Uganda Short Birding Safari

UGANDA SHORT BIRDING SAFARI

Trip duration

6 days/ 5 nights

 

The Uganda Short Birding Safari can be combined with the Uganda Birding Safari.

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND POSSIBLE WALK AT ENTEBBE BOTANICAL GARDENS

On the Uganda Short Birding Safari, we shall arrive via Entebbe, where our team will be ready to receive us. We shall then transfer to our hotel, located nearby.

If time allows, and depending on how tired we are from the flights, we may choose to enjoy a short bird walk at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens. This will help us kick-start our Uganda Short Birding Safari adventures.

Night in Entebbe.

DAY 2: MABAMBA SWAMP TO LAKE MBURO

On this day, our Uganda Short Birding Safari takes a trip to the famous Mabamba Swamp, a nice place to search for the Shoebill. Here we shall enjoy a boat trip, in a traditional canoe. The swamp is very productive and holds a huge variety of birds’ species. We may also be lucky to find the rare Sitatunga Antelope.

In the afternoon, we shall drive to Lake Mburo; as we enjoy more birding on the way. On this day, we shall also get to cross the Uganda section of the Equator on our way. On arrival, we shall start picking our first birds of this vast area until sunset.

Night at Lake Mburo.

DAY 3: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

We shall enjoy game drives the entire morning as we score more birds that we may have missed the previous day. Nice mammals will also be abundant including Burchellʼs Zebra, Oribi, Cape Buffalo, Uganda Topi, Nile Hippo, Cape Eland, Vervet (Tantalus) Monkey, Olive Baboon and Impala. This will add a great number of mammal species to our Uganda Short Birding Safari.

We shall later enjoy a boat ride here to score more birds across the water. We may also find some Nile Crocodiles here, as they reside around the lake shore.

Night at Lake Mburo.

DAY 4: TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

We shall start the day early and head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park; for our next leg of the Uganda Short Birding Safari. We shall enjoy some roadside birding along the way.

Later, we shall arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park, where more birds and mammals await us. Mammals to expect here include Uganda Kob, Nile Hippo, Lake Chad Buffalo, African Elephant, Leopard and Spotted Hyena.

Night at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

We shall spend the day enjoying more game drives in this park. We hope to add more species that we missed the previous day.

In the afternoon, we shall enjoy a boat cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Here many birds will be present and we shall take time to enjoy them.

Night at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE

Continuing towards Entebbe, we shall keep an eye for more birds that we may not have seen on our Uganda Short Birding Safari. In the afternoon, we shall arrive in Entebbe.

We shall then take our airport transfer for the evening flights home- marking the end to our lovely Uganda Short Birding Safari.

 

Highlight birds

Shoebill, Great Blue Turaco, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, Greater Swamp-Warbler, Carruther’s Cisticola, Winding Cisticola, Trilling Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Stout Cisticola, Fan-tailed Grassbird, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-headed Coucal, African Pygmy Goose, Snowy-crowned Robin-chat, Sooty Chat, White-backed Night-Heron, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, African Finfoot, Red-faced Barbet, Black-lored Babbler, Glossy Ibis, Little Weaver, White-winged Widowbird, Southern Red Bishop, Yellow-fronted Canary, Plain-backed Pipit, Flappet Lark, Rufous-naped Lark, White-tailed Lark, Grey-backed Fiscal, Swamp Flycatcher, Red-necked Spurfowl, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Tern, Black-rumped Button-Quail, Black Coucal, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Grey Kestrel, Bateleur, Marsh Tchagra, Sooty Chat, Greater Honeyguide, Great White Pelican, Little Bittern, Goliath Heron, Saddle-billed Stork, African Open-billed Stork, Senegal Lapwing, African Wattled Lapwing, Kittlitz’s Plover, White-fronted Plover, African Skimmer

Highlight mammals and others

Uganda Kob, Leopard, African Lion, Savannah Elephant, Nile Crocodile, Nile Hippo, Spotted Hyena, Burchell’s Zebra, Oribi, African Buffalo

Habitats covered

Savannah, Wetlands

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Africa’s Big Game, Boat Ride, Shoebill

Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari
Uganda Short Birding Safari

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