Birding Tours

12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park

 Bwindi, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Uganda
 12th Feb - 12th Feb

Overview

12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park

This 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park trip is one of the most interesting Package for our kin birding clients as most of the locations are Ecological Hot-spots and relatively within the wealthy Albertine Rift Valley which is not only Uganda but Africa’s Richest Zone for most endemic and globally threatened species of birds and other animals like the Mountain Gorillas.

On 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park you will not only see the host but also see more than 7,500 species of endemic plants and animals and approximately 35% of all Biodiversity in Africa. The tour takes us to Mgahinga, Bwindi, and most especially Ruhizha the No.1 birding site in Africa, Rwenzori, and finally Semliki. These are so far the best birding spots in Uganda and have different ecosystems that can offer. Enquire from here...

12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary In Summary

Day 1: Arrival and a night in Kampala or Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Kisoro

Day 3: Birding Mgahinga National Park

Day 4: Birding to Ruhizha

Day 5: Birding to Mubwindi Swamp

Day 6: Birding to Buhoma via the Neck

Day 7: Birding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8: Birding to Kasese

Day 9: Birding the Rwenzori then transfer to Fort Portal

Day 10: Birding to Semliki

Day 11: Whole day birding Kirumia Trail

Day 12: Birding to Entebbe

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Tour Overview

Availability

January 01 - December 31

Duration

12D/11N

Pickup Location

pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals and bottled water
  • All Government Taxes
  • All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
  • English-speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Airport Taxes
  • Items of personal nature like Laundry
  • Bar bills
  • Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 1: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Arrival
    For our Albertine rift birding safari where we spend a night in either Kampala or Entebbe.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option)
    (2 Friends Beach Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Central Inn Hotel - Budget option)

Day 2
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 2: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Transfer to Kisoro we bird.
    Go birding in Echuya forest at a later point in the day towards Kisoro.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
    (Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)

Day 3
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 3: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding Mgahinga National Park
    We start early after breakfast and with lunch, drive to Ntobeko Camp from where we shall start our birding as we trek to one of the most scenic areas in Uganda.

    We take the gorge trail that loops half way up Mt. Sabinyo, through a variety of montane habitats habouring the Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Cape Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, White-eyed Slaty and White Tailed Blue Flycatcher, Olive Wood-pecker, White-starred Robin, Mountain Yellow Warbler, White-napped Raven, Lagden’s Bush-Shrike, Yellow-crowned Canary, Streaky and Thick Billed Seedeater on our birding today we shall have a bigger focus on the shy Shelly’s Crimson-wing among other birds.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
    (Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
    (Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)

Day 4
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 4: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Ruhizha.
    After breakfast, we start our birding in the Rift Valley Area. We will have a stopover in a nearby Swamp towards Echuya forest mostly to look out for the Little Rush Warbler plus the Grauer’s Rush Warbler one of the rare Bradypterus Warblers within the Albertine rift zones also, continue birding to Ruhizha with numerous stopovers expecting birds like the Augur and Mountain Buzzard, Yellow Bellied Waxbill, Dusky Crimsonwing, Dusky Twinspot, Common Stonechat among others birds.

    Towards the camp headquarters we look out for the Handsome Francolin, Olive Pigeon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Chestnut Throated Apalis, White-browed Crombec, Stripe-breasted and Dusky Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Black-headed Waxbill and much more.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
    (Traveler's Rest Hotel - Mid Range option)
    (Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)

Day 5
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 5: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Mubwindi Swamp.
    Today our birding will start early and our main focus will be the beautiful leafy looking broadbill, Black-billed Turaco, Olive, Elliot’s and Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Greenbul, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Red-faced Woodland and Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-throated Collard and Black Throated Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, African Green-Broadbill, Mountain, Shelley’s and Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Rwenzori Batis, Regal Sunbird among other birds.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)

Day 6
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 6:Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Buhoma via the Neck.
    After breakfast, start the drive to Buhoma in the southern part of Bwindi birding en-route. On our drive and the stopovers we make, expect to see the Black Bee-eater, calling out the Red-throated Wryneck and finding it would be a great addition, Mountain Wagtail and the Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher, White-starred Robin, Olive Thrush, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, MacKinnon’s Fiscal, Collared, Mountain Masked Chestnut-throated, and Grey Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Sharpe’s Starling, the elusive Regal and Purple-breasted Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Twinspot etc.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)

Day 7
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 7: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    Today we explore the Bwindi Buhoma area looking out for birds like the Pink-footed Puffbuck, Yellow Billed Barbet, Bocage’s Bush-Shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-Eater, Cassin’s and Scaly throated Honeyguide, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Western Green Tinkerbird, Short Tailed Warbler, African Broadbill, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Mountain Illadopsis, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Equatorial Akalat, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black Faced Rufous Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Dusky Tit, Many Coloured and Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Black Billed Turaco, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, Blue Throated Brown, Blue-headed, Northern Double Collard and Green Sunbird, Black-billed Weaver, Red-fronted Antpecker, Magpie Mannikin.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Buhoma Haven Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)

Day 8
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 8:Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Kasese
    After breakfast, with packed lunch, leave for Rwenzori National Park. While there we look out for special birds like the purple breasted sunbird, Abyssinian, Red faced, Shelly’s and Dusky Crimson-wing, Red-bellied seed cracker, Woodhouse Antipecker, Stripe-breasted Tit, Forest Flycatcher, Grey Apalis, Ayres and Cassin’s Hawk-eagle and many others.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Rwenzori Basecamp Guesthouse - Midrange/budget option)
    (Rwenzori International Hotel- Midrange/Budget option).

Day 9
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 9:Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding the Rwenzori then transfer to Fort Portal.
    We have another day of birding in the morning before we transfer to Fort Portal where a number of rare and highly localized birds may be found. African Long-eared Owl, sometimes considered nonspecific with the Holarctic Long-eared Owl.

    This is one of only two sites in East Africa [the other being Mt. Kenya] where this bird has been recorded. Similarly the Greater Double-collared Sunbird [sometimes considered a separate species, Stuhlmann’s Double-collared Sunbird] is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains and is reportedly fairly common in areas of bamboo and heath. Rwenzori Turaco another common and easily seen here than elsewhere.

    There are recent sight records of the rare Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike we keep fingers crossed for these amazing species. Dinner and Overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Mountain Of The Moon - Luxury option)
    (Mountain Of The Moon - Midrange option)
    (Rwenzori Travelers Inn - Budget option).

Day 10
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 10: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Semuliki.
    After an early breakfast, bird to Semuliki National Park getting there in time to bird the trails around the hot springs. This gives us a great introduction to the Semliki birds like the Hornbills, Chestnut Breasted Negro Finch, Black Bellied Seed Cracker and others then transfer to Bundibugyo. Overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Semliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Ntoroko Game Lodge - Mid Range option)
    (Kirima Guesthouse - Budget option).

Day 11
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 11: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Whole day birding Kirumia Trail.
    After breakfast, proceed for a whole day birding on the Kirumia trail. Depending on the weather condition today we have some of the best birding within the East African region as many species are of West African Origin. Look out for birds like Black-casqued wattled, White thighed, Piping, Red-billed dwarf, White crested and Black dwarf Hornbill, Rufaous Sided Broadbill, Blue Billed and Crested Malimbe, Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher, Leaf Love, Swamp palm Bulbul, rarely seen are the Capuchin Babbler and African Piculet small bird of its own related to the woodpeckers and the Lyre Tailed Honey Guides among other birds. Dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation Category:
    (Semuliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
    (Ntoroko Game Lodge - Mid-range option)
    (Kirumia Guesthouse- Budget option).

Day 12
  • 08:00 AM

    Day 12: Of 12 Days Uganda birding Tour – Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Mubwindi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Semuliki National Park Itinerary. Birding to Entebbe.
    After breakfast, bird your way to Entebbe. End of our Albertine Rift Birding safari.