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Mountain Gorilla Mountain Gorilla

Gorilla Tracking & Birding Safaris- 7 Days

Jan 01, 2011

This Birding safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and specialty birds’ observation. There are less than 800 mountain gorillas in the whole world. Uganda is home to more than a half of these beautiful and endangered apes. Therefore, Gorilla tracking in Uganda is a must experience not to be missed. Bwindi impenetrable forest habituates families of mountain gorillas along with more than ten other species of primates for example, Chimpanzees, Colubus monkeys, Olive baboons, extra. Bwindi is also one of the richest forests for flora and fauna in Africa and now here for your adventure.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, boosts of a 360 bird species record with 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemics among which include the globally threatened species such as the African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimsonwing. Others include; Oberlander's/Forest Ground Thrush, Sassi's Olive Greenbul, Dusky Crimson-wing,Strange Weaver, Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Purple -breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short -tailed/Neumann's Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Collared Apalis, Montane Masked Apalis, Kivu Ground Thrush, Red-throated Alethe, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Nightjar, Rwenzori Turaco, Handsome Francolin.

Tour Highlights

Departs: Entebbe International Airport Tour Length: 7 Days Focus: Birding | Mountain Gorilla Tracking Key Species: Orange Weaver, Shelley's Crimsonwing, African Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Kivu Ground Thrush, Albertine Rift Endemics, Mountain Gorilla Expected # of birds: 250 Birding PaceModerate Physical DifficultySome fitness is required for the Gorilla tracking exercise Group LimitMaximum 8 Bird Photography: Can be difficult in the forest

Day 1: Arrival for Uganda Mountain Gorillas and Birdwatching 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 Boma Guest House | Entebbe Travellers Inn (Meal Plan Full Board)

Day 2: Bird to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Western Uganda - Uganda Birding Safaris

After an early breakfast, we bird to western Uganda for the birding experience in Africa’s No. 1 birding Spot. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to over a half of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas and is home to a good number of nocturnal and diurnal Primates therefore expect an excellent safari.

Overnight at Buhoma Lodge | Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Meal Plan Full Board)

Day 3: Birding and Uganda Gorilla Tracking - Bird Uganda

Early in the morning you assemble for a short briefing at the trekking departure point before heading for for the unforgettable experience with the world endangered gentle giants. While trekking, you could encounter a number of forest species. If trekking is successful early, you can have a self guided birding evening around the premises. Look out for the Black Bee-Eater, Dusky Tit, Brown-capped Warbler, the Yellow-billed and Yellow-spotted Barbets, the African and Black-and-white Shryke-Flycatcher, Common Stonechat, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, a number of Apalis Species, Equatorial Akalat, Slaty Flycatcher, White-bellied Robin-Chat, the Olive-green and Grey-backed Camaropteras,White-chinned Prinnia, Green Hylia, Short-tailed Warbler, White-tailed Anti-thrush, Cape Wagtail, Grey-capped Warbler, Grauer's Warbler, Grauer's Rush Warbler, White-browed Crombec, the list is long.

Overnight at Buhoma Lodge |  Buhoma Community Rest Camp  (Meal Plan Full Board)

Day 4: Ruhija- Uganda Birdwatching TourSlender-billed StarlingSlender-billed Starling

Today we bird Ruhija in search for the darling African Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Strange Weaver, Shelley’s and Dusky Crimson-wings, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, White-browed Crombec, White-aped Raven, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Sharp’s Starling, Mountain masked and Rwenzori Apalises and many more.

Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge Trekkers Tavern (Meal Plan Full Board)

Day 5: Uganda Birding Tour at Mubwindi - Birdwatching Uganda

Whole day birding Mubwindi swamps. We look out for the Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Brown-capped Warbler, Black-billed Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Red-headed Malimbe, Grey-headed Sparrow, Waller's Starling, Stuhlmann's Starling, Montane Oriole, Many Coloured Bush-Shrike, Bocage's Bush-Shrike, Mountain Illadopsis, Rwenzori Nightjar, just to mention but a few

Overnight at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge | Trekkers Tavern  (Meal Plan Full Board)

Day 6: Birding to Kampala/Entebbe

Day 7: End of birding Uganda Tour - Departure


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Last modified on Sunday, 17 May 2015 13:22

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

The Village Weaver is a stocky 15–17 cm bird with a strong conical bill and dark reddish eyes.

This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. 2-3 eggs are laid. This is a colonial breeder, so many nests may hang from one tree.

Village Weaver feeds principally on seeds and grain, and can be a crop pest, but it will readily take insects, especially when feeding young, which partially redresses the damage to agriculture.

The calls of this bird include harsh buzzes and chattering.

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