• 8 Days Birding Safari

    In Kidepo Valley and Mt Elgon National parks

Explore through Kidepo Valley and Mt Elgon National parks and enjoy the different birds the expedition has to offer

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Birding at Entebbe

Meet our Proffesional guide at the Airport who will transfer you to your hotel. If your arrival is early enough you can straight away start your bird expedition right from Entebbe area.  Visit the Botanical Gardens and Entebbe environs in search for Casqued Hornbills, Ross’s Turaco, Marabou stalk, Blue Turacos and the Entebbe endemics. If time and your energy level allow, take a boat trip to Ngamba Island which is a chimp sanctuary and also a hosts to over 250 bird species . Check in to your Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Mt Elgon National Park

After your breakfast, hit the road to Mt Elgon Park, stopover in Mbale town.  Proceed to theKapkwai ForestExploration  Centre and  delve into the secondary forest and thick shrub cover up to Cheptui Falls to view birds. You will most likely see the Africna Goshawk, White-chinned Prinia, African Blue Fly-catcher , Tacazze Sunbird, Hartluab’s Turaco, MoustachedTinkerbird, Black-collared Apallis, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, ChinspotBatisetc. Also have the opportunity to view some animals, insects, reptiles and unique flora. Overnight atyour lodge.

Day 3: Move to Kidepo Valley National park

Drive to Kidepo as you carry out birding on the way arriving in the evening to check-in at Apoka lodge for overnight

Day 4: Birding and Game Drive

Kidepo is characterized by  expanse of savannah grassland that seems endless. This vast savannah hosts a multitude of birds and great number of animal species.  After your breakfast  descend to the Narus  Valley and look out for striking Silver Bird, Venaceous Dove , Nubian Woodpecker, Magnificent Starling Birds, Mosque Swallow etc.

Day 5: Birding in NamamukwenyValley and Game Drive

Contiunue birding a Namamukweny  Valley  for Abyssinian Roller, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Clapperton’s Francolin which is found only in Kidepo .Take time to see game such as cheetah, Leopards, Duikers, Jackal , Stripped Hyena

Day 6: Game Drive and Birding in Morugole

Continue exploring the park at Morugole, look out for the biggest bird on earth; Ostrich which if found only in Kidepo, Kori Bustard, Verreaux’s Eagle, Egyptian Vultures, Pygmy Falcons and View big game including Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes, Kavirondo Bush Baby, Chandler mountain Reedbuck, Klipspringer, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Dikdik, Buffaloes, Oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, Bright Gazelles etc. You will also take time to visit the Karimojong Communities .

Day 7: Return to Kampala

After your breakfast, drive back to Kampala and overnight in you city hotel.

Day 8: Airport Transfer

You may want to do shopping and visit some sites in the city before you are transferred to the airport to catch your flight

End of your superlative Birding Safari.