On arrival at Entebbe international airport, one of our tour guides will be there waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe town where you will dine and stay for a night.
After breakfast get ready for birding in Entebbe area, you will have a packed lunch from the hotel since you will be coming back later in the afternoon.
Entebbe offers a variety of exciting birding opportunities. All sites in these birding areas are in a short distance and can be easily reached. Entebbe Botanical Gardens offer superb introduction to Uganda’s bird species and are situated conveniently close to the capital and Entebbe International Airport. Other sites in Entebbe include Lutembe Beach, birds in this area include: Lesser jacana, blue-breasted bee-eater and localized Red Chested sunbird. Others include African Pygmy-goose, Hamerkop, Hadada Ibis, Crowned-crane, Long-toed Lapwing, Grey parrot Red headed lovebird, Black headed weaver, Ross’s Turaco. Later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast drive to Mpanga Forest carry out birding in this unique forest. It is accessible on superb, wide trail that offers excellent views into the canopy and the impressive tall tree atmosphere. Birds are plentiful and mpanga forest would be a good introduction to the forest birding in Uganda. Continue to Masaka branching off to Lake Nabugabo. Look for Herons and other water birds. Drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
After breakfast; this is the best and in some cases the only place in Uganda to see the typically savanna bird species. Of particular interests, is the Red-faced Barbet, a scarce bird whose range is restricted to a small area in southern Uganda, eastern Rwanda and extreme north western Tanzania. Later in the day carry out game drive Lake Mburo National Park.
This is one place where you can view Elands, Leopards, Antelopes, as well as Zebras, Topi, Impala, and several Acacia -associated birds. The five lakes within the park attract Hippos and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the Sitatunga Antelope and Red, Black and Yellow Papyrus Gonolek. Then after lunch take a boat trip where you will view Aquatic habitats including Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Ox pecker, African Fin foot, Black Collard Barbet etc. The first clearing at the Lake is a good spot to look for some of the papyrus species. Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler, White winged Warbler and Papyrus Genolek vocalize from the papyrus and many more. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Have breakfast and then drive to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator for crafts and photographs. Lunch en-route and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight.
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