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7 Day Birdwatching Tour in Uganda

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2300 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

Uganda a bird watcher's paradise is a land locked small country with over 1000 species of Birds. In terms of size 236,578 sq km, Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa. It has almost half the species known on the African continent and over 10% of those are recorded throughout the entire world. With excellent infrastructure, a great diversity of wetland, savannah and forest birds, including 29 of the 43 Albertine rift endemics, Uganda owes a visit in a lifetime. The people of Uganda are among the most hospitable in Africa. They are arguably the best hospitable in East Africa.

Itineraries have been made for those willing to stay for either 7 or 14 days birding Uganda and are led by experienced bird guides. However we can arrange other itineraries to suit your holiday as soon as you inform us. You will travel in 4 WD vehicles throughout your bird watching in Uganda.

Day 1: Arrival/Birding in Botanical Gardens, Entebbe. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to Hotel Lake Victoria. (Birders who arrive in the early hours of the day will have a welcome birding afternoon around Entebbe Botanical gardens).Includes: (D).

Day 2: Birding at Heritage Trail. Early morning birding at Heritage trail 10km north of Entebbe. The local bird guides established this trail early 2000. Over 170 species have been recorded. Serious birders may record 110 birds in a single count. So far the local guides have recommended this trail to be the best birding sport nearest to Kampala and Entebbe. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Birding in Mpigi Swamp and Mabamba Swamp. After an early breakfast, drive to Mabamba swamp 50 km west of Kampala. Stop en route in Mpigi swamp for papyrus rarities. Open your eyes for a white winged warbler, papyrus gonolek, yellow backed weaver, northern brown-throated weaver, blue-headed coucal, and other swamp specialties. Continue to Mabamba swamp. Overnight Cassia Lodge, Kampala. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Birding towards and in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Depart early in the morning for Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) as you bird en route. Stop at Mbarara for lunch. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birding in the park begins early in the morning on the open savannah. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy birding Kazinga Channel on the boat, which joins lake Edward and lake George. Return to the Mweya Safari Lodge for Dinner and overnight stay. Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. After an early breakfast, visit the bird hide near the hotel. Check out at 10:00am for Lake Mburo National Park. Your drive is punctuated with several stops to see the barefaced go away bird, crowned plover, watt led lapwing, southern red bishop, variable sunbird, African harrier hawk, larks and many others. Enjoy the fabulous long horned Ankole cattle as you bird. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented camp at the edge of Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy free songs of the morning dove, deidrick cuckoo, grey-capped warbler, black-headed weaver, etc. Overnight Mantana tented camp, Lake Mburo National Park. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park/Entebbe. Leave at dawn to get the African fin foot at Lake Mburo before it disappears into the papyrus beds floating on the lake. Look out for the brown chested lapwing, lilac breasted roller, carmine bee-eaters, black bellied bustard, helmeted guinea fowl, handsome francolin, rufous napped lark, vultures, eagles, kites and the like. Transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure. Included: (B), (L).

Supplemental Tour Information:
The best time for birding in Uganda is recommendable during the rains when there is a lot of activity in the wild. This is March April to May then September to November. This is a 7 days trip to Albertine Rift region. 2 days traveling to and fro. 2 days birding Buhoma, 2 days birding Ruhija, and 1 optional day for gorilla tracking. An early booking preferably a minimum of 3 - 6 months in advance puts us in a better position for satisfactory services. Birders interested only in birding the Albertine Rift Endemics can also inform us in time. A special itinerary for this group has also been made for you.

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

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Expert leadership
- Accommodations
- Meals as noted
- Airport transfers
- Park fee and sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
- Ground transportation.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare or flights of any kind
- Meals not noted on the itinerary
- Insurance of any kind
- Visas
- Excess baggage charges
- Airport taxes
- Items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Our company is formed and run by indigenous Ugandans. Our staff have worked with the leading tour operators in Uganda and have extensive hands-on knowledge and experience in planning, coordinating and running itineraries. The company was formed with an objective of serving the traveling individuals, especially those...

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