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5 Days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

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Overview of the 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

This 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park gives you an opportunity for a 5 days Murchison Falls National Park birding safari in Uganda. Being the largest and oldest safari park in a country that has over 50% of Africa’s bird species, Murchison Falls National Park has several bird species to be sighted on a Uganda birding safari.

This exclusive 5-day bird watching tour in Uganda starting and ending in Kampala starts with a pick up from your lodging facility in Kampala after breakfast on day 1 of your safari with birding in Mabamba wetland in the morning and botanical gardens bird watching in the evening there after return to your lodging facility. You will be driven to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for birding in Uganda then continue to the Masindi stretch in the evening. You will arrive into Murchison Falls national park on the third day of your safari after birding in Royal miles Budongo and Bugungu. For great sightings of the savannah and water bird species, you will do a game drive and boat cruise in Murchison falls national park on the fourth day then birding in the pakwach stretch and return to Kampala on the 5th day. Throughout your Uganda birding tour, your professional Uganda bird watching safari guide will make all your transfers using a 4×4 safari vehicle and the accommodation facility is as of your preference at the time of booking.

Highlights of the 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1: After early morning breakfast, your safari guide will start your birding tour to Mabamba wetland and then Entebbe Botanical gardens in the evening.

Day 2: Your Uganda birding safari driver guide will drive you to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will do rhino tracking on foot as you sight birds. In the evening, you will do birding along Kafu-Masindi stretch.

Day 3: Your driver guide will drive you for a birding experience at Royal mile Budongo in the morning then drive through Bugungu and get to Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: 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 5: After breakfast at your accommodation facility, you will do bird watching along the Pakwach stretch then return to Kampala.

Day by day of the 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1 of your 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

Your safari will start with a pick up by your safari guide for a birding tour to Mabamba wetland south west of Entebbe as early as 7:00am. This is one of the closest spots from Kampala where you can sight the elusive shoebill stork. The other bird species to tick off your list in Mabamba include the Swamp Flycatcher, African Water Rail, African Purple Swamp-hen, Common Moorhen, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Rufous-bellied and Purple Heron, Winding Cisticola and many more. In the evening, you will go birding at the Entebbe Botanical gardens then be driven to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

Day 2 of your 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

By 7:00am, your driver guide will drive you 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.

Day 3 of your 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National ParkAfter 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.

 

Day 4 of your 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National ParkBy 7:00am, you will be driven to Murchison falls national park for a morning game drive that will last about 2-4 hours, 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 as you sight several wild species at sunset. Alongside the wildlife seen, you will see 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. You will be driven back to your accommodation in Murchison Falls national park for dinner and an overnight.

Day 5 of your 5 days Uganda bird watching tour Murchison Falls National Park

On this last day of your safari, you will go for early morning birding along the pakwach stretch. During this birding excursion there are high chances of sighting the Red-faced Cisticola, Northern Red Bishop and many more. After lunch, you will be driven back to Kampala and if time allows, you can go for a short birding excursion in Busega swamp in search of the papyrus bird species like the Papyrus Gonolek if you missed some at mabamba wetland.

“Uganda is arguably the best country in Africa for birds, with more than 1000 species recorded in an area the size of Great Britain”. Philip Briggs a Bradit guides writer wrote. Uganda is exclusively adorned with a whole 1,078 confirmed bird species with 24 Albertine rift endemics and 1 country endemic- the Fox’s weaver. These bird species count to about 50% of Africa’s species making the country Africa’s birding paradise that you can’t afford to miss only on a Uganda bird watching tour.

If its about a 5 days birding safari in Uganda, there’s no better option but choose to undertake this great and rewarding bird watching tour.

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