This tour will immerse you into Uganda’s birding spot highlights right from Entebbe city to areas like Entebbe botanical gardens hotel, Uganda wildlife education center, Mabamba swamp, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. This birding excursion will provide opportunity to explore the important bird areas mentioned below: wetlands, savanna grasslands, rivers and lakes, forests spotting thousand varieties of birds as you trail the must bird see sites of pearl of Africa. Expect to spot amazing floras and faunas. The life time stunning memories are guaranteed!
Day1: Entebbe City Birding
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, our professional birding guide will warmly welcome you. Thereafter have refreshment and take Entebbe city tour to the Entebbe botanical gardens, Uganda wildlife education center. The following bird species includes: Ruff, Wood, Common, Marsh Sandpipers, Common Green Shank, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Madagascar Bee-eater, Green Crombec, Orange weaver, Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Died rick Cuckoo, Great Reed, Grey Capped, Sedge, Greater Swamp and Eurosian Reed Warblers, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland and Pygmy Kingfishers, Golden and Yellow backed weavers, Superb sun bird, Bare faced go-away-bird, Ross’s and Great blue Turacos, Grey and Brown Parrots, Palm Swift, Little Swift, Entebbe Weaver (an endemic to Uganda that was recorded at the site only once), White spotted Fluff tail. Dinner and overnight at Entebbe botanical resort or Entebbe airport view guest house. Meal plan: Half-Board
Day2: Mabamba wetland – Lutembe bay
Have our morning breakfast and pack some snacks, after from our guide we shall have an insight to the list birds of Uganda. Thereafter start the morning visit to the Mabamba Bay which is very Important Birding Area. The emphasis at this site will be focused on the Shoebill Stork, one of the threatened species in Uganda and other African regions. Apart from the shoe bill this wetland habits other bird life species which includes: the Lesser Jacana and the African, Purple Swamp hen, Reed Warblers, Pygmy and Spur Winged Goose, African Marsh Harrier, Rufous Bellied Heron. Drive back to the Hotel for your relax and later have Lunch. After drive to Lutembe bay beach along Entebbe – Kampala highway to spot variety of bird life species. This experience is much stunning as you explore and spotting various variety of birds like Caspian tern, Great knot, Hottentots teal, Temminck’s stint, Broad billed sand pipers, which are vagrant visitors in addition to the masses of ducks and waders, African Grey Parrots, Broad Billed Roller, Grey Woodpecker, Klaas’s, Died rick and Red Chested Cuckoo, Superb, Red Chested, Scarlet Chested, Collard, Green Throated and Copper Sunbird, Orange, Spotted Backed, Black Headed, Slender Billed and Golden Backed Weaver among others. Then drive to Kampala at Emin pasha lodge, Serena Hotel, Cassia lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day3: Kampala-Lake Mburo National Park
Today we shall have morning breakfast, thereafter drive western Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara highway. Amazing stopover at the Uganda equator for amazing photo take, informative talks, shop snacks and after proceed to Lake Mburo National Park the Tanzanian plains. Lunch at the lodge, go for an evening game drive to spot wildlife and birds like Impalas, Elands, Zebras, Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs, Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana and Moorhen, Harlequin Quail from Kaaku swamp among others respectively. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge, Mburo safari lodge, Arcadia Cottages or Mburo tents. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day4: Foot Safari-Boat ride
Today we shall have early morning heavy breakfast, after with our English or other language professional bird guide we trail into tropical forest while birding and fauna-flora viewing, bird life species expected to be spotted include: Coqui and Crested Francolin, Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana and Moorhen, Harlequin Quail, Red-faced Barbet, Red Headed Weaver. Return to lodge for refreshment and have your heavy lunch and after in the afternoon prepare to go for a boat cruise along Lake Mburo to search for the water birds among them include: African Fin foots, pelican bee-eaters, vultures, swallows and much more species. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day5: Lake Mburo – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After morning breakfast, take en-route drive with spot of more fauna and Avi species and after depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lunch en-route at lodge. An afternoon boat ride on Kazinga channel where we get close to big schools of Hippos, Crocodiles, water birds like the African Spoonbill, African skimmer, pelican bee-eaters, warblers, swallows, vultures, sparrow hawk among other water birds. Evening visit to Katwe Crater Lake to watching the flamingos as the sun is setting off. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara lodge, Enganzi lodge, Hippo hill camp or Simba camp or Mweya Hostel. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast, thereafter take whole day birding experience to search for Savanna birds like the Small (Common) Buttonquail, African Crake, Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black Headed Gonolek, Amur Falcon, Ovambo Sparrow hawk, Lowland Akalat, Greater and Lesser Flamingo and Temminck’s Courser, Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Harlequin Quail, Blue Quail, more animals will be spotted. Return to lodge for lunch and relax at lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day7: Kyambura Gorge-Kampala
After breakfast, take a foot safari/ nature walk in Kyambura gorge and in this sector variety of Avi, faunas and floras are at much closure. Return to lodge for lunch and after drive back to Entebbe international airport to board your flight back home. Meal plan: Half-Board, End of services. -“Tuuka-Bulungi-Safe journey-We are very happy to host you again”!!
The safari includes:
- Airport transfers
- Transportation by safari van
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Foot safari
- Boat cruise
- Driver allowances
- En-route lunches
- Visit the equator
The package excludes:
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.