Uganda Comprehensive Birding and Wildlife Spectacular: Albertine Endemics, Shoebills, Mountain Gorillas, and More

Trip Description

Our typical birding and wildlife trip in Uganda begins in Kampala. A first day at the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Lake Victoria and other Kampala locales is worthwhile for finding anumber of bird species. Then we travel to Mabamba Swampthe next morning for Shoebill and numerous other species.  Next is Queen Elizabeth National Park for great African wildlife and birds over two days. Other destinations over the week will include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (both Buhoma and Ruhija) and Lake Mburo National Park. Most trips are then extended (based upon group interest) to Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve,  Muchison Falls National Park and many other birding spots along the way. 350 to 400 bird species will be seen on the base trip, with about 20 to 40 more per day on each day of an extension.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival into Uganda and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2:  Mabamba Wetlands for Shoebill and Complete Afternoon of Birding in Areas Surrounding Mabamba and Entebbe

Day 3:  AM Birding Stops on way to Murchison Falls National Park: PM Birding near Paraa and Other Areas near Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4:  Birding and Wildlife Viewing at Murchison Falls National Park

Day 5:  Birding on Way to Masindi: The Escarpment; Busingiro Forest Center and Additional Birding in the Afternoon

Day 6:  Bird the Royal Mile with Wildlife Viewing          

Day 7:  Drive with Birding along the way to Fort Portal; Late PM Birding at Kibale Forest National Park

Day 8:  AM Birding; Quick Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) with Birding and Wildlife Viewing at QENP for Most of Day

Day 9:  Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park with Wildlife Watching

Day 10:  AM Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park on Way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (BIFNP) with PM Birding through Ishasha Sector of BIFNP with Wildlife Watching

Day 11:  Bird Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Buhoma Trail

Day 12:  Gorilla Trek or More Birding at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 13:  More Birding at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Birding the Neck on the way to Ruhija

Day 14:  Bird Mubwindi Swamp  

Day 15:  AM Final Birding in Ruhija Section of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park; Birding throughout Rest of Day on Way to Lake Mburo         

Day 16:  February 7 in 2015: Bird Lake Mburo National Park with Wildlife Watching  

Day 17:  AM Birding Lake Mburo National Park and Birding on Way to Entebbe; Birding at Entebbe Botanical Gardens Late in Day

Day 18:  Flights Home Today

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Detailed Itinerary

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