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4 Days Bird Life Murchison Falls Safari

Tour Overview

This four days safari will take you bird watching in Murchison falls national park where you will see various bird species since the park protects about 650 different bird species thus it has a rich birdlife. Have sightings of birds like the, Open-billed storks, the marabou storks, secretary birds, black-bellied bustards, Widow birds, wheatears, bishops and weavers, black bee- eater, swallow tailed bee-eater, red-throated bee- eater, woodland king fisher, francolins, hornbills, grey heron, hamerkop, doves, mouse birds, shrikes, flycatchers, cuckoos, coucals, woodpeckers, crombecsand warblers. The area close to the river is also home to ducks, geese, stilts and plovers. Those and a lot more.

Tour Highlights

African Grey Hornbill
  • Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mabamba Swamp
  • Day 2: Bird Watching In Budongo Forest
  • Day 3: Birding In The Northern Side Of Murchison Falls
  • Day 4: Bird Watching and Then back to Kampala

4 Days Bird Life Murchison Falls Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Mabamba Swamp

On this day you will wake up early, transfer to Mabamba swamp situated 50 kms west of Kampala; look out for the variety of bird species like the White Shouldered Tit, Red Cap, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler and the exceptional shoebill stork. Many other species that you are likely are found at the swamp including the following; Grey herons, Rufous Bellied Heron, Squaco,Purple and Goliath Heron, the Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, the Globally threatened Pallid Harrier and Blue Swallow a migrant species, etc. Then transfer to Masindi town lunch and then head on to the park with birding en-route. On arrival check into the park dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Bird Watching In Budongo Forest

You will have breakfast and with your packed lunch, head to Budongo Forest, you will then go birding along the Royal Mile, it is truly a spectacular spot with a forest canopy covering overhead. There are great trail systems in the forest, while there, still expect a view of lots of birds like the Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Blue-throated Roller, excessively noisy White-thighedHornbill,theNahan’s Francolin, graceful Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spinetail, Forest Flycatcher, IturiBatis, Lemon Bellied Crombec, Tit Hylia, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Forest Robin, Yellow Billed, Grey Throated, Hairy Breasted and Yellow Spotted Barbet, Great Blue and Black Billed Turaco, Dusy Long TailedCuckoo, Spotted, Plain, Slender Billed, White Throated, Little Grey and Little Greeenbul, and many more. You will spot chimpanzees too incase of luck. The chimps can also be spotted on lucky days. Have dinner and rest

Accommodation options:

  • Nile safari camp
  • Sambiya Lodge.

Destination:  Budongo Forest

Day 3: Birding in the Northern Side Of Murchison Falls

Wake early, have breakfast ready with your packed lunch meal, engage in a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and the game drive to the Delta. Be insight of birds like; the shoebill stork on a lucky day, Red-throated and Northern Carmine Bee-eater, you will spot mammals like the Giraffes, Cape buffalo, Elephant, Waterbuck and many others. More birds to look out for include the Yellow Billed and African Open Billed Stork, Hauglins Francolin, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Giant, Woodland, Grey Headed, and the Malchite.During the game drive look out for, Black Billed Barbet, Northern and Red Faced Barbet, Swallow-tailed, Little Bee-eaters, Abyssinian Rollers, the giant Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Black Winged and Northern Red Bishops, Chestnut Crowned and the White Browed Sparrow Weaver plus a lot more. Return to lodge for dinner and sleep over.

Day 4: Bird Watching and then back to Kampala

Following your delicious breakfast meal, prepare to transfer to Kampala with a visit to the top of the falls to earn yourself stunning views as the water gushes through the narrow gorge. Proceed to Kampala birding en-route and a lunch stopover. On arrival in the evening you will be dropped at the airport ready to fly back home.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Bird Watching
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Mabamba Swamp to Budongo Forest to Murchison Falls and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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