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7 Days of Birdwatching and National Parks of Uganda

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1020 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2546 US Dollar (USD)

The Albertine rift endemic area, which Uganda shares with Congo & Rwanda, holds 28 endemic species of which 26 are found in Uganda. With a national list, Uganda hosts of over 1014 species of birds among which are special birds such as Shoebill and the numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift valley that are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. This is over half of Africa’s bird species hence making it arguably the Richest African birding destination.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival – Upon your arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to a hotel, depending on time of arrival, you will go for a walk through the Botanical gardens located at the shores of Lake Victoria. The gardens are on a large scale natural with lots of fruit trees that are a habitat of fruit eating birds; like the Ross’s Turaco and the Black & White Casqued Hornbill or a optional boat trip to Ngamba island chimp sanctuary which has more than 300 recorded bird species. Return and overnight at the hotel BB.

Day 2: Today you will transfer to Lake Mburo NP, where you will arrive in time for lunch at a tented camp, after lunch you will be going for either for bush walk, birding en route. Lake Mburo has over 40 bird species – both woodland and water birds, some of the common species are the harrier hawk, green pigeon, narina trogn, grey-backed cameroptera and double-toothed barbet. Overnight at the camp FB.

Day 3: Today you may go early for birding along the shore of Lake Mburo, here you will be to see a variety of bird species as the Pied & Malachite kingfisher, Spur-winged Plover, Hamerkop and more .After breakfast you depart for Queen Elizabeth NP. A game drive en route, were you will view Zebra, various antelopes and the rare Eland, you will be birding as you go along. Upon your arrival at Queen Elizabeth park, you will have lunch after which will go for a the afternoon birding, with chances of spotting the African Mourning dove, Grey headed Kingfisher, Lesser masked weaver and the Black headed Gonolek. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Early breakfast then depart for a combined game drive and birding, in QENP there are about 600 bird species recorded, among which is the famous shoebill stork, African fish eagle, martial eagle, papyrus gonolek and more. The game include elephant, various antelopes, hyena, lion, leopard and buffaloes.

The boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, you will go by schools of hippos, elephant and buffalo drinking from the its waters along with the enormous birdlife that the channels habits, you will not miss the Whistling dick, African fish eagle, Pelcans, Herons and many more. Overnight at the lodge. FB.

Day 5: Today you will depart for Kibale NP, the journey through the beautiful landscape bordered by the ranges of Mt Rwenzori from a distance. Lunch will be served at your moderately run hotel in Fort Portal town. This after noon you will go for the swamp walk, were you will birding with an opportunity to see the great blue turaco, White-spotted Flufftail,Blue-headed Coucal, Yellow-billed Barbets and both Green-throated and Green-headed Sunbirds. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: After breakfast, you will go for a forest walk through the Kibale Forest with chances of viewing primates like the vervet monkey, l’hoest monkey, the baboon and mammals like the sitatunga, bush pig and the forest elephants. The Pied Hornbill, Fine-banded Woodpecker, Black & White Flycatcher are among the birds you will get to spot while on the walk. After the walk you will depart for Entebbe, after lunch; a stop for curio shopping if keen, and you be transferred to your hotel the overnight. BB.

Day 7: Depending on the flight time, you may go for a half day birding around Entebbe; otherwise you will be transferred to the airport in time for departure flight.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
- Activities in the areas visited as included
- Transport in a 4x4 land cruiser
- Professional driver guide services
- All park entry fees.

Price Exclude:
- Air tickets
- Visas
- Items of personal nature
- Drinks
- Tips/gratuities and curio shopping.

Optional Extras:
* Chimpanzee trek – Kyambura gorge (optional extra $30.00 p/p)
* Chimpanzee trek – Kibale NP (optional extra $70.00 p/p)
* Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary (optional extra $55.00 p/p).

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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2007

We are based in Uganda, located near Entebbe town about 22 km for the International airport. Our team consists of experienced personnel at different levels handling specific areas, in regard to the clients’ requirements. Sales personnel who are ready to reply to queries, and they provide you with all the necessary...

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