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Ross's Turaco by Masa Wang - Uganda birding tour






Birding Tour Uganda: 19-day Shoebill, Albertine Rift Endemics, Gorillas and Chimpanzees 2018



Birding Tour Uganda Itinerary – The 19-day version is detailed here, but the first 14 days can be done as an independent tour. The 19-day version (including the 5-day extension to Murchison Falls National Park and Budongo Forest) is on sale.

This tour allows one to find the most important birds and primates that Uganda has to offer. 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. The 5-day extension 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.

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.

After the extension this tour could be combined with our Birding Tour Uganda: Shelley’s Crimsonwing Expedition 2018 to enhance the chances of seeing the elusive Shelley’s Crimsonwing.

Duration: 19 (or 14) days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Spaces Available: 2

Date Start: August 01, 2018

Date End: August 19, 2018

Tour Start: Entebbe

Tour End: Entebbe

The dates for the 14-day version of this tour are 1 -14  August 2018.


Price: US$8300 per person sharing for the full 19-day tour (including the extension), based on an amazingly small group size of 4-8. The 14-day tour is poorer value for money and costs US$6400.

Single Supplement: US$755 for 19 days, US$545 for 14 days

Optional gorilla permit (subject to availability) US$600

Optional chimpanzee permit (subject to availability) US$150

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:
International flights
Insurance
Visa
Drinks

Items of a personal nature (such as gifts and laundry)
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One of the best birding tours that I have taken and I have taken many over 50 years. Jason has outstanding knowledge of Southern African birds, recognition of of bird calls even very faint ones and matching habitat with expected species that occur in these habitat types. Jason is enthusiastic and has good group management skills to assist clients from beginners to world listers to maximize their tour enjoyment. And to add to that Jason is an excellent driver, always felt safe.

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