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8 Days Uganda Birding Tour


USD 1,390

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  • 8 Days

Miriam Kyasiimire

Kagera Safaris

Gorilla, wildlife, and culture Safari Company operating in Uganda and Rwanda

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8 Days Uganda Birding Tour

Murchison falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda. It has varied habitant of Rivers, savannah grasslands, woodlands, swamp, Papyrus and others which are used by the birds. It is home to over 450 bird species. Birding is done both during game drives, nature walks and while on the boat. Budongo forest supports some of the largest natural forest in East Africa with great birding opportunities. It hosts over 350 bird species and several primates including Chimpanzees.

Arrival at Entebbe Internati

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by Kagera Safari's staff and transferred to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe depending on arrival time.

Uganda Bird watching Tour to

After breakfast, we bird our way to Uganda’s largest National Park – Murchison falls national park. The drive takes about 4 hours but because of birding enroute, we will arrive later. We stop in Masindi for lunch and proceed to the top of the spectacular Murchison Falls.

Birding and Game drive - Uga

After an early breakfast with packed lunch we leave for an amazing birding day. We will be searching for; Secretary Bird, Sooty Chat, Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, African Rock Martin; Lesser Stripped, Ethiopian, Angola, Red-rumped and Rufous-chested Swallow, Pied Wheatear, Whinchat, White-fronted Black Cha.. Common Bulbul, and Yellow-throated Greenbul, the Black, White-breasted, and Red-shouldered Cuckoo Shrikes, the Black and Penduline Tits, Brown Babblers, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Honey guide, Scaly-throated Honey guide, and many more Read more

Nature Walk and Launch Cruis

Another day birding to hopefully catch up with the missed species from the previous day. After lunch we take a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. While on the boat, look out for; the Shoebill, Little Grebe, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, African Crake, Black-crowned Crane, The Egyptian, African Pygmy, and the Spur-winged Gooses, Storks like; the Saddle-billed, Open-billed, White, Yellow-billed, Marabou. More birds include, Woolly-necked, the Little and Dwarf Bitterns, Night Heron, Black Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Green Backed Heron, Common Squacco Heron, Great White Egret, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, the African and Eurasian Spoonbills, the Lesser Flamingo, Lesser Jacana, African Finfoot, Painted Snipe, Wattled Plover and more. Read more

Birding and transfer to Budo

We bird the park one last time before starting journey to Budongo forest in search of some of the forest species we could have missed in Murchison.

Uganda Birding Tour in Budon

In Budongo, we bird the “Royal Mile” which has great birding opportunities. The bird species to look out for include; the Puvel’s Illadopsis, African Moustached Warbler, the Chocolate–Backed Kingfisher , White Wagtail, Greater Blue-eared Starling, Black-eared Ground-Thrush, Little Crake, Yellow-billed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec. African Golden-breasted Bunting, Black-crowned Waxbill, Black-winged Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Spectacled Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, White-headed Saw-wing, Compact Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Nahan’s Francolin, Purple Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Splendid Starling, Black-headed Gonolek, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Western Violet-backed Sunbird and many more. Read more

Birding to Entebbe

We bird on our to Entebbe town arriving later that evening for overnight. Refresh and rest for your flight back home.


Thank you for the taking this birding trip with us. All Good things come to an end.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Muyenga - Kampala
Hotel Apricot
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 5
Location Masindi
Day 7
Location Entebbe
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Buziga - Kampala
Hotel Cassia Lodge
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 5
Location Masindi
Day 7
Location Entebbe
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 5
Location Masindi
Day 1
Location Entebbe


Package Includes

  • Park entrance
  • Ground transport per 4WD custom made for safari
  • Birding fees
  • Boat trips
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Package Excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

More Information

  • Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation.
  • Terms and Conditions –


2 Reviews

Trond, Norway

A very interesting tour of Rwanda. Exploring Kigali, several genocide memorial centers, local community experiences and a gorilla safari. Very well organized with Peter, our local guide and driver and Miriam, the owner and guide. My wife and I were the whole group, and Miriam and Peter became friends. Kigali is a modern town, and we learned a lot about the genocide in 1994. We would actually like to find out more about the reconciliation afterward. Sharing the daily life of a family in a local village was very interesting, and the gorilla safari was amazing. We had never dreamt of coming so close to them. We were also impressed by the cleanliness all over the country and the beauty of the thousand green hills. Read more

Karen, Germany

Amazing introduction to Uganda's primate wildlife We spent a week traveling with Kagera Safaris through Uganda in early June. The trip in itself, our encounters with Ugandan wildlife, in particular, the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, was stunning. Driving through the ever changing, beautiful landscape and getting in close touch with Ugandans made the experience unique. Miriam from Kagera Safaris provided excellent service already prior to the trip, accommodating our requests and giving excellent advice. Our driver and guide Patrick proved an extremely knowledgeable person which allowed us to learn about and experience Uganda to the fullest. Highly recommended! Read more


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