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4 DAYS ENTEBBE & MABIRA BIRDING TOUR

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Long Hours
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 16’
Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International Airport
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 40
Tour Details

This birding safari is in Entebbe Botanical gardens, Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Lutembe bay, Mabamba bay and Mabira forest. Expect over 160 bird species such as Shoebill Stork, Orange Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser Jacana, Casin’s Hawk-Eagle, Nahan’s Francolin and so much more. 

Activities Available: 

Birding

Nature walks

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Birding Entebbe 

Day 2: Birding Lutembe Bay 

Day 3: Birding Mabamba Swamp

Day 4: Birding Mabiira Forest  

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Park Fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Accommodation in preferred lodge/hotel
  • Services of a professional Tour guide-driver
  • Melas (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle with a pop-up roof
  • All fuel for the tour

Price Excludes

  • • Gorilla Tracking permits
  • • Chimp Tracking Permits
  • • International Flights
  • • Visas
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Tips
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Personal purchases (souvenirs, drinks, laundry, optional activities, tips, etc)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Birding in Entebbe

The tour starts with Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Here you will have good hours of birding on the best trails around Kampala, with over 150 species of birds. Look out for the Bare faced-go away bird, Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Great Reed Warbler, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland, and Pygmy Kingfishers, Black Bishop, Grey Woodpecker, Olive, Olive bellied, Red-chested, superb, Copper, etc Sunbirds and many more.

In the afternoon we proceed to UWEC. This is a home to captive animals and over 170 species of birds. These include 7 species of weavers, such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver and Orange Weaver, Kingfishers, Sunbirds, etc.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Budget: Airport Guesthouse /Midrange: The Boma Hotel /Luxury: Hotel No.5 Boutique Hotel

Day 2 Birding in Mabamba Wetland

After breakfast, your birding experience to the Mabamba Swamps will start. Birding here is done canoeing on a big scale. A variety of species to be seen may include; The rare Shoebill, White-faced Whistling-duck, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Long-toed Plover, African water Rail, Grey and Black Headed Herons, Striated Heron, Pygmy Goose, Yellow Billed Duck, Black Crake, Swamp Moorhen, Allen’s Gallinule, African Jacana, and many more. You could also see the Sitatunga, a swamp antelope. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Accommodation: Budget: Airport Guesthouse /Midrange: The Boma Hotel /Luxury: Hotel No.5 Boutique Hotel

Day 3 Birding in Lutembe Bay

Among the birds one must hope to see include; The Purple Starling, House Sparrow, Brown Twinspot, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Black-necked Weaver, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Speckle-breasted, Grey and Nubian Woodpeckers, Africa-Pygmy Kingfisher, Scaly Francolin, Black Kite, Grey-backed Fiscal, Black-headed Gonolek, Black-crowned Waxbill, Barn Swallow, Helmeted Guineafowl, Wire-tailed Swallow, Brimstone and the Yellow-fronted Canaries, Little Ringed Plover, Collared Pratincole, Splendid Sterling, Blue-spotted Wood-dove, Pin-tailed Whydah, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Common Waxbill, Marico Sunbird, Tree Pipit, Grosbeak Weaver, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Cape Wagtail, Africa Wattled Lapwing, Senegal Lapwing, Yellow-throated Longclaw, White-headed Saw-wing, Broad-billed Roller, White-browed and the Brown-backed Scrub-robins, Whiskered Tern, Lead-coloured Flycatcher, African Green Pigeon, Sooty Chat, Plain-backed Pipit, Tropical Boubou, just to mention but a few

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Accommodation: Budget: La Aponye Hotel Apartment /Midrange: Protea Hotel Kampala /Luxury: Serena Hotel Kampala

Day 4Birding in Mabira Forest

After breakfast, we head out to Mabira Forest Reserve with packed lunch for a whole day of birding. Look ou for the African Dusky Flycatcher, Buff-spotted Woodpecker, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Black-shouldered Nightjar, Wood Warbler, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Red-tailed Bristlebill, White-spotted Flufftail, Red-headed Malimbe, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Grey-throated Barbet, Little Greenbul, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Red-caped Robin-chat, Forest Robin, Fire-crested Alethe, Brown-chested Alethe, White-throated Greenbul name it. Proceed to Kampala or Entebbe. End of Tour. 

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch 

Accommodation: Not Included 

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