Bird Watching Tour, Uganda North & West 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Entebbe Airport
Means of Transport
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Murchison Falls NP
  • Kibale NP
  • Semliki NP

Activities
Bird watching
Boat trip
Option
  • Domestic flight
  • Game drive
  • Night game drive

Destination Guide
Murchison Falls National Park

The largest national park in Uganda with 76 species of mammals and 450 species of birds. It is named after falls of 40m high, narrowest point of Nile River. Savanna in north and south are home for large mammal like lion and elephant, Nile River is for birds, crocodile and hippo, Budongo Forest is for Chimpanzee. Geographic features: Savanna, 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

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
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).
Movement
Entebbe
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Entebbe
Imperial Golf View Hotel
HB
Day
2
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).
Movement
Entebbe
7hr drive
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge
FB
Day
3
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)
Movement
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge
FB
Day
4
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).
Movement
Murchison NP
3hr drive
Masindi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Masindi
Masindi Hotel
FB
Day
5
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).
Movement
Masindi
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Masindi
Masindi Hotel
HB
Day
6
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).
Movement
Masindi
7 hr drive
Kibale NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest Camp
FB
Day
7
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).
Movement
Kibale NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest Camp
FB
Day
8
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).
Movement
Kibale NP
1hr drive
Fort Portal
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Fort Portal
Mountain of the Moon Hotel
HB
Day
9
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).
Movement
Fort Portal
2hr drive
Semuliki NP
2hr drive
Fort Portal
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Fort Portal
Mountains of the moon Hotel
HB
Day
10
AM
Transfer to Entebbe
Movement
Fort Portal
7hr drive
Entebbe
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Nil
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