7 Days Uganda Birding Safari

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Uganda Birding Safari Adventure – Botanical Gardens, Mabamba Swamp, Mburo & QENP

Overview

This 7 day Uganda birding safari starts at the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe, takes you to Mabamba Swamp around Lake Victoria for the shoebill and to Lake Mburo that attracts species from Northern Tanzania. The safari concludes with birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park with the biggest birding checklist ever recorded in any game reserve.

Safari Highlights

  • Birding in Botanical gardens in Entebbe
  • Birding in Mabamba swamp
  • Birding in Lake Mubro National Park
  • Birdingin Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Kampala to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will bird around Entebbe area. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel of your reservation.

Day 2: Birding in Entebbe
You will after breakfast go for a whole day birding around the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe for a variety of Sun birds, Weavers, king fishers and other water birds. Time allowing you will extend to bird Lutembe Beach for Black Herons and a variety of Terns, Gulls and others (this depends on season). You will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Birding in Mabamba swamp and travel to Lake Mburo Park
You will transfer to Mabamba swamp after breakfast for the Shoe bill, Purple Gallinule, African and Lesser Jacanas plus other water birds after which we set off westwards to Lake Mburo with lunch and birding en-route. Dinner and overnight will be at Mantana Tented Camp or the Bandas.

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Lake Mburo Camp/ Arcadia Cottages
  • Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Rock
  • Budget: Eagles Nest Camp
  • Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 4: Birding and game drive in Lake Mburo National park
You will after your breakfast go birding for the Brown-chested Plover (this is there between June and December), Red-faced Barbet and later have a game drive to see the Zebra, Eland, Topis, Impalas and some other game. After lunch you will go for an afternoon boat ride in search for the African Fin foot. You will have dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp or the Bandas.

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Lake Mburo Camp/ Arcadia Cottages
  • Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Rock
  • Budget: Eagles Nest Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Boat launch and birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, arriving in time for a unique launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see Hippos, Crocodiles, water birds like the African Spoonbill, Pin Tailed Whydah African skimmer (seasonal) and many others. Overnight and Dinner will be at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Camp.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge 
  • Mid-range moderate:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge 
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Continuation of birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Whole day birding in search for Savanna birds like the Temminck’s Courser, Martial Eagle, Rupell’s Griffon Vulture and many others, afternoon bird the crater area. Overnight and dinner will be at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Camp.

  • Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge   
  • Mid-range moderate: Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Travel to Kampala
After breakfast you will drive back to Kampala and later transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Birding
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Boat launch
  • Game drive
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

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