18 Days Best Of Uganda Birding Safari
$700 per person
18 days best of Uganda birding safari will offer a magical encounter with over 1000 species, the highest concentration of birds in Africa, Uganda Birding Safari offers easy access to bird-rich habitats. the best time to do Birding watching Safari in Uganda is from late May through September when the rain is less and food is abundant. The main nesting season in Bwindi forest national park and Mgahinga national park are key sites for the Albertine Rift valley in May and June, but from mid-April to mid-May the rains might still be too heavy. February and early March are the best time Semuliki national park, Murchison Falls National Park they are relatively dry but hot. December and January are also good months since the north is not too hot yet and there is less rain in the south. The best time for primate tracking and wildlife viewing in the savannah reserves is also in the dry seasons, from June to August and December to February
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Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival, you will meet our company representative who will warmly welcome you. Over night at Airport guest houseB/B
Day 2: Visit to Mabamba swamp
After your breakfast, you will be picked up from Airport guest house and transferred to the swamp. Spot outthe Shoebill Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite Kingfisher and other swamp subjects or dwellers. Dinner and overnight at hotel Africana FB
Day 3: Birding to Kampala
Afterearly morning breakfast we shall search for savannah birds like the White Headed Barbet, Cardinal and Nubian Wood Pecker, White Crested Turaco, African Green Pigeon, Yellow Bellied Hyliota, African MoustachedWabler, White Shouldered Tit, African Paradise Flycatcher, Greater Blue Eared Starling among others. Dinner and overnight at hotel Africana FB
Day 4: Birding to Murchison Falls National Park
Departing from Kampala, bird as you head to Murchison Falls National Park.Look out for birds like raptors, Rock Pratincole, Crested Francolin, White crested Turaco, White-headed Barbet, Narina Trogon, Red-throated Bee-eater, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Silver bird, Red-cheeked Cordon blue, waxbills, finches, sunbirds and canaries, among others. Dinner and overnight at paraa. FB
Day 5: Birding in Murchison Falls national park
After breakfast with your packed lunch, proceed to the escarpment and bird around the vicinity and the road, look out for birds like African Hawk-Eagle, Booted Eagle, Striped Kingfisher, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Black- billed Barbet, Cliff Chat, Spotted Morning Thrush, Northern Crombec, Red-faced Crombec, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Rattling Cisticola, Foxy Cisticola, Red-winged Warbler, Red-winged Grey Warbler, Black-headed Batis, Western Violet-backed Sunbird, Red-winged Ptyalin, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, Black-faced Waxbill among others. Dinner and overnight at New court View FB.
Day 6: Bird in Budongo
Look out for species like the African Crowned Eagle, Hugli’s Francolin, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, a Selection of Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Greenbuls, Fire-crested Alethe, Red-tailed Ant-thrush, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Rufus-crowned Eremomela, Whistling Cisticola, Black-throated Apalis, Black-capped Apalis, Grey-throated Flycatcher, Forest Flycatcher, IturiBatis, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Western Black-headed Oriole, Purple headed Starling, Brown Twinspot among others. Dinner and overnight at Budongo Eco lodge
DAY 7: Birding to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to QENP with several birding hotspots and arrive in time for lunch at the Kingfisher Safari resort. Later we will embark on our birding expedition around the park and return for dinner and bedding at Kingfisher lodge
DAY 8: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National park
you will spend the whole day in the Park looking out for the Grey-headed Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatcher, Black-headed Gonolek, Grey-capped Warbler, Slender-billed, yellow backed, Black Headed, Lesser Masked and Golden Backed Weavers, Yellow Fronted and Brimstone Canary. Dinner and overnight at Kingfisher lodge.
Day 9: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Find Scaly Francolin, Red-necked Spurfowl, several plovers, Harlequin Quail and Common Button-quail. Larks are numerous and include, Red Capped, Rufous-napped, Flappet and the local White-tailed. Raptors include Martial Eagle, Banded Snake Eagles and Bateleur. In the afternoon we embark on a boat trip down the Kazinga Channel. This incredible area for waterbirds will afford stunning views of African Skimmer, Pink-backed Pelican, Saddle-billed, African Open Billed and Yellow Billed Stork, Hamerkop, African Spoonbill, Water Thick-knee, and over-summering Palearctic migrants. In the evening before dinner we will try a night drive with in the peninsular searching for Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars, as well as owls if staying on the peninsular.Dinner and overnight at Kingfisher
Day 10: Bird to Bwindi
After breakfast with your packed lunch, bird en-route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and arriving in the late afternoon. Look out for species like Raptors, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Woodpeckers, Apalises, Honeyguides, Greenbuls, Swallows, Larks, Cisticolas, Pipits, Chats, Shrikes, Starlings, Widowbirds and many more. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge
Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Buhoma-Ivi trail
After an early breakfast, bird in Bwindi impenetrable looking out for species like Black Bee-Eater, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, Greenbuls, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’sWarbler,Mountain Masked Apalis, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puffback, Petit’sCuckooshrike, Starlings, Sunbirds, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped weaver, among others. Dinner and overnight atBuhoma lodge.
Day 12: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Buhoma-Muyaga waterfall trail
Get an early start to look for birds like Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-Eater, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, assorted Greenbuls, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Chapin's Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler , Oberlander’s Ground Thrush ,Mountain Masked Apalis, Bocage's Bush-shrike, Luhder's Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puffback, Petit'sCuckooshrike, Starlings, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped weaver among other birds. Dinner and Overnight atBuhoma lodge.
Day 13: Bird as you transfer to Ruhija via the Neck
Day 14: Bird Mubwindi Swamp
After breakfast, walk down to the Mubwindi Swamp looking out for species like the Black-billed Turaco, Western Green Tinkerbird, Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Green-Broadbill, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Mountain Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Collared Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird and more. Certainly one of the highlights of any birding trips in Uganda, this walk is physically challenging, but taken slowly it is quite manageable. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.
Day 15: Bird to Kisoro
After breakfast, bird to Kisoro via Echuya forest you may see the Papyrus Yellow Warbler and Papyrus Canary, Carruther'sCisticola, Little Rush Warbler and Fawn-breasted Waxbill among other birds. Continue with the drive to Kisoro looking out for birds like Handsome Francolin, Olive Pigeon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Archer's Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Mountain Masked Apalis, White-browed Crombec, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty's Bush-shrike, Montane Oriole, White-napped Raven, Dusky Crimsonwing, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-headed Waxbill among other birds. Dinner and overnight at MutandaLake resort.
Day 16: Bird to Lake Mburo National Park
We shall drive Lake Mburo, arriving at the park in the late afternoon. Look out for birds like Bateleur, Crested Francolin, Lilac-breasted Roller, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Striped Kingfisher, Golden-backed Weaver among other birds. Dinner and Overnight at Rwenyo Rest Camp
Day 17: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Lookfor species like the Bateleur, Crested Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Long tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis African Scops Owl, Swamp Nightjar, Black-shouldered Nightjar and Freckled Nightjar. Dinner and overnight atRwenyo Rest Camp
Day 18: Transfer to Kampala
You will be transferred to Kampala to meet your flight. Depending on your flight time, you may visit our craft village shops in Kampala to buy souvenirs for your friends and relatives. META TAGS: Uganda birding safaris, bird Uganda, mabamba swamp, shoe bill stork, birding, turaco, mubwindi, francolin, weaver, warbler, hornbill