5 Days Budget Uganda Birding Safari

5 Days 4 Nights
  • 5 days birding safari uganda lake mburo national park
  • 5 days birding safari in Entebbe
  • 5 days birding safari lake mburo nature walk
  • 5 days birding safari mabamba swamp
  • 5 days birding safari uganda lake mburo national park
  • 5 days birding safari with lake mburo national park
  • 5 days birding safari with lake mburo

Description

This 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari with bird watching at Entebbe botanical gardens, via Mabamba wetlands for the rare shoebill search and then later heads west to Lake Mburo national park which is a home to over 313 bird species and numerous mammal species which includes the elands, Giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, antelopes and many other. On this safari several bird species will be observed like the Pink-backed Pelican, Squacco Heron, Long-toed Plover, Long-tailed Cormorant, Malachite Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Duck, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Blue-headed Coucal, and African open billed Stork, Grey Kestrel, Great Blue Turaco, African Green Pigeon, Red-headed Lovebird, Weavers, Ross’s Turaco, Swifts, Sunbirds, Finches, and other birds. However, in lake Mburo national park we shall encounter Bateleur, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Crested Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Long-tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Apalis among other birds.

5 Days Budget Uganda Birding Safari Highlights;

  • Birding Botanical Gardens in Entebbe
  • Birding Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
  • Birding Victoria Gardens
  • Birding Mabamba Swamp
  • Whole day Birding Lake Mburo National Park
  • Birding Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Birding Nature Walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Wildlife viewing Safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Adventurous Boat Cruise

The tour includes:

  • English speaking birding Safari Guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Transportation in 4×4 tourists’ vehicle
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • Drinking water on board

The tour excludes;

  • International flight tickets
  • Insurance fees

Itinerary

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Day 1 Budget Uganda Birding Safari: birding day in Entebbe ( UWEC, botanical garden and lake Victoria Gardens).

Early morning breakfast and embark on a short drive to the Uganda wildlife education center (UWEC) formerly known as the Entebbe zoo. UWEC has various bird species with a recorded number of 170 species. While there you will be able to view 5 species of flycatchers such as swamp flycatcher, crested shrike flycatcher, red-bellied among others, also we shall observe the 10 species of weaver birds such as the lead-colored golden, grosbeak weaver bird, golden-backed, rare northern masked weaver bird, African paradise, black-necked waver bird and many more. Other birds species include African fish eagle, Shika, the small banded eagle, African goshawk, gabar goshawk. You also visit the botanical gardens for another bird watching adventure, later have lunch as you relax and unwind in the evening, you will transfer back to your place of the hotel for dinners and a night stay.
Meal plan: Dinner.
Accommodation: Via Via Guest House

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Day 2 Budget Uganda Birding Safari: Birding in Mabamba Swamps

Early in the morning after your breakfast on this day, your birding safari guide will pick and transfer you to nabugabo birding spot close to the mabamba swamps, which has the largest number of the rare shoebills stock upon reaching there, you will be briefed about the activity and later your will get into a canoe to the mabamba swamps while there will be able to spot species such as the squacco, African water rail, black-headed heron papyrus gonalek, pygmy goose, white face whistling duck, Allens gallinule, yellow-billed duck, black crake, African jacana among other. Later return to Entebbe but while on your way you will have a stop along the way and observe other bird species like the yellow-crowned bishop weyns weaver, papyrus gonalek, and many more. Continue to the lodge and arrive in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay at your hotel.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Via Via Guest House

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Day 3 Budget Uganda Birding Safari: Lake Mburo Birding experience.

Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will embark on the drive westwards towards Lake Mburo national park you will have a stopover at the equator line statue along the way for brief photos, and proceed westwards upon arrival at lake Mburo national park you will enter through Nshara gate be in a position to see the crested francolin, spot –flanked barbet northern black tit, greenwood hoopoe, common scimitar bill, trilling cisticola, greater blue eared starling, brown parrot, trilling cisticola and so many more. You will later retire for lunch at acardia restaurant within the park. Later you will embark on an afternoon birding game drive in the park in the long zebra track and you will be able to view species like temmricks, rufous, rufous napped rufous, napped rufous, African wattled plover, chested swallow, black-bellied bustard, rufous napped rufous. You will be able to look out at the mammal species like Buffalos, Elands Giraffes, leopard, and other nocturnal you will return for dinner and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock or Equivalent

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Day 4 Budget Uganda Birding Safari Uganda: Birding at Lake Mburo National Park

On this day have an early morning breakfast and you will head out for the birding nature walk in the savanna park and encounter several species of birds. Later return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation as you prepare for the evening birding game drive within the kigambira loop. In the game drive, you will spot the red face barbet, red-headed lovebird, flycatchers, green-capped eramomela, later in the evening, you will transfer back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock or Equivalent

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Day 5 Budget Uganda Birding Safari: Return to Kampala

Early in the morning, you will have a birding game drive along the lake shores there you will be able to spot the greater and lesser swamp warbler, the elusive shoebill, papyrus gonalek, blue-headed coucal papyrus yellow warbler. As you advance through lakeside camping ground, you will also encounter the African water rail, African finfoot, African darter, red-headed lovebird, spur-winged plovers, and many more. Get back to your lodge for breakfast and set off for the birding boat cruise looking for hippos, crocodiles, and several water birds. Return to your lodge for the checkout and drive back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator for lunch and later proceed to Kampala.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

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