12 Days Birding Exhibition Safari In Uganda

12 Days 11 Nights
  • 9 days birding lake Nakuru
  • 12 days birding kakamega
  • 12 days birding lake bongoria
  • 12 days birding mount Kenya
  • 12 days birding great rift valley kenya
  • 12 days birding lake nakuru

Description

This birding exhibition takes you to the most sought-after bird-watching destinations. Visit Mount Kenya National Park which hosts Kenya’s most cherished bird species like the Green Pigeon Violet-backed Starling, and Meyer’s Parrot. Anticipate enjoying altitude birding adventure and being immersed in one of the most unique environments in Africa, not to miss a wide array of bird species such as Mountain Buzzard, Spot-flanked Barbet, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, and Double-toothed Barbet, Olive Pigeon, Mountain Buzzard, Violet-backed Starling, Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon, and Oriole Finch, Meyer’s Parrots, African Green Pigeon, Black-and-white Mannikin and Spot-flanked Barbet, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Red-fronted Parrot, Jackson’s Francolin, Moorland Chat, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird, Black-headed Waxbill, Montane White-eye, Eastern Double-collared Sunbird, Slender-billed Starling, Waller’s Starling, Hunter’s Cisticola, and Moorland Francolin. Visit Lake Baringo and Lake Bongoria which are known soda lakes and attract huge volumes of bird species inclusive of globally threatened and regionally elusive species such as  Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, African Fish Eagle, Little Bittern, Purple Heron and White-faced Whistling Duck, African Jacana, Black Crake, Goliath Heron, Jackson’s Hornbill, Yellow-billed Hornbill, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Northern White-faced Scops Owl, Shikra, Dark Chanting-Goshawk, Verreaux’s Eagle, Slender-tailed Nightjar, D’Arnaud’s Barbet, Black-throated Barbet, Brubru, Heuglin’s Courser, Blue-capped cordon-bleu, Grey-headed Bushshrike, Northern Masked Weaver, Jackson’s Golden-backed Weaver, White-billed Buffalo-Weaver, Northern Red Bishop, Brown-tailed Rock Chat, Beautiful Sunbird, Hemprich’s Hornbill,  Mocking Cliff-Chat and Bristle-crowned Starling among others. Birding Kakamega is a mid-altitude tropical rainforest part of Congo Basin Forest in the far east situated in Kenya with tropical residents such as Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Great Blue Turaco, Crowned Eagle, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, White-chinned Prinia, Turner’s Eremomela, Green Hylia, Red-headed Bluebill, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, African Broadbill, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, Olive-Green Camaroptera, Luhder’s Bush-Shrike, Black-crowned Waxbill, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, White-spotted Flufftail, Dusky Tit, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Green-throated Sunbird, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, among other birds. We shall also have a birding experience along the shores of Lake Victoria for more waterbird expeditions. The 12 days of bird-watching exploration also takes to the vast plains of Maasai Mara. It is recommendable to travel during the month of October to February for a better bird watching experience; however, the tour is available throughout the year and can be fully customized in regards to your needs and preferences.

12 Days Birding Exhibition Safari In Uganda Highlights;

Day 1: Birding Transfer to Mountain Kenya

Day 2: whole Day Birding Mount Kenya

Day 3: Birding the Great Rift Valley of Kenya

Day 4: Whole Day Birding Excursion

Day 5: Birding transfer to Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo

Day 6: Full Day Birding lakes Nakuru

Day 7: Birding Transfer to Kakamega Forest

Day 8: Whole Day Birding Kakamega forest

Day 9: Birding transfer to Lake Victoria

Day 10: Birding transfer to Masai Mara Game reserve

Day 11: Full day Birding Masai Mara

Day 12: Birding Game drive and transfer back to Nairobi

Cost Inclusions;

  • Transport based on a tourist vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Park entry fee where applicable
  • Accommodation and all meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking driver
  • Guarantee of going for this trip.
  • Game viewing drives as per the Itinerary
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Government taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Tips to driver guide, porters, and hotel staff.
  • Extras at the lodges – tips, drinks, telephone bills, alcoholic
  • Kenyan Visa

Itinerary

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Day 1: Birding Transfer to Mountain Kenya

After breakfast at your Hotel in Nairobi, you will depart for Mountain Kenya where you will arrive in time for lunch. The mountain is surrounded by forests which has different trails where one can pass so as to see different bird species in the forest. You will go for birding in the afternoon in the forest. Look out for birds like Olive & Bronze napped pigeons, Silvery Cheeked hornbills, Ruppels Robin Chat, White-starred Forest Robin, Mountain Greenbul, Stuhlmans sterling and may be Vereaux Eagle. Return for dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: whole Day Birding Mount Kenya

After breakfast, you will drive to slopes of Mt Kenya through numerous vegetation zones and onto 10,000 ft Afro- alpine moorland. En rout look out for other bird species. In the afternoon after lunch, set out for the birding along the river line forests. Here you will be able to see birds like Black duck, Hartulabs Turaco, Crowned hornbill, Paradise flycatchers and sunbirds. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3: Birding the Great Rift Valley of Kenya

After you’re served breakfast at the Lodge, you will depart for the full day birding in the Great Rift Valley and in the Sosyambu wildlife sanctuary. If you want, you will go for the night game drives and birding. Search for birds like flamingos and Pelicans. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4: Whole Day Birding Excursion

After breakfast, set out with your packed lunch for a full day birding in the sanctuary. search for bird species like Narina Trogon, Arrow-marked Babbler and Red headed weaver ,Hildebrand’s Francolin, Montane and Dusky Night jars. After lunch you will take a short excursion to Lake Nakuru. Dinner and overnight at the campsite/Lake.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5: Birding Transfer to Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo

After breakfast, you will drive north wards to Lake Bogoria and to Lake Baringo. En route you will be watching different bird species. In the afternoon you will take an excursion to see the Hippos and other animals. Dinner and overnight at the campsite/lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 6: Full Day Birding lakes Nakuru

Have breakfast in the morning and then after take a boat cruise to watch out for water bird species such as Dark Chanting Goshawk, Silverbird, Cliffchats, Jackson’s and Yellow-billed hornbills, brown- tailed Rock Chat, Bristle-crowned Startling, Verreaux Eagle and Spotted Eagle Owl. Return for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge/Campsite.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 7: Birding Transfer to Kakamega Forest

After a fully served breakfast, you will take with you a packed lunch and depart for a full day birding in the Kakamega Forest passing via Tugen hills ,through the Kerio valley and Serikwa plateau and finally to Kakamega forest. Dinner and overnight at a campsite near the forest.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 8: Whole Day Birding Kakamega forest

You will have breakfast and then spend a whole day birding in the forest searching for birds like Great Blue Turacco , Emerald Cuckoo ,Blue Headed Bee Eater, Black and White Casked Hornbill, Black-billed and Viellot’s Black Weavers. Dinner and overnight at a campsite
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 9: Birding Transfer to Lake Victoria

You will then head to Lake Victoria shores for more birding. After breakfast drive to the shores of Lake Victoria for another full day birding. Take a boat ride to the nearby island to search for more water loving bird species. Dinner and overnight at a campsite near the lake.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 10 : Birding Transfer to Masai Mara Game reserve

After a fully served breakfast, head out for Masai Mara game reserve which is the finest reserve in East Africa with all the Big Five animals like the Black Rhino ,Elephant ,Lion, Cheetah, Leopard ,Zebra, Wild beast, Heartbeast, Topi, Eland, Thompson and Grant Gazelles and many more. Birds include the Open -billed Storks, Temminck’s Courser, Yellow-throated Sangrouse, Usambiro Barbet and Denham’s Bustard. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 11: Full day Birding Masai Mara

Have Breakfast in the morning at the Lodge, depart with your packed lunch for a full day game drives searching for big cats animals such as Elephants, lions, leopards, Buffaloes and so on. Later on venture towards the Mara River to look for hippo pools, giant crocodiles and the world famous crossing point for the wildebeests. Return back to the lodge for a rest in the evening before having your dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 12: Birding Game drive and transfer back to Nairobi

Wake up early for the morning game drive to search for the other animals you missed out in the previous game drives, later return back to the Lodge for breakfast after which, you will transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon. Drop off will either be either at the Hotel in Nairobi or at the Airport depending on your flight departure time.
Meal plan: Breakfast, and Lunch

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