7 DAYS BIRDING EXPERIENCE.

Tour Description.

Uganda has recorded over 1,061 different birds’ species, over half of the bird species in Africa can be found in Uganda making Uganda a richest destination in Africa for birding experience. Come and visit 2 of the top 10 birding hotspots in Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Murchison Falls National park.

Tour Highlights.

Tour starts from Entebbe and ends in Entebbe.

Destination: Entebbe


Activities

Arriving at Entebbe international Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the Gakima safaris ltd representative and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending to your arrival time you might spend the afternoon at UWEC a home to captive animals and over 170 bird species that include 7 species of weavers such us the Orange Weaver and the rare Northern Masked Weaver. Accommodation: Entebbe.


Destination: Heritage trails

Activities


After a relaxing morning have breakfast then transferred to the Heritage Trails, situated about 10 km from Entebbe. Here you will enjoy 4 hours of birding on the best trails around Kampala, with over 170 species of birds look out for the Brown twin spots, Mustached warbler, Fain tailed widow bird, White headed Barbets, blue monarch, Striped Kingfisher, Black bishop, Cuckoo among others. Have lunch and relax then later return to the hotel. Accommodation: Entebbe.


Destination: Mabamba Swamp.


Activities

Early morning transfer to Mabamba Swamp, 50 km west of Kampala city. It’s a good birding hot spot for many bird spices with achance of viewing different birds along on the way to swamp. Like the Weyns weaver, northern Brown throated weaver, white winged warber and the papyrus Gonolek. Mabamba Swamp is a best place one can spot rare Shoebill Strok with a variety of many bird spices can be found here, like the Squacco, Grey herons, Goliath, Allen’s Gallinule, purple Gallinule (Swamp hen), African white Rail, purple and a variety of egrets and ducks. For the best experience of the birdlife is by canoe and you might even have a chance to encounter the elusive Sitatunga Antelopes, adopted to the Swamp habitats. Then later in the afternoon transferred to Kampala to your hotel. Accommodation: Kampala.


Destination: Mabira forest and source of The Nile

Activities


After your breakfast you will be transferred to Jinja, the famous origin of the mighty river Nile. And it’s about an hour drive from Kampala. We shall make a stop at Mabira tropical rainforest. Species such as the Toro Greenbul, yellow whiskered Greenbul, leaf love, forest Robin, Buf spotted woodpecker, grey spotted woodpecker, white spotted fluff tail, Red heading Slue bill, yellow spotted barbet. Grey threated, yellow Rumped Tinker bird, blue breasted kingfisher, African pygmy, shining blue, woodland kingfisher, Red tailed Ant Thrush, chin spot Batis, banded Wattle Eye, Chestnut Wattle Eye, Brown capped, yellow mantled, Weyn’s weavers, Violet backed starling, red headed Malimbe, Black billed and many more fascinating spices that live in this Eco forest.


Thereafter we proceed to Jinja town for lunch and then visit to the source of the Nile. Here we will have a boat ride to the genuine origin of the famous river. Besides there are many water birds like the African fish Eagle, Open billed Stork, Long tailed Cormorants, Grey Heron, White Egret and Pied Kingfisher, you might even get a chance to see monitor Lizards hiding in the bushes. Accommodation: Kampala


Destination: Kampala –Lake Mburo National Park

Activities


Today we leave the capital and head towards the southwest. It’s a 4 hours’ drive to Lake Mburo National Park popular for birders and it’s a park were you can see Zebra as you enter the park. You are likely to see some wildlife like Impalas, Topis, and buffaloes. See birds like crested Francolin, Emerald spotted wood Dove, Bare faced Go-Away bird, Green wood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Spot-Flanked Barbet, Lilac Breasted Roller, northern Black Tit, Trilling Cisticola, Greater Blue Eared starling, African Grey, Hornbill and Brown parrot. We will make an evening game drive along the Kigambira loop and the spices that may be seen are the localized Red Faced Barbet, Red headed lovebird, Green capped Eremomela, Lead colored Flycatcher and black Collared Barbet. Accommodation: Kampala


Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Activities


We start our day early as we go for a guided nature walk by a ranger. Get a chance to experience a safari on foot. You will encounter several spices of wetland and savannah birds, Impalas and other wildlife. After taking your breakfast you will go for a boat ride on the Lake and enjoy the rich birdlife and the hippos that are cooling off.


Later in the afternoon make a game drive along the Zebra track may reveal species such as Coqui Francolin, Black Billed Bustard, Temmricks Courser, African wattled plover, Rufous Chested Swallow among others and also you might see Leopards and other nocturnal species. Accommodation: Lake Mburo National Park


Destination: Lake Mburo National Park- Entebbe

Activities


On our way out of the Park we will go for an early game drive along the lakeside track. This will enable you to spot some of water birds like lesser and great Swamp warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, papyrus yellow warbler and at times the elusive shoebill. There after we transfer you to Kampala with lunch en route. Stopover at the Equator for photos then proceed to Entebbe international airport for your out bound flight.


Price Quotation 2020.

Please note that prices are as (per person) based on Twin/ double room sharing, they are estimates only and subjected to change without notice!!

Silver Budget (USD) per person Golden Budget (USD) per person
Based on a private group of 1-6 people. 975 1,124
Based on a private group of 4 or 5 people. 1,148 1,283
Based on a private group of 2 or 3 people. 1,678 1,765
Options
For Full board per person a day extra USD. 35 Not Applicable

Includes.

Accommodations and meals mentioned, Airport transfers, a 4x4 vehicle with a driver/tour guide and fuel, entrances and attractions mentioned.

Excludes.

Visa for Uganda and insurance, flights, Birding Equipment’s, tips and personal expenses, beverages and meals not mentioned and all optional activities.

NOTE:

We advise our esteemed clients always to book with us in advance in order to secure for you these accommodations mention. However incase these accommodation are found all booked we can get for you other nearby accommodation that offer same services.

Day 1 Arrival

Destination: Entebbe airport – Kampala

 Accommodation on you, though we can still arrange it for you.

Day 2

Destination: Kampala

Silver budget: Hotel Sojovalo or Namirembe Guest House (BB)

Golden budget: Shagari -La Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Kampala (FB)

Day 3

Destination: Kampala

Silver budget: Hotel Sojovalo or Namirembe Guest House (BB)

Golden budget: Shagari -La Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Kampala (FB)

 Day 4

Destination: Jinja

Silver budget: The Nile Porch (BB)

Golden budget: The Haven Lodge (FB)

 Day 5.

Destination: kampala

Silver budget: Hotel Sojovalo or Namirembe Guest House (BB)

Golden budget: Shagari -La Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Kampala (FB)

Day 6

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Silver budget: Acadia Cottage (BB)

Golden budget: Mhingo Safari Lodge (FB0

Day 7

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

Check out from your accommodation thereafter transfer to kamapala, depart for ypour out bound flight at Entebbe interational Airport.