7 Days Uganda Birding Safari

7 days bird watching safari in Uganda takes you to Murchison falls park, Kibale forest and Queen Elizabeth national park. Other activities on trip include game drives, natures and primate tracking.


Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls national park

You will be picked up from your Kampala hotel after breakfast today and will have a 5 hours drive to Murchison falls national park with a lunch stopover in Masindi. On arrival in the park, check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation : Paraa safari lodge (luxury) / Fort Murchison lodge (Medium range & Budget)

Day 2: Morning birding/game drives and launch cruise on the Nile

Begin your morning with an early breakfast after which you will have a game drive where you may sight lions, giraffe, Uganda kob, elephants and birds like silver birds, swamp fly catcher, African jacana, red throated bee eater, black billed bee eater, to mention but a few etc. take a break for a light lunch and in the afternoon proceed to encounter the beauty of both Murchison falls and River Nile. Possible sightings on this cruise will include water birds like king fisher’s, silver bird, squacco heron, piac piac, bush shrikes, goliath heron, and lots of wildlife that water on the River banks.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge/ Camp

Day 3: Drive to Kibale forest

The entire day will entail a drive to Fort portal the home of Kibale forest with a lunch stop over enroute arriving late evening. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kyaninga lodge/ Kibale forest camp

Day 4: Chimp walk and swamp exploration

Begin your morning with breakfast at your lodge after which you will be transferred to the forest for a short briefing by an UWA official and have a guide allocated for your chimp walking.  You will view chimps in their natural habitat whilst on this walk and if you are lucky you may also see some other primates. Have lunch at your lodge then proceed to Bigodi wetland a pleasant spot for birders. Lots of swamp specialties like Green buls, western Nicator, dusky crimson wing, African pitta, crowned eagle, brown chested alethe and many more will be spotted here. Return to lodge/ camp for dinner and over night stay.


Day 5: Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park + evening game drive

Check out of your lodge after breakfast and proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park. Settle into your choice lodge after which you will relax and have a light lunch. Visit the mating grounds in the evening and whilst on this drive possible sights may be elephants, baboons, lions and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay Mweya safari lodge/ Mweya hostel, Bush lodge.


Day 6: Game drive and launch cruise

Pre-breakfast game drive to spot early risers and birds like the Verreaux’s eagle owl, thin tailed night jars, African skimmer, white spotted flufftail etc after which you will return to your lodge for breakfast and later lunch. Board the evening launch along the Kazinga channel along which you may sight buffaloes, crocodiles as they bask on the river banks, African fish eagle, cormorants, papyrus canary, African skimmer, shoe bill, papyrus gonolek and many more. Dinner and overnigh stay at lodge/ camp


Day 7: Primate Gorge walk and transfer to Kampala

Morning starts off with a sumptuous breakfast after which you will have a guided walk in Kyambura gorge viewing different birds like speckled tinker bird, African skimmer, grey wood pecker, primate species like the common baboon, chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus to mention but a few. Have lunch at your lodge after which you will check out and drive to Kampala.