23 Days Grand Birding Uganda

Day 1; Arrival, at Entebbe

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport our representative will warmly greet you. Transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe. Take some time to rest and recover from your tour.

Day 2 – 3; Exploring Mabira Forest Reserve

Begin your birding adventure by visiting the Mabira Forest Reserve. This verdant rainforest is home to a range of bird species, including the African Pied Hornbill, Great Blue Turaco and the Nahans Francolin. Spend two days exploring the forest trails and engaging yourself in the enchanting melodies of these feathered creatures.

Day 4 – 6; Uncovering Budongo Forest Reserve

begin on a tour to Budongo Forest Reserve, one of Ugandas birding areas spread over vast stretches. Devote three days to exploring its trails and sections while keeping an eye out for species like Puvels Illadopsis, Chocolate backed Kingfisher and the iconic African Grey Parrot. Budongo Forest is also renowned for its primate inhabitants, including chimpanzees.

Day 7 – 9; Discovering Murchison Falls National Park

Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park for an experience combining birdwatching with awe inspiring wildlife encounters. Set sail on boat cruises along the Nile River as you observe captivating waterbirds such, as the Shoebill Stork, African Fish Eagle and a variety of kingfisher species.
begin, on a tour through the savannah grasslands and enchanting riverine forests, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot remarkable bird species like the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, majestic Goliath Heron and even the rare White rumped Seedeater.

Day 10 – 12; Kidepo Valley National Park

Venture into the untouched wilderness of Kidepo Valley National Park renowned for its beauty. Take three days to immerse yourself in the breathtaking plains and rugged rock formations as you search for captivating birds such as the Karamoja Apalis, graceful Golden Pipit and even the endemic Foxs Weaver. With its landscape and diverse avian population Kidepo Valley National Park promises a birding experience.

Day 13 – 16; Semuliki National Park

Continue your birding adventure at Semuliki National Park, a gem cherished by avid birdwatchers. Discover a variety of habitats within the park including mesmerizing Semuliki River, lush forests and intriguing swamp areas. Keep an eye out for species like the elusive Nkulengu Rail, charming Yellow throated Cuckoo and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the rare Shoebill Stork. Additionally don’t miss out on exploring springs and luxuriant vegetation that make Semuliki National Park truly exceptional.

Day 17 – 20; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

begin on a captivating tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park renowned for their populations of mountain gorillas. Over four awe inspiring days spent traversing forest trails you’ll have opportunities to encounter dazzling bird species such as the African Green Broadbill with its plumage along with Shelleys Crimsonwing adding a touch of brilliance to your birding experience.. If you’re lucky the African Emerald Cuckoo might grace you with its presence, amidst these surroundings.Bwindi Forest is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Offers stunning scenery.

Day 21 – 22; Explore Lake Mburo National Park

Conclude your birding adventure by engaging yourself in the wonders of Lake Mburo National Park. This park is renowned for its birdlife and varied habitats. Take two days to discover its woodlands, grasslands and lakes while spotting species, like the African Finfoot Red faced. The rare African Green Pigeon. Enjoy exciting game drives and boat safaris as you soak up the parks mesmerizing beauty.

Day 23; Departure

After a breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to Uganda as you make your way back to Entebbe International Airport for your departure.

Please keep in mind that this itinerary serves as a sample and can be tailored according to your preferences, budget and the availability of accommodations and permits. Uganda is truly a haven for bird enthusiasts, like yourself, where diverse habitats and incredible bird species promise a birding experience.