Uganda Birding Paradise

10 Days- Uganda Birding Paradise

Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”, is an amazing country that is gifted with an amazing diversity of habitats that are the reason as to why Uganda has one of the richest bird population comparable to nowhere else in Africa.
Take this tour today to a land that has a record of over 1,058 species.

Day 1: Kampala- Kibale forest
After breakfast, we take a 5 hour drive to Kibale forest arriving just in time for lunch at our accommodation.
In the afternoon, we shall go birding in the surrounding areas of our accommodation and be sure to have a rich list of birds in this area.
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Ndali lodge
– Medium Range: Primate Lodge
– Budget: Chimpanzee guest house
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Kibale forest National park, Chimp tracking
Great morning breakfast and not only are we geared for a full day of birding but also an encounter with primates that inhabit this forest including families of chimps and red colobus monkeys.
In the Afternoon, we go to Bigodi swamp for an impressing bird walk.
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Ndali lodge
– Medium Range: Primate Lodge
– Budget: Chimpanzee guest house
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale forest – Queen Elizabeth National park
We shall have an early morning bird walk to Magombe swamp with our birding guide.
Later drive on to Queen Elizabeth national park with stunning views of the Ruwenzori Mountains.
In Queen Elizabeth, our birding walk starts at the shores of Lake George and the Mweya peninsula with breathtaking surroundings.
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mweya Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Jacana Safari Lodge
– Budget: Simba Safari Lodge or Hostel
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have an early morning game drive as we spot our bird targets for the day in this park that has a record of over 610 bird species.
In the afternoon, the best of the best in Queen Elizabeth a launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we spot both migratory birds and resident beautiful birds.
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mweya Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Jacana Safari Lodge
– Budget: Simba Safari Lodge or Hostel
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi impenetrable forest National park
Bwindi forest is the best Birding spot in Africa with the forest rich with birdlife spanning to specials like the Albertine rift valley endemics Bwindi is also home to the endangered Rare Mountain Gorilla. Great birding enroute. Depending on your Gorilla permit you may stay in different areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Please see the different accomodations for the various gorilla families:

Buhoma Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium Range: Engagi Lodge
– Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Ruhija Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Cuckooland Lodge
– Budget: Ruhija Community Camp

Rushaga Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Gorilla Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Gorilla Valley Lodge
– Budget: Nshongi Camp

Nkuringo Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
– Medium Range: Nkuringo Campsite or Hammer Kop Bunkhouse
– Budget: Wagi Tail Eco Safari Camp

Day 6: Bwindi impenetrable forest National park- Gorilla trekking
Spare for the most enthralling wildlife experience Gorilla Trekking. As the search for the rare endangered mountain gorilla we shall see a number of Albertine rift endemics. What an experience!
Buhoma Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium Range: Engagi Lodge
– Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Ruhija Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Cuckooland Lodge
– Budget: Ruhija Community Camp

Rushaga Gorillas:
– Upper Range: Gorilla Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Gorilla Valley Lodge
– Budget: Nshongi Camp

Upper Range:
– Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
– Medium Range: Nkuringo Campsite or Hammer Kop Bunkhouse
– Budget: Wagi Tail Eco Safari Camp
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi impenetrable forest National park
After a great breakfast, we head to Ruhija in Bwindi and have a full day s birding tour at Mubwindi swamp
Dinner and overnight:
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Cuckoo Land Lodge
– Budget: Ruhija Community Camp
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Bwindi- Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast set for Lake Mburo National park have lunch enroute as we bird all journey through
Have the evening relaxing as we revamp our energies in the vast woodland and savannah lands.
Dinner and overnight:
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mihingo Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Mantana Safari Camp
– Budget: Arcadia Cottages
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 9: Lake Mburo
Full day birding with an afternoon boat ride in search for the water rare species.This park is populated with over 315 species.
Dinner and overnight
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mihingo Safari Lodge
– Medium Range: Mantana Safari Camp
– Budget: Arcadia Cottages
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Mburo- Kampala
Wow!! After your breakfast we leave the park at leisure and are sure to see wild game like the zebras and impalas as we leave. Stop over at the drum makers in Masaka and the Equator.
Drop you at the Airport.

OR
Opt for another night in Kampala; we shall gladly make your bookings with a complimentary drive to the airport with an option to go for a souvenir shopping from Ugandan lively craft markets.