7 Days Bird Watching Uganda Safari

7 Days Bird Watching Uganda Safari offers an exceptional bird watching experience through Uganda’s best spots ground that is Mabamba Swamps a home to Unique shoebill stork, Mabira Forest the biggest forest in central Uganda, and Lake Mburo national park, at shores of Lake Victoria, wetlands and forest are best spotting ground for birds of Uganda .Uganda is known for hosting high population of bird list in Africa ,on your visit to Uganda birding safari you will be able to travel with one of the best naturalist birding guides in the country .The trip starts and ends in Kampala or at Entebbe Airport. Kindly carry your pair of binoculars for good sights.

7 Days Bird Watching Uganda Safari

Safari Trip of 7 Days Bird Watching Uganda Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport and Birding
  • Day 2: Birding along the Heritage Trail
  • Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamp
  • Day 4: Mabira Forest Birding
  • Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP
  • Day 6: Walking safari and Birding –Lake Mburo
  • Day 7: Birding along Lake Side Track /Return to Kampala or Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport –Birding at UWEC

Arrival and Birding: On your arrival at Entebbe Airport ,you will be picked by our driver guide and drives you direct to ‘’UWEC’’ formerly known as the Zoo .It is home of over 170 bird species and 10 species of birds are weavers including Golden Backed ,Northern Masked Weaver ,African paradise ,Baglafect Northern Brown Throated ,Black Necked ,Grosbeak among others .Other species are flycatchers like Red bellied ,Crested shrike flycatcher ,Lead Coloured ,Swamp flycatcher .You will also encounter raptors like the Gaber Goshawk ,small banded snake Eagle ,Shakira ,African Goshawk ,African Hobby ,African Fish Eagle many more .Then drive to Botanical gardens for another birding encounter .Back for Dinner and Overnight stay in Kampala City.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Heritage Trail for Birding 

Transfer to Heritage Trail: You will wake up have morning breakfast and be driven to Heritage trail which is 10 minutes’ drive. You will be able to see species such as Brown Crowned Tchargra, Short Toed snake Eagle, Violet backed starlings, Black Cuckoo shrike, Yellow bill, Brown Twin spot, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Southern Banded snake Eagle, Great Sparrow hawk, Mssustached Warbler among others. Then you will drive to Lutembe where you will have your Lunch and after board a boat in search for numerous Grey Headed Gulls, the papyrus canary, white winged black tern, Papyrus Gonolek many more. Back to the hotel, Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Mabamba Swamps –Birding 

Transfer to Mabamba swamps: Wake up have morning breakfast and transfer to one of the top birding Uganda safari destination that hosts a wide range of  the rare shoebills. Birding here is best done on canoeing where you expect to see other bird species such as long toed plover ,African water Rail ,Herons ,Yellow Billed Duck ,White faced whistling duck ,Yellow billed duck ,Grey and Black headed Heron Moorhen ,Allen’s Gallinule ,African Jacana ,Sitatunga Antelope ,Black crake ,Goliath ,Purple ,Heron ,Pygmy Goose among others .Back to Kampala along the  way ,you will stop to another swamp to spot other bird species like Papyrus Gonolek ,Yellow Crowned Bishop ,Weyns weaver ,White winged warbler among others .Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Mabira Forest –Birding 

Transfer to Mabira Forest: Wake up have early morning breakfast and embark to Mabira Forest for birding which is one hour drive from Kampala. You will be able to view variety of bird species such as Leaf love ,Toro Greenbul ,Yellow whiskered Greenbul ,Grey spotted woodpecker ,white spotted Fluff tail, Forest Robin ,Yellow Rumped Tinker bird ,Yellow throated tinker bird ,Blue breasted Kingfishers ,Shining blue ,Woodland kingfishers ,Chin spot Batis ,Chestnut wattle Eye, Yellow mantled ,Black Billed ,Weyn’s weavers ,Violets backed starling ,Red headed Malimbe ,Purple headed starling ,Red tailed Ant Thrust many more. Have picnic Lunch and continue for birding in the evening. Drive back to Kampala for dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo: After morning breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National national park a 4 hour drive from Kampala with a stopover at the equator to have water experiment. Proceed to Lake Mburo for birding where you expect to view species like Green Wood Hoopoe ,Crested Francolin ,Emerald spotted wood dove ,Bare faced Go- Away bird ,Lilac breasted Roller ,spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit ,Trilling cisticola,Common Scimitar bill ,Greater Blue Eared starling ,African Grey Hornbill ,Brown parrot among others .Go for lunch inside the park Afternoon Game Viewing :After go for afternoon game viewing   along the Zebra Track where you will be exposed to species like Black bellied bustard ,Coqui Francolin ,Tamaracks Courser ,African wattle plover ,Chested swallow ,Rufous napped rufous ,Flappet Lark ,you will also lookout for evasive leopards and other nocturnal species many more .Dinner and Overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Nature walk –Lake Mburo National Park

Nature walk: after morning breakfast, go for nature walk around wetland and savannah bird species, birds to see include Red headed lovebird, Black Collared barbet, localized red faced barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead coloured Flycatcher. Back for lunch.

Evening game drive: Later on, drive to the evening game drive to encounter more species within the park. Dinner and Overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 7: Game viewing -Birding along with the Lakeside Track /Return to Kampala 

Birding: After morning breakfast, you will go for morning game viewing along the Lakeside Track where you will be able to spot aquatic species such as Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler, Blue headed coucal, you will still lookout for the African Darter, African water rail, African fin foot, Spur winged plovers among others. After you will set off to Kampala with lunch en- route and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your departure flight. Remember to carry a pair of binoculars.

End of the 7 Days Bird Watching Uganda Safari

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