15 DAYS WONDER OF IT ALL BIRDING SAFARI

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15 Days Wonder of it all birding Safari

Safari Overview – 15 Days/ 14 Nights

Discover various bird species on this 15 Days Birding Safari, will take you the way, From Entebbe, Mabamba swamp to the south western and eastern Uganda and across to the River Nile. You will spot many different bird species worth searching for in the Pearl of Africa. Expect different bird species on this safari, even international migrants depending on the season. Enjoy the panoramic scenic views of the landscape, giving you a great opportunity for photography.

Day 1

Safari Overview

Safari Overview

Discover various bird species on this 15 Days Birding Safari, will take you the way, From Entebbe, Mabamba swamp to the south western and eastern Uganda and across to the River Nile. You will spot many different bird species worth searching for in the Pearl of Africa. Expect different bird species on this safari, even international migrants depending on the season. Enjoy the panoramic scenic views of the landscape, giving you a great opportunity for photography.

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, met and great with Ganyana safari driver/guide and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 2

Birding at Mabamba swamp

Birding at Mabamba swamp

After breakfast, head to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork. While looking for the Shoebill, we hope to also see some more African water birds like Yellow-billed Duck, African Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek, Long-toed Lapwing, also chances of the Blue-checked Bee-eater and African Marsh Harrier.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3

Transfer to Kibale for birding

Transfer to Kibale for birding

After breakfast, drive to Kibale National Park. Enjoy a scenic through the beautiful and geologically fascinating area, past crater lakes. In the afternoon, go to the Sebitoli area for birding Look out for like Red-chested Cuckoo, Great blue Turaco, Lizard Buzzard, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Joyful Greenbul, Masked Apalis, Whinchat, Stonechat, Grey-headed Sunbird, Many coloured Bush-shrikes among other birds. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4

Birding and Chimp trekking

Birding and Chimp trekking

Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, bird species boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc. Look out for birds like Narina Trogon, African Emerald Cuckoo, Grey Parrot, Sabine’s Spinetail, Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, Red-tailed Ant Thrush among other birds and Primates like Blue Monkey, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Varvet Monkey, Red tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among other. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5

Bird Bigodi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bird Bigodi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, proceed to bird the Bigodi swamp. After lunch, head for the drive along the foothills of the mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori Mountains) by Kasese. You will cross the Equator as you get close to Lake Kikorongo. Look out for birds like Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Red-necked Spurfowl, Great blue Turaco, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Kingfishers, Bee eaters, Cuckoos, Lesser Striped Swallows, Black-lored babbler, Grey-backed Shrike, Sunbirds among other birds. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 6

Birding/ Morning game drive at Kasenyi Plains and Boat trip on Kazinga Channel

Birding/ Morning game drive at Kasenyi Plains and Boat trip on Kazinga Channel

Kasenyi plains is a mating ground for Kobs. It hosts a range of wildlife and birds in the grassland and sparsely distributed thickets. We’ll look for birds including; Flappet Lark, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Jackson’s Pipit, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Wattled Lapwing and some birds of prey in the sky. You will take on different tracks, look out for more birds and chances of seeing lions, Kob, elephants, warthogs, buffalos and leopards. In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities like African Skimmer, Common Sandpiper, the amazing African Spoonbill, Three-banded Plover, Pink-backed Pelican and Long-tailed Cormorants to mention but a few.As well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. Later Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:
Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 7

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to bird Imaramagambo area around Lake Nyamusingiri looking out for birds like Pink-backed Pelican, Black Bee Eater, Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue–breasted Kingfisher, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Woodpeckers, Narina Trogon, Apalises, Red-collared Widowbird Honeyguide Greenbul, Snowcapped Robin-Chat among other birds. On a lucky day, you can get an African Finfoot here. Later head back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 8

Transfer to Bwindi for birding

Transfer to Bwindi for birding

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth and look out for mammals like Topi, Uganda Kob, Water Buck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Baboons and others. In the afternoon head out for birding and Look out for birds like Martial Eagle, Francolins, Barbets, Chats, Cuckooshrikes, Sunbirds, Fork tailed Drongo, Larks, Pipits, Weavers, Widowbirds among other birds. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 9

Birding in bwindi forest

Birding in bwindi forest

Breakfast will be served early, Head out for birding, You will look for species like; the Black Bee-Eater, Brown-caped Weaver, Dusky Tit, the Yellow-spotted Barbets, the African Shrike-flycatchers, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Common Stonechat, Alethe to mention but a few of the forest species along the way. In the evening you will enjoy another birding activity around the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 10

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach in the afternoon and enjoy birding. Birding here is a delightful experience, and often one of the highlights of a birding trip to Uganda. Look out for birds like Augur Buzzard, Crested Francolin, Emeraled Spotted Wood Dove, Spot flanked Barbet, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Lailac-breasted Roller, Black-headed Gonolek, Starlings among other birds. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge

Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 11

Birding, game drive and boat trip

Birding, game drive and boat trip

After an early morning breakfast, head out for birding, you will see different bird species like; Red-Faced Barbet a highlight of this destination, the Crested Barbet, Black Cuckoo-shrike, White-winged Black-Tit, African Pipit, Chin-spot Batis, Red-necked Spurfowl, Bataleur, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser. You will also come across animals like Zebras, impalas, elands, elephants among others. In the afternoon you will enjoy a bota trip on Lake Mburo and encounter birds like African Finfoot, the Black Crake, Saddle-billed Stork and the African Wattled Lapwing, White-backed Night-Heron, Grey-capped Warbler and good views of hippos and may be other animals on the shoreline. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge

Mid range: Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 12

Drive to Jinja

Drive to Jinja

After breakfast, we’ll set off on our journey to Jinja, birding en-route, and stopping for lunch before we reach Kampala in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Mid range: 2 Friends Hotel Jinja

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 13

Birding in Mabira Forest and transfer back to Entebbe

Birding in Mabira Forest and transfer back to Entebbe

Breakfast will be served early and head to Mabira forest where we’ll be looking for birds such as White-spotted Flufftail, Great Blue Turaco, Sabine’s Spaintail, Forest Wood Hoopoe, Crowned Hornbill, African Pied Hornbill, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, Greenbuls, Brown and Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Forest Robin, Fire crested Alethe, Green Hylia, Black-throated Apalis, Purple-throated Cuckoo. Later transfer back to Entebbe.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation :

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Mid range: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 14

Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The garden hosts a variety of water, open country and woodland bird species among which include: the Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, African Open-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Crowned Hornbill, Vieillot’ Black Weaver, Woodland Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, the Africa and Red-billed Firefinch, Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill, Senegal Coucal, Little Stint, Little Weaver, Striated Heron, Ruff, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoos, Green Crombec among others. Later return the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation :

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Mid range: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 15

Departure

Departure

Breakfast will be served early, and the driver will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight.

Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and great then transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Entebbe. You will be briefed about your 15 days Uganda safari.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 2: Birding at Mabamba swamp


After breakfast, head to Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill Stork. While looking for the Shoebill, we hope to also see some more African water birds like Yellow-billed Duck, African Jacana, Papyrus Gonolek, Long-toed Lapwing, also chances of the Blue-checked Bee-eater and African Marsh Harrier.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale for birding


After breakfast, drive to Kibale National Park. Enjoy a scenic through the beautiful and geologically fascinating area, past crater lakes. In the afternoon, go to the Sebitoli area for birding Look out for like Red-chested Cuckoo, Great blue Turaco, Lizard Buzzard, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Joyful Greenbul, Masked Apalis, Whinchat, Stonechat, Grey-headed Sunbird, Many coloured Bush-shrikes among other birds. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Birding and Chimp trekking


Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale nationalpark, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, bird species boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc. Look out for birds like Narina Trogon, African Emerald Cuckoo, Grey Parrot, Sabine’s Spinetail, Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, Red-tailed Ant Thrush among other birds and Primates like Blue Monkey, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Varvet Monkey, Red tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among other. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Bird Bigodi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast, proceed to bird the Bigodi swamp. After lunch, head for the drive along the foothills of the mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori Mountains) by Kasese. You will cross the Equator as you get close to Lake Kikorongo. Look out for birds like Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Red-necked Spurfowl, Great blue Turaco, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Kingfishers, Bee eaters, Cuckoos, Lesser Striped Swallows, Black-lored babbler, Grey-backed Shrike, Sunbirds among other birds. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Birding/ Morning game drive at Kasenyi Plains and Boat trip on Kazinga Channel


Kasenyi plains is a mating ground for Kobs. It hosts a range of wildlife and birds in the grassland and sparsely distributed thickets. We’ll look for birds including; Flappet Lark, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Jackson’s Pipit, Yellow-throated Longclaw, Wattled Lapwing and some birds of prey in the sky. You will take on different tracks, look out for more birds and chances of seeing lions, Kob, elephants, warthogs, buffalos and leopards.  In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities like African Skimmer, Common Sandpiper, the amazing African Spoonbill, Three-banded Plover, Pink-backed Pelican and Long-tailed Cormorants to mention but a few.As well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. Later Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast, drive to bird Imaramagambo area around Lake Nyamusingiri looking out for birds like Pink-backed Pelican, Black Bee Eater, Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue–breasted Kingfisher, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Woodpeckers, Narina Trogon, Apalises, Red-collared Widowbird Honeyguide Greenbul, Snowcapped Robin-Chat among other birds. On a lucky day, you can get an African Finfoot here. Later head back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi for birding


After breakfast, transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and look out for mammals like Topi, Uganda Kob, Water Buck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Baboons and others. In the afternoon head out for birding and Look out for birds like Martial Eagle, Francolins, Barbets, Chats, Cuckooshrikes, Sunbirds, Fork tailed Drongo, Larks, Pipits, Weavers, Widowbirds among other birds. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Birding in Bwindi forest


Breakfast will be served early, Head out for birding,  You will look for species like; the Black Bee-Eater, Brown-caped Weaver, Dusky Tit, the Yellow-spotted Barbets, the African Shrike-flycatchers, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Common Stonechat, Alethe to mention but a few of the forest species along the way. In the evening you will enjoy another birding activity around the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park


After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach in the afternoon and enjoy birding. Birding here is a delightful experience, and often one of the highlights of a birding trip to Uganda. Look out for birds like Augur Buzzard, Crested Francolin, Emeraled Spotted Wood Dove, Spot flanked Barbet, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Lailac-breasted Roller, Black-headed Gonolek, Starlings among other birds. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kigambira Safari Lodge
Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 11: Birding, game drive and boat trip


After an early morning breakfast, head out for birding, you will see different bird species like; Red-Faced Barbet a highlight of this destination, the Crested Barbet, Black Cuckoo-shrike, White-winged Black-Tit, African Pipit, Chin-spot Batis, Red-necked Spurfowl, Bataleur, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser. You will also come across animals like Zebras, impalas, elands, elephants among others. In the afternoon you will enjoy a bota trip on Lake Mburo and encounter birds like African Finfoot, the Black Crake, Saddle-billed Stork and the African Wattled Lapwing, White-backed Night-Heron, Grey-capped Warbler and good views of hippos and may be other animals on the shoreline. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kigambira Safari Lodge
Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 12: Drive to Jinja


After breakfast, we’ll set off on our journey to Jinja, birding en-route, and stopping for lunch before we reach Kampala in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: 2Friends Jinja
Meal plan: Full board

Day 13: Birding in Mabira Forest and transfer back to Entebbe

Breakfast will be served early and head to Mabira forest where we’ll be looking for birds such as White-spotted Flufftail, Great Blue Turaco, Sabine’s Spaintail, Forest Wood Hoopoe, Crowned Hornbill, African Pied Hornbill, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, Greenbuls, Brown and Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Forest Robin, Fire crested Alethe, Green Hylia, Black-throated Apalis, Purple-throated Cuckoo. Later transfer back to Entebbe.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 14: Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens

You will have delicious breakfast, then drive to Entebbe Botanical gardens. The garden hosts a variety of water, open country and woodland bird species among which include: the Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, African Open-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Blue-checked Bee-eater, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Black Crake, Long-tailed Cormorant, Crowned Hornbill, Vieillot’ Black Weaver, Woodland Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, the Africa and Red-billed Firefinch, Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill, Senegal Coucal, Little Stint, Little Weaver, Striated Heron, Ruff, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoos, Green Crombec, Tambourine Dove, Cameroon, Little and Tooro Olive Greenbuls, Water Thick-knee, Madagascar Bee-eater, Egyptian Goose, Black-headed Weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Black-headed Gonolek, Long-tailed Sterling, Grey-Headed Sparrow, the Spur-winged Lapwing, endless list. The gardens are also clouded with butterflies, different plant species, Primates and other wildlife. Later return the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 15: Departure

Breakfast will be served early, and the driver will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight.

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $13,430
2 pax Any Date $12,759

Includes


  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments like water
  • All accommodation & Meals
  • All activities
  • All Taxes /VAT
  • A professional driver /guide
  • Fuel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
  • Gorilla permit
  • Alcoholic Drinks

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Covid-19 Tests

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