Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- 8 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BIRD WATCHING IN AFRICA:- Uganda Birding Safaris and wildlife will expose you to different bird species and wildlife right from day one. Uganda is arguably the most attractive country in Africa to bird watchers, not only because of the unusually high number of species recorded within its borders, but also because it offers easy access to several bird-rich habitats that are difficult to find reach else where. This safari is a lifetime experience and it will bring lasting memories that you will always refer to as the best in birding safaris.

Day 1 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Uganda birding safaris

Uganda birding safaris

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be received by our Alpha Adventure Safaris driver/guide, who will brief about your birding safari. You will later transfer to hotel for lunch, relax around and later in the afternoon go birding at Entebbe Botanical gardens. This is home to a variety of bird life that includes; Lizard Buzzard, Woodland, African Pygmy and Pied Kingfisher, Black-headed, Vieilot’s Black, Yellow-backed, Golden-breasted, Spectacled and Orange Weavers, African Paradise, Red-bellied Paradise, Northern-black and African Dusky Flycatchers, Olive-bellied, Green-headed, Scarlet-chested, Marico, Red-chested and Superb Sunbirds among others.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Entebbe

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinking water-Other drinks excluded.

Day 2 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Bird Watching In Mabamba Swamp After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we start birding towards Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill stork and a variety of other bird species that may include; the African and Lesser Jacana, White-breasted, Blue-breast and Little Bee-eaters, Purple Swamphen, Lesser Moorhen, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Black-headed, Grey and Purple Heron, Long-toed Lapwing, Yellow-billied and White-backed Duck, African Marsh Harrier, Weyns’s Weaver, Blue Swallow and Red-headed among others. After that we proceed on to Lake Mburo National Park, with stopovers at the Equator, for the water experiment and a quick look at the craft shops and another stopover at Kaaku swamp to check on some birds like Lesser Moorhen, Little Grabe, African Darter, Grey-crowned Crane, Saddle-billed Stork, Spur-winged and Egyptian Geese, White-faced and Fulvuos Whistling-Duck, Hottentot Teal and African Jacana among others. We proceed on to the park, arriving in the evening.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Mabamba Swamp

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Rwakobo Lodge Mid-range

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Birding in Lake Mburo National Park – Boat cruise After breakfast, we start our birding/game drive in Lake Mburo national park. This park is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda and protects about 330 bird species and a variety of mammal species that includes; the Topis, Impalas, Buffaloes, Oribis, Cliffspringers, Elands, Zebras, Warthogs and Baboons among other mammals. We also look out for bird specialties that includes; the rare Shoebill Stork, Papyrus yellow and White-winged Warbler, African Finfoot, Saddle-billed Stork, Brown-chested, African Wattled and Senegal Lapwing, Red-faced, Trilling, Long-tailed(Tabora), and Caruther’s Cisticola, Greater Snipe, Spot-franked, Red-faced and Crested Barbet, Short-toed and Brown Snake-Eagle, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-winged Black Tit, Broad-billed and Lilac-breasted Roller, Crested and Coqui Francolin among others. We will go back to the lodge for lunch, relax a bit and later in the afternoon, go for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo for yet another but different view of the wildlife.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Birding Safari/Tour 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 (Little rainfall)

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Rwakobo Lodge Mid-

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

The day begins as we go for a nature walk on the shores of the lake in the park, searching for the early risers like the Hynas, Advaark, Leopards and the only one Lion on the park. We come back to the lodge after that, have breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, passing through the rolling hills of Mbarara and the beautiful tea plantations of Bushenyi with lunch en route. We arrive to Queen Elizabeth Nation park in the evening.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birding Safari/Tour 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

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Park View Safari Lodge Mid-range

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 Day 5 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Bird Watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat cruise -After an early morning breakfast, we start birding watching towards the Kasenyi plains in search for birdlife that includes; White-winged, African Reed, Greater and Lesser Swamp Warbler, Black-chested and Brown Snake-Eagle, Temminck’s Courser, Collared Pratincole, African Marsh, Montegu’s and Pallid Harrier, Lesser-striped, Red-rumped, Mosque, Barn and Angola Swallow, Rufous-naped, Red-capped and Flappet Lark, Sulpher-breasted Bush-shrike, Brown-crowned and Marsh Tchagra. We go back to the lodge for lunch and then later in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Kazinga channel where you shall have a chance to see numerous bird life including : the African skimmer, White-winged, Gull-billed and Whiskered Tern, Grey-headed Gull, Woodland, Malachite and Pied Kingfisher, Common, Green, Wood and Curlew Sandpiper among others. On the Chanel we also expect to encounter some other wildlife like the Buffaloes, Elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Park View Safari Lodge Mid-range

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water ,Other drinks excluded.

Day 6 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Bird watching towards Kibale National Park After breakfast, we will go birding towards Kasenyi in search for what we might have missed the previous day and here we expect to encounter savannah birds like the Martial eagle, African Hoopoe, Rupell’s griffon vulture, Temmiinck’s courser and many others. We later transfer to Kibale national park, arriving in the afternoon and check in to Kibale forest Safari lodge, Kibale.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Kibale National Park

Birding Safari/Tour Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July High Season June to September Peak time for Uganda Best Weather June to July and December to February Least rain

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Kibale forest Safari Lodge Mid-range

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water Other drinks excluded.

 Day 7 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Birding safari in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp- The day begins early with an early morning breakfast and we enter the forest searching for the Green-breasted Pitta while it still displays. Kibale national park is home to a community of more than 1000 individuals of Chimpanzees and Chimp trekking is the most popular activity here. We go back to the lodge for lunch and later go bird watching at Bigodi swamp which is close to the forest. The swamp is home to more than 200 bird species and these include; the Great Blue Turaco, Cameroon Sombre, Yellow-whiskered, Cabanis, Little and Joyfull Greenbul, Brown-eared, Specle-breasted, and Cadinal Woodpeckers, White-spotted Flufftail, Red-chested, Diedreric and Klaas’s Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Barbet, Lesser Honeyguide, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Western Nicator, White-tailed Ant-thrush and White-winged Warbler, Red-chested, Scarlet-chested, Green-throated, Green-headed and Collared Sunbird, Purple-headed Starling and Bocage’s Bush-shrike among others. We go back to lodge in the evening.

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Kibale National Park

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge Mid-

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water ,Other drinks excluded.

Day 8 of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

Kibale National Park to Entebbe – Departure After breakfast, we start birding tour as we transfer to Entebbe, with a lunch stopover on the way and later proceed on the airport for your flight home .

Birding Safari/Tour Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Birding Safari/Tour Accommodation: No accommodation

Birding Safari/Tour Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch ,Dinner not included, Drinking water ,other drinks excluded.

End of 8 Days of Birding Safari in Uganda and Wildlife Safari- Africa bird watching tour:-

 

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