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6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

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Overview of the 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

This 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park takes you to a 6 days Uganda bird watching tour to Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national park. From the shores of Lake Victoria, through the wetlands marshes, tropical forests to the largest savannah park in Uganda take this chance to see and hear beautiful birds on an adventurous Uganda birding tour.  Your amazing birding tour in Uganda along with a knowledgeable Uganda birding safari guide starts with a 1 day bird watching tour in Mabamba wetland for the whole first day then whole day birding in Mabira forest on the second day.

Your exclusive 6 days birding tour continues with a pick up from your lodging facility in Kampala on the third day to continue to Murchison falls national park. You will be driven to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a birding experience then continue to the Masindi stretch in the evening. You will arrive into Murchison Falls national park on the fourth day of your Uganda bird watching safari after birding in Royal miles Budongo and Bugungu wildlife reserve. 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 fifth day then birding in the pakwach stretch and return to Kampala on the sixth day. Throughout your 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 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

Day 1: After early morning breakfast, your safari guide will start your birding tour to Mabamba wetland where you will spend the whole day.

Day 2: You will have a bird watching tour in Mabira forest for the whole day then return to a lodging facility in Kampala in the evening.

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: Your driver guide will drive you for a birding experience at Royal mile Budongo in the morning then drive through Bugungu game reserve 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 do bird watching along the Pakwach stretch then return to Kampala.

Day by day details of the 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

Day 1 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national ParkYour safari starts with a drive from your lodging facility as early as 7:00am by your safari guide for a birding tour to Mabamba wetland. With the several bird species here, this is one of the nearby spots from Kampala where you can sight the elusive shoebill stork. 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, Winding Cisticola and many more. You have lunch at Nkima forest lodge after 2-3 hours on the boat then drive to Nkima forest in search of the forest bird species. You will spend the night at a hotel or lodge in Kampala.

Day 2 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national ParkThe safari starts early morning (around 6:30am to avoid traffic jam) after breakfast from your place of residence. Your professional birding safari in Uganda driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Mabira forest using a 4×4 safari vehicle. After about 1 hour, you will arrive at mabira forest where you go for the first phase of birding that will take about 5 hours. A lunch break takes about 1 hour then after you will return to the forest for another 3 hours of bird watching. After several forest sightings alongside several other forest species, your driver guide will transfer you back to Kampala.

Day 3 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

Your driver guide will pick you up early morning and start the 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 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 then spend the night in Masindi.

Day 4 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

Your driver guide will pick you up after breakfast at your accommodation facility for a 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 5 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

By 7:00am, you are driven into Murchison falls national park for an early morning game drive that lasts about 2-4 hours. Return for a lunch break then go for an evening boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. After the evening boat cruise, you are driven back to your hotel as you sight several wild species at sunset. Alongside the wildlife seen, you see several bird species like the Black-billed Barbet, Red necked Francolin, Hugli’s Francolin, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Denham’s Bustard, Malachite Kingfisher and many more. You are driven back to your accommodation in Murchison Falls national park for dinner and an overnight.

Day 6 of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

The last day of your bird watching safari in Uganda has come, after breakfast, you go for early morning birding along the pakwach stretch. This birding excursion offers 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.

End of your 6 days Uganda birding safari Mabamba wetland, Mabira forest and Murchison Falls national Park

Uganda is undeniably a perfect birding destination no matter the number of days you would love to spend. Just like these 6 days birding safari, you can take a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park or a wildlife safari in Uganda to any of the safari parks.

There is no better place to have a much rewarding safari in Africa than in Uganda, in Just 6 days have the chance to sight over 500 bird species.

 

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