UGANDAUnmatched anywhere
Uganda has the greatest variety of primates in the world.

COME BIRDING IN UGANDA

Our 10 day come birding safari in Uganda gives you the opportunity to see for yourself just what a spectacular opportunity Uganda presents to the birder.

From the source of the White Nile on Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Rwenzori Range, the montane forests of the Virungas volcanoes to the desert Plains of Karamoja, Uganda is an equatorial country of astonishing contrasts. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats and this richness is reflected in its ever-burgeoning birdlist of over 1000 species. Amongst these are many special birds such as Shoebill and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley, which are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. The huge birdlist is all the more remarkable given the small size of the country (approximately the size of Great Britain), making it, arguably the richest African birding destination.

1Depart from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park, late afternoon birding at the park entrance, dinner and overnight.
2Full day in Kibale Forest, apart from its amazing birding, it’s home to an astonishing 12 species of primate and provides one of the highest primate densities in the world. Here, on our guided forest walk, we may find families of chimps and red colobus monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. And the birdlife is no less impressive- there are at least 335 species, and over 144 species of butterfly. Kibale with its ancient trees up to 55m in height is a wonderful place to experience at first hand the extraordinary diversity of life in a tropical rainforest. We’ll also have the opportunity of a guided walk through the Bigodi Swamp.
Red-winged Francolin, Red-chested Flufftail, White-naped Pigeon, African Pitta, Joyful Greenbul, Grey-winged Robin, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Grey-throated Flycatcher, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Masked and Black-capped Apalises, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Chestnut-winged Starling, Orange-tufted and Tiny Sunbirds, Grey-headed Olive-back. 335 species

3After an early morning walk in the Mogombe Swamp, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for birding around Lake George and the Mweya Peninsula.
Launch trip on Kazinga Channel, dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge- an upmarket safari lodge in the old style.
Shoebill, Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, African Skimmer, Verneaux’s Eagle Owl, Black Bee-eater, White-tailed Lark, White-winged Warbler, papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary. 550 species

4An early start for the drive to Ishasha through the Maramagambo- Kibgezi area arrive at Ishasha for a late evening walk

Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Bandas Camp Ground

5After an early morning game drive- maybe a chance to see one of the rare tee-climbing lions, travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- a treasure chest of flora and fauna and the richest forest in East Africa. Home to the rare mountain Gorilla, afternoon birding
Lunch dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp
Albertine Rift Endemics- Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis, Collared Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis and Strange Weaver
Other- Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Dusky and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos, Fraser’s Eagle-Owl, Montane (Rwenzori) Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-eater, Willcock’s Honeyguide, Fine-banded and Elliot’s Woodpeckers, Grey-chested and Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Many-coloured Bush-Shrike, Brown-capped Weaver, White-collared Olive-back, Red-fronted Antpecker and Oriole-Finch. 357 species

6Full day birding in the forest
7Full day tour to Ruhija at the Mubwindi Swamp, returning to camp in the evening
8Leave after breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park for dinner and overnight. Here the park’s lovely landscape is complemented by Lake Mburo itself and four smaller lakes, beautiful and tranquil surroundings where you’ll see impala, eland, klipspringer, waterbuck, zebra and buffalo.

9Full day birding at Lake Mburo
After a picnic lunch we’ll take a canoe trip in the afternoon to see kingfisher, heron and other water birds, your guide will keep you a safe distance from the hippos and crocodiles!
African Finfoot, Brown-chested Plover, Southern Ground Hornbill, Spot-flanked, Red-tailed and Black-collared Barbets, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Carruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-billed Oxpecker and Northern Brown-throated Weaver, 315 species

10Morning at leisure, afternoon return to Kampala

Weather

Kampala
June 27, 2017, 11:49 am
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
22°C
current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 70%
wind speed: 2 m/s SSE
sunrise: 6:49 am
sunset: 6:57 pm
 

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