This 4 days birding tour will allow you to search for the prominent bird species in Murchison NP and Budongo forest reserve. These are both located in the North western Uganda and famous birding destinations. These two places are well known as home to over 400 bird species including 23 Albertine endemics.

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison NP and birding on top of the falls

After your breakfast, our driver guide will pick you from the hotel in Kampala and straight away start your journey to Murchison falls national park in southwestern Uganda a journey taking 5-6hours. While on your journey you will make several stopovers in search for different birds on the way and in Masindi for lunch.

Upon reaching Murchison falls NP, you will drive to the top of the falls in search for unique birds such as White Crested Turaco, White-Headed Barbet, Crested Francolin, Raptors, Narina Trogan, Rufous-Sidede Broadbill, Rock Pranticole, Canaries, Sunbirds, Finches, Waxbills among others. You will later check into the hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation option: Paara Safari Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2: Early game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

Have an early morning breakfast at your accommodation site, and head for the game drive in the north of the banks. As you viewing a number of animals such as elephants, buffalos, lions, Uganda kob among others, focus on the search for unique bird species such as Spotted Morning Thrush, Speckle Fronted Weaver, White-Borrowed Sparrow, Black Billed Barbet, Red-Throated Bee-Eater, Red-Headed Plover, Swallow Tailed Bee-Eater, Rock Pranticole, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill among other. Return at the Lodge for lunch and head for a boat cruise after your lunch on river Nile. As the hippos and crocodiles thrive, enjoy Birds such Kingfishers, White Faced Whistling Duck, Secretary Bird, Abdim’s Stork, African Darter, Goliath Heron among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight and prepare for the next day.

Accommodation option: Paara Safari Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge/ Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3: Bird watching in Budongo forest

Enjoy your breakfast and have a packed lunch with you as you head to Budongo forest – Royal mile for bird watching. While in the forest, expect to encounter birds such as African crown eagle, chocolate-baked kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, a Selection of Tinker birds and Barbets, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Greenbuls, Fire-crested Alethe, among others.

You may also come across primates such as blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkey among others. Later on return to the lodge for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation options: Budongo Eco Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/ BOOMU Women’s Homestays

Day 4: Departure to Kampala

Have a relaxed breakfast as you listen to the beautiful melody songs of the birds at the lodge in the unique environment. Later set off for Kampala and this will make the end of a 4 days Birding safari in Uganda.