Birding tours to Uganda Safari Overview
For Bird Lovers we got you now with our 14 days Birding tours to Uganda. 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. Birding in Uganda will enable you reach all the important Bird Areas in the region to discover many colorful and countless species of birds. 14 days Birding safaris in Uganda will also enable you experience chimpanzee trekking, Gorilla trekking and game drives from different national parks these will be accompanied with several birding experience from these parks hence making Birding in Uganda great.
ITINERARY FOR 14 DAYS BIRDING TOURS IN UGANDA
Day 1 Birding tours to Uganda: Arrival Entebbe Airport
Arrival at Entebbe Airport as your welcomed and picked up by our tour guides then we transfer you to Boma Hotel (Lodge facility) or central Inn Entebbe (Budget facility)for overnight and dinner Meal Plan Dinner.
Day 2: Birding safaris in Mabamba
After an early breakfast, we start our 14 days Birding safaris in Uganda with a morning 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 hence marking a great birding safari in Mabamba. Overnight at Cassia Lodge overlooking Lake Victoria (Lodge facility) or JBK hotel (Budget facility. Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Birding safaris in Kampala
Today is dedicated for birding tours to Uganda mostly a round Kampala that is 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 4: Drive from Kampala-Kibale National Park
Birding tour in Uganda starts with an early breakfast then leave Kampala for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains that habituates several bird species which migrate from Congo forests and Rwenzori ranges. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit and bird watching. 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 and Birding in Kibale
After breakfast on our birding tour to Uganda we encounter on chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest. Other primates to trail include the L.hoestes, Red colobus, Red tailed, Olive Baboon, Gray cheeked Mangabey and many others. In the afternoon we shall visit 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 many others hence making birding in Uganda spectacular. Meals and over night at Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or chimpanzee Guest House (Budget facility)Meal Plan Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Drive from Kibale-Queen Elizabeth NP
Our Birding in Uganda trip begins with a morning visit to the Nyakasura falls in Fort Portal, thereafter drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari 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 National Park
Dawn game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. This park is Famous for African Elephant, African Buffaloes, African Lions and Kobs, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are over 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George this will enable you view different species of birds along side the channel, this encounter will make Birding safaris in Uganda spectacular. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari 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: Drive from Queen Elizabeth NP-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Birding tours to Uganda will enable you visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a spectacular game drive and birding spots since the park happens to habituate several interesting bird species that migrate from Congo Forests and Rwenzori ranges this makes our birding tour in Uganda great, there after take 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 for tree climbing lions and later drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park via the beautiful scenery of tea plantations. Bwindi forest is the lushest highland rain forest in Africa, Filled with primates and exotic bird species. 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: Birding tours in Uganda and Gorilla tracking Safari
Birding in Uganda trip at the impenetrable forest starts with an early morning breakfast from the lodge then drive to the UWA briefing center as we get ready for gorilla trekking accompanied with Bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. As we encounter Birding tours in Bwindi forest ensure to carry along with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, insect repellents etc The tour 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 gears to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 700 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2-6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The gorilla tracking trip will enable you have great birding tours in Uganda. Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: ( B, L, D)
Day 10: Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Birding in Bwindi
The second gorilla trekking safari will enable you encounter different parts of the forest hence enabling you to view several bird species on the Birding tours in Uganda. Dinner and over night at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 11: Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable forest-Lake Mburo National Park
Having completed our Birding safaris in Bwindi impenetrable forest, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park for another Birding tour in Uganda. After an early breakfast we start our Birding safaris in Uganda as we drive to Lake Mburo National Park, with a stopover at Igongo Cultural centre to explore and learn the Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past hence Continue with our drive to Lake Mburo National Park with an enroute game drive to the Lodge is rewarding and interesting. The afternoon is spent on a game drive spotting the elands, impalas, water bucks, warthogs and zebras as we prepare for Bird watching safaris in Uganda. Overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (Lodge facility or Rwakobo camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12: Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Our Birding safaris in Uganda kicks off early in morning after an early breakfast, then start our Birding game drive as we go birding in Uganda across Lake Mburo National Park. At the park you standard a chance of viewing mammals such as Zebra, Topi, Elephant, Eland, Impala, African Buffaloes, Water Bucks etc as an addition to the different bird species that include Black-headed Oriole, White-backed Scrub Robin, Bateleur, Ruppels Long-tailed Starling, Common Bulbul, Brown Parrot, Ruppels Griffon Vulture, Grey Hornbill, White-browed Coucal, Lesser and many others hence drive back to the lodge for lunch as you also prepare for a boat cruise in search of aquatic birds. Hence making Birding tours in Uganda great. Overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (Lodge facility or Rwakobo camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13:Drive from Lake Mburo-Entebbe
After early breakfast at the lodge, we resume our birding tours in Uganda trip as we take on a morning Bush walk in the park. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place in that every part of the park is alive with a variety of interesting scenarios. It contains of an extensive wetland where you are likely to see elands, impalas, Waterbucks, Warthogs, and zebras plus many interesting bird species that occupy the wetland. Thereafter drive back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator line monument before driving to Entebbe hence coming to an end of Birding Safaris in Uganda. Overnight at the Boma Hotel (Lodge facility) or Central in Entebbe (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 14: Entebbe-Out
As we mark an end to our Birding in Uganda trip, we begin the with an a breakfast then drive to Entebbe Airport for departure at 13:40 hours on PW to Kilimanjaro. As we look forward to hosting you again.
Birding tour Uganda package includes:-
- Airport transfers
- Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Bush walk
- Boat trips
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
- Park fees
- Kibale Chimpanzee chimp Permits
- Community visits
- Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
- Enroute lunches
- Birding throughout the safari
- Igongo visit
- Game drives
Birding tour to Uganda package excludes:
Expenses of personal nature like:
- Tips to local guides,
- Porter fee while trekking,
- Personal insurance and tobacco.
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