10 Days Uganda Birding Tour 

The 10 days Uganda birding tour will take you through the tracking trails of Uganda’s bird species. The country is home to over 1100 bird species. These make up 11% of the world’s birds. During the 10 days, the destinations visited include the Lake Mburo National Park, Botanical Gardens, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mabamba Wetland, and Kibale National Park.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to a hotel
  • Day 2: Full day in Mabamba Wetland
  • Day 3: Transfer to the Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 4: Morning birding session and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 5: Full day in the Bwindi impenetrable national park.
  • Day 6: Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Morning birding session and transfer to the Semuliki National Park
  • Day 8: Full day in Semuliki National Park
  • Day 9: Transfer to the Kibale National Park
  • Day 10: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to a hotel

On arrival in Entebbe, you will be welcomed by the company guide who will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Full day in Mabamba Wetland  

After your early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Mabamba wetland. Upon arrival in the wetland, you will start over with the canoe riding to track the shoebill. Then later, you will proceed with the birding within the wetland. Some of the bird species to see include black-faced warbler, black crake, orange weaver, lesser jacana, and many others. Later in the evening, you will be transferred to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to the Lake Mburo National Park

On day 3 of the 10 days Uganda birding safari, you will start over with the visit to the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe for an early morning birding session, and after you will proceed to the hotel of the gardens for breakfast. During the birding species will be seen like white-faced whistling ducks, yellow-billed storks, and many others. Then will go ahead with the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival in the Lake Mburo National Park, you will go ahead to check into the lodge. In the evening, you will have an evening birding session and the bird species spotted include; African fin foot, Abyssinian hornbill, red-faced barbet, grey crown crane, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Morning birding session and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up early in the morning and at about 0600 hours, you will be transferred to the Rubanga forest reserve. While in the Rubanga forest, the bird species seen include; the African fishing eagle, emerald spotted wood dove, and many others. After the morning birding session, you will be transferred to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Full day in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

While in the Ruhija sector, you will be transferred to the Mubwindi Swamp since the area is home to over 400 bird species which include the Albertine Rift Valley species. The bird species in the park include the African olive pigeon, Rwenzori Turaco, white-throated greenbul, dusky twin spot, black crake, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your early morning, you will en route to the Queen Elizabeth National Park in the northern part of the park. On arrival in the southern sector of the park, you will go ahead with the game drive as the birding goes on. The bird species seen will include; the African fishing eagle, long-toed lapwing, Malachite kingfisher, red-knobbed coot, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Morning birding session and transfer to the Semuliki National Park

During day 7 of the 10 days Uganda birding safari, you will start over with the morning birding session in the northern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the session bird species seen will include; wattled lapwing, giant kingfisher, thick-billed seed eater, martial eagle, and many others. Later on, you will go ahead and transfer to the Semuliki National Park. As you arrive, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Full day in Semuliki National Park

On day 8 of the 10 days Uganda birding safari, you will head into the park for the morning session for the birding. While in the session the bird species include the Rwenzori turaco, olive pigeon, Abyssinian ground horn bill, Rwenzori double-collared sunbird, and many others. Then you will be transferred to Fort Portal for an overnight and dinner.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9: Transfer to the Kibale National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kibale National Park for another birding experience in the park. While in the park, you see several bird species and during this session, you will also see some chimpanzees. The birds that will be seen include; African pitta, little greenbul, black bee-eater, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10: Chimpanzee trekking and Transfer to Entebbe

On your last day of the safari, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzee trekking. Then later, you will go ahead with the chimpanzee trekking and the activity will last for about 2 to 6 hours of the day. After the chimpanzee trekking, you will embark on the transfer to Entebbe. On arrival in Entebbe, you will either be transferred to the airport or the hotel of your choice. This marks the end of your 10 days Uganda birding tour.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

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