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UGANDA SAFARIS
ABOUT UGANDA
AFFORDABLE GORILLA SAFARIS
Affordable Gorilla Safaris in Uganda
3 DAY BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI
5 DAY BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI
7 DAY UGANDA CULTURAL, WILDLIFE & GORILLA SAFARIS
 
BEST BIRDING SAFARIS IN UGANDA
Best birding Safaris in Uganda
10 DAY BIRDING SAFARI.
16 DAY UGANDA CLASSIC BIRDING.
22 DAY BUDGET BIRDING.
 
HIKING SAFARIS
Mountain climbing in Uganda
3 DAY MOUNT ELGON SAFARI.
9 DAYS HIKING THE RWENZORIS.
 
OUR POPULAR ITINERARIES
Safaris to Ugandas National parks
3 DAYS TO MURCHISON FALLS N. P.
3 DAYS TO KIDEPO VALLEY PARK.
3 DAYS TO QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK.
 
 
Elephant
7 DAY KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, & LAKE MBURO SAFARI
8 DAY CHIMP, WILDLIFE & GORILLA SAFARI
9 DAY MURCHISON, KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH & BWINDI FOREST.
11 DAY MURCHISONM KIBALE, QUEEN & BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI
14 DAY AFRICA JUNGLE SAFARI. TOUR CODE: NLS UG 014
16 DAY MURCHISON, KIBALE, QUEEN, BWINDI GORILLA AND LAKE BUNYONYI SAFARI.
22 DAY BUDGET BIRDING SAFARI
 
LONG ITINERARIES
Tree climbing lions
12 DAY UGANDA JUNGLES SAFARIS
13 DAY BEST OF UGANDA WILDLIFE
17 DAY UGANDA HEART DREAM SAFARI
30 DAY NATURE LINK'S JUMBO SAFARI.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TRAVEL TIPS

Discover the true taste of the Pearl of Africa with Nature Link Safaris...  

THE UGANDA CLASSIC BIRDING SAFARI

    

Introduction:

Uganda-Gifted By Nature, is one of the select group of African countries to have recorded more than 1,000 bird species. It's therefore an ideal destination for bird watchers who would like to see, and for those interested in discovering and naming new species of birds, the choice is to pay a visit to the natural wetlands, forests and open savannah wood lands that provide excellent habitat for both endemic and migratory birds. Make an inquiry now on our inclusive birding package and witness the birds sing, nest, mate and dance.

The cost of the itinerary to include:

Twin share accommodation throughout the Safari.
Full board accommodation throughout as per the itinerary.
Private safari 4 x 4 Land cruiser vehicle and English speaking driver.
Full time guide and his subsistence allowance.
National Park and designated birding sites entrance fees.
Boat trips for birding.
Ferry crossing.
Park ranger guide fees.
One gorilla permit per person to secured and paid for in advance.
Primate and Nature walks.
Government taxes.

    

The safari to exclude personal expenses like: drinks, personal insurance, laundry, telephone etc

DAY ONE:
On arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be warmly welcome to Uganda by our Tour Manager and Guide.Drive to Mabamba wetland in Mpigi swamp for birding .Common birds to be seen in adjoining wetlands include: Rare Shoebill, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged Warbler, secretary bird etc.Trandfer to Sheraton Kampala Hotel. You may encounter different birds as you drive to the city.

DAY TWO
After early breakfast and a briefing from the General Manager, you will set off to Eastern Uganda via Tiriny Road to Pallisa. Drive to Lake Kyoga Wetland for birding. This is the nearest site for the Shoebill, African kingfisher, Pelicans, weaver bird, egrets, swifts, sunbird, falcons, etc Spend the whole day birding in this wetland and the surrounding areas have a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight is had at Mbale Resort.

DAY THREE
This morning after breakfast with parked lunch you will depart to Kumi and a boat ride to Tisai Island inside Lake Bisina and associated swamps for birding. This is the only place you may see birds endemic to Uganda. African hornbill, Fox weaver bird, shoebill, pelicans, egrets, eagles, secretary bird, owls etc. Drive to Soroti Hotel for dinner and overnight. DAY FOUR: The day begins with greeting the early morning rising sun and breakfast. Drive to Lira-Kamudini road and to Murchison falls for lunch. Afternoon drive for birding around the associated swamps of Lake Albert and River Nile to look for Rare shoebill, heron, cormorants, ducks, bee eaters, kingfisher, fish eagle,... Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. DAY FIVE: After breakfast, we take a special boat ride along river Nile and Lake Albert delta for birding the whole day with parked lunch. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

DAY SIX:

An early start by road for Kibale National Park via Albertine escarpment. Enjoy the rift valley scenery and section of Lake Albert throught the journey. The distance is long! Overnight at Ndali Lodge

DAY SEVEN:

An early morning entrance to Kibale forest for combined primate walk and birding. Here you will come across the following key species of birds: White Collard Olive back, Leaf Love, African Broadbill, Willcock's Honeyguide, Green Breasted Pitta, African Pitta, Grey Winged Robin, Red Winged Francolin, Joyful Greenbul, White Bellied Crested Flycatcher, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Abyssinian Ground Thrush, Red Chested Fluftail, Grey Winged Robin, White Napped Pigeon, and Chestnut- Winged Starling. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, visit Bigodi Sanctuary. Here, We will be able to see the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-billed Barbets and have an evening drive to Semliki Wildlife reserve. A night game drive in Semliki to view nocturnal is a must. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari lodge (luxury)

DAY EIGHT:

Morning breakfast close to the pool and watch as the Hamerkop dips into the water and the Weaver birds flock nearby. A boat trip on Lake Albert to see the Shoebill and a picnic is amazing. The key species here include the African Pygmy Goose, Red-necked Falcon, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Blue-Breasted Bee-Eater, Black-billed Barbet, Piapiac, Leaflover and Black-chinned Quail-Finch. Dinner and overnight at Semiliki Safari lodge (luxury)

DAY NINE:

After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of the 'Mountains of the Moon and many birds as you enter the park. After lunch a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel to view and photograph hippos, buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks, warthogs and a variety of bird life such as Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Open-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers. Then have your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY TEN:

An early sunrise Birding drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile to view savannah birds. You will view the Birds en route to Mweya Safari Lodge for lunch. After lunch, sight seeing around the crater region and baboon cliffs. Evening walk to the bird hide out is rewarding before retiring for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY ELEVEN:

After breakfast drive to Bwindi via Ishaha sector an area famous for the rare tree climbing lions. Key birds which may be seen include :African Skimmer, Black Rumped Button Quail, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Red Footed Falcon, Lesser Flamingos, Grey Capped Warbler, White's and Abdim's Storks (in season), Amur Falcon, Ovampo Sparrow hawk, Woolly-necked and Saddle-billed Storks, and numerous classes of Raptors, Vultures and Plovers. Continue on to Bwindi via Ishasha road. Dinner and overnight will be had at Gorilla Forest Camp.

DAY TWELVE:

Early morning entry into gorilla sanctuary after a briefing from park authorities. Carry along with you rain jacket, jungle boots, enough drinking water and snacks. Mix gorilla tracking and birding e.g. blue turaco...Return to your camp for late lunch then go to Gorilla Forest Camp for Dinner and overnight at.

DAY THIRTEEN:

Whole morning birding at Ruhija Common birds here include: African Green Broadbill, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Short Tailed Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Purple Breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Olive Green Camaroptera, Handsome Francolin, Blue Headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Nightjar, Lagden's Bush Shrike, Waller's Starling, Oriole Finch, Streaky Seed Eater, Chubb's Cisticola, Barred Long Tailed Cuckoo and the Brown Capped Weaver. Later drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the 'Switzerland of Africa'. You will be taken by the scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly big people. Dinner and overnight at Ha'Buharo Lodge.

DAY FOURTEEN:

The day begins with a boat trip for sight seeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys and birds. Return to the camp for lunch. After lunch, drive back to Mbarara for a night at Agip Motel Mbarara or Regency Hotel Mbarara

DAY FIFTEEN:

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron, Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Oxpecker, African Finfoot and Black Collard Barbet etc. After lunch, drive to Kampala. Have Dinner and overnight at Entebbe Resort Beach hotel.

DAY SIXTEEN:

Dedicated for airport transfer and departure.Join Nature Link Safaris on a safari of a lifetime and sample our beauty and be our Ambassadors.

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