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15 Days - Birding & Wildlife Trip in uganda

Day 1 - arrival at Entebbe Airport

On arrival at Entebbe airport, your guide will warmly welcome you and later transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Buma Hotel Entebbe

Day 2 - Entebbe – Mabamba Wetland

After breakfast and a briefing about birding set off to Mabamba Wetland which is the nearest site for the Shoebill,Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, and White Winged Warbler. Over night at Serena Lake / Cassia Lodge BB.

Day 3 - Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast depart for Lake Mburo National Park, having a stop- over to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand on the Equator continue to Lake Mburo National Park for the different unique fauna, gigantic Eland Antelope, as well as Zebra, Topi, Impala, and several Acacia -associated birds, Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of water birds. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Luxurious Tented Camp.

Day 4 - Lake Mburo National  Park

 

After an early breakfast head for game drive as you watch the different bird species like the Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Oxpecker, African Finfoot, Black Collard Barbet etc. Have an afternoon boat trip and later an evening game drive and overnight at either our camp in Lake Mburo.

Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Luxurious Tented Camp.

Day 5 - Lake Mburo National  Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable best known for its Mountain Gorillas, the Montane Forest also attracts spectacular birds. Take a nature walk through Munyaga Waterfall, discover Primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue monkeys and others species. Dinner and overnight at RuhijaGorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge / Bakiga Lodge.

Day 6 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Whole day bird watching in Bwindi Forest go to Mubwindi Swamp and later transfer to Buhoma birding enroute, then overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Uganda Wildlife Authority Community Bandas.

Day 7 - Gorilla tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

After an early breakfast Gorilla tracking at 8.00 a.m. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry rain jacket and flask of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates (no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park Bandas. Full Board.

Day 8 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park a home of different bird species. As you enjoy bird watching see the enticing elephants and hippos. Over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge.

Day 9 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast enjoy a whole day bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park bird watching while on a game drive both in the morning and in the afternoon, later  returning to the lodge for lunch and overnight at  Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge,

Day 10 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast enjoy a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel you view wildlife up close: Hippos, Buffalo and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge

Day 11 - Kibale Forest National Park

 

After breakfast, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for bird watching over night at  Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee Forest  Guesthouse.

Day 12 - Kibale Forest National Park

Before breakfast have a chance to seeing other species like the Grey-Throated Flycatcher, Masked & Black-Capped Apalis’, Chestnut-Winged Starling, Orange -Tufted & Tiny Sunbirds and a good infrastructure & variety of interesting activities which makes this a worthwhile destination. After breakfast visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a superb community development fringing the Park for fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-billed Barbets, over night at Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee Forest  Guesthouse (FB)

Day 13 - Semiliki Game Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast Leave for Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve having a lunch break at the lodge have an afternoon boat trip on Lake Albert in search for the Shoebill and other bird species and over night at Semliki Safari Lodge.

Day 14 - Semiliki Game Wildlife Reserve

After an early breakfast proceed for Chimp tracking in the Gallery Forest of the Mugiri River as you continue with bird watching to see: White-spotted Flufftail, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush and Blue-breasted Kingfisher. Then late afternoon, have a game drive will reveal herds of Uganda Kob, Waterbuck, Reed Buck, several monkey species as well as lots of bird opportunities. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.

Trip Map

Cost for this trip

Price inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • A professional English speaking guide.
  • 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle and all ground transfers
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary

Exclusions

  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature, including drinks, laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

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