The 15 Days Uganda Birding safari takes you to Mabamba Wetland, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Semiliki Game Wildlife Reserve.
On arrival at Entebbe airport, your guide will warmly welcome you and later transfer your hotel. Overnight at Buma Hotel Entebbe
Day 2: Entebbe – Mabamba Wetland
After breakfast and a briefing about birding set off to Mabamba Wetland which is the nearest site for the Shoebill,Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, and White Winged Warbler. Over night at Serena Lake / Cassia Lodge BB.
Day 3: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast depart for Lake Mburo National Park, having a stop- over to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand on the Equator continue to Lake Mburo National Park for the different unique fauna, gigantic Eland Antelope, as well as Zebra, Topi, Impala, and several Acacia -associated birds, Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of water birds. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Luxurious Tented Camp.
Day 4: Lake Mburo National Park
After an early breakfast head for game drive as you watch the different bird species like the Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Oxpecker, African Finfoot, Black Collard Barbet etc. Have an afternoon boat trip and later an evening game drive and overnight at either our camp in Lake Mburo.
Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo lodge / Mantana Luxurious Tented Camp.
Day 5: Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable best known for its Mountain Gorillas, the Montane Forest also attracts spectacular birds. Take a nature walk through Munyaga Waterfall, discover Primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue monkeys and others species. Dinner and overnight at RuhijaGorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Lodge / Bakiga Lodge .
Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Whole day bird watching in Bwindi Forest go to Mubwindi Swamp and later transfer to Buhoma birding enroute, then overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or Uganda Wildlife Authority Community Bandas.
Day 7: Gorilla tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast Gorilla tracking at 8.00 a.m. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry rain jacket and flask of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates (no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park Bandas. Full Board
Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park a home of different bird species. As you enjoy bird watching see the enticing elephants and hippos. Over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast enjoy a whole day bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park bird watching while on a game drive both in the morning and in the afternoon, later returning to the lodge for lunch and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge
Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast enjoy a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel you view wildlife up close: Hippos, Buffalo and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge
Day 11: Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for bird watching over night at Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
Day 12: Kibale Forest National Park
Before breakfast have a chance to seeing other species like the Grey-Throated Flycatcher, Masked & Black-Capped Apalis’, Chestnut-Winged Starling, Orange -Tufted & Tiny Sunbirds and a good infrastructure & variety of interesting activities which makes this a worthwhile destination. After breakfast visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a superb community development fringing the Park for fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-billed Barbets, over night at Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)
Day 13: Semiliki Game Wildlife Reserve
After breakfast Leave for Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve having a lunch break at the lodge have an afternoon boat trip on Lake Albert in search for the Shoebill and other bird species and over night at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 14: Semiliki Game Wildlife Reserve
After an early breakfast proceed for Chimp tracking in the Gallery Forest of the Mugiri River as you continue with bird watching to see: White-spotted Flufftail, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush and Blue-breasted Kingfisher.
Then late afternoon, have a game drive will reveal herds of Uganda Kob, Waterbuck, Reed Buck, several monkey species as well as lots of bird opportunities. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 15: Travel to Kampala
After an early breakfast leave for Kampala to catch on your flight back as you enjoy game drive.
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Park fees (non-residents)
- All activities that are shown in the itinerary
- Professional driver/ tour guide
- All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
- All Taxes
- All transportation
- Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
- Drinking water all days
Tour costs Excludes
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and after the trip
- Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
- Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)