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11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

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Overview of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

The 11 Days birding safari Uganda & wildlife safari tour in Uganda is blended with a wildlife encounter to the best Uganda safari/Uganda tour/Uganda trip destinations. Your birding and wildlife tour in Uganda features birding at Mabamba wetland, Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, game viewing at Murchison Falls National Park/ Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, chimpanzee trekking and birding in Kibale Forest National Park/ Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetlands and Semuliki National Park/ Semuliki National Park Uganda birding safari.

Your trip starts with arrival at Entebbe international airport then transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the next day. You then continue to Royal mile in Budongo then to Murchison Falls Park where you undertake a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls. From Murchison falls national park, you continue to Kibale Forest National Park for, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching then to Bigodi wetland birding. From Kibale, you go birding towards Semuliki National Park then bird the Kirumya trail the next day before return to Entebbe International Airport for departure.

Highlights of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to a booked hotel in Entebbe by a Uganda birding safari driver-guide.

Day 2:  After early morning breakfast, you go to Mabamba wetland for a whole day birding experience.

Day 3: Your driver-guide will drive you to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you do rhino tracking on foot as you sight birds. In the evening, you will do birding along Kafu-Masindi stretch.

Day 4: You will go for a birding experience at Royal mile Budongo in the morning then drive through Bugungu game reserve then drive to and get to Murchison falls national park.

Day 5: You will do a game drive in Murchison falls national park for about 2-4 hours, have a lunch break and do an evening boat cruise.

Day 6: After breakfast at your accommodation facility, you will go bird watching on the drive to Kibale forest National Park.

Day 7: In the morning, you go birding in Kibale Forest National Park.

Day 8: In the morning, you go chimpanzee trekking then birding to Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 9: You go birding as you transfer to Semuliki National Park.

Day 10: On this day you go bird watching with your Uganda birding guide to Kirumya trail of Semuliki National Park.

Day 11: From Semuliki National Park, you will be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 12: Enjoy birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 13: Drive back to Kampala to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda bird watching safari/ bird watching tour in Uganda/ bird watching trip in Uganda driver guide will be there to welcome you to Uganda, gives a briefing and then ensures all your transfers to a hotel/lodge in Entebbe. On arrival at the hotel/lodge, you check in, relax and have dinner at your lodging facility as you relax and prepare for a rewarding road trip on a 4×4 safari vehicle to the Mabamba wetland.

Day 2 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you embark on a journey to Mabamba wetland 26km from Entebbe with a drive time of about 1h 12min. The route via Kasenje includes a ferry crossing where you spend about 23 minutes on the ferry offering the best time for waterbird sightings. Along with your knowledgeable Uganda birding safari guide and a paddler, you go through the narrow channels of the wetland marshes in search of the beautifully feathered birds. Morning hours offer the best opportunity to sight the shoebill stork as it finds its prey (mudfish).

You have lunch at Nkima forest lodge then drive to Nkima forest in search of the forest bird species before return to Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 3 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

By 7:00 am, your birding driver guide will pick you up for a drive towards Murchison falls national park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for several savannah bird species sightings as you track the only Rhinos in Uganda on foot. You will then continue with your drive as you sight several savannah bird species along the kafu-Masindi stretch where you will see several Warblers, Savannah Apalis and weavers. You spend the night at an accommodation facility in Masindi.

Day 4 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

After breakfast at your accommodation facility, your driver-guide will pick you up and start the drive to Royal mile in Budongo Forest for a memorable birding excursion through this moist forest at the edge of the Albertine rift.

In the evening, you will be driven through Bugungu wildlife reserve which has a wide range of savannah bird species then enter into Murchison falls national park for dinner and an overnight stay at a booked accommodation in Murchison falls national park.

Day 5 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

Early morning, you will be driven to Murchison falls national park for a morning game drive that will last about 2-4 hours. After the game drive, you have a lunch break for about 1 hour then you will be driven to the boat cruise start point where you come along the natives of the surrounding areas playing local instruments in which you can involve in by either dancing or trying to play the instruments. At the base of the thunderous falls, you then start the hike to the top of the falls where you meet your driver for a return to your lodging facility.

Alongside the wildlife seen, you sight several bird species like the Black-billed Barbet, Red-necked Francolin, Hugli’s Francolin, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Whistling Cisticola, Martial Eagle, Denham’s Bustard, Malachite Kingfisher and many more.

Day 6 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

On this sixth day of your safari in Uganda, you have breakfast then after be transferred to Kibale forest national park in western Uganda. You go birding en route across the diverse Albertine rift arriving in the evening to accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Day 7 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

You start the day with early morning breakfast then after getting into Kibale forest in search of the forest bird species especially the Green-breasted Pitta. Bird watching in Kibale forest starts at 7:00 am at Kanyanchu, with a flourishing tropical rain-forest this is one of the very attractive and striking forests within Uganda. Within the forest are 82 species of Guinea Congo forest-biome plus 32 species of the Afro-tropical highland biome species. The rare bird species here include the Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, White-collared Olive back and Papyrus Canary. The other species include the Bar-tailed Trogon, the Fine-banded woodpecker, Red-faced Crimson-wing, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher and many more. In the evening, you are returned to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 8 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

In the morning, you return to Kibale forest but today for chimpanzee trekking that starts at 8:00 am lasting about 2-4hours. You have lunch and later on, go bird watching at Bigodi wetland adjacent to Kibale forest national park. With more than 200 bird species in the swamp, the Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-spotted Flufftail, Lesser Honeyguide, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Western Nicator, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Dark-capped and White-winged Warbler are among the many sightings. You return to your lodging facility for the last night at Kibale on your birding tour in Uganda.

Day 9 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

Your Uganda birding tour continues with a drive to Semuliki National Park in the morning after breakfast. This is more of a birding drive than the usual road drive. The slow drive with your birding safari guide offers you an opportunity to sight several bird species along the way. Arriving in the evening, you check-in, and spend the night at a booked accommodation in Semuliki National Park.

Day 10 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

After early morning breakfast at your hotel, along with your packed lunch, you embark on a whole day birding safari tour along the Kirumya trail of Semliki national park. Here you expect to spot species like African Piculet, Nkulengu Rail, Fire-crested Alethe, Lyre-tailed, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Yellow-throated Nicator, Long-tailed Hawk, Capuchin Babbler, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Black-collard Lovebird, Leaf-love, Orange-tufted Sunbird, Red-billed Helmet-Shrike among many more. In the evening after a moment on a Uganda bird watching safari/bird watching trip Uganda, you are returned to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 11 of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

You have breakfast which is the last for your trip then start the drive to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight. This amazing road trip past the different landscapes with beautiful sightings marks the end of your 11 days birding tour in Uganda with a drop off for departure at Entebbe international airport.

End of the 11 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari & Wildlife Safari Tour

It is also wise you supplement your birding safari Uganda on your Africa tour with a Uganda wildlife tour, a Uganda gorilla tour or short Uganda gorilla safari, a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari, Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda hiking safaris, Uganda Rwanda cycling safaris, a Jinja city tour or 1 Day Jinja city tour, a Kampala city tour or a 1-day Kampala city excursion, a Uganda cycling safari depending on your choice of safari in Uganda.

It is also possible to modify your Birding safari in Uganda or Birding tour in Uganda to feature other Africa safari destinations like Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya among the many. Congo safaris or a Congo safari offers you chance enjoy a Congo gorilla safari in Kahuzi Biega National Park to trek lowland gorillas or a Congo gorilla trekking tour in Virunga National Park to trek the famous Mountain gorillas.

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