Trip summary

  • Departure Entebbe
  • End Kampala
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Safari
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Discover marvellous Uganda, Africa, with this unique tailormade trip and tour!

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Discover marvellous Uganda, Africa, with this unique tailormade trip and tour!

Murchison falls national park is the largest park in Uganda with varied bird habitants of rivers, savannah grasslands, woodlands, swamp, papyrus and others home to over 450 bird species. Birding is done during game drives, nature walks and while on the boat. Budongo forest supports some of the largest natural forest in East Africa with great birding opportunities. It hosts over 350 bird species and several primates including chimpanzees.

  • Birding Sites: Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve
  • Key Species: Shoebill, Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin’s Spine tail, Ituri Batis, Orange Weaver, Puvel's Illadopsis, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Pratincole, Secretary bird, Senegal Think-knee, Egyptian Plover, Bronze-tailed Starlings, Beautiful Sunbirds
  • Habitat: Forest, Acacia Savanna, grassland, agricultural lands, Riverine Forest, Moist woodland with grass understory, Borassus Palm Savannah, Papyrus Swamps, Lakes and rivers
  • Optional Activity: Chimpanzee Trekking

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kampala
    Day 1
    Arrival in Kampala

    On arrival at Entebbe international airport, your friendly guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.

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  • 2
    Uganda birding tour to Murchison Falls National Park
    Day 2
    Uganda birding tour to Murchison Falls National Park

    After breakfast, we bird our way to Murchison falls national park. We stop in Masindi for lunch and proceed to the top of the spectacular Murchison Falls.
    Optional: Rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 3
    Birding and Game drive
    Day 3
    Birding and Game drive

    After an early breakfast with packed lunch, we leave for an amazing birding day. We will be searching for;  Secretary Bird, Sooty Chat, Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, African Rock Martin; Lesser Stripped, Ethiopian, Angola, Rufous-chested Swallow, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, White-fronted Black Cha.. Common Bulbul, and Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honey guide, Scaly-throated Honey guide, and many more.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 4
    Nature Walk and boat Cruise on Victoria Nile
    Day 4
    Nature Walk and boat Cruise on Victoria Nile

    Another day birding to catch up with species we missed the previous day. In the afternoon, we take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. While on the boat, look out for; Little Grebe, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Crake, Black-crowned Crane, The Egyptian, African Pygmy, and the Spur-winged Gooses, Storks like; the Saddle-billed, Open-billed,  White, Yellow-billed, Marabou. More birds include, Woolly-necked, the Little and Dwarf Bitterns, Night Heron, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Green Backed Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, the African and Eurasian Spoonbills, the Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Jacana, African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover and more.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 5
    Birding and transfer to Budongo Forest
    Day 5
    Birding and transfer to Budongo Forest

    We bird the park one last time before we starting journey to Budongo forest in search of some of the forest species.  

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 6
    Uganda Birding Tour in Budongo Forest Reserve
    Day 6
    Uganda Birding Tour in Budongo Forest Reserve

    In Budongo, we bird the “Royal Mile” which has great birding opportunities. The bird species to look out for include; the Puvel’s Illadopsis, African Moustached Warbler, the Chocolate–Backed Kingfisher , White Wagtail, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Yellow-billed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec. African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, White-headed Saw-wing, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Nahan’s Francolin, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Black-headed Gonolek, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 7
    Birding to Entebbe
    Day 7
    Birding to Entebbe

    We bird our way to Entebbe town arriving later that evening for overnight. Refresh and rest for your flight back home.

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
     

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  • 8
    Departure
    Day 8
    Departure

    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Park entrance
    • Ground transport per 4WD custom made for safari
    • Birding fees
    • Boat trips
    • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
    • Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
    • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
    • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
       

    Price does not include

    • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
    • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
    • Insurance
    • Flights

    Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation.