A 20 days birding trip inclusive of kidepo n.park and rwanda

20 Days | Kampala, Uganda
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Arrival: Arrival at the airport and you will be welcomed by your guide and driver and be transferred to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Central inn/ Golf view inn/Entebbe Botanical Hotel.


Day 1 : Mabamba

 After early morning breakfast, we shall drive to Mabamba wetlands where we will be paddled in a canoe through the swamp looking for the mighty Shoebill and other birds like White-winged Wabler,Carruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Saddle-billed Stork, African pygmy Goose,Lesser Jacana,Common Squacco, Purple and Goliath Herons, Yellow billed Egre, White-faced Whistling Duck, Yellow-billed Duck,Hottentont Teal, African fish Eagle, Black Crake, African Jacana, Long-toed Plover, Grey-headed Gull, Gull-billed and White-Winged terns, Malakite and pied Kingfishers, Blue-Breasted Bee-eater, Cape Wagtail,Swamp Fly catcher, Winding Cisticola, Red-chested Sunbird, Fan tailed Windowbird African Skimmers,  Scaly Francolin, Senegal Plover, Madagascar, bee-Eater, Grey-rumped Swallow, Blue Swallow and Plain-backed Pipit..Later we shall transfer to Soroti. Dinner and over night at Soroti Hotel.


Day 2 :Visit L.Bisina

 After early morning breakfast, we shall head to L.Bisina in search of the rare fox weaver and other water birds and later we shall head to Kidepo Valley N.Park. Dinner and overnight at National Park bandas/ Apoka Lodge.


Day 3 : WholedayBirdingKidepoValley N.Park.

 Kidepo Valley N.Park is a habitat to over 475 species of  birds a total second only to Queen Elizabeth N.Park. Amongst the host of dry,eastern “specials” not found in any other Ugandan N.Park are some of East Africa’s rarest and most sought-after birds such as Black-breasted barbet and Karamoja Apalis. Other birds include; Ostrich, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshwak, Pygmy Falcon, Fox Kestrel, Stone Partridge,Clapperton’s and Heuglin’s Francolins, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Kori,White-bellied anad Hartlaub’s Bustards,Violet-tipped Courser,Black-headed Plover, Four-banded Sandgrouse, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Rose-ringed Parakeet,White-crested Turaco, White-bellied Go-away-bird,White-faced Scops Owl,Long-tailed and Standard-winged Nightjars, Little Green Bee-eater, Abyssinian and Rofous-crowned Rollers, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Abyssinian Ground, Eastern Yellow and Jackson’s Hornbills, Red-fronted  Barbets, Brown-backed Wood pecker, Singing Bush Lark, Red-winged Lark, Ethiopian Swallow, Pied, Isabelline and Heuglin’s Wheatears, African Grey Flycatcher, Foxy and Red pate Cisticolas, White-bellied Tit, Mouse-coloured Penduline Tit,Nothern White-crowned and yellow-billed Shrikes, Slate-coloured Boubou, Fan-tailed Raven, Superb Starling, Red-billed Oxpecker, Eastern-violet-backed,pygmy and beautiful Sunbirds,Rofous and chestnut Sparrows, Yellow-spotted Petronia, White-headed and White-billed Buffalo-Weavers, White-browed and Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weavers Grey-capped social and Speckle-fronted Weavers, Green-winged, Orange-winged and red-winged Pytilias, Black-bellied and black-faced Firefinches, Black-faced Waxbill, Steel-blue and Straw-tailed Whydahs, Brown-rumped Bunting. Dinner and overnight as above

Day 4 : BirdKidepoValley N.park

Whole day birding Kidepo Valley N.Park for the missed Species. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 5 : Bird Kidepo N.park

Another whole day birding for the missed species. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 6 : Transfer to MabiraForest

After early morning breakfast, we shall head to MabiraForest birding en-route. Dinner and over night at Kingston Lodge/Kingfisher Lodge/ MabiraForest Lodge.


Day 7: BirdMabiraForest

 After break fast, bird at Mabira forest and later visit the water falls.

There is also a variety of bird life that we shall see. We shall walk along

the trail and look out for birds such as Speckle -breasted woodpecker,
Black-throated Apalis, African Blue flycatcher, Dusky Tit, Forest Robin,
Little Olive and other superb sunbirds. The trail continues into an open
area where large, dead trees provide nesting sites for an abundance of
barbets such as Grey-throated, Yellow-spotted, Hairy-breasted,
Double-toothed, Great Blue Turaco and Local African Pied Hornbill are also
found there. Dinner and overnight as above.


Day 8 : Transfre to L.Mburo N.Park

After early Morning breakfast, we shall head to L.Mburo N.Park birding en-route via Mpanga Forest where we shall serch for Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Weyn’s Weaver,White-spotted Flufftail, Red-capped, Blue- shouldered and Snowy-headed Robin Chats, Lemon Dove,             Fire-crested Alethe, Grey Parrot, Black-billed Turaco, Broad-billed Roller,African Pied Hornbill, black, Red-chested and dusky Long-tailed Cuckoos, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Honeyguide Greenbul, Uganda Woodland Warbler, African Shrike Fly-catcher, Chestnut Wattle-eye, Blue-throated Brown Sun bird, Toro Olive Greenbul, Red-tailed Bristlebill, White-chinned Prinia, Sooty Boubou, Red-headed Bluebill,White-throated Bee-eater,Black and White Flycatcher,Grey-headed Negrofinch, Fiery-necked Nightjar. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Rest Camp/ Mantana Tented Camp/Mihingo Lodge.


Day 9 : am birding pm transfer to Akagera N.Park

 After early morning breakfast, we will head for a boat trip at L.Mburo in search of the water birds like African Finfoot, Brown-chested Plover, Southern Ground Hornbill, Spoty-Flanked, Red-faced and Black-collared Barbets, White-Winged Warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Carruthers’ Cisticola, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-billed Oxpecker and Nothern Brown –throated weaver and many others. Later return to the lodge for lunch and after lunch head to Akagera N.Park in Rwanda. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Lodge.


Day 10 :  am bird Akagera N.Park pm transfer to NyungweForest

After an early morning breakfast, we go birding around Akagera N.Park. Later return to the lodge for Lunch. After lunch we drive through hills and valleys to the forest where you will start seeing birds to Gasakura Guest house where you will spend the nights as you bird Nyungwe forest. Dinner and overnight at Gasakura Guest House.


Day 11 : Bird Nyungwe

After breakfast with your packed lunch, proceed for a whole day birding Nyungwe forest. Look out for species like Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Red-chested Owlet, Rwenzori Nightjar, Western Green Tinkerbird, Dwarf Honeyguide, Red-throated Alethe, Archer's Robin-Chat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Kivu ground thrush, Short-tailed Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Grey-chested Illadopsis, Red-collared Mountain-Babbler, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Double-collared Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Lagden's Bush-shrike among other birds. Dinner and overnight as above.


Day 12 : Bird Nyungwe

After early morning breakfast, we shall go birding for the missed species. Dinner and overnight as above.


Day 13 : Transfer to Mghahinga N.Park in Uganda

After breakfast, proceed for the drive to Uganda that has to be via Kigali, Ruhenjeri and finally Kisoro town, which is 10 kms from the border post. Dinner and over night at Graceland Hotel/ Tourist Hotel/Travellers Hotel


Day 14 : Bird Mgahinga 

Whole day Day birding Mgahinga and our highlight species will be, Handsome Francolin, Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco,Montane( Rwenzori)Nightjar,Alpine Chat,Kivu Ground Thrush, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher,Lagden’s Bush shrike, Scarlet-tufted Malachite Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Montane double-collared Sunbird and other many other birds. Dinner and overnight as above.




Day 15 : Transfer to Ruhizha via EchuyaForest reserve

After early morning breakfast, bird as we proceed to Ruhija through Echuya

forest. Look for birds such as Archer's Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush,
Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Mountain Masked Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, White-napped Raven, Black-crowned Waxbill and many others. Later continue reaching Ruhija in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at Ruhizha gorilla friends Camp/Ruhizha gorilla Mist Camp/Ruhizha Gorilla lodge.


Day 16 : BirdMubwindiSwamp

After early breakfast, we will walk down with packed lunch to Mubwindi swamp looking for specials like Black- billed Turaco, fine-banded woodpecker,African Green-Broadbill, mountain Greenbul, Handsome francolin, Bar-tailed trogon, White-headed Wood hoopoe, Dwarf Honeyguide, Fine-banded,Woodpecker,Scarce Swift, Rwenzori Hill Babbler,Evergreen ForestWarbler, Grauer's RushWarbler, White-tailed Blue Flycatcher, yellow streaped Greenbul,Yellow-eyed,Black flycatcher, Red-faced woodland warbler, mountain yellow warbler, chestnut-throated Apalis,collard Apalis, stripe-breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty's Bush -shrike, montane sooty Boubou, Blue headed sunbird, Regal sunbird and many more. Dinner and overnight as above.


Day 17: Transfer to Bwindi Via “the neck”

Depart for Buhoma via the neck birding en-route for species like Tambourine

Dove, Black Bee-Eater, mountain wagtail, Toro Olive-Greenbul,
White-starred-Robin, strange weaver, Dusky Twin spot, Black Bee-eater among others. We shall do a short village walk around Buhoma area after arrival for Magpie Mannikin in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma community Rest Camp/Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge/ GorillaForest Camp


Day 18: Bird Bwindi

After breakfast, bird along the main trail for species like  Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis,Collared Apalis, Gruaer’s Warbler, Short-tailed Wabler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis anad Strange Weaver, Western Bronze-naped Pegion,Dusky and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos,Fraser’s Eagle owl, Montane( Rwenzori)Nightjar, Bar-tailed Trogon,Black bee-eater,Willcock’s honeyguide,Fine-banded and Elliot’s Wood peckers,Grey-chested and Mountain Illadopses, White bellied Robin-Chat, Forest Ground Thrush, Black-faced Rofous Warbler, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Many-coloured Bush-Shrike,Brown-capped Weaver, White-collared Olive-back, Red-fronted Antpecker and Oriole-Finch and many more. Dinner and overnight as above.


Day 19 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth N.Park via Ishasha

Early morning transfer to QUENP via Ishasha and we shall have our lunch on

the way. At Ishasha, we shall see a variety of game including climbing
lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other game. Having reached Mweya in the
evening, we shall bird around the hotel on arrival in the evening for
species like Blue Quail, African Crake, Ross's Turaco, Jackson's Pipit,
Red-headed Lovebird, White-winged Black Tit, Cassin's Flycatcher, Black
Bee-eater, African white-backed vulture, Eagles, Shining Blue Kingfisher,
cinnamon-chested Bee-Eater, and Blue-breasted Kingfisher have our Dinner and over night at Mweya Hostel/ Mweya Safari Lodge.


Day 20 : Boat trip and transfer back to Entebbe

After early morning breakfast, you will head for a boat launch at Kazinga Channel later transfer with packed lunch back to EntebbeAirport for your evening flight.

Useful informations


Minimun of 5 participants is required
Available Languages
Moderate: Partial refund if cancellation is within 5 days of booking

Good to know

The itinerary can be tailor made to the client's preference and budget. Gorilla tracking fees are Inclusive in the quote.

Meeting Point

Entebbe International Airport

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MACAT AVIFAUNA SAFARIS (MAS) is a wholly indigenous Ugandan company, with a history and wealth of experience in handling tours and safaris in Uganda , Kenya,Tanzania and Rwanda since 2010. Good enough to be respected as a premier safari company in Uganda and still small enough to care about each of our traveler's needs.

With a track record of handling clients from all over the world, be it Honeymooners, Bird watchers, Film crews, Up market or Budget travelers, general interest, Macat  Avifauna Safaris has a solution to meet your comfort, luxury, budget and technical needs.

Customized tours are available inclusive with packages involving activities such as:Bird watching, Sport Fishing, White water rafting etc

$4,700.00 / pp
Up to 25 peoples
Durée : 20 Days