|12-Days Birding And Primate Safari In Uganda
Day 1: Arrival.
Meet our professional bird guide at Entebbe airport and then transfer to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Early arrivals may enjoy birding around the botanical gardens in Entebbe. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel. (FB)
Day 2: Birding Mabamba
After an early breakfast, drive to Mabamba Swamp 50km west of Kampala. Stop enroute in the Mpigi Swamp for papyrus rarities. Watch out for the White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, and other swamp specialities. At the swamp, most of the birding is from a canoe paddled by our local site guides. Look out for the Shoebill both in the sky and down on the marsh. Also look out for the Swamp Flycatcher, African Purple Swamphen, African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesser Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Squacco Heron, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Goliath Heron and Black Crake. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel. (FB)
Day 3: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
With a stop over at the equator, you will be able to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time. Lake Mburo National Park contains an extensive area of wetland and harbours several species of mammals including zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topi and Buffaloes. The bird population include, Green-backed Woodpecker, African Finfoot, Brown-chested Plover, Southern Ground Hornbill, Spot-flanked, Red-faced Barbet, Black-collared Barbet, White–winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Carruthers, Cisticola, Papyrus Gonoleka, Yellow-billed Oxpecker and, Northern Brown-throated Weaver. Overnight at Muhingo Lodge or Mantana Tented Camp. (FB)
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park.
Special birds include Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Banded Prinia, Black-faced Apalis, Black-throated Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Ashy Flycatcher, Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Rwenzori Batis, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, White-bellied Crested-flycatcher, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Mountain Illadopsis, African Hill-Babbler, Dusky Tit, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Grey-headed Sunbird, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Sooty Boubou, Pink-footed Puffback, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, White-naped Raven, Montane Oriole, African Golden Oriole, Stuhlmann’s Starling, Narrow-tailed Starling, Waller’s Starling, Strange Weaver, Brown-capped Weaver, Black-billed Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Magpie Mannikin, Yellow-crowned Canary, Thick- billed Seedeater, Streaky Seedeater, African Green Broadbill, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Oriole Finch, Mountain Buzzard, Ayre’s Hawk-eagle, Handsome Francolin, Black-billed Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Wood-Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Scarce Swift, Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Black Bee-eater, (Western) Bronze-naped Pigeon, Red-chested Owlet, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Elliot’s Woodpecker, African Broadbill, Western Green Tinkerbird, African Green Broadbill, Lagdens Bush Shrike, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Archer’s Ground Robin, Toro Olive-Greenbul, Ansorge’s Greenbul, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Robin-chat, Olive Thrush, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Grauer’s Rush-warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler and Red faced Woodland-Warbler. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Homestead. FB
Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Birding in Bwindi is one of the best birdwatching hot spost in Uganda. It is home to over 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics. After breakfast explore the Buhoma Forest section. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Homestead. FB
Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
The park’s headquarters are at Buhoma, and it is from here that we will set out on our gorilla trek. A great deal will depend upon where the Mountain Gorillas are, as to how far one has to trek, but one should expect to be in the forest most of the day. You will be allowed an hour with the gorillas and it is sure to be a very rewarding experience. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Homestead. FB
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
via the Ishasha sector where you will have an opportunity to view the tree climbing lions.Overnight at Mweya Safari lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Whole morning birding in the Park and then afternoon Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. The channel is a natural, narrow neck of water that connects Lakes George and Edward, with excellent photographic opportunities for waterside birds and abundant Hippopotamus. Amongst the birds we’ll likely encounter African Skimmer, Striated Heron, African Spoonbill, African Crake, Water Thick-knee, Three-banded Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Gray-headed Gull, Plain Martin, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Collard Planticoles and Yellow-billed Oxpecker. Overnight at Mweya Safari lodge (FB)
Day 9: Transfer to Kibale National Park.
Morning Game Drive and birding in Queen Elizabeth and then transfer to Kibale National Park in the afternoon. Overnight at Primate Lodge (FB)
Day 10: Chimp tracking and birding in Kibale Forest National Park.
Early morning go chimp tracking and birding. Specials in this park include Olive long tailed cuckoo, African black duck, Joyful, cabanis, Toro olive and Cameroon sombre greenbuls, Black faced rufous warbler, tiny sunbird, green twinsport, Brown and scaly breasted illadopsis, blue shouldered robin chat, Green-throated Sunbird, Blue-throated sunbird, Green-breasted Pita, African pita, white-throated Greenbul , Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Red-tailed Bristle Bill, Red-capped Robinchat, Dusky Tit, Green-headed Sunbird, Brown-capped Weaver, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puff Back, Ludher’s Bush-shrike. Overnight at Primate Lodge. FB
Day 11: Transfer to Kampala:
Birding En-route. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking are the country’s major attractions, along with the friendliness of its people. A country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures, traveling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.
Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas?
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. And with half the remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge. Most travelers come for the gorilla Safari, but other major draws are the chimpanzees, ornithology, trekking the Rwenzoris and visiting the source of The Nile river.
We are bordered by the Republic of South Sudan to the North, the Republic of Kenya to the East, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Rwanda to the South
Destination Uganda:….beyond expectations, a real African experience…
Uganda is home to gorillas and chimps. The Bwindi impenetrable forest offers the unforgettable Gorilla trekking experience. The Murchison Falls Park offers Nile cruises, Queen Elizabeth Park scenery and Lake Edward both with wildlife and birds. The Ruwenzori, “Mountains of the Moon” offer exciting trekking and climbing.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
MQueen Elizabeth National Park
Rwenzori Mountain National park
Semliki National Park