Birding Uganda 14 Days

Uganda is the birdwatchers paradise as it offers a profuse menu of birding opportunities across the country. Described as a hidden Eden, a wonderland for birds, the country is blessed with phenomenal avian diversity dwelling in places from the vast open plains to the deep forest corners. Uganda boasts of a bird list of 1066 recorded species and three endemic bird areas.

No other country in Africa can match Uganda’s diversity of habitats and this richness is reflected in the ever burgeoning bird list of over 1,050 species including the shoebill, the herons, the olive-chested sunbirds and endemic species like Chapin’s Flycatcher.
On this birding safari allow us the pleasure and privilege of showing off the avian beauties of our country, Uganda, “The Pearl of Africa” as we watch the shoebills in the swamps, the endemic endangered species like Shelley’s Crimson Wing , sunbirds and kingfishers on the lakes, forest dwellers like the beautiful black collared lovebird and many more.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: To Budongo Forest + bird-tour
Day 3: Murchison Falls N.P.
Day 4: Murchison Falls N.P. to Hoima
Day 5: Kibale Forest national Park
Day 6: Semuliki Game Reserve
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Day 9: Ishasha Sector and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest N.P.
Day 10: Gorilla Tracking (Optional)
Day 11: Ruhija, Waterfall Trail
Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi + Echuya Forest
Day 13: Lake Mburo N.P.
Day 14: Mbamba Bay + Entebbe

Recommended Visiting Time: January to December

Birds: African Palm Civet, Shoebill, Blue-naped Mousebird, Woodland kingfisher, Narina’s Trogon, Little Bee-eater, African Green Broad Bill, Hoopoe, African Skimmer, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Secretary Bird, Variable Sunbird, Shelley’s Crimson Wing, Red-Chested Cuckoo, African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot, Nubian Woodpecker, Barred Warbler, Malachite Kingfisher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Papyrus Gonolek,Greater flamingo, Black bee-eater, Rufus Bellied Heron, Great Blue Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Spur-Winged Plover, African Darter, Hamerkop, Yellow Billed Stork, Long-Crested eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Skimmer, Grey Parrot, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Golden Breasted Bunting, Oriole Finch, Papyrus canary, Pin-tailed Wydah, Straw-tailed Wydah, Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling and Helmeted Guinea fowl.

Wildlife: Mountain Gorilla, Zebra, Lion, Uganda Kob, Mongoose, Nile Crocodile, Warthogs, Topi, African Buffalo, Impala, White Rhino, Elephants, Spotted Hyaena, Colubus Monkey, Leopard, Oribi, Bushbuck, Rothschild’s Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Sitatunga, Vervet Monkey, Hyrax, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Olive Baboon, Hyrax, Tree pangolin and Common Waterbuck

Sights and attractions: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Source of the Nile, Itanda Falls, Murchison Falls, Savannah grassland plains, Lake Edward, Kazinga Channel, Lake George, Eastern Rift Valley, Papyrus Swamps, Crater lakes, Albert Nile, Mountain Rwenzori ranges and Mweya Peninsula-“The Beautiful Place”
Conservation Areas: Bwindi, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park.

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