7 Days Birding Tour/Safari in Uganda

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BIRDING TOUR IN UGANDA:-

This safari/tour lets you experience two of the great highlights Uganda has to offer, birding and gorillas. You go with our specialized birding guide exploring great birding locations and ticking of some amazing sights. Combined with this you head into the forest to meet the mountain gorillas.

Day 1 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:- To Queen Elizabeth National Park ( 610 species noted here) You will be picked up in Entebbe by your safari guide for the start of our Birding and gorillas safari in Uganda when you arrive to Entebbe in early morning or add an extra night for arrival the day before. The day’s journey will take us to Queen Elizabeth national park, bird watching en-route. This Uganda’s second largest safari park contains Africa’s best game populations as well as some of Uganda’s biggest birding species, an incredible bird list of 611 species.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bird watching Safari Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July Dry seasons High Season June to September Peak time for Uganda Best Weather June to July and January to February Less rainfall

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Bush Lodge Safari lodge Mid-range

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinks not included

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Day 2 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Early morning birding safari and afternoon boat-cruise This morning we start early for a bird safari and game drive towards the Kasenyi trail after trying ugandas top bird in Queen elizabeth, The Papyrus endemic Papyrus Gonolek. The drive leads us to the mating ground with grassy plains dotted with the cactus, to the fishing village with a variety of stork species including the Spectacular Saddle-billed, African Open Billed and Woolly necked Storks. Other species include the Bateleur, Grey Kestrel, Lappet-faced, White-backed, Palm-nut Vultures and the award winning ruppels vulture in soaring the highest among birds! African Crake, Black Coucal, Common button, Harlequin and Black-rumped Quails, Rufous-naped and Flappet Larks. Common mammals include African Buffalo, Uganda Kobs, eopard and many others. In the afternoon it is time for the boat-cruise on the Kazinga channel, a 36km channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward. Along the banks you can see hippos, buffaloes and crocodiles as well as resident and migratory waders.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Bush lodge

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

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Day 3 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Birding through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP This morning, we shall bird towards Ishasha through the transitional habitat between Lake Edward and Maramagambo Forest. We will see a lot of colorful butterflies along the way. Special birds of this area include Yellow-bill, Pygmy Kingfisher, African mustached warbler, Batleur eagle, Black Bee-eater, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Greater honey guide and White-breasted Negrofinch. After this we continue birding to the Ishasha part of the park where we spend the night.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Ishasha Sector

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Bush lodge

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

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Day 4 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a birding walk After breakfast we leave the flat savanna behind and journey up to the home of the mountain gorillas through cultivated hills and villages to forest covered mountains. We take time to look for birds along the way and target to be at the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon we explore the birding possibilities. We could assemble to head for the Mubwindi swamp for the highest concentration of the Albertin endemics aiming to grip on the African green broadbill, Grey cuckoo-shrike, Stripe breasted tit, Chestnut throated apalis, montane oriole, Frasers eagle owl, black billed turaco and Rwenzori batis. In the evening we could track the calls of the Rwenzori night jar. This Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog; forest Elephants, Statungas and Dikers.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bird watching Safari Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February High Season June to September Gorilla permits are scarce Best Weather June to July and December to February Less rainfall

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Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp Mid-range

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

 

 

Day 5 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Gorilla trekking day After breakfast we drive over to the gorilla trekking starting point. Here you are briefed about the gorilla trekking rules while your guide takes care of the practicalities. You set off into the forest with a specialized guide who leads you to the point where the gorillas are. For one unforgettable hour you are in the area of the mountain Gorillas seeing them in their daily life, with a chance to spot some forest interior birds, tullberg woodpecker, the olive pigeons, stulmanns starlings, dusky crimsonwing. After trekking back to the starting point your guides picks you and takes you to Lake Bunyonyi enroute spotting the black headed, black crowned, yellow bellied waxbills, streaky sead eaters, white tailed blue flycatchers, This is a beautiful area famous for its small birds with the rare altitude spacialists like the white napped ravens and olive thrush easy to see. The lake is free from Bilharzia so if you feel like it an evening swim is possible.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Bushara Island Camp Budget cottage

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 6 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & game-drive with birding Be woken up by a choir of birds before breakfast. We leave Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast driving to Lake Mburo national park where we have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we head out for a game-drive with views of zebras and impalas as well as birding with chances of seeing yellow throated apalis, red faced barbet, coqui francolin, black cuckoo shrike, tabora cistcola, pale flycatcher, emerald spotted wood dove, african penduline tit and pearl spotted owlet.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Bird watching Safari Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February High Season June to September Peak time for Uganda, Best Weather June, July and January to February

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Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Mburo Safari lodge Mid-range

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

Day 7 of Birding Tour/safari in Uganda:-  Visit Mabamba swamp and transfer to Entebbe for flight This morning we visit Mabamba village and its adjacent swamp with chances of seeing the prehistorical looking Great shoebill stork. The road to Mabamba winds its way through areas of secondary forest and agricultural land attracting Red-headed Lovebird, African Crowned-Hornbills, and a range of sunbirds including the Green-headed, Green, Red-chested, Collared, Marico and Scarlet-chested and the African pied Wagtail is common along the road. After these last birding highlights we cross towards Entebbe international airport in time for an evening flight as we have reached the end of our Birding and gorillas safari in Uganda.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Entebbe

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: No accommodation

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinks not included

 End of 7 Days Birding Tour/Safari in Uganda!

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