8-Day Birding Tour - Murchison Falls NP & Budongo Forest
uganda safari tour packages,Murchison falls national park is the largest park in Uganda. It has varied habitant of Rivers, savannah grasslands, woodlands, swamp and Papyrus. It is home to over 450 bird species. Birding is done both during game drives, nature walks and while on the boat. Budongo forest supports some of the largest natural forest in East Africa with great birding opportunities. It hosts over 350 bird species and several primates including Chimpanzees.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport(uganda safari tour packages)
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entebbe_International_Airport, you will be welcomed by Kagera Safari's staff and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. The drive from Entebbe international airport to Kampala takes anything between 1 hour to 2 hours depending on time of day and traffic.
Day 2: Mabamba Wetland for Shoebill and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park(uganda safari tour packages)
After breakfast, we bird to Mabamba wetland in search of the Shoebill. After this experience, we leave for Uganda’s largest National Park – Murchison falls national park. The drive takes about 5 hours but because of birding en route, we will arrive later. We stop in Masindi for lunch and proceed to the top of the spectacular Murchison Falls.
Optional: Rhino trekking.
Day 3: Birding on Game drive(uganda safari tour packages)
After an early breakfast with packed lunch we leave for an amazing birding day. We will be searching for; Secretary Bird, Sooty Chat, Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, African Rock Martin; Lesser Stripped, Ethiopian, Angola, Red-rumped and Rufous-chested Swallow, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honey guide, Scaly-throated Honey guide, and many more.
Day 4: Game drive and Launch Cruise birding Uganda Safari(uganda safari tour packages)
Another day birding to hopefully catch up with the missed species from the previous day. After lunch we take a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. While on the boat, look out for; the Shoebill, Little Grebe, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Crake, Black-crowned Crane, The Egyptian, African Pygmy, and the Spur-winged Gooses, Storks like; the Saddle-billed, Open-billed, White, Yellow-billed, Marabou. More birds include, Woolly-necked, the Little and Dwarf Bitterns, Night Heron, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Green Backed Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, the African and Eurasian Spoonbills, the Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Jacana, African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover and more.
Day 5: Birding to Budongo Forest(uganda safari tour packages)
Today after breakfast we bird through the park to the ferry in time for the morning ferry crossing. We continue journey to Budongo forest in search of some of the forest species we could have missed in Murchison and others only found in Budongo forest.
Day 6: Uganda Birding Tour in Budongo Forest Reserve(uganda safari tour packages)
In Budongo, we bird the “Royal Mile” and bird species to look out for include; the Puvel’s Illadopsis, Chocolate–Backed Kingfisher, White Wagtail, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Yellow-billed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec. African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, White-headed Saw-wing, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Nahan’s Francolin, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Black-headed Gonolek, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more.
Day 7: Birding to Entebbe(uganda safari tour packages)
We will continue birding Budongo forest today and later leave for Entebbe town in the afternoon. We will then bird our way to Entebbe town arriving later that evening. Refresh and rest before taking your flight back home later tonight or tomorrow morning.
Day 8: Departure(uganda safari tour packages)
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