This 7 days Uganda Birding Safari Unveils Uganda as a true birder’s paradise! You will get to explore many interesting birding areas of Uganda like Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Lake Bunyonyi, the Switzerland of Africa!
You Must Know when Booking
✓ Group Size : Minimum One traveler
✓ Transport 4X4 Safari Vehicle – Van or Mini Bus
✓ Accommodation : Safari Lodges types (Budget, Mid – Range or Luxury)
Note : For Booking and Confirmation, a 50 % initial deposit is required in order to secure the Accommodation.
Highlights for 7 days Uganda Birding Safari
- Launch cruise and Bird watching on Kazinga Channel
- Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Canoeing and Birding on Lake Bunyonyi
- Early morning Launch Trip with Evening Game Viewing
- Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
- Service of English – speaking driver
- Delicious meals
- 6 nights accommodations
- Airport Pickup and transfer
Detailed Itinerary for 7 days Uganda Birding Safari
Day 1 : Transfer from Airport to booked accommodation in Entebbe / Kampala
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your guide / driver who will transport you to your booked hotel in Kampala or Entebbe so you can get some rest from your long flight and be ready to get into your activities the next day.
Day 2 : Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After your breakfast, depart from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the way, stop by the Ugandan equator to take photos and buy some souvenirs from the craft shops in this area. You will have another stop for lunch before continuing nonstop with your journey to Queen Elizabeth through the Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions. Drive to your booked safari lodge and check in. Later you will set out for an evening game drive, Dinner and overnight at your booked safari lodge, a good chance of seeing lots of wild game and birds. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : Morning Game drive and Boat ride on Kazinga Channel
You will start off this day with an early morning game drive after breakfast in a different sector of this park with great opportunities for game viewing and more importantly birding. We will drive through the large open grass plains which are habitat to huge flocks of Abdims, White Stork and the amazing Saddle-Billed Stork particularly in the migratory season. Raptors are also common among which are the Brown Snake Eagle, Bateleur, Marsha Eagle, Walberg’s Eagle, Grey Kestrel and African harrier hawk. After lunch we will have an exciting boat launch to see lots of hippos and several migratory birds like the Grey headed Gulls, African skimmers, White winged black Terns, Pink & white Backed Pelicans, Mourning Dove and the Water Dikkops among others. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi also known as the “Little Switzerland of Africa.” Upon arrival you will check into your booked safari lodge and have lunch and later after lunch, set out for a canoeing adventure on Uganda’s deepest lake with lots of beautiful birds to see while doing this activity. On a clear day you will catch sight of Mt Muhavura, Uganda’s inactive volcano.
Day 5 : Uganda Birding safari on Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast you will take a local canoe to the various small islands to get a chance to enjoy the prolific bird life. Return for lunch and head to Mukoni for more bird watching. In general you may see close to 50 diverse bird species on this thrilling walk, among which will be the Swamp Flycatcher, African Hobby, Bronze-chested Sun birds, Scarlet-chested, the White-head Saw-wing and Red-chested Sun birds, Black Kite and so much more. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Travel back from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala / Entebbe
After breakfast, check out of your safari lodge to begin your journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop en-route. Drop off at your booked hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Brief city tour and Departure
After your breakfast, you will check out of your hotel to set out for a city tour of Kampala, you will get t tour many prominent historic sites, cultural sites and so much more. After lunch, you will drive directly to the airport for your evening flight back home. Meal plan: H/B
Package for 7 days Uganda Birding Safari includes :
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Transportation by safari vehicle
- Visit Lake Bunyonyi for birding
- Visit top of the falls
- Park entry fees
- Game drives
Package for 7 days Uganda Birding Safari excludes :
- Luxury drinks
- Tips to local guides
- Telephone and porter fee
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned