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Bird Watching in Uganda's Rain Forests (10 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Rainforest  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1986 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3068 US Dollar (USD)

Forest Reserves tend to be smaller and more widely scattered than other categories of protected areas. There are over 700 Forest Reserves, which include almost all vegetation-types in Uganda, not just forests. A forestry policy, which placed emphasis on the role of forestry in protection of the environment, was first adopted in 1929. Forest Reserves were then established to protect environmentally sensitive mountain-catchment areas and reserves of timber and other forest products for sustained utilization. Reservation began in 1900, but the majority of the reserves were designated in 1932.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival for Uganda Rain Forests Birding Tour.
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. Dinner and Overnight at Rain Forest Lodge Mabira.

Day 2: Uganda Birding Tour to Mabira Forest.
This is the biggest forest reserve closest to the city center. It boosts of a 315 bird species record with 74 of the 144 species of the Guinea–Congo Forests biome that occur in Uganda. Search for Nahan’s Francolin which is an IUCN Red list’ endangered species, Cassin's Hawk-eagle, White-spotted Flufftail, Afep Pigeon, Grey Parrot, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Sabine's Spinetail, Cassin's Spinetail, Blue-throated Roller, African Dwarf Kingfisher, White-bellied Kingfisher, Forest Woodhoopoe, African Pied Hornbill, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Speckled Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Green-breasted Pitta, African Shrike-flycatcher, Jameson'sand Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Forest Robin, Fire-crested Alethe, Red-capped Robin-Chat, the Speckle-breasted, Yellow-crested, Brown-eared, and the Buff-spotted Woodpeckers, Cassin's Honeyguide, Red-tailed Bristlebil among others. Dinner and overnight at Rain Forest Lodge Mabira .

Day 3: Uganda Birding Safari to Budongo Forest.
Today, we bird to Budongo Forest which has a prolific birdlife with two species of birds not found elsewhere in East Africa: 10 of the 22 species of the Sudan–Guinea Savannah biome and 93 of the 144 species Guinea–Congo Forests biome that occur in Uganda. We carry packed lunch along. Overnight at Masindi Hotel/New Court View Hotel .

Day 4: Birding Budongo Forest in Uganda.
We bird the marvelous Royal mile and several other trails for the whole day. We look for the Puvel’s Illadopsis and Nahan’s Francolin other special birds include; the Yellow-billed Barbet, Grey-throated Barbet, Honeyguide Greenbul, Chocolate–backed Kingfisher, White-headed Saw-wing, White Wagtail, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec, African Moustached Warbler, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, African Citril, African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Bronze Mannikin, Black-billed Bluebill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Northern Puffback, Black-headed Gonolek, Tropical Boubou, Isabelline Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more. Overnight at Masindi Hotel/New Court View Hotel.

Day 5: Birding Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Birdwatching Spots.
Overnight at Masindi Hotel/New Court View Hotel .

Day 6: Uganda Birding Trip to Semliki National Park - Bird Watching Uganda.
Semliki harbours a large number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa and these include some of the continent's most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honey guide Black-wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail, 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 .

Days 7-8: Semliki forest and the Kirumiya trail- Uganda Birding Safaris.
Being one of the richest for both flora and fauna in Africa most especially birds, we bird the place for two days. We aim at a record of 400 species including; the African Piculate, 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, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Black Saw-wing, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Long-tailed Hawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Grant’s Bluebill, Afep Pigeon, Blue-headed Coucal, Bates’s Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Cassin’ Spinetail, Sabine’s Spinetail, White-bellied Kingfisher, Shinning-blue Kingfisher, Gabon Woodpecker, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, Black-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, just to mention but a few. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge/ Vanilla Hotel .

Day 9: Birding to Kampala.
Have breakfast and with packed lunch, bird to Entebbe for the Last Night.

Day 10: End of Birdwatching Safari - Departure.

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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

Price Excludes:
- Laundry fees
- Gorilla Trekking Permits
- Chimpanzee Trekking Permits
- Drinks in Bars
- Tips
- Entry visas
- Airport taxes
- Telephone calls
- Airfares to Uganda.

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

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

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