A Guided Mind-blowing 15 Days Uganda Birding Tour Itinerary

It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of this jaw-dropping wildlife adventure! Uganda is the site of this 15-day, 14-night birdwatching adventure. We invite you to embark on an exhilarating two-week journey with us as we introduce you to the diverse and fascinating wildlife of Uganda.

We explore the magnificent national parks and spectacular bird-rich habitats of this exiting country, which range from papyrus swamps to high altitude forests, lowland forests, savannah grasslands, and the powerful Nile River. On this unique two-week excursion, we hope to spot more than 400 bird species.

We will also undertake chimpanzee and mountain gorilla tracking, which will be an incredible and once-in-a-lifetime experience. On this diverse trip, we aim to visit more than 35 fascinating species of mammals.

Birding Uganda – Shoebill in Mabamba Swamp

Outline of 15 Days Uganda Birding Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Uganda, tour starts
  • Day 2: Birding the Mabamba Wetlands
  • Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 4: Birding to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 6: Birding the Albertine Rift Endemics
  • Day 7: Birding to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Days 8 and 9: Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park – wildlife drives and boat ride on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day 10: Birding to Kibale National Park
  • Day 11: Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Day 12: Birding to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Days 13 and 14: Birding Murchison Falls National Park – wildlife drives and boat ride on the River Nile
  • Day 15: Return to Entebbe, tour ends.

Uganda: Shoebills to Gorillas and Beyond

During our 15 Days Uganda Birding Trip we will be looking for such exciting species as:

White-faced Whistling-Duck, Knob-billed Duck, Spur-winged Goose, African Black Duck, Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Guineafowl, Handsome Francolin, Heuglin’s Francolin, Crested Francolin, Lesser Flamingo, Afep Pigeon, Rameron Pigeon, Bronze-naped Pigeon, Vinaceous Dove, African Green Pigeon, Black-bellied Bustard, Great Blue Turaco, Black-billed Turaco, White-crested Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Eastern Plantain-Eater, Blue-headed Coucal, Blue Malkoha, Levaillant’s Cuckoo, Dideric Cuckoo, Klaas’s Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Red-chested Cuckoo, Standard-winged Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Long-tailed Nightjar, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Square-tailed Nightjar, Sabine’s Spinetail, Scarce Swift, Wattled Swift, Horus Swift, White-spotted Flufftail, Allen’s Gallinule, African Swamphen, African Finfoot, Grey Crowned Crane, Spotted Thick-knee, Long-toed Lapwing, Black-headed Lapwing, Caspian Plover, Lesser Jacana, Temminck’s Courser, Rock Pratincole, African Skimmer, Abdim’s Stork, Saddle-billed Stork, African Darter, Shoebill, Hamerkop, Goliath Heron, White-backed Night-Heron, African Harrier Hawk, Lappet-faced Vulture, Bateleur, Beaudouin’s Snake-Eagle, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle, Brown Snake-Eagle, Crowned Eagle, Martial Eagle, Long-crested Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Grasshopper Buzzard, Pallid Harrier, African Goshawk, Augur Buzzard, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Blue-naped Mousebird, Narina Trogon, Green Woodhoopoe, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, White-thighed Hornbill, Giant Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Red-throated Bee-eater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Red-faced Barbet, Black-billed Barbet, Least Honeyguide, Willcocks’s Honeyguide, African Grey Woodpecker, Grey Kestrel, Red-headed Lovebird, Grey Parrot, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Rwenzori Batis, African Shrike-Flycatcher, Luhder’s Bushshrike, Papyrus Gonolek, Albertine Boubou, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, Mackinwnon’s Shrike, Black-tailed Oriole, Black-headed Paradise-Flycatcherr, Piapiac, White-necked Raven, Western Nicator, White-tailed Lark, White-headed Sawwing, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Stripe-breasted Tit, Red-tailed Bristlebill, Toro Olive-Greenbul, Green Crombec, Green Hylia, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Fan-tailed Grassbird, Rwenzori Apalis, Black-faced Rufous-Warbler, African Hill Babbler, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Dusky Babbler, Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher, Silverbird, Red-backed Scrub-Robin, Archer’s Robin-Chat, White-browed Robin-Chat, Snowy-browed Robin-Chat, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush, Violet-backed Starling, Narrow-tailed Starling, Purple-headed Starling, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Western Violet-backed Sunbird, Little Green Sunbird, Tiny Sunbird, Beautiful Sunbird, Thick-billed Seedeater, Cabanis’s Bunting, Shelley’s Rufous Sparrow, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Strange Weaver, Holub’s Golden-Weaver, Orange Weaver, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Marsh Widowbird, Grosbeak Weaver, Grey-headed Nigrita, Grey-headed Oliveback, Dusky Crimsonwing, Fawn-breasted Waxbill, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Brown Twinspot, and more.

Expect to see well over 400 species of bird during this 15 Days Uganda Birding trip!

Herman and Sharon, along with an expert English-speaking local guide (the best guide in Uganda!), will be guiding us throughout our exciting 15-day guided bird-and mammal-watching tour. We will stay in 14 nights of comfortable, all-inclusive hotels and lodges with ensuite rooms, close to the best wildlife areas and, whenever possible, within the national parks. a skilled driver will take you in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle during the tour; all of the tours listed on the schedule; entrance fees; tracking permits for gorillas and chimpanzees (1 permit per person already included; all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from the first evening meal until the last lunch on day 15, bottled water during the tour, field guides, high-quality telescopes, transportation to and from the Entebbe airport, and a list of every species of bird, mammal, and other wildlife we’re hoping to see.

Exciting Reviews from Clients

Wonderful birding trip to southwest Uganda

Client: Iain N
Travel Date: Aug 2022 • Solo

I recently went on a wonderful birding trip to the south west part of Uganda with Kabira Travel.
I was met at Entebbe Airport by Herman, my guide and Sharon, the manager.
Herman and I travelled from Entebbe to Mabamba swamp, Lake Mburu, Mgahinga, then three locations in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest before returning to Entebbe via Mpinga Forest.
The birding was incredible with over 270 species seen including several of the Albertine Rift Endemics and many lifers.
I was so privileged to have Herman as a guide. I was constantly amazed at his skill at identifying forest birds from their calls, and was in awe at his knowledge of all the birds at all the habitats we visited. Not only is he an excellent guide, he was also wonderful company for our 9 days on the road.
The tour was expertly arranged by Sharon in head office who came to meet me in Entebbe and also very kindly came to Entebbe to see me off.
I would strongly recommend Kabira Travel and in particular Herman for a birding or wildlife trip to Uganda.

10 day birding tour, exceeded expectations

Client: Mostafa Shafey
Date of Experience: December 2021

Kabira safaris is an outstanding operator. Starting from initial communication about itinerary, pricing, to being flexible with dates, to providing a customized experience that fit my needs and communicating all the necessary information. My assigned guide Arshley Brian was an extremely knowledgeable birder and keen naturalist and a very welcoming person, happy to share his knowledge, and I learned quite a bit from his knowledge of birds, mammals, plants, the landscape and Ugandan culture. The variety and number of species we encountered on my relatively short trip was at least double what I had expected because of his knowledge and excellent eye. On my Ugand birding trip Kabira and my guide were extremely accommodating of my requests and interests, and when I go back to the region I’ll be sure to go through them again.

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