Our 8 days pure Birding enables visitors to experience a vast birding experience and most remarkably you will not miss to see Rare Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, A few Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler, secretary bird among many others. The trip combines rafting and other wildlife game viewing
Day 1: Kampala– Mabamba
Drive to Mabamba wetland in Mpigi swamp for birding .Common birds to be seen in adjoining wetlands include: Rare Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler, secretary bird etc. Drive to Kampala for lunch. You may encounter different birds as you drive to the city. Procede to Jinja with enroute birding. Dinner and overnight at Rain Forest Eco lodge..Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 2: Rafting Jinja
Brief early morning bird watching a round your lodge as you set yourself to drive to Jinja for your full day white water rafting with adrift outfitter. Dinner and overnight at Rain Forest Eco lodge. Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Jinja-Mbale
After early breakfast and a briefing from our safari guide, you will set off to Eastern Uganda via Tirinyi Road to Pallisa. Drive to Gogonyo near Lake Kyoga Wetland for birding. This is the nearest site for the Shoebill, African kingfisher, Pelicans, weaver bird, egrets, swifts, sunbird, falcons, etc Spend the whole day birding in this wetland and the surrounding areas have a picnic lunch. Drive to Mbale for evening excursion of Sipi Falls. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Resort. Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 4: Budadiri Mbale
After breakfast with packed lunch and snacks, this day is dedicated to one day hike combined with bird watching where the park guide(s)/Porter(s) are ready to take you up to the mountain using any of the selected three main trekking trails. Budadiri Forest exploration centre – Kapkwai and Kapwata are all places you start to choose to ascend the spectacular mountain. Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Resort. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Kumi / Soroti
This morning after an early breakfast with parked lunch, you will depart to Kumi and a boat ride to Lake Bisina and associated swamps for birding. This is the only place you may see birds endemic to Uganda. African hornbill, Fox weaver bird, shoebill, pelicans, egrets, eagles, secretary bird, owls’ etc. dinner and overnight at Soroti Hotel. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Lira – Murchison
The day begins with greeting the early morning rising sun and breakfast. Drive to Lira-Kamudini road and to Murchison falls for lunch. Afternoon drive for birding around the associated swamps of Lake Albert and River Nile to look for Rare shoebill, heron, cormorants, ducks, Bee eaters, kingfisher, fish eagle. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Murchison
After breakfast, we take a special boat ride along river Nile and Lake Albert delta for birding for a half a day. Return for lunch. After lunch go for boat cruise up to the top of the falls. Hike to the top of the falls where the car will wait for you and back to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. .Meal plan: (B, L, D).
Day 8: Murchison-Kampala
Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast, back to Masindi wit Rhino trekking at Ziwa Sanctuary. Return to Kampala at leisure where you are dropped to a place of your choice
The safari package will include
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Private safari 4wd fuelled safari vehicle
Services of English speaking driver/guide
National Park and designated birding sites entrance fees
Boat trips for birding
Ferry crossing fees
Full day rafting
Ziwa Rhino Trekking
Price Excludes: – Airfares, Visas ,Tips to local guides, Porterage or Laundry , Personal insurance cover, Soft or alcoholic drinks or mineral water , Items of a personal nature, any meals not indicated above, any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above