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5 Day Mabamba & Murchison Falls Bird Watching and Wildlife Tour

Explore the Important Bird Watching Areas; Mabamba Bay & Murchison Falls Natioanal Park

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1889
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Murchison Falls
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Birding
  • Boating
Day 1: Travel to Mabamba Swamp for Bird Watching. Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park Day 3: Bird watching towards the Delta in Murchison Falls National Park. Day 4: Birding in Budongo Forest. Day 5: Drive to Kampala/ Entebbe International airport

Day 1: 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 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, you will drive towards Murchison falls National Park, through Luweero Triangle, where you will make stopover for lunch and continue your journey via top of the falls, arrive the park in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge/ Budongo Eco Lodge
 

Day 3: Bird watching towards the Delta in Murchison Falls National Park. 
After an early morning breakfast, you will leave the lodge with your  packed lunch, you will cross the Nile by the ferry to the northern sector of the park and start your game viewing drive/ bird watching towards the Delta, in search for the bird species which include; Swallow-tailed, Madagascar, Northern Carmine, Blue-breasted and Red-throated Bee-eaters, Sooty and White-fronted black Chat, Crested and Heuglin’s Francolin, Silverbird, Rufous Sparrow, White-browed and Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, Vitelline Masked, and Speckle-fronted Weaver, Red-winged Pytilia, Zitting, Black-backed, Croaking, Siffling, Whistling, Rattling and Foxy Cisticola, Double-toothed, White-headed and Black-billed Barbets, Northern, Black-winged and Black Bishop, Nubian, Cadinal and Grey Woodpecker, Black-bellied and Denham’s Bustard, Black-billed and Blue-spotted Wood-dove, Tambourine and Namaqua Dove, Yellow-billed Oxpecker and African Golden Oriole, Long-toed lapwing, Goliath Heron, Water thick-knee,  Abyssinian Ground-hornbill, and the rare Shoebill among others. Later in the evening drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge/ Budongo Eco Lodge
  

Day 4: Birding in Budongo Forest.
After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and proceed on to Budongo forest for a half day Nature walk at Kaniyo-Pabidi. During the walk you will also be able to see different bird species like the Puvel’sIlladopsis, Sooty, Forest, African-shrike and Yellow footed flycatcher, White crested Turaco, African-crowned Eagle, Blue-breasted, African-dwarf and Chocolate-backed Kingfisher among others.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge/Budongo Eco Lodge
 

Day 5: Drive to Kampala/ Entebbe International airport.

In the morning, prepare and drive back to Entebbe international Airport via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking, during the walk you may also be able to see some other bird species including shoebill stork, Abdim’s Stork, Blue spotted dove, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Booted eagle, African Black Crake, Broad billed Roller, African Black-headed Oriole. After, you will proceed to Entebbe for your flight, making the end of your  Tour in Uganda.  

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

  • Emin Pasha Hotel/ Speke Resort Hotel/Cassia Lodge (Kampala)
  • Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge/ Budongo Eco Lodge (Murchison Falls National Park)

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