3 Days Lake Mburo Bird Watching Safari

3 Days Lake Mburo Bird Watching Safari

March 11, 2024
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3 Days Lake Mburo Bird Watching Safari: Lake Mburo National Park is one of the smallest savannah park in Uganda boasts a rich diversity of bird species, both migratory and resident. The park is a true gem, as it is the nearest to Kampala! It is a beautiful area with an ideal environment that comprises Savannah grasslands, lakes, rolling hills, wetlands, and acacia trees, which are all territories for a variety of bird species, including the sought-after dinosaur-like Shoebill, Crested Francolin, White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, and more than 313 other bird species that have been documented in this park! Such as White-winged Tit, Red shouldered Cuckoo-Shrike, Green Wood-hoope, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Finfoot, Red-headed Lovebird, Black-Bellied Bustard, Brown Chested Lapwinng, Common Scimitarbill, Emerald spotted Wood-Dove, Brown Parrot, Ross’s Turaco, Bare-Faced-Go-Away-Bird, Nubian Wood Pecker, Long-tailed Cisticola among others.

Rubanga Forest within Lake Mburo National Park is home to forest species, adding to the birding experience. The forest can be accessed by both vehicle and foot, depending on one’s wishes. Additionally, migratory birds visit from November to April. Lake Mburo National Park is truly “whispers of the wilderness,”  and its swamps harbour unique papyrus endemics such as the Blue-headed Coucal,Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Grey Crowned Crane, and many others. Therefore, don’t miss the chance to explore this avian paradise.

Highlights of 3 Days Lake Mburo Bird Watching Safari

Day 1: Leave Kampala for Lake Mburo National Park. Birds in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 3: Return to Entebbe.

DAY 1: BIRDING LAKE MBURO

We depart early from each of your accommodations to begin our safari/birdwatching adventure. There will be multiple stops along the way to search for certain bird species in their rarely seen habitats. Among the birds of importance in this transfer are the Ruffaous Bellied Heron, Lilac-breasted Roller, and Wolly-Necked Stork, the striking Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, and the large and impressive southern Hornbill It will be worthwhile to stretch your legs and take some photos at the equator when travelling through Uganda in search of birds.

Destination: Lake Mburo

Accommodation: Mihingo lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock, Arcadia lodges

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2: BIRDING LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at our lodge, we go on a game and birding drive with an armed ranger, giving us a better chance of seeing mammals like buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, impalas, elands, and green capped eremomela. We also concentrate on looking for birds associated with acacia, such as the Bare-faced-go-away-bird, Red-faced Barbet, Tabora Cisticola, Coqui Francolin, Brown Chested Plover, Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Red-headed Weaver, Buff Bellied Warbler, Black Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Sulpher-breasted Bush-shrike, Red-billed Wood Hope, and many more. We take a boat excursion in the afternoon to look for the African Finfoot, Black Crowned and White Backed Night Herons, Giant Kingfisher, and other species.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation: Mihingo lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock, Arcadia lodges

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Birding to Entebbe

Depending on the flight duration or where we spend the night, our birding for today will vary. There are good locations, and we mostly search for species that we may have overlooked, such as the Papyrus Gonolek and others. Our short 3 Days Lake Mburo Bird Watching Safari has come to an end.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation: End Of Tour

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

End of Safari