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1Day Mabira Forest bird watching tour Uganda

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Overview of your 1 day Mabira Forest bird watching tour Uganda

This 1-day Mabira forest bird watching tour Uganda is an affordable 1 day Uganda birding safari to Mabira forest just a few kilometers east of Kampala-Uganda’s capital. This private tour to mabira forest which is the largest tropical rain forest in Uganda offer a whole day birding experience in sight of the montane forest bird species. For your safari, a professional Uganda birding safari guide will pick you up after breakfast from your accommodation facility in Kampala at 7:00am and start the drive to mabira forest on about 1 hours drive. You will arrive in mabira forest latest 8:00am, upon arrival, you will take a specific birding trail along with your knowledgeable bird watching trip guide as you spot several forest bird species till 1:00pm. You will have lunch and rest for about 1 hour then return to the forest using a different trail till 5:00pm then your driver guide will transfer you back to in a 4×4 safari vehicle Kampala with several sightings along the way.

Highlights of your 1 day Mabira Forest bird watching tour Uganda

Expect to wake up early to meet your driver guide then start the drive to mabira forest. You will go birding in mabira for 5 hours have lunch for 1 hour then continue bird watching for another 3 hours then return to Kampala.

Details of your 1 day Mabira Forest bird watching tour Uganda

The 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. Just as you start your short Uganda bird watching tour, you will see several bird species even before you reach the forest. 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.

1 day mabira forest bird watching safari

Mabira forest is home to about 300 bird species, flora and Uganda’s endemic the Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). On this 1 day Uganda birding tour in mabira forest, you will see several bird species inclusive of which are these;

  • African Pied Hornbill
  • Forest Wood-Hoopoe
  • Tit Hylia
  • Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike
  • Black-Billed Turaco
  • Ruffaous Flycatcher Thrush
  • White-bellied
  • Blue-breasted
  • Shining-blue and Dwarf Kingfishers
  • Slender Billed
  • Yellow-white eye
  • African Harrier Hawk
  • Chestnut Wattle-eye
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Yellow Whiskered
  • Toro Olive and Little Grey Greenbul
  • Green-tailed and Red Tailed Bristlebill
  • Forest Robin
  • Fire-crested Alethe
  • Snowy-crowned and Blue-shouldered Robin Chat
  • Yellow Spotted
  • Grey Throated and Yellow billed Barbet
  • White-spotted Flufftail
  • Jameson’s Wattle-eye
  • Little Green
  • Green Throated and Olive Bellied Sunbird
    • Hairy-breasted Barbet
    • Green Crombec
    • Black-throated Apalis
    • African Paradise Flycatcher
    • Black-and-white Shrike
    • African Flycatcher
    • Blue-throated Brown Sunbird
    • Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo
    • Blue Throated Roller
    • Open-billed stork
    • Long crested Eagle
    • Marabou stork
    • Cattle Egret
    • Pied Crow
    • Black Kite

End of your 1 day mabira forest bird watching tour Uganda

Credit should be given where its due, when a country has 50% of a whole continents bird species distributed in each single kilometer, Uganda is the truly a birders haven.

Plan to tour mabira forest on this 1 day birding excursion and leave with beautiful memories.

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