4 days Uganda bird watching
4 days Uganda bird watching
Prepare to embark on a captivating 4-day journey into the heart of Uganda’s avian wonders. Renowned as one of Africa’s top birding destinations, Uganda boasts an incredible diversity of bird species across its rich and varied landscapes. This carefully curated tour is designed for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, offering the unique opportunity to explore a range of ecosystems, from wetlands to national parks, and discover an array of bird species that call this beautiful country home.
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe and Wetland Birding
Your bird-watching adventure begins with your arrival in Entebbe. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the chance to check in at your selected accommodation. In the afternoon, you’ll head to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, a delightful spot for bird-watching. This lush haven is home to a variety of waterbirds and forest species, offering you the opportunity to spot kingfishers, herons, and weavers. As the day nears its end, you’ll be treated to the picturesque sunset on the shores of Lake Victoria, where you may observe an array of waterfowl and waders. In the evening, dine at your accommodation and relish Ugandan and international cuisine.
Day 2: Birding in Mabamba Swamp and Transfer to Murchison Falls
Rise early for a captivating bird-watching expedition in Mabamba Swamp, known for the elusive Shoebill stork. Your morning exploration of this wetland will introduce you to various bird species, including herons, ducks, and plovers. Following your rewarding birding session, enjoy a hearty lunch at a local restaurant. The journey continues as you depart for Murchison Falls National Park, with opportunities for roadside birding along the way. Upon arrival at the park, check in at your chosen accommodation. In the late afternoon, explore the park’s surroundings for more bird-watching opportunities as the sun begins to set. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at your accommodation.
Day 3: Game Drive and Birding in Murchison Falls National Park
Day three commences with an early morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. While searching for wildlife, keep a keen eye on the diverse bird species that inhabit this area, including vultures, eagles, and hornbills. Following your game drive, return to your accommodation for a leisurely breakfast. Later in the day, embark on a boat safari on the Nile River, offering scenic views and the chance to spot various waterbirds, including the African fish eagle and the rare shoebill stork. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at your accommodation.
Day 4: Departure and Birding in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
On the final day of your bird-watching tour, start with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation. Your journey continues with a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a location that provides a habitat for several bird species in addition to its iconic rhinos. Following your bird-watching expedition, savor lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, make your way back to Entebbe, where your bird-watching tour concludes. You’ll be dropped off at your accommodation or the airport, marking the end of your memorable avian adventure in Uganda.