3 Days L.Mburo Birding Safarifrom
This 3 days bird watching trip takes you to Lake Mburo National Park, one of the most perfect parks in Uganda for a birding safari including wildlife. This park, the closest to Kampala is a real treasure to birders! The landscape is fabulous for bird watching. Bird through wetlands, lakes, savannah, rolling hills, acacia trees. Over 313 different types of birds have been recorded in this park including the The Shoebill Stork, White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin, etc!
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours, Jungle
Activity Level Challenging
This scenic little park, close to Kampala, is home to several wildlife species not easily seen elsewhere in Uganda. These include Burchell’s zebra and impala. Although elephant are absent from the park, there is plenty of other wildlife to see, including Rothschild’s giraffe, buffalo and Defassa waterbuck.
The park has a good variety of wildlife. Several antelope species can be seen, including topi, duiker, oribi, Bohor reedbuck and klipspringer. Elephant are absent, but herds of buffalo are quite common, and Rothschild’s giraffe have been reintroduced. A healthy population of leopard is present, although mostly seen at night. Hippo and crocodile can be found in the lake.
Best Time to Visit
The mid-year dry period (June to August/September) brings the best weather. However, it also brings more visitors keen on exploring Uganda, and high-season prices. Don’t discount a visit during one of the two Wet seasons (March to May and September to November), when the park’s valleys turn green and the air loses its dry-weather haziness. Just be prepared for slippery hiking and unrelenting drizzle.
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items
- (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Transfer to Lake Mburo
Today we start our birding trip/safari early in the morning from your respective place of accommodation. As we transfer out of kampala, 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.
Birding at Lake Mburo National Park
Morning birding 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 etc back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Transfer To Entebbe
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. We then transfer back to kampala with a target to have our lunch along the way. End of our short Birding Safari in Uganda.