Birding & Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Safari
This 17 day birding & Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Safari will lead you to birding experience in Mabamba –Kamengo wetland and also at Mpanga Forest. There, you will also see the extensive papyrus swamp with channels of labyrinth and lagoons. You will also see many species of shoebills and many other birds like Long-tailed Cormorant, Pelican, Goliath Heron, African Fish-Eagle, African Water Railand many more.
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park; where you will be able to see Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Lions, Antelopes and Leopards. Still on this trip, you will also enter through the Escarpments. They are well known for the panoramic view of Lake Albert and the Rift Valley. You will also see primates like Black and white Colobus, Blue& Red-tailed Monkeys and even the chimpanzees.
You will also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for birding and a game drive and view Lions, Leopards, and giant forest hog, Elephants and many more. Then visit Bwindi national Park too for birding and game watching; as well as go for Gorilla tracking and have a chance to see them while they are feeding, grooming and resting. After, you will visit Lake Mburo National Park and view animals like the Antelopes, Zebras, Impalas and many more; as well as viewing birds and a boat ride.
The company guide will make special efforts for you to view this bird within the swamp. You will also have a chance to view many other birds which include; Long-tailed Cormorant, Pelican, Goliath Heron, African Fish-Eagle, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule,Pink-backed, African Marsh-Harrier, Yellow-billed Duck, and Malachite Kingfisher. Along with slightly more local species such as; Long-toed Plover, Blue-headed Coucal, Papyrus Gonolek, Swamp Flycatcher. In addition to the above they include; Blue-breasted Bee-eater, White-winged & Papyrus Yellow Warblers Papyrus Canary. Other areas in and around Entebbe/Kampala may produce African Green Pigeon, African Open-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-Eater. Further more they include; the Grey Kestrel, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher – maybe the rare Weyn’s Weaver.
Here, you will view many birds including the; Abyssinian Roller and Ground Hornbill,Red-throated Bee-eater,Saddle-billed Stork,Long-toed Lapwing, Little Bittern, Osprey, Red-necked Falcon, Blue-breasted Bee-eater,Red-throated Bee-eater,Bar-breasted Firefinch,White-rumped Seedeater, White-rumped Canary ,Night jars(Pennant-winged & Standard-winged). Further more,you will view; Silver bird, Beautiful Sunbird, Secretary Bird, Pied Kingfisher, Buff-bellied Warbler,Black-headed Gonolek,Speckle-fronted Weaver,Golden-backed Weaver,SacredIbis, SacredIbis,Goliath Heron, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Senegal Thick-knee, Water Thick-knee, Black-headed Lapwing, Vinaceous Dove and Grosbeak Weaver. Other specialties include Spotted Morning-Thrush, Marabou Stork, Pels Fishing Owl, White Crested Turacco, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver, Carmine Bee-eater. Furthermore they include; the Red-winged Grey Warbler,Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird and others.
Dinner and Overnight at Paara safari Lodge/Sambiya Lodge/ Red Chilli
Budongo forest is the largest natural forest in East Africa. You will expect to find a wide range of many birds such as White Crested Turacco,the crested guinea fowl sporting their punk “hairdos”, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Chestnut Crowned Eremomela, Yellow and Gray Long bills, Olive-bellied Crombec, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Black-throated Little Green Sunbird, Green-breasted Pitta. In addition to the above, you will find; Hairy-breasted & Yellow-billed Barbets, and Red-headed Blue Bill among others.
There are also many other special birds with a West African origin: White-thighed Hornbill, Blue-breasted, Dwarf & Chocolate-backed Kingfishers, Yellow-crested & Brown-eared Woodpeckers, Yellow Bill, Western Black-headed Oriole, Yellow-spotted. Furthermore, they include; Rufous-sided Broadbill, Green Hylia, Buff-throated, & Black-capped Apalis, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, the elusive Lemon-bellied Crombec, Crested & Red-headed Malimbe and also various forest starlings among others. You will also view many primates which include; Black and white Colobus,Blue& Red-tailed Monkeys and even the chimpanzees. You will also view many butterfly species within the forest. There are over 200 butterfly species.
So as you will walk quietly along the trail, you will view many other birds including; Scaly-breasted, Red-tailed Ant-Thrushes skulk in the shadows, Red-tailed Bristle bill, Pale-breasted and Brown Illadopsis. Greenbuls are always a challenge and include Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Cameroon Sombre, Buff-throated Apalis, Slender-billed, Green Crombec. In addition, you will view; the Honey guide and Spotted Greenbul, whilst other regular species are Speckled Tinker bird, Rufous-crowned Eremomela; and both White-breasted and Grey-headed Negro finches.
Then lower down, we will see Chocolate-backed and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-spotted Fluff tails; and the elusive Nahan’s Francolin.It is believed to be one of the most handsome of all Ugandan birds. Other possibilities here are; the Great Sparrow hawk, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, Forest Robin, Crested Guinea fowl, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Tambourine Dove, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, rey Parrot. Furthermore they include; the African Emerald and Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoos, Yellow bill, White-throated Bee-eater, Yellow-throated Tinker bird, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Dusky Tit, Western Nicator, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Red-headed Malimbe, Black-throated and Black-capped Apalis. In addition they include; Brown-crowned Eremomela, Sabine’s and Cassin’s Spine tails, Wilcock’s Honey guide, Yellow and Grey Long bills, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Blue-throated Brown and Little Green Sunbirds, Rufous Flycatcher Thrush, Yellow-mantled Weaver, the Uganda Woodland Warbler and the IturiBatis.
This Park has got many bird species which include; blue headed sunbird, the Black capped Apalis, Dusky crimson wing, Collared Apalis, and Red faced woodland warblerpurple breasted sunbird and Red faced woodland warbler. If you are lucky you may also see the African pitta. Furthermore they include; Abyssinian ground thrush, Green breasted pitta, Black bee eater, Brown chested Alethe, Yellow spotted Nicator, Brown chested Alethe, Yellow Rumped Tinkerbird, Little Greenbul, Black eared ground thrush, Blue breasted kingfisher, and finally the Crowned eagle.
Then finally dine and overnight at a hotel of your choice.
Then at the end of the day, finally dine and overnight at a hotel
Then finally, transfer to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight
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What is included in this safari:
- Gorilla permit
- Chimpanzee permit
- 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for game viewing
- A professional English speaking Driver guide
- Entrance fees to the park
- Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
- All ground transportation and fuel
- Accommodation and Meals
- All activities / service as per itinerary
- Drinking water in the vehicle
Exclusions of the safari:
- International air fares
- Activities / services not included in the itinerary
- Alcoholic drinks / wines
- Laundry and any service of personal nature