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Expert Uganda Bird Watching Safaris: Uganda Birding Tours & Uganda Ornithological and Gorilla Tracking Trips
ACBU1A: Uganda Classic Birding Safari (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Uganda has an ever increasing reputation as an exceptional destination for bird lovers and this special birding tour will reveal just that. Uganda is home to over 1,500 species of birds and this is a result of the diversity of the country's territory, from the lakes, rivers, mountains, tropical rain forests to the desert land of Karamoja. Uganda's 10 most commonly sought after bird species includes but not limited to; the Shoe bill stork, African green Broadbill, Green-breasted pitta, Nahans francolin, Brown chested pullover, Karamoja Apalis, Black bee eater, Ruwenzori turaco, Red fronted anti pecker, Purcell's illadopsis. AfriChoice operates expert birding safaris to these locations and this specially designed bird-watching safari is suitable introduction to Uganda birding. Learn More >
Here is your day-to-day itinerary for this bird watching trip:

Uganda Classic Birding: Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kampala, UWEC
Morning arrival in Entebbe. Met and transfer to Kampala. This afternoon start by birding at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) a zoologist's center for captive wild animals that has lured over 170 species of wild birds 10 species of Weavers such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver, Golden Backed, Black Necked, Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Baglafect and many others. 5 species of flycatchers Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, African paradise Red bellied etc, raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African Goshawk, African Fish Eagle, African Hobby etc and many more species including captive animals. Proceed to Botanical gardens for another birding experience. Have lunch relax in the evening visit the sewage lagoons. Return for Dinner and Overnight at a City Hotel (BB)

Day 2: Kampala, UWEC + Heritage Trail
Wake up for breakfast and connect to the Heritage trail a 10 minutes drive from the Airport Expect the following species; Brown Crowned Tchargra, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Brown Twin spot, Mustached Warbler, Violet backed Starlings, Yellow bill, Southern Banded Snake Eagle, Great sparrow hawk, Short Toed Snake Eagle, Red Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, and many more. Continue to Lutembe Beach for lunch. Then take on a boat in search for the papyrus Canary, the thousands of Grey Headed Gulls, White Winged black Terns, Papyrus Gonolek, and continue birding to sunset. Return for Dinner and Overnight at a City Hotel (BB)

Day 3: Kampala, Mabamba Swamps
Have an early breakfast and proceed to Mabamba swamps another Important Bird Area (IBA) with a population of about 5 Shoebills. Most of the birding here is done canoeing and other species to be seen may include; Goliath, Purple, long Toed Plover, African water Rail, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Squacco Heron, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, Black Crake, White Faced Whistling Duck, Swamp Moorhen, Allen's Gallinule, African Jacana etc Sitatunga Antelope (swamp Antelope) and many more. Connect to Kampala stop by another swamp which may reveal Yellow Crowned Bishop, Papyrus Gonolek, Weyns Weaver, White winged Warbler, and many more take your packed lunch and continue birding to the evening as you proceed for dinner in Kampala. Return for Dinner and Overnight at a City Hotel (BB)

Day 4: Kampala, Mabira Forests
Arise for breakfast then connect to Mabira forest for an hours drive for forest birding in search or species such as, Yellow whiskered Greenbul, White spotted Fluff tail, Toro Greenbul, Forest Robin, Buff spotted Woodpecker, Grey spotted Woodpecker, Leaf love, Red headed Blue Bill, Yellow spotted Barbet, Grey throated Barbet, Yellow Rumped Tinker bird, Red headed Malimbe, Yellow Throated Tinker bird, Blue Breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy, Shining blue, Woodland Kingfishers, Red tailed Ant Thrush Chestnut Wattle Eye,, Chin spot Batis, Banded Wattle Eye, Yellow mantled, Brown capped, Black Billed, Weyn's Weavers, Purple headed Starling, Violet backed Starling and many more charming species. Have a picnic lunch and continue birding to evening. Return to Kampala for Dinner and Overnight. Return for Dinner and Overnight at a City Hotel (BB)

Day 5: Murchison's Falls
Take breakfast then head for a three hour drive through the Luwero triangle to Murchison falls national park as you expect over 450 species. Take a stop over for a 'leg stretch' which may reveal Olive bellied Bronze and Copper Sun birds, Compact Weaver, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Saddle billed Stork and any others. Head for a stop over in Masindi for lunch. Continue through the park as we bird to the Top of the mighty falls were they drop 45 meters and forces its way through a 7 meter fissure. Rock Pranticoles, a mixed flock of swifts, Africa Pied Wagtail, reptiles such as Red headed Agama continue birding to your accommodation as you wait for Dinner and Overnight at Sambiya River Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Murchison's Falls
Take breakfast and embark on a game drive in search for species such as Chestnut capped Weaver, Silver bird, , Common Drongo, Spotted morning Thrush Bruce's Green Pigeon, Namaqua Dove, White Fronted Black Chat, Black billed Dove, Vinaceous Dove, Carmine Bee-Eater, Red Throated, Swallow Tailed Bee-Eater, Isabelline and Northern Wheatears, Shoebills, Saddle bill, Grey crowned Cranes at the Delta and other game like Roth child's Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, , Elephant, Silver Backed Jackals, Jackson's Hartebeest, Lions, Orbit, Kobs, and many more. Return for lunch and relax as you move on for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls encountering huge Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, and game drinking water birds such as Lesser Jacana, White necked stork, Fulvous whistling Ducks, a variety of Herons, Egyptian Plover, Spur Winged Plover, Rock Pranticoles, Water Thick-Knee among others. Dinner and Overnight at Sambiya River Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Back To Kampala
Take an early morning breakfast and en route around Sambiya River Lodge species such as Tawny Eagle, Martial Eagle, Grey Hornbill, Grey Kestrel, Grey Headed Kingfisher, Helmeted and Crested Guinea fowl, Senegal Coucal may be seen. Embark on a primate walk in the Kanio Pabidi forest a sector of the Budongo forest. Chimps, Black and White Colobus, Red tailed and blue monkeys and lots of Olive Baboons may be seen. Birds like White thighed Hornbills, Great blue and Ross's Turaccos, Black billed Turacco, African Green Pigeons, Afep Pigeons, Nahan's Francolin and Narina's Trogon, may also be seen. Proceed for lunch in Masindi and continue to Kampala for Dinner and Overnight. Those departing tonight will be transferred to the airport for departure.
The rest to proceed to a city hotel dinner and overnight (BB and on own).

NB: Itinerary changes may be made due to local conditions beyond our control.

PRICE GUIDE: 2016-2017 (Uganda Travel Planner)
USD 2195
USD 645
USD 285
USD 2099
USD 645
USD 285
USD 1975
USD 645
USD 285
USD 1899
USD 645
USD 285
ABBREVIATION KEY: NO. Of Pax = NO. Of Participants, USD = U.S. Dollar
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Expert Uganda Bird Watching Safaris: Uganda Birding Tours & Uganda Ornithological and Gorilla Tracking Trips
INCLUDED In Our Bird Watching Safaris in Uganda
Airport Meet and Greet Services with assistance
Complimentary authentic safari hats
All airport transfers with assistance
Free Kampala City Orientation Tour on arrival (Day 00)
Complimentary baggage handling of two pieces per person
Free excess baggage storage in Kampala
Transport in a custom-built 4x4 safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
All park entry fees and a Comprehensive Bird Checklist [Download Copy]
Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
A pair of standard Binoculars in each car (Guests urged to take their own)
Complimentary bottled mineral water on safari and birding drives
Unlimited birding drives and options per day whilst on safari
Services of an English - speaking and professional Safari Driver
Services of an Multi-Lingual and professional Tour Leader*
Membership to AMREF's Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation Services*
NB: Government taxes and levies are EXCLUDED
EXCLUDED In Our Bird Watching Safaris in Uganda
International airfares (unless otherwise stated)
Travel Insurance and Personal Accident Cover (Highly Recommended)
Tourist Entry VISA fees to the specific country of visit
Accommodation whist in Kampala before of after the Uganda Safari
Bird watching gear, such as binoculars, cameras and allied equipment
All expenditure of personal nature such as phone, internet and laundry
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions such as village visits etc
Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, porters, or hotel / lodge staff.
Further Information and Getting Started
At AfriChoice!, we have a wide range of carefully designed birding safaris and trips to explore the diverse bird species in Uganda that will give you a rewarding Bird Watching Adventure. AfriChoice! offers the best opportunity to realize an unforgettable bird watching safari in Uganda. We limit our guests to 4 clients per guide in order to ensure personalised attention to every guest. Your bird watching safari consultant will always be at your assistance should you need a birding safari to Uganda. Kindly DO NOT hesitate to Contact Us >
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