9 Days Uganda Birding tour

9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
  • 9 Days Uganda Birding tour

Description

9 Days Birding tour in Uganda takes you to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking in Bwindi. Birding in Kibale forest and Bwindi forest is a must do safari activity due to the presence of several bird species such as the African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, White-naped Pigeon, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Crowned Eagle, Afep Pigeon, Western Nicator, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Little Greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot among others.

You will also travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park o explore several birds and pass by lake Bunyonyi before heading to lake Mburo national park for more birding opportunities.

9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda Highlight

  • Day 1: Drive from Entebbe to Kibale forest National Park
  • Day 2: Bird Kibale National Park – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Bird Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 4: Bird watching in Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 5: Bird Bwindi forest
  • Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Experience
  • Day 7: Bird Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Lake Mburo national park
  • Day 8: Full Day Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 9: Birding and horseback riding in Lake Mburo National Park – Transfer to Entebbe

Day 1: Drive from Entebbe to Kibale forest National Park

We start our 9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda with a visit to Mabamba swamp in search for a rare shoebill stork and other bird species like; Black Egret, Lesser Jacana, Black Crake, Papyrus Gonolek, Orange weaver, Black-faced Rufous Warbler and Goliath heron. Drive and bird on your way to Kibale forest National Park. This park is home to hundreds of several birds including the African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon among others and primates like Grey cheeked Mangabay, L’hoest’s, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and several butterflies.

Accommodation: Isunga Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Bird Kibale National Park – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and drive to Kibale forest national park to look for forest birds like the endemic Pitta and other Kibale specials like the Red-tailed Ant-Thrushes skulk in the shadows, Scaly-breasted, Red-tailed Bristle bill, Pale-breasted and Brown Illadopsis, Cameroon Somber, Yellow-spotted and Yellow billed Barbets, Slender-billed, Speckled Tinker birds, Honey guide and Spotted, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, White-thighed and Black-and-white-casqued Hornbills, Green Crombec, Western Black-headed Oriole among others. Come back to the lodge for early lunch and later return to Kibale forest national park for afternoon chimpanzee trekking experience. This park is known as the best primate viewing area in the world. After drive to Queen Elizabeth national park for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Bird Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up in the morning and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drive / bird watching experiences. You see a number of birds in Queen Elizabeth national park such as African finfoot, Grey-winged robin-chat, Collared pratincole, African hobby, African skimmer, Yellow-throated cuckoo,Crab-plover, Broad-billed roller, Ayres’s hawk eagle, Black bee-eater, Black-rumped buttonquail, Common sand martin, Papyrus gonolek, Yellow-bellied wattle-eye, Great blue turaco, Great white pelican, Caspian plover, Heuglin’s gull, Palm-nut vulture, Spotted redshank, Pel’s fishing-owl, Pink-backed pelican, White-winged tern, Red-chested sunbird, Rufous-bellied heron, Shoebill, Western banded snake eagle, White-backed night heron among others. After your birding safari, head to Mweya peninsular for an exciting boat cruise on the Kazinga channel for more bird viewing opportunities and aquatic wild animals like hippos, kob, buffaloes and Nile crocodiles. Return to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Bird watching in Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Have breakfast and drive to Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park for yet another exciting birding trip on your 9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda. This journey takes you along the deep and wide dry craters occupied by savanna grasses and the unique western rift valley escarpment. Expect to see the following birds in Ishasha; Senegal plover, African white-backed vulture, Black coucal, martial eagle, white-headed barbet, and grey woodpecker among others along side other wild animals including the tree climbing lions. Later drive as you bird to Bwindi impenetrable forest in search for birds like African Emerald and Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoos, Buff-throated Apalis, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Crested Guinea-fowl, White-throated Bee-eater, White-breasted and Grey-headed Negro finches, Chocolate-backed and African Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellow bill, White-spotted Fluff tails, Nahan’s Francolin, Grey Parrot, Great Sparrow-hawk, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, Tambourine Dove, Yellow-throated Tinker bird, Yellow-spotted Barbet and Yellow-crested Woodpecker.

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Bird Bwindi forest

Have breakfast and head to Bwindi forest for spot a number of bird species such as Broadbill, Jameson’s Antpecker, Double-toothed Barbet, African Olive-pigeon, Pink-footed Puff back, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Waller’s Starling, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Crested Guinea fowl, Handsome francolin, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Crowned Crane, White-headed Saw-wing, African Citril, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Ruwenzori Batis, Dusky Twin spot, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Helmeted guinea fowl, African Flycatcher-chat, Elliot’s Woodpecker, White-throated Greenbul, African Paradise flycatcher, Sooty Falcon, Mackinnon’s Shrike, Cape Wagtail, Mountain Wagtail, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Yellow-fronted Canary, Archer’s Robin-chat, Brown-capped Weaver, Lühder’s Bush-shrike, Blue Spotted wood dove, African Goshawk, Great Blue Turaco, African Wood-owl, White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher, Yellow-whiskered, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, African Dusky Flycatcher, Ross’s Turaco, Tambourine dove, Black Bee-eater, Grey-cheeked Hornbill, Ansorge’s Greenbul, Angolan Swallow, African, African Hill-babbler, African Pygmy-kingfisher. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Experience

Have breakfast and head to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking experiences. During your mountain gorilla tour, you will see a number of bird species such as; White-headed Saw-wing, ameson’s Antpecker, Crested Guinea fowl, Pink-footed Puff back, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Crowned Crane, Waller’s Starling, Yellow-rumped Tinker bird among others. Come back to the lodge for check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for scenic viewing and more birding adventure.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Bird Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Lake Mburo national park

Have your breakfast and take a boat ride to some of the islands on Lake Bunyonyi to spot several birds including the African Skimmer, Wood and Common Sandpiper, Striated Heron, Three-banded Plover, Marsh, Green, African Spoonbill, Gray-headed Gull, Water Thick-knee, Plain Martin Lesser Swamp-Warbler and Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. After your tour to the Islands, drive to Lake Mburo national park for relaxation as you bird around your booked lodge.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Full Day Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, head to the park for game drive / birding tour in major birding areas of swampy valleys of Warukiri and Miriti, the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the jetty among other areas to spot birds like; Nubian Woodpecker, Tawny Eagle, Rufous-bellied Heron, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Little Bee-eater, Coqui Francolin, Ross’s Turaco, Green Wood-hoopoe, Northern Brubru Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard, Brown-chested Lapwing, Sooty Chat, Brown Parrot, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Tawny-flanked Prinia Red-headed Lovebird, Long-tailed Cisticola, Common Scimitarbill, White-headed Barbet, Red-faced Barbet, Bateleur, Verraux’s Eagle Owl, Grassland Pipit, Woodland Kingfisher, Wood Hoopoe, White-winged Tit and Finfoot among others.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9: Birding and horseback riding in Lake Mburo National Park – Transfer to Entebbe

Today you will go birding on a horse to come closer to both wildlife and birdlife. On this day, expect to meet animals like; elands, water bucks, impalas, warthogs, zebras and several bird species. You will later drive to Entebbe national park with a stopover at Equator monument for water experience before ending your 9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda with lots of experience.

9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Gorilla permit
  • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Birding throughout your safari
  • Boat trips
  • Park fees
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Enroute lunches
  • Game drives

9 Days Birding watching tour in Uganda excludes:

  • Visa
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance and tobacco
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