Birding Tours

20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour

 Kibaale, Kasese, Bwindi, Uganda
 12th Feb - 01st Jul

Overview

20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour

On this 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour, you will be able to see the following Uganda birds: Banded Snake-eagle, African Pied Hornbill, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Black Bishop, Brown Twinspot, Black-bellied Firefinch, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, Yellow-billed Barbet, Spotted Greenbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Slender-billed Greenbul, Black-capped Apalis, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Green Hylia, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Forest Flycatcher, Fire-crested Alethe, as well as chimpanzees, many species of butterflies, snakes, impala, eland, kingfisher, waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, crocs and of course the gorillas. To book for this 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enquire from here... 

20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Itinerary In Summary

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 2: Mabamba Swamp

Day 3: Budongo Forest

Day 4: Budongo Forest

Day 5: Budongo Forest

Day 6: Budongo- Kaniyo Pabidi

Day 7: Kibaale Forest National Park

Day 8: Kibaale Forest national park

Day 9: Semuliki National Park

Day 10: Semuliki National Park

Day 11: Semuliki National Park

Day 12: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 13: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 14: Bwindi National Park

Day 15: Bwindi National Park

Day 16: Bwindi National Park

Day 17: Bwindi National Park

Day 18: Bwindi National Park

Day 19: Entebbe

Day 20: Entebbe- Departure

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Tour Overview

Availability

January 01 - December 31

Duration

20D/19N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Arrival- Entebbe
    Arrive at Entebbe Airport where our guide will meet, greet and transfer you to your place of accommodation. Note that Early arrivals will have the opportunity to bird the Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

    The gardens host a variety of open country and woodland species which include: Orange Weaver, Red-chested Sunbird, Verreaux's Eagle-owl, Slender-billed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Sedge Warbler, Giant Kingfisher, Great Reed Warbler, Pied Hornbill, Great Blue Turaco and Ross's Turaco to mention but a few.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option)
    (2 Friends Beach Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Central Inn Hotel - Budget option).

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Mabamba Swamp
    Leave early in the morning for Mabamba Swamp with picnic lunch. We will look for the rare Shoebill and later we will transfer to Mpanga Forest. This forest is a stunning patch of remnant, medium altitude evergreen and swamp forest.

    Look out for Blue-breasted kingfisher, Weyn's Weaver, White-spotted Flufftail, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Grey Parrot, Lemon Dove, Black-billed Turaco, Fire-crested Alethe, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Hair-breasted Barbet, Woodland Warbler, Olive Greenbul, Sooty Boubou and do not be surprised to meet the shy Bush Pig. Drive back to either Entebbe or Kampala for night.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option)
    (2 Friends Beach Hotel - Mid Range option)
    (Central Inn Hotel - Budget option).

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Budongo Forest
    Set off for Budongo Forest with several stops for birds on the way. Look out for the White-crested Turaco, Ross's Turaco, and White-crested Helmet-shrike. Stop for lunch at Masindi. Continue to Budongo for overnight.

    Evening birding may produce Bat Hawk, Black-shouldered Nightjar, White-crested Turaco, Crowned Eagle and African Wood-owl.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Masindi Hotel - Luxury option)
    (Budongo Eco Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Hotel Victory Bijja - Budget option).

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in Budongo Forest
    After an early breakfast start birding at the Royal Mile. This is the home to very rare Nahan's Francolin. We will look for Banded Snake-eagle, African Pied Hornbill, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Black Bishop, Brown Twinsport, Black-bellied Firefinch, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, Yellow-billed Barbet, Spotted Greenbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Slender-billed Greenbul, Black-capped Apalis, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Green Hylia, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Forest Flycatcher, Fire-crested Alethe, Yellow Longbill, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Crowned Eagle, Yellow-footed Flycatcher, African Dwarf Kingfisher. As we bird, we will not forget that this forest is home to the chimpanzees.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Masindi Hotel - Luxury option)
    (Budongo Eco Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Hotel Victory Bijja - Budget option).

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in Budongo Forest
    Set off after an early breakfast for the Busingiro Sector for a whole day birding. We hope to see chimps, baboons, Ituri Batis, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Forest Francolin, Yellow and Grey Longbills, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Red-tailed Antthrush, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo and many other forest species.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Masindi Hotel - Luxury option)
    (Budongo Eco Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Hotel Victory Bijja - Budget option)

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour Birding in Budongo Forest
    Start early with packed breakfast and drive to Kanio Pabidi Section for birding and chimpanzee tracking. Special birds here include the Puvell's Illadopsis, Crowned Eagle, White-crested Turaco, Afep Pigeon, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Ross's Turaco, Narina's Trogon, Red-tailed Antthrush, Rufous-sided Broadbill and baboons.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Masindi Hotel - Luxury option)
    (Budongo Eco Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Hotel Victory Bijja - Budget option)

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7 and 8: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding In Kibale National Park
    Start early to travel to Kibale National Park. Most of this park rainforest and is home to over 9 species of Primates. These include Chimpanzee, Red Colobus Monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Red-tailed Monkey and galagos.

    The forest is also home to Scaly Francolin, Marsh Tchagra, Black-bellied Seedcracker, Green-backed Twinspot, Bicoloured Mannikin, White-naped Pigeon, Afep Pigeon, Narina Trogon, Joyful Greenbul, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, the superb Black Bee-eater and many others.

    A nature walk at Bigodi Wetland will be a good afternoon's birding. This is home to Blue-headed Coucal, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Scaly-throated Honeyguide and Black-faced Rufous Warbler.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Papaya Lake Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Chimpanzee Guest Cottages - Mid Range option)
    (Chimpanzee Guest House - Budget option)

Day 9
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 9 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Transfer to Semuliki Forest
    Drive early morning with your packed lunch for Semuliki Forest. This forest is a moist semi-deciduous forest that is home to Spot-breasted Ibis, Northern Bearded Scrub-robin, Capuchin Babbler, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Yellow-throated Green Cuckoo, White-bellied Kingfisher, Maxwell's Black Weaver, Black-winged Oriole, Red-eyed Puffback, Crested and Red-bellied Malimbe, Brown-crowned Eremomela, Zenker's Honeyguide and African Piculet. We overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Semuliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Ntoroko Game Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Kirumia Guest House - Budget option).

Day 10
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 10 and 11: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in Semuliki forest.
    Whole day birding in the Semuliki Forest.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Semuliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Ntoroko Game Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Kirumia Guest House - Budget option).

Day 12
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 12 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Start at dawn for Maramagambo Forest west of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Key species here are Dark-capped Yellow Warbler, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Black-headed Batis, Brubru, Sulphur-breasted Bush-shrike, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Bat Hawk, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Green Crombec, Black and White Flycatcher, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Red-headed Bluebill, African Hobby, African Green Pigeon, Ross's Turaco, African Finfoot and many others.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Enganzi Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

Day 13
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 13 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Whole day birding in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the afternoon enjoy birding on a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Enganzi Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Pumba Safari Cottage - Budget option).

Day 14
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 14 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest.
    Transfer southwards to the home of the giant cousins of human beings. Bwindi National Park is still one of the best virgin tropical rainforest in East Africa. After breakfast carry a picnic lunch for a whole day birding in the only natural tropical forest in the area. This forest has over 300 bird species recorded.

    These include Red-throated Alethe, Equatorial Akalat, Forest Robin, Montane Oriole, Grey-throated Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, African Broadbill, Black Bee-eater, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Narina's Trogon, Pettit's Cuckooshrike, Black-faced Rufous Warbler and many other forest rarities.

    This forest receives rainfall almost throughout the year; a rain jacket and hiking books are necessary solutions.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)

Day 15
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 15: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
    Bwindi National Park - Gorilla trekking. Many birders who have been to this forest have shown interest in trekking these cousins of human beings in their jungle homes. Have this optional day for gorilla trekking. Carry your picnic lunch and enjoy the forest giants.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)

Day 16
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 16, 17 & 18: Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Birding in the Rhiija section of Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
    Depart at the crack of dawn for a 50km drive to the highest peak of the forest at Ruhinja. Several stops at suitable birding sites may produce rare species such as White-starred Robin, Grey Cuckooshrike, Strange Weaver, Banded Prinia, Brown-chested Alethe, Slender-billed Greenbul, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, White-browed Crombec, Mountain Illadopsis, Luehders Bush-shrike, Grey-green Bush-shrike; all these and many others are among the 345 species recorded in this park. Birding to the Mubwindi Swamp is very productive.

    One has to be prepared to walk on steep mountain tracks. You drop from about 2400m to 2050m above sea level. Birding in the bamboo zone is good for the Handsome Francolin, Archer's Robin-chat, Stripe-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Mountain Greenbul, Waller's Chestnut-winged Starling, Dusky Crimsonwing, Mountain Illadopsis, Mountain Yellow Warbler and we hope to see brief views of duikers.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option).

Day 19
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 19 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Drive to Entebbe.
    Today you will be transferred from the isolated forest of bwindi to either Entebbe or Kampala for an overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option)
    (2 Friends Beach Hotel - Mid Range option)
    (Central Inn Hotel - Budget option).

Day 20
  • 08:00 A.M

    Day 20 : Of 20 Days Uganda Birding Tour - Budongo forest, Semuliki National Park, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park tour. Departure Day.
    Ultimate Wild Safaris driver guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight back home, hence calling it end of Uganda birding experience.