13 DAYS - WILDLIFE AND BIRDING ADVENTURE

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For birders, this adventure gives a rewarding experience as you view variety of bird species in our forests. Murchison Falls- Kibale-Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi – Mgahinga Gorilla NP.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

  • Leave Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park
  • Stopover in Nakasongola for rhino tracking and birding
  • Proceed to the Park via Masindi while birding all the way. Have lunch en route
  • Visit the top of mighty Murchison falls as you bird watch. Then proceed to your lodge as you make brief game viewing stops en route
  • Retire for the night at the accommodation of your choice.
  • Murchison falls has over 450 species recorded such as the rare shoebill stock, Saddle billed stork, red-necked falcon, Green –backed Heron, Fulvous Whistling Duck and Blue-breasted Bee-eater.

Day 2: Murchison Falls

  • After breakfast, take a game drive to the Albert Nile delta.
  • Return to the lodge for lunch
  • Launch trip to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls while viewing crocodiles, hippos and birds lazing around on the banks of the Nile.
  • Look out for the rare Shoebill stork and the fish eagle

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest NP

  • After an early morning breakfast, leave the Park and head for Budongo forest
  • Bird at Budongo forest with birdlife of up to 332 recorded species including the rare blue throated roller, dwarf kingfisher, velvet – mantled drongo and grey –chinned sunbird.
  • A three hour walk will enable you see up to 60 bird species. Budongo is also rich with chimpanzees, monkeys and other primates.
  • Have lunch in Masindi
  • Proceed and spend overnight in Hoima at hotel of your choice

Day 4: Hoima - Kibale Forest Conservation Area

  • Have an early breakfast and head for Kibale via Fortportal. You will pass through big tea plantations
  • Arrive Fortportal in time for lunch and have it.
  • Spend the rest of the day birding Bigodi swamps
  • Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice within Kibale forest

Day 5:  Kibale Forest Conservation Area

  • Spend the day birding in Kibale forest. It has over 320 recorded bird species such as the yellow-spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the African pitta, the crowned eagle as well as wetland species
  • Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 6: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Bird the crater lakes as you head for Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • In Queen Elizabeth, there are over 500 recorded bird species such as the shoebill stork, the black bee eater, kingfisher, falcons, eagles, flamingos and other varieties.
  • Have an early lunch at Mweya
  • Boat cruise on kazinga channel. Here, you will enjoy a vast array of birds, hippos and other animals
  • Return to Mweya for dinner and overnight

Day 7: Maramagambo forest

  • Take an early morning breakfast and head for Maramagambo forest. You will take packed lunch. Bird Maramagambo forest, Lake Kikorongo and Kasenyi track
  • Visit the bat caves with a rare concetration of bats 
  • Return to Mweya for dinner and overnight

Day 8: Mweya – Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP

  • Start with an early breakfast
  • Then, head for Kyambura gorge for Chimp tracking
  • Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Bird around the water falls, the main track and the area round the camp
  • Bwindi has over 350 species, more than 184 which are endemic to the forest. Birding in this park allows you see up to 100 bird species a day including the great blue turaco, the Black-billed Turaco, the Crested Guinea and Africa’s friendliest bird – the Pied Wagtail.
  • Overnight at accommodation of your choice

Day 9: Ruhija

  • Set off for Ruhija (in Bwindi) after your early breakfast. With your guide, bird Mubwindi swamps
  • Spend the rest of the day birding around Ruhija
  • Overnight in Bwindi 

Day 10: Ruhija – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Bird the Ruhija area and then continue to Kisoro
  • Bird Echuya forest en route
  • Over 79 bird species have been recorded in Mgahinga including the coloured Rwenzori turaco and the rare Grauer’s swamp warber
  • Dine and overnight at hotel of your choice

Day 11:  Mgahinga gorilla national park

  • After breakfast, head for the forest and bird entire day. You will carry your packed lunch
  • Return to Kisoro town for overnight

Day 12: Kabale – Lake Bunyonyi

  • Drive to Kabale after breakfast
  • Head for Lake Bunyonyi decorated with  29 beautiful islands and several bird species from where the Lake derives its name
  • Do canoeing to Bushara island as you bird and have lunch there
  • After lunch,  take a tour of the Lake and enjoy the beauty as you bird on other islands and shores
  • Dine and overnight at accommodation facility of your choice

Day 13: Kabale - Kampala

  • Depart from Lake Bunyonyi after an early breakfast
  • Via kabala town, enjoy the cold breeze and the beautiful scenery all through and have your lunch in Mbarara
  • Continue to Kampala as you stop and buy fruits and crafts along the way
  • Arrive Kampala in the evening.