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Birding Tour Uganda: 14-day Shoebill and Albertine Rift Endemics 2017



The main trip allows one to find the most important birds and primates that Uganda has to offer in just 14 days. Shoebill is almost guaranteed. Over 20 Albertine (Western) Rift endemics are also sought, including one of Africa’s most fabulous turacos, Ruwenzori Turaco, and of course the “must-see” African Broadbill. We have not yet missed Green-breasted Pitta on any of our trips – Uganda has become the classic country for finding this otherwise very difficult bird. We also look for other range-restricted birds, such as Red-faced Barbet that is also found in a remote part of Tanzania excluded from most birding tours to that country. Ross’s Turaco, Great Blue Turaco (almost twice the size of other turacos), and various other birds are virtually garden birds here in Uganda, “the Pearl of Africa”. Other highlights of our Uganda birding tour are a great many primates such as Uganda red colobus, eastern black-and-white colobus, eastern gorilla, and chimpanzee, not to mention the spectacular scenery, including such famous places as Lake Victoria (the continent’s largest lake), Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and last but not least the Virunga volcanoes.

Please note that this trip is moderate in terms of fitness required, except for some days that are considered quite strenuous, such as the day of gorilla trekking and the day hike into Mubwindi Swamp and back. Chimpanzee trekking and looking for Green-breasted Pitta can also involve quite a lot of walking. You are welcome to opt out of any activities if you don’t feel you’ll manage them.

The 5-day extension we offer is good for a host of more widespread African birds, lion, with some luck leopard, and fabulous sites such as Murchison Falls, where the Nile is forced through a narrow gap.

After the extension this tour could be comined with our Birding Tour Uganda: Shelley’s Crimsonwing Expedition 2017 to enhance the chances of seeing the elusive Shelley’s Cromsonwing.

Duration: 14 days

Limit (Group Size): 1 - 8

Spaces Available: 6

Date Start: August 01, 2017

Date End: August 14, 2017

Tour Start: Entebbe

Tour End: Entebbe

The dates for the Murchison Falls National Park Extension are 14 – 19 August 2017.


Price: US$7359 per person sharing, Murchison Falls NP extension US$2673 per person sharing

Single Supplement: US$937, Murchison Falls NP extension US$408

Price includes:
Bed and breakfast in Entebbe
All accommodation while on tour
All meals while on tour
Bottled water
Private transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
Park entrance fees
Guiding fees
Boat rides on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth (and the Nile on the extension)
Nature walk fees
Canoe fees at Mabamba Swamp
Price excludes:
Optional gorilla permit (subject to availability) US$600 for 2016; 2017 price not yet determined
Chimpanzee trekking permit (subject to availability) US$150 for 2016; 2017 price not yet determined
International Flights
Insurance
Visa
Drinks
Tips and items of a personal nature (such as gifts and laundry)

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We went out to Marievale with Dylan to (re)connect with some South African birds after some years away from SA. It was a wonderful experience. Dylan was charming, helpful and incredibly knowledgeable about the birds. We saw over 50 species in a morning and learned a lot about the birds. We would highly recommend Birding Ecotours for an excellent birding experience.

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