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The 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour takes you to the wonderful must see Uganda Bird Watching destinations. The tour has been purposely structured to ensure high bird species count and our interest will be the Albertine rift endemics in Uganda. The tour offers stunning landscapes and fantastic sightings. Our first birding site will be Mabamba Swamp, the best place to see rare Shoebill Storks in Uganda then you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park for an exciting encounter with over 350 bird species. You will then proceed to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino Tracking. The Safari then continues to Kibale forest national park which is the Primate capital of the World and also visit Semuliki National Park which is truly a Birder’s Haven. This park will offer you various bird species including the rare shoebill stork, red throated bee eater, piping hornbill and the giant kingfisher. You will then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search for the Tree climbing lions and also carry out birding while enjoying the irresistible eye-catching scenic views of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Later you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an Ultimate Gorilla Experience and also a birding hotspot, your safari will continue to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and you will end the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour with a drive to Lake Mburo National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park is located in North Western part of Uganda covering areas like Masindi, Buliisa, Amuru, Pakwach etc. The park is the largest National park in Uganda with an area of 3840sq.kms. Through a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River, you will encounter the Big 5 mammal species like elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes and the rhinos, you will also get an opportunity to view the Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bush bucks  Giraffes, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, Elephants, Hartebeests, Oribis, waterbucks, warthogs, hyenas and various bird species like black bee eater, rare shoebill stork, weavers, grey crowned cranes, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black-headed lapwing, Senegal thick-knee among others.

Kibale national park is   located in Western Uganda in Kabarole district and it was established in 1993, the park is known for being “The primate capital of the World” having various Chimpanzees with a population of over 1500 individuals including habituated ones which are about 120 making it the park with the highest primate population. Among the primates include the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, olive baboons, Mantled guereza, Potto, Vervet monkey, White-eyelid mangabey, Galago among others. The park is also home to about 120 mammal species including African golden cats, bush pigs, warthogs, blue and red duiker, rare sitatunga, forest hogs, African elephant, forest cape buffaloes, among others and also more than 300 species of birds including olive long tailed cuckoo, western tinker bird, grey parrot, blue breasted king fisher, blue headed sunbird, red faced woodland, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul among other bird species.

Semuliki National Park is located in Western Uganda and known for being “The True Birder’s Haven” and it is home to the famous male and female hot springs. Semuliki National Park harbors about 53 mammal species including elephants, antelopes, bush babies, Uganda kobs, leopards, buffaloes, pygmy flying squirrel, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and also 441 bird species including yellow throated cuckoo, orange cheeked waxbill, rare shoebill stork, red throated bee eater, piping hornbill, kingfisher among other bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for having the Tree Climbing Lions at Ishasha sector of the park,  these lions are not found in any other National park in Uganda thus being “The Medley of Wonders”, the park is home to 95 mammal species including the 4 members of the Big 5 which are Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards and also Uganda kobs, bush bucks, oribis, bush pigs, forest hogs, hippos, sitatungas and over 600 Bird species like the African skimmer, rare saddle billed stork, grey headed kingfisher, African mourning dove, African crowned eagle, Nubian woodpecker, swamp flycatcher, grey capped warbler, little bee eater among other bird species.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is one of Uganda’s oldest rainforests with more than 25000 years of age. The park is home to almost half of the World’s population of Mountain Gorillas which gives a great opportunity for Gorilla Trekking and Habituation in the park’s sectors like Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhija and Rushaga. The park harbors 120 mammal species like Elephants, duikers,  yellow-backed duiker,  buffaloes, golden cats, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, black-fronted Duiker, clawless otter, side-striped jackal, civet, numerous bats, rodents and 350 bird species like handsome francolin, purple sunbird, red headed blue bill, African blue cuckoo, regal sunbird, breasted sunbird, Rwenzori turaco, Shelley’s crimson among other bird species

Mgahinga the smallest National Park in Uganda. It is located in the Virunga ranges Kisoro district. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park boosts of being the only park in Uganda where one can trek the Golden monkeys and also the Silverback Gorillas. The park boosts of about 76 mammal species including  forest elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, black fronted duikers, giant forest hogs, golden cats, bush pigs, rodents, bats  and also it is a home to 180 bird species including the rift Albertine Endemics these include handsome spur fowl, dusky crimson-wing, red-throated Alethe, Kivu ground thrush, Rwenzori turaco, Rwenzori batiks, Rwenzori double-collared sunbird, collared apalis, mountain masked apalis, Archer’s ground robin, stripe-breasted tit, blue-headed sunbird, regal sunbird, strange weaver, montane nightjar, red-faced woodland warbler and Grauer’s swamp warbler.

Lake Mburo National Park is located in the Southern part of Uganda in Kiruhura district. The park is known for its large herds of zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topis, and buffaloes among other species. The park is home to over 68 mammal species like zebras, elands, impalas, buffalos, Defassa waterbuck, oribis, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Lake Mburo National Park is also home to about 350 bird species like mosque swallow, black bellied bustard, bare-faced-go away bird, Ruppell’s starling, African rattled lapwing, pied kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Saddle-billed stork, Red-faced barbet, Yellow-breasted apalis among other bird species.

 

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe International Airport – Drive to your Hotel

Your 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour will begin with a pick up from Entebbe International Airport by our Professional driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations who will meet and greet you, he will brief you about your safari and then transfer you to your Hotel. In case you arrive early, we shall visit Entebbe Botanical gardens located West of Entebbe for an introduction to Birding in Uganda.  It has a variety of bird species like Orange Weavers, Violets black Weavers, red chested sunbirds, marabou stork, hammerkops, African open billed stork, pied Kingfishers, giant king fishers, black headed heron, yellow billed duck, long tailed Cormorant, swamp fly catcher, black headed gull, common squaco, black headed Gonolek among others.

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Via Via Entebbe or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Visit Mabamba Wetland – Search for the Shoebill Stork

You will wake up on day 2 of your 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour and have a delicious breakfast and thereafter drive to Mabamba swamp to search for the rare Shoebill. Mabamba Swamp is located west of Entebbe on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, covering 2,424 ha with thick marshes of papyrus, water lilies and other wetland grasses. You will also encounter some bird species like African Fish Eagle, Purple Swamp hen, African Green Pigeon, African Jacana, African Pigmy Goose, African Marsh Harrier, Black Crake, Black Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-headed Heron, , Blue Swallow, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Black-winged Stilt, Cattle Egret among other bird species. You will then drive back to your accommodation for lunch and later you will have your rest and relaxation at leisure.

Location: Mabamba Wetland

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Via Via Entebbe or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Drive to Murchison falls National Park – Stopover at Ziwa for Rhino Tracking

On waking up, you will have a hearty breakfast and then drive to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary located along Gulu highway for rhino trekking. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you will get an opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.  Here you will encounter not only the white rhinos but also some antelopes like bush bucks, Uganda kobs, oribis, waterbucks and also bird species like Grey-Crowned Crane, Shoebill, African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Marabou Stork, Red-Billed Oxpeckers, African Grey Hornbill, White Egret among other bird species and then you will return for a special lunch and later you will drive to Murchison falls National Park for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Budongo Forest

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Budongo Eco Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Budongo Forest – Birding the Royal Mile

On day 4 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, you will have a lovely breakfast and then explore the delights of the impressive Budongo forest. We shall spend time at the amazing Royal mile which is a public but lightly used road, your eyes will be fed by the Nahan’s francolin, Cassin’s spin tail, chestnut-capped flycatcher, and we shall also search for the chocolate-backed and African dwarf kingfisher. There are also plenty of colorful species like white-thighed hornbill and black bee-eater.

Location: Budongo Forest

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Budongo Eco Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Drive to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Butiaba Escarpment

We shall wake up for breakfast on day 5 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour and thereafter drive to Murchison falls national park. We shall make a stopover at Butiaba Escarpment which holds completely different arid savannah landscapes and species like foxy cisticola, mocking cliff chart, and brown warbler. We shall then continue inside the park and be welcomed by the Abyssinian ground hornbill, white-rumped seedeater, weird piapiac, and the Senegal lapwing.

Location: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Murchison falls National Park – Morning Game drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise to Bottom of the falls

You will wake up early morning for your morning breakfast and then embark on a game drive to the different trails of the park, you will see not only bird species but also abundance of mammal species like warthogs, elephants, lions, giraffes, Bufaloes, among others as the mammal checklist in this park reaches 76. You will return back for your delicious lunch and then later in the Afternoon, you will embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls and it will take about 3 hours, while on the cruise, you will see the Nile crocodiles resting under the shade, herds of hippos while in water, elephants swimming and drinking water at the water banks and also be on the lookout for the different bird species like the shoebill, the black bee eater, grey crowned crane, marabou stork, Malachite kingfisher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Long-tailed nightjar, Senegal thick-knee, Black-headed lapwing, Long-toed lapwing , Black-billed barbet,  and many others, you will have a view of the magnificent Murchison falls as it roars and pours its waters through an 8m narrow gorge.

Location: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Murchison falls National Park – Boat Cruise to Delta Point – Evening Game drive

You will wake up early morning for a delicious breakfast on day 7 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour and then proceed for a boat cruise downstream to the Delta point with tributaries and marshes. This point is where the Nile enters Lake Albert and it is a great habitat of Shoebill, it is also home to several water birds like Red-throated and Northern-Carmine bee eater, Papyrus Gonolek and the Grey Crowned Crane. While here, you will also feed your eyes with school of hippos drinking and playing in water. You will return back for your lunch and relaxation, later in the evening you will proceed for an evening game drive which will give you an opportunity to spot several mammal species like elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards if lucky enough, hippos among others.

Location: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-range Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8:  Drive to Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking –  Bigodi Wetland and Community Visit

On waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds, we shall have our delicious breakfast and then drive to Kibale National park which is the Primate Capital of the World. You will be welcomed by a variety of Vervet monkeys, black and white colobuses. You will check in for lunch and later head to Bigodi wetland for a swamp walk and during this walk you will spot some butterfly species and birds like the Black-crowned Waxbill, White-spotted Fluff tail, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Black Bishop, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black & white Shrike-flycatcher, Western Nicator, Superb Sunbird, among others. You will then proceed for a community walk where you will taste the Gins brewed from bananas, craft making, coffee processing, among others and return for dinner and overnight.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Kibale Forest Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Kibale National Park – Optional Chimpanzee Trekking – Birding

We shall wake up for breakfast and embark on a fun filled Chimpanzee trekking activity. This activity will start with a briefing on the dos and Don’ts’s when you are with the chimpanzees. Upon finding them you will spend a full hour with them while learning their behaviors, how they feed and carry out their daily activity. You will also encounter primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Red colobuses, and Mantled guereza.

For those who won’t go chimp trekking, you will be amazed on hearing the haunting wails and screams in the forest, you will encounter bird species like black-bellied seed cracker, black collard apalis, various vermilions and black malimbes among others.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Kibale Forest Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 10: Drive to Semuliki National Park – Birding with Nature walk

On waking up, you will have a delicious breakfast and thereafter you will proceed for about 3 hours drive to Semuliki National Park, during the drive you will pass through the beautiful rolling plains and the lush green forests in Uganda’s countryside giving you a breathtaking moment. Upon reaching you will check into your accommodation for a delicious lunch and then later you will stretch your legs with a smooth nature walk along the Sempaya nature trail. This trail will take you up to Semuliki’s male and female hot springs and it will give you great opportunities of spotting several bird species like red throated bee eater, piping hornbill, yellow throated cuckoo as well as some primates like red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and vervet monkeys among others.

Location: Semuliki National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Semuliki Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 11: Semuliki National Park – Birding

Today, you will bird the Semuliki forest which is the only connection to the great Ituri forest from Democratic Republic of Congo making it the spot where over 35 restricted-range specialists exist in East Africa. We shall spot birds like Spot-breasted Ibis, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, White-bellied Kingfisher, Nkulengu Rail, Piping Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill, Black-Casqued wattled Hornbill, Black-throated Coucal, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, African Piculet, Black Dwarf Hornbill, White-thighed Hornbill, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Red-rumped Tinker bird, Long-tailed Hawk, Gabon Woodpecker, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Northern Bearded Scrub Robin, Lyre-tailed Honey Guide, Icterine Greenbul, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Crested Malimbe, Xavier’s Greenbul, Fire-crested Alethe, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher, Red-bellied Malimbe, Swamp palm Bulbul, Orange-Cheeked Waxbill, Leaf-love, Blue-billed Malimbe, Grant’s Bluebill, Yellow-throated Nicator among others since the bird checklist in this park is over 400.

Location: Semuliki National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury Semuliki Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 12: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Relaxation at Leisure

You will start day 12 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour with a delicious breakfast and thereafter you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will check into your accommodation for a hearty lunch and then have rest and relaxation as you prepare for the next day’s activity.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 13: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Birding in Maramagambo Forest

Upon waking up, you will have your delicious breakfast and thereafter you will proceed for a full day birding experience in Maramagambo forest, expect to see various bird species like common redstart, white-fronted black chart, sooty chart, Cameroon sombre greenbul, yellow throated greenbul, Nubian woodpecker, cardinal woodpecker, brown-backed woodpecker, white-tailed and red-tailed ant thrushes, brown Illadopsises, shining blue-kingfisher, brown-eared woodpecker, least honey guide, grey greenbul, brown-chested Alethe among others.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 14: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Transfer to Ishasha Sector

After your delicious breakfast on day 14 of 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, you will then drive to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth which is home to the famous Tree climbing lions. You will also see several other mammal species like Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards and also Uganda kobs, bush bucks, oribis, bush pigs, forest hogs, hippos, sitatungas among others. While here, our eyes will also be fed by a variety of bird species including the Blue-throated Roller, the Black-and-white Shrike Flycatcher, the Red-necked Francolin, and many more. We will get to our opulent lodge, which is situated on a peninsula between Lake Edward and the Kazinga Channel by late afternoon. Birds like the Northern Black Flycatcher, Black-headed Gonolek, Red-chested Sunbird, and Slender-billed Weaver are abundant in the lodge gardens.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 15: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

On waking up, you will have a delicious breakfast and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is about 5 hours drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon reaching you will check into your accommodation for a delicious lunch and then spend the rest of the day listening to the melodious voices of the birds in the Impenetrable forest.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Engagi Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 16: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Optional Gorilla Trekking – Birding in Buhoma

Upon waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds singing in the sky, you will start your day 16 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour with an early morning breakfast. If you opt for the trek, you will then wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots to protect you against the falling tree branches of the Impenetrable forest and also in case of bad weather. Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts while you are with the mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a gorilla family to look out for and then start the search for the mountain gorillas which will take about 1 to 5 hours depending on their location. During your trek, you will encounter various primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey mangabeys, and blue monkeys and also bird species like handsome francolin, red headed blue bill, regal sunbird, breasted sunbird, African blue cuckoo, Rwenzori turaco, Shelley’s crimson, purple sunbird among other bird species. On finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only one hour with them as you learn about their ways of life, how they feed and take care of their young ones, how they communicate among others. Feel free to ask as many questions as possible about these gorillas and take memorable pictures and then you will return back to your accommodation for lunch.

If you opt for birding, there is a high chance that you will be happy to go out for a more restricted-range and Albertine Rift endemics. We will do a leisurely walk to the community secondary forest while looking out for the Barred and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos, Black-tailed oriole, the very skittish Luhder’s Bush-shrike while they make their way through the vines, Grauer’s Warbler, Albertine Sooty Boubou, Gray Cuckoo-shrikes, Rwenzori and Black-faced Apalises. We shall also search for the Mountain Yellow Warbler, Banded Prinia individuals as they skulk in the undergrowth, White-browed Crombec, Brown-capped and the endemic Strange Weaver, Northern Puff-back, Mountain Illadopsises, Red-throated Alethe, Doherty’s and Lagden’s Bush-shrikes and many more to richen our list endemics list.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Engagi Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 17: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Birding in Buhoma main Trail

Day 17 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour will start with a delicious breakfast and thereafter you will proceed with the activity along the Buhoma Waterfall Trail which is a must – visit for bird lovers as you can spot the White-tailed Ant Thrush, splendid Black Bee-eater, dapper francolin, Yellow-eyed Black, and African Sooty Flycatchers along the green bamboo zone.  You will later return to your accommodation for lunch and later await dinner and an overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Engagi Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 18: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Birding in Buhoma

Upon waking up on day 18 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, you will have your delicious breakfast and thereafter proceed for another birding adventure in Buhoma sector of the park, this drive will continue to the famous “neck” where we hope to find the delicate-looking Mountain Wagtail and the Cassin’s Flycatcher as they guard the rocks in the stream. It is here that you start seeing the real beauty of Greenbul, like Gray, Plain, Little, Toro Olive, Red-tailed, Shelley’s and Honey guide Greenbul. Sunbirds like Little Green, Olive and Blue-throated Brown, Collared and Northern Double-collared can also be sighted here.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Gorilla Mist Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 19: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Birding in Mubwindi swamp

After your breakfast on day 19 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, you will proceed to Mubwindi swamp where you will spot bird species like white tailed blue flycatcher, black throated apalis, dusky tit, least, willcock’s and dwarf honey guides, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Sharpe’s Starling, Mountain Buzzard, and Narina Trogon. We shall continue to the marsh where we shall see various birds like Black-billed Turaco, Olive, Elliot’s, Cardinal and Tulberg’s Woodpeckers, Brown-capped Weaver, Tiny and Purple-breasted Sunbirds, Northern Black Flycatcher, Blue-headed, Dusky crimson wing, Mountain Greenbul and western Citril.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Gorilla Mist Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 20: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Relaxation

On this beautiful morning, you will wake up to a heavy delicious breakfast and thereafter you will start your drive to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is about 2 hours drive from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, we shall bird along the way at Echuya forest for some Albertine Rift Endemics that we might have missed in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This day 20 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour will have a rest and relaxation from the previous day’s activities. Upon reaching you will check into your accommodation for a hearty lunch and you may spend the rest of your afternoon watching and hearing the beautiful sounds of the birds singing where “Gold meets Silver.” Later you will have dinner and an overnight.

Location: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Travellers Rest Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 21: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Birding

After an early hot breakfast on Day 21 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, drive to Ntebeko Camp from where we shall start our birding as we trek to one of the most scenic areas in Uganda. We take the gorge trail that loops half way up Mt. Sabinyo, through a variety of montane habitats harboring the Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Cape Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, White-eyed Slaty and White Tailed Blue Flycatcher, Olive Wood-pecker, White-starred Robin, Mountain Yellow Warbler, White-napped Raven, Lagden’s Bush-Shrike, Yellow-crowned Canary, Streaky and Thick Billed Seedeater on our birding today we shall have a bigger focus on the shy Shelly’s Crimson-wing among other birds. Dinner and overnight stay.

Location: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Travellers Rest Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 22: Birding in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

On waking up on day 22, you will have your breakfast. Today we traverse a variety of montane habitats along the Gorge trail seeking out the different bird species unique to this region. The species to search for include; The Dusky Turtle Dove, Cape Robin-chat, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Bronze Sunbird, Black-headed Waxbill and Streaky Seedeater. While on your day 22 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, we may encounter the Handsome Francolin, Kivu Ground Thrush and Cinnamon Bracken Warbler, White Starred Robin, Greater Double collard Sunbird, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Batis, Archer’s Robin Chat, Olive Pigeon, and Black headed waxbill, Western Green Tinker bird, Malachite Sunbird, Cape Robin.  We shall then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park where we shall have our dinner and overnight.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Rwakobo Rock or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 23: Lake Mburo National Park – Birding

The wide savanna and wetlands of Lake Mburo National Park will be explored in the morning after a delicious breakfast on Day 23 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour. These habitats resemble the savanna environment of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, but with a lot more prickly acacia thickets. In Uganda, quite a few species are much specialized and are found nowhere else. Our top target will be the Red faced barbet which has a small range in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania to the west of Lake Victoria. Other targets include African grey hornbill, African wood owl, Tabora Cisticola, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Green-capped Eremomela, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, African scops owl, African stonechat and Spot-flanked Barbet. The well-known Uganda safari mammals including warthogs, elands, common zebras, and impalas, may be seen at Lake Mburo which will give you unforgettable wildlife experiences. This birding safari is not limited to safari vehicles so we will also use a boat to look for the uncommon and elusive African Fin foot and also a White-backed Night-Heron, African darter, African spoonbill and African fish eagle.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Rwakobo Rock or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 24: Lake Mburo National Park – Game drive – Boat Ride

After an early morning breakfast on Day 24 of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, we will head out for a game drive and also boat cruise for 2 hours on Lake Mburo. Birding whilst on a game drive in the park and a boat ride on Lake Mburo will increase our chances to see animals like buffalos, waterbucks, bush bucks, zebras, leopard, mongoose, Topi, warthogs and Impalas. Birds include African Fin foot, white-backed night heron, Giant Kingfisher, Black Collard Barbet, Malachite Kingfisher etc. Thereafter, move to the open grassland north of the camp, particularly along the Zebra Track, it’s worth exploring species such as Coqui Francolin, Red-necked Spur fowl, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African Wattled Plover, Rufous-Naped and lapped Larks, Rufous-chested Swallow, Yellow-throated Long claw and Southern Red Bishop. Thereafter you will have your hearty lunch as well as dinner and later an overnight.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Rwakobo Rock or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 25: Drive to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel

On your final day of the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour, you will have breakfast and then drive back to Entebbe International Airport or your Hotel. We shall have a stopover at Equator line at Kayabwe for the water experience and also some coffee, we shall then continue with the drive to Kampala where we shall have our delicious lunch. Thank you so much for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 25 Days Best of Uganda Birding Tour and we hope to see you again!!!

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: No

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

The Safari Package  Includes:

  • Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transport for 25 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD,air-conditioned and pop-up roof)
  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa rhino Sanctuary
  • Flue for 25 days
  • English safari driver guide for 25 days
  • Mid-range accommodation for 24 night on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes
  • Afternoon game in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Nature Walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari
  • 1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)
  • 1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector )
  • A visit to the Equator land mark
  • Batwa Community Encounter
  • Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner
  • Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

The Safari Pacakge Excludes:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Country entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges
  • Souvenirs and gifts, Tips
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

Special Deals on African Safari 2024-2025 (Rates Per Person in USD)

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Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan - 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended

Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our fleet consists of 4×4 Toyota Land cruisers with a hinged roof and skylights above the front seats. The hinged roof offers two main advantages: it provides shade without restricting the view, so that you can enjoy your safari even in the very sunny hours of the day. It also allows a 360-degree all-round view.

Our Vehicles Are Equipped With:

  • Adjustable comfortable seats
  • Electric refrigerator for drinks
  • High-performance shock absorbers
  • Tool & first aid kit
  • Adapters and battery chargers

Due to the difficult ground and road conditions inside and outside the national parks and wildlife reserves, a four-wheel drive vehicle is not only recommended, but also crucial for an eventful safari.

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