Uganda - Pearl of Africa
Gorillas, Chimps, Shoebills and more!

Saturday 5th - Saturday 19th December 2020



Shoebill - top of our target bird list



Join us on our exciting two-week tour as we share with you the very best birds and mammals that vibrant Uganda has to offer.

Ranging from papyrus swamps, high altitude forest, lowland forest, savannah grasslands, and the mighty River Nile, we explore the wonderful bird-rich habitats and the impressive national parks of this exiting country. Expect to see well over 450 species of bird on our special two-week trip.

Gorilla piggy back 3

Amazing encounters with mountain gorillas



We will also go tracking mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, two very special and unforgettable encounters indeed. We hope to see over 35 exciting mammal species on this very varied tour.

For more information about this very special Birdwatching Trip, please email us on:

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk



Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda, tour starts
Day 2: Birding the Mabamba Wetlands
Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park
Day 4: Birding to Bwindi National Park
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
Day 6: Birding the Albertine Rift Endemics
Day 7: Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park
Days 8 and 9: Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park - wildlife drives and boat ride on the Kazinga Channel
Day 10: Birding to Kibale National Park
Day 11: Chimpanzee Tracking
Day 12: Birding to Murchison Falls National Park
Days 13 and 14: Birding Murchison Falls National Park - wildlife drives and boat ride on the River Nile
Day 15: Return to Entebbe, tour ends.

Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco, it's great and it's blue, what more do you need!



During our Birdwatching Trip we will be looking for such exciting species as:

White-faced Whistling-Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Spur-winged Goose, African Black Duck, Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Guineafowl, Handsome Francolin, Heuglin's Francolin, Crested Francolin, Lesser Flamingo, Afep Pigeon, Rameron Pigeon, Bronze-naped Pigeon, Vinaceous Dove, African Green Pigeon, Black-bellied Bustard, Great Blue Turaco, Black-billed Turaco, White-crested Turaco, Ross's Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Eastern Plantain-Eater, Blue-headed Coucal, Blue Malkoha, Levaillant's Cuckoo, Dideric Cuckoo, Klaas's Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Red-chested Cuckoo, Standard-winged Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Long-tailed Nightjar, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Square-tailed Nightjar, Sabine's Spinetail, Scarce Swift, Wattled Swift, Horus Swift, White-spotted Flufftail, Allen's Gallinule, African Swamphen, African Finfoot, Grey Crowned Crane, Spotted Thick-knee, Long-toed Lapwing, Black-headed Lapwing, Caspian Plover, Lesser Jacana, Temminck's Courser, Rock Pratincole, African Skimmer, Abdim's Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, African Darter, Shoebill, Hamerkop, Goliath Heron, White-backed Night-Heron, African Harrier Hawk, Lappet-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, Crowned Eagle, Martial Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Grasshopper Buzzard, Pallid Harrier, African Goshawk, Augur Buzzard, Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, Blue-naped Mousebird, Narina Trogon, Green Woodhoopoe, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, White-thighed Hornbill, Giant Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Red-throated Bee-eater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Red-faced Barbet, Black-billed Barbet, Least Honeyguide, Willcocks's Honeyguide, African Grey Woodpecker, Grey Kestrel, Red-headed Lovebird, Grey Parrot, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Rwenzori Batis, African Shrike-Flycatcher, Luhder's Bushshrike, Papyrus Gonolek, Albertine Boubou, Petit's Cuckooshrike, Mackinwnon's Shrike, Black-tailed Oriole, Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcherr, Piapiac, White-necked Raven, Western Nicator, White-tailed Lark, White-headed Sawwing, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Stripe-breasted Tit, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Toro Olive-Greenbul, Green Crombec, Green Hylia, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Fan-tailed Grassbird, Rwenzori Apalis, Black-faced Rufous-Warbler, African Hill Babbler, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Dusky Babbler, Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher, Silverbird, Red-backed Scrub-Robin, Archer's Robin-Chat, White-browed Robin-Chat, Snowy-browed Robin-Chat, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush, Violet-backed Starling, Narrow-tailed Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Western Violet-backed Sunbird, Little Green Sunbird, Tiny Sunbird, Beautiful Sunbird, Thick-billed Seedeater, Cabanis's Bunting, Shelley's Rufous Sparrow, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Strange Weaver, Holub's Golden-Weaver, Orange Weaver, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Marsh Widowbird, Grosbeak Weaver, Grey-headed Nigrita, Grey-headed Oliveback, Dusky Crimsonwing, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Brown Twinspot, and more. Expect to see well over 450 species of bird during the trip.


Grey Crowned Crane, Uganda's national bird



What makes us different?

We run this tour with only six guests plus at least three guides throughout. This provides and exceptional guest-to-guide ratio, so we can make sure that everyone has the highest levels of individual customer service and the best possible wildlife-viewing experience. Also, we already include all your tracking permits to guarantee your gorilla and chimpanzee tracking experiences.

Our exciting tour includes 15 days’guided bird- and mammal-watching; 14 nights’ accommodation on a fully-inclusive basis in very comfortable hotels and lodges with ensuite rooms throughout, close to the best wildlife areas and often actually within the national parks; guiding by Alan and Ruth and an expert English-speaking local guide (the very best guide in Uganda!) throughout the trip; additional expert local guides at specific birdwatching locations; transport in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle during the tour with experienced professional driver; all excursions as itemised in the itinerary; all entrance fees, gorilla and chimp tracking permits (1 permit per person) already included; all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) from evening meal on Day 1 through to lunch on Day 15; bottled drinking water throughout the tour; use of our field guides; use of our top-of-the-range Leica telescopes; Entebbe airport transfers; individual checklists of the birds, mammals and other wildlife we will be looking for.

The price of this exceptional all-inclusive small-group tour is £6,895 per person sharing a double/twin room. Sorry but we do have to pass on the single room supplement of £875 we are charged by the lodges and hotels for anyone wishing to have an individual room on the trip. As we are fixing the price so far in advance, we reserve the right to amend the price in the event of a major currency fluctuation or unforeseen price increases.

The tour price does not include: international flights to/from Entebbe airport; personal travel and medical insurance; medication; alcoholic drinks; any additional soft drinks or snacks; laundry services; any items of a personal nature; tips for gorilla and chimpanzee rangers, guides and porters, and all local birding guides and driver.


Chimp-tracking is another highlight of this special tour



If you would like more information about this exciting bird- and mammal-watching trip, or to register your interest in joining our small-group tour, please email us on

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing the exciting birds and mammals of Uganda with you.



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