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We take you on this 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari across Uganda’s Important Bird Areas (IBA). Depending on when you arrive on your first day, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) sample birding might be profitable before you proceed to the following birding in the historic trails. You may follow the uncommon shoebill bird from Mamba Swamp on this journey. You may learn to recognise different bird species by going to Mabira forest. You won’t ever forget taking a boat trip on the Nile to find its origins.  The highlight of this birding tour will need you to visit Lake Mburo National Park only for birding, where you may see Weyn’s Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, and White-winged Warbler.

7 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

At the Entebbe International Airport, a World Africa Journeys safari guide or agent will greet you and assist with your journey to your accommodation for the night. Depending on when you arrive, you could spend the day at UWEC, which is home to over 170 different bird species and to captive animals. These 7 weaver species include the uncommon Northern Masked Weaver and Orange Weaver.

Meal Plan: (Dinner).

Accommodation: Protea Hotel or Boma Hotel.

Day 2: Birding Heritage Trail

You will go to the Heritage Trails, which is around 10 kilometres from Entebbe, after a leisurely breakfast. You will get the opportunity to spend 4 hours birding on the top Kampala-area trails, where there are over 170 kinds of birds! Watch out for species like the Klass’ and Diederik’s Cuckoo, Brown Twin Spots, Moustached Warbler, Faint-tailed Widowbird, White-headed Barbets, Striped Kingfisher, Black Bishop, Black-headed Gonolek, and many others.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Protea hotel or Boma Hotel.

Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamp

Transfer early to the Mabamba Swamp, 50 km west of Kampala. On our journey to the swamp, keep an eye out for a variety of species, including the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, and Weyns Weaver. One of the greatest sites to see the uncommon Shoebill Stork is Mabamba Swamp. The Allen’s Gallinule, Purple Gallinule (swamp hen), Grey Herons, African Water Rail, Squacco, Goliath, Purple, and other egrets and ducks are among the many additional species that may be found here. The best way to take in the abundant birds is by boat, and if you’re lucky, you could even spot the elusive Sitatunga Antelope, which is accustomed to marshy settings. Continue to your accommodation in Kampala later in the day.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel or Acacia Lodge.

Day 4: Birding Mabira Forest – Source of the Nile Tour

You will go to Jinja, the illustrious source of the great Nile, after breakfast. We will stop in Mabira Forest for a walk through the tropical rainforest after an hour-long trip from Kampala. Species like the Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Forest Robin, Leaf Love, and Toro Greenbul Red headed Blue Bill, Blue breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining Blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Buf spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, White spotted Fluff tail, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Yellow rumped Tinker bird, Yellow throated Tinker bird, Chin spot Batis, Banded Wattle Eye, Chestnut Wattle Eye, Yellow spotted Barbet, Yellow spotted Barbet This woodland is home to numerous intriguing species, including Brown capped, Yellow mantled, Black Billed, Weyn’s Weavers, Red headed Malimbe, Purple headed Starling, Violet backed Starling, and many more. After lunch, we travel to Jinja to see the Nile’s source. We shall take a boat ride from this location to the famed river’s actual source. Along with the numerous waterbirds, such as the African Fish Eagle, Open-billed Stork, Long-tailed Cormorant, Grey Heron, White Egret, and Pied Kingfisher, you may also spot monitor lizards skulking in the undergrowth. Return to Kampala in the late afternoon for supper and overnight accommodation.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel or Acacia Lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

You will arrive to Lake Mburo National area, a favourite of birders and the only area in Uganda where you may see the zebra, after travelling for around five hours. On the way, a game drive will give you the opportunity to spot some animals, including impalas, topis, zebras, and buffaloes. Additionally, keep an eye out for species like the Crested Francolin, African Grey Hornbill, Green Wood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Spot-Flanked Barbet, Lilac Breasted Roller, Northern Black Tit, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared Starling, and Brown Parrot. Bird watching via boat on Lake Mburo in the afternoon. The localised Red Faced Barbet, Black Collared Barbet, Red Headed Lovebird, Lead coloured Flycatcher, and Green capped Eremomela are among the species that may be viewed.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge or Acadia Lodge.

Day 6: Bird Watching in Lake Mburo National Park

Go on a nature walk with a park ranger early in the day. The only National Park where you may go on a foot safari is Lake Mburo. Numerous types of savannah and wetland birds, impalas, and other animals will be present. After a roughly two to three-hour stroll, return to your accommodation and eat breakfast. You will have a morning boat trip on the lake after breakfast, where you can observe the abundant birds and the hippos that are cooling down. Late in the day, birds such the Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temmricks Courser, African Wattled Plover, Rufous napped and Flappet Lark, Rufous Chested Swallow, may be seen on a game drive along the Zebra Track.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge or Acadia Lodge.

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe

On the way, you will have a game drive early in the morning along the Lakeside Track. You will have the opportunity to witness various waterfowl, including the elusive Shoebill and lesser and great swamp warblers, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, and Papyrus Yellow Warbler. Transfer to Kampala, stopping for lunch and shopping at the equator along the way. In Entebbe, you will be dropped off at the airport so you can catch your trip home.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch).

End of the 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari.

The 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari cost includes:

  • Transportation by a 4wd fueled vehicle.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Birding activities.
  • Game drive.
  • Boat trip on Lake Mburo.
  • Park entry fees.
  • Services on an English speaking driver/guide.

The tour cost excludes expenses like: entry Visa fees, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal travel or health insurance tobacco and of all personal nature.

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