6 Days Albertine Rift Birding Tour, Birding Safari Tours in Uganda
The 6 Days Albertine Rift Birding Tour takes you Bird Watching in Mgahinga National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park. This will enable you watch various bird species flying within their natural forest vegetation making the whole adventure very remarkable and exceptional.
Day 1: Arrival-Transfer to Entebbe Botanical Gardens
On arrival our guide will pick you up and get a chance of birding at the botanical gardens in Entebbe, upon early arrivals. Possible sightings may include; Palm-nut Vulture, Great Blue Turaco, Eastern Gray Plantain-eater, African Pied Hornbill, Splendid Glossy Starling and Orange and Slender-billed Weavers, Golden Backed, orange weaver and thereafter you transfer to Kampala for Dinner and Overnight at Cassia lodge, Serena Hotel Kampala, Excellent Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer-Mgahinga National Park Kisoro
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the South Western part of Uganda at Mgahinga National Park. En-route you will transcend in Echuya forest around Muchuya swamp where you will spot various bird species like the Francolinus nobilis, Ploceus alienus , Batias diops, Cryptospiza etc.
You will ten break off for lunch then after, you will proceed on your journey to Mgahinga National Park and when you reach, transfer to your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Mount Gahinga lodge, Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Kisoro Toursit Hotel.
Day 3: Bird Watching in Mgahinga National Park
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Ntebeko Camp in Mgahinga National Park and here you will spot various bird species which include; the shy Shelly’s Crimson-wing, Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Cape Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, White-eyed Slaty and White Tailed Blue Flycatcher, Olive Wood-pecker, White-starred Robin, Mountain Yellow Warbler, White-napped Raven, Lagden's Bush-Shrike, Yellow-crowned Canary, Streaky and Thick Billed Seedeater. After watching, transfer aback to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Travelers Rest Hotel, Mount Gahinga lodge, Nkuringo Safari Lodge, Kisoro Tourist Hotel.
Day 4: Transfer - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up have breakfast then embark on your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and when you reach their, you will proceed to walk along the trails so as to watch the various birds in their habitat.
The Bird species you will spot include; pigeon forest, flycatcher, Rwenzori Turaco among others species like the greater flamingo, bar-tailed god wit, pink-backed pelican and the papyrus canary,white-faced Whistling & Knob-billed Ducks, African Spoonbill, Open-billed & Saddle-billed Storks, Collared Pratincole, Water Thick-knee, Spur-winged & African Wattled Plovers etc. In the afternoon, you will transfer for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will spot water birds between Lake Albert and Gorge. After the experience, you will transfer to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Hippo Hill Camp, Simba Lodge.
Day 5: Birding-Mubwindi Swamp
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Mubwindi Swamp located a few kilometers off Bwindi Forest National Park and when you reach here, you will spot various species of birds like the Grauer's (African Green) Broadbill, beautiful Regal Sunbird and Archer's Robin-Chat.
Other Birds like the beautiful leafy looking broadbill, Black-billed Turaco, Olive, Elliot’s and Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Greenbul, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Red-faced Woodland and Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-throated Collard and Black Throated Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, African Green-Broadbill, Mountain, Shelley’s and Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Rwenzori Batis, Regal Sunbird etc. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Resort, Silver backs Lodge, Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 5: Birding in Semliki National park
After your breakfast head to Semlki National Park located a few kilometers off the stunning Fort Portal Town and you will possibly watch birds like; the Congo Serpent Eagle, Black-throated Coucal, Grey-throated Rail, Nkulengu Rail, Long-tailed Hawk, Spot-breasted Ibis, Capuchin Babbler, Yellow-throated Nicator, Northern Bearded Scrub Robin, Red-chested Owlet, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, White-bellied Kingfisher, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Zenker's Honeyguide, White-throated Blue Swallow etc. Dinner and Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Hotel Vanilla.
Day 6: Departure-Kampala
Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Kampala City then to Entebbe Intrnational Airport to board your flight back home.
THIS SAFARI INCLUDES:
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Bird Watching Permits to be booked in advance
- Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
- Airfare to Uganda
- Cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program