9 Days Birding in Uganda, The Home of Eves

Safari Overview

This 9 day Uganda birding safari takes you to amazing Uganda birding destination beginning with birding at Kibale forest national park, having chimpanzee trekking at an option, later head for another Uganda birding experience at Semliki national park, birding at Kirumya trail, proceed for another birding experience at Queen Elizabeth national park and then finally birding at Entebbe via Kampala.

Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - Arrival at Entebbe

    Upon your arrival in Uganda through Entebbe international airport, you will be welcome by our birding guide and transfer to a hotel in Kampala. This day is reserved for an afternoon transfer to Mabamba wetland in Mpigi famed for the famous bizarre SHOE-BILL. Possible sightings in the wetland may include, the Gonolek, Woodland kingfisher, groups of the shoe-bill as well as many more.

  • 2 - Transfer to Kibale National Park

    Have an early breakfast. Meet with your professional birding guide and set off on a 6-hour drive to Kibale National Park where over 335 rainforest species have been recorded. In addition, Kibale harbors a remarkable 13 species of primates including the Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, and red-tailed and vervet monkey.

    Kibale Forest has the highest number of recorded sightings of Green-breasted pitta. Other birds you can expect to sight include African pitta, Grey-winged Robin, Red-winged Francolin, Joyful Greenbul, white pigeon, Abyssinian ground thrush, white-spotted Flufftail, White-bellied crested flycatcher, Leaf-love, African broadbill, Will cock's honeyguide, and Scaly-throated honeyguide. We organize an evening birding excursion in the rain forest. after the forest walk, check in to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • 3 - Birding excursion in the Park

    This morning after breakfast, we begin by birding in the Kibale forest following the nature walk trail. Some of the birds you can expect to see on this trek include the Black-throated Apalis, African Shrike-flycatcher, Brown and Scaly-breasted illadopsis, White-napped, and Afep pigeons, red chested owlet, and yellow-billed barbets. After lunch, continue your birding to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary where you might be lucky to spot the rare broad bill, also Bigodi is famed for the presence of some of the endemic Albertine rift valley birds species. Bird your way back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • 4 - Transfer to semuliki Park

    After an early breakfast, we proceed to Semliki National park birding along the way. This park represents the remainder of the Congo-basin vegetation in Uganda. It is ranked number 2 in Uganda’s birding spots. Famous species you could find here include Black-throated causal, Grey-throated rail, Nkulengu rail, long-tailed hawk, yellow-throated Nicator, Northern bearded scrub robin, Red-chested Owlet, Red-rumped tinker-bird, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Rufous-sided broad-bill, Icterine Greenbul, Pale-fronted negro finch, pip dwarf, and black dwarf. Spend the whole day in search of these birds with a break for your Picnic lunch.

  • 5 - Whole day Birding at Kirumya Trail

    We start at dawn after an early breakfast and set off with our packed lunch. We spend the whole day bird watching the Kirumya Trail or any other part of the forest depending on the reliable information from our site guides. The Forest is home to some of the Congo bio-me species. These include Red-billed, Black-wattled, Black-billed, and White-crested Hornbill, African Piculet, Black-chested Cuckoo, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Nkurengu Rail, White-bellied, Dwarf, and Pygmy Kingfishers, Piping Turaco. Once again, dinner and overnight at your lodge

  • 6 - Morning Birding and Transefer to Queen Elizabeth Park

    On this day, we have a morning birding session in Semliki forest for more sightings of more bird species, and later, we transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park birding along the way. Evening games drive if you are up to it for chances of some wildlife including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and more while birding on the way. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • 7 - Eary Morning birding

    Early morning birding excursion after breakfast along the royal mile for possible sightings of more bird species including the Pin-tailed Whydah, chestnut sparrow, a variety of sunbirds and later return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we take a two-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to spot a wealth of more birds. Birding in the evening along the northern plains of the park before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight the night before.

  • 8 - Transfer to Lake Mburo

    After an early breakfast, we set off to Lake Mburo National Park. during Your drive to Lake Mburo, you enjoy the birding on your way and some of the birds that you can encounter are long-crested Eagles, Pin-tailed whydah, fiscals ring-necked doves and so many others.

    Be there for their time of lunch. After your Lunch embarks for your evening birding in the park in search of birds and continue for your boat at 4 pm. evening birding as you wide up to your hotel for the dinner and overnight.

  • 9 - Transefer to Entebbe for Your Flight

    This day is reserved for international flights through Entebbe International airport. The drive passes you on the Uganda Equator as you stand on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. So many Birds to see on your way back to Entebbe.

                                   "ADVENTURE FOR MEMORIES"

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 drops

  • All government local levies / taxes

  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.

Safari Exclusions  
  • Personal insurance 
  • Laundry 
  • Airfares 
  • All services of personal nature 
  • Driver guide's gratuity
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Pointer
  • Birding Book
  • Tips To Your Guide

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