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 Traveller Inn (Full Board).
Day 2: Birding to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Today, we bird to Kisoro in western Uganda for the birding experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is the country’ most scenic protected area. Overnight at Travellers Rest Inn (Full Board).
Day 3: Birding Mgahinga. We bird through a variety of Montane habitats, In search for the Rwenzori Turaco, Dwarf Honeygude, Kivu Ground Thrush, Rwenzori Double-collared, Regal and the Purple-breasted Sunbirds, Archer`s Robin chat, The cinnamon Bracken and Mountain Yellow Warblers, the Dusky and much Sought after Shelley’s Crimson-wing and many more. Overnight at Travellers Rest Inn (Full Board).
Day 4: Birding to Ruhija. Today we bird Ruhija in search of the darling African Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Strange Weaver, Shelley’s and Dusky Crimson-wings, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, White-browed Crombec, White-naped 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 5: Birding Mubwindi. As we bird 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 6: Birding to Buhoma. As we bird to Buhoma, we look out 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, just to mention but a few of the forest species. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full Board).
Day 7: Birding and Optional Gorilla Trekking at Buhoma. 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. To be certain of going gorilla tracking, it is a must you buy a permit which is issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at USD 500 only. It is our duty to arrange this for you if you are interested in this memorable activity.
At Buhoma, we look out 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: Bwindi-Mountain Rwenzori National Park. This day, we start early after breakfast, carry packed lunch and bird to Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Overnight at Hotel Margherita (Full Board).
Day 9: Birding Mountain Rwenzori National Park. We start early and search for the special Rwenzori birds that will include; Bamboo warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird, Rwenzori Hill-Babbler, Rwenzori Nightjar the Abyssinian, Red-faced, Dusky and Shelley's Crimsonwings, Rwenzori Batis, Grey Apalis, Woodhouse Antipecker, Stripe-breasted Tit, Cassin's Hawk-eagle, Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike, Banded Prinia, Willcock’s Honeyguide, Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher, Sooty Flycatcher and many more. Overnight at Hotel Margherita (Full Board).
Day 10: Birding to Semliki Valley National Park. Today morning, we bird Rwenzori NP for more species possibly missed the previous days and later proceed to Semliki Valley National Park. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge | Vanilla Hotel (Full Board).
Day 11 & 12: Birding Semliki Valley NP. In Semliki, we bird the Kirumia trail and the forest in general. We look out for a number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa yet are some of the continent's most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, the Black-Casqued Wattled, Piping, Red-billed Dwarf, and White-crested Hornbills, the Nkulengu Rail, and other species; Blue Swallow, White-throated Blue Swallow, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Spotted Greenbul, White-starred Robin, Lowland Akalat, Red-throated Alethe, Fire-crested Alethe, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Red-eyed Puffback, White-tailed Robin-Chat, Northern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Capped Wheatear, Common Stonechat, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, Oberlaender’s Ground-Thrush, Grey Ground-Thrush, Little Grey Greenbul, Toro Olive Greenbul, Mountain Greenbul, Yellow-throated Nicator, Western Nicator, just to mention but a few. There is a single, unconfirmed report of the globally threatened Lesser Kestrel. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge | Vanilla Hotel (Full Board).
Day 13: Birding Semliki to Kampala. Have breakfast and bird to Kampala. End of safari.
Please note: The given prices are based on shared occupancy in standard accommodation.
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