7 Days Birding Safari

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK & LAKE BUNYONYI

Discover birders paradise in Uganda! This safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi; both unparalleled places for bird watching.

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL

    You will be welcomed by a representative of Tuann Safaris who will drive you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival you might spend the afternoon at UWEC, home to captive animals and several species of birds.


    Estimated time: 1hour 30minutes

    Meal plan: BB

    Accommodation: Standard room at City blue hotel

  • Day 2: KAMPALA to QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    After an early Breakfast we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we will pass the Ugandan equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. En-route lunch in Mbarara we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley. Upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park you will enjoy an evening game drive before you check in at the accommodation in the park.


    Estimated time: 7 hours

    Meal plan: FB

    Accommodation: Standard room at Mweya safari lodge

     

  • Day 3: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    The day starts early when we make a game drive to the northern parts of the park. This is not only an area for excellent game viewing but also offers much to birders. We move through open grassy plains which support large flocks of White and Abdims Stork as well as the spectacular Saddle Billed Stork during the migratory season. Raptors are well represented, including the Brown Snake Eagle, Whalbergs Eagle, Bateleur, African harrier-hawk, Marsha Eagle and Grey Kestrel.

    We return for lunch and then take a boat launch. Watch hundreds of hippos, elephants and many migratory bird species, such as the Grey headed Gulls, White winged black Terns, African skimmers, Mourning Dove, Water Dikkops, Great white and Pink-Backed Pelicans, etc.


    Meal plan: FB

    Accommodation: Standard room at Mweya safari lodge

  • Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH – LAKE BUNYONYI

    We depart from Queen Elizabeth with some game and bird viewing on our way out and proceed to the area that is often referred to as “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Here you will find Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders. On a bright day you might even see the beautifully shaped volcano Mount Muhavura. Upon arrival at the “Lake of the small birds” a motor boat awaits you for transport to Bushara Island.


    Estimated time: 7 Hours

    Meal plan: FB

    Accommodation: Standard room at Bunyonyi overland Resort

  • Day 5: LAKE BUNYONYI

    After breakfast you can hire a canoe and explore the surroundings from the water surface. Drift quietly to the several small islands and enjoy the rich birdlife. Return for lunch and then take on a Bird Walk in the Village. Pass small farms and enjoy the spectacular view as you look out for many birds. Generally 40 to 50 different species may be seen on this walk, including the African Hobby, Black Kite, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet-chested, Bronze and Red-chested Sunbirds, White-headed Saw-wing etc.


    Meal plan: FB

    Accommodation: Standard room at Bunyonyi overland Resort

  • Day 6: LAKE BUNYONYI – KAMPALA

    After breakfast we return towards the capital city, with lunch en route. The drive takes about 7 hours but runs through a beautiful countryside.


    Estimated time: 7 Hours

    Meal plan: FB

    Accommodation: City blue hotel Kampala

  • Day 7: DEPARTURE

    Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you will be driven to the airport for your flight back home.

    We are looking forward to seeing you again!

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Includes:

    English speaking guide, domestic flight fares, 4WD car, accommodation, Excursions mentioned in the itinerary, VAT, Amref Insurance, water while on transit, meals mentioned in the itinerary, park entry, ranger fees.


    Excludes:

    Drinks other than the mineral water, travel insurance, visa fees, out bound flying fares unless planned for.

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