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Mega Birding Uganda Tour - 30 Days

Mega Birding Uganda Tour

Mega Birdwatching Tour in Uganda

This 30-Days Mega Birding Uganda Tour which is moderately paced available on request has been on the rise in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Uganda offers some of the most spectacular birding on the planet with over 750 species of birds recorded at present and still counting!

The town of Jinja is located on Lake Victoria’s southern shore and is home to hundreds of different species of birds. Some of Uganda’s most famous birds live here, including kingfishers, fish eagles, hornbills, glossy starlings, and yellow bishops. Additionally, it serves as a bird migration point—its marshy areas attract great numbers of cranes during their annual journey south. Though you can also see plenty of flamingos at nearby Kibale National Park.

A must-see for birders, Mabira Forest is home to one of Uganda’s largest populations of wattled cranes as well as other endemics. The Mabira swamps also attract numerous waterbirds including African Spoonbill, Black Stork, and Pied Kingfisher to name a few. You can visit Mabira Forest on your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park or it makes a great day trip from Kampala.

Home to Kalinzu Forest & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, birders can find a plethora of endemics that are almost exclusively found in Uganda. This tour is ideal for those wishing to tick all of Uganda’s endemics, as well as birds such as Wattled Cranes and Pel’s Fishing Owls which are only seen here.

With over 1,300 species of birds (more than any other country in Africa) there is always a lot to look out for. One of our top birding spots is Apenheul Primate Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Apeldoorn. Here you can see animals such as De Brazza’s Monkeys, colobus monkeys and chimpanzees! There are regular guided tours. Uganda has 7 national parks; Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Parks.

With a wide range of bird species, with over 500 in total, Murchison Falls National Park is a delight for any birder. But on a 30 day Uganda birding tour you can expect to see many of its birds. Over 100 of them are rare migrants that occur each year as they fly south from Siberia and Alaska at their furthest reaches. During your stay in Murchison falls, listen out for African Fish Eagle. You will have to wait for these Eagles until after dark though.

Lying in close proximity to Uganda’s border with Sudan, Kidepo National Park is a world of massive tableland that stretches for more than 100 miles. Lush and serene with striking views of Mt. Kidepo, one of Africa’s only active volcanoes. The park has a great variety of habitats including swamps, woodlands, and grasslands that attract a great number of bird species both rare and common.

Uganda is a treasure trove of bird species and has approximately 750 recorded species. A huge part of these bird species is found in Semliki National Park. It provides a safe harbor for over 250 bird species including a few endemics. This park offers wonderful bird watching opportunities because of its rich flora and fauna, waterfalls, caves, and forest where several rare birds can be seen such as Picathartes, Forest Buzzard, Abyssinian Roller, and Crag Martin to mention but a few.

Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda and is renowned for its populations of primates, including chimpanzees. There are at least 20 species of primates living here—including red colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys—making it a great place to see these wildlife characters. This is also a fantastic spot for birders; over 300 species have been identified in Kibale National Park.

Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is on of most captivating and rewarding experiences for a birder. Chimps are found in four national parks, all in Western Uganda; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park have seen an exponential increase in their chimp populations as a result of intensive conservation efforts by park authorities, community support and some Ugandan NGO’s like Save The Chimps.

The Uganda birding tour first starts off at Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to about 400 species of birds. It is situated on Uganda’s border with Tanzania and covers an area of 54km2. This tour will focus on white-bearded barbets and Cappercullus pygerythrus – a tiny forest warbler. As it is a wetland park, many water birds can be seen here too.

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Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival

Arrive in Entebbe and stay at a BB facility in Entebbe

Day 2
Day 2 - Shoebill boat ride then transfer to Jinja

Shoebill boat ride in the morning then transfer to Jinja. Transfer from Entebbe to Mabamba swamp to look for the incredible Shoebill stork, we’ll bird around the swamp for some other species, like Lesser Jacana,Northern brown throated weaver, blue breasted beeaeter,winding cisticolas,Orange,Golden-backed and yellow backed weavers, grey rumped swallow and many more including a chance of rufous bellied heron. We’ll have our picnic lunch and transfer to Jinja.

Overnight at Gately On Nile. (Full board)

Day 3
Day 3 - Mabira Forest birding all day

We’ll transfer to Mabira Forest with picnic lunch, and spend the whole day birding in the forest returning to the lodge after dusk. We expect to see several species of birds including: Crowned Eagle, greenbuls,yellow ans grey longbills,Sooty boubou, Blue-breasted and shinning blue Kingfishers,Hornbills,Forest woodhoopoes,Jameson’s and Chestnut wattle eyes cucooshrikes among others. Overnight at Gately On Nile.(Full board)

Day 4
Day 4 - Transfer to Masindi with birding breaks

Drive through Mabira forest, Via Luweero swamp and Kafu ranches, birding en-route. Early this morning we¹ll leave Jinja and drive to Masindi in northwestern Uganda. As we head through the numerous small farms birding is limited, but we will arrive in good woodland and have hope for a great afternoon¹s birding as we look for Banded Snake-Eagle, Vinaceous Dove, Meyer¹s Parrot, White-crested Turacco, Speckle-breasted Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Siffling Cisticola, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Brown-backed Scrub-Robin, Black-headed Batis, Brown Babbler, and Copper Sunbird, among others. Overnight at Masindi Hotel. (Full board)

Day 5
Day 5 - Royal Mile forest birding all day.

We’ll visit the Royal Mile with packed lunch and spend there the whole day birding. After an early breakfast we will depart for Budongo Forest, about an hour's drive away. We¹ll have a full day in this area, where a new system of trails is currently being cleared. Additionally, a broad road through one of the richest areas of forest (known as the Royal Mile) gives good access to many of the forest specialties found here. We hope to see many of the following: Crowned Hawk-Eagle, Nahan's Francolin, Crested Guinea fowl, White-spotted Fluff tail, African Emerald Cuckoo, Sabine's and Cassin's spinetails, Dwarf, Chocolate-backed, and Blue-breasted kingfishers, Blue-throated Roller, White-thighed and Black-and-white-casqued hornbills, Speckled and Yellow-throated tinker birds, Yellow-spotted and Hairy-breasted barbets, Golden-crowned Woodpecker, Gray, Plain, White-throated, Icterine, and Red-tailed greenbuls, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush, Black-capped and Buff-throated apalis, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Yellow Long bill, Green Hylia, Yellow-footed, African Forest, and Gray-throated flycatchers, Forest Robin, the rare Ituri Batis, Jameson's and Chestnut wattle-eyes, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Gray-headed, Green, Little Green, and Olive-bellied sunbirds, Western Black-headed Oriole, Purple-headed Glossy-Starling, Yellow-mantled Weaver, and Crested Malimbe. Overnight at Masindi Hotel.

Day 6
Day 6 - Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Kanio Pabidi

Transfer to Murchison falls National Park via Kanio-Pabidi section of Budongo forest for the Pulvell’s llladopsis and other birds, have lunch and continue to the Park. We’ll visit the top of the falls and return to the Lodge in the dark. We¹ll drive this morning to Murchison Falls, checking for Puvel¹s Illadopsis en route at it’s only East African site, with a chance of other forest species here too. We will then have two full days in the park, where we¹ll have a second chance to see Shoebill if we failed to find it at the Mabamba Swamp near Kamengo. By taking a boat trip on the Victoria Nile, we should also have good close-up views of African Darter, Gray, Purple, and Squacco herons, Yellow-billed and Great egrets, Sacred Ibis, Saddle-billed Stork, African Jacana, Spur-winged and Long-toed lapwings, Senegal Thick-knee, Pied Kingfisher, and Red-throated Bee-eater. On one trip we hope to reach the base of the falls themselves. Here Rock Pratincoles leave their perches to make hunting sallies through the swirling spray. Enormous crocodiles breed on the sand banks just downstream and, as we make the return journey, elephants may well have come down for a drink. African Buffalo also come out onto the shores at this time, as do Waterbuck, Warthog, and occasionally Rothschild's Giraffe. Contrary to popular belief, Hippopotamuses, which are all along the river in incredible numbers, may also be out basking on the open sand banks in the full heat of the sun. We’ll spend our afternoons on game drives across the savanna grasslands and in some thicker areas of mature Livingstone African Safaris Ltd, P.O Box 29023 Kampala, Uganda. woodland. Here we¹ll scan for White-headed Vulture, Brown Snake-Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Gray Kestrel, Heuglin's and Crested francolins, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Small Buttonquail, Black-bellied and perhaps Dernham¹s (Stanley) bustards, Speckled and Blue-napped mouse birds, Crowned and African Gray hornbills, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Nubian and Gray woodpeckers, Flappet Lark, Northern Crombec, Red-winged Gray Warbler, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Sooty and white-fronted black Chats, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Beautiful Sunbird, Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Yellow-mantled and Red-collared widowbird, and maybe the very local White-rumped Seedeater. One evening we'll stay out late in the hope of finding one or more of the night birds that can be seen here, perhaps Spotted (Grayish) Eagle-Owl or Long-tailed and Pennant-winged nightjars. Overnight Murchison River Lodge.(Fullboard)

Day 7
Day 7 - Morning boat ride and game drives

We will spend the whole day in the Park, we will take a boat-ride to the Delta on the Nile to look for the Shoebill among other birds and other wildlife, such as: Rothchild’s Giraffee, Elephants, Jackson’s herteebeasts,Oribis,and many more. We’ll have lunch and later a game-drive on the northern side of the river in the savanna grasslands. Overnight Murchison River Lodge.(Fullboard).

Day 8
Day 8 - Transfer from MFNP to Kitgum and stay at Bomah Hotel Kitgum

Day 9
Day 9 - Transfer to Kidepo National Park and stay at Savanna Lodge Kidepo.

Day 10
Day 10 - All day in the park, game drives/birding. Overnight at Savanna Lodge Kidepo

Day 11
Day 11 - All day in Kidepo National Park. Overnight stay at Savanna Lodge Kidepo

Day 12
Day 12 - Transfer to Masindi birding en-route

You will have few stops to look for Black-billed Wood-Dove, Northern Carmine and Swallow-tailed bee-eaters, Yellow-fronted Tinker bird, Spot-flanked, Black-billed, and Double-toothed barbets, Red-faced, Zitting, and Foxy cisticolas, Moustached Grass-Warbler, Red-backed Scrub-Robin, Mocking Cliff chat, White-shouldered Black-Tit, Sulphur-breasted Bush shrike, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, Black-winged Bishop, Black-bellied Fire finch, Red-winged Pytilia, and Cinnamon-breasted Bunting. Overnight at Masindi Hotel. (Full board).

Day 13
Day 13 - Transfer to Fortportal and stay at Dutchess guest House

Day 14
Day 14 - Transfer to Semliki National Park. Overnight at Dutchess Guest House

Day 15
Day 15 - All day in Semliki National Park. Overnight at Dutchess Guest House

Day 16
Day 16 - Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Transfer to Kibale forest National Park via Sebitoli section of the Park with lunch box while birding through the country site forest, Papyrus swamps and forest patches. This Livingstone African Safaris Ltd, P.O Box 29023 Kampala, Uganda. site is good for species like the Masked Apalis, Joyful greenbul, White-napped pigeons, forest Starlings and many more. Overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Cottages (FB).

Day 17
Day 17 - Chimpanzee tracking.

After an early morning breakfast we’ll go for Chimpanzee-tracking and birding, return to the Lodge for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon birding on the main road through Kibale Forest National Park. We¹ll have a full day at Kibale Forest, where 14 species of primates can be found. We’ll start by joining the excellent local guides on a Chimpanzee trek, and we may also encounter Blue, Copper-tailed, and L'Hoest's monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus, and Gray-cheeked Mangabey. Bird life is prolific, but as in many tropical forests, birds can be shy and difficult to observe. We hope for African Gray Parrot, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Narina's Trogon, Gray-throated Barbet, Least Honey guide, Honey guide Greenbul, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Fire-crested Alethe, African Shrike-Flycatcher, Narrow-tailed Starling, and White-breasted Negro-finch. There may be an option to search for Green-breasted Pitta here in lieu of the chimp trek, but it depends on whether the bird has been seen lately, so this remains an intriguing possibility for one of Africa’s great charisma birds. Overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Cottages (Fullboard).

Day 18
Day 18 - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning we’ll visit a papyrus swamp in search of the striking Papyrus Gonolek and the secretive White-winged Warbler. We¹ll then have an early lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park lies in an extensive area of rolling grass-covered hills, wooded valleys, and a series of extinct volcanic craters. During our stay we will visit some of these areas, and take an afternoon trip on a launch along the famous Kazinga Channel that links lakes Edward and George, with great photo opportunities. Overnight at Mweya Lodge.(Full board).

Day 19
Day 19 - Game drives/boat in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early Morning game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and later go for an afternoon boat-ride along the Kazinga Channel .We may go for another evening game drive after the boat-ride, returning to the Lodge at dusk. The varied habitats within this Park should provide us with an extensive bird list and a few new mammals, too. Lions are possible here, and we should see Elephant, Buffalo, Warthog, Topi, and large herds of Uganda Kob. We should also find many of the following birds, and undoubtedly some others not mentioned: Little Grebe, Great White and Pink-backed pelicans, Goliath Heron, Little Bittern,Black-shouldered Kite, African White-backed Vulture, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, Bateleur, Tawny and Wahlberg's eagles, Red-necked Francolin, Black Crake, Water Thick-knee, Senegal Lapwing, Kittlitz's and White-fronted plovers, Whiskered and White-winged terns, African Skimmer, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Levaillant's and Dideric cuckoos, Black Coucal, White-rumped Swift, Little Bee-eater, Common Scimitar-bill, Rufous-naped and Red-capped larks, Yellow-throated Long claw, Trilling, Stout, and Croaking Cisticolas, Red-faced Crombec, Northern Black-Flycatcher, Black-lored Babbler, Black-crowned Tchagra, Tropical Boubou, Little Weaver, Red Bishop, White-winged Widowbird, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Yellow-fronted Canary, and African Golden-breasted Bunting. Overnight at Mweya Lodge.(full board).

Day 20
Day 20 - Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha

Drive to Bwindi National Park via Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National park famed for tree-climbing Lions. We may do a game drive to look for the lions and other wildlife in this sector before proceeding to Bwindi National Park. The other wildlife incude: Topi, Primates,Giant forest hogs, and thousands of Uganda Kobs to mention but a few. Overnight at Engagi Lodge. (Fullboard).

Day 21
Day 21 - Birding or optional Gorilla tracking exercise

Today we’ll track the Gorillas in Bwindi forest for a chance to see the remaining population of these great Apes. This is probably one of the highlights of the trip to many travellers to Uganda. Overnight at Engagi Lodge. (Full board).

Day 22
Day 22 - Whole day birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

A full day birding excursion along the main trail of Bwindi forest. We’ll carry our lunch boxes with us and return to the lodge late in the evening. We will, of course, try and catch up on any bird species missed by anyone taking the Gorilla excursions, but there will be tradeoffs. The forest area immediately around our camp is classed as medium elevation, and we will be particularly looking for the large variety of birds that occur there: Buff-spotted Flufftail, Black-billed Turaco, Yellowbill, Blue-headed Coucal, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-eater, Elliot's Woodpecker, African Broadbill, Shelley¹s (Kakamega) Greenbul, Common Bristlebill, Petit's Cuckoo-shrike, Red-throated Alethe, Chubb's Cisticola, Black-throated and Gray apalises, Olive-green Camaroptera, Black-faced Rufous-Warbler, White-browed Crombec, Neumann's (Short-tailed) Warbler (a highly localized endemic), Green Hylia, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Chapin's Flycatcher (rare), Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Equatorial Akalat, Black-and-white Shrike-Flycatcher, White-bellied and Dusky crested-flycatchers, Gray-chested and Mountain illadopsis, Blue-throated Brown and perhaps Tiny sunbirds, Mackinnon's Shrike, Pink-footed Puffback, Luedher's, Many-colored, and Gray-green bushshrikes, Stuhlmann's and Narrow-tailed starlings, Red-headed Malimbe, Red-headed Bluebill, and Black-headed (Kandt¹s) Waxbill. We’ll carry our lunch boxes with us and return to the lodge late in the evening. Overnight at Engagi Lodge.(Full board).

Day 23
Day 23 - Transfer to Ruhija birding en-route

Early morning birding before we can transfer to Ruhija sector of Bwindi forest this is about 1500-2000m above sea level, birding en-route. We’ll spend some time at the “Neck” of the Bwindi forest to look for some of the special birds, the forest offers. On the morning of this day, we will make the short but slow and rough drive to the higher parts of the Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest. As we arrive on the uppermost slopes, we'll immediately realize why for so long this was known as Impenetrable, for in bygone days the dense undergrowth and steep terrain must have made entry very difficult indeed. Many different species are found at these higher altitudes, including quite a few of the Albertine Rift endemics. Undoubtedly one of the most sought-after birds here is the rare and hard-to-find Grauer¹s (African Green) Broadbill, and it would be with tremendous luck if we were to see this species. Sometimes we find a few of these legendary species at a nest by doing the strenuous 8 km trek down into the Mubwindi Swamp. Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge.

Day 24
Day 24 - Mubwindi swamp birding

We will start early enough with lunch box and take the trail through the forest to look for the special ARE and a visit to the Mubwindi swamp, returning late evening. Sometimes we find a few of these legendary species at a nest by doing the strenuous 8 km trek down into the Mubwindi Swamp; Some times Elephants on the trail sabotage our attempts! Far easier to see are most of the following, and we'll have a full day-and-a-half to work this area: Handsome Francolin, Brown-necked Parrot, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Montane Nightjar, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, White-headed Woodhoopoe, Yellow-rumped and Western Tinkerbird, Tullberg's Woodpecker, Gray Cuckoo-shrike, Slender-billed and Yellow-streaked, greenbuls, Banded Prinia, Collared, Black-faced, and Chestnut-throated Apalises, Cameroon Scrub-Warbler, Mountain Yellow and Grauer's warblers, Red-faced Woodland-Warbler, Archer's Robin-Chat, Ruwenzori Batis, White-tailed Blue-Flycatcher, Mountain Illadopsis, African (Ruwenzori) Hill Babbler, Stripe-breasted Tit, Blue-headed, Regal, and Purple-breasted sunbirds, Black-tailed Oriole, Mountain Boubou, the stunning Doherty's Bush shrike, White-necked Raven, Slender-billed and Waller's starlings, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, Dusky Twin spot, and perhaps Oriole Finch. Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. (Full board).

Day 25
Day 25 - Ruhija area then transfer to Kisoro

Morning excursion in Ruhija area, then transfer with box lunch to Kisoro for overnight at Traveler’s Rest.

Day 26
Day 26 - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Full day birdwatching excursion with box lunch in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Overnight at Traveler’s Rest, Kisoro

Day 27
Day 27 - Transfer to Lake Mburo.

After breakfast we will leave Ruhija for Lake Mburo National park, we will have several short birding stops en-route, as the need may arise, arriving at Lake Mburo in the late afternoon. We’ll look for papyrus swamp species, open area species of raptors and dry savannah species as we enter the Park. Overnight at Arcardia Cottages. (Full board).

Day 28
Day 28 - Boat/Game drives

We will spend the whole day in Lake Mburo National Park; do a boat-ride in the morning and an afternoon game-drive to look for species like Long-tailed Cisticola, Red-faced Barbet and many others. This delightful small park contains rolling scrub-covered hills, open dry areas, pockets of woodland, papyrus beds, marshy lake fringes, and opens water. It is the only area where we can see Common Zebra and Impala, and we should also find good numbers of Oribi, Olive Baboon, and Vervet Monkey. A variety of new and interesting birds occur within this park and we hope for African Finfoot, white-backed and black-headed night herons (via a short boat trip), Lizard Buzzard, African Goshawk, Coqui Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Red-headed Lovebird, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Lilac-breasted Roller, Green Wood hoopoe, Greater Honey guide, Green-backed Woodpecker, the restricted range Red-faced Barbet at its only Ugandan site, Mosque and Rufous-chested swallows, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Broad-tailed Grass bird, Gray Tit-Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, White-winged Black-Tit, African Penduline-Tit, Violet-backed Starling, Fan-tailed Widowbird, and Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu. Two rarities seen here on a past tour were White-backed Night-Heron and Thick-billed Cuckoo. Overnight at Arcardia Cottages. (Full board).

Day 29
Day 29 - Transfer to Entebbe

We’ll transfer to Entebbe with a game drive out of the park and few stops enroute. Overnight at a BB facility in Entebbe.

Day 30
Day 30 - Departure

Morning visit to the botanical gardens/Wildlife Education centre, have an early lunch and then transfer to the Airport to catch up with your outbound flight.

Wildlife species expected to see:

Hooded Vulture, Black Kite, Pied Crow, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Palm-nut Vulture, hovering Blackwinged Kite, African Harrier-Hawk, Lizard Buzzard, Great Blue Turaco, raucous Eastern Plantain-eater, African Pied Hornbills, dazzling-blue Woodland Kingfisher, Broad-billed Roller, Angola Swallow, Splendid Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, floppy-flighted Crowned, Rüppell’s Starlings, African Thrush, Northern Black Flycatcher, Sooty Chat, gregarious Grey-backed Fiscal, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Pin-tailed Whydah, Yellow-lored Bristlebills, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Eastern Forest Robin, Dusky Crested Flycatcher, Brown-chested Alethe, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Black-bellied Seedcracker, Red-headed Bluebill, Grey Parrot, Wood Hoopoe, Grey-throated Barbet, Speckle-breasted, Buff-spotted, Brown-eared, Yellow-crested Woodpeckers, Willcocks’s Honeyguide, Purple-throated Cuckooshrike, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Toro Olive Greenbul, Western Nicator, the striking Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Blue-headed Crested Flycatcher, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Lowland Sooty Boubou, the nomadic Weyns’s Weaver, the rare Tit-Hylia, Grey-headed Nigrita, White-spotted Flufftail, barbets, hornbills, honeyguides, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Green-backed Eremomela, Black Bishop, Yellow-mantled, Marsh Widowbirds, Yellow-billed Shrike, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, White-headed Barbet, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Lesser Blue-eared, Purple, Bronze-tailed Starlings, Piapiac, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Tambourine Dove, Blue Malkoha, three forest-dwelling kingfishers, White-thighed Hornbill, Yellow-spotted, Hairy-breasted, Yellow-billed Barbets, Western Oriole, Green Hylia, Grey and Yellow Longbills, Woodland Warbler, Grey, Buff-throated, Black-throated,Black-capped Apalises, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Green and the elusive Lemon-bellied Crombec, Fraser’s Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Purple-headed Starling, Little Green, Grey-chinned, Collared, Olive-bellied, Grey-headed Sunbirds, Yellow-mantled Weaver, Crested, Red-headed Malimbes and White-breasted Nigrita. Greenbuls, Plain, Grey, Yellow-whiskered, Slender-billed, Honeyguide, White-throated, Red-tailed, the striking Spotted Greenbul, Scaly-breasted, Brown and Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Fire-crested Alethe, Fraser’s Rufous Thrush, Red-tailed Rufous Thrush, Yellow-browed and Olive-green Camaropteras, Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher, Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle and Crowned Eagle, White-throated Bee-eater and Cassin’s, Mottled and Sabine’s Spinetails, Vinaceous Dove, Black-billed Wood Dove, Senegal Coucal, Snowy-crowned Robin-Chat, Whistling Cisticola, Buff-bellied Warbler, the elegant Silverbird, Western Black-headed Batis, Orange-breasted and Grey-headed Bushshrikes, White-crested Helmetshrike, Western Violet-backed and Beautiful Sunbirds and Fawn-breasted and Black-rumped Waxbills, Rock Pratincole, White-crested Turaco, Double-toothed Barbet, Yellow-throated Leaflove, Spotted Palm Thrush, Red-capped Robin-Chat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye,Red-winged Grey Warbler, Purple-banded Sunbird, Darter, Intermediate Egret, Goliath, Purple Herons, Woolly-necked and Yellow-billed Storks, Hamerkop, Egyptian and Spur-winged Geese, Osprey, African Fish Eagle, Black Crake, African Swamphen, the regal Grey Crowned Crane, Senegal Thick-knee, Long-toed, Spur-winged Lapwings, African Jacana, Malachite, Giant Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eater, querulous Pied Kingfisher, while elegant Red-necked Falcon, Nile Crocodile, Hippopotamus, African Buffalo, Vervet Monkey, Olive Baboon, Secretarybird, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Tawny, Martial Eagles, Shikra, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Harlequin Quail, Heuglin’s Francolin, Helmeted Guineafowl, flocks of Collared Pratincole, Black-headed Lapwing, Swallow-tailed and Northern Carmine Bee-eaters, Black Scimitarbill, Short-winged and Black-backed Cisticolas, Speckle-fronted Weaver, Great Sparrow, Bar-breasted Firefinch and African Quail-Finch, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, White-fronted Black Chat, White-rumped Seedeater, Bushbuck, Giraffe, African Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Oribi, Defassa Waterbuck, Patas Monkey, Lion, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Brown Babbler, Red-winged Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, Black-bellied Firefinch, Cabanis’, Brown-rumped Buntings, Bat Hawk, African Cuckoo-Hawk, White-breasted Cuckooshrike, Red-winged Pytilia, African Cuckoo, African Grey Hornbill, Grey Woodpecker, Red-faced Crombecs, African Paradise Flycatcher, Northern Puffback, Black-crowned and Brown-crowned Tchagras, Tropical Boubou and Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Thick-knee, Greyish Eagle-Owl, Northern White-faced Owl, Slender-tailed, Long-tailed, Swamp Nightjars, Leopard, White-tailed Mongoose, African Civet, Crested Porcupine, Blotched, Common Genets, Uganda Grass-Hare, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, Namaqua Dove, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Black-billed Barbet, White-shouldered Black Tit, Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike, Mocking Cliff Chat, Green-winged Pytilia, Foxy Cisticola, Little Weaver, Cinnamon-breasted and Golden-breasted Bunting, Blue-headed Coucal, Papyrus Gonolek,White-winged Swamp Warbler, Greater Swamp Warbler, Carruthers’s Cisticola, Red-headed Lovebird, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, African Blue Flycatcher, Compact Weaver, Brown Twinspot, Grey-headed and White-collared Olivebacks, Dusky Long-tailed and African Emerald Cuckoos, Joyful Greenbul, Lowland Masked Apalis, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Black-and-white Flycatcher, Many-colored, Lühder’s Bushshrikes, Chestnut-winged Starling, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Dark-backed Weaver, Red Colobus, handsome L’Hoest’s Monkey, the scruffy Grey-cheeked Mangabey, White-naped Pigeons, Red-chested Owlet, Narina Trogon, White-headed Wood Hoopoe, Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Shrike-flycatcher, Superb and Green-headed Sunbirds, Chestnut Wattle-eye and Black-and-white Mannikin, slow-moving primate – Demidoff’s, Thomas’s galagos, Grey-headed Kingfisher, White-browed Robin-Chat, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-headed Gonolek, Brimstone Canary, Red-chested Sunbird, Rüppell’s Vulture, Bateleur, Brown Snake Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Kestrel, Red-necked Spurfowl, Harlequin Quail, Kurrichane, Black-rumped Buttonquails, African Crake, Pied Avocet, Temminck’s Courser, Senegal, Crowned Lapwings, the marsh dwelling Black Coucal, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Greater Honeyguide, Flappet, Rufous-naped, Red-capped, White-tailed Larks, Plain-backed Pipit, Fan-tailed Grassbird, Croaking, Red-faced, Stout Cisticolas, Marsh Tchagra, Black-lored Babbler, Southern Red Bishop, flocks of Red-billed Quelea, Red-billed Firefinch, Black-chinned Quailfinch, Spotted Hyaena, African Elephant, African Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Bushbuck,Hippopotamus, Common Warthog, Giant Forest-Hog, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Bar-tailed Trogon, Dusky Tit, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Equatorial Akalat, White-tailed Rufous Thrush, Red-throated Alethe, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Bocage’s Bushshrike, Northern Double-collared Sunbird, Black-billed Weaver, Magpie Mannikin, African Goshawk, the dazzling Black Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Sooty Flycatcher, Waller’s, Stuhlmann’s and Narrow-tailed, Tullberg’s Woodpeckers, Cabanis’s, Kakamega, Ansorge’s Greenbuls,Chapin’s Flycatcher, strange Grauer’s Warbler, White-browed Crombec, Yellow-backed Duiker, Guereza Colobus, L’Hoest’s, Blue and Red-tailed monkeys, Chimpanzee, Fire-footed Rope, Carruthers’ Mountain, Ruwenzori Sun, Red-legged Sun Squirrels, Black Sparrowhawk, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Cassin’s Honeybird, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, White-chinned Prinia, Mountain Wagtail, Pink-footed Puffback, Brown-capped Weaver, Dusky Twinspot and Yellow-bellied, Black-headed, Black-crowned Waxbills. African Stonechat, Streaky and Thick-billed Seedeaters, African Citril, Yellow-crowned Canary, Chubb’s Cisticola, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Augur Buzzards, Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk, the furtive Handsome Francolin, African Olive Pigeon, Black-billed Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, White-headed Wood Hoopoe, Western Tinkerbird, Olive Woodpecker, Thick-billed, Least and the elusive Dwarf Honeyguides, Black Saw-wing, Grey Cuckooshrike, Olive-breasted and Yellow-streaked Greenbuls, Olive Thrush, White-starred Robin, Archer’s Ground Robin, Stripe-breasted Tit, the beautiful Grey-chested Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Ruwenzori Hill Babbler, Mountain Masked, Ruwenzori, Chestnut-throated Apalises, Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Mountain Yellow Warbler Red-faced Woodland Warbler, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Ruwenzori Batis, Mountain Sooty Boubou, the rare Lagden’s Bushshrike, Sharpe’s Starling, Mountain Oriole, Strange Weaver, and Oriole Finch, Blue-headed, Regal Sunbird, scarce Purple-breasted Sunbird, Albertine Rift Endemics. Dusky, Red-faced, African seedeaters, Ruwenzori Nightjar, African Wood Owl, Spectacled Galago, Fraser’s Eagle-Owl, African Marsh Harrier, White-backed, Lappet-faced and White-headed Vultures, Brown Snake Eagle, African Hawk-Eagle, Red-faced Barbet, Crested and Coqui Francolins, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Red-chested, Jacobin, Levaillant’s, Klaas’s and Dideric Cuckoos, Blue-naped and Speckled Mousebirds, Lilac-breasted Roller, Striped Kingfisher, Green Wood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Nubian and Bearded Woodpeckers,Lesser Striped, Red-breasted, Mosque, Red-rumped and White-headed Saw-wing, Black Cuckooshrike, White-browed Scrub Robin, Trilling Cisticola, the meadowlark-like Yellow-throated Longclaw, Chinspot Batis, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Grey Penduline Tit, Arrow-marked Babbler, Brubru, Wattled Starling, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Marico Sunbird and Red-headed Weaver, African Finfoot, Long-tailed Cisticola and Green-capped Eremomela, Common Zebra, Hippopotamus, Common Warthog, Eland, Defassa Waterbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, Impala, Oribi, Topi, long-horned Ankole cattle.

What is included?

  • Airport pickup/drop off.
  • Recently introduced 18% VAT on accommodation at all facilities as per our standard itineraries.
  • All ground transportation in a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with roof-hatches.
  • Accommodation in standard twin / single rooms.
  • Three meals throughout the tour (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide.
  • Fuel for the entire trip.
  • Cost of 1 chimpanzee permit per person for pax visiting Kibale National Park.
  • Bottled drinking water, tea and coffee while in transit.
  • All park entrance fees, game reserves and sanctuary entrance fees.
  • Exclusive (private) boat ride costs on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls N. P, Mabamba boat ride and Lake Mburo boat ride..
  • All activities described in the itinerary unless described as extras.

What is not included?

  • Pre/post tour accommodation, day room charges and meals.
  • Cost of a gorilla permit which is US $ 600 at the moment.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Emergency rescue flight costs local or international.
  • Tips and gratitude to your driver/guide/hotel staff etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone bills etc.
  • Bank transfer charges of US $ 40 per transfer.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and ""what is included"

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USD11,434 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Single Suppliment USD 1056
Group Discount Available
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Tour Facts

  • Uganda
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 8 pax
  • 30 Days
  • +15 years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English, German, French, Spanish
  • Entebbe International Airport
  • Entebbe International Airport