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Discover birders paradise in Uganda! This safari takes you to Mabamba swamp which is an extensive marsh stretching through a long narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the Western main body of Lake Victoria, It has the status of an unprotected area with bird categories, globally threatened species and Lake Victoria Basin biome species. Then depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi; both unparalleled places for bird watching.

summary trip

  • • Day 1: ARRIVAL • Day 2: KAMPALA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK • Day 3: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK • Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH – LAKE BUNYONYI • Day 5: LAKE BUNYONYI • Day 6: LAKE BUNYONYI – KAMPALA • Day 7: DEPARTURE

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL

You will be welcomed by a representative of Florius Safaris who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival you might spend the afternoon at Mabamba which is an extensive marsh stretching through a long narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the Western main body of Lake Victoria in Entebbe. Mabamba bay has grown into one of the most interesting and spectacular sites for birding in Uganda and is one of the wetlands of International Importance. Here you will spot the Shoebill, Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-Winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow

Day 2
KAMPALA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

From Kampala we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we will pass the Ugandan equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. After lunch in Mbarara we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley. Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park you will enjoy an evening game drive before you check in at the accommodation in the park.
Some of the available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Elephant Plains
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge | Kasenyi Safari Lodge | Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge | Simba Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks: Bottled Water

Day 3
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

The day starts early when we make a game drive to the northern parts of the park. This is not only an area for excellent game viewing but also offers much to birders. We move through open grassy plains which support large flocks of White and Abdims Stork as well as the spectacular Saddle Billed Stork during the migratory season. Raptors are well represented, including the Brown Snake Eagle, Whalbergs Eagle, Bateleur, African harrier-hawk, Marsha Eagle and Grey Kestrel.
We return for lunch and then take a boat launch. Watch hundreds of hippos, elephants and many migratory bird species, such as the Grey headed Gulls, White winged black Terns, African skimmers, Mourning Dove, Water Dikkops, Great white and Pink-Backed Pelicans, etc.

Some of the available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Elephant Plains
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge | Kasenyi Safari Lodge | Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge | Simba Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks: Bottled Water

Day 4
QUEEN ELIZABETH – LAKE BUNYONYI

We depart from Queen Elizabeth with some game and bird viewing on our way out and proceed to the area that is often referred to as “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Here you will find Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders. On a bright day you might even see the beautifully shaped volcano Mount Muhavura. Upon arrival at the “Lake of the small birds” a motor boat awaits you for transport to Bushara Island.

High end/ Luxury facilities: -Arcadia Lodges | Heritage Safari Lodge | Bunyonyi Bird Nest
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Bunyonyi Safari Resort | Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drinks: Bottled Water

Day 5
LAKE BUNYONYI

After breakfast you can hire a canoe and explore the surroundings from the water surface. Drift quietly to the several small islands and enjoy the rich birdlife. Return for lunch and then take on a Bird Walk in Mukoni Village. Pass small farms and enjoy the spectacular view as you look out for many birds. Generally 40 to 50 different species may be seen on this walk, including the African Hobby, Black Kite, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet-chested, Bronze and Red-chested Sunbirds, White-headed Saw-wing etc. Dinner and overnight

High end/ Luxury facilities: -Arcadia Lodges | Heritage Safari Lodge | Bunyonyi Bird Nest
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Bunyonyi Safari Resort | Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Budget/Low facilities: Crater bay cottages Bunyonyi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drinks: Bottled Water

Day 6
LAKE BUNYONYI – KAMPALA

After breakfast we return towards the capital city, with lunch en route. The drive takes about 7 hours but runs through a beautiful countryside. Arrival in Kampala late in the afternoon. Accommodation: Cassia Lodge | Forest Cottages |
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drinks: Bottled Water

Day 7
DEPARTURE

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for you flight back home. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

costs

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  • • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • • Fuel for the whole trip
  • • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • • 1 day pre-tour accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe
  • • All park entry & activities fees
  • • Bottled water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • • International airfares
  • • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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7 DAYS OF BIRDING SAFARI IN UGANDA