WACTHING UGANDA 17 day/16 nights
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to your Hotel. Depending
on time bird around Entebbe area overnight Hotel.
Morning drive to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork and other water
birds after which drive to Lake Mburo Lunch and birding enroute e.g. at
Kaaku swamp for the Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen
and a variety of water birds overnight Hotel.
Morning birding and mammal watching, bird the grassland for the Brown-chested
Plover (this is there between June and December), Red-faced Barbet here
we shall have the chance to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some
other game, afternoon go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot
overnight Hotel in Mbarara.
Travel to Ruhizha, Bwindi national park birding the “Neck”
for Black bee-eaters, Bronze Napped Pigeon, Many coloured Bushshrike and
many others overnight Institute Guest House.
Trek to Mubwindi swamp for the Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler,
Purple-breasted, Blue headed and Regal Sunbirds overnight Institute Guest
Bird Buhoma for Handsome Francolin, Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Olive Long-tailed
Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Neumann’s Warbler and many other birds
An early morning trek into the forest led by experienced trackers for
Mountain Gorillas. You will be within a meter and spend some time amongst
them after which return to your hotel overnight.
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park birding enroute, arriving for an
afternoon boat ride on Kazinga channel for a variety of water birds, Schools
of Hippos, Crocodiles overnight Hotel.
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, and mammals like the lions, Elephants,
Buffalo, Hyena, Giant Forest Hogs, and other game afternoon game drive
to the crater areas Hotel.
Drive to Fort portal birding enroute, afternoon bird around the crater
lakes overnight Hotel.
Morning chimp tracking and birding Kibale Forest for the African and Green-breasted
Pittas and a variety of forest species afternoon swamp walk for papyrus
endemics and primates overnight Hotel in Fort portal.
After breakfast drive to Murchison Falls NP via Masindi, pass by the top
of the falls for the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rock Prantincoles, Bat Hawk
and a variety of Night Jars overnight Hotel.
Morning cross with a ferry for a game drive to the Delta for the Shoebill
stork and other water birds, animals like the Lion, Leopards, Giraffes,
Oribis, Hartebeests, Elephants, to mention but a few afternoon boat ride
to the bottom of the Falls where we shall see a variety water birds, schools
of Hippos, Crocodiles and the magnificent falls at a close range overnight
Early morning drive to Masindi via Kaniyo pabidi birding for Puvell’s
Illadopsis and a variety of forest birds overnight hotel.
Bird the Royal mile for Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Nahan’s Francolin,
Chocolate-backed and Dwarf Kingfishers, Brown-backed Scrub Robin afternoon
visit Busingiro overnight Hotel.
Bird the escarpment for Foxy Cisticola, Cliff charts Western Violet-backed
Sunbird afternoon bird the main road Ituri Batis, White-spotted Greenbull,
Forest Robin, Narina Trogon and the pond for the Shining Blue King fisher
Drive to Entebbe for your flight birding enroute for the White- crested
End of SAFARI.