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Uganda Birding Safari, Kampala and Lake Mburo 7 days

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7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari Tour in Kampala and Lake Mburo

Overview of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari Tour in Kampala and Lake Mburo

The 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari in Kampala and Lake Mburo allows you to explore the section of Uganda’s birds that can be easily reached from Kampala. Uganda supports 11% of the world population of bird species and 50% of the African continent bird species. Uganda has 1057 Species. Therefore, undertaking a 7 Day Short Uganda birding safari in Entebbe Wildlife Education Center, the Lutembe bay where migratory birds tend to gather including the white winged terns, the Mabamba swamp which is the mighty home of Shoebill stork along with other birds, Lake Mburo National Park with its wide range of Acacia associated Species and water birds along its wetland system that is marked by lakes derive lasting memories for this birding safari in Uganda.

7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari Tour Highlights;

Day 1 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Birding at UWEC

Day 2 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Birding along the Heritage Trail

Day 3 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Birding in Mabamba Swamps

Day 4 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Birding in Mabira Forest

Day 5 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 6 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 7 of the 7 Days Short Uganda Birding Safari: Game Viewing & Birding along the Lakeside Track and transfer back to Kampala

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7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour Detailed Itinerary;

Day 1 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Birding Watching at UWEC

Take breakfast then go birding to The Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) formerly known as the Zoo. This has attracted over 170 species of wild birds 10 species of Weavers such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver, Golden Backed, African paradise, Baglafect Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Black Necked and many others. 5 species of flycatchers, Red bellied, Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, and many others. Encounter Raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African Goshawk, African Fish Eagle, African Hobby and many more species including captive animals. Proceed to Botanical gardens for another birding experience. Have lunch relax as you move forward to the evening visit to the sewage lagoons.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Midrange / Standard: Boma Hotel, Budget / Basic: Airport Guesthouse

Day 2 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Birding along the Heritage Trail

Wake up for breakfast and transfer to the Heritage trail .It is a 10 minutes’ drive from the Airport species. What may be seen include Short Toed Snake Eagle, Brown Crowned Tchargra, Mssustached Warbler, Violet backed Starlings, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Red Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Yellow bill, Brown Twin spot, Great sparrow hawk, Southern Banded Snake Eagle and many more. Proceed to Lutembe Beach for lunch. Board a boat in search for the thousands of Grey Headed Gulls, the papyrus Canary, White Winged black Terns, Papyrus Gonolek, and continue birding the evening.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Midrange / Standard: Boma Hotel, Budget / Basic: Airport Guesthouse

Day 3 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Birding in Mabamba Swamps

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Have breakfast and then proceed to Mabamba swamps another Important Bird Area (IBA) with a population of Shoebills. Most of the birding is done canoeing. Other species to be seen may include Squacco, African water Rail, long Toed Plover, Goliath, Purple, Herons, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, White Faced Whistling Duck, Grey and Black Headed Heron Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Jacana among others. Sitatunga Antelope also thrives in the swamp. En route to Kampala stop by another swamp this may reveal Papyrus Gonolek, White winged Warbler, Yellow Crowned Bishop, Weyns Weaver, and many more. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge, Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort, Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 4 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Birding in Mabira Forest

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Take breakfast and en route to Mabira forest for specially forest birding about an hour drive from Kampala. Expect species like Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Leaf love, Toro Greenbul, Buff spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, White spotted Fluff tail, Red headed Blue Bill, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Forest Robin, Yellow Rumped Tinker bird, Yellow Throated Tinker bird, Blue Breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Banded Wattle Eye, Red tailed Ant Thrush, Chin spot Batis, Brown capped, Chestnut Wattle Eye, Yellow mantled, Black Billed, Weyn’s Weavers, Violet backed Starling, Red headed Malimbe, Purple headed Starling, and many more attractive species. Have a picnic lunch and continue birding the evening. Return to Kampala for Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Hotel, Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge, Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort, Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 5 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Take breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s a 4 hours’ drive from Kampala covering a 240km distance. The park is situated in south western Uganda. Briefly stop at the equator for impressive photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the north and southern hemispheres. Proceed to Lake Mburo, birding to the entrance of Nshara gate. Expect the following Common Scimitarbill, species; Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Bare faced Go-Away Bird, Crested Francolin, Green Wood Hoopoe, Lilac breasted Roller, Spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit, Common Scimitarbill, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared Starling, African Grey Hornbill, Brown Parrot may be seen. Take lunch at the lodge. After lunch, embark on late afternoon game drive along the Zebra Track which may expose you to species like Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temmricks Courser, African Wattled Plover, Rufous napped Rufous, Chested Swallow and Flappet Lark, etc. Look out also for evasive Leopard and other nocturnal species.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo, Budget / Basic: Eagles Nest , Wild Camping

Day 6 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

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Have an early morning Breakfast, embark on a nature walk encountering several species of wetland and savanna species of birds, Impalas among others. Return for lunch head for evening game drive along the Kigambira loop. Species to expect are; localized Red Faced Barbet, Red Headed lovebird, Black Collared Barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead colored Flycatcher.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo, Budget / Basic: Eagles Nest , Wild Camping

Day 7 of the 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari Tour: Game Viewing & Birding along the Lakeside Track and transfer back to Kampala

We move on for an early morning game drive along the Lakeside Track. This entails approach to Aquatic habitats around Lake Mburo. Species to expect may include, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler and also the elusive Shoebill, the Blue headed Coucal. Continue to the lakeside campground, as we look out for the African Darter, African Water Rail, African Fin foot, Spur winged plovers, and many others. Return midmorning for breakfast and proceed for a launch cruise in search of papyrus species, the African Fish eagle, Hippos, Crocodiles are the extras expected. Set off for Kampala making a stop at the Equator for souvenir purchase and continue to arrive in Kampala in the evening.

End of the Uganda Camping Tours 14 Days

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

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4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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