20 Days Hardcore Birding

20 Days Hardcore Birding trip, birds of Uganda

The 20 Days Hardcore Birding trip takes you through a number of activities including bird watching, wildlife viewing, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, among others.

Detailed Itinerary for the 20 Days Hardcore Birding trip

Day 1:  Arrival and overnight at Travelers Inn Entebbe.
Day 2: Early morning drive to Mabamba for the Shoebill, later to Masindi with a few stops for birding in the swamps. Dinner and overnight at Masindi hotel
Day 3: Whole day birding Budongo forest.  Stay as above
Day 4: Early morning bird Kanio pabidi  en-route to Murchison. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba lodge.
Day 5:  Early morning game drive,  afternoon boat trip, stay as above.
Day 6:  Early morning drive to bird the Escarpment. Stay at Masindi hotel
Day 7:  Early morning drive to Kibale N.P with a few stops for birding. This day is a long drive on a rough road. Dinner and overnight at Kibale forest cottages.
Day 8: Whole day birding Kibale forest, Chimp trekking.  Stay as above.
Day 9:  Early morning transfer to Semliki birding en-route.
Dinner and overnight at Rain bow camp.
Day 10:  Whole day birding the Albertine Endemics. Stay as above.
Day 11:  Another full day at Semliki NP. Dinner and above as above
Day 12:  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth N.P birding en-route. Dinner and overnight at Bush lodge.
Day 13:  Early morning game drive, afternoon boat trip. Stay as above.
Day 14:  Early morning game drive at Ishasha sector for climbing lions, afternoon drive to Bwindi NP. Stay at Bwindi view camp.
Day 15:  Whole day birding buhoma sector. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 16:  Transfer to Ruhizha birding via “the neck”. Dinner and overnight at Tavern cottages.
Day 17:  Whole day birding Mubwindi swamp for African Green Broad bill and other specials.  Evening drive to Rushaga and stay at  Lake Mutanda resort

Day 18:  Early morning Gorilla tracking, evening drive to stay at White Horse Inn, Kabale.
Day 19:  Transfer to Lake Mburo NP with stops for birding. Stay at Lake Mburo Safari lodge.
Day 20:  Early morning boat ride for the African fin foot and other water birds. Afternoon drive back to Entebbe for your evening flight.

Tour costs include the following

  • 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
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)

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