17 Days Uganda Birding Safari (Kibale, Queen, Murchison, Bwindi)
Trip Overview of the 17 Days Uganda Birding Safari
17 Days Birding safari, Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park and Jinja Town.
Detailed Itinerary of the 17 Days Uganda Birding Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Kampala
Upon arrival Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our guide /Company representative who will brief you and transfer you to the hotel for Over night at Cassia lodge Buziga F/B.
Day 2: City Tour in Kampala
Wake up have breakfast then later transfer on a City Tour as you visit the various sites around Kampala i.e local markets, Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs, Namirembe Cathedrals. Transfer to adventure the Kasubi tombs the burial place for the Buganda Kings and the African craft market. Return for Lunch at the hotel, as you relax, as above (BB).
Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning breakfast then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Luwero triangle with lunch en-route at Masindi Town. On reaching the Park transfer to check-in your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.
Day 4: Game Drive and Boat Cruise at Murchison Falls National Park
After Early breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive in the Northern part of the park where you view numerous wildlife animals i.e buffaloes, cobs, giraffes, elephants and a variety of bird species. Have lunch at the lodge, and then in the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise to the foot of the magnificent Murchison falls where water escapes from the narrow strip as well as seeing other aquatic habitats such as Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and water birds along the river bank. Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After break fast, depart for Kibale Forest National Park, stop over for lunch after proceed to kibale the home for different primate. Species such as Chimpanzee, Colobus Monkey and many other can be traced in the Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and Overnight at Attaco rest camp F/B
Day 6: Primate Walk
Morning breakfast depart for the chimp trek along the walks you may sport chimps, white colobus monkeys, , grey-checked mangabey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, ol baboons and chimpanzees bird species such as the great blu turacco, Africa pied king fisher , malkites. Can all be sported during the walk return for lunch, as you relax at the lodge, over night as a above
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning breakfast , depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park pass via kasese as you enjoy the drive where you will even have a chance to view different fauna and flora along the way including the tea estates ,over night at mweya safari lodge F/B
Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After Early breakfast, you will leave for an early morning game drive, with opportunities to view a wide range of wildlife such as elephants, giant forest hog, waterbucks, buffaloes, topi, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, and a variety of bird species.
Return for lunch at the lodge, and then in the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise at Kazinga Channel with a high concentration of Hippos, Herds of buffaloes and elephants., over night as abave F/B
Day 9: View the Ishasha Sector to view Tree Climbing Lions
After Early morning breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive in the Inshasha region where you may have opportunities to sport the tree climbing lions, hynas and other wild species such as buffaloes, cobs, , elephants, can be spotted on the drive return to the lodge for lunch , relax at the lodge over night as above
Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha famous for tree-climbing lions. Proceed to Bwindi stop over for lunch , after ward drive to Bwindi with an over night at travelers rest camp
Day 11: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
After a heavy early morning breakfast and short briefing from the guides then depart for the gorilla tracking experience. As you enjoy both an amazing and exciting experience to you may sport other interesting bird species as well as other nocturnal primates like the bush buck and Gallagos return to the lodge for an over night
Day 12: Transfer to Bunyonyi Island
After breakfast, depart to Lake Bunyonyi where you will have to interact with the Batwa people as the shortest pigmies as well as observing different bird species can be spoted at the islands ’. After Lunch, relax at the lodge and later enjoy a boat cruise along the islands, overnight at nature’s prime islands
Day 13: Visit the Batwa People at Lake Bunyonyi
After Breakfast, depart for the village walks along the homesteads of the Batwa people return for lunch as you will also the Batwa entertainments in the evening, over night as above.
Day 14: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, depart for Lake Mburo National Park. The scenic drive takes you through the Kigezi highlands. Have lunch at Mbarara and later proceed to Lake Mburo National Park over night at Rwonyo campsites
Day 15: Game Drive Lake Mburo National Park
An early start for morning game drive via the Zebra trail , the drive will enable you to see zebras, topis, elands, impalas, buffaloes olive and vervet monkeys.spotting different bird species return for lunch afterwards depart for Kampala
Day 16: Transfer to Jinja Town
Depart for Jinja after Breakfast; pass via the, Tea and Sugar plantations in lugazi and then colorful roadside fruit markets. This is a spot where John Speke first discovered the source of the Nile River and continue to Jinja Nile Resort where we will have your lunch. In the afternoon, visit Bujagali Falls where different cultural activities take place. Over night at / Sunset Hotel (FB)
Day 17 : wait for an evening transfer to the airport for your departure flight