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7 Days Birding And Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

These 7 Days Birding And Chimpanzee Trekking safari will not only provide you with the amazing experience of visiting Uganda’s most pristine wildlife and nature attraction not forgetting the abundant bird species.

Surely these 7 Days Birding And Chimpanzee Trekking  safari will bring everlasting memories as you will meet other primates like Chimpanzees and monkeys, not forgetting a variety of wildlife that you won’t want to miss on the same safari

ITINERARY

Day One: Pick up and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After Breakfast, you will be picked up from your place of accommodation by our driver/guide and head to Murchison falls park, passing through traditional homesteads of Luwero triangle. You will have Lunch enroute, at Masindi and proceed on to enter the park through Budongo Forest. Here you do a mini game drive towards the top of Murchison falls. This is the most impressive falls in the region. Some of the species we expect to see here include; the Red-winged Pitilia, white-crested Turaco, Pel’s fishing owl, Rock Pratincole, Bat Hawk and a variety of wildlife.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid-luxury Twiga Safari lodge
Standard Pakuba Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Two: Birding in Murchison falls National park & Launch cruise

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will start the game drive/Birding in the northern sector of the park. And some of the specialties we expect to encounter here include the Foxy Cisticola, Red-necked Falcon, Black-billed Barbet, Swallow-tailed, Northern Camine and Red-throated Bee-eater, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Woodchat Shrike, Bueatiful Sunbird, Red-winged Grey Warbler, African Quail-finch, Black-bellied and Denham’s Bustard, Harlequin Quail, Common Button-quail, abyssinian Ground-hornbill, White-tailed Lark and the rare Shoebill stork among others.

We also expect to see a variety of mammals including the Buffaloes, Jackson’s Hart beast, Giraffes, Oribis, Elephants and many more. You go back to the lodge, have lunch, relax around and later in the afternoon you will go for a Launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. You are likely to see many aquatic bird species on the shores of River Nile, schools of Hippos, crocodiles and the spectacular

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid-luxury Twiga Safari lodge
Standard Pakuba Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Three: Full day Birding in Budongo Forest & Kaniyo Pabidi

After Breakfast, with our packed lunch, we transfer to Budongo Forest, for a full day in the forest birding at Kaniyo Pabidi. Here we expect to see birds like: Yellow and Grey hornbills, Forest Francolin, Rufous Crowned Eremomela, Ituri Batis, Yellow Spotted Barbet, and Red tailed Ant-thrush, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Pied Hornbill, Brown-backed Scrub-robin. Black Bishop, Brown Twinspot, Black-Bellied Fire Finch.

Chocolate-Backed, African Dwarf and African Pygmy Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, Yello-spotted, Fairy-breasted and Yellow-billed Barbet, Spotted Greenbul, Cameroon Sombre Green Bull, Slender-billed Green Bull, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Jameson’s Wattle-eye, Lemon-Bellied Crombec, Fire Crested Alethe, Crowned Eagle, and Puvel’s Illadopsis among others.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid-luxury Twiga Safari lodge
Standard Pakuba Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day Four: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After Breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale national park with lunch enroute and stopovers at some birding spots along the road. We arrive in the afternoon and check in to the service of our accommodation where we shall rest from after a long day of resting. Dine and slumber at the lodge.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Primate Lodge
Mid-luxury Isunga lodge
Standard Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Five: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi walk

After Breakfast, go for Chimpanzee Tracking in the forest – After seeing the apes, you begin on the Forest Walk and You will see: White-spotted Flufftail, White-napped and Afep Pigeon, Green-breasted and African Pitta, Abyssinian Ground-thrus, Grey-throated Flycatcher, White-bellied Crested Flycatcher, Scaly and Nahan’s Francolin, Green-backed Twinspot, Black and White Manikin, Narina Trogon, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black Bee-eater, Blue-breasted and Shining-blue Kingfisher among others. You come back to the lodge for Lunch and later in the afternoon you will go for More Birding at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary: Some of the specialties we expect to see here include the Great-blue Turaco, White-spotted Flufftail, Blue Headed Coucal, Purple-headed Starling, Cabanis’s and Joyful Greenbul, Wilcocks and Lesser Honeyguide among others.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Primate Lodge
Mid-luxury Isunga lodge
Standard Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Six: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast at leisure and then transfer to queen Elizabeth park, driving along the foothills Mountain Rwenzori and you will enter with a mini game drive and later check in to the service of the Lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for a Launch Cruise along Kazinga channel. Here you are likely to see many aquatic bird species, schools of hippos, crocodiles, elephants and Buffalos among others.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Elephant plains Lodge
Mid-luxury Marafiki lodge
Standard Bush lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day Seven: Bonus Birding Game Drive and Departure

After breakfast, we check out of the and go for a bonus birding game drive towards the Kasenyi plains in search for wildlife/birdlife that includes Green-winged Pytilia, Collared Pratincole, TerminicksCouser, Pallid and Montagu’s Harrier among others. We start driving back to Kampala with enroute lunch at Igongo Cultural Center, Mbarara. We later proceed on, reaching Kampala in the evening and drive straight to the Airport for your flight back home.

 

INCLUSIONS

End of the 7 Days Birding And Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

  1. Vehicle, Fuel
  2. Transport in 4X4 Vehicles
  3. English speaking Guide/ driver
  4. All Park entrance fees
  5. Accommodation
  6. All Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  7. Bottled water
  8. Rangers in the parks
  9. Chimpanzee permits

EXCLUSIONS

  1. Drinks
  2. Tips
  3. Porters
  4. Laundry services
  5. Visa (Uganda)
  6. Any other personal interests
  7. No accommodation on last night (But can be arranged at extra cost)
  8. Tips and gratuities (Guides)
  9. Optional activities

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