14 Days Total Birding Uganda
For Bird Lovers we got you now, with our 14 days Uganda Birding all is at your disposal. Join us for an exceptional experience as you record over 1000 bird species in Uganda including the rarest birds that can only be found in our ecosystem. You will reach all the important Bird Areas in the region to discover many colorful and countless species of birds. Not only Birds but also an opportunity for Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking as you go through your 14 days with us.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport
Arrival Entebbe Airport, transfer to Boma Hotel (Lodge facility) or central Inn Entebbe (Budget facility)for overnight and dinner Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2: Mabamba Birding
After an early breakfast, we drive to Mabamba Swamp, 50km west of Kampala, and stop en route at Mpigi Swamp for papyrus rarities. Keep your eyes open for White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, and other swamp specialties. Thereafter return to Kampala. Overnight at Cassia Lodge overlooking Lake Victoria (Lodge facility) or JBK hotel (Budget facility. Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Birding Kampala
Today is dedicated for birding a round Kampala including a round Makerere University, The Ugandan Parliament, Bahai Temple and areas of around the Shores of Lake Victoria in Munyonyo. Overnight at Cassia Lodge overlooking Lake Victoria (Lodge facility) or JBK hotel (Budget facility Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Kampala-Kibale National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and over night at Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget facility) Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking
After breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking. Other primates include the L’hoestes, Red colobus, Red tailed, Olive Baboon, Gray cheeked Mangabey and many others. In the afternoon we shall visit to Bigodi wetland, which is managed by the local community. Here, we expect to spot the Elusive Sitatunga Antelope in the Papyrus and several other interesting species of birds like the White-winged warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Carruthre’s Cisticola, and others. Meals and over night at Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or chimpanzee Guest House (Budget facility)Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Kibale-Queen Elizabeth
Begin your morning with a visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal, thereafter drive to drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility). Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth
Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes
Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility). Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi
Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must! Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: ( B, L, D).
Day 9: BWINDI-Gorilla trek
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: ( B, L, D).
Day 10: Second Gorilla Trekking.
Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 11: Bwindi-Lake Mburo
After early breakfast, Drive to Lake Mburo with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue your drive to Lake Mburo National Park enroute game drive to your Lodge is rewarding and interesting. The afternoon is spent on a game drive spotting the elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, and zebras. Overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (Lodge facility or Rwakobo camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12: Lake Mburo
After an early breakfast, we go on a birding and game drive following numerous tracks in Lake Mburo National Park. You have chances of viewing mammals such as Zebra, Topi, Elephant, Eland, Impala, Buffalo, Water Buck, etc. Birds you have chances of viewing include Black-headed Oriole, White-backed Scrub Robin, Bateleur, Ruppel’s Long-tailed Starling, Common Bulbul, Brown Parrot, Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture, Grey Hornbill, White-browed Coucal, Lesser. After lunch ready for a boat ride for aquatic birds. Overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (Lodge facility or Rwakobo camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 13: Lake Mburo-Entebbe
After early breakfast, take on a morning Bush walk. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, and zebras. Thereafter drive to back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator monument before driving to Entebbe. Overnight at the Boma Hotel (Lodge facility) or Central in Entebbe (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 14: Entebbe-Out
Breakfast/Late morning transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure at 13:40 hours on PW to Kilimanjaro End of service
The above safari package includes:-
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Two Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Kibale Chimpanzee chimp Permits
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
Birding throughout the safari
However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.