Uganda Birding Safari

The best sites for bird watching are: Semliki National Park and WildlifeReserve,Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park,Mabira Forest and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

Indeed Uganda is a a birder's paradise, Harmony safaris goes an extra mile in making sure that our clients and visitors get the best experince and exposure to the birds of Uganda

¿Qué está incluido?

• Airport transfers on arrival and departure
• Transport in a 4 x 4 wheel drive vehicle with fuel and driver/guide
• Entrance to the named National Parks
• 1 gorilla permit per person
• 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
• Accommodation and meals
• A launch/boat trip in MFNP and QENP(Base of falls and Kanzinga channel respectively)
• A boat to the delta in muchison falls national park

Duración

14 días

Cubierto de destino

Semuliki Parque Nacional, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park y Lake Mburo National Park

Más adecuado

Todo, Presupuesto, Familias, Grupos, Luna de miel, Niños, Lujo, Personas viajando solas
Day 1: Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will meet our company representative who will warmly welcome and transfer you to your Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you may go birding in either the botanical gardens or the Uganda Wildlife Education center. Any of these places is a good representative of Uganda`s bird species hence they can inaugurate one to the different bird species in the country.
Overnight at Sheraton Hotel/ Hotel Africana/ Imperial Botanical Beach/any other hotel you may desire.

Day 2: Transfer to Semuliki National Park
After an early breakfast embark on your transfer to Semuliki National park taking the road through fort portal Bundibugyo to reach the park. This route has beautiful mountains of the moon scenaries plus plantations. After arrival but with enough rest you shall go for a late afternoon birding at the entrance of the park. That passes through beautiful Borassus savannah and extensive grass lands that harbor bird species such as the African grey horn bill, common scimitar bill, helmeted guinea fowl, Crested francolin etc. Overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge

Day 3: Whole day birding- Semuliki National Park
After an early morning breakfast, but with packed lunch embark on a full day birding on the Kirumira trail or forest. This early morning birding offers you species like Night jars, African scops Owl, and Pearl spotted Owlet just to mention but a few. Being a home to some of the Congo bird species, this birding safari will also reward you with birds like, red breasted sparrow hawk, African piculet, African pied horn bills, Zenkel, Red billed, piping, dwarf and Pygmy kingfishers, Nkurengu rail, honey guide red rumped tinkerbird, Rufous sided broad bill, Black chested cuckoo, Green tailed bristle bill, White bellied, white thighed, black and white casqued, forest scrub robin, fire crested alethe, red bellied and blue billed malimbe, black wattled, swamp palm bulbul, black bill and white crested horn bill, Leaf love etc. You will dine and have your overnight atSemuliki safari lodge.

Day 4: Whole day birding Semuliki National Park
Just after breakfast again with packed lunch to embark on another birding trip on either the main road Sempaya trail or the Kirumira trail, depending on the previous’ day`s results. The choice remains in interest of the group.

Day 5: Birding -Sebitoli
After taking a cup of tea early in the morning transfer to Kibale National park- Sebitoli birding site, recommended as the best birding site in Uganda. As you reach in the afternoon have lunch and embark on your birding fascination. Look out for specials species like, Toro olive and Cameroon sombre green buls, African black duck, Joyful, cabanis, Brown-capped Weaver, Brown and scaly breasted illadopsis, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Pink-footed Puff Back, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Green-throated Sunbird, Green-breasted Pita, African pita, -headed Sunbird just to mention but a few. You dinner and overnight shall be at Ndali Lodge/ Kanyanchu tourist center.

Day 6: Whole day Whole day birding in Kibale
Early in the morning after breakfast go for a guided birding trip in the Kanyanchu area where you will watch out for birds like; grey parrots, the African go-shwak, masked apalis, the majestic crowned eagle etc. You will have picnic lunch in the forest and the afternoon then head to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary through the Magombe swamp to see birds such as papyrus canary, papyrus Gonolek, brown headed Tchagra and mosque swallow. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Ndali lodge / Chimp Nest Lodge

Day 7: Birding-Bwindi
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park but watch out for birds and game en route to reach in the afternoon. Have your birding trip in Buhoma area in the afternoon. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Gorilla forest camp/ Buhoma community Rest Camp

Day 8: Whole day birding -Bwindi
Very early in the morning after breakfast, move into the forest on the water fall trail for birding. Look out for birds such as Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Kivu ground thrush, Mountain Buzzard, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Sooty Boubou, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Hill-Babbler, Ayre’s Hawk-eagle, Black-and-white Shriker-flycatche white bellied Robin-chat and slender billed starling Dusky Tit, Ashy Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Rwenzori Batis, Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Doherty’s Bush-shrike. Bird along the main track- in the afternoon as you descend to the camp, then move along the long trail to Bwindi for more birding adventures. Your dinner and overnight shall be atGorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Rest Camp

Day 9: Whole day Gorilla Tracking Bwindi – Buhoma
Early in the morning after breakfast go for birding on the long trail to Mubwindi as well as the short trail in the afternoon. Watch out for bir Oriole, Dwarf Honey guide, Oriole Finch and Bar tailed trogon, Carruthers’ Cisticola Red chested Fluff tail, Waller’s starling, Blacke –billed turacos, the Montanebarbets, and the Cabanis’s Green bull. As you do your bird search you an opportunity to search for gorillas too. You will have dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Rest Camp

Day 10: Birding on the Neck continuing to Ruhiija.
Early morning after breakfast go birding in the ruhiija area and look out for birds like the Grey-throated Barbet, Red-tailed and Shelley’s Greenbul, Common Buzzard, Red-throated Alethe, African Shrike-flycatcher Ayres’s Hawk-eagle, Black Bee-eater and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater to mention but a few. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Gorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Rest Camp

Day 11: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park
After your early morning breakfast, drive towards Lake Mburo National Park along the road towards Kabale. You will bird along the entrance road to Rwonyo in the late afternoon to watch out for acacia associated bird species like Rupell’s long-tailed starling, mosque swallow and black bellied bustard. You will spend the night and dine at Mantana Tented camp

Day 12: Lake Mburo to Kampala
Transfer back to Kampala drive along the lake side track and Kigambira loop, Watch out for birds like Batelour, Green-capped Eremomela, Austral migrant, black cuckoo-shrike Tawny, African Hawk, and so many other species en route. You will arrive in the evening to spend the night dine at Hotel Africana / Sheraton Hotel The Lodge-Lweza.

Day 14: End Of the birding safari
One of our staff will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight+
Cancellation and Refund by Uganda Wildlife Authority

A client may cancel a booking and UWA may refund certain amounts when a booking is cancelled in time, as indicated below. All refunds shall be affected at UWA Headquarters in Kampala through the Reservation Office. And refunds may take about 21 days to process.

• UWA will retain the following percentages upon cancellations:
• 0 – 8 days to tracking date – no refund
• 9 – 45 days to tracking date – 75% (25% refund to client)
• 46 – 90 days to tracking date – 50% (50% refund to client)
• 91 days and above to tracking date – 30% (70% refund to client)
• No refund will be made on the 30% deposit under any circumstances

The cancellation refund regulation will apply to visitors who cancel prior to their tracking dates.
All Cancellations will be made in writing and UWA will consider the date of receipt of notification as the cancellation date.

Payment:
At the time of booking you must confirm acceptance of these terms and conditions and pay a deposit of 20% of the price of your holiday including fees for gorilla permits. (See also section on gorilla permits.) If written acceptance is not received from you, we shall assume acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. The balance must be paid in full not later than 45 days before departure. Bookings made within 30 days of departure must be paid in full at the time of booking. All monies you pay to one of our authorized agents for your holiday with us will be held by the agent on our behalf until it is paid to us or refunded to you.

Failure to Track refunds
Visitors who fail to track the gorillas (especially in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park) as a result of the gorilla movement to the neighboring country shall receive a full refund on their permits.

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http://www.harmonysafaris.com/terms-conditions/
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