Visit Uganda for the most interesting birding safari.
Day 1 Bird watching on the river Nile
Today you spend the morning and the afternoon on the river Nile birding a variety of water birds of lake Victoria.
Dinner and overnight at the Black lantern.
Day 2 Transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary
6:00 am we head to the rhino sanctuary birding along the way.
Common Bulbul, Brown Parrot, Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture, Grey Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, White-backed Scrub Robin, White-browed Coucal, Lesser Masked Weaver, Water Thick-knee, Wood Hoopoe, Verreux’s Eagle Owl, Tawny Eagle, Senegal Lapwing, Plain-backed Pipit, Greater Honeyguide, Sooty Chat, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Red-faced Crombec, Brown-tailed, Bronze-tailed Starlings, Northern Brubru, Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Little Bee-eater, Chinspot, Grey Kestrel, Coqui Francolin, Broad-billed Roller.
In the afternoon at we will also enjoy watching the southern white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at the Amuka Lodge
Day 3 Drive to royal mile
A short drive from the hotel at dawn will take us to one of Uganda’s best bird watching sites, the Royal Mile. The Royal Mile is so called because this has historically been a leisure spot for the traditional King.
Here the main trail in this excellent forest has been cut back a few meters along both sides which makes for particularly good viewing. Specialty birds in Budongo include; White-thigh-ed and Black-and-white-casqued Hornbills, Yellow-spotted and Yellow billed Barbets, Western Black-headed Oriole, along with Red-tailed and Blue Monkeys. Overhead, Sabine’s and sometimes Cassin’s Spinetails soar over the clearings. As we walk quietly along the trail, Red-tailed Ant-Thrushes skulk in the shadows, as do Red-tailed Bristlebill, Scaly-breasted, Pale-breasted and Brown Illadopsis. Greenbuls are ever a challenge and include Cameroon Sombre, Slender-billed, Honeyguide and Spotted, whilst other regular species are; Speckled Tinkerbird, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Green Crombec, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Buff-throated Apalis, and both White-breasted and Grey-headed Negrofinches. Further below we should see the Chocolate-backed and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-spotted Flufftails and the elusive Nahan’s Francolin. Other possibilities here are; Great Sparrow-hawk, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, Crested Guinea-fowl, Tambourine Dove, Grey Parrot, African Emerald and Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoos, Yellowbill, White-throated Bee-eater, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Dusky Tit, Western Nicator, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Forest Robin, Black-throated and Black-capped Apalis, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Brown-crowned Eremomela, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Sabine’s and Cassin’s Spinetails, Wilcock’s Honeyguide, Yellow and Grey Longbills, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Blue-throated Brown and Little Green Sunbirds, Rufous Flycatcher Thrush, Yellow-mantled Weaver, Red-headed Malimbe and Uganda Woodland Warbler, Ituri Batis.
Day 4 Travel Murchison falls national park
We drive to Murchison falls birding on the southern bank of the river Nile.
Dinner and overnight at the Sambya River Lodge.
Day 5 Crossing to the southern part of the Nile
After breakfast, we toward Pakuba Safari lodge in Murchison Falls National Park birding. Special birds include; Cliff Chat, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Grey headed Bush Shrike, Singing Cisticola, African Finfoot, Namaqua Dove, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-backed Shrike, Crested Francolin, Black-headed Bush Shrike, Northern and Black-winged Red Bishops, Black Bellied Firefinch, Black-faced Waxbill and March Tchagra.
Stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Day 6 Birding Murchison falls National Park
After breakfast, we continue birding Special birds include; Cliff Chat, Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird, Grey headed Bush Shrike, Singing Cisticola, African Finfoot, Namaqua Dove, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-backed Shrike, Crested Francolin, Black-headed Bush Shrike, Northern and Black-winged Red Bishops, Black Bellied Firefinch, Black-faced Waxbill and March Tchagra.
Stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Day 7 Return to Kampala or Airport
Final birding as we head back to Kampala and onward to the airport. Farewell!
From Kidepo valley to Lake Mburo the round circuit of Uganda birds watching expedition.
Mabamba Swamp, Lake Mburo, Bwindi forest Uganda bird watching
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