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Uganda Birding Safari

Lake Mburo NP, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth NP, including Ishasha sector, Kibale NP

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $5000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 12 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating

Arrival in Uganda

day 1On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to your Hotel in time for dinner and over night (BB)

Mamamba Swamp and Lake Mburo NP

day 2Morning start to mabamba swamp for the shoebill stork and other water birds, there after proceed to Lake Mburo national park en route at Kaaku swamp for the Rufous-bellied, Heron, and Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen and a verity of water birds. Dinner and over night at Lake Mburo tented camp

Lake Mburo NP

day 3Early morning start for a walking safari and birding the common ones are zebra, impala, buffalo, topi, and elands as herbivores not to leave out the rare slightly of roan antelope and leopard, hyenas and jackals are predictors. Bird viewing opportunities are excellent –for birders, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike, zebra, impala, elands, and other ungulates. In the afternoon take a boat trip dinner and over night at Lake Mburo Tented Camp.

From Lake Mburo to Lake Bunyonyi

day 4Check out of Lake Mburo national park and drive to Lake Bunyonyi Bushara Island Camp, in the evening go for canoe ride in search of water birds. Dinner and overnight at Bushara Island.

From Lake Bunyonyi to Ishasha

day 5Morning breakfast, check out of Bushara Island and birding en route arriving in Ishasha Sector. This is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park known for the tree climbing lions, it also has quite large herds of buffalos and kobs. In the afternoon you can do a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Dinner and over night at Ishasha Bandas

Queen Elizabeth NP

day 6Check out of Ishasha to the North of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the amazing contrast in scenery as you move from a dense Forest to open grass land dotted with flat–topped acacia and primeval euphorbia trees. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzori as a backdrop provide excellent opportunity to see lions, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa water bucks, Uganda kob, topi and bush buck. These game drives and the boat trips (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Uganda wildlife. Dinner and overnight park hostel

Queen Elizabeth NP

day 7Early morning game drive, through Kasenyi track, kobs and mating ground in search for savanna birds like Temmincks Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppeus Griffons, vultures etc. Return for dinner and overnight park hostel

From Queen Elizabeth to Kibale

day 8Early morning break fast check out of Queen Elizabeth National Park, head for Kibale National Park via Fort Portal. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed Monkey and Red Colobus. You will go for a guided walk to the Magombe Swamp at Bigodi to look for the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets. Dinner and over night at Kibale National Park banda’s

Chimpanzee tracking

day 9This morning, we will go for the morning Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and in the afternoon check out of Kibale National park back to Fort portal. Dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House.

Fort Portal to Kampala

day 10Depart from Fort Portal en-route birding, arriving in Kampala in time for dinner and over night at hotel

Kampala City Tour

day 11Kampala City Tour and visiting some of the art and craft shops

Departure to airport

day 12Transfer to airport, end of safari

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