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Uganda Birdwatching Tour

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Uganda Birdwatching Tour

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Uganda birdwatching adventure takes you to some of the country’s most unusual birding regions

A 9-day Uganda birdwatching adventure takes you to some of the country’s most unusual birding regions, where you’ll see a wide variety of bird species. The trip takes you through the best of Uganda in the shortest amount of time possible, allowing you to see breathtaking scenery and hear the sounds of more than 1081 bird species in Africa.

Before moving on to other birding havens, the 9-day Uganda birdwatching tour will introduce you to some unique bird species in Mabamba Bay. The Mabamba Swamp offers the ultimate opportunities to witness the spectacular shoebill stock, a big solitary bird with an ancient appearance. There are around 300 other bird species that call this Important Bird Area home. The marshland, Lake Victoria coastlines, and wildlife all contribute to the area’s enduring paradisiacal splendor.

You will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park from Mabamba. Murchison is an excellent location for birding, and anyone who signs up for a birding excursion will indeed be rewarded. The park, which spans 3,480 square kilometers and includes forest, grassland, riverine woods, borassus palms, acacia savanna, and water, is located along the Nile. There are around 460 bird species in the park, including the endangered shoebill. The Nile Delta at Buligi, the virgin woodlands of Kaniyo Pabidi, and the region around the falls are the three primary places for bird watching inside the park.

These locations offer a diverse range of native, riverine, savannah, woodland, and aquatic bird species. Green-winged Phitilia, African Paradise Fly Catcher, Augur Buzzard, Barn owl, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Marsh Tchagra, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Glossy Ibis, and Laughing Dove are just a few of the birds to look out for.

You will transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park. Despite its reputation as the world’s monkey capital, the park is also home to over 340 different bird species. Superb Sunbird, African Pitta, White-thighed Hornbill, Grey-winged Robin, and Blue-shouldered Robin-chat are a daily sighting. The Bigodi wetland sanctuary, which is home to over 138 bird species, will also be visited. All of this will make your 9-day Uganda birding tour in western Uganda unforgettable.

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Kibale. For many people interested in going on a sightseeing safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places to go. Given its size of 1,978 km2, the park is home to over 600 distinct bird species, the most of any East African National Park. The vast game park is said to be one of the top five protected conservation zones in the world, having the greatest diversity of bird species. The park’s different plant zones and water sources support an equitable distribution of bird populations, with each foliage field hosting its unique bird species. Birding International has designated the park as an Important Bird Area as a result of these factors.

A research observatory area for resident and migratory birds was developed in 1977 at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here are a few instances that fall under one of five categories: Endangered birds of the Rift Valley, riverine forest birds, savannah woodland birds, saltwater birds, freshwater birds, migratory birds, and many more. The following birds are likely to be seen among the park’s bird species: White-throated Bee-eater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Crested Francolin, Red-necked Spur Fowl, Egyptian Goose, Yellow-billed Stock, Sacred Ibis, Hadada Ibis, African Spoon Bill, Great White Egret, Great White Pelican, White-backed Vulture, Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Grey-crowned Crane, Gull-billed Turn. Bird watching is commonly done as a group activity during game drives, chimps tracking, crater lake tours, a boat excursion on the Kazinga channel, or a visit to Katwe Salt Lake on this 9-day Uganda birding safari.

Safari Highlights

– Visit to Katwe Salt Lake

– Crater lakes excursion

Safari Activities

– Boat Cruise



Additional information

Despite the fact that bird watching is a very safe sport, there is always the possibility of an accident or injury. These pointers will help you stay safe while bird watching in the field so you can get the most out of your experience:

– Check local weather forecasts before going bird watching, and don’t go if there are severe weather alerts. Bring appropriate clothing, some light and others with extra layers in case the weather turns cold or hot, and make sure your shoes or boots are adequate for trekking or climbing if needed. Before you arrive, read maps or use internet tools to familiarize yourself with the area.

– Check in at a tourist center for information when you arrive at your bird-watching site. If you need to take any extra measures, the staff at the tourist center can advise you. Stay on designated walkways and observe any privacy and trespass notices and signs, as well as those warning of dangerous situations.

– Carry a small first-aid kit, some extra cash, and make sure your phone is charged, as well as any drugs you may require. Make sure you know your fitness limits and don’t put yourself in situations you can’t handle. If you have any known health issues, talk to your doctor / guide before going on a lengthy hike.

– Check for insect bites, sunburns, and scratches when you get home from your bird-watching expedition and treat as needed. Examine your field bag and clothing for any thorns or insects that may have stuck to you. Have a good night’s sleep so you can be ready for your next bird-watching adventure.

– Please bring this immunization evidence with you. Yellow Fever Card; Hepatitis B Vaccination Card; Covid Vaccination Card

When you want to go birding, a field bag is handy for carrying all of your materials. Despite the fact that each person’s needs are unique, there are several items that must be included in your field bag:

– Field guide.

– Mobile Phone.

– Sunscreen and Lip balm.

– Insect repellant.

– Local Map.

– Antiseptic cream.

  • Departure
    Entebbe Airport, Entebbe
  • Tour Inclusions
    Bottled water in the car
    Activities on the itinerary
    Accommodation and Meals
    Entry Fees
    Professional English-Speaking Guide
    Airport Transfers
  • Tour Exclusions
    Travel Insurance Cover
    International Airfares
    Gorilla permits
    Laundry services
    Ground Transport

Excursion to Mabamba Swamp

You will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the Mabamba Swamp on Lake Victoria's shoreline. When you arrive in Mabamba, you will participate in a full-day tour and birding experience. The wetland is a lovely place to visit, with papyrus plants and water lilies. You'll be cruising through on canoes, keeping an eye out for the beautiful Shoebill, which hides in the papyrus and feeds on lungfish. Several different kinds of birds that nest and forage in the swamp can be seen along the trip. African Pygmy Goose, Black Crake, Black Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-headed Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Wagtail, African Firefinch, African Fish Eagle, and African Green Pigeon are just a few of the other birds. You'll also get to see some community activities, such as fishing, that are done by the locals, some of whom live in the neighboring village of Kasanje. Statungas, a type of antelope, are also found in Mabamba, as are several uncommon plant species such as sandboxes.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Packed lunch & Dinner


Road trip to Murchison Falls National Park

Set out for Murchison Falls National Park after breakfast. The lengthy, picturesque drive begins. It'll take you roughly 5-6 hours to get there. Along the trip, there is a lot to see. Check into the lodge when you arrive in the late afternoon, and then go birding in the evening. Many lovely birds can be seen in the vicinity of the camp and the savannah.

Meal Plan

Dinner & Overnight


Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat trip

Set out for an early morning birding adventure after a hearty breakfast. With a plethora of colors and kinds, this birdlife is very amazing and keeps you continually fascinated. You may also encounter some elusive creatures and predators, including as lions, hyenas, leopards, and jackals, who are still out hunting in the morning. Some may retreat to their hiding places after a long night of activities. After lunch, go on a birding boat excursion in the afternoon.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Boat Trip to the Nile Delta

After breakfast, you'll embark on another boat tour of the Nile Delta. This boat ride takes you downriver to Victoria Falls and Lake Albert's shoreline. A variety of water birds can be seen. African skimmer, fish eagle, malachite kingfishers, African jacana, and saddle-billed stork are just a few examples of these species. You'll return to the resort for an evening wildlife drive and another birding excursion after this activity.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Road trip to Kibale National Park

Following breakfast, you will begin your journey to Kibale National Park. Throughout the 6-hour journey, you will view spectacular sights, such as a variety of fauna and nature to see, as well as numerous bird species flying through the skies. In the late afternoon, you check into your pre-booked lodge for some rest.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Birding Excursion and optional primate walk

After breakfast, proceed to Kayanchu Park Headquarters for a briefing. After that, you start the forest walk via designated bird-watching pathways. A variety of birds are visible to you. Transfer to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary in the afternoon for yet another fantastic birding adventure. There are around 138 bird species in the marsh, as well as eight different primate species. You'll also walk around the neighborhood looking for birds like the green-breasted pitta.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The four-hour transfer road ride to Queen Elizabeth National Park begins after breakfast. Along the route, you'll see a variety of birds, as well as different forms of wildlife and land use. When you arrive at the park, you will be greeted by a variety of birds and fauna. You'll go on an evening birding tour and see the unique savannah while you're here.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Morning birding and afternoon boat cruise

You will have an early morning trip over the Kasenyi plains after breakfast. Birds and other wildlife will be seen. After that, you'll have a boat ride around the Mweya peninsula. Before the boat tour on the Kazinga channel, you will witness a variety of birds in the region. The Kazinga waterway, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George and is home to a variety of bird species, is 44 kilometers long. Harmerkops, Ibis, Fish Eagles, Skimmers, Egrets, Pelicans, and Herons are among the over 100 species of birds that swarm to the canal.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Return join to Kampala / Entebbe

Breakfast is served in the morning, and the lodge is checked out. The journey back to Kampala / Entebbe then begins. Our wonderful 9-day Uganda birding vacation has come to an end today, and we are grateful that you were able to join us. As a result, you may return to town in the afternoon for an optional stay or proceed directly to Entebbe Airport to catch your planned home departure.

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