Birding with Access Uganda Tours
14 day Birding Tour
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to your Hotel overnight Hotel in Entebbe or Kampala
Leave Entebbe early in the morning for Mabamba swamp birding enroute, we have a chance to see a variety of weavers on the way, Black headed Oriole, Black Bishop, and many others. In Mabamba swamp, we shall take a hand paddled canoe in search for the majestic Shoebill; here we have a chance to see a variety of water birds like the Purple swampen, Black Crake, Purple and Squacco Herons, Malachite King fisher, to mention but a few. After the swamp we transfer to Lake Mburo lunch and birding enroute, arrive for an evening game drive as you enter park where we have a chance to see a variety of birds overnight in lodge or camp in the park
Morning birding and mammal watching; here we may have a chance to see the Red faced Barbet, Tabora Cisticola and many other acacia associated birds. We may also have a chance to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some other game; after the game drive we go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot then transfer to Bwindi, drive straight to Ruhizha overnight lodge in Ruhizha
Morning trek to Mubwindi Swamp where we may have a chance to see the African Green-broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Caruthers’s Cisticola, Purple-breasted, Blue-headed and Regal Sunbirds. In the late afternoon we bird around the camp for Dusky Twinspot, Luhder’s Bushshrike, Rwenzori Batis to mention but a few.
Transfer to Buhoma, bird the “Neck” enroute where we may have a chance to see the Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Black Bee-eaters, Bronze-napped Pigeon, Many-Coloured Bush-shrike, Cassin’s grey flycatcher and a variety of Albertine rift endemics overnight camp or lodge in Buhoma.
Morning birding Buhoma main trail in search for the Handsome Francolin, Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Olive-Long-tailed Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Neumann’s Warbler, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, White-tailed Flycatcher, and many others.
An early morning trek into Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park with packed lunch led by experienced guides will lead us to a family of mountain gorillas. Tracking the gorillas through the dense mountain forest is a magical experience. You can spend one hour with the gorillas and be back to base! Some gorilla families however, are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. (This is optional)
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park birding enroute, via Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search for tree climbing Lions and birding for a variety of savanna birds and a number of raptors overnight lodge or camp in the park.
Morning game drive through the Kasenyi track and Kob mating grounds in search for savanna birds like the Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Rupell’s Griffon Vulture e.t.c. Of recent the Secretary bird was seen around here, we have a chance to see mammals like the lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Hyena, Giant Forest Hogs, and other game. Afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel believed to host the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa, a variety of migrant birds, Crocodiles.
Drive to Fort portal birding enroute, afternoon we may bird the forest west of Fort portal in search for the Joyful Greenbul, Cassin’s grey flycatcher, African Black Duck, Four coloured Bush shrike and a variety of forest birds or we may bird the Crater area for Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Giant Kingfisher, Yellow bellied Waxbill to mention but a few overnight Hotel in Fort portal or Kibaale forest.
After an early morning breakfast, we walk to Kibaale NP reported to be home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in the world. Thirteen (13) different species have been identified here. We go for Chimp tracking, where we may have a chance to see a variety of other primates e.g. the Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Vervet, L’Hoerst and Red tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Red, Black and white Colobus Monkeys, here we have a chance to bird the Forest in search for the green-breasted Pitta, Western bronze-napped Pigeon, Many-coloured Bush shrike, to mention but a few. Afternoon Swamp walk in Bigodi wetland for the Papyrus endemics and a variety of primates overnight.
After breakfast drive to Murchison Falls NP via the escarpment, birding in search for Foxy Cisticola, Cliff chats, Western Violet-backed Sunbird, and a variety of other bird species camp or lodge in the park
Morning cross with a ferry for a game drive to the Delta for the Shoebill stork and other water birds. Animals we are likely to see include: the Lion, Leopards, Giraffes, Oribis, Hartebeests, Elephants, to mention but a few. Bird here include: the Carmine bee Eaters, Abyssinian ground Hornbills and many others. Afternoon boat ride to the bottom of the falla magical trip through a beautiful scenery; The whole of the 50 meters wide Nile River is forced into a gap only 7 meters wide the immense force of the water and the views of the falls are awe inspiring. Here we may have a chance to see variety water birds, schools of Hippos and Crocodiles. Evening drive to the top of the falls, here we may have a chance to see the Pel’s fishing Owl, Rock Prantincoles, Bat Hawk, we may bird till late as we try looking for the night Jars overnight.
Early morning drive to Kampala via Kaniyo Pabidi birding in search for Puvel’s Illadopsis; we have a chance to see the Rufous sided broadbill and a variety of forest birds, transfer to the airport for your flight. End of our services
Our package prices; accommodations and meals, park entrance fees, boat cruises, vehicle hire with fuel and driver guide, ranger guides fees, guided nature walks, chimp tracking, forest walk fees and swamp walk fees.
Gorilla permits cost US$ 500 per person; these are booked in advance for they are sold on first come first serve basis and only confirmed with cash.
Not included in our package prices are tips, drinks, personal insurance, anything not included in the itinerary. Also not included things of personal nature, e.g. laundry, communication e.t.c.
NB the birds mentioned in the itinerary are most likely to be seen in the places mentioned but typical to bird nature this is not a guarantee.
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