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8 Day Birding Safari Uganda and Wildlife Tour.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport, Hotel Transfer and birding in the Botanical Gardens.
On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be received by our tour driver/guide, who will brief about your birding safari.  You will later transfer to Lake Victoria View Guest House for lunch, relax around and later in the afternoon go birding at Entebbe Botanical gardens. This is home to a variety of bird life that includes; Lizard Buzzard, Woodland, African Pygmy and Pied Kingfisher, Black-headed, Vieilot’s Black, Yellow-backed, Golden-breasted, Spectacled and Orange Weavers, African Paradise, Red-bellied Paradise, Northern-black and African Dusky Flycatchers, Olive-bellied, Green-headed, Scarlet-chested, Marico, Red-chested and Superb Sunbirds among others. We later go back to the Guest House for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Bird Watching In Mabamba Swamp
After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we start birding towards Mabamba swamp for the Shoebill stork and a variety of other bird species that may include; the African and Lesser Jacana, White-breasted, Blue-breast and Little Bee-eaters, Purple Swamphen, Lesser Moorhen, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Black-headed, Grey and Purple Heron, Long-toed Lapwing, Yellow-billied and White-backed Duck, African Marsh Harrier, Weyns’s Weaver, Blue Swallow and Red-headed among others. . After that we proceed on to Lake Mburo National Park, with stopovers at the Equator, for the water experiment and a quick look at the craft shops and another stopover at Kaaku swamp to check on some birds like Lesser Moorhen, Little Grabe, African Darter, Grey-crowned Crane, Saddle-billed Stork, Spur-winged and Egyptian Geese, White-faced and Fulvuos Whistling-Duck, Hottentot Teal and African  Jacana among others. We proceed on to the park, arriving in the evening and check in to the service of Rwakobo Rock for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park – Boat cruise.  
After breakfast, we start our birding/game drive in Lake Mburo national park. This park is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda and protects about 330 bird species and a variety of mammal species that includes; the Topis, Impalas, Buffaloes, Oribis, Cliffspringers, Elands, Zebras, Warthogs and Baboons among other mammals. We also look out for bird specialties that includes;  the rare Shoebill Stork, Papyrus yellow and White-winged Warbler, African Finfoot, Saddle-billed Stork, Brown-chested, African Wattled and Senegal Lapwing, Red-faced, Trilling, Long-tailed(Tabora), and Caruther’s Cisticola, Greater Snipe, Spot-franked, Red-faced and Crested Barbet, Short-toed and Brown Snake-Eagle, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-winged Black Tit, Broad-billed and Lilac-breasted Roller, Crested and Coqui Francolin among others. We will go back to the lodge for lunch, relax a bit and later in the afternoon, go for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo for yet another but different view of the wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock.

Day 4: Birding to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The day begins as we go for a nature walk on the shores of the lake in the park, searching for the early risers like the Hynas, Advaark, Leopards and the only one Lion on the park. We come back to the lodge after that, have breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, passing through the rolling hills of Mbarara and the beautiful tea plantations of Bushenyi. We arrive to the park in the evening and check in to the service of Park View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 : Bird Watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Boat cruise. 
After an early morning breakfast, we start birding towards the Kasenyi plains in search for birdlife that includes; White-winged, African Reed, Greater and Lesser Swamp Warbler, Black-chested and Brown Snake-Eagle, Temminck’s Courser, Collared Pratincole, African Marsh, Montegu’s and Pallid Harrier, Lesser-striped, Red-rumped, Mosque, Barn and Angola Swallow, Rufous-naped, Red-capped and Flappet Lark, Sulpher-breasted Bush-shrike, Brown-crowned and Marsh Tchagra. We go back to the lodge for lunch and then later in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Kazinga channel where you shall have a chance to see numerous bird life including : the African skimmer, White-winged, Gull-billed and Whiskered Tern, Grey-headed Gull, Woodland, Malachite and Pied Kingfisher, Common, Green, Wood and Curlew Sandpiper among others.  On the Chanel we also expect to encounter some other wildlife like the Buffaloes, Elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight Park View lodge.

Day 6: Birding towards Kibale National Park.
After breakfast, we will go birding towards Kasenyi in search for what we might have missed the previous day and here we expect to encounter savannah birds like the Martial eagle, African Hoopoe,  Rupell’s griffon vulture, Temmiinck’s courser and many others. We later transfer to Kibale national park, arriving in the afternoon and check in the services of Kibale guest lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Birding in Kibale National Park – Bigodi swamp.
The day begins early with an early morning breakfast and we enter the forest searching for the Green-breasted Pitta while it still displays. Kibale national park is home to a community of more than 1000 individuals of Chimpanzees and Chimp trekking is the most popular activity here. We go back to the lodge for lunch and later go bird watching at Bigodi swamp which is close to the forest. The swamp is home to more than 200 bird species and these include; the Great Blue Turaco, Cameroon Sombre, Yellow-whiskered, Cabanis,s, Little and Joyfull Greenbul, Brown-eared, Specle-breasted, and Cadinal Woodpeckers, White-spotted Flufftail, Red-chested, Diedreric and Klaas’s Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Barbet, Lesser Honeyguide, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Western Nicator, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Dark-capped and White-winged Warbler, Red-chested, Scarlet-chested, Green-throated, Green-headed and Collared Sunbird, Purple-headed Starling and Bocage’s Bush-shrike among others. We go back to lodge in the evening, for dinner and overnight.

Day 8; Kibale National Park – Entebbe – Departure.
After breakfast, we start birding as we transfer to Entebbe, with a lunch stopover at Enro Hotel, Mityana and later proceed on the airport for your flight home (depending on the time of you flight).