7 Days Birding Tour

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2025 - $3105
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
January - March, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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7 Days Birding Tour. UWEC, Mbamba Swamp, Mabira Forest, and Lake Mburo

Day 1 – BIRDING AT UWEC

8.00 am, your guide will pick you from your hotel & you will go birding to The Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) formerly known as the Zoo. This has attracted over 170 species of wild birds 10 species of Weavers such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver, Golden Backed, African paradise, Baglafect Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Black Necked and many others. 5 species of flycatchers, Red bellied, Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, and many others. Encounter Raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African Goshawk, African Fish Eagle, African Hobby and many more species including captive animals. Proceed to Botanical gardens for another birding experience. Have lunch relax as you move forward to the evening visit to the sewage lagoons.

Dinner and Overnight at Central Inn

 

 

Day 2 – BIRDING ALONG THE HERITAGE TRAIL

After breakfast you will go through the Heritage trail, what you may see includes - Short Toed Snake Eagle, Brown Crowned Tchargra, Mssustached Warbler, Violet backed Starlings, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Red Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Yellow bill, Brown Twin spot, Great sparrow hawk, Southern Banded Snake Eagle and many more. Proceed to Lutembe Beach for lunch. Board a boat in search for the thousands of Grey Headed Gulls, the papyrus Canary, White Winged black Terns, Papyrus Gonolek, and continue birding the evening.

Dinner and Overnight Speke hotel

 

 

Day 3 – BIRDING AT MABAMBA SWAMP

Have breakfast and then proceed to Mabamba swamps another Important Bird Area (IBA ) a population of about 5 Shoebills. Most of the birding is done canoeing. Other species to be seen may include Squacco, African water Rail, long Toed Plover, Goliath, Purple, Herons, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, White Faced Whistling Duck, Grey and Black Headed Heron Moorhen, Allen's Gallinule, Black Crake, African Jacana, Sitatunga Antelope (swamp Antelope) and many more. Return to Kampala but along the way stop by another swamp. Here you will be able to spot Papyrus Gonolek, White winged Warbler, Yellow Crowned Bishop, Weyns Weaver, etc.

Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel

 

 

Day 4 – BIRDING AT MABIRA FOREST

After breakfast depart for Mabira forest for specially forest birding about an hour drive from Kampala. The species in this forest include -Yellow whiskered Greenbul, Leaf love, Toro Greenbul, Buff spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, White spotted Fluff tail, Red headed Blue Bill, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Forest Robin, Yellow Rumped Tinker bird, Yellow Throated Tinker bird, Blue Breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Banded Wattle Eye ,Red tailed Ant Thrush, Chin spot Batis, , Brown capped ,Chestnut Wattle Eye, Yellow mantled, Black Billed, Weyn's Weavers, Violet backed Starling, Red headed Malimbe, Purple headed Starling, and many more attractive species. Have a picnic lunch and continue birding the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel or similar other

 

 

Day 5 – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Take breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It's a 4 hours drive from Kampala. The park is situated in western Uganda. Briefly stop at the equator, proceed to Lake Mburo, birding to the entrance of Nshara gate. Expect the following Common Scimitarbill, species; Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Bare faced Go-Away Bird, Crested Francolin, Green Wood Hoopoe, Lilac breasted Roller, Spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit, Common Scimitarbill, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared Starling, African Grey Hornbill, Brown Parrot may be seen. Take lunch at Rwonyo Restaurant. After lunch, embark on late afternoon game drive along the Zebra Track which may expose you to species like Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, Temmricks Courser, African Wattled Plover, Rufous napped Rufous, Chested Swallow and Flappet Lark, etc. Look out also for evasive Leopard and other nocturnal species.

Dinner and Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp

 

 

Day 6 – NATURE WALK

Have an early morning Breakfast, embark on a nature walk encountering several species of wetland and savanna species of birds, Impalas among others. Return for lunch head for evening game drive along the Kigambira loop. Species to expect are; localized Red Faced Barbet, Red Headed lovebird, Black Collared Barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead colored Flycatcher.

Dinner and Overnight at Mantana Tented Camp

 

 

Day 7 - GAME VIEWING & BIRDING ALONG THE LAKESIDE TRACK

We move on for an early morning game drive along the Lakeside Track. This entails approach to Aquatic habitats around Lake Mburo. Species to expect may include, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler and also the elusive Shoebill, the Blue headed Coucal. Continue to the lakeside campground, as we look out for the African Darter, African Water Rail, African Fin foot, Spur winged plovers, and many others. Return midmorning for breakfast and proceed for a launch- cruise in search for papyrus species missed the previous day including Hippos, Crocodiles, etc. Setoff for Kampala and make a stop over in Masaka town for Lunch and then proceed to Kampala. However, note that we have got two types of Safaris, Some opt for Luxury Safari (lodges / hotels) and others opt for Budget Safaris (camping and simple accommodation).Our rates vary with the accommodation type , nevertheless the rest of the activities will remain the same.

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

  • Mantana Tented Camp
  • Sunset Motel

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Hippopotamus
Hippopotamus
Hyena
Hyena
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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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