4 Days Budongo Forest Birding & Chimpanzee Safari
4 Days Budongo Forest Birding & Chimpanzee Safari package takes you to a guided birding safari tour to explore in the mightier Budongo Forest which is part of Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s largest national park, which can be easily out reached by the car approximately 3-hour drive from northwest of Kampala the capital of Uganda. Budongo forest is one of the best ideal place for birding, the right location to be rewarded with birding in here is at Royal Mile that extends from Nyabyeya forestry college. However, the Forest boost with over 360 species of birds and 60 species are considered west or central African birds ,290 butterfly’s species ,465 tree species ,130 Moth species and 24 mammals 8 of them are primates. The trip starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.
Trip Highlight of the 4 Days Budongo Forest Birding & Chimpanzee Safari
- Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Budongo Forest
- Day 2: Full Day Birding in the Royal Mile-Budongo Forest
- Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking/Departure
- Day 4: Travel Back to Kampala
Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Budongo Forest
Pick up: You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala by our safari driver guide after breakfast and drives you northwest of Kampala on Gulu Highway. Arrive in time for lunch, check in at the lodge and have lunch, rest or lookout of its rewardable green nature as you prepare for the next day adventure. Dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Full Day Birding-Budongo Forest
Full Day Birding: Have an early morning breakfast, then drive to one of Uganda’s best bird watching site ‘’the Royal Mile’ ’historically known to have been a Leisure hunting site for the traditional King of Bunyoro and its where the name Royal Mile derives from. The Royal Mile is the main birding trail inside this green tropical rainforest and expect to sight see specialties that include; Yellow-crested and Brown-eared Woodpecker ,Pale-breasted ,African Dwarf ,Lemon-bellied and Green Crombec, Western black-headed Orel, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbet ,Jameson’s and Chestnut Wattle-Eye ,Sabine’s and Cassin’s Spain tail ,Yellow and Grey Long bill ,Yellow-footed and forest Flycatcher ,Rufous-crowned Eramomela ,Brown and Pavel’s IIIadopsis ,Chocolate backed kingfisher ,white fluff tail among other species to see here.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking /Departure
Chimpanzee Trekking: Wake up have breakfast and then go visit the habituated chimpanzees of Budongo forest for tracking. Besides that, chimpanzee trekking starts early in the morning after your morning breakfast, have briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee’s habituation experience while in the forest with your packed lunch boxes since it is full day activity. After briefing then an experienced ranger will lead you to the forest trail head for these endangered chimpanzees accompanied by the researchers who will go collecting the stamps of this great apes, have chances of sightseeing other species found in this forest. After locating them, you will be given four hours to observe them as you learn about their lifestyle and also have memorable photograph, you’re advised to carry a cameral fully charged. After tracking you will leave with quite unforgettable story to tell rest. Back to the lodge do refreshment, Dinner and Overnights stay.
Day 4: Travel Back to Kampala
Travel Back to Kampala: Wake up have morning breakfast, chill around the lodge to have rewardable views of green forest with Mahogany tree species while listening to sweet sounds of birds. Later on, check out and drive back to Kampala to be dropped off to your hotel or Entebbe International Airport for departure flight back home.
End of the 4 Days Budongo Forest Birding & Chimpanzee Safari
- Ground transportation
- Fuel charges
- Full Board Accommodation
- Entrance fees to Murchison Fall National park
- Chimpanzee permits
- Bird walk fees
- Bottled mineral water
- Pickups and drops
- International Flight
- Travel Insurance