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Uganda Birding, Primate & Culture 20 Days. Safari Highlight:  With Tailor safaris birding guide, discover Uganda bird species to all Uganda best birding important areas like Mabamba, Bwindi (Buhoma and Ruhija), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest, Budongo forest and Murchison Falls National Park, and a part from birding other activities like Gorilla trekking, Game drives, Boat ride, scenery, cultural visits are encountered and are value for money! 

Day 1: Entebbe-Kampala.  Upon your arrival at Entebbe airport, meet Tailor Safaris professional guide, thereafter transfer to Kampala for your dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana or Tourist Hotel. Meal plan: H/B.  Day 2: Kampala-Jinja then Back in the evenning . Breakfast, after drive to eastern Uganda with en-route stop at Mabira Forest for a nature walk as you bird to spot the rare Nathan Francolin and other birds like throated Cuckoo Shrike, Forest Wood Hoopoe, and Green tailed Bristle bill and Sooty Boubou. Afternoon drive to the source of the Nile and to bujagali to take a boat cruise along the Nile while birding along the River banks. Lunch at Jinja Nile resort. Evening trail back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Cassia lodge which has spacious panoramic view of the shores of Lake Victoria as you enjoy the cool breeze of the Lake. Meal plan: F/B  Day 3: Kampala-Budongo forest  Have breakfast, meet our guide and transfer with scenic en-route drive as you proceed to Budongo birding destination. Lunch at Budongo Eco Forest; later spend the evening at the Royal Mile trail where un-countable bird species can be spotted which include Chocolate-backed, Blue-breasted and African Dwarf Kingfishers. Furthermore for primate lover this site has got quite high population of chimpanzee and they can be tracked at low price compared to Kibale species. After relax at Budongo Eco lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B  Day 4: Kaniyo Pabidi Eco site. Breakfast, proceed to the Kaniyo Pabidi Eco site for the whole day birding. With your binoculars and cameras you will take unforgettable photographs for various bird species spotted out of the trip. Remember to move with your packed lunch and bottled mineral water, after being filled with the unforgettable birding experience at this site transfer to Murchison Falls National Park the must-see destination for Uganda tours in Uganda, as you enter take en-route game drive to spot variety of wildlife and birds. Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge/Nile safari lodge/Sambiya lodge/Murchison river lodge/Fort Murchison lodge and Red chill camp. Meal plan: F/B  Day 5: Boat ride while birding. Have breakfast, go for a game drive to the northern stream of the park and while on this drive expect to spot variety of birds and wildlife as well. It is short hour drive then you return to lodge for lunch. After spend the rest of the day enjoying boat ride birding to down the delta where the Nile connects into Lake Albert. The banks of the Nile are home to variety of bird and animal species. Therefore pack your cameras to shot unforgettable photographs. Bird species to spot include the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow tailed Bee-Eaters. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B  Day 6: Visit top of the falls-transfer to Kibale forest  Have breakfast, after visit the top of Murchison Falls where you can have a close look in to the gorge where the Nile squeezes in to a 7-metre gorge dropping 40 metres. The falls are spectacular and thunderous with a beautiful rainbow displayed on sunny days. Drive to Kibale National Park bird watching en-route and other undulating land forms like fabled mountain Rwenzori, birds to watch include White Collard Olive back, Leaf love, African Broadbill, Willcock's Honey guide, Green Breasted Pitta, African Pitta, Grey Winged Robin, Red Winged Francolin, Joyful Greenbul, White Bellied Crested Flycatcher. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga lodge/Kibale safari lodge/Kibale primate cottages. Meal plan: F/B  Day 7: Kibale forest birding. Have early breakfast, after take the Sebitoli birding trail to spot various bird species like the Grey-Throated Flycatcher, Masked & Black-Capped Apalis', Chestnut-Winged Starling, Orange -Tufted & Tiny Sunbirds. Return to lodge for lunch and refreshment after spend the evening birding at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to spot the rare shoe bills, Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and keep your eyes open to see primates. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B  Day 8: Birding to Semliki the “bird heaven”  After your breakfast, head to Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve the birders heaven. As you travel spot species like African Pygmy Goose, Red-necked Falcon, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Blue-Breasted Bee-Eater, Piapiac, Leaf love and Black-chinned Quail-Finch. The most exciting aspect is that new species are still being discovered in the reserve. Lunch at Semliki lodge and after go for the Shoebill search over the boat cruise along Lake Albert. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.  Day 9: Chimp trek in Semliki wildlife reserve.  Have breakfast, after go for Chimp tracking crossing the Mugiri River. In the forest you expect the White-spotted Fluff tail, Red-tailed Bristle bill, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush and Blue-breasted Kingfisher. Afternoon, game drive to spot herds of Uganda Kob, Waterbuck, Reed Buck, several monkey species as well as lots of bird opportunities: White-crested Turaco, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Mouse birds, Kingfishers and Bee-Eaters, at this park there is opportunity to take a night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife like Wing Nightjars. Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge. Meal plan: F/B  Day 10: Birding at Semliki.  Have your breakfast, after with your packed lunch and bottled mineral water whole day birding trail at Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve to spot birdlife species like White-crested Turaco, Eastern Grey Plantain Eater, Mouse birds, Kingfishers and Bee-Eaters. After return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B  Day 11: Game drive  Have your early morning breakfast; thereafter take a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park home of a total of 604 different savannah bird species. The bird species to spot at this savannah destination include African Skimmer, Black Rumped Button Quail, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Red Footed Falcon, Lesser Flamingoes, Grey Capped Warbler, White's and Abdim's Storks (in season), Amur Falcon, Ovampo Sparrow hawk, Wooly-necked and Saddle-billed Storks, and numerous classes of Raptors, Vultures and Plovers. Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/Ihamba lodge. Meal plan: F/B  Day 12: Birding Queen. Breakfast, and after go for whole day bird watching Kyambura gorge and Maramagambo forest to spot the various bird species with a game drive to spot the big five lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards among other faunas that the park offers for tourism, evening visit to Katwe Crater lake where you can spot the flamingoes as the sun is setting off, return to lodge for lunch and overnight. Meal plan: F/B  Day 13: Boat ride as birding. Have breakfast, after take a boat ride along the Kazinga channel which connects the Ramsar Lake George to Lake Edward, variety of wildlife like Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes can be spotted along the banks of the River, and stunning variety of birds on the banks includes the Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Open-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers. There is also a Bird Observatory here, which was set up with the aim of studying both migratory and resident birds. Since its inception in 1997 more new species have been identified, including Uganda's first record of the Bar-tailed Godwit. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B  Day 14: Ishasha southern sector-Bwindi impenetrable forest. After breakfast, take a game drive to Ishasha southern sector where you can have opportunity to watch savannah birdlife species-with chance you can spot the rare African tree climbing lions resting in the branches of fig trees. Lunch en-route and after proceed as you bird to Bwindi forest. There are about 23 Albertine Rift Endemics that can be seen here with the most exciting being the African Green Broadbill, Grauer's Rush Warbler, Short Tailed Warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Purple Breasted Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Olive Green Camaroptera, Handsome Francolin, Blue Headed Sunbird, Rwenzori Nightjar, Lagden's Bush Shrike, Waller's Starling, Oriole Finch, Streaky Seed Eater, Chubb's Cisticola, Barred Long Tailed Cuckoo and the Brown Capped Weaver. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma lodge/Engagi lodge/Kitandara camp/Buhoma camp. Meal plan: F/B  Day15: Gorilla trekking Have your early heavy breakfast, after proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts while search and when you meet the gorillas. After enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas, the experience is either whole/half day depending the movement of the primates. As you prepare to search the gorillas carry yourself the walkable shoes, rain gears, hut, insect repellents, sun screen, standard cameras and packed lunch and bottled mineral water. When you meet the gorillas sit down to spend your 1hour allowed hour seeing the gorillas playing and take photos but no flash light. After being filled with this unforgettable experience return to your lodge. With time available and still energetic embark on foot community walk to the typical Bakiga homes, local traditional healers, local breweries, local schools, Batwa cultural performances and cultural craft shops. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B  Day16: Birding in Bwindi forest.  Have breakfast, go to Buhoma birding trail as you transfer to Ruhija-Mubwindi Swamp for the whole day birding, with our dinner and overnight at Ruhija lodge, Gorilla mist. Meal plan: F/B  Day 17: Bwindi forest-Lake Mburo National Park.  After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park from Bwindi forest and as you enter take en-route game drive to spot unique wildlife species that are not found elsewhere tourist site. The unique species includes the gigantic Eland Antelope, Zebra, Topi, Impala, and several Acacia –associated birds. The park has lakes and wetlands which houses aquatic wildlife like Hippos, Crocodiles, and a variety of water birds and wetland wildlife like Sitatungas Antelope and Red, Black and Yellow Papyrus Gonolek. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge/Mantana camp/Mburo safari lodge. Meal plan: F/B.  Day18: Birding in Mburo.  Early morning after take bird watching on a game drive as variety of birds are spotted like the Brown Chested Plover, Red Faced Barbet, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Yellow Billed Oxpecker, African Fin foot, Black Collard Barbet. Lunch after go for boat cruise along lake mburo and variety of bird species along the bank can be spotted and this place is quite wonderful for birders. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B  Day 19: Lake Mburo-Kampala.  After breakfast, take a foot safari in one of Lake Mburo forest to spot quite a variety of birds in the forest as you listen to the stunning songs. This activity is about 3-4 hours and return to lodge for lunch and thereafter embark our safari vehicle return to Kampala with en-route stop at the equator to shop curios-drive to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Sheraton Hotel/ Speke hotel. Meal plan: F/B  Day 20: Kampala-Mabamba wetland then Fly out.  After breakfast depart to Mabamba Wetland which is among Uganda important bird areas and among the birds includes the loveliest Shoebill Stork, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek and the White Winged Warbler. Spend the whole day birding in this wetland and the surrounding areas, with a picnic lunch and after filled with the unforgettable experience proceed to Entebbe for your return flight. End of services and meal plan: H/B 

Tour Price $9100 Per Person Based on 2 people Sharing 4x4 wheel drive vehicle.  •Type of accommodation (Comfort) •Single Supplement $1100 •The cost of the safari comes down when a vehicle is shared by 4-6 for $6000p/p •Email us if you need a lower Quote for Group Tours Or any upgrade in accommodation (Premium or Luxury) 

What`s included in the price •Airport transfers •Accommodation and meals as per itinerary •Park entry fees •Game drives •Boat cruise •Transportation by safari vehicle •Gorilla permits •Chimpanzee permits •Kyambura gorge chimp trek •Nature walk •Full time professional guide •Bird watching •Night game drive 

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