7days Birding Safari

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Day Trip

Group Tour

The tour gives you a chance to get to experience ugandas top ten birds like the crested crane which happens to be the national bird that represents the peace and unity of the PEARL OF AFRICA.Among these is also the great blue turacco and the shoe bill that makes your tour memorable and worth a life time .
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Itinerary Details

HIGHLIHTS
Day 1: Birding at UWEC, Entebbe & Shores of Lake Victoria
Day 2: Birding along the Heritage Trail
Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamps
Day 4: Birding in Mabira Forest.
Day 5: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 6: Nature Walk & Birding in Lake Mburo Park
Day 7: Game Viewing and Birding along Lakeside Track.
Day1: Birding at UWEC
After early morning breakfast our tour guide will pick you from your hotel of residence drive towards Uganda Wildlife Education Center(UWEC) formerly known as the Zoo. This has attracted over 170 bird species such as the rare Northern masked weaver, Golden Backed, African paradise,Baglafect Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Black Necked and many others. 5 species of flycatchers, Red bellied, Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, and many others. Encounter Raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African plus many others including captive animals...
HIGHLIHTS
Day 1: Birding at UWEC, Entebbe & Shores of Lake Victoria
Day 2: Birding along the Heritage Trail
Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamps
Day 4: Birding in Mabira Forest.
Day 5: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 6: Nature Walk & Birding in Lake Mburo Park
Day 7: Game Viewing and Birding along Lakeside Track.
Day1: Birding at UWEC
After early morning breakfast our tour guide will pick you from your hotel of residence drive towards Uganda Wildlife Education Center(UWEC) formerly known as the Zoo. This has attracted over 170 bird species such as the rare Northern masked weaver, Golden Backed, African paradise,Baglafect Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Black Necked and many others. 5 species of flycatchers, Red bellied, Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, and many others. Encounter Raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African plus many others including captive animals. Proceed to Botanical gardens for another birding experience. Have lunch relax as you move forward to the evening visit to the sewage lagoons. Return for Dinner and Overnight at Speke Hotel.
ACCOMMODATION;
Speke Hotel
MEALS: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
ACTIVITIES: Birding
Day 2: Birding along the Heritage Trail
Wake up for early morning breakfast and transfer to the Heritage trail .It is a 10 minutes’ drive from the Airport species. What may be seen include Short Toed Snake Eagle, Brown Crowned Tchargra, Mssustached Warbler, Violet backed Starlings, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Red Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Yellow bill, Brown Twin spot, Great sparrow hawk, Southern Banded Snake Eagle and many more. Proceed to Lutembe Beach for lunch. Board a boat in search for the thousands of Grey Headed Gulls, the papyrus Canary, White Winged black Terns, Papyrus Gonolek, and continue birding the evening.
Return to Dinner and Overnight Speke hotel

ACCOMMODATION;

Speke Hotel

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACTIVITIES: Birding full day

Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamps
Early morning breakfast and then proceed to Mabamba swamps another Important Bird Area (IBA) with a population of about 5 Shoebills. Most of the birding is done canoeing. Other species to be seen may include Squacco, African water Rail, long Toed Plover, Goliath, Purple, Herons, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, White Faced Whistling Duck, Grey and Black Headed Heron Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Jacana, Sitatunga Antelope (swamp Antelope) and many more. Return to Kampala but along the way stop by another swamp. Here you will be able to spot Papyrus Gonolek; White winged Warbler, Yellow Crowned Bishop, Weyns Weaver, etc. Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel.
ACCOMMODATION;

Sepeke Hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

ACTIVITIES: Full day.

Day 4: Birding in Mabira Forest
Early morning breakfast and then route to Mabira forest for specially forest birding about an hour drive from Kampala. Expect species like Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Leaf love, Toro Greenbul, Buff spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, White spotted Fluff tail, Red headed Blue Bill, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Forest Robin, Yellow Rumped Tinker bird, Yellow Throated Tinker bird, Blue Breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Banded Wattle Eye ,Red tailed Ant Thrush, Chin spot Batis, , Brown capped ,Chestnut Wattle Eye, Yellow mantled, Black Billed, Weyn’s Weavers, Violet backed Starling, Red headed Malimbe, Purple headed Starling, and many more attractive species. Have a picnic lunch and continue birding the evening. Return to
Kampala for dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel or similar other.

ACCOMMODATION;

Speke Hotel

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

ACTIVITIES: Birding the whole day

Day 5: Lake Mburo National Park
wake up early morning take breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s a 4 hours drive from Kampala. The park is situated in western Uganda. Briefly stop at the equator, proceed to Lake Mburo, birding to the entrance of Nshara gate. Expect the following Common Scimitarbill, species; Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Bare faced Go-Away Bird, Crested Francolin, Green Wood Hoopoe, Lilac breasted Roller, Spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit, Common Scimitarbill, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared Starling, African Grey Hornbill, Brown Parrot may be seen. Take lunch at Rwonyo Restaurant. After lunch, embark on late afternoon game drive along the Zebra Track which may expose you to species like Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temmricks Courser, African Wattled Plover, Rufous napped Rufous, Chested Swallow and Flappet Lark, etc. Look out also for evasive Leopard and other nocturnal species. Dinner and Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp.

ACCOMMODATION:

Mantana Tented Camp

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACTIVITIES: Birding and other wildlife

Day 6: Nature Walk
Have an early morning Breakfast, embark on a nature walk encountering several species of wetland and savanna species of birds, Impalas among others. Return for lunch head for evening game drive along the Kigambira loop. Species to expect are; localized Red Faced Barbet, Red Headed lovebird, Black Collared Barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead colored Flycatcher. Dinner and Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp.

ACCOMMODATION;

Mantana Tented Camp

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACTIVITIES: Birding Game Drive

Day 7: Game Viewing & Birding along the Lakeside Track
After early morning breakfast we go morning game drive along the Lakeside Track. This entails approach to Aquatic habitats around Lake Mburo. Species to expect may include, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler and also the elusive Shoebill, the Blue headed Coucal. Continue to the lakeside campground, as we look out for the African Darter, African Water Rail, African Fin foot, Spur winged plovers, and many others. Return midmorning for breakfast and proceed for a launch- cruise in search for papyrus species missed the previous day including Hippos, Crocodiles, etc. Setoff for Kampala and make a stop over in Masaka town for Lunch and then proceed to Kampala. However, note that we have got two types of Safaris, Some opt for Luxury Safari (lodges / hotels) and others opt for Budget Safaris (camping and simple accommodation).Our rates vary with the accommodation.
INCLUDES:
• Bottled water
• All activities
• Park entry fees
• Meals(full board)
• Accommodation.
EXCLUDES:
• Tips
• Laundry

Important Details

Included
  • Bottled water
Not Included
  • Use of bicycle
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • WiFi on board
Departure Point
Prestige Hotel Suites Kampala, Plot 9 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala 6219, Uganda

12:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.