Day 1: Arriving at Entebbe
You are welcomed at the airport and taken to the hotel for a rest and good night.
Day 2: Going to Kibale Forest
Early breakfast and en route birding through the wooded countryside. Expect to see the common birds of Uganda like Woodland kingfishers, speckled Mouse-birds, Plantain Eaters and the numerous colorful Starlings. Have lunch at the base of Mountain Rwenzori with superb views. In the afternoon, go birding in the vast Bigodi Swamp with over 200 bird species. Common birds to look out for include the Great Blue Turaco, Bar tailed Trogon, Yellow spotted Nicator, Yellow-ramped Tinker-bird and more. Return o the Lodge for the night with sounds of Nightjars and Owls. It is possible to do a night walk in the forest.
Day 3: Kibale Forest Walk and chimpanzee tracking to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning after early breakfast, meet for a briefing and set off in the tropical forest undergrowth. Sounds of birds fill the forest and you do chimp tracking and bird watching. Some of the Colorful birds in the forest you will see are Black Bee eater, Little Greenbul, white collared Olive-back, Illadopsis and more. In the afternoon, we transfer through the crater lakes area birding to the next park. Cross the Equator en route.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up leisurely to sounds of birds and sights of the wilderness. Morning game drive in the Savannah to see birds of this park like the Chapin’s flycatchers, Martial Eagle, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Yellow wagtail,. Queen Elizabeth has got the highest concentration of birds in Uganda. Species to see include and more. While exploring the park Mammals you see include the lions, elephants, antelopes and the leopard. As the sun sets, join the boat cruise along the famous 20 mile Kazinga Channel that joins two lakes. The channel attracts a large number of bird species like the great white pelican, African skimmer, Fish Eagle, Thicknee, Sacred Ibis, Lesser and greater Flamingo, several kingfishers, cormorants and other water birds. There are reptiles of Monitor lizards, huge crocodiles and enormous hippos along the shores of the channel and you see them as you sail up close.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala or Entebbe
Transfer leisurely back to Entebbe, crossing the Equator for the second time with Lunch on the way. Reach the airport in the afternoon.
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