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8 Days Africa’ No. 1 Birding Spot Bird Watching Safari

8 Days Africa’ No. 1 Birding Spot Bird Watching Safari

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Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour | 8 Day Bird Watching Tour to Africa’s Number One Birding Spot
Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour

Uganda bird-watching Tours

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 African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimsonwing. Other Albertine Rift endemics 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: 8 Days Focus: Birding Key Species: Shoebill Stork, Orange Weaver, Papyrus Gonolek, African Finfoot, Red-faced Barbet, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, African Green Broadbill, Handsome Francolin, Kivu Ground Thrush, Albertine Rift Endemics Expected # of birds: 250 Birding Pace: Moderate Physical Difficulty: Moderate Group Limit: Maximum 8 Bird Photography: Worthwhile Possible Extensions: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

DETAILED  ITINERARY

DAY 1 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Arrival For Birding Tour

On arrival, Avian Safaris’ bird guide pick you from the airport. Depending on the the time of arrival, we bird Entebbe botanical gardens

DAY 2 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Birding Tour to Lake Mburo National Park via Mabamba Swamps for the Shoebill

Early in the morning, we bird Via Mabamba Swamps for the elusive Shoebill, Some papyrus endemics, the African and Lesser Jacanas, the White-faced and Fulvous Whistling Ducks, Blue breasted bee-Eater, Carruther`s Cisticola, The Black-Chested, Brown and western Banded Snake Eagles, a number of Gull and Heron Species and other water birds species to Lake  Mburo National Park for our night. We have a short stop at the Equator for an informative talk, photography and the equator experience.

DAY 3 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Birding Enroute – Birding Uganda Tour

We go for a Game drive as we bird our way out of Mburo to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We look out for the Red-faced Barbet, Rufous-bellied Heron, White-winged Tit, White-headed Barbet, Coqui, and the Red-winged Francolins, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Barefaced Go-away bird, Harlequin and Blue Quails, Common Button Quail, Greenwood Hoopoe, Common Scimitarbill, Blue-napped Mousebird, Blue-breasted and Shining-blue Kingfishers, Lilac-breasted Roller, African-grey Hornbill, the Nubian, Buff-spotted, Brown-eared, and the Grey Woodpeckers, Trilling, Stout, Tabora and Wing-snapping Cisticolas, Red-necked spurfowl, Black-bellied Bustard, among others.

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DAY 4 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Birding in Uganda at Buhoma

At Buhoma, we look out for species like, the Black Bee-Eater, Dusky Tit, Brown-caped Weaver, the Yellow-billed and yellow-spotted Barbets, the African and Black-and-white Shrike Flycatchers, Common Stonechat, Brown-throated and Chestnut Wattle-eyes, Apalises, Equatorial Akalat, Slaty Flyacatcher, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Black-throated Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Grey Apalis, Chestnut-throated Apalis, the Olive-green and Grey-backed Camaropteras, White-chinned Prinnia, Green Hylia, Short-tailed Warbler, White-tailed Antithrush, Cape Wagtail, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, White-browed Crombec, the list is long.

DAY 5 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Ruhija Classic Birds Tour in Uganda

Today we bird Ruhija in search of 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.

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Winding-Cisticola

DAY 6 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Birding Mubwindi- Uganda Classic Birding Safari

Whole day birding Mubwindi Swamp 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, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Pink-footed Puffback, Ludher’s Bush-Shrike, Doherty`s Bush-shrike,Mountain Illadopsis, Rwenzori Nightjar.

DAY 7 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: Birding Drive to Entebbe
DAY 8 Uganda Albertine Rift Endemics Birding Tour: End of Birding Tour – Departure
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