Birding and wildlife in Africa is one of the most amazing experiences full of fun, photography and adventure to Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls National Park. For those interested in experiencing a thrilling birding and wildlife vacation, don’t look any futher.Adjsutments can be made to suite your interest. Variety of bird species over 610, impressive views, boat rides, huge wildlife crater Explosion Lake are a must.
Day 1: pick up & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Pick up from the airport or hotel of residence and set off for Queen Elizabeth with several stops at the equator, photography, lunch and others. Arrive at your lodge for relaxation. Meals & overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara lodge, Engazi lodge, Bush lodge
Day 2: Bird watching safari to Ishasha and Kyambura Gorge
After breakfast, spend a full day game and bird watching drive to the Ishasha sector and Kyambura Gorge. You have chances of seeing the Harlequin and Blue Quails, Small (Common) Buttonquail, African Crake, White winged Warbler, Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Papyrus Gonolek, Amur Falcon, Ovampo Sparrowhawk, Lowland Akalat, Greater and Lesser Flamingo, Black Bee-eater, Caruthers’s Cisticola, Terek Sandpiper, Secretary Bird, and Temminck’s Courser. Mammals found here include African Elephant, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Lion, Ugandan Kobs, Side-striped Jackal, Baboons, Chimpanzees, Bush and Water Bucks, Warthogs, Giant Forest Hogs, to mention but a few. Retire at your lodge of day 1 for diner and overnight.
Day 3: Full Day Bird watching to Kasenyi Trail and Imaramagambo forest
This day we spend the morning on a game drive to the Kasenyi trail and Shoebill wetland with your packed lunch. Afternoon explore the Maramagambo Forest expect to see birds like White-tailed and Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Brown and Grey-chested Illadopsis, Shinning Blue Kingfisher, Brown-eared Woodpeckers, Narina Trogon, Least Honey guide, Grey Greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, and the African Fin foot, Yellow-bellied and Jameson’s Wattle-eyes. The trail through the forest leads past a bat cave, which is rather impressive, and if we are lucky we may come across a Python that lives in the cave and feasts on the bats. Overnight at your lodge of day 3.
Day 4: Bird watching safari to Kazinga channel, Uganda
After breakfast, we shall take a boat trip bird watching along the supernatural Kazinga Channel till late morning. Kazinga Channel end enjoy watching several birds play and take nice photos of African Spoonbill, African Crake, Water Thick-knee, Three-banded Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and many more.Afternoon, leave Queen Elizabeth for Murchison falls. Overnight at a convenient lodge.
Day 5: Bird watching tour to Murchison Falls N.P
After breakfast, proceed to Murchison falls with a visit to the top of the fall. Meals & overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge / Red Chilli / Nile safari Camp for the next three nights.
Day 6: Bird watching to the bottom of the Falls
Have breakfast then take a boat birding to the bottom of the fall and game drive to the delta in the afternoon. Birds to be spoted include Grey-headed Kingfisher, Crested Francolin, Spotted Morning Thrush, Silver Bird, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow, Red-throated Bee-eater, Violet-backed Starling, Spot-flanked Barbet, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Red-faced Crombec and others. However, wildlife include Warthogs, Elephants, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribi, Rothschild Giraffe, Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Jackals, Lions, Bush Bucks, Bohor Reedbuck, and primates like the Patas Monkeys.
Day 7: Bird watching across the might Nile
Cross the Nile and go for a whole day game drive up to the top of the falls. We expect to encounter the White-rumped Canary, Foxy Cisticola, Egyptian Plover, Red-winged Grey warbler, Secretary Bird, Bat Hawk, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Vinaceous Dove, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver, Carmine Bee-eater, Nightjars overnight at your lodge for day 6.
Day 8: Game drive in Uganda
Enjoy a Morning game drive, picnic and return back to Kampala.
End of tour.
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