8 Days Birding Murchison Falls and Budongo Forest in Uganda

Overview.

These days in the forest will surely give you the view of the mystical Murchison Falls National Park and Budongo Forest Reserve which boasts a Checklist of over 460 bird species and 76 mammals due to a wide range of habitats. It is for sure that while on this safari you will see bird species like the,Little Crake, Yellow-billed Barbet, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, African Paradise Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Lemon-bellied Crombec, African Moustached Warbler, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow-throated Greenbul, African Citril, Sunbird and a lot more.

Highlights.

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Day 1: Arrival for Murchison Falls National Park.

On arrival at the airport you will be picked up by our company guide to engage in birding in Entebbe botanical gardens, have lunch and bird through your journey, to where you are going to have dinner and stay overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel.

Day 2: Birding Tour to Murchison Falls National Park.

After breakfast, head to Murchison falls national park with birding en-route and alunch stop reaching the park in the evening for check in dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp.

Day 3: Birdingwhile on a Game drive.

Wake to agreat breakfast treat and then packed lunch so as to have more time in the wild, head for a game drive as you watch out for the available bird species like, The Giant, Pied, Malachite, Stripped, Chestnut-bellied, Blue-breasted, Woodland and the African Pygmy Kingfishers, House Martin, African Rock Martin, Lesser Stripped Swallow, Ethiopian Swallow, Angola Swallow, and various others.

There after head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Nature Walk and Launch Cruise.

Today following breakfast will be the nature walk to look for the bird species in the destination on foot with accompaniment of a game ranger that will take you through all the birding spots to see the active birds.

After which we will get back to the lodge have lunch and then head on to the afternoon activity which will be a boat cruise along the Nile delta where we can watch water birds more closely and various other birds like the Shoebill Stork, Little Grebe, Great White and the Pink-backed Pelicans, Red-knobbed Coot, African Water Rail, Allen’s Gallinule, Black Crake, after the activity retire to be back for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or RedChili Rest camp meal plan full board.

Day 5: Game drive and Transfer to Budongo Forest.

Having had breakfast you will then transfer to Budongo forest where you will engage in more birding, make sure to have you lunch pack so as to spend more time in the forest as you enjoy the rewarding bird species that can be viewed while in Budongo forest.

There after the activity head to the lodge reserved at for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Birding Tour in Budongo Forest Reserve

Having had breakfast you will then transfer to Budongo forest where you will engage in more birding, make sure to have you lunch pack so as to spend more time in the forest as you enjoy the rewarding bird species that can be viewed while in Budongo forest.

There after the activity head to the lodge reserved at for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Birding en-route Entebbe.

Have breakfast and bird the whole day during your last night on the itinerary, lunch then after the activity have dinner and overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel or Entebbe Traveller’s Inn.

Day 8: Departure

Wake up in the morning and eat breakfast then head for the airport.

End of Tour

 

Inclusions.

  • Pick up/ drop at Entebbe International airport / Hotel
  • Accommodation as indicated on the program
  • Meals as indicated on the program
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
  • Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A Game drive in Murchison falls A boat Ride to the bottom of the falls in Murchison falls Np
  • Full time English speaking guide/ driver Expenses
  • All park Entrance

Exclusions:

  • A visa to Uganda need to apply online
  • Any Optional activity during the trip
  • Drinks (sodas, beer, wine, spirits & any other)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • International Air Travel
  • Any other concept not indicated as included

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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

 

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Top attractions in Murchison Falls NP

Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest.

Best time to visit Murchison Falls NP

The best time to visit Murchison Falls National Park is during the dry seasons from December to late February and from June to September, as the animals congregate around water bodies making them easier to observe.