On this short birdwatching Uganda tour and safari, you will go birding in Mabamba wetland and Lake Mburo national park. Birding in Uganda is flawless, it is a beautiful country with an impressive range of habitats, a factor that makes birdlife flourish and it’s indeed a birdwatching tour and safari paradise. It has an alluring diversity of bird species with more than 1060 species on its list and it’s the smallest country among Africa’s 4 countries whose bird list hits the 1000 mark, this makes Uganda by-far the best birding safari and tour destination. The country’s bird density accounts to nearly 11% of the Global bird species.
You will explore the avian life in Mabamba on this birdwatching safari in Uganda; the wetland located west of Entebbe just on the shores of Lake Victoria, it is known for the pre-historic looking Shoebill Stork; a bird sought after by birding enthusiasts. You will also go birdwatching in the environs of Lake Mburo National Park, it’s a tempting birding tour and safari site with 20% of its surface comprised of wetland habitats supporting over 330 species.
Note: Your birdwatching Uganda tour in Mabamba wetand and Lake Mburo starts with your day of arrival, you will be met and received by our guide at Entebbe International Airport and be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Entebbe. Optional: a complementary city tour can be done depending on your time of arrival and how you may be feeling. Overnight (o/n): Lake Victoria Serena Hotel (Luxury) /Malakia Eco lodge (Midrange) /Airport view Guest House (Basic): Bed & Breakfast
Day 01: Birding in Mabamba and transfer to Mburo [Approximately 4hours drive]
Have an early breakfast at your o/n accommodation, and start off this birdwatching Uganda safari with an early morning birding session at Mabamba wetland for the best opportunities to spot the Shoebill Stork hunting in the Marsh. You will spot other species such as; African Jacana, Pied Kingfisher, Purple Heron, Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek and many more. Bird watching here is done on a canoe paddled by a local skipper. In the afternoon, you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and en-route you have a lunch break and stop at the Equator for a simple tour and snapshots. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]. Overnight: Mihingo Safari lodge (Luxury) or Arcadia lodge (Midrange) or Eagles Nest (Basic).
Day 02: Birdwatching tour in Lake Mburo National Park on a boat cruise and drive
Start off with an early breakfast, leave the lodge for an early bird watching Uganda experience on the idyllic waters of Lake Mburo. The 2-3 hours voyage will reward you with sightings of variety of water birds like the African Fish Eagle, Fin Foot, Water Cormorants, Pelicans and if lucky the rare Shoebill among others. You will see variety of wildlife along the shores like Hippopotamuses and Crocodiles.
After lunch, go for a late afternoon birdwatching session where you will also see some game including Impalas, Zebras, Klip Springer and many more. Retire for the night at your lodge. Meal Plan: Full Board [FB].
Day 03: Early birding and transfer back to Kampala [Approx. 5hours drive]
An early start with breakfast and sign off this bird-watching Uganda safari in Lake Mburo national park with an early birding session on a nature walk, this presents you chance to add more birds on your safari checklist. Later leave the park and transfer back to Kampala, drop-off will be at the airport for your flight back home or at the hotel. Lunch will be enroute. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch. End of Safari
*Park entrance fees *All activity fees in the itinerary unless labeled as optional *Professional English guide/driver, *Ground Transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle (Van for Basic or Midrange & Land cruiser for luxury) *Drinking mineral water in the car *Round trip hotel/airport transfer *Meals as described in the itinerary *Amref Air Ambulance.
*International Air tickets (can be arranged on request) *Tips, Gratuities, and Expenses of any personal nature *Additional meals and beverages outside the meal plan *Tourist Visa fees (can be arranged on request) *Pre & Post tour accommodation (can be arranged on request) *Travel Insurance (arranged on request)
|Prices are Per Person in USD
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