5 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari

5 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari

March 11, 2024
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5 Days Uganda Bird Watching Safari: This tour passes through Entebbe, Mabamba, and Lake Mburo National Park. The journey begins with birdwatching in the Botanical Gardens, along the shores of Lake Victoria, and at Entebbe’s UWEC. Go to Mabamba Wetlands the following day, which is the greatest location in Uganda to see rare Shoebill Storks. This significant bird region is home to a good number of various birds, in addition to the endangered Shoebill Stork. Abird-watching safari in Lake Mburo National Park, which is home to over 313 bird species, rounds out the tour. Wetlands, lakes, savannahs, undulating hills, and acacia trees all offer the ideal environment for a wide range of birds.
We now have our finest Uganda bird-watching safari trip available for those who love birds. Come along for an amazing experience as you identify over 1300 bird species in Uganda, including several that are rare and exclusive to our ecology. You will be able to visit all of the major birdwatching locations in the area on your birding safari in Uganda, where you will be able to see innumerable, colourful kinds of birds. The 5-Day bird viewing safari in Uganda is wonderful since it includes the opportunity to go on an optional game drive in Lake Mburo National Park and many birding experiences within the park.

Uganda Bird Watching Safari Highlights

Day 1: Bird Watching in Entebbe areas (UWEC, Botanical Gardens & Lake Victoria Shores)
Day 2: Bird Watching tour In Mabamba Wetlands
Day 3: Bird Watching in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 4: Bird Watching in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 5: Return to Kampala/Entebbe

Day 1: Bird watching in Entebbe Areas (UWEC, Botanical Gardens & Lake Victoria Shores)

After taking breakfast, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), formerly known as the Zoo, to go birdwatching. In addition to 10 different species of weavers, including the rare Northern Masked Weaver, Golden Backed, African Paradise, Baglafect Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Black Necked, and many more, this has drawn over 170 different kinds of wild birds. There are five different species of flycatchers, including the lead-colored, Red-billed, crested Shrike, and swamp flycatchers, among many others. Among the raptors you may encounter are the African Goshawk, African Fish Eagle, African Hobby, Shirkr, Tiny Banded Snake Eagle, and many more species, including captive animals. Continue on to the Botanical Gardens for additional birdwatching. As you head towards the evening adventure to the sewage lagoons, enjoy lunch and unwind. Return for supper.

Day 2: Bird watching in Mabamba Wetlands.

After breakfast, travel to Namugabo, which is close to the Mabamba Swamps, where the largest number of Shoebills have ever been seen in one day and the principle means of birding is by canoe. The following species may also be spotted: Pygmy Goose, Yellow-billed Duck, White-faced Whistling Duck, African Jacana, Black Crake, Allen’s Gallinule, African Water Rail, Squacco, Long Toed Plover, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, and so on. among many others, the swamp antelope, or Sitatunga Antelope. Visit a different marsh on the way to Kampala; you might see Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler, Crowned Bishop, Weyns, and many more species. Pack a lunch and set out birdwatching before spending the evening and night in Kampala

Day 3: Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. The park is located in Uganda’s west. After making a quick stopover at the equator, continue on to Lake Mburo through the Nshara Gate entrance, which is home to the greatest concentration of bird species, including the Greater Blue Eared Starling, Brown Parrot, Lilac-breasted Roller, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Green Wood Hoope, Spot-Flanked Barbet, Northern Black Tit, Crested Francolin, and Bare-faced Go-Away Bird.
After lunch, relax and prepare for a late-afternoon wildlife drive along the Zebra Track, where you can come across the evasive leopard and other nocturnal species. and rufous napping rufous, Temmricks Courser, African Wattled Plover, Black Bellied Bustard, and Coqui Francolin. Back for the evening and the night.

Day 4: Bird watching in Lake Mburo National Park

Take an early morning nature walk after breakfast to observe zebras, impalas, and many wetland and savannah bird species. Return to the Kigambira loop for the evening game drive after lunch. Anticipate indigenous species such as the Red-Faced Barbet, Black Collared Barbet, Green Capped Eremonela, Lead-Colored Fly Catcher, and Red-Headed Love Bird. Return for dinner.

Day 5: Return to Kampala/Entebbe Day

We take a game drive down the Lakeside Track early in the morning. Approaching aquatic ecosystems near Lake Mburo is required for this. Expect to see the White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warblers, and the elusive Blue-headed Coucal, also known as the Shoebill. Proceed to the lakeside area while keeping an eye out for numerous species, including the African Water Rail, African Fin Foot, Spur-Winged Plovers, and African Darter. After returning in the middle of the morning for breakfast, go on a lunch cruise to look for any missing papyrus species; crocodiles and hippos are the anticipated additions. Start your journey back to Kampala for your birding adventure, but first make a lunch break in Maska town.