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3 Days Birding Safari Uganda | Best Short Birdwatching Tour
Embark on a 3 Days Birding Safari Uganda, exploring the country’s most iconic birding locations. This immersive 3-Day Birdwatching Safari in Uganda takes you through the Mabamba Swamp near Lake Victoria, the lush Botanical Gardens in Entebbe, and the vibrant Mabira Forest Reserve along the Kampala-Jinja highway.
Your short Bird Watching Tour in Uganda includes two nights of accommodation, meals, and starts and concludes in Kampala/Entebbe. Discover the rich birdlife of Uganda in Entebbe, Mabamba Swamp, and Mabira Forest on this comprehensive 3-day tour.
- Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Mabira Forest Reserve for bird watching.
- Day 2: Travel to Entebbe for Birdwatching in the Botanical Gardens.
- Day 3: Bird watching in Mabamba Swamp and Return to your Hotel.
Detailed Itinerary of your 3 Days Birding Safari Uganda:
Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Mabira Forest Reserve for Bird Watching.
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart from Kampala for a birdwatching adventure in Mabira Forest Reserve, a 1 to 2-hour drive away.
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 3 days birding safari Uganda 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: Travel to Entebbe for Birdwatching in the Botanical Gardens.
Have breakfast and after, drive to Entebbe for your second day of Uganda bird watching safari tour. Today, your 3 days birding safari Uganda involves exploring the Botanical Gardens a haven to over 150 bird species.
Look out for different bird species such as 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 in Entebbe.
Accommodation in Entebbe;
- Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Hotel Kigo, The Boma Hotel, Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe.
- Mid-range: Hotel 7 Seasons Entebbe, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe.
- Budget: Viavia Guesthouse, Bluemonkey Guesthouse, Victoria Breeze Suites, Lake Victoria View Guest House.
Day 3: Bird Watching in Mabamba Swamp and Return to your Hotel.
We’ll start our final day early with breakfast, followed by a drive to Mabamba bay. From there, we’ll take a boat or canoe ride to the Mabamba Wetland for our final birdwatching 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.
After a day filled with birdwatching adventure, we’ll drive back to the hotel or to Entebbe airport for your departure, marking the end of your 3 Days Birding Safari Uganda.
The Cost of the 3 Days Birding Safari Uganda Includes;
- Birding Experiences
- 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
The tour excludes
- Laundry services
- Visa fees
- 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
- Good camera
- Sun hut
- Safari clothes
- Pair of binoculars
- Light rain jacket
- Insect repellents
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