How Many Days Best for Birding On Uganda Safari : Uganda destination is a great country for birding encounter with over 1090 bird species recorded, which can be spotted in several different spotting areas such as Mabamba swamp, Mabira forest, Heritage trails, Lake Mburo national park, also at shores of Lake Victoria, wetlands and forest. However, Uganda is famously known for hosting high population of bird species on African continent. While on visit to Uganda Birding Safari, you will be able to move with one of the best naturalist birding guides in the country. The trip begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe Airport. With a kind request of not forgetting to carry a pair of binoculars for clear sight.

 The 7 Days Uganda Birding are best number of days to enjoy birdwatching experience through Uganda’s best viewing ground as listed above.

Highlight of 7 Days Uganda Birding Experience.

Day 1: Upon your arrival –Birding at Botanical gardens.

Day 2: Birding along the Heritage Trail

Day 3: Birding in Mabamba Swamp

Day 4: Mabira Forest Birding

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP

Day 6: Walking safari and Birding –Lake Mburo

Day 7: Birding along Lake Side Track /Return to Kampala or Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport –Birding at Botanical

Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will meet up with our driver guide who will drive you to botanical gardens- located few driving kilometres away from the Airport. Bird species to encounter include; hammertoes, African open billed stork, weaver ,black headed gull ,swampy, Gonolek swamp fly catcher ,black headed gull ,common swamp flycatcher many more.

How Many Days Best for Birding On Uganda Safari
Gonolek swamp fly catcher

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Heritage Trail for Birding

Wake up have breakfast and be driven to Heritage trail which is 10 minutes’ drive. expect to see species such as Brown Crowned Tchargra, Short Toed snake Eagle, Violet backed starlings, Black Cuckoo shrike, Yellow bill, Brown Twin spot, Black Cuckoo Shrike, Southern Banded snake Eagle, Great Sparrow hawk, Mssustached Warbler many more. After birding drive to Lutemba for Lunch. Then after board a boat in search of numerous Grey Headed Gulls, the papyrus canary, white winged black tern, Papyrus Gonolek among others.  Dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Depart to Mabamba Swamps –Birding

Wake early enjoy your morning  breakfast and set off to one of the top birding Uganda safari destination to hosts numerous unique shoebills .Birding here is more rewarding on canoeing that allows you see variety of bird species such as long toed plover ,African water Rail ,Herons ,Yellow Billed Duck ,White faced whistling duck ,Yellow billed duck ,Grey and Black headed Heron Moorhen ,Allen’s Gallinule ,African Jacana ,Sitatunga Antelope ,Black crake ,Goliath ,Purple ,Heron ,Pygmy Goose among others .Then after drive back to Kampala  with top over to another swamp along the way ,bird species to be spotted include Papyrus Gonolek ,Yellow Crowned Bishop ,Weyns weaver ,White winged warbler among others .Dinner and Overnight stay.

How Many Days Best for Birding On Uganda Safari
Mabamba Swamp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Mabira Forest –Birding

Wake up have early morning breakfast and  drive to Mabira Forest for birding ‘’one hour’’ drive to access Kampala .Here ,expect to view variety of bird species like Leaf love ,Toro Greenbul ,Yellow whiskered Greenbul ,Grey spotted woodpecker ,white spotted Fluff tail, Forest Robin ,Yellow Rumped Tinker bird ,Yellow throated tinker bird ,Blue breasted Kingfishers ,Shining blue ,Woodland kingfishers ,Chin spot Batis ,Chestnut wattle Eye, Yellow mantled ,Black Billed ,Weyn’s weavers ,Violets backed starling ,Red headed Malimbe ,Purple headed starling ,Red tailed Ant Thrust many more. Have picnic Lunch. Drive back to Kampala for dinner and Overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After morning breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National national park a 4 hour drive from Kampala with a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe  for water experiment .Then continue to drive to Lake Mburo for birdwatching where you will be able to encounter variety of species such as  Green Wood Hoopoe ,Crested Francolin ,Emerald spotted wood dove ,Bare faced Go- Away bird ,Lilac breasted Roller ,spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit ,Trilling cisticola,Common Scimitar bill ,Greater Blue Eared starling ,African Grey Hornbill ,Brown parrot among others .Have lunch at the park .

After go for afternoon game viewing   along the Zebra Track where you will be exposed to wildlife mammals like Black bellied bustard, Coqui Francolin, Tamaracks Courser, African wattle plover, Chested swallow, Rufous napped rufous, Flappet Lark, if you’re lucky lookout for evasive leopards and other nocturnal species many more. Dinner and Overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Nature walk –Lake Mburo NP

After morning breakfast, go for nature walk around wetland and savannah birding species, be able to encounter lots of bird species like Red headed lovebird, Black Collared barbet, localized red faced barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead coloured Flycatcher. Back for lunch.

Later on, drive back to the park savannah, acacia woodland for evening game drive to explore more species, you would have missed on morning tracking. Driver back for dinner and overnight stay

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

How Many Days Best for Birding On Uganda Safari
Black Collared barbet

Day 7: Game viewing -Birding along the Lakeside Track /Return to Kampala

 Wake up have morning breakfast, drive to the park for morning game viewing along the Lakeside track and expect to spot aquatic species such as Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler, Blue headed coucal, you will still lookout for the African Darter, African water rail, African fin foot, Spur winged plovers among others. After drive out of the park and head back to Kampala with lunch en- route and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your departure flight. Remember to carry a pair of binoculars and other birding equipment’s.

End of 7Days Uganda Birding Safaris.

Tour Includes

Full board accommodation

Birding fees,

Park entrance fees

Fuel and 4×4 wheel

Knowledgeable speaking guide.

Pickups and drops

Tour Excludes

International Flight


Personal expenses ;Laundry services ,tips ,extra money, phone calls

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