12 DAYS PACKAGE
UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI

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DAY ONE
Airport transfer to check in at the Hotel. Afternoon biridng in the botanical gardens and the Heritage Park trail. Expect to spot great black headed Gull, little ringed Ployer. European turtle dove, crowned Hornbill, slender billed Gulls, Angola Swallow, rock pratincoles, diederik Cuckoo and the like of the Birds of Uganda. Overnight Windsor Lake Victoria.


DAY TWO AND THREE 

Travel to Murchison Falls National Park with an afternoon en route bird watching tour to the top of the falls. Birding through the Budongo forest and along the Sambiya Riverine Forest Valley introduces you to Silverbird, Viteline masked weaver, Rock pratincoles, Palmnut Vulture, Black Kite, Morning launch cruise aborad the “Shoebill boat” to the delta area for a half day bird watching cruise in the swamps. Bird species here include the rare shoe billed, saddle billed & abdim’s stock.

Also look out for pied kingfisher, malachite kingfisher and the African skimmer. Pabidi forest birds here include the black collared lovebird, brown illadopsis, jameson’s wattle eye, brown twin spot and others. Later after lunch, take another boat cruise to the delta. Water birds residing in the rise swamps here include grey headed kingfisher, great white egret, African darter, spoon bills, black crake, and the lilly trotter. Meals and overnight at Nile Safari Camp (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

DAY FIVE
Deaprt for Fort Portal arriving late afternoon for an evening bird walk highlighting the scaly francolin, black bellied seed cracker, marsh tchagra, narina tragons and many more along the edges of the Kibale Forest National Park. Full day in Kibale and Bigodi swamp which will probably yield spotting of Abyssinian ground thrush, papyrus gonolek, snowy robin chat, grey-capped robin chat, white spotted flufftail. Meals and overnight Ndali Lodge (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

DAY SIX
To semuliki Game Reserve with bird watching and boat cruises on Lake Albert. Most common birds here include black winged oriole, ground thrush, spot-breasted ibis, white throated blue swallow, grant’s blue bill, dwarf kingfisher. Meals and overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge. (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

DAY SEVEN AND EIGHTground Hornbill
Depart for Queen Elizabeth arriving afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise. You will most likely spot, African skimmer, white pelican, white faced whistling duck, African fish eagle comorants and other birds. On the second day, you will have a morning birding before returning to the bird hide where spotting of birds will be done in concealment. Meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

DAY NINE AND TEN
Birding en route Bwindi along the Maramagambo Forest margins before arriving Bwindi impenetrable Park for an evening bird walk along Munyaga River. This walk is recommended for the spotting of blue fly catcher, ludher’s bush shrike, long crested eagle, black roughwing swallow, great blue turaco and many other species.
Bird watching in the forest including the visits to he RUhija Sector of Bwindi and the swamps allows spotting of Shelley’s Crimson wing, green tinkerbird, mountain illadopsis, handsome francolin, yellow billed barbet, carruther’s cisticola, dusky crimsonwing… Meals and overnight at Bwindi Tented Camp and Ruhija Mobile Camp. (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

DAY ELEVEN
Depart for Lake Mburo National Park where bird walks are allowed in the park. Birding walks can also be done along the lake shore to see pelican, marabou stork, African fish eagle, barefaced go away birds, broad billed roller, black bellied bustards, blue napped mousebirds, temminck’s courser, greater blue eared starling, yellow throated long claw, spur winged plover… meals and overnight at Mantana Mburo Tented Camp. (Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

DAY TWELVE
Morning transfer to Kampala/Entebbe airport for departure.

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