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Murchison Falls Birding vacation


Day 1: Arrival
You are met by our staff at Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to your hotel for overnight. For early arrival we can do some birding in the botanical areas: look out for: Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Diederick Cuckoo, Great Reed, Grey Capped, Ssdge, Greater Swamp and Eurosuian Reed Warblesr, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland and Pygmy Kingfishers, Black Bishop, Grey Woodpecker, Olive, Olive bellied, Red chested, Superb, Green Throated and Collard Sunbirds, Orange, Yellow Backed, Golden Backed, Slender Billed and Black Headed Weavers, Lizard Buzzard, Grey Kestral, Black Kite, Gaber Goshawk, African Paradise and Red Bellied Paradise and Ashy fly catchers, and many more. Dinner and overnight at Imperial botanical/Sophie’s Motel. Meal Plan-BB

Day 2: Transfer to Masindi
After an early breakfast go for birding in the botanical gardens and/or the or the Lutembe bay then transfer to Masindi via the Luwero triangle passing through undulating grasslands and mosaic woodland where we drive watching out for the White-crested Turaco, Bronze-tailed Starling, lesser Blue and Great Blue Eared Starlings, Black, Yellow Mantled and Black Winged Bishops, White Headed Barbet, Cardinal and Nubian Woodpecker, Lesser and Greater Honey guide. Dinner and overnight at Masindi Hotel or New Court View. Meal Plan-B,L,D
Day 3: Birding Budongo Royal Mile and Busingiro

Depart early for the nearby low altitude standing Budongo Forest, birding along the Royal Mile, a truly spectacular road with forest canopy towering far overhead. There is a good system of trails in the forest, today we expect skulking birds like the Nahan’s Francolin, excessively noisy White-thighed Hornbill, graceful Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spine tail, Blue-throated Roller, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Ituri Batis, Lemon Bellied Crombec, Tit Hylia, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Forest Robin, Yellow Billed, Grey Throated, Hairy Breasted and Yellow Spotted Barbet, Great Blue and Black Billed Turaco, Dusy Long Tailed Cuckoo, Spotted, Plain, Slender Billed, White Throated, Little Grey and Little Greenbul, Red Tailed Bristlebill and Black-capped Apalis among others. Dinner and overnight at Budongo Eco Cabins. Meal Plan-B, L, D

Day 4: Birding in Murchison Falls:

Transfer to nearby Murchison Falls National park with stopover at top of the falls. We start early and drive through Budongo Kaniyo Pabidi area in search for the Puvel’s Illadopsis, after this we bird to the top of the falls as we time our ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge where we shall have our overnight stay. A night game drive is very advisable looking out for nocturnal mammals and birds particularly the owl, the night jars and lots more. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal Plan-B, L, D

Day 5: Birding in Northern bank, Murchison falls:

After breakfast, go for a game drive and continue birding through the Northern sector of the park. In the afternoon take boat trips to the bottom of the falls and to the delta area, and of course the one bird that will be on everyone’s mind is the Shoebill while at the delta. Superb views can be had of this wonderful bird. There will be other birds including the Red-throated and Northern Carmine Bee-eater mammals such as Rothschild’s Giraffe, Cape buffalo, Elephant, Waterbuck and many others will be viewed. Other birds to look out for include the Saddle-billed, Yellow Billed and African Open Billed Stork, African Finfoot, Red-necked Falcon, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Giant, Woodland, Grey Headed, Malachite, Pygmy and striped Kingfishers. On the game drive we look out for Heuglin’s Francolins Black Billed Barbet, Northern and Red Faced Barbet, Swallow-tailed and Blue-breasted and Northern Carmine Bee-eaters, Abyssinian Rollers, the giant Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Black Winged and Northern Red Bishops. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park:

This is the longest drive on the whole trip, but we shall have some birding stops, on the escarpment, and in Muzizi forest, driving via Hoima where we have lunch stop. There are a few papyrus swamps where specialties such as White-winged Warbler and Papyrus Gonolek can be found, while the surrounding scrub may harbor, Double-toothed Barbet, Black-bellied Seed cracker and Gray-headed Olive back. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee nest. Meal plan-B, L, D

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and Birding-return to Kampala

Kibale is home to 13 species of primates and there are also so many species of birdlife. Go for morning Chimp tracking after breakfast. Birding in the forest is also very rewarding and you could encounter White-napped Pigeon, African Gray Parrot, Black Bee-eater, Hairy-breasted, Yellow Spotted and Yellow Billed Barbet, Chestnut-winged and Purple-headed, Waller’s and Narrow Tailed Starlings, Blue-throated Brown and Superb Sunbirds, White-collared Olive back among others. Return to the lodge for lunch after which you will proceed to Kampala for your return journey. Meal Plan-B, L

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