Uganda's ultimate birding safari

5 days—This safari visits the most crucial birding sites in Uganda. Nightjars, hornbills, francolins are just some of the birds you'll see. Game drive ending

$1875-2970 USD

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Safari summary

This safari highlights a few but most crucial birding sites in the country and with the opportunity of viewing the big 5 in their natural habitat at Murchison Falls National Park.
The first day takes us to wetlands where we'll be on the lookout for white-winged warbler, Carruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Saddle-billed Stork, African pygmy Goose, Lesser Jacana, Common Squacco, Purple and Goliath Herons, Yellow billed Egre, White-faced Whistling Duck, Yellow-billed Duck, Hottentont Teal, African fish Eagle , the elusive shoebill stork and so many more.

Look out for species like
Cassins’s Hawk Eagle,
Nahan’s Francolin,
Black-collared Lovebird,
Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spine tails,
Chocolate-backed, blue breasted and African Dwarf Kingfishers,
Piping Hornbill,
Red-sided Broadbill,
Green-breasted pitta,
Spotted Greenbul,
Fire-crested Alethe,
Black-capped Apalis,
Brown-crowned Eremomela and many others

In Murchison Falls, keep an eye out for these bird species.
Secretary bird,
Bat Hawk,
Red-necked Falcon,
Heuglin’s Francolin,
Denham’s Bustard,
Senegal Thick-Knee,
Rock Pranticole,
Black-headed Plover,
African Skimmer,
Bruce’s Green Pigeon,
Vinaceous dove,
White-crested Turaco,
Long-tailed/Pennant-winged and Standard winged Nightjars,the shoebill stork and animals like the African elephants, hippopotamuses, baboons, giraffes,lions,Impalas,Bush bucks,water bucks,topis,hynas, leopards,buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards to mention but a few and a boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls.


About this tour
Custom, tailor-made, private
Easy activity
Main focus:

Game drives

Best months: 
All months

Fine details
Safari highlights
  • Bird watching—with professional guide
  • Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
  • Night game drives
Countries visited
country.name Uganda
Parks visited
Murchison Falls
What’s included?
Airport transfers
Private vehicle and driver
Meals
Park fees
Accommodation
What’s not included?
Alcoholic beverages
Premium alcoholic beverages
Internal flights
Laundry
Hot air balloons
Tips and gratuities
Spa treatments
International flights
Visas

Itinerary

Mabamba wetlands!

On arrival you shall be welcomed by your driver and guide drive to Mabamba wetlands where we will be paddled in a canoe through the swamp looking for hornbills and many other birds. Later transfer to Masindi.

Masindi Hotel

Birding the royal mile

After breakfast, proceed to bird at Royale mile for the new birds, coming back in time for lunch. After lunch drive back for afternoon birding. Look out for species like Cassins’s Hawk Eagle, Nahan’s Francolin, Black-collared Lovebird, Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spine tails, Chocolate-backed, blue breasted and African Dwarf Kingfishers, Piping Hornbill, Red-sided Broadbill, Green-breasted pitta, Spotted Greenbul, Fire-crested Alethe,,Black-capped Apalis, Brown-crowned Eremomela and many others

Masindi hotel

Kaniyo pabidi forest

Murchison Falls

Kaniyo pabidi forest is a birdlover's paradise! We'll search of the Puvell’s Illadopsis and many other bird species and later transfer to Murchison Falls.

Murchison river lodge

Game drive & boat ride

Murchison Falls

After breakfast, we will head for a game drive around the park where a number game will be viewed like giraffes, Elephants, buffaloes, Impalas and many more. Our key species in Murchison will Secretary bird, Bat Hawk, Red-necked Falcon, Heuglin’s Francolin, Denham’s Bustard, Senegal Thick-Knee, Rock Pranticole, Black-headed Plover, African Skimmer, Bruce’s Green Pegion, Vinaceous dove, White-crested Turaco, Long-tailed/Pennant-winged and Standard winged Nightjars, Red-throated and many more

Murchison river lodge

Bird Mpigi swamp

After an early morning Breakfast, we shall drive to Mpigi wetland for a variety of swamp birds.Later you will drive back to Entebbe for your evening return Flight, have lunch on the way.

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