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5 Days Birding & Wildlife

Our 5 Days Birding and Wildlife takes combines Gorilla trekking, Boat trips with Birding experiences. Have the opportunity to spot Uganda’s rare bird species including the Green Backed Heron, African spoonbill, African crake, Water thick knee, three banned plover, mash, green wood and common sandpiper, grey headed gull to mention but a few

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning drive south wards to Queen Elizabeth National park. This is the second largest park in Uganda. Serious birders may be interested to know that the one day record of QENP is 296 species out of 610 recorded in the parks. A Stopover at the Equator crossing for photography and snacks, lunch enroute at your local restaurant. Thereafter continue to Queen Elizabeth an excellent variety of birds can be seen and these include pelicans, Skimmers, Kingfishers, Thick Knees, Storks, Martins, Swallow, Weavers, canaries, Kites, and many grassland specialties. Evening birding is very productive. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge. Meal plan : (B, L, D)

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Whole day birding in the park. An early game drive in an open savannah is an ideal for spotting savannah birds. The afternoon launch cruise is much rewarding along the Kazinga channel, connecting Lake George and Edward, is among the best know in the region for its high diversity of bird species include: African Skimmer, Green Backed Heron, African spoonbill, African crake, Water thick knee, three banned plover, mash, green wood and common sandpiper, grey headed gull, plain martin lesser swamp warbler and yellow billed Oxpecker. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Day 3: Queen-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Leave Queen Elizabeth fro Bwindi via Ishasha Sector for yet another game drive to spot out the tree climbing lions and countless species of birds including  Stuhmanns tarling, Narrow tailed starling, Wallers starling, Strange weaver, Brown capped weaver, Black billed weaver, Dusky crimsonwing, Oriole finch, Mountain buzzed, Aryes hawk eagle, Handsome francolin, Black billed Turaco, Barred long tailed cuckoo, African wood owl, Rwenzori nighter, Scare swift, bar tailed trogon, Cinnamon chested bee eater, Black bee eater, Weatern bronze napped pigeon, red sheeted owlet, Tulbergs , African green broadbill, Western green timber bird, Lagden bush shrinke, Pettis cuckoo shrinke, White beilled robin chat, Olive thrush, White tailed ant thrush, Grauers rush warber, short tailed warbler, Neumanns Warbler and Red faced woodland warber. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

With an early morning breakfast ready for trekking which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff guide on the rule and regulations regarding trekking the endangered mountain Gorillas? Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the  beautiful ecosystem to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Day 5: Bwindi- Kampala

Today drive back to Kampala using Kasese-Fort Portal road. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal with enroute lunch at a local hotel or restaurant of choice thereafter continue to Kampala/Entebbe Airport Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch End of service