SELECTED UGANDA BIRDING ITINERARIES
Birding in lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo is definitely a birders paradise. The best and in some cases the only place in Uganda to see the typically savanna bird species. Of particular interests, is the Red-faced Barbet, a scarce bird whose range is restricted to a small area in southern Uganda, eastern Rwanda and extreme north western Tanzania. In addition to other aquatic and swamp birds. This tour also involves bird watching in Entebbe, Lake mburo national park game drives.
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This bird watching itinerary begins with the Entebbe area of Lake Victoria, Botanical gardens, then proceeds to Mabamba Swamp birding watching sanctuary, Lake Mburo national park a birders paradise, to Queen Elizabeth national park. This includings Kazinga channel launch cruise, boat rides on L. Mburo and optional game drives
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Bird watching itinerary
This grand bird watching tour begins depending on the time of your arrival with the Entebbe and Kampala areas, then proceed to Mabamba Swamp, this wetland is a newly discovered home for the most sought after bird the shoebill stork. Head on to Murchison falls national park, Budongo forest, the Royal Mile known as Uganda's Birding spot which was traditionally the Kings leisure spot, Kibale forest national park. This tour will enable you see most of Uganda's bird species. Other activities included are top to the falls tours, launch cruise and optionally chimpanzee tracking.
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This Birding Safari Includes
Depending on the time of arrival, you can begin your bird watching safari at Entebbe around the Lake Victoria region of Botanical beach or the Kampala area, then proceed to Mpanga forest which has magnificient birders, Lake Mburo national park, one of the best orthinologist areas, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Maramagambo forest, Kibale forest national park , Budongo forest, the Royal Mile, back to Kibale forest and then Semliki national park. This tour affords you one of the best experiences.
The tour also includes; River Nile launch cruise / boat ride, game drives, gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking.
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SOME OF UGANDA'S TOP BIRDING AREAS
Birding In Kibale National Park
Kibale national park is a primatologist’s dream. Kibale national park is an extensive biodiversity national Park, protecting a large block of rainforest birds. It harbors the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.
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Lake Mburo National Park
The closest Savannah Reserve to Kampala is centred on a series of swamp-fringed lakes known for their rich birdlife, notably the secretive African finfoot. The Park’s well developed Acacia woodland harbors a number of bird species. This is the only place in Uganda to see the typically savannah bird species.
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This national park has a varied number of uniquie bird habits which makes for a great bird watching opportunity. Besides birding there's the murchison falls a spectacular scenery which affords one the opportunity to watch birds while on a launch cruise a long the majestic Nile River. This area has some unique bird species comprising of both the savannah grassland and forest species. For any birder this is a paradise.
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Set majestically in the shadow of the Rwenzori, Flanking Lakes Edward and George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth national Park is Uganda’s most popular National Park and certainly the most scenic. A checklist of 600- plus bird species testifies to the extraordinally ecological diversity of the park.
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This secluded and beautiful wildlife reserve lies on the southern shores of Lake Albert in west Uganda and offers a plethora of different habitats with some great bird watching opportunities. It is a special interest to birders for watching of the enigmatic, swamp-dwelling shoebill.
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Kampala the capital city of Uganda, is a city spread across a total of seven hills. Although it is a bustling city, there are a number of great places that a birder would find very interesting in and around the city. These include the makerere hill areas, Sheraton hotel, backpackers' hostel and then a short trip to Mabira forest and Botanical gardens are just some of the few.
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