8 Days Birding Tour/Safari in Murchison Falls NP & Budongo Forest –Africa Best Bird Watching

Africa's birding safari destination-Uganda(1)

HIGHLIGHTS OF UGANDA BIRD WATCHING SAFARI:-

Murchison falls national park is the largest park in Uganda. It has varied habitant of Rivers, savannah grasslands, woodlands, swamp and Papyrus. It is home to over 450 bird species. Birding is done both during game drives, nature walks and while on the boat. Budongo forest supports some of the largest natural forest in East Africa with great birding opportunities. It hosts over 350 bird species and several primates including Chimpanzees.

Day 1 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by Alpha Adventure Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. The drive from Entebbe international airport to Kampala takes anything between 1 hour to 2 hours depending on time of day and traffic.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Kampala

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Cassia Lodge Mid-range

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense only breakfast, Drinks not included

Uganda birding safari-shoebill

Uganda birding safari-shoebill

Day 2 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Mabamba Wetland for Shoebill and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park After breakfast, we go for bird watching to Mabamba wetland in search of the Shoebill. After we transfer to Uganda’s largest National Park ,Murchison falls national park. The drive takes about 5 hours but because of birding en route,plus Rhino tracking at Ziwa. Have lunch on way and proceed to the top of the spectacular Murchison Falls.

Bird watching Safari optional: Rhino trekking.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Bird watching Safari Best Time to Visit December to February –Easier to spot animals, High Season June to September –Peak time for Uganda, Best Weather June and July –Less rain and lower temperatures

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Fort Murchison Mid-range

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

Day 3 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Bird watching on Game drive-After an early breakfast with packed lunch we leave for an amazing birding day watch. We will be searching for; Secretary Bird, Sooty Chat, Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, African Rock Martin; Lesser Stripped, Ethiopian, Angola, Red-rumped and Rufous-chested Swallow, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honey guide, Scaly-throated Honey guide, and many more.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Fort Murchison Mid-range

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

Day 4 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

 Game drive and Boat Launch Cruise safari- Another day of game drive and bird watching to hopefully catch up with the missed species from the previous day. After lunch we take a boat launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. While on the boat, look out for; the Shoebill, Little Grebe, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Crake, Black-crowned Crane, The Egyptian, African Pygmy, and the Spur-winged Gooses, Storks like; the Saddle-billed, Open-billed, White, Yellow-billed, Marabou. More birds include, Woolly-necked, the Little and Dwarf Bitterns, Night Heron, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Green Backed Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, the African and Eurasian Spoonbills, the Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Jacana, African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover and more.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Fort Murchison Mid-range

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

 

Day 5 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Birding to Budongo Forest Today after breakfast we bird watch through the park to the ferry in time for the morning ferry crossing. We continue our journey to Budongo forest in search of some of the forest species we could have missed in Murchison falls National park and others only found in Budongo forest.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Budongo Forest

Bird watching Safari Best Time to Visit Dec to March and June to July –Easier to track chimpanzees, High Season June to September –Peak time for Uganda, Best Weather June and July –Less rain and lower temperatures.

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Masindi Hotel Mid-range hotel

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included
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Day 6 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Uganda Birding Tour in Budongo Forest Reserve In Budongo, we bird the “Royal Mile” and bird species to look out for : the Puvel’s Illadopsis, Chocolate–Backed Kingfisher, White Wagtail, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Yellow-billed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec. African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, White-headed Saw-wing, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Nahan’s Francolin, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Black-headed Gonolek, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Budongo Forest

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: Masindi Hotel Mid-range

Bird watching Safari Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinks not included
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Day 7 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Bird watching as we go to Entebbe-We will continue birding Budongo forest today and later leave for Entebbe town in the afternoon. We will then bird our way to Entebbe town arriving later that evening. Refresh and rest before taking your flight back home later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: Papyrus guest house

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

9 days Journey to Untamed Gorilla and Wildlife safari in Uganda

Day 8 of Uganda best bird watching Safari:-

Departure Thank you for birding Uganda with us, we hope you will visit again and explore other destinations in Uganda.

Bird watching Safari Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Bird watching Safari Accommodation: No accommodation

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

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