10 Days Uganda Birding Safari


This 10 Days Uganda Birding Safari is viable for the experience of bird watchers visiting Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Mabamba Wetland, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale National Park. Uganda is renowned for its wonderful climate, wildlife, and hospitable population. The majority of tourists who go on safaris in Uganda combine game viewing, sightseeing, and birding. Although Uganda is regarded as one of the best countries in the world for birding tours and arguably the best in Africa, bird watching may not be as well developed or marketed as, say, gorilla tourism.

10 Days Uganda Birding Safari, Uganda is a popular African destination for bird watching because it is home to over 1080 different species of birds. Approximately 10% of all bird species in the world are found in Uganda. 24 of the Albertine Rift Endangered Species can be found there, with the remaining species being found in Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Numerous bird enthusiasts are drawn to endemic species like the Stuhlmann’s Double-collared Sunbird, the Fox’s Weaver, and the great Shoebill each year. Birding can be done in both public and private spaces. Wetlands, papyrus swamps, forests, Savannah, agricultural lands, woodlands, rocky ridges, and Afro-pine moorland are among the habitats for birds.

Tour highlights

    Price Includes:

    • Experienced birding guides
    • Full board accommodation
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Airport pickups and drop offs
    • Park entrance fees
    • Transportation in a 4X4 wheel car

    Price Excludes:

    • Personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, souvenirs etc
    • International flight fares
    • Visa
    • Medical insurance
    • Optional activities not on the itinerary
    • Personal expense like Alcohol, Cigar, Wine

Itinary in details

You will be welcomed by our driver guide upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport. After checking in at your hotel, you will be taken to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to observe birds. The garden is home to a variety of water and woodland bird species, including the Pied Kingfisher, Pink-backed Pelican, Shikra, Ross’s Turaco, Yellow White-eye, Lesser Jacana, Malachite Kingfisher, Splendid Starling, and Little Sparrow hawk. After bird watching you will head to your hotel for din ner and overnight stay.

Following an early breakfast, you will travel to Mabamba Swamp, a bird-watching location on Lake Victoria’s showers. The endangered Shoebill Stork, Goliath Herons, White-faced Whistling Duck, White-winged Warbler, Lesser Jacana, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, African Pygmy Goose, and Malachite Kingfisher are just a few of the species that call it home. You will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park later in the afternoon for evening bird watching in the savannah, with stops along the way for lunch and souvenirs at the Equator.

Early in the morning, you’ll drive to the Rubanga Forest to go bird watching. It is a haven for bird enthusiasts and a great location for escorted nature walks. Grey-backed cameropteras, double-toothed barbets, coqui francolins, Ross’s turacos, red-shouldered cuckoo shrikes, emerald-spotted wood ducks, bare-faced go-away birds, green hood hoopoes, and Nubian woodpeckers are among the birds that can be seen here. Coqui francolins, Ross’s turacos, red-shouldered cuckoo shrikes, emerald-spotted wood ducks, bare-faced go-away birds, green hood hoopoes, and Nubian woodpeckers are among the birds that can be seen here.

In addition to the location’s history, the Mubwindi Swamp is a haven for numerous forest bird species. Bwindi derives its name from the “Mubwindi,” which means impenetrable. While at Bwindi impenetrable national park expect to see various species like Waller’s Starling, Short-tailed Warbler, Brown Capped Weaver, Rwenzori Turacco, Breasted Sunbird, Chubb’s Cisticola, Regal Sunbird, Streaky Seed Eater, and Kivu Ground Thrush are some of the birds that can be found in Uganda.

After breakfast, you will go bird watching in the Ruhija sector, looking for birds such as the Grey Bush Shrike, Starred Robin, Yellow Streaked Greenbul, African Green Broad Bill, Red Headed Bluebill, African Blue, African Emerald Cuckoo, White Tailed Blue Flycatcher, and the common bulbul, among others. In the late afternoon, you will be driven to the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

On this day, you’ll use your birding guide to navigate the Buhoma jungle as you search for your favorite bird species. The African Shrike Flycatcher, Black and White Shrike Flycatcher, African Emerald Cockoo, Yellow Spotted Barbet, Lagden’s Bush-Shrike, and Short-tailed Warble are among them.

You will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast, the second-largest national park in Uganda, home to 610 different bird species and 95 different mammal species. After lunch, you’ll visit Kazinga Channel to go bird watching. There, you can look out for species of birds like the Great White Pelican, Saddle-soiled Stork, African Fish Eagle, Temminck’s Courser, and African Skimmer, as well as the Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Common Godwit, Water Thick-knee, and African Spoonbill.

After breakfast, you will leave your lodging early to travel to Mweya Savannah, where you can go bird watching and see beautiful bird species like Papyrus Gonolek, White-faced Scops-owl, African Fish Eagle, African Skimmer, Martial Eagle, African Mourning Dove, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Black-headed Gonolek, Common Squacco Heron, and Sedge Warbler. Then you’ll move on to Bigodi Wetland for another opportunity to observe birds. Expect to see, among other birds, the Great Blue Turaco, Grey-throated Flycatcher, Papyrus Gonoleks, Pied Kingfishers, and Black-headed Weaver bird.

With over 60 different species of mammals, 335 different bird species, over 1,000 chimpanzees, and other 12 species of primates, this forest is one of the biggest in Uganda. Shinning-blue Kingfisher, Green-breasted Pitta, Crested Guinea Fowl, African Pitta, African Crowned Eagle, Cassin’s Spinetail, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Nahan’s Francolin, Masked Apalis, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, and Red-chested Owlet are just a few of the bird species that can be found there.

After a leisurely breakfast in the early morning, you drive through Fort Portal to Kampala to make your flight home, stopping for lunch along the way.

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