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14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa

Overview of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa

 

The Uganda Birding Safari 14 Days takes you to the prominent birding sites of Uganda featuring the forest, savannah and water habitats. The bird watching safari in Uganda takes you to the Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetland Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mabamba swamp. It features among others the vulnerable and the rare shoebill stork, the Albertine rift endemics among other Uganda Specials. The safari commences and ends at Entebbe International Airport.

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Day 1 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Arrive for your Birding safari in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the Hotel

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport for your Birding watching tour in Uganda you shall meet our company representative who will warmly welcome and transfer you to your Hotel. But depending on your time of arrival you may go birding in either the botanical gardens or the Uganda Wildlife Education center. Any of these places is a good representative of Uganda`s bird species hence they can inaugurate one to the different bird species in the country.

Accommodation(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it): Upmarket / Luxury: Sheraton Kampala Hotel,Midrange / Standard: Humura Resorts,Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort,Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 2 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Transfer from Kampala and go Birding in Uganda`s  Semuliki National Park 

After an early breakfast embark on your transfer to Semuliki National park taking the road through fort portal Bundibugyo to reach the park. This route has beautiful mountains of the moon sceneries plus plantations. After arrival but with enough rest you shall go for a late afternoon birding at the entrance of the park. That passes through beautiful Borassus savannah and extensive grass lands that harbor bird species such as the African grey horn bill, common scimitar bill, helmeted guinea fowl and crested francolin among other birds.

Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge,Wild Camping

Day 3 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Whole day Birding watching- Semuliki National Park

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After an early morning breakfast, but with packed lunch embark on a full day birding on the Kirumia trail or forest. This early morning birding offers you species like African scops Owl, and Pearl spotted Owlet just to mention but a few. Being a home to some of the Congo bird species, this Uganda birding safari in Africa will also reward you with birds like, red breasted sparrow hawk, African piculet, African pied horn bills, Zenkel, Red billed, piping, dwarf and Pygmy kingfishers, Nkurengu rail, honey guide red rumped tinkerbird, Rufous sided broad bill, Black chested cuckoo, Green tailed bristle bill, White bellied, white thighed, black and white casqued, forest scrub robin, fire crested alethe, red bellied and blue billed malimbe, black wattled, swamp palm bulbul, black bill and white crested horn bill and Leaf love among others.

Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge,Wild Camping

Day 4 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Whole day Birding safari tour in Uganda`s Semuliki National Park

Just after breakfast again with packed lunch to embark on another birding trip on either the main road Sempaya trail or the Kirumia trail, depending on the previous’ day`s results. The choice remains in interest of the group.

Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge,Wild Camping

Day 5 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Birding in Uganda`s Sebitoli sector

Birding as a Rwanda Safari activity in Akagera National Park

After taking a cup of tea early in the morning transfer to Kibale National park- Sebitoli birding site, recommended as the best birding site in Uganda. As you reach in the afternoon have lunch and embark on your birding fascination. Look out for specials species like, Toro olive and Cameroon sombre green buls, African black duck, Joyful, cabanis, Brown-capped Weaver, Brown and scaly breasted illadopsis, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Pink-footed Puff Back, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Green-throated Sunbird, Green-breasted Pita, African pita, -headed Sunbird just to mention but a few.

Accommodation (click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it): Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse,Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse,Wild Camping at Primate Lodge Campsite / Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 6 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Whole day Uganda Birding safari adventure in Kibale Forest

Early in the morning after breakfast go for a guided birding trip in the Kanyanchu area where you will watch out for birds like; grey parrots, the African go-shwak, masked apalis, the majestic crowned eagle etc. You will have picnic lunch in the forest and the afternoon then head to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary through the Magombe swamp to see birds such as papyrus canary, papyrus Gonolek, brown headed Tchagra and mosque swallow.

Accommodation (click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it): Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse,Budget / Basic: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 7 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Buhoma Sector)

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but watch out for birds and game en route. You enjoy the scenic views of Rwenzori Mountains rising to 5,109m with snowcapped peaks. You also explore the savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park with 600 species of birds that makes it the largest single habitat with great bird species in East Africa. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Buhoma Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Silverback Lodge,Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp,Wild Camping

Day 8 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Whole day birding tour in Uganda`s Bwindi Impenetrable

After an early breakfast, move into the Bwindi forest along the water fall trail for birding encounter. Look out for birds such as Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Kivu ground thrush, Mountain Buzzard, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Sooty Boubou, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Hill-Babbler, Ayre’s Hawk-eagle, Black-and-white Shriker-flycatche white bellied Robin-chat and slender billed starling Dusky Tit, Ashy Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Rwenzori Batis, Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Doherty’s Bush-shrike. Retire in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Buhoma Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Silverback Lodge,Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp,Wild Camping

Day 9 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi – Buhoma

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Undertake gorilla trekking in the Buhoma sector where you have an opportunity to trek any of the three gorilla families of Mubare, Habinyanja and Rushegura. The trekking encounter commences at 8am at the Buhoma Park Headquarters and in the company of the ranger guide you follow the trail in search of the respective allocated gorilla family. The hike takes you through the hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi with mature trees and thick undergrowth that makes it memorable and beyond the gorillas alone. The gorilla trek also offers you birding opportunities in this number one birding destination in Africa as noted by the Africa’s bird club. The eventual encounter with the gorillas takes one full hour and allows you to re-unite with these ancient cousins. Take photos and gain in depth viewing whole maintaining the flash off and the 7m distance. Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Buhoma Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Silverback Lodge,Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp,Wild Camping

Day 10 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Birding on the Neck continuing to Ruhiija.

Early morning after breakfast go birding in the ruhiija area and look out for birds like the Grey-throated Barbet, Red-tailed and Shelley’s Greenbul, Common Buzzard, Red-throated Alethe, African Shrike-flycatcher Ayres’s Hawk-eagle, Black Bee-eater and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater to mention but a few.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge,Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp,Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp,Wild Camping

Day 11 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park

After your early morning breakfast, drive towards Lake Mburo National Park driving through the magical Kigezi Highlands. You make a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town after which you proceed for 33km to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in the afternoon. You will bird along the entrance road to Rwonyo in the late afternoon to watch out for acacia associated bird species like Rupell’s long-tailed starling, mosque swallow and black bellied bustard.

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

Day 12 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Transfer from Lake Mburo to Kampala

Take a morning bird encounter and transfer back to Kampala. Explore the savanna landscapes of Lake Mburo with a wide range of acacia associated birds and other Species including like Batelour, Green-capped Eremomela, Austral migrant, black cuckoo-shrike Tawny, African Hawk, and so many other species en route. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments that justifies the divide between the south and north hemispheres. Arrive in Kampala in the evening to mark the end of your safari.

Accommodation(click on a particular accommodation to view more information about it):Upmarket / Luxury: Sheraton Kampala Hotel,Midrange / Standard: Humura Resorts,Budget / Basic: Buziga Country Resort,Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 13 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Whole day birding in Mabamba Swamp

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Transfer after an early breakfast to Mabamba swamp which is about 50kms west of Kampala. On your way to the destination and at the destination, you will have opportunities of encountering White Shouldered Tit, Papyrus Gonolek, Red Cap, White Winged Warbler, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Weyns Weaver and White Spotted Fluftail. Mabamba swamp offers ideal encounters with the rare and highly sought after shoebill stork along with other species like Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Jacanas, Grey herons, Ruffaus Squaco, Purple and Goliath Heron, Bellied Heron, the Pallid Harrier which is globally threatened and migrant species of blue swallow, egrets, ducks among others. The bird encounter is done on a canoe where you also have opportunity of encountering the elusive Sitatunga Antelope. You will retire from the activity and connect to Entebbe for overnight.

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

Day 14 of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa: Departure

One of our staff will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your flight.

End of the 14 Days Uganda Birding Self Drive Safari birding watching tour Birding Safaris Africa

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

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

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison

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Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Kibale

Kyaninga Lodge - luxury accommodation in kibale np

Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.

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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