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18 Days Uganda Birding Safari

Tour Details

This is another Uganda birding safari with wildlife and gorilla adventure in western corridor with most endemic species to the Albertine region.

In Murchison falls National Park you will take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls while watching birds lining at the banks of the river. Here you expect to see various species of birds including snake eagle, fish eagle, the rare shoebill, Egyptian goose, the African darter, bee-eaters, shoebill stork, Goliath heron, Red-Naked Falcon, saddle billed stork, including animals like hippos, crocodiles and other animals as they quench up themselves.

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest which is known to have over 320 recorded bird species including the Green-breasted pitta, African pitta, Abyssinian groundthrush, Crowned eagle, Dusky crimsonwing, Black-capped apalis, Collared apalis, Purple-breasted sunbird, Black bee-eater, Yellow spotted nicator, Little greenbul, Black-eared ground thrush, Brown-chested alethe, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, Blue-breasted
Later this afternoon, we take a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp trails made in support for community tourism projects; you can see the great blue turaco, hornbill, waxbill, weaver, cuckoos, kingfisher, flycatcher and many more.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park boosts with over 500 species of birds including the shoebill stork, the black bee-eater, Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle, Martial Eagle, Grey Kestrel, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African Wattled Plover, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover, Rufous napped Lark, Flappet Lark, White-tailed Lark, Brown-backed Srub-Robin, Zitting Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Grey backed FiscalBlack-headed Gonolek, Black-crowned Tchagra, Fork-tailed Drongo, Pin-tailed Whydah. Here you will relax and have lunch after which you will proceed for a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will view several birds quenching up including various animals like hippos, crocodiles, kobs, buffaloes and elephants.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Apart from Gorillas, birding safaris are also popular here with species expected here include; the Handsome Francolin, African Wood Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-eater, Western Green Tinkerbird, Dwarf Honeyguide, Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Green Broadbill, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Shelly’s Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Tit Hylia, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Dusky Twinspot, Dusky Crimsonwing. Just a few out of the 320 recorded bird species in Bwindi.

Why you choose this package!

  • Game Drives
  • Uganda Birds
  • Boat Cruise
  • Shoebill Stork
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Day 1,Arrival

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our driver guide for a meet and greet as well as introductions and then transfer to a hotel. O/N Boma Guesthouse (BB)
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Day 2,Kampala – Murchison Falls Park

Early in the morning after breakfast you will leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park, drive through Nakasongola, Luweero via Masindi lunch en route. At Murchison falls National Park you will take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls while watching birds lining at the banks of the river. Here you expect to see various species of birds including snake eagle, fish eagle, the rare shoebill, Egyptian goose, the African darter, bee-eaters, shoebill stork, Goliath heron, Red-Naked Falcon, saddle billed stork, including animals like hippos, crocodiles and other animals as they quench up themselves. O/N: Baker’s Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (FB).
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Day 3,Murchison Falls National Park

This morning, we will take a boat downstream the Nile to the Nile Delta to the ‘mouth’ of Lake Albert. This trail is famous for a shoebill stork and many other species of birds. We will then have bush breakfast or return to the lodge for breakfast before continuing our quest for more bird species in the park. Later in the afternoon, we will take a game drive for different animal variety in the northern bank of the Nile. O/N: Baker’s Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (FB).
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Day 4,Bird watching in Budongo forest – Hoima

You will set off very early in the morning with packed lunch to Budongo forest reserve for early bird watch. You will bird the Kaniyo Pabidi section of Budongo forest which is a new discovery for Puvell’s Lladopsis, Black-billed turacco, narina tragon, blue-throated roller and Fire-crested alethe. The park habituates about 360 recorded bird species. Some the other species which can be seen in the park include blue-throated roller, dwarf kingfisher and grey-chinned sunbird. On your bird watch you will also have chances of seeing primates in the forest like Chimps, Monkeys and others. After here you will take a gentle drive to Hoima for dinner. O/N Hoima Cultural Lodge (FB)
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Day 5,Hoima – Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast in the morning you will, take along drive south to Kibale forest in Fort Portal through local villages and astonishing view of tea plantation sceneries en route to Kibale Forest national Park. O/N: Primate Lodge or Ndali Lodge. (FB)
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Day 6,Bird Watching in Kibale Forest

You will start the day with and early morning walk viewing birds in Kibale forest which is known to have over 320 recorded bird species including the Green-breasted pitta, African pitta, Abyssinian groundthrush, Crowned eagle, Dusky crimsonwing, Black-capped apalis, Collared apalis, Purple-breasted sunbird, Black bee-eater, Yellow spotted nicator, Little greenbul, Black-eared ground thrush, Brown-chested alethe, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, Blue-breasted Later this afternoon, we take a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp trails made in support for community tourism projects; you can see the great blue turaco, hornbill, waxbill, weaver, cuckoos, kingfisher, flycatcher and many more. O/N: Primate Lodge or Ndali Lodge. (FB)
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Day 7,Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park

Depart Kibale Forest Park for Queen Elizabeth Park which boosts with over 500 species of birds including the shoebill stork, the black bee-eater, Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle, Martial Eagle, Grey Kestrel, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African Wattled Plover, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover, Rufous napped Lark, Flappet Lark, White-tailed Lark, Brown-backed Srub-Robin, Zitting Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Grey backed FiscalBlack-headed Gonolek, Black-crowned Tchagra, Fork-tailed Drongo, Pin-tailed Whydah. Here you will relax and have lunch after which you will proceed for a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will view several birds quenching up including various animals like hippos, crocodiles, kobs, buffaloes and elephants. O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge or Mweya Lodge (FB).

Day 8,Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, we will spend the whole day birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park with options of Maramagambo Forest, Kazinga channel of the Lake George area. We will also take a game drive for more wildlife experiences. O/N: Kyambura Gorge Lodge or Mweya Lodge (FB).
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Day 9,Queen Elizabeth NP– Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will go for a morning bird watching in Kyambura Gorge while viewing the steep slopes as wells chimpanzees some of the species which could be spotted include the Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake-Eagle. We will then have an early lunch and thereafter we drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest Park. O/N: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs (FB).
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Day 10,Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bird in Bwindi National Park starting with Mubwindi swamp in the morning and later Buhoma main trail, species expected here include; the Handsome Francolin, African Wood Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-eater, Western Green Tinkerbird, Dwarf Honeyguide, Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Green Broadbill, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Shelly's Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Red-throated Alethe, Archer's Robin-Chat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Tit Hylia, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Dusky Twinspot, Dusky Crimsonwing. Just a few out of the 320 recorded bird species in Bwindi. O/N: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs (FB).

Day 11,Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Track Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Tracking begin at 8:00am and can last for up to 9 hours in the jungle. Tracking may be challenging but coming face to face with these primates is a remarkable non forgettable experience you will ever have, several bird species and other primates can be viewed on track. O/N: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs (FB).

Day 12,Bwindi – Mgahinga National Park

Take a morning bird watch in Buhoma through ``The Neck” where you may see the strange grauer’s warbler, white-brown crombec, the rare Jameson’s antpecker and others. Thereafter you will drive to Mgahinga Park. O/N: Travellers Rest Hotel or Mt. Gahinga Lodge (FB).

Day 13,t. Mgahinga National Park

Today, we go birding in Mgahinga Forest where you will see most of the Albertine Rift valley endemic species including; the Handsome Francolin, Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, White-starred Robin, Equatorial Akalat, Red-throated Alethe, Archer's Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Banded Prinia, Grauer's Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis. O/N: Travellers Rest Hotel or Mt. Gahinga Lodge (FB).

Day 14,Mgahinga – Lake Bunyonyi

This morning, we will leave Mt. Mgahinga Park for Lake Bunyonyi and do birding in areas around the lake for some bird species. We will take a tour of the islands and swim before dinner and overnight at your accommodation. O/N Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Reaort or Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (FB).

Day 15,Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park

Take an early morning departure from Kabale to Lake Mburo National Park through the rift valley mountainous scenery to Mbarara for lunch. You will go for a launch cruise where you may come across several bird species including the conqui francolin, kingfisher, red-naked spurfowl, temminck’s courser, black bellied bustard and African wattled lapwing, with a variety of wildlife including impala, waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles. O/N: Acardia Mburo Cottages or Mihingo Lodge (FB).

Day 16,Lake Mburo National Park

You will spend a full day barging in Lake Mburo National Park as well as game drives. You can also take another boat cruise on Lake Mburo. O/N: Acardia Mburo Cottages or Mihingo Lodge (FB).

Day 17,Lake Mburo National Park– Entebbe

After an early morning breakfast leave Mburo for Mabamba Swamp in Mpigi and bird water bird species like shoebill stork, pink-barked pelican, long-tailed cormorant, saddle-billed stork and marabours and others. Continue to Entebbe for an evening’s rest ON: The Boma Guesthouse (HB).

Day 18,Departure

You will transfer to the airport for your flight. Tour Ends.
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The Boma Entebbe

The Boma Hotel is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940’s home.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 18 Days, 17 Nights
  • Price : $0000
  • Location : Uganda

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