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Bird Watching and Primates Uganda Safari (11 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2498 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3648 US Dollar (USD)

This Primates and birding safaris takes you to Uganda's forests with the highest concentrations of primates as well as specialty birds. Kibale Forest, has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is known for its record as one of the most biologically-rich forests in Africa and the fact that it has Africa's number one birding spot for 2011 as by the African Bird Club.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival. Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to the Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, we bird Entebbe botanical Gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
Overnight at Boma Guest House/Entebbe Travellers Inn (Full Board).

Day 2: Birding to Kibale Forest National Park. Have breakfast then bird to Kibale Forest National Park. We will have several stops on the way if we are to increase our chances of see a number of the beautiful birds along, and probably a number of primate species. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full Board).

Day 3: Birdwatching and Primates Trek. Today bird in the forest for the Green-breasted Pitta other species will include; Brown Illadopsis, Brown-capped Weaver, Brown-chested Alethe, Black-headed Oriole, African Emerald Cuckoo, African Green-pigeon, Black-crowned Tchagra, African Wood Owl, African/Rwenzori/Abyssinian Hill-Babbler, Alpine Swift, Ashy Flycatcher, Barn Swallow, Black Bee-eater, Black Cuckoo, Black Cuckoo-shrike, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Black-and-white Mannikin, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher, Black-billed Turaco, Black-billed Weaver, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, African Dusky Flycatcher, Black-headed Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, African/Western Citril, Black-throated Apalis, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Blue-throated Roller, African Blue Flycatcher, Bocage' Bush-shrike, Bronze Mannikin, Zebra Waxbill, Bronze Sunbird, and many more.

Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full Board). Day 4: Birding and Chimpanzee tracking. As the most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale has a well-established Chimpanzee-tracking program with a high success rate. Other primates among the 13 recorded here to look out for will include; Guereza Colobus, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L'Hoest's Monkey, Galagos, Potto, Bush Babies, Red-tailed Monkeys and the others. In the evening, a nocturnal primates walk will be available. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full Board).

Day 5: Bird Sebitore and Bigodi Swamp. This morning we bird the sebitore sector of Kibale Forest National Park for the Joyfull Greenbul and a number of other species and Bigodi swamp for the Papyrus endemics and water birds, in the afternoon. In Bigodi we expect the Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, just to mention but a few. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full Board).

Day 6: Birding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After an early breakfast, we bird to western Uganda for the birding experience in Africa’s No. 1 birding Spot. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to over a half of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas and is home to a number of nocturnal and diurnal Primates thus expect an excellent adventure. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full Board).

Day 7: Birding and Gorilla Tracking. There are less than 800 mountain gorillas in the whole world. Uganda is home to more than a half of these beautiful, majestic gentle giants and yet endangered apes. Therefore, Gorilla tracking in Uganda is a must experience not to be missed. Bwindi impenetrable forest habituates families of mountain gorillas along with other species of primates for example, Chimpanzees, Colubus monkeys, Olive baboons, name it.

Today, Gorilla tracking and if successful early, we bird the rest of the day for species like, the Black Bee-Eater, Dusky Tit, Brown-caped Weaver, the Yellow-billed and yellow-spotted Barbets, the African and Black-and-white Shrike Flycatchers, Common Stonechat, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Apalises, Equatorial Akalat, Slaty Flyacatcher, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Black-throated Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Grey Apalis, Chestnut-throated Apalis, the Olive-green and Grey-backed Camaropteras, White-chinned Prinnia, Green Hylia, Short-tailed Warbler, White-tailed Antithrush, Cape Wagtail, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Grauer's Rush Warbler, White-browed Crombec, the list is long. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full Board).

Day 8: Birding Ruhija. Today we bird Ruhija in search for the darling African Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Strange Weaver, Shelley’s and Dusky Crimson-wings, Striped-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, White-browed Crombec, White-napped Raven, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Sharp’s Starling, Mountain masked and Rwenzori Apalises and many more. Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge/Trekkers Tavern (Full Board).

Day 9: Birding Mubwindi. Whole day birding Mubwindi Swamp. We look out for the Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Brown-capped warbler, Black-billed weaver, Black-necked weaver, Red-headed Malimbe, Grey-headed Sparrow, Waller's Starling, Stuhlmann's starling, Montane Oriole, Many Coloured Bush-shrike, Bocage's Bush-shrike, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Pink-footed Puffback, Ludher's Bush-shrike, Doherty`s Bush-shrike, Mountain Illadopsis, Rwenzori Nightjar. Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge/Trekkers Tavern (Full Board).

Day 10: Birding to Kampala. After breakfast, we bird to Kampala. End of our Safari.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Please note: The given prices are based on shared occupancy in standard accommodation.

Price Includes:
- Vehicle and fuel costs
- English-speaking Driver/Guide
- Gorilla Permits
- Chimpanzee Permits
- Nature Walk Fees
- Park entrance fees
- All birding spots Entrance Fees
- Site Guides Fees
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water throughout.

P{rice Excludes:
- Laundry fees
- Drinks in Bars
- Tips
- Entry visas
- Airport taxes
- Telephone calls
- Airfares to Uganda.

About This Supplier
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Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012
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