Day 1: Feb 8th 2022: Arrival

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet & greet by your driver/guide and proceed to accommodation which is 7 minutes away.

Accommodation:

Lake Victoria View Guest House

Meals:

Dinner and Overnight

Day 2: Feb 9th 2022: Bird Mabamba

Early breakfast and then with packed lunch proceed to Mabamba Wetlands,  get onto a motorised boat and commence birding. Look out for birds like the mighty Shoebill and other birds like Long-tailed Cormorant, Squacco Heron, Yellow-billed Duck, Malachite Kingfisher, Long toed Plover, Blue-headed Coucal, Blue-breasted Bee-eater.

Lunch then continue birding around when the sun has gone down then later drive back to Entebbe.

Accommodation:

Lake Victoria View Guest House 

Meals:

Dinner and Overnight

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Day 3: Feb 10th 2022:  Bird to Fort Portal 

After breakfast, start your drive as you bird westwards getting to Fort Portal in time for lunch. After lunch as it cools down go and bird Sebitoli area. Look out for birds like Red-chested Cuckoo, Great blue Turaco, Lizard Buzzard, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Joyful Greenbul, Masked Apalis, Whinchat, Stonechat, Grey-headed Sunbird, Many coloured Bush-shrikes among other birds. Getting back to accommodation in time for a warm shower and dinner.

Accommodation:

Chimpanzee Guest House/ Kibale Forest Camp Tents

Meals:

Dinner and overnight

Day 4: Feb 11th 2022:  Bird Kibale National Park

Early breakfast and then proceed to bird Kibale Forest which is the best place in Uganda to see Chimps and other primates.Look out for birds like Narina Trogon, African Emerald Cuckoo, Grey Parrot, Sabine’s Spinetail, Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, Red-tailed Ant Thrush among other birds and Primates like Blue Monkey, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Varvet Monkey, Red tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among others. Note that those who want to do the chimp walk as other are looking for birds will need to book in advance.

Accommodation:

Chimpanzee Guest House

Meals:

Full Board

Day 5: Feb 12th 2022: Bird Bigodi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, proceed to bird the Bigodi swamp getting to the Primate Lodge Kibale  in time for lunch. After lunch, head to Queen Elizabeth driving  along the foothills of the mountains of the Moon (Rwenzori Mountains) by Kasese, and crossing the Equator as you get close to Lake Kikorongo, birding en-route to Bush Lodge where you will spend two nights. Look out for birds like Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Red-necked Spurfowl, Great blue Turaco, Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Kingfishers, Bee eaters, Cuckoos, Lesser Striped Swallows, Black-lored babbler, Grey-backed Shrike, Sunbirds among other birds.

Accommodation:

Bush Lodge en suite Tent

Meals:

Full Board

Day 6: Feb 13th 2022: Bird Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat Ride

After breakfast a morning game drive/birding. Lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon go looking for birds on launch (boat) cruise on the Kazinga Channel, to see a variety of wildlife like, hippos, crocodile and bird life from a boat for two hours. Look out for birds like Yellow-billed Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, African Spoonbill, Raptors, Plovers, White-browed Robin-chat, Rufous napped Lark, Red-chested Sunbird, Scarlet chested Sunbird, Shrikes, Weavers, Finches, among other birds. Also, look out for mammals like Uganda Kob, Bushbuck, Defassa Water buck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthog among others.

Accommodation:

Bush Lodge en suite  Tent

Meals:

Full Board

Day 7: Feb 14th 2022:  Bird your way  to Bwindi

With your picnic lunch bird your way to Bwindi. Look out for birds like Martial Eagle, Francolins, Barbets, Chats, Cuckooshrikes, Sunbirds, Fork tailed Drongo, Larks, Pipits, Weavers, Widowbirds among other birds. You will look out for mammals like Topi, Uganda Kob, Water Buck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Baboons and others.

Lunch then transfer to Buhoma sector of Bwindi.

Accommodation:

Ride 4 A Woman

Meals:

Full Board

Day 8: Feb 15th 2022: Gorilla Trekking

Breakfast then head to the gorilla trekking briefing point.

We recommend you to wear good walking shoes and carry good rain gear and enough drinking water. Gorilla trekking can be tough and challenging and so we trust you are in reasonably fit condition to the Gorilla trekking levels. You will carry a picnic lunch with you into the forest but not to share with the Gorillas and you will be thrilled to have seen these Gorillas (no guarantee) and the return journey from Gorilla trekking could be easier.

Accommodation:

Ride 4 A Woman

Meals:

Full Board

Day 9: Feb 16th 2022: Bird Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ( Buhoma Sector)

Today we will be birding Bwindi Impenetrable forest  looking for species like Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-Eater, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, assorted Greenbuls, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puffback, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, Starlings, Black-billed Weaver, Brown-capped weaver among other birds. 

Accommodation:

Ride 4 A Woman

Meals:

Full Board

Day 10: Feb 17th 2022:  Bird as you transfer to Ruhija via the Neck

After breakfast, bird as you transfer to Ruhija via the neck looking out for birds like Cassin’s Hawk Eagle, Black-billed Turaco, Eastern Plantain Eater, Blue Malkoha, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Blue-throated roller, Black Bee-Eater, Speckled Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Least Honeyguide, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Speckle-breasted Woodpecker, Elliot’s Woodpecker, Brown-backed Scrub Robin, Banded Prinia, African Shrike Flycatcher, Black-&-white Shrike Flycatcher, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Sooty flycatcher, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Western Nicator, Mountain Greenbul, Plain Greenbul, Honeyguide Greenbul, Yellow-throated Leaflove, White-throated Greenbul, Red-tailed Greenbul, Willcocks’s Honeyguide, Green Crombec, Green Hylia, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Brown Illadopsis, Fraser’s Rufous Thrush, Grey-throated Tit Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Slender-billed Starling, Waller’s Starling, Narrow-tailed Starling, Grey-headed Sunbirds, Little Green Sunbird, Grey-chinned Sunbird, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Black Bishop, White-breasted Nigrita, Western Citril among others.

Accommodation:

Trekkers Tavern

Meals:

Full Board

Day 11:Feb 18th 2022:  Bird Mubwindi Swamp ( Bwindi Impenetrable Forest)

After breakfast, walk down to the Mubwindi Swamp looking out for species like the Rwenzori Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Grauer’s Broadbill, Speckled Tinkerbird, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Western Green Tinkerbird, Black-billed Turaco, Least Honeyguide, Dwarf Honeyguide, Willcocks’s Honeyguide, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Blue Malkoha, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Speckle-breasted Woodpecker, Elliot’s Woodpecker, Archer’s Robin Chat, Rwenzori Hill Babbler, Banded Prinia, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Sooty flycatcher, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, African Shrike Flycatcher, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Mountain Greenbul, Green Crombec, Green Hylia, Strip-breasted Tit, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Brown Illadopsis, Fraser’s Rufous Thrush, Grey-throated Tit Flycatcher, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Rwenzori Apalis, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Purple-headed Starling, Slender-billed Starling, Waller’s Starling, Narrow-tailed Starling, Regal Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Little Green Sunbird, Strange Weaver, White-breasted Nigrita, Dusky Crimsonwing, Kandt’s Waxbill, Certainly one of the highlights of any birding trips in Uganda, this walk is physically challenging, but taken slowly it is quite manageable.

Accommodation:

Trekkers Tavern

Meals:

Full Board

Day 12: Feb 19th 2022:  Bird to Lake Mburo National Park

This morning, we’ll bird eastwards through the terraced mountains of Kigezi to the open plains and rocky hillsides of Ankole. We’ll have a few stops along the way to enjoy the scenery and birds. We’ll be able to get closer views of the fabulous Ankole long horned cattle as we drive to Mbarara and onto Lake Mburo where we’ll stay at Mihingo Lodge for the next three nights. Birding here is a delightful experience, and often one of the highlights of a birding trip to Uganda. Look out for birds like Augur Buzzard, Crested Francolin, Emeraled Spotted Wood Dove, Spot flanked Barbet, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Lailac-breasted Roller, Black-headed Gonolek, Starlings among other birds.

Accommodation:

Leopard Rest Camp ensuite

Meals:

Full Board

Day 13: Feb 20th 2022:  Bird Lake Mburo National Park

Whole day birding Lake Mburo National Park looking for birds like the Bateleur, Crested Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue- napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Red-faced Barbet, Spot-flanked Barbet,  Larks, Pipits, Long tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis among others birds. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise to look for the African Finfoot and other birds. Before dinner try the African Scops Owl, Swamp, Black-shouldered and Freckled Nightjars among other birds. Look out for animals like the gorgeous Eland, Zebra, Impala, Buffalo, Topi, Reedbuck, Water buck Bushbuck, Hippos, Oribi, Bush duiker as you look for birds

Accommodation:

Leopard Rest Camp ensuite

Meals:

Full Board

Day 14: Feb 21st 2022: Drive to Entebbe and Departure

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe to catch up with your departure flight.

Cost of Safari using mid-range en suite rooms

USD  3390  per person for 12 pax in 6 doubles or twins.

Single Room Supplement

USD 364

Cost includes:

  • Full board Accommodation while on the trip.

  • Internal private transportation in a 4wd, inclusive of fuel.

  • Park entrance Fees.

  • Walk fees

  • Boat rides at Mabamba, Kazinga Channel and Lake Mburo.

  • Drinking Water.

  • Gorilla permits (Subject to availability), which is USD 700 per person

Cost excludes:

  • Air Ticket

  • Visa fees and Airport departure tax.

  • Cost of personal nature (e.g. drinks, Laundry, tips etc.)

  • Insurance