Uganda bird watching safaris

Uganda birding watching safaris
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Uganda Bird Watching Safari trip Overview

This tour offers an amazing birding within the major birding towns that is Kampala the capital city of Uganda and Entebbe city that happens to have many bird hideouts including the greatest University in the country. Entebbe the former colonial town has many Important Bird Areas that act as habitat for many different bird species including Zikka forests, Mabamba Wetland and The famous Botanical gardens.


Day 1 Uganda Bird watching safaris: Birding Kampala
Today is dedicated for birding a round Kampala including a round Makerere University, The Ugandan Parliament, Bahai Temple and areas 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 2 Uganda Bird watching safaris: Birding Entebbe
Today transfer to Entebbe water front club and board your speed boat to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary to experience the chimp feeding and bird watching along Lake Victoria. Return to Entebbe where you will have your lunch with free entrance to Uganda wildlife education centre and here expect to see the Shoebill and the African Fish eagle in captivity, and the Giant Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatcher, Broad-billed Roller, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Splendid Starling, Olive-bellied Sunbird, Orange Weaver, Vulturine and African Fish Eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Red-chested Sunbird, Ross’s Turaco, Pied Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, Open-billed Stork, Great Reed Warbler, Grey-caped Warbler, Sedge Warblers, the rare Northern Masked Weaver along with the Golden Backed, Black Necked, Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, different races of the Bag lafecht Weavers, a number of flycatcher species such as the Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Lead colored, Pale Flycatcher, Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher, African-paradise flycatcher, African Blue Fly catcher, then to the Lutembe bay, a variety of bird species to observe are; The elusive Shoebill, White-faced Whistling-duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Common Squacco Heron, long-toed Plover, African water Rail, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Striated Heron, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, Black Crake, Swamp Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, African Jacana. You may also see the Sitatungas, Antelope and much more of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Entebbe botanical resort hotel or Entebbe airport view guest house. Meal plan: Half-Board

Day 3 Uganda bird watching safaris: Mabamba Bay
Today after our breakfast with our packed lunch, set off to Mabamba area one of the best birding colony in Uganda. Various species will be spotted out which include: woodland and garden birds. The House Sparrow which is Vagrant, Mosque Swallow (monteiri race), Weyn’s Weaver, White Shouldered Tit, Little Swift, Sand Martin, Brown Snake-Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Grosbeak Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, Fork-tailed Drongo, Feral Pigeon, Flappet and Rofus-napped Lark, Long-Crested Eagle, Stripped Kingfisher, Common Stonechat, Common Greenshank, Little bee-eater, Whinchat, Grey Wagtail, Great Blue Turaco, Grassland Pipit, Orange Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Black-headed weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Black Headed Gonolek, Ruppell’s Long-tailed Sterling, Grey-Headed Sparrow, Spur-winged Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, African Pied Wagtail, Pied King Fisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Yellow Billed Stork, Olivaceous Warbler, Tawny Eagle, Carruther’s Cisticola, Ross’s Turaco, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Ashy Flycatcher, Rufous-napped Lark, Yellow-throated Greenbul, Common Squacco Heron, White-faced Whistling-duck, Fulvous Whistling-duck, Goliath Heron and other bird species are a must see for a hard core or lucky birder. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board

Day 4 Uganda bird watching safaris: Entebbe Botanical gardens & Zikka forest
Have early morning breakfast, after visit gardens which have a collection of species of plants of the tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones, besides several shrubs and other plants which regenerated naturally over the years. The habitat has attracted a diverse array of birds -206 species both forest and shorebirds and monkeys recently introduced the Black and White Columbus and Vervet Monkeys. The most common bird species are Ruff, Wood, Common, Marsh Sandpipers, Common Green Shank, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Madagascar Bee-eater, Green Crombec, Orange weaver, Golden and Yellow backed weavers, Superb sunbird, Bare faced go-away-bird, Ross’s and Great blue Turacos, Grey and Brown Parrots, Palm Swift, Little Swift, Entebbe Weaver an endemic to Uganda that was recorded at the site only once, White spotted Flu tail among others. Return to hotel for lunch and after visit the zikka forest to spot birds, animals and butterflies in the unique canopies and much amazing experience will gained at this forest as we wait for our evening flight back home. End of services, Meal plan: Half-Board.

Uganda bird watching safaris package includes:

  • Airport transfers,
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary,
  • Transportation by safari truck,
  • Boat cruise to Ngamba,
  • Birding Kampala,
  • Chimp feeding,
  • Canoeing,
  • Visit Mabamba swamp,
  • Visit Zikka forest,
  • Birding watching,
  • Uganda bird watching safaris package excludes.
    The expenses of personal nature like:

  • Air fare,
  • Visa,
  • Drinks,
  • Laundry,
  • Tips to local guides,
  • Telephone,
  • Porter fee while trekking,
  • Personal insurance,
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes among others.
  • For more information about Birding safaris in Uganda, kindly contact our office by email: or phone call at: +256 776 660 918/ +256 751 646 578