Bird watching Safaris in Uganda Overview
There is no place in Africa good for birding safaris like Uganda, it’s commonly well known for both migrants/seasonal and endemic bird species. Bird watching safaris in Uganda are real encounter for bird lovers, we visit Uganda’s No.1 birding spots which includes Mabamba swamp, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
Birding in Uganda will provide you an opportunity to explore the best birding spots in Uganda as mentioned below:- wetlands, savanna grasslands, rivers, lakes and forests. Spotting thousand varieties of birds as you trail the must bird see sites of the pearl of Africa. Expect to spot amazing floras and faunas. Join our most Experienced Kjong safari Team for memorable bird watching safaris in Uganda.
ITINERARY FOR 7 DAYS BIRDING SAFARIS IN UGANDA
Day 1: Birding Entebbe
Bird watching safaris in Uganda depends on your arrival time at Entebbe international airport, our professional birding tour guide will warmly welcome you, then proceed to your hotel for refreshment, an afternoon visit around Entebbe botanical gardens, Uganda wildlife education center to spot the following bird species which include: Common Ruff Wood, Marsh Sandpipers, Common Green Shank, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Madagascar Bee-eater, Green Crombec, Orange weaver, Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Died rick Cuckoo, Great Reed, Grey Capped, Sedge, Greater Swamp and Eurosian Reed Warblers, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland and Pygmy Kingfishers, Golden and Yellow backed weavers, Superb sun bird, 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 Fluff tail. Overnight stay at either Booma Guest House Entebbe or Anderita Beach Hotel, Bed and Breakfast.Hence making our 7 days bird watching safaris in Uganda more interesting
Day 2: Trail through Mabamba wetland to Lutembe bay
An early morning breakfast and packed snacks, we head for the Mabamba Bay and it’s environs which is a very important birding spot on bird watching safaris in Uganda here we encounter the endemic Shoebill Stork one of the threatened species in Uganda and other African regions. Apart from the shoebill this wetland habits other bird species which includes: the Lesser Jacana and the African Purple Swamp hen, Reed Warblers, Pygmy and Spur Winged Goose, African Marsh Harrier, Rufous Bellied Heron, Caspian tern, Great knot, Hottentots teal, Temminck’s stint, Broad billed sand pipers, which are vagrant visitors in addition to the masses of ducks and waders, African Grey Parrots, Broad Billed Roller, Grey Woodpecker, Klaas’s, Died rick and Red Chested Cuckoo, Superb, Red Chested, Scarlet Chested, Collard, Green Throated and Copper Sunbird, Orange Spotted Backed, Black Headed, Slender Billed and Golden Backed Weaver among others. Overnight stay at either Booma Guest House Entebbe or Anderita Beach Hotel, Bed and Breakfast..
Day 3: Drive from Kampala city to Lake Mburo National Park
On our day three of bird watching safaris in Uganda, we move to the next birding destination which happens to be Lake Mburo National Park after our breakfast driving to western parts of Uganda via Masaka to Mbarara highway. Amazing stopover at Uganda equator for amazing photo taking, informative talks, shop snacks and after proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Lunch at the lodge, go for an evening game drive to spot out wildlife and birds, animals like Impalas, Elands, Zebras, Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs and birds like Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana and Moorhen, Harlequin Quail from Kaaku swamp among others respectively. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge or Rwakobo Rock lodge (up and mid range budget option) and Eagle Nest tented camp (budget option). Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Lake Mburo National Park Guided Walk and Boat ride
After our early morning breakfast we set off for bird watching safaris in Uganda with our professional bird guide for full day bird trail, wildlife and flora viewing, birds expected to be spotted include: Coqui and Crested Francolin, Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana and Moorhen, Harlequin Quail, Red-faced Bar bet, Red Headed Weaver, we head for the boat cruise along Lake Mburo to search for the water birds among them include: African Fin foots, pelican bee-eaters, vultures, swallows and much more species, Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 5: Drive from Lake Mburo NP to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After morning breakfast, take en-route drive with spot of more fauna and Avi species and after depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lunch en-route at lodge. An afternoon boat ride on Kazinga channel where we get close to big schools of Hippos, Crocodiles, water birds like the African Spoonbill, African skimmer, pelican bee-eaters, warblers, swallows, vultures, sparrow hawk among other water birds. Evening visit to Katwe Crater Lake to watching the flamingos as the sun is setting off. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Bush lodge Tented rooms (up and midrange market) and Bush Lodge lazy Camping or Simba safari camp (budget option). Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park Birding Uganda
Bird watching safaris in Uganda will enable you visit the far western parts of Uganda that is Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have breakfast thereafter take a whole day birding as we search for Savanna birds like the Small (Common) Buttonquail, African Crake, Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black Headed Gonolek, Amur Falcon, Ovambo Sparrow hawk, Lowland Akalat, Greater and Lesser Flamingo and Temminck’s Courser, Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Harlequin Quail, Blue Quail, more animals will be spotted. Return to lodge for lunch and relax at lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board. Hence making the entire birding in Uganda safaris interesting.
Day 7: Drive to Kyambura Gorge then Kampala
After breakfast as we end our 7 days bird watching safaris in Uganda, we take a foot safari/nature walk in Kyambura gorge and in this sector a variety of Avi, faunas and floras are at a much closure. Return to lodge for lunch and after drive back to Entebbe international airport to board your flight back home. Meal plan: Half-Board, End of services.
7 Days Bird watching safaris in Uganda price includes:
- Airport transfers,
- Transportation by safari van,
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary,
- Foot safari,
- Boat cruise,
- Driver allowances,
- En-route lunches,
- Visit the equator.
7 Days Bird watching safaris in Uganda price excludes:
Expenses of personal nature like:
- Air fare,
- Tips to local guides,
- Porter fee while trekking,
- Personal insurance,
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
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