Embark on a Uganda 3-day birding Safari exploring the country’s most iconic birding locations. This immersive Uganda 3-day Birding Safari takes you through the Mabamba Swamp near Lake Victoria, the lush Botanical Gardens in Entebbe, and the vibrant Mabira Forest Reserve along the Kampala-Jinja highway.
Your short Bird Watching Tour includes two nights of accommodation, and meals, and starts and concludes in Kampala/Entebbe. Discover the rich birdlife of Uganda in Entebbe, Mabamba Swamp, and Mabira Forest on this comprehensive 3-day tour.
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart from Kampala for a birdwatching adventure in Mabira Forest Reserve, a 1 to 2-hour drive away.
En route, you will make a stopover at Ssezibwa Falls in Mukono, enjoy its sceneries, explore its cultural significance attached to it, and later, connect to the Eco tourism center at Mabira where you will meet the bird guides.
Start your 3-day Uganda birding safari with a guide with the expectation to identify interesting bird species such as the African bellied paradise flycatchers, sooty flycatchers, grey-headed sunbirds, dwarf kingfishers, blue-breasted kingfishers, toro olive greenbul, black and white casqued hornbill, Jameson’s wattle eyes, purple throated cuckoos, Great blue turacos to mention but a few.
After your birding exploration, return for lunch, and in the afternoon, you may embark on zip zip-lining experience. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Sheraton Kampala Hotel/Fairway Hotel
Have breakfast and after, drive to Entebbe for your second day of the Uganda bird-watching safari tour. Today, your 3-day Uganda birding safari involves exploring the Botanical Gardens a haven to over 150 bird species.
Look out for different bird species such as sunbirds, cuckoos, great red warblers, ross turacos, red chested superb as well as sight several monkeys while also enjoying the scenic view of Lake Victoria.
After, have a picnic lunch in the lush gardens and later, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. You’ll enjoy incredible views of diverse wildlife species including lions, giraffes, antelopes, leopards, zebras, chimps, birds shoebill storks, and many others.
Dinner and overnight: Protea hotel/2 Friends Beach Hotel
We’ll start our final day early with breakfast, followed by a drive to Mabamba Bay. From there, we’ll take a boat or canoe ride to the Mabamba Wetland for our final birdwatching tour.
While here, your focus will be to identify the elusive shoebill storks, the white-shouldered tit, papyrus gonoleks, African purple swamp hen, white-faced whistling duck, swamp flycatchers, African water rail, Squacco heron, grey-headed gull, blue-breasted bee-eaters, spur-winged lapwing, Madagascar bee-eaters, and others.
After a day filled with birdwatching adventure, we’ll drive back to the hotel or Entebbe airport for your departure. This will mark the end of your 3 Days Birding Safari Uganda.