The 7 Days trip takes you birding through Uganda’s hot spots for birding in Entebbe Environments, Mabamba Wetlands, Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. This safari is for all categories of birders that is to say twichers, young, old, learners and the safari will be led by a birding instructor with varied experience and knowledge of other wildlife. You will bird through different bird habitats; wetlands, savanna grasslands, rivers and lakes, forests finding hundreds of birds as you discover the birding paradise of Africa – Uganda.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
Day 2: Birding in Entebbe Environments (along Lake Victoria Shores, UWEc and Botanical Gardens)
Day 3: Birding to Mabamba Wetlands
Day 4: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 5: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7: Return to Kampala.
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Arrive for our simple birding safari at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your respective hotel of Accommodation. BB.
DAY TWO: BIRDING ENTEBBE
Whole day birding around Entebbe area, i.e the Botanical Gardens and Uganda Wildlife Education Center, while here we look out for the Superb Sun, Olive, Olive Bellied, Green Throated and Collard sunbird, Orange, Slender Billed, Black Headed, Yellow Backed and Golden Backed weaver, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Ashy Flycatcher, Green Crombec, Gabor Goshawk, Lizzard Buzzard, on lucky days the Bat Hawk can be seen anytime flying over, Palm Nut Vulture, Ross’s and Great Blue Turaco, Grey Woodpecker and much more. FB.
DAY THREE: BIRDING TO MABAMBA
Morning drive to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork and other water birds like the African and Lesser Jacana, Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Yellow Billed Duck, Purple and common Squacco Heron, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, Malachite Kingfisher, after which we head to Lake Mburo National Park, Lunch at the equator depending on the time we get out of the Swamp, birding enroute there are special and interesting stop over points say the at Kaaku swamp which is very popular for the Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana and Moorhen and a variety of water birds. Dinner and over night stay at Arcadia Cottages or Rwonyo Rest Camp. FB.
DAY FOUR: BIRDING LAKE MBURO
Morning birding and game viewing, bird the grassland for the Brown-chested Plover (a nigrant from Western Africa to Northern Tanzania and at times crosses to this place between June and December), Coqui and Crested Francolin, Red-faced Barbet, Red Headed Weaver here we shall have the chance to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some other game, afternoon go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot overnight Hotel in Mbarara. FB.
DAY FIVE: BIRDING TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, arriving for an afternoon boat ride on Kazinga channel where we get close to big schools of Hippos, Crocodiles, water birds like the African Spoonbill, African skimmer (seasonal) and many others. Dinner and over night stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge or Mwenya Hostels for two nights. FB.
DAY SIX: BIRDING QUEEN ELIZABETH
Whole day birding in search for Savanna birds like the Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Rupell’s Griffon, White Headed, Lappet Faced Vultures, Harlequin Quail, Blue Quail, Small (Common) Buttonquail, African Crake, Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black Headed Gonolek, Amur Falcon, Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Lowland Akalat, Greater and Lesser Flamingo and Temminck’s Courser. Mammals include African Elephant, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Lion and many others, afternoon bird the crater area. FB.
DAY SEVEN: BIRDING TO KAMPALA AND DEPARTURE
After breakfast drive back to Entebbe for your Flight, end of our simple birding safari.
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