7 Days Birding in Murchison Falls National Park

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This 5 days birding safari takes you birding in Murchison Falls National Park looking out for all the specials and some of the Guinea Congo biome endemics. Bird through the stunning lushes of savanna grasslands in the park, the Royal Mile, the Albertine Escarpment etcetera.

Day to day

Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe for refreshment and relaxation.

In the afternoon, you can go birding in the Entebbe Botanical Gardens where you can view the Great Blu and Ross's Turacos, Red Chested, Klaas's and Diederik Cuckoo, Great Reed, Grey Capped, Sedge, Greater Swamp and Eurosuian  Reed Warblers, etcetera. Watch out for the Bat Hawk in the evening hours.

Day 2

After breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park birding enroute for the White-crested Turaco, lunch in Masindi then continue to the park and drive to the top of the falls for Pel's fishing Owl, Rock Pranticoles, Bat Hawk and a variety of Night Jars overnight.

Proceed to your lodge for check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 3

After early breakfast, we start our birding. The main focus will be the Puvell's Illadopsis, Grey and Yellow Longbill, other species which might be encountered might include the Fire Crested Alethe, Narina Tragon, Dusky Longtailed Cuckoo, Xavier's Ictrine, Plain and Little Greenbul among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast start with a drive as we proceed to cross the ferry for a gamedrive to the Delta area searching for Shoebill stork and other water birds. On this morning drive we expect to find birds like nocturnal species such as the Nightjars and Owls, at times cats are sighted enroute.

After crossing for a game drive on the northern sector of the park, expect wildlife like the lion, elephants, Cape buffalo, birds such as White Fronted Black Chat, African Quil Finch, Fawn Bat and Breasted Waxbill, Northern Carmine, Swallow Tailed and Red Throated Bee-Eater, Silver Bird, Stanley's Bustard, Black Billed Barbet, among others. In the afternoon we take a boat ride along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the Falls where we shall see a variety water birds, schools of Hippos, Crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at a lodge of your choice.

Day 5

Early morning drive to Masindi while birding the escarpment in search for the Black Billed and Spot Flanked Barbet, Foxy Cisticola, Striped Kingfisher, Red-chested Cuckoo, Foxy Cistcola, Red-winged Grey Warbler, Black-headed Batis, Cliff Chat, Green-backed Eremomela, Yellow bellied Hyliota, Green-headed Sunbird, Red-winged Pytilia, Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver, birding to the pond for the Shining Blue King fisher, Sabine's and Spinetail might be rewarding overnight at a hotel of your choice.

Day 6

Bird the Royal mile for Cassin's Hawk Eagle, Nahan's Francolin, Chocolate-backed and Dwarf Kingfishers, White-thighed Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, numerous Tinkerbirds and Barbets, Yellow-crested and Brown-eared Woodpecker, Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Fraser's and Red-tailed Ant Thrust, Western Black-headed Oriole, Purple headed Starling.

Enjoy our picnic lunch and transfer to Busingiro in the afternoon looking out for the Ituri Batis, Lemon Bellied Crombec, Tit Hylia, Uganda Woodland Wabler, Jameson's Wattle Eye then later to our Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7

After breakfast, we transfer to Kampala birding enroute. Today we have a variety of grassland birds. Reach Entebbe in the evening depending on the time of your flight back home.

End of the trip.

Prices

Price on request, please send an email to info@ichumusafarisafrica.com

Includes

  • Accommodation.

  • Park entrance.

  • Car hire and fuel.

  • Transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.

  • English speaking guide/driver.

  • Mineral water.

Excludes

  • Personal expenses.

  • Air tickets.

  • Additional drinks like wines,beers.

  • Tips.

  • Telephone charges.