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10 days Uganda birding safari – Twitcher

During this 10 days Uganda birding safari you get to discover why Uganda is called a birders paradise. The itinerary is made with the Twitcher in mind and birding is the main focus. A safari guide specialized in birding takes you along to birding spots and IBA’s as well as shows you the animals of the savanna. We supply a birding checklist to keep track of what you have seen.

10 days Uganda birding safari

THIS 10 DAYS UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI INCLUDES:

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Semuliki National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park

Learn more about Uganda’s national parks or birding in Uganda.

Day by day itinerary for our 10 days Uganda birding safari:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL FOR OUR TWITCHER’S BIRD WATCHING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

You will be met at Entebbe International airport and taken to the hotel. There will be a detailed briefing about this 10 days Uganda birding safari. Depending on the time of arrival, we may start our safari with bird watching around Lake Victoria shores already this day.
Overnight Lake Victoria view guesthouse

 

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NP VIA MABAMBA SWAMP FOR THE SHOEBILL STORK

As we transfer to Lake Mburo National Park we visit Mabamba Village and its adjacent swamp taking us through African rural areas as we start the 10 days Uganda birding safari. The road to Mabamba winds its way through areas of secondary forest and agricultural land attracting Red-headed Lovebird, African Crowned-Hornbills, and a range of sunbirds including the Green-headed, Green, Red-chested, Collared, Marico and Scarlet-chested, the African pied Wagtail is common along the road. We head out on the swamp in a small boat to search for the pre-historic looking Great Shoebill Stork. Afther the search we continue on to the lodge by Lake Mburo NP.
Overnight Rwakobo Rock

 

DAY 3: BIRDING ON LAKE MBURO AND TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After an early morning breakfast we shall check out and proceed for a boat ride on Lake Mburo where this African Safari park derives its name. On the boat we expect to see the African Darter, White Backed Night Heron, African Finfoot, African Fish Eagle, Malachite, Pied and Giant Kingfishers, Hippos, Crocs and others after which we begin our drive to the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park, bird watching enroute. This Uganda’s second largest safari park contains Africa’s best game populations as well as some of Uganda’s biggest birding list, an incredible bird list of 611 species!
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages

 

DAY 4: EARLY MORNING BIRDING SAFARI AND GAME VIEWING IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

This morning we start early for a bird safari and game drive towards the Kasenyi trail. The drive takes us through a productive area of grassy plains, which support large flocks of a variety of stork species including the Spectacular Saddle-billed, African Open Billed and Woolly necked Storks. Other species include the Bateleur, Grey Kestrel, Lappet-faced, Ruppell’s Griffon, White-backed and Palm-nut Vultures, African Crake, Black Coucal, Common button, Harlequin and Black-rumped Quails, Rufous-naped and Flappet Larks. Common mammals include African Buffalo, Uganda Kobs, leopard and many others.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages

 

DAY 5: BIRDING TO MARAMAGAMBO FOREST.

This morning as we continue the 10 days Uganda birding safari, we shall bird to Maramagambo Forest following the main trail. We shall visit the Blue Lake and Bat Cave where we expect to see African Rock Python that found refuge in the Cave, and feasts on the Bats for breakfast, lunch and supper! Special birds of this Forest include Narina Trogon, Rufous Flycatcher Thrush; White tailed Ant-thrush, Black Bee-eater, Grey-headed Kingfisher and White-breasted Negrofinch. If need be we will visit the spectacular Kyambura Gorge.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages

 

DAY 6 & 7: SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK, CONGO BASIN VISITORS AND RESIDENTS

Semuliki is a haven for twitchers and non twitchers. Enroute to Fortportal we shall go birding along the way and reach Semuliki late in the evening. We Check into Semuliki Ntandi bandas. In the night we bird in the savanna looking for nightjars and owls. The next day we shall start after an early morning breakfast, carry packed lunch and head for a full day birding in the forest.
Overnight at Semuliki Ntandi bandas with resident nictators at the camp showering us with the liquidating super call.

 

DAY 8: BIRD WATCHING TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

This day of the 10 days Uganda birding safari we shall have a chance of birding the main road or one of the trails in the forest. We might come across the African Emerald Cuckoo, Purple-headed Starling, Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, Grey-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Roller, Narrow-tailed Starling, Western Black-headed Oriole, Yellow-throated and Yellow-rumped Tinkerbirds.
Overnight Isunga Lodge

 

DAY 9: KIBALE FOREST CHIMPANZEE TREKKING & AFTERNOON BIRDING

We wake up very early and assemble for briefing and thereafter enter the forest to look for our cousins, the Chimps. In the afternoon, we may choose to go to Bigodi Wetland or take one of the trails in the Park to look for the stunning Green-breasted Pitta, Fire-crested Alethe, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, colorful butterflies and other species of primates.
Overnight Isunga Lodge

 

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE AND FLIGHT

Travel towards Entebbe as we pay respect to roadside raptors and colony of Veillots black weavers at the end of this 10 days Uganda birding safari. Depending on flight time head straight to Entebbe for the airport. (If flight is next day you can add a night in Entebbe).

 

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10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari
10 days Uganda birding safari

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Tailor-made safaris: We work with private safaris that can be tailor-made to fit your wishes. Contact us and we adjust the itinerary to your preferences.

Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.

Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.

Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.

Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.

 

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