10 Days Bird Watching in Uganda’s Rain Forests | Mj Safaris Uganda

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Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 10 Days Focus: Birding Key Species: Orange Weaver, African Piculet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Nahan’s Francolin Expected # of birds: 300 Species Birding Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Moderate Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: Can be difficult in the forest Possible Extensions: Chimpanzee Trekking

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Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 10 Days Focus: Birding Key Species: Orange Weaver, African Piculet, White-throated Blue Swallow, Puvel’s Illadopsis, Nahan’s Francolin Expected # of birds: 300 Species Birding Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Moderate Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: Can be difficult in the forest Possible Extensions: Chimpanzee Trekking

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on fullboard
  • Transport in a tourist vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals on the road
  • All activities on the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in the vehicle
  • Airport pick and drop
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal health insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  1. Arrival for Uganda Rain Forests Birding Tour Day 1

    Day 1: Arrival for Uganda Rain Forests Birding Tour

    Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to the Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, we bird Entebbe botanical Gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
    Dinner and Overnight at Rain Forest Lodge Mabira (FB)

  2. Uganda Birding Tour to Mabira Forest Day 2

    Day 2: Uganda Birding Tour to Mabira Forest

    This is the biggest forest reserve closest to the city center. It boosts of a 315 bird species record with 74 of the 144 species of the Guinea–Congo Forests biome that occur in Uganda
    Search for Nahan’s Francolin which is an IUCN Red list’ endangered species, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, White-spotted Flufftail, Afep Pigeon, Grey Parrot, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Sabine’s Spinetail, Cassin’s Spinetail, Blue-throated Roller, African Dwarf Kingfisher, White-bellied Kingfisher, Forest Woodhoopoe, African Pied Hornbill, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Speckled Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Green-breasted Pitta, African Shrike-flycatcher, Jameson’sand Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Forest Robin, Fire-crested Alethe, Red-capped Robin-Chat, the Speckle-breasted, Yellow-crested, Brown-eared, and the Buff-spotted Woodpeckers, Cassin’s Honeyguide, Red-tailed Bristlebil among others.Dinner and

    Overnight at Rain Forest Lodge Mabira (FB)

  3. Uganda Birding Safari to Budongo Forest Day 3

    Day 3: Uganda Birding Safari to Budongo Forest

    Today, we bird to Budongo Forest which has a prolific birdlife with two species of birds not found elsewhere in East Africa: 10 of the 22 species of the Sudan–Guinea Savannah biome and 93 of the 144 species Guinea–Congo Forests biome that occur in Uganda.
    We carry packed lunch along.

    Overnight at Masindi Hotel | New Court View Hotel (FB)

  4. Birding Budongo Forest in Uganda Day 4

    Day 4: Birding Budongo Forest in Uganda

    We bird the marvelous Royal mile and several other trails for the whole day. We look for the Puvel’s Illadopsis and Nahan’s Francolin other special birds include; the Yellow-billed Barbet, Grey-throated Barbet, Honeyguide Greenbul, Chocolate–backed Kingfisher, White-headed Saw-wing, White Wagtail, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec, African Moustached Warbler, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, African Citril, African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Bronze Mannikin, Black-billed Bluebill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Northern Puffback, Black-headed Gonolek, Tropical Boubou, Isabelline Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more.

    Overnight at Masindi Hotel | New Court View Hotel (FB)

  5. Birding Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Birdwatching Day 5

    Day 5: Birding Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Birdwatching Spots

    Overnight at Masindi Hotel | New Court View Hotel (FB)

  6. Uganda Birding Trip to Semliki National Park Day 6

    Day 6: Uganda Birding Trip to Semliki National Park

    Semliki harbours a large number of predominantly Central African species which cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa and these include some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after birds such as; Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honey guide Black-wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail, just to mention but a few. There is a single, unconfirmed report of the globally threatened Lesser Kestrel.

    Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge | Vanilla Hotel (FB)

  7. Semliki forest and the Kirumiya trail Day 7 & 8

    Day 7 & 8: Semliki forest and the Kirumiya trail

    Being one of the richest for both flora and fauna in Africa most especially birds, we bird the place for two days. We aim at a record of 400 species including; the African Piculate, Blue Swallow, White-throated Blue Swallow, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Spotted Greenbul, White-starred Robin, Lowland Akalat, Red-throated Alethe, Fire-crested Alethe, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Red-eyed Puffback, White-tailed Robin-Chat, Northern Bearded Scrub-Robin, Capped Wheatear, Common Stonechat, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, Oberlaender’s Ground-Thrush, Grey Ground-Thrush, Little Grey Greenbul, Toro Olive Greenbul, Mountain Greenbul, Yellow-throated Nicator, Western Nicator, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Petit’s Cuckoo-shrike, Black Saw-wing, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Long-tailed Hawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Grant’s Bluebill, Afep Pigeon, Blue-headed Coucal, Bates’s Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Cassin’ Spinetail, Sabine’s Spinetail, White-bellied Kingfisher, Shinning-blue Kingfisher, Gabon Woodpecker, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, Black-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, just to mention but a few.

    Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge | Vanilla Hotel (FB)

  8. Birding to Kampala Day 9

    Day 9: Birding to Kampala

    Have breakfast and with packed lunch, bird to Entebbe for the Last Night

  9. End of Birdwatching Safari - Departure Day 10

    Day 10: End of Birdwatching Safari – Departure