Our 7 Days Bird Watching Safari in Uganda takes the important bird areas in Uganda. This trip enables you track the shoebill rare bird from Mabamba swamp. Enquire Now Visiting to Mabira forest will give you the opportunity to identify various bird species. You will enjoy a boat cruise on the Lake Mburo to encounter more bird species. Bird species you are likely to see include; White winged Warbler, Northern Brown throated Weaver and Weyns Weaver. Book this safari in Uganda.
Day 1: Arrival
A Gorilla Adventure Tours safari guide will welcome you upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to a hotel for check in. Depending on your arrival time, you might spend the afternoon at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, home to captive animals and over 170 species of birds. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel, Boma Hotel.
Day 2: Bird Watching at the Heritage Trail
After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the Heritage Trails, situated about 10 km from Entebbe. While here, you will have chance to enjoy 4 hours of bird watching with over 170 species of birds. You might spot bird species such as the Striped Kingfisher, Black Bishop, Black headed Gonolek, Brown Twin Spots, Moustached Warbler, Fain tailed Widow bird, White headed Barbets, Blue Monarch, Klass’, Diederik’s Cuckoo and many more.
Accommodation: Protea hotel, Boma Hotel.
Day 3: Bird Watching in Mabamba Swamp
Look out for many different birds on our way to Mabamba swamp, like the Papyrus Gonolek, White winged Warbler, Northern Brown throated Weaver and Weyns Weaver. Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places to spot the rare Shoebill Stork. But also many other species can be found here, like the Allen’s Gallinule, Purple Gallinule (swamp hen), Grey herons, African Water Rail, Squacco, Goliath, Purple and a variety of egrets and ducks. The best way to enjoy the rich birdlife is by canoe and you might even have the luck to encounter the elusive Sitatunga Antelope, adapted to swampy habitats. Later in the afternoon continue to Kampala to your hotel.
Accommodation: Serena Hotel, Acacia Lodge
Day 4: Birding in Mabira Forest – Source of the Nile
After breakfast you will head to Jinja, the famous origin of the mighty river Nile. About an hour drive from Kampala you will stop at Mabira Forest for a walk through the tropical rainforest. Species such as the Toro Greenbul, Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Leaf love, Forest Robin, Buf spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, White spotted Fluff tail, Red headed Blue Bill, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Yellow rumped Tinker bird, Yellow throated Tinker bird, Blue breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining Blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Red tailed Ant Thrush, Chin spot Batis, Banded Wattle Eye, Chestnut Wattle Eye, Brown capped, Yellow mantled, Black Billed, Weyn’s Weavers, Red headed Malimbe, Purple headed Starling, Violet backed Starling and many more fascinating species that are living in this forest. Proceed to Jinja for lunch and a visit to the Source of the Nile. You will also spot many water birds like the Long tailed Cormorant, Grey Heron, African Fish Eagle, Open billed Stork, White Egret and Pied Kingfisher. In the afternoon return to Kampala for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Serena Hotel/ Acacia Lodge
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
You will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park for a chance to spot more bird species. You will have a game drive en-route and have chance to see some wildlife like impalas, Topis, zebras and buffaloes. Look also for birds such as the Crested Francolin, Green Wood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Spot-Flanked Barbet, Lilac breasted Roller, Northern Black Tit, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared Starling, African Grey Hornbill and Brown Parrot. Take an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge/ Acadia Lodge.
Day 6: Bird Watching in Lake Mburo National Park
You will wake up early and go on a nature walk guided by a park ranger. You will encounter several species of wetland and savannah birds, impalas and other wildlife. Return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will go for a morning boat ride on the lake and enjoy the rich birdlife and other water animals. Late in the afternoon a game drive along the Zebra Track may reveal bird species such as African Wattled Plover, Rufous napped and Flappet Lark, Rufous Chested Swallow, Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temmricks Courser etc.
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge/ Acadia Lodge.
Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
You will have an early morning game drive which will give you a chance to see some water birds like the lesser and Great Swamp Warbler, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler and at times the elusive Shoebill. Transfer towards Kampala with lunch en route and a stop at the equator for photos and some shopping. Continue to Entebbe where you will be dropped at the airport for your flight home.
End of the 7 Days Bird Watching Safari in Uganda.
The 7 Days Bird Watching Safari in Uganda includes;
- An English speaking driver guide.
- All park entry fees.
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Boat cruise fees.
- Touring and Photography.
- Ranger guide fees.
- Bottled drinking water.
However, the 7 Days Bird Watching Safari in Uganda excludes;
International flights, travel insurance, Visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature not mentioned in the itinerary.