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12 Days Birding Safari

Uganda is a home to over 1078 species of Birds of those there are twenty four rift valley endemics that can be recorded on this birding safari,

The highlights of this safari includes, Shoebill, papyrus gonelek, Regal sunbird, Rwenzori Turacoo, Rwenzori night jars. This package involves the Important Bird Areas of Uganda such as Budongo forest, Murchison falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Lake Mburo national Parks, Mabamba swamp.

Day By Day Activities

Day ONE.

Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Transfer to Murchison falls national park for the best bird watching experience in Uganda and stop over at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking as you do Bird watching en-route. After Rhino tracking drive to the selected Restaurant/Hotel for Lunch. After Lunch drive to Budongo forest for the best forest restricted bird species in search of Puvell’s Iladopsis, Narina Trogon, and Arriving late and check in at the lodge.

Day TWO

Game Drive and Boat Cruise In Murchison Falls National Park

After early Morning breakfast drive to Paraa to cross with the ferry to the northern part of the park for game drive in search for special birds on your list such as Grey crown crane, Saddle-billed stork, Shoebill, Red-throated bee-eater, Northern carmine bee-eater, Northern Red bishop, Yellow-throated Long-claw, Abyssinian horn-bill, grey-headed kingfisher, western banded snake eagle, combined together for the special animals such as Lion, Buffalo, Hyena, Elephant, Giraffe, Water buck, Uganda kob.

Afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of Waterfalls along the Victoria Nile for the best Birding Opportunities Birds to look for here includes, Great whit egret, Little Egret, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, African fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher Giant Kingfisher, Whistling duck, Egyptian goose, Rock pranticoles, African fin foot, Pel’s fishing owl, African green pigeon with the perfect view of Hippopotamus, Crocodiles.

Day THREE

Transfer To Kibale National Park

After early Morning Breakfast Transfer to Kibale national park via Buliisa-Hoima road while Birding En-route through Rift valley escarpment for the best savanna and dry country birds of Uganda with stopover for Lunch en-route in Hoima town at the selected Restaurant/Hotel and check in at the lodge.

Day 4

Bird Watching In Kibale National Park

After early Morning Breakfast drive to the forest for the best Birding experience in search for special bird species such green-breasted Pitta, African Pitta, Blue-headed sun bird, black-capped apalis, collared apalis, Yellow-throated nicator, Yellow-rumped tinkerbird, Black bee-eater, blu-breasted kingfisher, Purple-breasted sunbird, Red-faced woodland warbler crown eagle, Narina trogon. Our birding guide will be there to take you through this activity.

Afternoon Birding at Bigodi wetland sanctuary.

Day 5

Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After early morning breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National with Birding en-route with Packed Lunch or stopover for Lunch en-route at selected restaurant/Hotel in Kasese.

Birding Equator-Queen’s Pavilions before drive to the lodge for check in for overnight.

Day 6

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

After early morning breakfast drive to kasenyi plains for the best savanna and wetland birds. Queen Elizabeth national park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination the park;s diverse ecosystems, which includes the sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparckling lakes and fertile wetlands makes it the ideal habitat for classic big game, and over six thousands bird species.

Afternoon Boat cruise on kazinga channel which is most exiting and the best visitor experience.

Day 7

Birding Ishasha the Southern Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Early Morning breakfast transfer to the remote southern sector of Ishasha with Birding en-route and be rewarded with sightings this region’s famous residents the tree-climbing lions lounging in the branches of the trees as well as many herds of Buffaloes and elephants.
We shall be with a professional birding guide to help you find the interesting birds of uganda.

Day 8

Morning Game Drive and Bird Watching in Ishasha

After Early Morning Breakfast Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for Gorilla tracking and do Bird watching En-route with stopover for Lunch en-route at the selected restaurant/Hotel. Bird watching is fantastic at the Neck in Ruhiija the Eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable national park for bAfrican Broadbill, western green tinkerbird, blck bee-eater, stripe-breasted Tit and drive to the lodge for overnight.

Day 9

GorillaTracking and Bird Watching

After early morning breakfast drive to gorilla briefing point with your packed Lunch get set to meet the beautiful giants for best Gorilla tracking while in search of gorillas in the forest you will come across several forest birds which quite exiting and best opportunity to discover some of Bwindi restricted bird species in this Rain forest.

Afternoon Birding at the forest edge.

Day 10

Transfer to Lake Mburo national Park and Bird Watching En-route

Transfer to Lake Mburo national park for the best bird watching experience with birding en-route and stopover for lunch at selected restaurant/Hotel in Mbarara Town After lunch drive to Lake mburo national park.

Evening Game drive and Bird watching within this national park.

Day 11

Morning Game Drive and Bird Watching

After early morning breakfast drive to Nshara gate for game drive in search of animal such as Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Water buck, Topi, Eland, Warthog, Bush Buck, Vervet Monkey, Baboon combined together with the best sightings and special Bird species here includes, Bateleur, crested Francolin, Lilac-breasted roller, Brown parrot,

Afternoon Boat Cruise for best of Shoe-bill and African finfoot, Fish eagle, Hippopotamuses and Crocodiles.

Day 12

Transfer To Kampala and Mabamba Wetland Bird Watching

After early morning breakfast Transfer to Kampala with stopover at Equator crossing point for water experiment have lunch here as well and proceed to Mabamba wetland for Shoebill search.

END OF THE TRIP.