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4 Days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

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Overview of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

This 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park or 4 days Murchison Falls birding safari in Uganda is a bird watching filled to Uganda’s largest savannah park. This 4 days Uganda birding safari is a spectacular opportunity for bird watching on a drive, game drive, boat cruise and nature walk as you sight several savannah, water and Albertine bird species. Your excursion features a day bird watching tour to Mabamba wetland, Royal mile birding tour and a birding in Murchison on a game drive and launch trip/boat cruise.

Your beautiful birding trip to over 600 bird species sighting all starts with a pick up from an accommodation facility in Kampala then transfer to Mabamba wetland for a full day birding excursion then return to Kampala for an overnight stay. After early morning breakfast, you are driven to Royal mile where you do bird watching then be driven to Murchison Falls national park. The next day you go for a morning game drive an evening boat cruise as you sight several birds then be returned to Kampala the next day going past Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district.

Highlights of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1: Mabamba wetland is where you will spend your day after an early morning pick up from Kampala and a drive back.

Day 2: You go bird watching in Royal mile at Budongo forest from Kampala then be transferred to Murchison Falls national park.

Days 3: By 7:00am, you will be at the park headquarters for a morning game drive return for lunch then go for an evening boat cruise.

Day 4: After breakfast, you are driven back to Kampala with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for birding.

Day by day itinerary of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1 of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning at 7:00am, a professional Uganda bird watching safari guide picks you up from your accommodation facility in Kampala for a drive to Mabamba wetland which is the closest spot to find a shoebill from Kampala. Here anticipate to see bird species like the Swamp Flycatcher, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, African Water Rail, African Purple Swamp-hen, Common Moorhen, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Winding Cisticola and many more. You later have lunch at Nkima forest lodge then drive to Nkima forest in the evening in search of the forest bird species after which you are returned to Kampala for an overnight at a preferred hotel or lodge.

Day 2 of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, your knowledgeable Uganda bird watching driver guide picks you up from your lodging facility for a transfer to Budongo forest for birding where we definitely sight several forest species. You bird through the Royal mile with sightings of birds like the Nahan’s Francolin, White-thighed Hornbill, Blue-throated Roller, Yellow Spotted Barbet, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher and many more. After birding here, you are driven to Murchison Falls national park where you spend a night in an accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 3 of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

 

By 7:00am, expect to be driven to Murchison falls national park for a morning game drive lasting about 2-4 hours as you see several wildlife and bird species. You then return to your lodging facility where you have a lunch break then go for an evening boat cruise at 2:00pm. After the evening boat cruise, you will slowly be driven back to your hotel/lodge as you sight several wild species at sunset. The several bird species sighted here include 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. In the evening, you return to your lodging facility for an overnight.

Day 4 of the 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

On this last day of your birding tour in Uganda, you have breakfast then be driven back to Kampala. A stop is done at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you sight several savannah bird species as you track Rhinos on foot then continue with the drive to Kampala.

End of your 4 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda is undoubtedly the best bird watching destination in Africa because of the diverse bird species. Just like birding, Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are favorable in Uganda because it hosts more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

Don’t miss out on this amazing 4 days bird watching journey because it’s one of the shortest birding safaris you can undertake in Uganda.

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