Birding Safari in Uganda

Birding Safari in Uganda – Birds of Uganda 

Birding Safari in Uganda focuses on Murchison Falls National park and  Conservation Area within the Albertine Rift Valley of  Uganda. Birding Safari in Uganda with a targeted area like Murchison Falls National Park has a variety of untamed African Savannah with a checklist of more than 360 bird species. Birding Safari in Uganda is the 9th ranking of Africa’s birding spots, which are 305 km (+|-5) Hours drive from the capital city of Uganda. This is the largest among all Uganda’s National parks that will give you Birding Safari in Uganda.

Enjoy Birding Safari in Uganda as you look out for all the specials and some of the Guinea Congo biome endemics. Bird through the stunning lushes of Savannah grasslands in Murchison Falls National Park, the Royal Mile – Budongo Forest area, the Albertine Escarpment, etc. Over 650 bird species are recorded to be existing in the conservation area classified in broader categories of Savannah forest birds, water birds, and Albertine endemic. Birding Safari-Uganda takes you to the common of the large birds found in the plains include the marabou storks, ground hornbills, secretary birds, black-bellied bustards, etc.

  • Day 1. Arrival at Entebbe Airport, a bird in Botanical Garden
  • Day 2. Birding in Ziwa Sanctuary |  drive to the top of the falls
  • Day 3. Bird in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 4. Birding  in Delta of Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 5. Bird through the Albertine Escarpment
  • Day 6. Bird the Royal Mile
  • Day 7. Drive to Kampala | Entebbe birding en route

Day 1. 7 Days Birding Safari-Uganda  | Botanical Garden Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport meet our representative who will transfer you to your respective hotel of stay in Entebbe.

Early arrivals can be introduced to birding around Entebbe preferable in the Botanical Gardens which produces great results of birding with views of the Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Great Reed, Grey Capped, Sedge, Greater Swamp and Eurasian Reed Warblers, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland, and Pygmy Kingfishers, Black Bishop, Grey Woodpecker, Olive, Olive bellied, Red-chested, Superb, Green Throated and Collared Sunbirds, Orange, Yellow Backed, Golden Backed, Slender Billed, and Black Headed Weavers, Lizard Buzzard, Grey Kestral, Black Kite, Gaber Goshawk, African Paradise and Red-Bellied Paradise and Ashy flycatchers, and many more. Overnight at, African roots Guest house | Via Via Guest House, Meal plan bed and breakfast 

Day 2. Birding at Ziwa Sanctuary | Murchison Falls National Park

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park Via Ziwa Sanctuary, birding en route for the Breasted roller along the electricity wire

Lunch in Kabalega Dinner or Masindi then continues to the park for Abyssinian Ground Horn Bills,  Bat Hawk, and a variety of Night Jars. Overnight at Budongo Eco-lodge Meal plan Full board

Day 3. 7 Days Birding Safari-Uganda | Birding on top of the falls

This day we wake up very early and start our birding.

The main focus for today will be the Puvell’s Illadopsis, Yellow-rumped tinkerbird, Grey and Yellow Longbill, other species which might be encountered in this forest might include among others the Fire Crested Alethe,  Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Xavier’s, Ictrine, Plain and Little Greenbul, Yellow Billed and Yellow Spotted Barbet, Green, Olive Bellied and Olive Sunbird, Crested Guinea Fowl, Speckled, Brown Eared and Yellow Crested Woodpecker plus other forest birds. Overnight at  Paraa Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge | Red Chilli Rest Camp Meal plan full board

Day 4.  Birding in Delta | Murchison Falls National Park

This morning we start with a drive as we proceed to cross the ferry for a game drive to the delta area searching for Shoebill stork, African Jacana, Northern carmine bee-eater, Cattle Egret, piac piac is mostly sighted behind the water buffaloes having free ride and yellow bill oxpecker and other water birds. Expect to find some nocturnal species of birds mostly the Nightjars and Owls, at times cats are sighted en route.

After crossing for a game and birding drive on the northern sector of the park, expect animals like lion, leopards mostly on a lucky day, giraffes, oribis, hartebeests, elephants, cape buffalo. In the afternoon we take a boat ride along the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls where we shall see a variety of water birds, Hippos, Crocodiles Overnight at  Paraa Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge | Red Chilli Rest Camp Meal plan full board

Day 5. Birding at Albertine Escarpment

Early morning drive to Masindi while birding the escarpment in search for the Black Billed and Spot Flanked Barbet, Foxy Cisticola, Striped Kingfisher, Red-chested Cuckoo, Foxy Cisticola, Red-winged Grey Warbler, Black-headed Batis, Cliff Chat, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Green-headed Sunbird, Red-winged Pytilia,  Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, birding to the pond for the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Sabine’s and Cassin’s Spinetail might be rewarding. Overnight at Masindi Hotel |  New Court View Hotel | Kolping Hotel Meal plan Full board.

Day 6. Bird the Royal Mile

Bird the Royal Mile for Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, Nahan’s Francolin, Chocolate-backed and Dwarf Kingfishers, White-thighed Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, numerous Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Yellow-crested and Brown-eared Woodpecker, Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Fraser’s and Red-tailed Ant Thrush, Western Black-headed Oriole, Purple headed Starling.

After our picnic lunch, we transfer in the afternoon to the Busingiro sector looking out for the Ituri Batis, Lemon Bellied Crombec, Tit Hylia, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Jameson’s Wattle Eye. Overnight at Masindi Hotel |  New Court View Hotel | Kolping Hotel Meal plan Full board.

Day 7: Return to Kampala | Entebbe,  Birding En Route

Today we drive back to Kampala birding en route. We reach Kampala or Entebbe in the late evening depending on the time of your international flight back home.

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