Uganda Western circuit (7 days) Uganda birding tour

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Fabulous trip, packed with highlights- from boat trips through the papyrus swamps in search of Shoebill and a chance to track the Chimps in Queen Elizabeth with places to visit are: Mabamba, Lake Mburo National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Sightings highlight: Shoebill, African finfoot, White winged warbler.

Day 1

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a welcome team will transfer you to the Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel or Golf course Apartment, depending on your time of arrival.

Day 2

Whole day birding Entebbe and the surrounding area and evening transfer to Kampala for overnight at Hotel Africana or Holiday Express Hotel. Expect sported eagle awl, pied king fisher, Swamp fly catcher, Greater sand plover, Slender billed gull, Caruthers’s cisticola, Crowned hornbill, Common tern, Shoebill.

Meal plan and accommodation: Bed and breakfast

Day 3

Depart from Masaka to Lake Mburo National park birding along the way arriving later in the afternoon for overnight at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or Rwanyo Camp. Expect to see; White winged warbler, lesser and greater moorhen, rufous-naped lark, Red winged Francolin southern red bishop, among the many other encounters.

Meal plan and accommodation: Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4

Wake up early in the morning for birding. Depending on the season, look out for the brown chested plover (migrant observed from July to December mainly September) southern ground hornbill, Red faced barbet, Narina Trogon, Black Cuckoo shrike, Lead coloured fly catcher. Also you will see mammals notably Zebra, Eland, Topi, Oribis and Cape Buffalos. After lunch boat cruise will bring you close to the African fin foot, African water rail Yellow -throated leaf love, Pied and malachite Kingfisher, spur winged plover, and African Darter. After boat ride, dusk drive to sport the nightjar and other nocturnal birds.

Meal plan and accommodation: Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Arise in morning for birding before, transfering to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lunch will be served in Mbarara town before transferring to Queen Elizabeth, while birding along the way, over night at Mweya safari lodge or Institute of Ecology. Expect to see: – White winged warbler, Martial Eagle, African skimmer, verreaux’s eagle owl, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, and many others.

Meal plan and accommodation: Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

You will spend the whole day birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park. View birds like Lesser Flamingo (in the month of December and January), Grey Capped Warbler, Saddled-billed Storks, Woolly-necked, African Skimmer and Red Footed Falcon, return to the Lodge for over night.
Meal plan and accommodation: Bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

This day you will be birding on the Kazinga channel in the morning on the launch cruise depending on the weather of the day. Expect a variety and flock of water birds, transfer to Kampala and Airport or simply continue with the Birding the next day.


Other attractions for this safari include BIG THREE Zebra and Eland.

Please contact us for quotations, advanced bookings to secure your self-accommodation


•All accommodation as state on the itinerary, Meals, Surface transport in 4×4 Land cruiser or Omnibus (Including boat trips as described) entrance fees to all parks, experienced driver guides Expenses, Bottled water, Box Lunch while in the field birding, and service of an experienced bird guide.


Phone calls, bar bills, laundry bills and any other personal expense not included on the itinerary.

Please note that the itinerary we have made for you is a guide to enable you have an idea of what kind of trip and where you would want to go basing on the individual needs, interests, time scale and budget

When you rent a smile from us you would have told us where you want to go, so tell us and will take you there and what you want for your trip.


Binoculars, good walking boots, pair of trousers, hat for protection from the sun, sun cream, insect repellent, your relevant medication, travel insurance, field guide book on birds of East Africa by Franshawe, note book, rain jackets and high speed films

For further information or to make a reservation, click here to contact a tour and travel specialist, or call us toll-free from anywhere within the United States on 1-888-832-9872 or on +256-41-503065 from any other location.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 7 days
Maximum number of people: 20
Location: Uganda
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