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10 Days Extreme Birding

Follow your instincts with Afri Safari Cars Ltd. In just 10 days we are committed to show the most unique countless bird species in Uganda. We have carefully selected what you call refer to as Important Bird Areas (IBAs) for Uganda to ensure that your birding experience is exhausted. Come this year and bird with our expertise in birds.

Day 1: Kampala -Murchison Falls

The day begins with greeting the early morning rising sun and breakfast. Drive to Murchison falls. A stop over at Ziwa rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking and a canoe ride for Birding. Here you have an opportunity to meet the rare Shoe bill. After lunch, continue to Murchison Falls Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Camping at Red Chilli. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 2: Murchison Falls
After breakfast, we take a special boat ride along river Nile and Lake Albert delta for birding the whole day with parked lunch. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 3: Murchison Falls-Kibale
An early start by road for Kibale National Park via Albertine escarpment. Enjoy the rift valley scenery and section of Lake Albert throughout the journey. The distance is long! Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 4: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth
After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park . Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of the ‘Mountains of the Moon and many birds as you enter the park. After lunch a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to view and photograph hippos, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, warthogs and a variety of bird life such as Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Open-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth
An early sunrise Birding drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile to view savannah birds. You will view the Birds en route to Mweya Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, sightseeing around the crater region and baboon cliffs. Evening walk to the bird hide out is rewarding before retiring for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

 
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi
After breakfast drive to Bwindi via Ishaha sector an area famous for the rare tree climbing lions. Key birds which may be seen include :African Skimmer, Black Rumped Button Quail, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Red Footed Falcon, Lesser Flamingos, Grey Capped Warbler, White’s and Abdim’s Storks (in season), Amur Falcon, Ovampo Sparrow hawk, Woolly-necked and Saddle-billed Storks, and numerous classes of Raptors, Vultures and Plovers. Continue on to Bwindi via Ishasha road. .Dinner and overnight will be had at Buhoma Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 7: Bwindi
Early morning entry into gorilla sanctuary after a briefing from park authorities. Carry along with you rain jacket, jungle boots, enough drinking water and snacks. Mix gorilla tracking and birding e.g. blue turaco to mention but a few. Dinner and overnight will be had at Buhoma Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 8: Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi
Whole morning birding at Ruhija Common birds here include: African Green Broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Short Tailed Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Purple Breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Olive Green Camaroptera, Handsome Francolin, Blue Headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Nightjar, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Waller’s Starling, Oriole Finch, Streaky Seed Eater, Chubb’s Cisticola, Barred Long Tailed Cuckoo and the Brown Capped Weaver. Later drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. You will be taken by the scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly big people. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Lodge Bunyonyi. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
 
Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi-Lake Mburo

The day begins with a boat trip for sightseeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi . Feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys and birds. Return to the camp for lunch. After lunch drive to Mburo park where you will view the game on your way to your accommodation at Mantana Tented Camp/Arcadia cottages/camping. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
Day 10: Lake Mburo-Entebbe OUT


After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, and heron, Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Oxpecker, African Finfoot and Black Collard Barbet etc. After lunch, drive to Kampala and Entebbe for your evening flight back home or to your next destination Meal plan: Dinner.
 
The cost of the itinerary to include:

Airport transfers
Full board accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
Private safari 4wd fuelled safari vehicle.
Services of an English speaking driver/guide.
National Park and designated birding sites entrance fees.
Boat trips for birding.
Ferry crossing fees.
Game drives
One gorilla permit per person to secured and paid for in advance.
Chimp permits
Nature walks.
Applicable taxes

Price Excludes:
– Airfares, Visas, Tips to local guides, Porterage or Laundry, Personal insurance, cover, Soft or alcoholic drinks or mineral water (excl. water in the vehicles), Items of a personal nature, Any meals not indicated above, Any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above.