15 days Birding in Uganda

DURATION
15 DAYS | 14 NIGHTS
Safari Overview

15 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari

This Uganda birding safari offers 15 Days Uganda bird watching safari to the most exciting birding destination in Uganda viewing several bird species. The birding destinations include Lake Mburo national park, birding at Mgahinga national park, birding at Mubende swamps spotting several species, birding at Buhoma, Bwindi, birding at Kibale forest and Semliki national park. all the above-mentioned destination guarantee a view of many bird species including endemic species.

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Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - Arrival To Entebbe

    Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be welcomed by our company birding guide and be briefed about your 15 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari and transferred to your choice of accommodation for overnight in BB. We can also organise an afternoon birding excursion to bird the areas of the Botanical gardens and try and spot some bird species.

    Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

    Travel Time: 20 mins



  • 2 - Transefer To Mburo

    Your birding safari starts with a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National park is the smallest park in Uganda with a strategic location for birding. This afternoon after lunch, begin your birding along Impala track and afternoon boat cruise for water birds that may include: white-backed night heron, Rufous-bellied Heron, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, papyrus canary, African fish eagle, Pied Kingfisher, Bateuler and the Brown snake eagle among others. Overnight and dinner at the lodge of your choice

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 4 – 5 hours




  • 3 - Birding through kigezi highlands and continue to Mgahiga

    Continue bird watching towards the Mgahinga Forest National Park. With lunch en-route, continue farther south while spotting various tree birds along the way. Mgahinga Forest National Park is part of the great Virunga mountains and is home to a great wealth of the Albertine Species which include: Mountain Wagtail, Black Bee-eater, Bar-tailed Trogon, Regal Sunbird, olive pigeon, white-tailed ant-thrush, Banded Prinia, Mountain capped Apalis, Handsome Francolin, Chapin’s flycatcher, sooty flycatcher and the African Broadbill, Pygmy Kingfisher, Rwenzori Turaco and many more.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 6 – 7 hours



  • 4 - Mgahinga National Park

    Spend the whole day birding in the forest trying to spot the endemic species which may include: Rwenzori Turaco, weaver birds, Archer’s robin chat, Doherty’s bush shrike, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Dusky Crimson-wing, Red-faced woodland warbler. Bird in the forest with packed lunches and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as the night before



  • 5 - Transfer to Bwindi National Park

    This morning after very early breakfast, continue birding along the way to Ruhija birding through Echuya forest, bamboo zone and Ruhija surroundings. Rift Valley Endemics: Regal Sunbird, Red-faced woodland warbler, Chubb’s Cisticola, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Batis. Continue birding to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 2 – 3 hours



  • 6 - whole day Birding

    Continue birding in the famous Mubwindi swamp birding through the forest trails spotting the various swamp bird species, searching for forest species and rift endemics. Bwindi bird species to look out for include: African Green broadbill, archer Robin-chat, Collared Apalis, black-faced Apalis, Rwenzori night jar, Chapin flycatcher, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, striped breasted tit, dwarf honeyguide. Dinner and overnight at night before



  • 7 - Continiue birding to Buhoma

    Transfer to Buhoma birding through the Neck and water loop trail in the afternoon. Buhoma neck and water loop birds to look out for include: Black bee-eater, handsome francolin, Ruwenzori Turaco, regal sunbird, Red-throated Alethe, Kivu ground thrush, short-tailed warbler. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 2 – 3 hours




  • 8 - Gorilla Tracking

    This day set off early from your lodge and be in time for the gorilla tracking activity’s briefing at the park information point. Ensure you carry packed lunch and a bottle of water for which you may require the assistance of a porter as you begin your trek. In the evening after the gorilla trek, we shall bird in the neighbouring areas of Buhoma before dinner and overnight at the night before


  • 9 - Birding in the Trails

    This morning, continue on your birding safari following the road that leads you to different forest trails, take up the waterfall trail for a 2-3 hours birding ending at the three waterfalls searching for forest species. Possible sightings on this trail may include Chapin flycatcher, Collared Apalis, black-faced Apalis, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Short-tailed Warbler, Kivu ground thrush, Purple-breasted Sunbird, rufous flycatcher. Evening birding back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the night before



  • 10 - Transefer to Fort portal

    This morning after breast, transfer to Fort Portal birding along the way and lunch in Fort Portal town. In the evening continue birding in the neighbouring areas before dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 6 – 7 hours




  • 11 - Transfer to Semuliki

    Prepare for the Albertine species while continuing bird watching in Semuliki forest, driving down the valleys early morning, watching birds along the main road and Sempaya hot springs trails will give an introductory birding of Semuliki forest. Return to your lodge at lunch in the late afternoon birding along the way. In the evening, continue birding around your lodge at Semliki Safari Lodge in full board




  • 12 - whole day birding in the Park

    Continue bird watching in Semliki forest with your packed lunch. This day, you will use the Kirumia trail, which trail offers opportunities to see ratites and other species of the Ituri forest. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


    Bird species of key interest: Spotted breasted ibis, long-tailed hawk, Nkulengu rail, piping hornbill, red-billed dwarf hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, African Piculet, Lyte-tailed honeyguide, red-rumped tinkerbird, yellow-throated nicator, Sassi’s olive greenbul, fiery breasted bush shrike, forest scrub robin. Dinner and overnight at night before


  • 13 - Transefer back to Fortportal

    This day, continue bird watching in Bigodi swamp not only for swamp specialities but also have opportunities to watch 8 species of primates namely the blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed Columbus, white and black colobus, L’Hoest monkey, vervet monkey and Olive Baboons. Magombe swamp species to look out for: Red-tailed bristle bill, white collared olive back, yellow-billed barbet, white napped pigeon, grey winged warbler, black-billed turaco, papyrus canary, white-winged warbler, blue shouldered robin chat, white spotted flufftail and red-winged francolin. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Drive time: 2 – 3 hours



  • 14 - Birding in Kibale National Park


    Kibale forest not only gives you excellent birding opportunities but is famous for Chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience, has the highest numbers of primates, therefore, offers primate walk activities. Watching birds in Kibale forest is along Ngogo road, the main road ending at Dura Bridge and in the forest trails.


    Key species: Bar-tailed trogon, finely banded woodpecker, red-faced crimson wing, Nahan’s Francolin, Africa Pitta. Dinner and overnight at the night before



  • 15 -

    Transfer back to Kampala birding along the way. This day is reserved for evening flights through Entebbe International airport.


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Safari Inclusions  


  • Bird guide and English speacking 
  • Bigodi swamp walk 
  • Wifi 24 hour 
  • -all meals and accommodation
  • Drinking Water
  • -all ground transportation in a comfortable 4/4 safari vehicle
  • Park entry fees
  • -Services of a full time English speaking guide
  • Drinking water while on safari
  • All boat trips 

  • All game drives 

  • All airport pick ups and drop
  • All government local levies / taxes
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.

Safari Exclusions  
  • Laundry fees
  • Air ticket in and out 
  • Additional government taxes
  • Life and medical insurance
  • All soft/alcoholic drinks 
  • Tips to the guide
  • Pointer 
  • Birding book


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