Uganda 9 Days Birding to Entebbe, Mabamba, Mabira, Murchison Falls National Park with a skilled Bird Guide
Don’t miss out this unique opportunity to spot the most Handsome and beautiful birds including the Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dawrf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis among other spread all over Uganda
Day 1: Arrival early in the morning, head straight to bird Mabamba wetlands, afternoon transfer to Kibale Forest N.park
After arrival, head out to Mabamba Wetlands on the shores of Lake Victoria. This is one of the few remaining swamps in the country protected by the local communities – an extensive papyrus swamp with its labyrinth of channels and lagoons, classified as an Important Bird Area, and home to several pairs of Shoebills, Uganda’s most famous avian resident. This charismatic monotypic species is certainly amongst the most sought-after birds in Africa, and we’ll make special efforts today to find it by paddling through the channels by boat. There will of course be a good selection of classic East African water birds, including Pink-backed Pelican,Long-tailed Cormorant, Goliath Heron, African Open-billed, Saddle-billed, and Marabou Storks, Hammerkop, White-faced Whistling-Duck, Yellow-billed Duck, African Fish-Eagle and many others. Later in the afternoon, we drive to Kibale Forest N.Park.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (self contained cottages)
Low Budget: Kibale Forest Camp (in tents) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (shared bathroom rooms)
See other Lodging options in or near to Kibale / Fort Portal
Birding in Kibale forest N. Park
Birding in Kibale N.P is a delightful experience. We shall look for species such as Afep Pegion, Green-breasted Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey-winged Robin, Grey-throated Flycatcher, Dark Backed Weaver,White Browed Crombec,Olive long Tailed Cuckoo,Yellow Mantled Weaver Emard Cuckoo. Masked and black-throated Apalises, Chestnut winged Starling, Orange-tufted and tiny sunbirds, White-collared Olive-back and many more. Lunch at the hotel. Go birding Bigodi swamp in the evening. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3: Early morning
drive to Semliki National park birding en-route.
Transfer to Semliki birding on the way . Dinner and overnight at Vanilla Lodge.
Day 4: Birding Kirumia Trail; Transfer to QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P
After breakfast we will transfer to Semliki birding en-route. Having reached in the afternoon, you will check in at the lodge and head for evening birding. Look for species like Spot-Breasted Ibis, Hartlaub’s duck,Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Long-tailed Hawk, Nkurengu Rail, Western Bronze-naped Pegion, Black-collared Lovebird, Yellow-throated Cuckoo,Red-Chested Owlet,Bates’ Nightjar, Chocolate-backed/ White-bellied and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-crested/ Blackbilled Dwarf/Red-Billed Dwarf Hornbills, Piping and Black-wattled Hornbills, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Spotted/Lyre-tailed and Zenker’s Honeyguides ,African Piculet, Gabon Wood pecker ,Red-sided Broadbill, White-throated blue Swallow, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Xavier’s, Swamp, Simple and Eastern Bearded Greenbuls, Yellow-throated Nicator,Capuchin Babbler, Nothern bearded Scrub Robin,Forest and Grey ground Thrushes,Lemon-bellied Crombec, Brown-crowned Eremomela. Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher, Ituri Batis, Red-billed Helmet-Shrike,Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike, Black-winged Oriole, Chestnut-winged Starling, Orange-tufted Sunbird, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Blue-billed, Crested and Red-bellied Malimbes, Plae-Fronted and Chestnut-breasted Negrofinches, Grant’s blue bill and many more.
After breakfast we will transfer to QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P
Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Deluxe Tent/ Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge
Mid-range or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge (in rooms) or Buffalo Safari Resort or Enganzi Lodge (mid-range )
Budget price: Bush Lodge in tents
See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Early morning game drive, afternoon boat trip.
After breakfast, a morning game drive and birding will be ideal. Lunch at the lodge and go for the boat launch on Kazinga Channel in the afternoon where we shall see a variety of wild life and bird life as well. A variety of game such as hundreds of hippos, crocodiles will be viewed. Other animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Uganda Kob, Bush buck, Warthog will include Green-backed heron, Yellow billed stork, Saddle billed Stork, African spoonbill, martial eagle, African Skimmer, grey headed gull, grey, purple and goliath herons, black Crake, African Crake, Common quail and Rufous-naped lark. Late in the evening after the boat we head for an evening drive for Night jars. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi National Park via Ishasha sector.
Early morning transfer to Bwindi N.Park via Ishasha and we shall have our lunch on the way. At Ishasha, We shall see a variety of Game including climbing lions, Elepahnts Buffaloes and other game. Having reached in the evening , we shall bird around the hotel on arrival in the evening for species like Blue quail, African Crake, Ross’s Turaco, Jackson’s Pipit, Red-headed lovebird, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Black bee-eater,White-backed,Lappet Faced,Ruppel’s,White headed,Palmnut Vultures,Martial,Wahlbergs,Weterh Bandedsneck,A.Fish Egales, Shining Blue King fisher.
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
The safari package will include
-Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
-Private safari 4wd fuelled safari vehicle
-Services of English speaking birding guide
-Park and designated birding sites entrance fees
-Boat trips for birding
Price Excludes: - Airfares, Visas ,Tips to local guides, Laundry , Personal insurance cover, Soft or alcoholic drinks or mineral water , Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated above, any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above