General

This amazing 14 days Ugandan Safari includes Heritage Trail, Mabamba Swamps, Mabira Forest, Murchison, Kibale, Bwindi and lot more.

Safari Highligts:

Day 1: Arrive and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe.

Day 2: Visit to Heritage trail.

Species here include Mustached Warbler, Brown Crowned Tchargra, Brown Twin spot, Violet backed Starlings, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Red Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Yellow bill, Great sparrow hawk, Short Toed Snake Eagle, Southern Banded Snake Eagle and many more.

 

Day 3: Visit to Mabamba Swamps, another Important Bird Area.

Species to be seen may include African water Rail, long Toed Plover, Squacco Heron, Goliath, Purple, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, White Faced Whistling Duck, Swamp Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Jacana etc Sitatunga Antelope (swamp Antelope) and many more.

Day 4: Mabira Forest

Predominant here are mostly forest bird species such as Toro Greenbul, Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Leaf love, Forest Robin, Buff 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 and many more fascinating species.

Day 5: Murchison Falls N. Park.

It has more than 450 species of birds.It is a four –five hour drive from Kampala but we will briefly stop on the way for a ‘leg stretch’ which may reveal Compact Weaver, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Olive bellied, Bronze and Copper Sunbirds, Saddle billed Stork etc.

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Day 6: Game drive searching and then Paraa Safari Lodge

We encounter species such as Silver bird, Chestnut capped Weaver, Spotted morning Thrush, Common Drongo, White Fronted Black Chat, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Shoebills, Saddle bill, Grey crowned Cranes at the Delta and other game like Cape Buffalo, Roth child’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Elephant, Silver Backed Jackals, Lions, Kobs, Oribi and many more.

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest and stay at Sambiya River Lodge

Before transfer to Kibale stopping briefly to bird along the turn-off to Sambiya River Lodge. You will site species such as Martial Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Grey Headed Kingfisher, Grey Hornbill, Grey Kestrel, Helmeted and Crested Guinea fowl, Senegal Coucal. Primate walk in the Kanio Pabidi forest a sector of the Budongo forest yielding sightings of Chimps, Black and White Colobus, Red tailed and blue monkeys and lots of Olive Baboons; birds like White thighed Hornbills, Black billed Turacco, Great blue and Ross’s Turaccos, Afep Pigeons, African Green Pigeons, Narina’s Trogon.

Day 8: Kibale Forest

Species here include red-winged Francolin, Red-chested Flufftail, White-naped Pigeon, Green-brested Pitta, African Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey-winged Robin, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey-throated Flycatcher, White-bellied Crested Flycather, Masked and Black-capped Apalises, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Chestnut-winged Starling, Orange-tufted and Tiny Sunbirds, Grey-headed Olive-back. Other wildlife expected to be seen in the park include primates like Guereza Colobus, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest’s Gentle ( Blue) and Red-tailed monkeys often encountered in open areas adjacent to the forest.

 

Day 9: Birding in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birdlife here includes: African Mourning Dove, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Swamp Fly-catcher, Grey-capped Warbler, The beautiful Black-headed Gonolek, Collard Pranticles, Pin-tailed Whyda Martial Eagle, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Common Squaco Heron, Shoebill Stork, African Open-billed Stork, African Fish Eagle, African Jacana.

Overnight and Meals at Mweya Safari Lodge.

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Day 10 – 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Ruhinja Section

Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and contains 90% of all Albertine rift Endemics such as the Short-tailed Warbler, Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Gruer’s Rush Warbler, Wilcock’s Honey-guide, Yellow-eyed black Fly-catcher, Kivu Ground Thrush, Dusky Crimson Wing, White-tailed Blue Monarch among others, difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

 

Day 12: Ruhiija and stay at ITFC Guest House

Ascend to the higher peaks of the Bwindi – Ruhiija. Several checks en-route at good birding sites may produce rare species such as White-starred Robin, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Strange Weaver, Banded Prinia, Brown-chested Alethe, Slender-billed Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, White-browed Crombec, Mountain Illadopsis, Luehder’s Bush-shrike, Grey-green Bush-shrike; all these and many others are among the 345 species recorded in this park.

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park

We set off for L.Mburo N.P. The park is only 260 sq. km being the smallest of the Uganda’s savanna National Parks Its mosaic habitat, dry hillside, rocky outcrops, bushes thickets, open and wooded savanna forests, lakes and swamps are home to a surprising diversity of plants and animals.
The park has about 313 different bird species including the rare Shoebill stork and White-winged Warbler.

Day 14: Drive to Kampala and Airport for your flight.

PACKAGE PRICES (USD) – including gorilla, chimp permits
PAXPackage Price In Double
(Mid range)
1 PAX$ 6,425.00
2 PAX$ 4,295.00
3 PAX$ 4,295.00
4 PAX$ 3,890.00
5 PAX$ 3,687.00
6 PAX$ 3,565.00

The 1-person includes the SRS. Jeep Supplement $ 970 per group.

All Rates includes:

• • Daily breakfast, except on first day
• Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kampala & Entebbe, FB on tour)
• Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary
• All fees for parks, and entrances
• Mineral/bottled water in vehicle
• All transfers, fuel with 4×4 vehicle
• English speaking driver-guide all along the tour
• Visit to UWEC
• Boat cruise on Lake Victoria
• Birding through Mabamba swamp
• Birding in Mabira Forest and nature walks
• Visit to the top of the falls
• Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
• Swamp walk in the Bigodi Swamp
• Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Rates Excludes:

• Meals in Kampala and Entebbe
• Visa fees for Uganda
• Extra drinks at lunches and dinners
• Air tickets
• Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry
• For Single rooms, the Supplement (SRS) has to be paid.

  • Pricing will vary depending on tour type, date, number of adults and children, and per your personalized choice(s)
  • This will be re confirmed with you in writing once your choices have been made

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