LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
This 3 days’ bird watching trip takes you to Lake Mburo Ntaional Park, one of the most perfect parks in Uganda for a birding safari including wildlife.
This park is the closest to Kampala and is a real treasure to birders! The landscape is fabulous for bird watching. Birds are seen through wetlands, lakes, savannah, rolling hills, acacia trees – all there providing the perfect habitat for a variety of birds.
Over 313 different types of birds have been recorded in this park including the Shoebill Stork, White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo national park.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo national park.
Day 2: Birding in Lake Mburo National Park
Day 3: Return to Entebbe.
Day 1: Departure
Day 1; Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo national.
Today we start our birding trip/safari early in the morning from your respective place of accommodation. As we transfer, there will be numerous stop overs looking out for certain bird species with in there hardly missed localities.
The Wolly-Necked Stork, Lilac Breasted Roller, Ruffaous Bellied Heron are among the birds of interest on this transfer. Stopping at the equator for photography and stretching up will be worthy while on this birding route in Uganda.
Arrival at Lake Mburo National Park might be in the late afternoon hours.
So upon arrival, guests will check into their accommodation and also have their lunch and dinner then overnight for the next day.
Early morning birding
After you have had your early morning breakfast meals. You will briefed on the activities of the day before we set off to start our Birding within this National Park.
We shall embark on our morning birding session on foot along the park trails with an armed ranger then back to our lodge for breakfast, after this we proceed for a game and birding drive which gives us higher chances of viewing mammals like the Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topis, Buffaloes among others, as we do birding we focus our attention on the search for the Red Faced Barbet, Coqui Francolin, Brown Chested Plover, Tabora Cisticola, Lesser Blue Eared Starling, Buff Bellied Warbler, Red Headed Weaver, Black Shouldered Cuckoo Shrike, Sulpher Breasted Bush-shrike, Green Capped Eremomela, Bare faced Go-away-bird, Red Billed Wood Hope and more acacia associated birds,
In the afternoon, we go for a boat ride in search for the African Finfoot, White Backed and Black Crowned Night Herons, Giant Kingfisher and many more back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe
On this day after we have had a nice morning meal, we shall embark on our journey back to Kampala just to reach there in time so that we can do some more birding in areas of Entebbe as you are transferred to the airport for you flight.
Our birding today will depend on the flight time or where we spend our night. There are good spots and we look out mostly for species that were missed where the Papyrus gonolek might be among. End of our short Birding Safari in Uganda.