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5 Day Mabamba Swamp and Lake Mburo Bird Watching Tour

Mabamba & Mburo Bird Watching

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1795
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Lake Mburo
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport. Day 2: Travel to Mabamba Swamp for Bird Watching. Day 3: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park Day 4: Bird watching/game viewing and a Boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park Day 5: Drive to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport.
On arrival, you will be met by Encounter Africa Safari guide who will transfer you to your overnight Guest house. Depending on your arrival time, you may visit the nearby Botanical gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education center for a short excursion tour and bird watching.

Accommodations:
Mid-range:  Emin Pasha Hotel/ Speke Resort Hotel/Cassia Lodge

Day 2: Travel to Mabamba Swamp for Bird Watching.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Mabamba swamp, which is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, traditionally one of the few and best places to spot the rare and elusive shoebill stock in central Uganda.
The bird species that we expect to see include the  Goliath Herons, White faced whistling Duck, White-winged Warbler, Lesser Jacana, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Yellow-backed, Golden-backed, Vieillot’s Black, Weyns’s and Orange weaver and Red-headed Lovebird among others. After you will drive back to the hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodations:

Mid-range:  Emin Pasha Hotel/ Speke Resort Hotel/Cassia Lodge
 

Day 3: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will check out at the lodge and drive to Lake Mburo National park, with stopovers at the Equator for photographs and equator experience and en-route lunch. Proceed and make another stopover at Kaku swamp where you sometimes see bird species like the Black kite, the White-faced and Fulvous, whistling ducks, Common and Purple Swamphen, Lesser Moorhen, Hottentot Teals, Spur-winged and Egyptian Geese, Grey-crowned Cranes and Saddle-billed Storks, Grey wood Pecker, Dusky Blue, African Dusky, African Paradise, Red-bellied Paradise, Brown-throated Wattle-Eye, Arrow-marked, Black-lored and Brown Babblers, Lesser and Scaly-throated Honey guide among others. You will then proceed on to Lake Mburo national park for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:
Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock

 

Day 4:  Bird watching/game viewing and a Boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park

After your breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will start up your game viewing for both wildlife and bird species in Lake Mburo National Park. This is one of the IBAs(Important Birding Areas) in Uganda, protecting more than 350 bird species,  which includes; the Spot-franked, Double-toothed, Red-faced and Crested Barbets, Western-banded and Brown Snake-eagles, Trilling, Red-faced and Tabora Cisticolas, Crested and Coqui Francolins, Chin-spot Batis, Broad- billed and Lilac-breasted Roller, Brown-chested Lapwing, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, Brown Parot, Bateleur, and Emerald-spotted wood dove among others. You will drive towards Rwonyo, and the lake side for our picnic lunch and later go for the boat cruise on lake Mburo.   Where you will expect bird species like; the White-faced and Fulvous whistling ducks, White-backed and Black-crowned Night Herons, African Finfoot, African Darter, Rufous-bellied Heron, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Greater and Lesser Swamp Warbler, Common and Purple Swamphen, Lesser Moorhen, Spur-winged and Egyptian Geese, Grey-crowned Cranes, African Water Rail and Allen’s Gallinule among others. In the evening, drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:
Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock

 

Day 5: Drive to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe, you will have stop at the equator for photographs and lunch, later proceed to Kampala/Entebbe Airport for your departure flight.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Emin Pasha Hotel/ Speke Resort Hotel/Cassia Lodge (Kampala)
  • Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock (Lake Mburo National Park)

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