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6 Days bird watching safari Uganda 

Visit lake Mburo national park and Queen Elizabeth National park on this 6 days bird watching safari in Uganda for an opportunity to see some of the beautiful birds that the pearl of Africa has to offer. Lake Mburo national park has about 300 different species of birds whereas Queen Elizabeth park has about 600 different bird species.

Grey backed Fiscal

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo.

In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to Lake Mburo national park Uganda. Arrive the park in the mid-morning hours and start watching and searching for birds from the gate ( Nshara gate). Watch out for birds like the Greater Blue Eared Starling, Green Wood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Common Scimitarbill, Lilac breasted Roller, Trilling Cisticola, Bare faced Go-Away Bird, Wood Hoopoe, Green Spot-Flanked Barbet Northern Black Tit, and so much more.  Later you will have lunch and then go for a game drive along the zebra track as you search and watch out for birds. Later in the evening you will go for spot light game drive t watch out for nocturnal animals’ like leopards and jackals. Overnight at

Basic- Eagles Nest Hotel

Moderate –  Lake Mburo safari lodge

Luxury – Mihingo lodge.

Day 2: Nature walk and Bird watching

In the morning right after breakfast go for a nature walk in the park searching for birds. On the walk you will encounter plenty of species including wetland and savannah species. Watch out for Red Headed lovebird, Black Collared Barbet, Lead coloured Flycatcher, Green capped Eremomela and so much more. Later in the afternoon you will go for a game drive along the Kigambira loop. Overnight at dinner at your lodge.

6 days bird watching safari Uganda

Plain backed pipit

Day 3: Game drive / transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.

In the morning right after breakfast, you will go for a game drive along the Lakeside track. Watch out for birds like elusive shoebill,  papyrus gonolek, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler, African Water Rail, Spur winged plovers, the Blue headed Coucal., the African Darter, and so much more.  Later in the afternoon you will driev to transfer to Queen Eliabeth national park. Overnight at

Basic- Simba safari camp

Moderate – Marafiki safari lodge or ihamba safari Lodge.

Luxury – Mweya sfarai lodge.

Day 4: Game drive and Birdwatching in Kasenyi Area.

In the morning before sunrise, you will wake up to a cup of tea or coffee and then with your packed breakfast, go for a game drive and bird search. Watch out for animals and plenty of birds in the area. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on the kazinga channel where you will see plenty of animals and also plenty of birds at the shores. Watch out for birds like Pied Kingfisher, Copper Sunbird, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Widowbirds, Bishops, Grey-backed Fiscal, Black-bellied Bustard, Common Button Quail, Red-chested Sunbird, Temminck’s Courser, Black-winged Stilt, Plain-backed Pipit, African Wattled Lapwing, Spur-winged Lapwing, Martial Eagle, Black-headed Gonolek, pelicans and so much more.

Day 5: Bird Watching in Ishasha sector.

In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to Ishasha sector. Watch out for birds in Ishasha sector and then later in the afternoon Spend the whole day searching for birds, and also watch out for tree climbing lions. Overnight at

Basic- ishasha camp.

Moderate – ishasha safari lodge.

Luxury – ishasha wilderness camp

 Day 6: Departure.

In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer to back to Kampala. Visit the equator enroute and watch out for birds at the equator and enroute as you transfer. End of 6 days Uganda bird watching safari.

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