Birding Tours – 7 Days
Day 1: Airport Pickup and transfer to Kampala
On your arrival, you will be received by our representative. He will transfer you to your booked hotel in the capital, Kampala. You can there rest the long flight off to get yourself fresh for the coming day’s’ activities.
Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
On day 2, you head out of Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park, after your very early breakfast, to beat the heavy morning traffic. On the way, you have a quick stop at the Uganda equator for photos or to buy some souvenirs. After, you have lunch en route to Mbarara town and then head southwest to the stunning Western Rift Valley. You will arrive in the evening, check in and then head out to go for a thrilling game drive in the park. Return in time for dinner and then settle down for the overnight stay.
Day 3: Game drive & Boat ride
Start the day with a hot beverage before heading out by 6:30am for a game drive through the park. It offers exceptional game viewing and also gives a lot of birders an experience with a number of different bird. You will drive through the large open grass plains which are habitat to huge flocks of White Stork and the amazing Saddle-Billed Stork.
Head back to the lodge/ hotel for your lunch. Then you’ll take an exciting boat launch to see hundreds of hippopotamus and elephants with several migratory birds, like Grey-headed gulls, African-skimmers, Pink & white-backed pelicans, Mourning dove and the Water Dikkops in tow. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
You transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, known as the “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. You will wake up, have breakfast and then check out of the hotel / lodge. On arrival, marvel at Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest lake. On a clear day, you will catch sight of the volcano; Mt Muhavura.
Day 5: Islands Visit with an afternoon Nature Walk
After breakfast, you’ll hire a local canoe to explore the environs on water as you go towards the various small Islands. You return later for lunch and then head to Mukoni Village for more bird watching, passing small farms on your way. You may see close to 50 diverse bird species on this walk, among them the Swamp Flycatcher, African Hobby, Bronze-chested Sun bird, Scarlet-chested, the White-headed Saw-wing and Red-chested Sun birds, Black Kite. You will head back to the lodge for dinner and then call it a day.
Day 6: Head Back to Kampala
The final day at Lake Bunyonyi means that you will have breakfast and then check out. You’ll have lunch en route to Kampala during the drive and arrive in the afternoon. You’re then dropped off at the accommodations used at the beginning of your safari.
Day 7: Brief City tour with Airport Drop off
Today you will wake up to some amazing breakfast and then check out of the hotel as you will not be returning from your brief city tour. You will have lunch and then have a drop off to the airport for your return flight back home.
Alternatively, go chimpanzee trekking (payable by client) in Kyambura gorge. Hiking the gorge’s steep slopes in search of chimps is a challenging task but the encounter will stay with you forever. After the 2 – 5 hours, you’ll then embark on the transfer to Kampala.