10 Days Uganda Birding Safari

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This 10 Days Uganda Bird watching Safari takes you to the best birding destination in Uganda which includes Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and many others. These are part of the best Uganda birding safaris destinations and therefore visiting them for a birding experience will surely be rewarded with lots of bird species to spot.

Itinerary Details

  • 1

    Arrival In Uganda

    You will be met by our safari guide at Entebbe international airport and taken to the hotel to relax after the flight. There will be a detailed briefing about your luxury Uganda birding safari. Depending on the time of arrival, we may start our safari with bird watching around Lake Victoria shores.

    Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel

  • 2

    Lake Mburo National Park

    In the morning we leave Entebbe behind to transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and along the way visit Mabamba swamp to search for the prehistoric-looking Shoebill Stork. 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. Reaching Mabamba we go out in a canoe to search the channels for the Shoebill Stork. The journey then continues to Lake Mburo National Park.

    Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge

  • 3

    Lake Mburo 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 the boat we begin our drive to the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park, bird watching en route. This Uganda’s second largest safari park contains a great game population as well as some of Uganda’s biggest birding list, an incredible bird list of 611 species, so hopefully a great day during this Luxury Uganda birding safari.

    Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

  • 4

    Queen Elizabeth To Kazinga Channel

    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, leopards,s and many others. After lunch, it is time for the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, a 36km channel connecting Lake George and Lake Albert. Here you have chances of spotting Kingfishers diving and an abundance of birds on the peninsula mixed with hippos and buffaloes.

    Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

  • 5

    Maramagambo Forest

    This morning, we shall bird to Maramagambo Forest following the main trail. We will 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. To finish the day off we will visit the spectacular Kyambura Gorge.

    Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge

  • 6

    Semuliki National Park

    Semuliki is a haven for bird-watchers, it is the only lowland tropical rainforest in East Africa and here birds of the Congo basin can be found, so a highlight during our Luxury Uganda birding safari. En route to Fort Portal, we shall go birding along the way and reach Semuliki late in the evening. At night we bird in the savanna looking for nightjars and owls. The next day we shall start after early morning breakfast, carry packed lunch, and head for a full day of birding in the forest.

    Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge

  • 7

    Kibale Forest National Park

    We leave Semuliki in the morning to head towards Kibale Forest, we 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.

    Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge

  • 8

    Kibale Forest National Park

    The next day, we wake up 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.

    Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge.

  • 9

    Transfer To Entebbe And Departure

    We leave the forest behind and travel towards Entebbe as we pay respect to roadside raptors and the colony of Veillots black weavers. Plan for a late evening flight or add on a night in Entebbe to fly the next day. Our guide leaves you after an unforgettable Luxury birding safari in Uganda.

Include / Exclude

  • All park fees
  • Meals (Full Board)
  • Water
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation / Lodges/ Camps
  • Chimp & Gorilla permit per person
  • Government taxes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transfer to airport pick up and drop off
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Personal items e.g., cameras, visa, insurance, etc.
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for your guide.
  • International flights
  • Medical insurance


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