The 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari takes you birding through Uganda’s hot spots for birding in Entebbe Environments, Mabamba Wetlands, Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari is for all categories of birders that is to say twitchers, young, old, learners and the safari will be led by a birding instructor with varied experience and knowledge of other wildlife. You will bird through different bird habitats; wetlands, savanna grasslands, rivers and lakes, forests finding hundreds of birds as you discover the birding paradise of Africa – Uganda.
Arrive for our simple birding safari at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your respective hotel of Accommodation. BB.
DAY TWO: BIRDING ENTEBBE
Whole day birding around Entebbe area, i.e the Botanical Gardens and Uganda Wildlife Education Center, while here we look out for the Superb Sun, Olive, Olive Bellied, Green Throated and Collard Sunbird, Orange, Slender Billed, Black Headed, Yellow Backed and Golden Backed weaver, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Ashy Flycatcher, Green Crombec, Gabor Goshawk, Lizzard Buzzard, on lucky days the Bat Hawk can be seen anytime flying over, Palm Nut Vulture, Ross’s and Great Blue Turaco, Grey Woodpecker and much more. FB.
DAY THREE: BIRD WATCHING IN MABAMBA
Morning drive to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork and other water birds like the African and Lesser Jacana, Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Yellow-Billed Duck, Purple and common Squacco Heron, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, Malachite Kingfisher, after which we head to Lake Mburo National Park, Lunch at the equator depending on the time we get out of the Swamp, birding en-route there are special and interesting stopover points say the at Kagaku swamp which is very popular for the Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana, and Moorhen and a variety of water birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia Cottages or Rwonyo Rest Camp. FB.
DAY FOUR: BIRDING LAKE MBURO
Morning birding and game viewing, bird the grassland for the Brown-chested Plover (a migrant from Western Africa to Northern Tanzania and at times crosses to this place between June and December), Coqui and Crested Francolin, Red-faced Barbet, Red-Headed Weaver here we shall have the chance to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some other game, afternoon go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot overnight Hotel in Mbarara. FB.
DAY FIVE: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, arriving for 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 (seasonal) and many others. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge or Mwenya Hostels for two nights. FB.
DAY SIX: BIRDING QUEEN ELIZABETH
Whole day birding in search for Savanna birds like the Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Rupell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Harlequin Quail, Blue Quail, Small (Common) Buttonquail, African Crake, Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black Headed Gonolek, Amur Falcon, Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Lowland Akalat, Greater and Lesser Flamingo and Temminck’s Courser. Mammals include African Elephant, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Lion, and many others, afternoon bird the crater area. FB.
DAY SEVEN: TO KAMPALA AND DEPARTURE
After breakfast drives back to Entebbe for your flight, end of our simple birding safari.
1 Day Akagera national park tour;
- Ground transport per 4WD
- Bottled water
- Park entrance fees
- Game drive
- Service of an English-speaking driver-guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
What to bring
- Sun hut
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