Day 1, Kampala City Tour
Meet with our Company Guide at your Hotel and depart for the Kampala city tour. Visit religious places like Gadafi National Mosque on Old Kampala hill, Namugongo Martyrs shrine, Bahai Temple the only of its kind in East Africa. Have lunch at any place of your interest with in the town and in the afternoon visit the Uganda Museum, cultural places like the Kasubi tombs, the Lubiri (Twekobe house), the Kabaka’s lake and in the evening go for Night club visits to Club silk, Imbecap, Angenoir and so on. Return to your Hotel late at night for overnight stay.
Day 2, Mabamba swamp Birding Tour.
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Mabamba Wetland which is around 50 km west of Kampala. This wetland is a newly discovered home for the most bird species, like the rare Shoebill stork(on the left). Here Bird watching is done on canoes in marsh channels and this may give you a chance to see birds like, Yellow Backed Weaver, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, Papyrus Gonolek, African Purple Swamp Hen, African Water Rail, Lesser Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling Duck, Squacco Heron, Blue Breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Goliath Heron and many more. Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for Lunch and birding enroute.Famous birds in the savannah park include, Rufous-bellied Heron, Lesser Jacana, Lesser Moorhen and a variety of water birds including shoe bill. Dinner and over night at Mihingo Lodge, or Mantana Tented Camp or at the Rwonyo Rest Camp Banda.
Day 3, Birding and wildlife
Go for an early Morning birding and wildlife viewing in the park which is an is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland , Warthogs ,buffalo and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike bird, Brown-chested Plover, Red-faced Barbet etc. After lunch, go for a boat ride in search for the African Fin foot and shoebill .Later in the evening, drive to Mbarara for dinner and overnight stay at Agip Motel/Lake view hotel Mbarara.
Day 4, drive to Kisoro
Drive to Kisoro District via Kabale district. Make a stopover for birding at Lake Kyahasi near Kisoro. Common species you may see include Common Moorhen, Southern Porchard, Lesser Jacana, Red Knobbed Coot and the Dark-capped Yellow Warbler and so on. Dinner and overnight at Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro Tourist Hotel or Virunga Hotel.
Day 5, Birding Gorge Trail
Early morning after breakfast, prepare to ascend the Bird Gorge trail and bamboo Zone on Mt. Sabinyo for Rwenzori Turaco, Crowned hornbill, black kite, Shelly's Crimson wing, crowned crane and Kivu ground Thrush .other animal species on the mountain include; bushbucks and golden monkey. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro Tourist Hotel orVirunga Hotel.
Day 6, transfer to Ruhija
Early morning drive to Ruhija in Bwindi national park for birding in the Bamboo. Bird species sighted include the Handsome Francolin White-starred Robin, Red-throated Alethe, Dusky Crimson wing Grauer's Warbler and many other birds. Have dinner and overnight stay at Institute Guest House/Buhoma community Bandas.
Day 7, birding in Mubwindi swamp
Drive to Mubwindi swamp for the Green Broadbill, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Purple-breasted, Blue headed and Regal Sunbirds. This might take you a whole day and there fore you areadvised to move with your packed lunch. In the evening drive to Bwindi Park Headquarters. Dinner and over night at Gorilla Forest Camp / Mantana Tented Camp / Lake Kitandara 's Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead /Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 8, birding in Buhoma
After anearly breakfast, depart for birding in Buhoma jungle for beautiful Francolin, Red-chested owlet, Rufous-chested Fluff tail, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Neumann's Warbler and many other birds including rare plants. Lunch, Dinner and over night at Gorilla Forest Camp / Mantana Tented Camp / Lake Kitandara’s Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead /Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 9, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early morning break fast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park via Ishasha and have a birding and tree climbing lions enroute, arrive in time for lunch and after in the afternoon go for a boat ride on Kazinga channel connecting Lake Edward and George.. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The place is endowed with well over 550 resident species of birds. Dinner and overnight at r Mweya Lodge / Jacana safari Lodge / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamba/Hill top Camp / Mweya Hostel
Day 10, game drive and transfer back to Kampala
Go for an early morning game drive in Uganda’s best park. The park has a diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters which is a home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. After the game drive, return to Kampala, with lunch enroute and stop over at Equator Uganda. Have dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kampala.
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