Birdwatching Tour to Queen Elizabeth Nationa Park – 7 Days

Crowned Lapwing

Queen Elizabeth National Park birding spot' remarkable diversity is reflected in its bird list of 606 species, the largest of any protected areas in Africa. Eleven species of global conservation concern have been recorded, and there are old records of three other such species.

Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 7 Days Focus: Birding | Game Viewing Key Species: Orange Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, White-napped pigeon, Lesser Flamingo, Black-winged Pratincole Expected # of birds: 250 Species Birding Pace: Relaxed Physical Difficulty: Easy Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography:Worthwhile Possible Extensions: Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 1: Arrival For Bird watching Tour

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, transfer to the Hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, we bird Entebbe botanical Gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.
Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Travellers Inn

Day 2: Uganda Birding Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, we bird to the home to 606 bird species. We stop several times on the way for possibly encountered species hence a late arrival.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 3: Birding Uganda at Mweya Peninsular & Kazinga Channel

The morning of this day, we bird the Mweya Peninsular and in the afternoon we take a boat to Kazinga channel. You will have the exposure to the, African Skimmer, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, White-winged Terns, Swamp Fly-catcher, Grey-capped Warbler, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Collard Pranticles, African Jacana, Pin-tailed Whydah, Martial Eagle, Gabon and Slender-tailed Nightjars, the lovely Black-headed Gonolek, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squacco Heron, African Skimmer, African Fish Eagle, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, Sedge Warbler, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Canary, Great white and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Mourning Dove, African Open-billed Stork, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Yellow-billed and Marabou Stork, Egyptian Goose, a number of Gull species, just to mention but a few.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 4: Birding Tour through Kasenyi Track and the Craters in Uganda

Northern Grey-headed Sparrow

Today, bird the Kasenyi trail and the craters for hundreds of Savannah species, we search for the Common Rock Thrush, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, Common Redstart, White-fronted Black Chat, Sooty Chat, Isabelline Wheatear, Common Bulbul, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, the Arrow-marked, Black-lored and Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honeyguide, Scaly-throated Honeyguide, Black Scimitarbill, Green Wood Hoopoe, a number of Buzzards, Barbets, Rollers, Harriers, Vultures, Eagles, Bee-eaters, Warblers, and so forth.

Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Simba Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 5: Bird Uganda Ishasha Sector and Kyambura Gorge

We bird this beautiful sections for hundreds of species, among which will include; African Thrush, Ruppell's Long-tailed Sterling, Black-headed Gonolek, Slender-billed Weaver, Little Weaver, Black-headed Weaver, Grey-headed Sparrow, Red-headed Lovebird, Spur-winged Lapwing, the African, Red-eyed and African Morning Doves, the Winding, Croacking and Zitting Cisticolas, just to mention but a few.

Overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge | Kingfisher Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6: Bird watching to Entebbe in Uganda

We wisely spend the last day; we have breakfast and bad to Kampala. We might have several stops along our way for spotted birds.

Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel | Entebbe Traveller's Inn

Day 7: Departure - End of tour

Grauer's Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri)

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Family: Eurylaimidae, Genus: Pseudocalyptomena, Species: Pseudocalyptomena graueri

The Grauer's Broadbill or African Green Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri) is an actual broadbill, one of only a few African representatives of a primarily Asian family. It is bright green with a blue throat and vent and a small bill, quite unlike those of the other broadbills. It is endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests where it forages in canopies.

It is one of the African Big Five bird species, highly sought after by ornithologists but very elusive.

The species is both globally endangered and endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Blue-breasted Bee-eater (Merops variegatus)

Kingdom: Amimalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Coraciiformes, Family: Meropidae, Genus: Merops

The Blue-breasted Bee-eater is endemic to Africa and just as the name suggests, predominantly eats flying insects, especially bees and wasps, which are caught in the air by sallies from an open perch. While pursue any type of flying insect, honey bees predominate in their diet. Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps) comprise from 20% to 96% of all insects eaten, with honey bees comprising approximately one-third of the Hymenoptera.

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