5-Day Birding Safari in Uganda
Embark on a captivating 5-day birding safari through Uganda and immerse yourself in the rich avian diversity of the Pearl of Africa. From wetlands to forests, discover the incredible birdlife of Uganda on this unforgettable birdwatching adventure. Book your safari today and experience the magic of birding in Uganda!
Overview: 5-Day Birding Safari in Uganda
Embark on a captivating 5-day birding safari through Uganda, where diverse habitats, abundant birdlife, and stunning landscapes await. Discover the avian treasures of the Pearl of Africa on this unforgettable birdwatching adventure.
Highlights: 5-Day Birding Safari in Uganda
- Birdwatching in diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, and savannahs.
- Spotting rare and endemic bird species such as the Shoebill, African Green Broadbill, and Grauer’s Rush Warbler.
- Exploring iconic national parks and wildlife reserves.
- Enjoying boat cruises on lakes and rivers for excellent birding opportunities.
- Learning from experienced birding guides and naturalists about Uganda’s avian diversity.
- Accommodation in mid-range lodges or camps.
- Meals as specified in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
- Experienced English-speaking birding guide.
- Park entrance fees.
- Guided birdwatching excursions in various habitats.
- Boat cruises for birding on lakes and rivers.
- Binoculars and birding reference materials.
- International flights.
- Visa fees.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs and tips.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
DepartureEntebbe airport, Entebbe airport
Tour InclusionsGround TransportBottled water in the carActivities on the itineraryAccommodation and MealsEntry FeesProfessional English-Speaking GuideAirport Transfers
Tour ExclusionsTravel Insurance CoverInternational AirfaresVisasGorilla permitsAlcoholsLaundry servicesShoppingTips
Arrival in Uganda
- Arrive in Entebbe or Kampala and transfer to your accommodation.
- Meet your birding guide and discuss the itinerary for the safari.
- Relax and prepare for the upcoming birdwatching adventures.
Birding in Mabamba Swamp
- Start your birding safari with a visit to Mabamba Swamp, a haven for wetland species including the iconic Shoebill.
- Explore the swamp by boat, observing waterbirds and marshland species.
- Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and birdlife.
- Enjoy guided birdwatching excursions in the park, spotting species such as the African Skimmer, White-backed Night Heron, and African Broadbill.
- Take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel for excellent birding opportunities.
- Overnight stay in a lodge overlooking the park.
Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birding paradise.
- Explore the forest trails with your guide, searching for Albertine Rift endemics and other forest species.
- Keep an eye out for the rare African Green Broadbill and the handsome Rwenzori Turaco.
- Dinner and overnight stay in a lodge near the forest.
Birding in Ruhija Sector of Bwindi
- Spend the day birding in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi, known for its high bird diversity.
- Search for specialties such as the Handsome Francolin, Shelley's Crimsonwing, and the elusive Grauer's Rush Warbler.
- Enjoy spectacular views of the forest canopy and surrounding landscapes.
- Return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Return to Entebbe Airport
- Breakfast and return journey to Entebbe.
- Departure for home or other activities.