Tailor-made Uganda Birding Safari

DAYS: 6| COUNTRY: UGANDA | FROM US$1,150 PP

Uganda has a remarkable avian diversity (over 1000 species) attributed to its location between the East African savannah, West African rainforests and semi-desert of the north. Discover birders paradise in Uganda on the 6 Day Uganda Birding Safari that takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi—both spectacular places for bird watching.

Birding

Day 1

Arrival

You will be welcomed by a representative of Myler Africa Safaris and be transferred to your hotel in Entebbe. If you jet in early, you’ll take a short trip through Mabamba Swamps on Lake victoria to catch a glimpse at the elegant shoebill stork and other fabulous birds in the area. You might also spend the afternoon at UWEC, home to captive animals and over 170 species of birds. This includes 7 species of weavers, such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver and Orange Weaver, etc.

Accommodation: Zika Forest Cottages
Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

From Kampala, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way, we’ll pass by the Ugandan equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. After lunch in Mbarara, we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley. Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will enjoy an evening game drive before you check-in at the accommodation in the park.

Accommodation: Katara Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (en route), Dinner

Day 4

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

We depart from Queen Elizabeth with some game and bird viewing on our way out and proceed to the area that is often referred to as “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Here you will find Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders. On a bright day, you might even see the beautifully shaped volcano Mount Muhavura. Upon arrival at the “Lake of the small birds,” a motorboat awaits you for transport to Bushara Island.

Accommodation: Birdnest Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (en route), Dinner

Day 5

Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you can hire a canoe and explore the surroundings of the water surface. Drift quietly to the several small islands and enjoy the rich birdlife. Return for lunch and then take on a Bird Walk in Mukoni Village. Pass small farms and enjoy the spectacular view as you look out for many birds. Generally, 40 to 50 different species may be seen on this walk, including the African Hobby, Black Kite, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet-chested, Bronze and Red-chested Sunbirds, White-headed Saw-wing etc.

Accommodation: Birdnest Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Entebbe Airport

Day 5

Transfer back to Entebbe

After breakfast, we return towards the capital city, with lunch en route. The drive takes about 7 hours but runs through beautiful countryside. Arrival in Entebbe late in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Zika Forest Cottages
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (en route), Dinner

End of tour

You’ll be dropped off at the airport. Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost if you desire to stay another night.

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Highlights

  • You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Bunyonyi near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 
  • Mid-range tour—uses lodges and tented camps.
  • Private tour or group tour—can be taken alone or with a group of griends.
  • Can start any day—If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Activities—game drives, bird watching
  • Getting around—pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Included

  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Gorilla Permit (US$600 pp)
  • Driver & Guide Fees

How it works?

  • 1 Describe your dream trip
  • 2 A travel consultant will help curate your experience
  • 3 Confirm & start packing
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