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3 Days Birding Safari Uganda

3 Days Birding Safari Uganda Bird Watching Tour

The 3 days birding safari Uganda tour covers 3 iconic bird watching spots; Mabamba Swamp East of Entebbe just at the shores of Lake Victoria, Botanical Gardens at Entebbe and Mabira Forest Reserve along Kampala-Jinja highway. Your Uganda birding tour includes 2 nights plus meals and you will begin and end it in Kampala/Entebbe.

Brief itinerary of 3 days birding Safari Uganda

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Mabira Forest Reserve-go for bird watching

Day 2: Drive to Entebbe-go for birding in Botanical Gardens

Day 3: Bird watching in Mabamba Swamp and return to hotel

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Detailed itinerary of your 3 days birding Safari Uganda

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Mabira Forest Reserve-go for bird watching

After breakfast, leave Kampala for bird watching in Mabira Forest Reserve. Mabira lies along Kampala-Jinja highway, about 1 to 2 hours’ drive. En-route, you will make a stopover at Ssezibwa Falls in Mukono, enjoy its sceneries, explore its cultural significance attached to it and later, connect to Eco tourism center at Mabira where you will meet the bird guides.

Start your birding tour with a guide with expectation to identify interesting bird species such as the African bellied paradise flycatchers, sooty flycatchers, grey headed sunbirds, dwarf kingfishers, blue breasted kingfishers, toro olive greenbul, black and white casqued hornbill, Jameson’s wattle eyes, purple throated cuckoos, Great blue turacos to mention but a few. After your birding exploration, return for lunch and in the afternoon, you may embark on zip lining experience. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation in Kampala

  • Luxury: Sheraton Hotel Kampala/Serena Hotel Kampala
  • Mid-range: Fairway Hotel/Protea Hotel Kampala
  • Budget: Ruch Hotel/Cassia Lodge

Day 2: Drive to Entebbe-go for birding in Botanical Gardens

Have breakfast and after, drive to Entebbe for your second day of Uganda birding safari tour. Today, your 3 days birding safari involves exploring the Botanical Gardens a haven to over 150 bird species. The different birds to expect to identify here include sunbirds, cuckoos, great red warblers, ross turacos, red chested superb as well as sight several monkeys while also enjoying the scenic view of Lake Victoria.

After, have picnic lunch in the lush gardens and later, visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre to enjoy incredible view of diverse wildlife species including lions, giraffes, antelopes, leopards, zebras, chimps, birds including shoebill stork and many others. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.

Accommodation in Kampala

  • Luxury: Sheraton Hotel Kampala/Serena Hotel Kampala
  • Mid-range: Fairway Hotel/Protea Hotel Kampala
  • Budget: Ruch Hotel/Cassia Lodge

Day 3: Bird watching in Mabamba Swamp and return to hotel

Rise up early for breakfast and after, drive to Entebbe about 50kms from Kampala. Catch up with a boat/canoe ride to Mabamba Wetland for your next birding tour. While here, your focus will be to identify the elusive shoebill storks, the white shouldered tit, papyrus gonoleks, African purple swamp hen, white faced whistling duck, swamp flycatchers, African water rail, Squacco heron, grey headed gull, blue breasted bee-eaters, spur winged lapwing, Madagascar bee-eaters and others. Drive back to the hotel or Entebbe airport for departure and this marks the end of your 3 days Uganda birding safari tour.

This is the 3 days birding safari Uganda tour.

The Tour includes

  • Birding
  • Entry fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Travel in a 4×4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Canoe/boat ride at Mabamba swamp
  • Any relevant government taxes
  • All activities but not the optional ones
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The tour excludes

  • Tipping
  • Laundry services
  • Visa fees
  • Cigarettes
  • Airfares/flight fees
  • Telephone bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Other drinks or beverages
  • Optional or extra activities
  • Shopping bills

What to pack for your 3 days birding safari Uganda

  • Snacks
  • Good camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hut
  • Safari clothes
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Light rain jacket
  • Insect repellents
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