Birding Uganda

Uganda birding Safari

Murchison Falls national park

7 days Birding Uganda Tour

This birding Uganda tour starts from Jinja where you spend an entire day to explore the river Nile where plenty of water birds will be seen.
Then you extend to ziwa rhino sanctuary, royal mile, and Murchison falls national park.
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 Horn-bill, Black-headed Oriole, White-backed Scrub-Robin.
White-browed Coucal, Lesser Masked Weaver, Water Thick-knee, Wood Hoopoe, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Tawny Eagle.
Senegal Lapwing, Plain-backed Pipit, Greater Honey-guide, Sooty Chat, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Red-faced Crombec, Brown-tailed, Bronze-tailed Starlings.
Northern Brubru, Woodland Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Little Bee-eater, Chins-pot, 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.
Speciality 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 Spine-tails soar over the clearings.
As we walk quietly along the trail, Red-tailed Ant-Thrushes skulk in the shadows, as do Red-tailed Bristle-bill, Scaly-breasted, Pale-breasted and Brown Illadopsis.
Green-buls are ever a challenge and include Cameroon Sombre, Slender-billed, Honey-guide and Spotted, whilst other regular species are; Speckled Tinker-bird.
Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Green Crombec, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Buff-throated Apalis, and both White-breasted and Grey-headed Negro-finches.
Further below we should see the Chocolate-backed and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-spotted Fluff-tails 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.
Yellow-bill, White-throated Bee-eater, Yellow-throated Tinker-bird, 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 Honey-guide, Yellow and Grey Long-bills, 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 Tinker-bird.
Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, Singing Cisticola, African Fin-foot, Namaqua Dove, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-backed Shrike, Crested Francolin, Black-headed Bush-Shrike.
Northern and Black-winged Red Bishops, Black-Bellied Fire-finch, Black-faced Wax-bill 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 Tinker-bird, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, Singing Cisticola.
 African Fin-foot, Namaqua Dove, Green-winged Pytilia, Red-backed Shrike, Crested Francolin, Black-headed Bush-Shrike, Northern and Black-winged Red Bishops.
Black-Bellied Fire-finch, Black-faced Wax-bill and March Tchagra.
Stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Day 7 Return to Kampala or Airport
Final birding as we head back to Kampala or Entebbe International airport. Your guide will bid you Farewell.
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