Bird Watching Tour, Uganda North & West 10 days

tour summary
Uganda is one of the most attractive birding destinations in Africa with over 1,040 bird species. This ten day package that visits three national parks offers you the opportunity to explore various habitats for bird watching like rain-forests, mountains, savanna, rivers, lakes, and swamps. All our bird watching tours are arranged in collaboration with Mr. Hamlet Mugabe, a bird guide and field ornithologist with more than 15 years of experience.
duration 10 days / 9 nights
starting point Entebbe Airport
means of transport
  • Private vehicle
destinations
  • Kibale NP
  • Murchison Falls NP
  • Semliki NP
activities
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trip
option
  • Domestic flight
  • Game drive
  • Night game drive
Murchison Falls National Park

The largest national park in Uganda,76 species of mammals and 450 species of birds are recorded. It is known for the Nile River which flows in the middle of the park and Murchison Falls, which are 40m high, also the narrowest point of the river. Savannah in the north bank is a home to large mammals like lions and elephants, Nile River is home to birds, crocodiles and hippos, Budongo Forest is home to the Chimpanzees.
Geographic features: Savannah, forest, lake, river Size: 3,840 km2
Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, chimpanzee tracking, hiking, sport fishing, balloon safari

Kibale National Park

One of the largest forests in Uganda with 60 species of mammals and 335 species of birds which have been recorded. It is a home for more than 1,000 individuals of chimpanzees and 12 species of primates. It is also known as a bird watching site thanks to rare species like shinning-blue kingfisher and green-breasted pitta.
Geographic features: Forest, Size: 795km2
Activity: Chimpanzee tracking, Chimpanzee habituation experience (half or full day), nature walk, night forest walk

Semliki National Park

Semliki National Park is located at southern shore of Lake Albert along the Rift Vally escarpment. More than 400 bird speceis has been recorded here.
Geographic features: Forest, Size: 220km2
Activity: Bird watching, nature walk, night forest walk

day 1
1 日目

PM

Arrive at Entebbe Airport

Evening

Bird watching at Entebbe Botanical Garden

Bird of the day
Splendid Starling (Lamprotornis purpureus), Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus), Great Blue Turaco (Corythaeola cristata), Shikra (Accipiter badius), and Ross's Turaco (Musophaga rossae).

overnight: Entebbe
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day 2
2 日目

AM

Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

PM

Bird watching at savannah on the northern bank

Bird of the day
Pel's Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli), Red-winged Grey Warbler (Drtmocichla incana), Rock Pratincole (Glareola muchalis), African Dattar (Anhinga rufa), Abyssinian Ground-hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus).

overnight: Murchison Falls National Park
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day 3
3 日目

AM

Bird watching at boat trip to delta along Lake Albert

PM

Bird watching at boat trip to bottoms of falls

Night

Bird watching at savannah on the northern bank

Bird of the day
Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex),Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis), and Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

overnight: Murchison Falls National Park
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day 4
4 日目

AM

Bird watching at savannah on the northern bank

PM

Bird watching at Kaniyo Pabidi

Bird of the day
Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Denham's Bustard (Neotis denhami), Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), White-crested Turaco (Turaco leucolophus), and Bruce's Green-pigeon (Treron waalia).

overnight: Masindi
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day 5
5 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Royale Mile

Bird of the day
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides), Grey Crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), White-chinned Prinia (Prinia leucopogon), Olive-bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris chloropygia), and Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti).

overnight: Masindi
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day 6
6 日目

Whole day

Transfer to Kibale NP

Bird of the day
Green-breasted Pitta (Pitta reichenowi), Crested Guinea Fowl (Guttera pucherani), African Pitta (Pitta angolensis), African crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), Ayres's Hawk Eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii).

overnight: Kibale National Park
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day 7
7 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Kibale NP

Bird of the day
Green-breasted Pitta (Pitta reichenowi), Crested Guinea Fowl (Guttera pucherani), African Pitta (Pitta angolensis), African crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus), Ayres's Hawk Eagle (Hieraaetus ayresii).

overnight: Kibale National Park
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day 8
8 日目

AM

Bird watching at Bigodi Swamp

PM

Free

Bird of the day
Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri), White-faced Scops-owl (Otus leucotis), African fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vicifer), African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris), Martial Eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus).

overnight: Fort Portal
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day 9
9 日目

Whole day

Bird watching at Semuliki NP

Bird of the day
White-crested Hornbill (Tropicranus albocristatus), Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus), Black-Casqued Wattled Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata),Grants Blue Bill (Spermophiaga poliogenys), White-thighed Hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus), Black-collared Lovebird (Agapornis swindernianus).

overnight: Fort Portal
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day 10
10 日目

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Transfer to Entebbe

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