Uganda

At a glance
Over the last 25 years Uganda has raced ahead to currently be one of Africa’s best birding destinations. The country offers excellent tourism infrastructure, fantastic birding, photogenic scenery and very special general wildlife viewing. The country is a diversity hotspot, and an incredible 1,020 species of bird (around half of the total number found in Africa) have been recorded in Uganda, including over 20 Albertine Rift endemics. The country boasts several fantastic birding sites, including the Mabamba wetland, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, Semliki Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. The optional Mountain Gorilla trekking experience is truly a bucket-list, “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
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Tour info:
Next departure dates:     3 August 2020
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Shoebill
Congo Serpent Eagle
Palm-nut and Hooded Vulture
Grey-crowned Crane
Spot-breasted Ibis
Blue Swallow
Nahan’s Francolin
White-thighed Hornbill
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
Great Blue Turaco
Grey Parrot
Afep Pigeon
Yellow-throated Cuckoo
Dusky and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo
Blue Malkoha
Double-toothed and Red-faced Barbet
Blue-throated Roller
Eastern Plantain-eater
Blue-breasted and Black Bee-eater
African Piculet
Papyrus Gonolek
Luhder’s Bushshrike
White-winged and Red-winged Grey Warbler
Red-throated Alethe
Red-tailed Bristlebill
African and Green-breasted Pitta
Grauer’s and Rufous-sided Broadbill
Long-tailed Cisticola
Ituri Batis, Bate’s
Pennant-winged Nightjar

Top Mammals:

Mountain Gorilla Chimpanzee Guereza Red-tailed, L’Hoest’s and Blue Monkey African Elephant African Buffalo Lion Leopard Kob Oribi Jackson’s Hartebeest Rothschild’s Giraffe Forest Hog


Top Attractions:

• Lake Victoria and Lake Mburo;
• Fantastic national parks and reserves (including UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bwindi);
• Local African artwork;
• Birding along the “Royal Mile”;
• Majestic Murchison Falls;
• Primates (including Mountain Gorillas);
• Birding boat rides;
• Local African cuisine


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the Hotel
Day 2 Mabamba Swamp and transfer to Masindi
Day 3 Birding along the Royal Mile and the top of Murchison Falls
Day 4 Private birding boat ride to the Delta Area, birding in the Savannah
& transfer to Masindi via Kaniyo Pabidi Forest
Day 5 Transfer to Kibale National Park & afternoon birding in the forest
Day 6 Full day birding in Kibale National Park.
(Optional afternoon Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park)
Day 7 Semliki National Park and return to Fort Portal
Day 8 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, birding in the savannah
and evening private boat ride along Kazinga Channel
Day 9 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bird en route in Ishasha sector with the chance of spotting tree climbing lions.
Day 10 Evening birding along the park boundaries
Day 11 Birding to Ruhija via Neck
Day 12 Birding in the hilly forested landscapes of Ruhija and extension to Umubwindi Swamp
Day 13 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and birding in the savannah
Day 14 Private birding boat ride on Lake Mburo and transfer to Entebbe for flight departure

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