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10 Day Birding Tour in Uganda

10-Day Birding Tour in Uganda takes you to the Uganda bird watching best hot spots in Uganda. Our 10 days Uganda birding safari is an alluring birding adventure as you visit the best birding zones like swamps and national parks. The adventure is rewarding as you have a chance to optimize your safari for gorilla trekking. Enquire Now

Birding Tour in Uganda

Bird watching safaris uganda Itinerary details

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport for 10 days birding Uganda safari

A pick up from the Entebbe Airport and transfer to hotel, You will have a chance to go for birding in the Entebbe birding hot spots like Entebbe botanical Gardens yielding numerous bird species like Red Chested, Diederick Cuckoo, Grey Capped, Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Eurosuian Reed Warblesr, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Woodland Kingfisher and so many more.

Day 2: Transfer to Mabamba Swamp –A home to Shoebill Stork

birding safaris in ugandaMabamba offers an inspiring adventure traversing the swamp in a canoe sighting at numerous water loving birds like the most spotted; the rare shoe bill, papyrus Gonolek. As we make our way through the scrub-land, with deep washes in the swamps, have great views on your over the common bird species. Mabamba is a home to the popular bird seen by Mzungu on Uganda birding Safari which is shoebill.

Day 3: Birding Lake Mburo National Park Uganda Safari

Birding Lake Mburo National Park takes us to a popular birding hot spot in Kiruhura District in the Western Region of Uganda with over 300 bird species. The park raises about 30 kilometers offering best watching hot spots and as well encountering with Mburo wildlife species like zebras, hippopotamus, elands, warthogs, buffaloes, jackals, leopards, impalas.

Enjoy  Mburo game drive with a professional birder guide and a game ranger through the carpeted Lake Mburo grasslands with acacia trees where birds stand to lay nests, the most sighted birds shall include the migratory birds from Tanzania originating from West Africa plains like the Brown-chested Plover and the Red-faced Barbet as we encounter with the Mburo wildlife species

After lunch, prepare for a boat drive to sail over the undulating lake Mburo that offers an arresting birding adventure spotting out the water loving bird species like African Fish Eagle, Little Bittern, White Backed Night Heron, Black Crowned Night, African Open Billed Stork, White-crested Turaco, Green Backed Heron and many more.

Day 4: Birding Ruhizha/Ruhija – 10 Days birding Uganda safari

Most locals pronounce it as Ruhizha, yet we define it as Ruhija, Well, as long as it offers an arresting mind for a birding Safari. Ruhizha/Ruhija forms part of the large variations of elevation voluminous feature Bwindi impenetrable forest with dense stands of mulga (acacia) woodlands and numerous gigantic forest species where over 348 species of Ruhizha Bwindi birds can be spotted like the Red-throated Alethe, Collard, Dusky Tit, Chestnut Throated and Black throated Apalis, Francolin White-starred Robin, Stripe Breasted Tit, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Grauer’s Warbler, , Dusky and Shelley’s Crimson wing, Augur Buzzard, Mountain Masked, Mountain Illadopsis and many more.

Day 5: Birding Mubwindi Swamp with Most endemic bird species

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Mubwindi Swamp offers the most absorbing bird watching hotspot for the various endemics that include Grey Cuckooshrike, Blue headed and Regal Sunbirds, Collard, , Mountain Illadopsis, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Chestnut, Mountain Greenbul, Mountain Masked, Purple-breasted, Red Faced Woodland Warbler and so many bird species.

Day 6: Channel out from Ruhizha to Buhoma Birding Sections

We shall channel out from the previously visited Ruhizha section making it to the Buhoma birding hot spots where we are assured to see the Neumann’s Warbler, Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Francolin, Red-chested Owlet, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo and many more.

Day 7: Option to Birding Buhoma or Gorilla tracking Buhoma Uganda

On 7 day birding, you have a chance to opt for the mountain Gorilla tracking Buhoma with rewarding Buhoma activities like nature walks, culture encounters, tracking gorillas as well spotting out wildlife species like hyenas, monkeys and others.

The other option is to proceed with birding Buhoma where we have a chance to sight out numerous bird species with in the forested vegetation attractive to bird life, Spot out Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Collard, Green, Olive, olive Bellied, Stulman’s and Narro Tailed Starlings, Rwenzro Doulbe Collard, Black faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow Wiskered Greenbuls, Toro Olive, African Borad Bill, Red-chested Owlet, Northern Double Collard, Neumann’s Warbler, Green Headed Sunbirds, Bar tailed Tragon, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Yellow Crested, Cameroon Sombre, Cabani’s White Throated, White Chinned Prinia and more.

Day 8: Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Safari

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Check out, Prepare for a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park seen in the Western Region of Uganda covering the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri on an estimated land cover of 1,978 square kilometres.

Penetrate the Queen’s heart through the motherly Ishasha Sector full of winning adventures, encounter with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife in the Park, feel the world at your palm as you locate yourself through the wilderness spotting out queen Elizabeth bird species.

Depending on time, our 10 days customized Birding Safari takes us to the meandering Kazinga channel- A prominent link to a school of bird species where you feel the life and love for a birder. The plunging Kazinga channel is a home to numerous crocodiles and hippos. Our boat cruise shall set us to spot out the Water Thick-knee, Gray-headed Gull, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Herring Gull, African Spoonbill, the African Skimmer, Marsh, the Common Sandpiper, three-banded Plover, Plain Martin and other water loving bird species.

Day 9: Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game Drive

Early morning, the soothing land breeze in the park finds us ready to spot out the numerous queen bird species as well as encountering with the park’s wildlife like the grazing kobs, impalas, hyenas, lions, leopards, water and bush bucks and so many more. We shall locate to best birding sections to spot out the Black Lored Bablers, Hollub’s Golden Weaver (African golden weaver), White Winged Window Dove, the seasonal African crake, Arrow-marked babbler and many more.

Day 10: Retreat back from the 10 Days Birding Uganda Safari

Our tour guide will be with you from Day 1 up to the last Day, be transferred back to your hotel in Kampala or area of pick up or to the International Airport to catch up with your flight.

Price Includes

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking Bottled water

Price Excludes

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips/ Tipping locals or guide
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.
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