13 Days Savannah Birding Safari In Uganda | Mj Safaris Uganda

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Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 13 Days Focus: Birding | Game Viewing Key Species: Shoebill Stork, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Orange Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, African Finfoot, Red-faced Barbet, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Flamingo, White-napped Pigeon, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Pratincole, Pel’s Fishing-Owl Expected # of birds: 350 Species Birding Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Moderate Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography

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    Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 13 Days Focus: Birding | Game Viewing Key Species: Shoebill Stork, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Orange Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, African Finfoot, Red-faced Barbet, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Flamingo, White-napped Pigeon, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Pratincole, Pel’s Fishing-Owl Expected # of birds: 350 Species Birding Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Moderate Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: Worthwhile

    1. Arrival for Birdwatching in Uganda Day 1

      Day 1: Arrival for Birdwatching in Uganda – Savannah Birding Safari In Uganda

      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.

      Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Travellers Inn (Full Board)

    2. Birding Tour to Mabamba Swamps in Uganda Day 2

      Day 2: Birding Tour to Mabamba Swamps in Uganda

      This morning we bird the Swamps where most of the birding is done canoeing! And in the afternoon, we bird Mabamba bay. A variety of species to be seen shall include; The elusive Shoebill, White-faced Whistling-duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Common Squacco Heron, long-toed Plover, African water Rail, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Striated Heron, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, Black Crake, Swamp Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, African Jacana, House Sparrow which is Vagrant, Mosque Swallow (monteiri race), Weyn’s Weaver, White Shouldered Tit, Little Swift, Sand Martin, Brown Snake-Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Grosbeak Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, Fork-tailed Drongo, Feral Pigeon, Flappet and Rofus-napped Lark Lark, Long-Crested Eagle, Stripped Kingfisher, Common Stonechat, Common Greenshank, Little bee-eater, Whinchat, Grey Wagtail, Great Blue Turaco, Grassland Pipit, Orange Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Black-headed weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Black Headed Gonolek, Ruppell’s Long-tailed Sterling, Grey-Headed Sparrow, Spur-winged Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, African Pied Wagtail, Pied King Fisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Stork, Olivaceous Warbler, Tawny Eagle, Carruther’s Cisticola, Ross’s Turaco, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Ashy Flycatcher, Rufous-napped Lark, Yellow-throated Greenbul name it. You could also see the Sitatunga, a swamp antelope and much more of wildlife.

      Overnight at Boma Guest House | Entebbe Travellers Inn (Full Board))

    3. Bird Watching Tour to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda Day 3

      Day 3: Bird Watching Tour to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

      After breakfast, we bird to Uganda’s largest National Park; we stop at Masindi for lunch then proceed to the top of the spectacular falls.

      Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Red Chilli Safari camp (FB)

    4. Game Viewing and Uganda birds Tour Day 4

      Day 4: Game Viewing and Uganda birds Tour

      We have an early morning breakfast then go birding on a game drive, we take the best trucks and to the delta, we bird. We carry packed lunch with us so we will waste no moment if we are to see a bigger number of savannah birds along with other wildlife. Among the many species you should expect include; The Secretary Bird, The Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, House Martin, African Rock Martin, Lesser Stripped Swallow, Ethiopian Swallow, Angola Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Rufous-chested Swallow, Nightingale, Rock Thrush, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Redstart, White-fronted Black Chat, Sooty Chat, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Bulbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, the Arrow-marked, Black-lored and Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honeyguide, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black Scimitarbill, Green Wood Hoopoe, a number of Buzzards, Barbets, Rollers, Harriers, Vultures, Eagles, Bee-eaters, Warblers, and so forth.Yellow-billed Oxpeckers in a Symbiosise Rothschild GiraffeYellow-billed Oxpeckers in a Symbiosise Rothschild Giraffe

      Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp (FB)

    5. Nature Walk birding tour and Launch Cruise in Uganda Day 5

      Day 5: Nature Walk birding tour and Launch Cruise in Uganda

      Early in the morning, we bird on foot with a game ranger for the early and late morning active birds. We get back to the hotel for lunch then take a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. Here, your list shall include; The Shoebill Stork, Little Grebe, Great White and the Pink-backed Pelicans, Red-knobbed Coot, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Crake, Black-crowned Crane, Southern Pochard, The Egyptian, African Pygmy, and the Spur-winged Gooses, Storks like; the Saddle-billed, Open-billed, Abdim’s, White, Yellow-billed, Marabou, and the Wooly-necked, the Little and Dwarf Bitterns, Night Heron, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Green Backed Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Cormorants, the African and Eurasian Spoonbills, the Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Jacana, African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover the list is very long.

      Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp (FB)

    6. Birdwatching Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda Day 6

      Day 6: Birdwatching Safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

      Have breakfast and then bird to the home of 606 bird species

      Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (FB)

    7. Birding the Mweya Peninsular & Kazinga Channel Day 7

      Day 7: Birding the Mweya Peninsular & Kazinga Channel

      The morning of this day, we bird the Mweya Peninsular and in the afternoon we take a boat to Kazinga channel. You will have the exposure to the, African Skimmer, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, White-winged Terns, Swamp Fly-catcher, Grey-capped Warbler, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Collard Pranticles, African Jacana, Pin-tailed Whydah, Martial Eagle, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars, the lovely Black-headed Gonolek, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squacco Heron, African Skimmer, African Fish Eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Sedge Warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, Great white and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Mourning Dove, African Open-billed Stork, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Yellow-billed and Marabou Stork, Egyptian Goose, a number of Gull species, just to mention but a few.

      Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (FB)

    8. Whole day Avian Watching along Kasenyi Track and the Craters in Uganda Day 8

      Day 8: Whole day Avian Watching along Kasenyi Track and the Craters in Uganda

      Today, bird the Kasenyi trail and the craters for hundreds of Savannah species, we search for the Common Rock Thrush, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Redstart, White-fronted Black Chat, Sooty Chat, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Bulbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, the Arrow-marked, Black-lored and Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honeyguide, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black Scimitarbill, Green Wood Hoopoe, a number of Buzzards, Barbets, Rollers, Harriers, Vultures, Eagles, Bee-eaters, Warblers, and so forth.

      Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (FB)

    9. Bird Uganda Ishasha Sector and Kyambura Gorge Day 9

      Day 9: Bird Uganda Ishasha Sector and Kyambura Gorge

      We bird this beautiful sections for hundreds of bird species, among which will include; African Thrush, Ruppell’s Long-tailed Sterling, Black-headed Gonolek, Slender-billed Weaver, Little Weaver, Black-headed Weaver, Grey-headed Sparrow, Red-headed Lovebird, Spur-winged Lapwing, the African, Red-eyed and African Morning Doves, the Winding, Croacking and Zitting Cisticolas, just to mention but a few.
      Overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge | Kingfisher Lodge

    10. Birdwatching Journey to L. Mburo National Park in Uganda Day 10

      Day 10: Birdwatching Journey to L. Mburo National Park in Uganda

      After breakfast, we bird to the best choice place to find the African Finfoot: L. Mburo National Park. On checking in, we will go for an evening game drive for a number of bird species and a variety of mammals for example, Warthogs, Zebras, Elephants and many others. Lunch en route.

      Overnight at Mihingo Lodge | Arcadia Cottages (FB)

    11. Whole day Birding Uganda L. Mburo National Park Day 11

      Day 11: Whole day Birding Uganda L. Mburo National Park

      Have an early morning breakfast before going birding in a game drive car, we bird and return for lunch and later take a boat ride in search of water associated birds. Species possible to see today will include the African Finfoot Coqui, and the Red-winged Francolins, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Barefaced Go-away bird, Harlequin and Blue Quails, Common Button Quail, White-headed and Black-billed Barbet, Greenwood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Blue-napped Mousebird, Blue-breasted and Shining-blue Kingfishers, Lilac-breasted Roller, African-grey Hornbill, the Nubian, Buff-spotted, Brown-eared, and the Grey Woodpeckers, Trilling, Stout, and Wing-snapping Cisticolas, Red-necked spurfowl, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, African-wattled Plover Rufous napped and Flappet larks, Rufous-chested Swallow ,Yellow-throated Longclaw, Black-winged Bishop, Chubb’s, Carruther’s and a number of other Cisticolas, the Lesser and Great Swamp Warblers, Black Crake, Common Squacco, Striated, Goliath, Purple, Black-headed, Grey, and Black-headed Herons, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, the African Fish Eagle, among others.

      Overnight at Mihingo Lodge | Arcadia Cottages (FB)

    12. Birding Journey to Kampala/Entebbe Day 12

      Day 12: Birding Journey to Kampala/Entebbe

      On the last day, we bird our way out of the park for more species possibly missed out as we head to Masaka for our lunch before proceeding to Kampala or Entebbe.

      Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Travellers Inn (Full Board

    13. Departure Day 13

      Day 13: Departure – End of Uganda Savannah Bird Watching Tour