Birds of Africa Safari

18 Days- Birds of Africa Safari

Our birding safari will take us to the best birding spots in Uganda and here we shall take our time with our birding specialists to keenly spot the most sought after birds!! The birding hotspots on this tour include: Mabamba wetland, Lake Mburo National park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest and Murchison Falls National Park.

Key Bird species in the Birding spots: 
– Mabamba Swamp
– Lake Mburo
– Bwindi impenetrable forest
– Queen Elizabeth
– Maramagambo forest
– Kibale forest
– Budongo forest
– Murchison falls
– Kaniyo Pabidi-Budongo forest

Day 1: Kampala- Mabamba Swamp- Lake Mburo 
Pick you up from your accommodation in Kampala at 7.00am and head for Mabamba Swamp a warm up of birdlife that this lovely country has for you. After here, we shall leave for Lake Mburo National park stopping at the Mpigi swamp for swamp species. Yes we are looking for the shoebill. Continue to Lake Mburo where we shall have a good game drive enroute to our accommodation.
Dinner and overnight;
Mihingo lodge/ Mantana safari camp/Arcadia cottages/Rwonyo camp

Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park 
Have a full day of birding in a park that encompasses five small lakes including Mburo. The varied vegetation cover is home to various bird species resident here.
Dinner and overnight:
– Mihingo lodge/ Mantana safari camp/Arcadia cottages/Rwonyo camp

Day 3: Lake Mburo- Bwindi impenetrable forest 
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest a UNSECO world heritage site and also voted the Number one birding spot in Africa by the African Bird club. Good birding enroute to this ancient forest as well as great sightseeing of the marvelous landscape from woodlands, savannah lands to un ending rolling green hills with brilliant forest cover.
Dinner and over night:
Gorilla forest camp/Engagi lodge/ Buhoma community base camp

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable forest 
Have a full day of birding today for the rare Albertine rift endemics.
Dinner and over night
Gorilla forest camp/Engagi lodge/ Buhoma community base camp

Day 5: Bwindi impenetrable forest
After a great breakfast, we head to Ruhija in Bwindi and have a our day birding at Mubwindi swamp
Dinner and overnight: Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge/ Cuckoo land lodge

Day 6: Bwindi impenetrable forest
Today we go gorilla trekking to see the rare and yet endangered mountain Gorilla. What a beautiful and momentous safari experience to last your life time. Later go for a community walk as we see what and how the people live in this forest community.
Dinner and overnight
Gorilla forest camp/Engagi lodge/ Buhoma community base camp

Day 7: Bwindi-Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Have your breakfast, and we are set for Queen Elizabeth National park. We shall have great birding as
we head for Lake George and the Mweya peninsula. Queen Elizabeth has a record of over 610 bird species.
Dinner and overnight:
Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/Jacana safari lodge/Simba safari Lodge/Hostel

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth 
Have an early morning game drive as we spot our bird targets for the day 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.
Dinner and overnight
Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari lodge/Simba safari Lodge/Hostel

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth to Kibale forest
Have breakfast and head to Maramagambo forest where birding here is very impressive. In the afternoon we shall be heading to Kibale forest.
Dinner and overnight
Ndali Lodge/Primate lodge/ chimpanzee guest house/Crater valley Kibale

Day 10: Kibale forest 
Early morning breakfast and enter the forest where we go for Chimpanzee tracking. We shall also see
red colobus monkeys and a prolific forest bird life. In the afternoon, we go to Bigodi Swamp another birding paradise.
Dinner and overnight
Ndali Lodge/Primate lodge/ chimpanzee guest house/Crater valley Kibale

Day 11: Kibale Forest
Today we head to the Sebetoli section of Kibale Forest.

Day 12: Kibale forest- Budongo forest
Drive to Budongo forest and arrive late evening. Have a good rest and revamp your energies.
Dinner and overnight
Budongo Eco Lodge

Day 13: Budongo Forest- Royal Mile
Have a drive to the Royal mile, named after the leisure spot where the King of Bunyoro, Kabalega had
a great time. This is one of the best birding grounds in Uganda.
Dinner and overnight
Budongo Eco Lodge

Day 14: Budongo forest- Murchison falls National Park
We head to the largest park in Uganda, Murchison falls going straight to our accommodation.
In the afternoon, we board a boat that will sail with us to the base of the Magnificent Murchison falls.
Here, a dazzling host of birds will be seen not missing the schools of hippos and crocodiles the are
hosts to the Nile waters.
Dinner and overnight
Paraa safari lodge/Nile safari camp/Sambiya river lodge/Red chili safari camp

Day 15: Murchison falls 
Have an early morning game drive that will yield to the big four animals.
The afternoon is your day. Relax at your accommodation.

Day 16: Kanio Pabidi Budongo Forest
Today we bird a different side of the Budongo forest as we head out of the Park having a night at
Masindi Hotel/ Kabalega safari resort.

Day 17: Masindi- Kampala 
After breakfast, we head back to Kampala where we shall drop you at your accommodation.

Day 18: Departure today.
Choose to go souvenir shopping and we shall later drop you at the international air port