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24 Days 23 Nights
Uganda
Min Age : 10+
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24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari

24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari: The 24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari will take Uganda to all best birding spots in Uganda with Uganda counting of the 50% of bird count and 10% of world’s total count.

24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari-Umarella Voyage sfaris
The famous Shoebill bird of Uganda

Kinds of birds in the country

These popular endemics should include, the vulnerable Grauer’s Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe.

Dusky Crimson-wing, Strange Weaver, Stuhlmann’s Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Apalis, Black-faced Apalis, Kivu Ground Thrush, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Turaco, Archer’s Robin-chat, Handsome Francolin and the almost impossible Shelley’s Crimson-wing.

We bird North to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park the home to the Green-breasted and thirteen species of primates, Semuliki Valley for the Unique Guinea-congo Forest biome specialities, Murchison Falls National park for more Savannah residents and Budongo forest for the Ituri extension species.

This tour of 24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari will cover a multitude of habitats from lush rainforests, to wild savannahs, to wetlands and swamps. Panoramic scenic views and arguably the finest on the continent, and a mind-blowing mammal experience awaits.

Highlights of the 24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari 

  • Arrival Day
  • Mabamba Birding Swamp and lake Mburo National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Go to Mgahinga Girilla National Park
  • Full Day’s Birding Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Do the Birding in Ruhija Sector of Bwindi
  • Have your Birding in Mubwindi Swamp
  • Birding in Buhoma Sector or Bwindi impenetrable national Park
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Gorilla Park
  • Transfer from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National park
  • Full Day Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Transfer to Kibale National park
  • Optional Activity Chimpanzee Tracking and Burding
  • Extent  to Semuliki National park
  • Wole Day Birding in Semuliki National park
  • Morning Birding and afternoon transfer to Fort portal
  • Continue Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • A Full Day Birding Murchison Falls national park
  • Birding to Budongo Forest via Kaniyo Pabidi
  • Continue Birding in  Budongo Forest
  • Proceed from Budongo forest to mabira Forest
  • Again do Birding in Mabira Forest
  • End of the Birding Tour and Departure

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY

Full itinerary of the 24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari 

Today on your arrival at Entebbe international airport. Get welcomed by our safari guide from Umarella Voyage Safaris.  The guide awaits for you at the airport and drive you at booked hotel in Kampala or Entebbe.

DAY 2:TRANSFER TO MABAMBA BIRDING SWAMP AND LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

 Have breakfast early in the morning and meet your driver guide. Proceed to look for the rare and beautiful shoebill stork that resides in this wetland. Meet  other birds like papyrus gonolek and other water bird species with 300 species of birds. Therefore we proceed with our trip to lake mburo national park. Have an en-route lunch at Uganda equator line crossing and have chance to explore souvenir markets around.  Take photos for the lifetime moments and then continue to lake  mburo national park. After reaching, check in to the booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

DAY 3: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

On this day, Rise early in the morning and have breakfast. after breakfast, meet our driver guide to check in the park for morning bird watching. Later return at the lodge for lunch and then afternoon head to Lake Mburo for adventure boat cruise. this is giving you another chance to view more bird species you could have missed in the morning. These birds include African finfoot, blue-napped mouse bird, African fish eagle and many more.

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

Today, have relaxed breakfast and checkout of the lodge and meet your guide. The drive is to transfer you to Mgahinga national park. Along the way, meet amazing great views and sceneries of Kigezi highlands known as the Switzerland of Africa

Later, check in to the booked lodge and for relaxation and dinner and overnight

DAY 5: FULL DAY’S BIRDING MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

lets today wake up early morning and go for birding in the montane vegetation of the park. This park is with the most bird species being the montane habitats. Such birds iclude, Rwenzori Turaco, Dwarf honeygude, Kivu Ground thrush. Meet also the Rwenzori double collared, mountain yellow wablers and many more bird species

Ater a tiresome day,return to the lodge for lunch and take the rest of the day at the lodge

DAY 6: BIRDING IN RUHIJA SECTOR OF BWINDI

This is the mixture of nature walk and birding in Ruhija sector of bwindi impenetrable national park. Remember the sector is gifted with different bird species like Rwenzori batis, White browed crombe, white napped raven and purple breasted sunbird. More birds include African green broadbill, handsome francolin, mountain masked, Rwenzori Apalises and many more

DAY 7: BIRDING IN MUBWINDI SWAMP

Still nestled in the African rain forest is Mubwindi swamp. We are looking out for the white tailed flycatcher, grey headed sparrow and black necked weaver. Continue looking for the red-headed Milambe,  pink footed puffback and montane oriole. More so, look for Waller’s starling, mountain illadopsis, Rwenzori nightjar and many more

DAY 8: BIRDING IN BUHOMA SECTOR OF BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

This sector is where the headquarters of bwindi impenetrable national park are located.  On this day,  wake up early morning to lake for the albertine endemics and most of the forest species. Find many others including  include Brown caped weaver, yellow billed, and yellow spotted barbet. Get also to see African and black and white flycatcher, common stonechat, brown-throated.  Today conclude with chestnut wattle –eyes and many more

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI GORILLA PARK

In the world we have 800 mountain gorillas with half of the world’s total count found in Uganda with in bwindi impenetrable national park. You will have relaxed breakfast and meet your guide you will take you to the briefing point by the ranger guide who leads to different trails to meet with the gentle apes in close ranger and this one of the lifetime and adventure memories of your safari.

You will return to the lodge after spending 1 hour with gorilla and take the rest of the day at the lodge.

DAY 10: TRANSFER FROM BWINDI TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Today you will have relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge and  transfer to queen Elizabeth national park  with en-route birding and animal viewing along the  savannah part of queen Elizabeth national park in the  remote sector of Ishasha commonly known for tree climbing lions

DAY 11: FULL DAYS EXPLORE QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

 

Early in the morning we leave with the warm cup of coffee/tea and meet your guide to go for morning game drive to look for more savanna species of birds and then return to the lodge for breakfast and relax until lunch. Immediately after your relaxed lunch you will drive to go for afternoon boat cruise to look for species of  birds along Kazinga channel that you could have missed in the morning and this channel is mostly full of water birds like  black winged stilt, great white and pinked pelican, saddle billed stork, yellow billed stork, pied kingfisher , African wattled lapwing, African skimmer, cattle egrets and little egrets, hammerkop, sacred ibis and hadada ibis  and many with queen Elizabeth national park totaling to over 600 species of birds.

DAY 12:TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

After relaxed breakfast you will check out of the lodge and transfer to Kibale forest national park along the way expect to see yellow mantled widowbird the black and black-winged red bishop, common bulbul, all species of doves, pigeons and many more

DAY 13&14: OPTIONAL ACTIVITY CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND BIRDING

We bird here for two full days in search of darling green breasted pitta and more forest species like brown illadopsis, brown capped weaver, and African green pigeon, great blue Turaco in Bigodi wetland, African emerald cuckoo, and African wood owl among others

DAY 15: TRANSFER TO SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK

You will have relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge meet your guide to transfer to Semuliki national park with en-route birding and then check in to the booked lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge  until dinner and overnight.

DAY 16: FULL DAY BIRDING IN SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK

Semuliki national park is one of the best birding spots in Uganda and it is known for central African species which cannot be seen anywhere else in east Africa yet their some continents most specular and most sought after birds such as long tailed hawk, Congo serpent eagle, lyre- tailed honeyguide, black-casqued wattled hornbill, Nkulengu rail, and other species like swamp palm bulbul, spotted Greenbul, white-starred robin, lowland akalat, red throated alethea among others

DAY 17: MORNING BIRDING AND AFTERNOON TRANSFER TO FORT PORTAL

The earlier session of this day will be spent in the forest looking for species missed previous day and after head to fort portal for the night.

DAY 18: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Today is long day, we will be driving through an escarpment towards the Murchison falls national park. Look out for birds like yellow –rumped and yellow-fronted tinker bird, foxy cisticola and many more.

DAY 19: FULL DAY BIRDING MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Today, we shall wake up early in the morning and go for game drive, a chance to a lot of wildlife but most importantly, keep your eye pealed for the giant, pied, malachite, stripped, chestnut-bellied, blue-breasted, woodland and African pygmy kingfisher and many others like African fish eagle

Return to the lodge for full breakfast and relax until lunch and then evening go for boat ride on the bottom of the falls while searching for species like elusive shoebill stork, little grebe, great white and pink-backed pelican; saddle billed stork and many others species.

 

DAY 20: BIRDING TO BUDONGO FOREST VIA KANIYO PABIDI

We leave the park birding and head to Uganda’s biggest forest reserve second most important birding area after Semuliki national park. We bird through Kaniyo Pabidi for some hours and then head to booked hotel in Masindi

 

DAY 21: BIRDING BUDONGO FOREST

Today, we bird Budongo forest which has prolific birdlife with two species of birds not seen elsewhere in east Africa .10 of 22 species of the Sudan –guinea savannah biome and 93 of the 144 species guinea-Congo forest biome that occur in Uganda.

We bird through the amazing Royal mile and several other trails for the full day as we look for many different bird species that reside here

 

DAY 22: TRANSFER FROM BUDONGO FOREST TO MABIRA FOREST

Wake up with relaxed breakfast and checkout of the lodge to transfer to Mabira forest with en-route lunch in Kampala capital city of Uganda and then proceed to eastern route to Mabira forest checking in to the booked lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

DAY 23: BIRDING IN MABIRA FOREST

This is the biggest reserve closest to the city center and its boosts of 315 species of birds with 74 0f 144 species of Guinea- Congo forest biome occur in Uganda.

You will have a chance to view a lot of species of birds

 

DAY 24: END OF THE BIRDING TOUR AND DEPARTURE

You will have relaxed breakfast as you wait for the departure flight time to transfer at the airport for departure

 

End of your 24-Days Birding And Wildlife Safari

Thank you for traveling with Umarella voyage safaris

Inclusions & exclusions

Price Includes
Most meals are included (local restaurants and hotels). All accommodation, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as ‘visited’ in the detailed itinerary, including 2 gorilla permits. Gratuities for driver-guides, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving/late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Price Excludes
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, one lunch, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as ‘optional’. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, visas, and locally payable departure taxes.

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