned Cranes, Broad billed Rollers, Lilac Rollers, Specked Dove, Blue Headed Heron, Saddle Billed Stock, Gabar Gashawk, Long Crested Eagle, Red Eyed Dove, Lemon Dove, Brown Parrot, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Grey Headed Kingfisher, Rupell’s long tailed Starling African Grey Hornbill, Dark-capped bulbul, Green Headed Sunbird, grey beaked fiscal, pied crow, Marabou stork, fork tailed drongo, greater blue eared sterling, grey headed sparrow, black headed weaver, spectacled weaver, cattle egret, little weaver and red-billed fire finch. Have a stopover for lunch in Kabale Town. After lunch, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a night.

Day 5Birding the Neck in Ruhiija Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After early morning breakfast drive to Ruhiija for the specials of this eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bird mubwindi swamp and the neck, birds expected to be seen include; African Emerald, Cuckoo, yellowbill, Bar tailed frogon, African pygyny kingfisher, Blue Bee Eater, Forest Alood Hoepoe, white headed hood hoepoe, Black and white casqued hornbill, yellow-rumped tinker bird, speckled tinker bird, western green tinker-bird, grey throated barbet, yellow sported barbet, Nubian wood pecker, olive wood pecker, African broadbill, African green broadbill, green breasted pitta, red tailed green bill, white browed robin chat, African thrush, Jameson’s Wattle eye African Paradise fly catcher. Then drive to Ishasha to check in at the hotel for overnight.

Day 6Morning Game Drive in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park

After morning breakfast, drive to Katookye Gate for the best birding opportunity in Ishasha. The remote southern region enjoys the interesting birding attractions ranging from mammals to birds. Talk about the famous tree climbing Lions, as well as teaming herds of Buffaloes and Elephants.
Some of the birds expected to be seen here include; Sooty Chat, white browed coucal, Saddle billed stork, Brown shave eagle, Western banded snake eagle, Lizard buzzard, Tawny eagle, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Crested Francolin, Red Necked spur fowl, Black Cracker, Grey Crowned Crane, Common Fiscal,
Return to the lodge for lunch before proceeding to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 7Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After early morning breakfast, drive to Kasenyi for early morning game drive. Early morning drive gives an opportunity to enjoy morning catch for the best classic African Safari experience through Kasenyi plains enjoy Buffaloes, Water bucks, Warthogs and Uganda Kobs. Here you will enjoy birding.
Classified as an important birding area by Bird life International, Queen’s variety of habitat means it is a home to over 600 species of birds. Expected birds on the list include; Egyptian Geese, Black Shouldered Kite, Palm Nut Vulture, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Scaly Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temminik’s courser, crowned lapwing, common ringed plover, Grey Headed Kingfisher, Yellow-throated Long Claw and Long Crested Eagle.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After lunch drive to Mweya for the memorable boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

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