14 Day Birding Safari Uganda

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2986 - $3150
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
14 days
Best months:
January - February, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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14 Day Birding Safari Uganda


What is included?
Accommodation, Park Entrance fees, Ground Transport 4×4 Car, Fuel, Guide fees, Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), mineral drinking water and all activities in the park.

Excluded are:
Gorilla permits, Chimpanzee permits, tips, beverages and anything of personal nature, flight tickets.

Please note that clients will be traveling in 4wheel drive vehicles, with enough legroom, with well-experienced guides who can handle all the requirements of the discerning traveler.

Day 01: Entebbe-KAMPALA

Arrival and transfer to Le Bougainviller Hotel

 

DAY 02: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS

To being the Birding Safari we pick you up at the hotel at 6:45 in the morning and begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero triangle. On the way we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we see the rhinos which are close to extinct by vigorous pursuit of their horns. We stop for lunch at Masindi hotel where Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn lived during the filming of African Queen. Ernest Hemingway lived there during his visit to Uganda in 1954. Then we put the nose towards the safari park and to the top of the waterfalls, where you can see the Nile perfected, marvel at the Nile with its thunderous roar and beautiful rainbow. We end the day with dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

DAY 03: MURCHISON NP

We start the day with an early morning game drive, in search of lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, the unusual shoebill stork, and many more. In the afternoon you will proceed for a three hours boat trip along the placid Victoria Nile up stream to the base of the falls. The boat stops just ten meters from the ‘Devils cauldron’. Take pictures of the majestic Murchison falls, it’s the photographer’s paradise and pleasure. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

DAY 04: MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE NP

After your breakfasts depart from Murchison Falls N.P and proceed to Kibale National park through the villages of Hoima have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.

DAY 05: KIBALE NP

Early morning visit to Kibale forest for chimpanzee trekking. The forest also houses other primates like grey-cheeked mangabeys, baboons and velvet monkeys. Relax in the evening, dinner and over night at Primate Lodge.

 

DAY 06: KIBALE NP – SEMLIKI NP

After having an early morning breakfast drive to Semliki national park. Start with a fascinating trail to the hot springs to be stunned by Sempaya Hot-springs near the Ituri Forest. On this safari you will spot varieties of birds and primates in the rain forest along the trek. The trek is overwhelming especially if you have a lot of interest in birds, primates, butterflies and plants. Semuliki Valley National Park is bursting with fascinating jungle life featuring rainforest vegetation, Palm Trees, primates like Mangabeys and Blue Monkeys, mammals such as forest buffaloes, elephants, sitatungas, leopards, pygmy hippopotamus, as well as many different types of bird species. This is a birdwatcher’s paradise with birds like the Hornbills, Honey guides Palm nut Vultures, blue-breasted kingfisher, red rumped and yellow – throated tinker bird and Frasier’s ant thrush. Drive back to Fort Portal have dinner and spend the night at Cornerstone Hotel.

 

DAY 07: FORT PORTAL – QUEEN ELIZEBETH NP

Depart from Fort Portal and proceed to Queen Elizabeth N.P. This park with its diverse Eco-systems of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers and swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to incredible abundance of wildlife. Lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffalos, forest hogs, Uganda kobs, giant forest hogs, bush backs, water backs, with this vast arrays of Uganda wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

DAY 08: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

Start your day with the excitement of an early morning game drive. Then visit the volcanic crater area of Queen Elizabeth N.P. with its many salt lakes and extinct craters. In the afternoon enjoy the boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, birds and lots of wildlife come along the channel to drink water. This park is also home to different bird species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

DAY 09: QUEEN ELIZABETH – BWINDI NP

After you breakfast enjoy your ride to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park to Ishasha sector, View the amazing Contrast in the scenery as you move from a dense forest to open grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia and primeval euphorbia trees. Famous for its ‘tree-climbing lions’ this part of the park is also known for large herds of buffalos and kob, enjoy a game drive Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp.

 

DAY 10: GORILLA TREKKING

Early morning your guides will brief you before you head into the dense forest on your search of the gorillas and an intimate interaction with these gentle and endangered animals. The forest also affords viewing of other primates including blue monkeys, L’oehst monkeys, red tailed monkeys and chimpanzee, along with a variety of bird life. The time spent trekking in this unspoiled tropical forest and watching the gorillas is certainly worth the effort. In the evening relax back at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp.

 

DAY 11: BWINDI – LAKE BUNYONYI

Enjoy your morning breakfast and thereafter enjoy your scenic drive through Ruhija to lake bunyonyi, arrival in time for your lunch break, in the afternoon take a boat ride or relax and enjoy the stunning view dinner and overnight at Arcadia.

 

DAY 12: LAKE BUNYONYI

Take a boat ride with your picnic lunch and visit the islands which make up Lake Bunyonyi, dinner and overnight at Arcadia.

 

DAY 13: LAKE BUNYONYI – KAMPALA

Early morning departure from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala. Relax, have dinner and overnight at Le Bougainviller Hotel.

 

DAY 14: WHITE WATER RAFTING – ENTEBBE

You are being picked up at the hotel early in the morning. We travel by minibus towards Jinja to “Starting point” where you get a short instruction and training in the use of the floats. We continue down the Nile rapids on the rafts. After a lot of fun, you will be driven back to Kampala with a transfer to Entebbe where there are opportunities for a shower and refresh before we eat dinner by Lake Victoria’s shores, with the subsequent departure to the airport.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Le Bougainviller Hotel
  • Mantana Luxury Tented Camp
  • Arcadia
  • Mweya Safari Lodge

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Since: Aug 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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