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15 Days Uganda Birding Experience

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Uganda surely a voice in the eco-tourism, among the attractions Uganda boasts of is the primates, abundant game birds and the scenic beauty. On safari we shall take you to explore Uganda’s wildlife and also some of the authentic sites like Murchison fall. During  these two weeks, you gets to see different species of birds both forest, savannah ,wetlands and water birds ,also see big five ,track gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and chimpanzee expeditions in their natural environment of kibale forest  for encounter of life time , with wild but habituated chimps. You visit Queen Elizabeth and muchasion falls national park and all through the journey you will experience lots of unique geographical features and scenic allure, plus a great deal of diverse cultures.

DETAILED ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DAY

Arrivals at Entebbe international airport or any of uganda’s border points in busia, malamba, elegu, mutukula, katuna etc you will be welcomed by our representatives who will drive at booked accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight on your first day with us

Day 1: Pick up from place of accommodation and transfer to Bwindi national park

Early in the morning weak up with served breakfast and depture to bwindi impenetrable national park and pass via the Ankole masaka dry collider of lake Mburo national park and have stop over at hotel triangle in mbarara for lunch and then continue to  Bwindi and while taking Ntugamo, Rukungiri route and then check in to the booked lodge and rest have dinner and overnight

Day 2: Gorilla experience in Bwindi

These is one of the highlight of your safari, meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi impenetrable national park , expects to walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain over head, before you encounter gorillas. But you will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest .unique and unforgettable experience and bird watching and sights and sounds in the forest. Dinner and overnight at lodge booked

Day 3: Bwindi to queen Elizabeth National Park

After calm break meet and greet your guide representative who will transfer you to queen national park by road. The southern sector of this protected game reserve is called ishasha sector and for a 2 hour driver .check in and enjoy lunch at the lodge before going on the game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions and overnight at ishasha jungle lodges

Day 4: explore Queen Elizabeth national park

In the morning another game drives to find lions and their prey. We depart to the southern part and lead towards the mweya peninsula with agama driver En route. Have lunch at the lodge while overlooking kazinga channel, the natural channel that connects Lake Edward and George.

In the afternoon take on boat cruise along kazinga channel. Inclusive of snacks and drinks on the boat, will be able to see abundant of birdlife that are sighted, elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that cooling off at the shores. The cruise will be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at booked lodge

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth to kibale forest national park

After the calm breakfast we will depart the national park heading towards fort portal.

Fort portal rest in the shadow of the tabled mountain of the moon and famous for having many tea plantations, from this lovely town we will continue to kibale national park while passing to the regions of crater lakes. Here we will explore some small lakes before .heading to our accommodation for night dinner and over night at primate lodge kibale

Day 6: kibale forest and bigodi swamp

The forest open its doors  for sensational chimp tracking ,forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in east Africa .enjoy the guided nature in the tropical rain forest in search of wild chimps ,red-tailed monkeys, black and white Columbus monkeys and many others. After lunch transfer to bigodi swamp for birding and primate watch the home of great blue turaco and  which is initiated through the community and famous for the many species of birds and primates with welcoming local guides of KAFRED dinner and overnight at primate lodge kibale

Day 7:  kibale forest to Murchison falls national park

After breakfast check out of the lodge  and the depart to Murchison falls national park passing via hoima, masindi  and reach Para safari lodge check in have lunch  and take the rest of the because of the long journey while enjoying the sunset have dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 8:  game drive and boat ride

After breakfast  with the game drive on the bank of the Nile with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest different and different species of birds like shoe bile stork and cattle egrets . In the afternoon the safari will continue with the boat cruise on the Nile for the game viewing at the close quarter. Dinner and overnight at Park 

Day 9: Murchison to kidepo valley national park

wake up early in the morning with a heavy breakfast prepared for journey to kidepo valley national park Uganda’s second biggest national park, we shall pass via gulu town and have stopo9ver do some shopping and continue with the journey to the park, you will check in to the booked hotel for lunch and have the rest of the while enjoying the sunset. Dinner and overnight at apoka safari lodge

DAY10: full day game drive

After an early morning breakfast, you shall have game drive where you will be able to see a lot of wildlife like ostrich bird and many others and then in the afternoon will have another numerous game drive to the hot springs

Day 11: Game and community walk

Today, you go for an early morning game drive. Stand chance of seeing agood number of flora and fauna and then return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, will set off for the cultural walk, getting a chance to meet the karamajong people in kapedo and karema. One of the cultural items that you see is the kraals, the grinding stones and many more African crafts which are amazing.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 12 from Kidepo to Jinja the source of Nile

Wake up early in the morning with a served heavy and delicious breakfast and start your journey to Jinja, passing the scenic views of the pain-Upe plains and the great views of Mount Elgon and Sipi falls. Have stopover in Mbale town for lunch at Mbale resort hotel while enjoying the place, after you will proceed to Jinja at the booked hotel check and take the rest of the day

Day 13: boat cruise at the source of Nile and traveling back to Kampala

Early morning after breakfast you will travel to the source of Nile and have boat cruise while enjoying a lot of bird species like pied kingfisher and many others seen while visiting the source of longest river in the world, it’s such memorable moment you will never forget in life time and then after you will driver back to  mabira forest in the evening and check in to the booked lodge

Day 14: morning birding mabira forest and transfer to kampala/Entebbe

Wake up early morning with served breakfast and meet your guides for who will take you for birding and primate experience. Mabira forest is one of the birding areas in Uganda and you have chances of seeing hornbill, great blue turacco,, bea – eaters, and many

Then afternoon transfer to Kampala Entebbe and check in to the booked hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight 

Day 15: birding to Mambaba swamp

After breakfast in the morning you will travel to Mabamba swamp located on the lake Victoria shores of Entebbe with a lot of bird species like the shoebill stork that is easily seen on this swamp, it has marshland channels that habitant for countless bird species and then after you will come lunch and then they you will back for lunch in Kampala or Entebbe at selected accommodation facility

Afternoon relaxations at the lodge as you wait for dinner and overnight 

Departure day

You will relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge where you will be picked and transferred for departure/flight at Entebbe airport or any  border points and dropped for departure

END OF THE SAFARI

Inclusions

  • All meals and accommodations as per the itinerary
  • All transportation both  airport pick and drop
  • Full time English speaking driver guide
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Community visit

Exclusions

  • Airport visas
  • Items of personal nature like phone calls, tips, and many others
  • Activities not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Personal insurance
  • Wines and alcohol expect bottled water