Your two week birding expedition takes you Mabamba wetland meet the shoebill, Lake Mburo Park hosting many animals and over 300 bird species notably Red-faced barbet. Proceed to Bwindi for gorilla tracking, birding in Mubwini swamp, Buhoma and Ruhija. Advance to Queen Elizabeth Park; a home to over 600 bird species and many big animals. Drive to Kibale Forest in Fort Portal, view also primates returning to Kampala.
You will be welcomed by our professional guide at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. If time and your energy level allow you can start your bird excursion right at the Entebbe area
After a tour to Entebbe Botanical gardens were you will meet Slender billed weavers, Orange Weaver, Brown-throated Weaver, herons and a variety of birds you will take a boat to Lutembe beach to view water birds. Return to your hotel to relax
Drive to Mabamba swamp early morning look out for Shoebill Stork and array of birds, to Kaaku swamp where you can watch the Lesser Moorhen, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana etc. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park view game and birds along the way. Overnight in your hotel
After breakfast carry out birding and game viewing in the park you will most likely see rare Red-faced Barbet and Brown-chested Plovers. In the afternoon take a ride on the lake and view African Fin-foot and other water birds. In this park you will not miss the Zebra, Topis and Impalas. Proceed to your hotelat Mbarara town for overnight.
Early morning leave for Bwindi National park while birding on the way. Search for Bronze Napped Pigeons, Black Bee-eaters, Bush Shrikesetc . Spend some time birding at Ruhija before you get to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
This wetland offers a diversity of birds including the Blue-headed and Regal Sunbirds , Rush Warbler, Green Broadbill etc. Spend morning hours exploring this wetland and in the evening hours move to Buhoma for overnight.
Buhoma offers yet another exciting experience of birding. You will meet the Handsome Francolin, Long tailed Cuckoo, Neumann’s Warbler, Red-chested Owlet, etc.
At about 7 am hike into the forest with an experienced guide and you will meet a variety of birds and other forest dwellers which may interest you. Notably are the rare Gorillas for which you must have a permit. Spending time with these majestic Gorillas is a gratifying experience that seems like the clock rushes! Return to you lodge to relax and review your experience.
Carry out birding on the way to Queen Elizabeth National Park and view some big game as well. By the afternoon you are set for a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be welcomed by schools of hippos and entertained by fisher birds as the cruise moves. Observe a multitude of birds and wildlife along the shores. QENP is categorized as an Important Birding Area (IBA)hosting over 600 bird species including Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pinkbacked Pelican to name but afew.
Rise early for a game drive taking the Kasenyi trackthrough the famous Kob mating area to the vast savannah to search for its inhabitants. Here you will meet the Temminck’s Courser, Rupell’s Griffon Vultures etc. as a bonus for a less strict birder large game such as Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Water bucks, hyenas are common to view.
Set off to Fort portal while enjoying birding along the way with breathtaking scenery arriving in the afternoon and take a sprawl to the swamp to visit the papyrus endemics; Beautiful king fisher warmly welcomes you. Explore the swamp and return your lodge.
In the morning enter Kibale Forest and look out for African Pittas, Green breasted Pittas and array of birds. Also track chimpanzees and other primates in this wonderful natural forest. In the afternoon emerge from the forest and hit the road to Kampala
Just before sunrise drive to Mabiraforest to look for the Forest Wood Hoopoe, Apalis and many other birds, butterflies, primates, insects and peculiar plant species.
This Marks the end of your safari. You may want to buy souvenirs or artifacts before catching your flight.
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