This Birding safari starts as soon as you arrive and takes you to the western part of Uganda.Birding highlights will be lake Mburo National park with Red-faced Barbet, travel to Queen Elizabeth National park classified as an Important Birding Area(IBA) hosting over 600 species of birds. Drive through Ishasa view the tree climbing lions and proceed to Bwindi to view gorillas and bird Ruhija, Mubwindi wetland and return to Kampala
On early arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional Guide and then proceed to Mabamba Wetland to meet a variety of avian inhabitants. Take a canoe across the swamp and view the beautiful Shoe Bill, Purple Gallinule, Long-toed Lapwing, Black crake, Swamp Flycatcher, African Pygmy goose,Lesser Jacana, Blue-headed Coucal and many others. After your adventure you will be driven to your Hotel.
After a good breakfast depart to Lake Mburo national, park arriving in time to take a boat cruise and look for; Rufous-bellied Heron, Papyrus Canary, White-backed Night Heron, Whit- winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonlek, African Fin-foot etc. Retire to your Lodge or Camp for dinner and overnight.
Early in the morning rove around Mburo parkbird sanctuary to view the Green-backed Woodpecker, Cuckoos, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-headed Weaver and TaboraCisticola. Return to your lodge for a branch and set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park while birding along tracks. Look out for Rufous-napped Lark, Coqui Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Lilac-breasted Roller Brown-chested Lapwing, Helmeted Guinea fowl, plus many raptors, Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pinkbacked Pelican, Check in to your reserved lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.
Early in the morning explore the vast Savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park and catch up with an array of early birds. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon embark on a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel; a channel like an umbilical cord joining Lake George and Lake Edward. Here you will view yet a variety of bird species as they come to water including the pelicans, herons, eagles and different flocks of birds. Overnight
After early breakfast set off to Bwindi through Ishasha and carry out birding expedition along the way and you will most likely have the opportunity to see the tree climbing lions. There are a multitude of birds to watch along this route. Arrive in the evening to your reserved lodge for dinner and overnight.
Early Morning have a briefing by the park Rangers and enter into the forest to watch the rift endemics in Bwindi including: Banded Prinia, Brown-capped Weaver,Black Bee-eater, Red-faced Woodland Warbler,Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher,Short-tailed Warbler, Red-throated Alethe,Purple-breasted Sunbird, NarinaTragon and many others.If you are interested in Gorilla tracking as well,it can be done together with Bird expediton in bwindi, but you must have a Gorilla permit.
Explore the Ruhija area watching the endemic bird species and retire to your booked lodge
Early morning take atrial to the swamp search for rift endemics such as Caruthers’s Cisticola, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, African Broadbill etc . Explore the highland forest of Ruhija with elevation of 2300 meters above sea level and providing a habitat for; Hill Babbler, Collared Apalis ,Banded Prinia, Handsome Francolin,Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Regal Sunbird etc. move back to your lodge.
Travel back to Kampala with the option of bird watching along the way. Arrive to your hotel and relax as you review your image shorts.
End your expedition