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7 Days Gorilla Tracking & Birding Safaris

7 Days Gorilla Tracking & Birding Safaris

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Birding Uganda Tours | Uganda Gorillas Birdwatching Tour | Watch Birds Plus Gorillas Uganda Safari Adventure
Birding Uganda Tours

Gorillas and Birding

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 Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Some fitness is required for the Gorilla tracking exercise. Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: Can be difficult in the forest

Bird Uganda Safaris, Mountain Gorilla Tracking Tour

This Birding safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and speciality 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, Colobus, Olive baboons, extra. Bwindi is also one of the wealthiest forests for flora and fauna in Africa and nowhere for your adventure.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park boasts 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.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 Birding Uganda Tours: 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.

DAY 2 Birding Uganda Tours: 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.

Uganda Gorillas Birdwatching Tour

DAY 3 Birding Uganda Tours: 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 the unforgettable experience with the world endangered gentle giants. While trekking, you could encounter some 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 Camaroptera, White-chinned Prinia, 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.

DAY 4 Birding Uganda Tours: Ruhija- Uganda Birdwatching Tour

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-naped Raven, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Sharp’s Starling, Mountain masked and Rwenzori Apalises and many more.

DAY 5 Birding Uganda Tours: 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, to mention but a few

DAY 6 Birding Uganda Tours: Birding to Kampala/Entebbe
DAY 7 Birding Uganda Tours: End of birding Uganda Tour – Departure
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