HIGHLIGHTS

  • Birding tour special
  • Forest birding tour
  • Birding and primates
  • Budget birding safari
  • Uganda birding safari classic
(*Minimum 2 persons)

 

Below are the birding  itineraries we offer:


Uganda declared a birding hub

Uganda the Pearl of Africa, Uganda has been declared a preferred bird watching destination 2013 and 2014 which is a development expected to promote birding activities and uphold the country as a major tourist birding destination by Bird life International a global programme on conservation and protection of birds and their habitats, and Nature Uganda aNN2nnounced that the country has 34 important bird watching areas with diverse bird species.

The country supports more than 14,00 bird species, living within its various habitats among which are lakes, rain forests, rivers, the semi- desert of Karamoja, mountains, and savanna plains.

ACCESS BUDGET SAFARIS offers birding safaris with well trained guides to ensure that your safari is a memorable one.

The top 15 most sought after bird species in Uganda include:

Olive Dove, Black bee eater, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Rwenzori turaco, Adada Ibbis, Green-breasted pitta, Elemented Guinea foul, Red fronted anti pecker, Nahans francolin, Shoe bill stork, Purcell’s illadopsis, African green Broadbill, Karamoja Apalis, Red Bishop and Brown chested pullover.

Below we highlight some of the best bird watching destinations in Uganda where you will certainly have a wonderful encounter. We also mention some of the bird species you are likely to see while in these places.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This park has more than 550 species of bird. Enjoy our selected bird watching safaris in this park to marvel at the various birds among these are 11 species of the king fisher, a number of falcons eagles,  flamingoes, African skimmer, papyrus Gonolek, Black-billed Barbet, Pelicans, Black-chinned Quail-finch, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Yellow Bishop,  White-headed Barbet, shoebill stork, white-winged warbler, black bee-eater, Red-necked Falcon, Leaf-love, African Pygmy-goose, and Lesser Swamp-warbler, in addition to various  other raptors.

This park has more than 550 species of bird. Enjoy our selected bird watching safaris in this park to marvel at the various birds among these are 11 species of the king fisher, a number of falcons eagles,  flamingoes, African skimmer, papyrus Gonolek, Black-billed Barbet, Pelicans, Black-chinned Quail-finch, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Yellow Bishop,  White-headed Barbet, shoebill stork, white-winged warbler, black bee-eater, Red-necked Falcon, Leaf-love, African Pygmy-goose, and Lesser Swamp-warbler, in addition to various  other raptors.

Kibale National Park:

Kibale National Park prides in a diversity of birds with 335 bird species recorded among which are Red winged francolin, the Black Bee-eater, Scaly Francolin, red chested fluff tail, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, white napped pigeon, Joyful Green bull, Marsh Tchagra, African pita, white-napped pigeon, Narina’s Trogon, Joyful green bull, Afep Pigeon, grey winged pigeon, Abyssinian-ground thrush, White napped Pigeon, Bi-colored Manikin, grey throated fly catcher, Green-backed Twin spot, white bellied crested flycatcher masker, Black-bellied Seed cracker, the Uganda woodland-warbler and the chestnut-winged,  among others

Bigodi wetland sanctuary:

Bigodi is another popular bird watching destination in Uganda where you can see species such as the Blue-breasted Kingfisher, black billed turaco, Blue-headed Coucal, Scaly-throated-Honey guide, white spotted crake, Black-faced Rufus Warbler. All these you will be able to enjoy on our selected Bird watching Safari within the Bigodi wetland and Murchison falls National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

This is park is one among the best forests in East Africa with the richest bionetwork. It has more than 357 species of bird. Among the bird species you will marvel at here are the Albertine rift Endemics, Black Bee-eater, Archer’s Robin chat, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Kiev gerund thrush, Montane Oriole, Forest Robin, Collared pails, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Equatorial Akalat, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Rwenzori batis, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Red-throated Alethe, Pettit’s Cuckooshrike, Grey-throated Barbet, Narina’s Trogon, African Broadbill.

Budongo Forest:

The Bugongo Forest is home to a profusion of bird species among which are African Dwarf Kingfisher,  Ituri Batis, Forest Francolin, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Pied Hornbill, Black Bishop, Black-bellied Fire finch, White-thighed Hornbill, Spotted Green bull, Slender-billed Green bull, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Green Hylia, Forest Flycatcher, Yellow Longbill, Crowned Eagle, Yellow-footed Flycatcher. Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Yellow and Grey Longbills, Red-tailed Antthrush, Banded Snake-eagle, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Brown Twin sport, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Barbet, Cameroon Sombre Green bull, Black-capped Apalis, Pale-breasted Illadopsis, Fire-crested Alethe and the Yellow-browed Camaroptera.

Rujija  found within the Bwindi:  Grey Cuckoo shrike, Banded Prinia, Slender-billed Greenbul, White-browed Crombec, Luehder’s Bush-shrike, White-starred Robin, Strange Weaver, Brown-chested Alethe, Yellow-streaked Green bull, Mountain Illadopsis and the Grey-green Bush-shrike

Mabamba Swamp:

The Mabamba swamp is habitat to the Wayne’s Weaver, Sooty Boubou, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Lemon Dove, Fire-crested Althea, Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo, Olive Green bull, Blue-breasted kingfisher, White-spotted Fluff tail, Grey Parrot, Black-billed Turaco, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Hair-breasted Barbet and the  Woodland Warbler.

Above Price Quotes Includes

 

Price Quote Excludes

  • Airport transfers (pick and drop)
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals a day,according to the package apart from your stay in Kampala & Entebbe (B&B)
  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Ranger fees
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
 
  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $100 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service

 

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