7 days Birding Uganda Tour
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.