Day1: Entebbe-Kampala Upon your arrival at Entebbe airport, meet Tailor Safaris professional guide, thereafter transfer to Kampala for your dinner and overnight at imperial Royale or Hotel Africana. Meal plan: H/B Day 2: Kampala-Mabamba wetland After breakfast depart to Mabamba Wetland which is among Uganda important bird areas and among the birds includes the loviest Shoebill Stork, Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered Nightjar, Afep Pigeon, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, backed Pelican, Long-tailed cormorant, Goliath Heron, African Open-bailed, Saddle-billed and Marabou Storks, Hammerkop, White faced Whistling-Duck, Yellow-billed Duck, African Fish- Eagle, African Mash- Harrier, African Marsh- Harrier, African Water Rail, Purple Swamphen, Allen’s Gallinule, African jacana, Long- toed and Spur-Winged plovers. Apart from the numerous water birds, you are likely to see a nice variety of open country and water edge species, perhaps include Speckled Pigeon, African Green Pigeon, Eastern Plantain-eater, Malachite ,Giant, and Pied Kingfishers, Blue-headed Couucal, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Crowned Hornbill, Angola and Rufous-chested Swallows, Winding Cisticola, Greater and Lesser Swamp –Warblers, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet-Chested Sunbird, Papyrus Gonolek, Slender-billed, Northern Brown-throated, and Golden-backed Weavers, and Papyrus Canary. After depart to Lake Mburo Nation Park the open Acacia woodlands, with the number of papyrus lakes and Swamps. Some of the many Species such for en-route to the park, in the wood lands in the immediate vicinity of Rwonyo and within the park, include Black headed, Squacco, and Rufous-bellied Herons, Hadada Ibis, Yellow-billed(Black)Kite Spur-winged Goose ,Comb Duck, Black-Chested Snake-Eagle, Lizard-Buzzard, palm-nut and White-backed Vultures, Wahl bergs and Verreaux’s Eagles ,Crested Francolin,Crowned Crane, African Fin foot, Black-bellied Bustard , Temminck`s and bronze-winged Courses, Senegal, Crowned, Wattled, and Brown –Chested Lapwings, Emerald Spotted and Blue-Spotted Wood Dove, Great Blue Turaco, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, White brown Coucal, Speckled and Blue Mouse birds, Little, White-rumped and African Palm Swifts, woodland kingfisher, Little Bee-eater, Lilac-breasted and Broad-billed Roller, Green Wood –Hoopoe, Common Scimitar-Bill, African Grey, Crowned, Black and-White Casqued, and African Pied Hornbills Spot-flanked Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Angola Swallow, African Pied Wagtail, African and long-billed Pipits, Red shulderred Cuckoo-shrike, Dark-capped Bulbul, African Thrush, Trilling Cisticola, Yellow –breasted Apalis, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Grey-capped Warbler, Red-faced Crombec, Northern (White winged) Black Tit, Chin spot Batis, Mariqua, Olive-bellied, and Red Chested Sunbirds, Pied Crow, Greater Blue-eared, Splendid, Ruppell`s Long-tailed Starlings, Black-headed, Northern Brown Throated, Yellow-backed,Vieillot`s Black and Slender-billed Weavers, Northern Grey-headed Sparrow, Bronze Mannikin, and yellow fronted Canary. If we are lucy, we will even see the nomadic Weyn`s Weaver. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge/Mantana camp/Mburo safari lodge. Meal plan: F/B Day 3: Whole day Lake Mburo National Park Breakfast, go for a boat ride on lake Mburo searching for the rare White Backed Night Heron, African Gonolek and White Winged Warbler, Coqui Francolin, Red-necked Spur fowl, Black bellied Bustard, Temminck`s Courser and African Wattled Lapwing, and it is here where small numbers of migratory Brown-Chested Lapwing can be regularly observed. Other species include African Warsh Harrier, African Hawk Eagle, common Quails, Water Thick- knee, Red Faced Barbet, Rufous- napped and flappet Larks, Rufous- Chested Swallow, Yellow-throated Long-tailed (or Tabora)and siffing Cisticola, White- winged Warblers, Lead- colored Flycatcher, African Penduline Tit, Black- headed Oriole, Tropical Boubou, Southern Red-headed, little, and Holub’s Golden- Weavers. Lunch and also spot some wildlife like the shy Oribi, grace-full impalas, and Common Zebras, all found out in the open, park like woodland. African Scops- Owls, Swamp, Freckled and Shouldered Nightjar. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight-meal plan: F/B Day 4 and 5: Birding to Mgahinga Park After your early morning breakfast, take en-route game drive as you depart Lake Mburo to Mgahinga National Park the Uganda’s smallest and probably most scenic national park situated in the extreme south western corner of the country on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes which rise up to 4000m in elevation. To the south of the park in Rwanda, and to the west the republic of Congo. The park has a nice variety of Albertine rift endemics, and you can explore the treasures of this park along the excellent Gorge trail, which loops half way up Mt. Sabinyo, traversing a variety of montane habitats. Birds to be spotted includes the Dusky Turtle-Dove, Cape Robin- Chat, Brown- Cromned Tchngra, Bronze Sun bird, Rwenzori Turaco, Shlly’s crimson- wing, Kivu Ground thrush, Black- headed Waxbill, and streaky Seedeater. As you climb and enter bamboo belt at about 2500m, you may encounter the Handsome Francolin, Kivu ground Thrush, and cinnamon Bracken Warbler, Malachite, Scarlet- tufted, and Rwenzori Doubled- collared- collared Sunbirds, as well as Lagden’s Bush- Shrike. Many of these are Albertine Rift endemics, which you can see here .The beautiful Golden Monkey, a localized form of the Blue Monkey. Occurs in the bamboo zone and mountain Gorillas are seasonally residents in the park. Dinner and overnight at Kisoro traveler rest, meal plan: F/B Day 6: Birding to Ruhija through Echuya forest Have breakfast head to Echuya Forest Reserve with a permanent high altitude swamp (Muchuya) at 2300m, about 7km long by steep forested hillsides. The swamp vegetable is dominated by sedge carex and includes tussock vegetation and giant lobelias. This forest is among the important bird areas with various bird species that include the Muchuya Swamp, which has a total of over 100 species recorded. These include grauer’s Rush Warbler, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dusky Turtle dove, Regal Sunbird, Red-Chested Owlet, White-naped Raven, Scarce Swift, Western Green Tinker bird, Doherty’s Bush Shike, Grey cuckoo Shrike, Black- trailed Oriole, Chubb’s Cisticola,. We continue to Ruhija, the southern part of Bwindi national park. Birding on the road may produce good results of the Albertine Rift Endemics. Dinner and overnight at Ruhija, Gorilla mist-Meal plan: F/B Day 7: Birding Mubwindi Swamp Have breakfast; take whole day birding the Mubwindi swamp area. Mubwindi Swamp is the best place for some of the difficult to find all rift endemics including Grauer’s (African Green) Broadbill, the beautiful Regal Sun bird, and Archer’s Robin- Chat. Mubwindi Swamp is also home to Dwarf Honey guide, Stripe- breasted Tit, Rwenzori Apalis, African Hill Babbler (sometimes treated as a separate species from Ruwenzori Hill Babbler), the rare and localized Grauer’s Scrub- Warbler and Carruther’s Cisticola. Some of the many species you may have a chance of seeing here include Black Goshawk, Augur Buzzard, Crowned Hawk Eagle, Handsome Francolin, Olive (Rameron) Pigeon, Bronze- Winged Pigeon, Black-billed, Ruwenzori and Ross’s Turaco, African, Barred Long tailed Trogons, Black-billed, Ruwenzori, and Ross’s Turaco, African, Barred Long tailed and African Emerald cuckoos, Red-Chested Owlet Narina and Bar-Tailed Trogons, Black and Cinnamon –Chested Bee-eaters, Blue- Throated Roller, White- healed Wood hoopoe, Gray- throated, Double- toothed, and Yellow-spotted Barbets, Western and yellow-rumped Tinker bird, Thick-billed and Dwarf Honey guides, Rufous-necked Wryneck, Tullberg’s, Speckle- breasted, Elliot’s, and Olive Woodpeckers, African Broadbill, Rock Martin ,Black Saw-wing, Gray and Petit’s Cuckoo-Shrike, Cabanis Greenbul, White- tailed Ant-Trush, Kivu Ground Trush, Olive and Mountain Thrushes, Red- Throated Alethe, Chubb’s Cisticola, banded Prinia , Ruwenzori, Black- Throated, and Black-faced Aaced Apalis, Olive- green Camaroptera, Grauer’s and Cameroon scrub- Warbler’s, Cinnamon Bracken- Warblers Mountain Yellow Warbler, White-browed Crombec, Red-faced Woodland-Warbler, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, White-starred Robin, White-bellied and Archer`s Robin-Chats, Rwenzori batis, White tailed, Slaty, and African Blue—Flycatchers, puvel`s Pale`s-breasted, Mountains, and Gray-Chested Illadopses, Gray-headed, Western Violet-backed, Green, Green-headed, Blue-headed, Green Throated, Stuhlmann`s, Northern Double-Colored, and Regal Sunbirds, Mackinno`s Shrike ,Ludher`s Gray-Green, Many-colored, and Lagden`s Bush-Shrikes, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Slender-billed, Wallers, Narrow-tailed ,Stuhlmann`s and Sharp’s Starlings, Black-billed, Strange, and Brown-capped Weavers, Red-faced and Dusky Crimson-wings. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B Day 8: Gorilla trekking Have your early heavy breakfast, after proceed to the park head quarters 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 Day 9: Buhoma birding trail Have breakfast, after prepare with our birding gadgets to take whole day birding to Buhoma trail looking for birdlife species like the Albertine Rift Endemics-Francolin, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dwarf Honey guide, African Green Broadbill, Archer’s Robin- Chat, Red throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Collared Apalis, Stripe-breasted tit, Rwenzori Batis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsoning. Lunch and after search for more birds like Ayre’s Hawk-Eagle, Fine banded and Cardinal Woodpeckers, Willcocks’s Honey guide, Shelley’s Greenbul, Red-trailed Greenbul, Red- tailed Bristled bill, Blue-shouldred Robin-chat, Mountain Wagtail, Cassin’s Flycatcher, Equatorial Akalat, Black- faced Rufous Warbler, Dusky Tit, Chestnut Wattled-eye, Red- headed Malimbe, Dusty Twin spot, Cape Wag trail, brown- backed Scrub Robin, Mackinnon’s Fiscal ,and Wester Citril. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight-meal plan: F/B Day 10: Second Buhoma Birding trail Have breakfast, take another long birding trail at Buhoma to search for olive long tailed Cuckoo, Bar- tailed Trogon, Dusty Tit, Kivu Ground Thrush, White- bellied Robin- Chat, Equatorial Akalat, Whited tailed ant thrush, Red- throated Aleyhe, Whited-beilled crested flycatcher, White- eyed Slaty- flycatcher, Gray- green Bush shrike, Northern double- collared Sunbird, flycatcher lack billed weaver and Magpie Mannikin. High exposed as in the open forest are favored by African Goshawk, the dazzling Black Bee- eater, Blue- throated Roller, sooty flycatcher and forest starlings including Waller’s Stuhlmann’s and Narrow- tailed. One of the Bwindi’s star avian attractions is the diminutive, Pitta-like Neumann’s Warbler, a vocal yet very secretive bird, other under- storey birds recorded here include displaying African Broard bill, Banded Prinia and the Handsome Black-faced Rufous-Warbler. The mid-storey and canopy supports Elliot ‘sand Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Cabanis, Shelley’s and Anchorage’s green buls. The strange grauer’s Warbler and white- bowed Crombec. The rare Jameson’s Ant pecker may also seen probing under moss on dead branches or gleaning warbler like in the canopy. Dinner and overnight –meal plan: F/B Day 11-12: Birding to Queen Elizabeth National park Early morning breakfast and after drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector, famously known for its tree climbing lions. The park, which is named after Queen Elizabeth who visited it in 1954, is the second largest National park in Uganda, and ranks highest with respect to overall diversity, with a species list exceeding 610. The wildlife to view here includes the Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Hyena, Ugandan Kobs, Side-striped jackal, Baboons, Giant Hogs, just to name a few. While at the park we will partake in the game drive as well as one of the big highlights of this area, the boat ride to Kazinga Channel, Which is one of the best and most thrilling wildlife experiences in Africa. This boat trip is one of the places to look for in African Skimmers, which are sometimes present, while just of the many species possible include Great White and Pink- backed Pelicans, Grey, purple and Goliath Herons Saddle-Billed and Yellow-billed Storks, Sacred and Grossy Ibises, Frican Spoon bill, Egyptian Goose, Black Crake, African Jacana, Black- Winged Stilt, Water Thick- Knee, Spur-Winged, African Wattled, Kittlitz’s, and Three-banded Plovers, collared Pratincole, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Brown- Throated Sand Martin, Greater and Lesser Swamp Warbler’s, Carruther’s Cisticola, and Papyrus Gonolek. - Rumped Button- Quail, African Crake, Brown- Chested Plover, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Black Bee-eater, Shining Blue King fisher, White-tailed Lark, as well as Marabou Stork, Black-shouldered Kite, Hooded, African White- backed, Ruppell’s Griffon, Lappet- faced and White-headed Vultures, Brown Snake Eagle, Bateleur, gabar Goshawk, Walberg’s, Tawny, Martial and Long –crested Eagles, Lanner Falcon, Helmeted Guinea fowl, Black-beilled Bustard, Red-necked Spur fowl, Senegal and Crowned Plovers, African Mourning, Ring-necked and Laughing Doves, Diederik Cuckoo, Black and Senegal Coucals, Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl, Madagascar and Little Bee-eaters, African hoopoe, Common Scimitar bill, Yellow-Fronted Tinker bird, Woodpecker, Rufous-naped and Flappet Larks, Yellow-throated Long claw, Plain- backed pipit, Banded Martin, White- browed, Robin – Chat, Sooty Chat, Arrow-marked and black-lored Babblers, Mustached Grass Warbler, Fan-tailed Grass bird, Trilling, Winding, Stout and Zitting Cisticola, Northern Crombec, buff-bellied Warbler, Black-headed Batis, Common Wattle-eye, African Paradise Flycatcher, Common Drongo, Common and Grey –backed Fiscals, Black-headed Gonolek, Black-crowned Tchagra, Sulphur- breasted Bush Shrike, Red- shoulderd-Cuckoo-Shrike, Violet-backed structure, makes a visit to Kibale more than Starling, Yellow billed Oxpecker, Purple-banded and Scarlet Chested Sunbirds, compact, Lesser Masked and Spectacled Weavers, Red-billed Quelea, Southern Red bishop, Fan-tailed. And White- Winged Window birds, Green- Winged Pytilia, Red –cheeked Cordon-blue, Red- billed Fire finuh, Common and Fawn-breasted Wax bills, Pin- tailed Whydah, Brimstone Canary and Golden-breasted Bunting tailed Warbler, and Black Coucal. Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/bush lodge, meal plan: F/B Day 13-14: Birding to Kibale National Park Have breakfast after head to Kibale National Park the large block of rain forest that offers both excellent birding and opportunity to see Chimpanzee in the wild. The park has the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa, and is famous for its Chimpanzees. The bird species to spot include African Crowned- Eagle, White- spotted Fluff tail, Afep Pigeon, Red-winged Francolin, African Emerald, Dusky Long-tailed and Red Chested Cuckoos, Yellow bill (or Blue Malkoka), Black- billed Turaco, Narina Trogon, Blue- breasted kingfisher, Black and White- throated bee- eaters, White-headed Wood Hoopoe, Speckled, Yellow- rumped, and Yellow- throated Tinker birds, Streaky-throated (split from Hairy- breasted) Yellow- billed and Yellow- spotted Barbet, African (Green- breasted) Pitta Grey- Winged and Snowy- headed Robin-chats, African Broadbill, Willcocks and Thick- billed Honey guides, Cassin’s honey bird, White-headed Saw-wing, Mountain Wagtail, velvet-mantled Drongo, Petit’s cuckoo-shrike, Joyful Honey guide green buls, Brown and scaly-breasted Illadopses, Banded and White- chinned Prinia, Masked and Buff-throated Apalises, Grey-throated and black and White Flycatchers, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Pink-footed Puff-back, chestnut- Winged and Purple- headed Starlings’ Superb, Green-headed and Green- throated Sunbirds, Dark- backed and Vieillot’s Black Weavers, Red-headed Malimbe, Gray headed Negrofinch, and Black-crowned Waxbill. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge/Kyaninga lodge/Kibale safari lodge/Kibale primate cottages. Meal plan: F/B Day 15-17: Birding to Budongo Forest After breakfast, drive northwards to Budongo forest and it seems to be whole day drive as you birding en-route along the way. As you walk quietly along the trail look for fancy birds, such as Blue- breasted, Chocolate-backed, and African Dwarf Kingfishers. The Royal mile is one of the best of Uganda`s Bird watching spots. It is also a historically known leisure spot for the traditional Kings, hence the name Royal Mile. Hence the forest has been cut back a few metres along the sides of the main trail, which makes it a particularly good viewing area in this excellent forest. Special birds of the Budongo area include Nahan’s Francolin, Black- Collared Lovebird, White-thighed and Black –and- White casqued Hornbills, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbets, Chestnut- capped Flycatcher, lturi Batis, Western Black –headed Oriole, and Brown Twin spot, While a couple of the more interesting primates here are Red-tailed and Blue Monkeys. Overhead, Sabine and sometimes Cassion’s Spine tails soar above the clearings. Other birds include Blue- breasted, Chocolate- backed, and African Dwarf Kingfishers, Blue-throated Roller, Red-tailed Ant- Thrushes skulk in the shadows, as do Red tailed Ant-Thrushes skulk in the shadows as do Red-tailed Bristle bill, and scaly- breasted, Pale- breasted, and brown Illadopses. Green buls are always a challenge and this area has several, including Little Grey, Little, Cameroon Sombre, Several including Little Grey, Little, Cameroon somber, Slender- billed, Honey guide and Spotted. Other species regularly seen in the Budongo area are Crested Guinea Fowl, White- spotted Fluff-tails, Great Sparrow- hawk, Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, Tambourine Dove, Grey Parrot, African Emerald, Klaas, and Dusky Long- tailed, Red-Chested cuckoos, Yellow bill, White- Throated Bee-eater, White-thighed and Black and White Casqued Horn bill, speckled and Yellow- throated Tinker birds, Streaky- throated Barbet (split from Hairy- breasted) Willcock’s Honey guide, yellow- crested and Buff-spotted, Woodpecker, White-headed saw-wing, Western Nicator, Red- tailed Bristle bill, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Rufous thrush, Eastern Forest Robin, Fire- crested Alethe, Buff-throated and black- capped Apalis. Yellow- browed Camaroptera, Rufous- crowned Eremomela, Olive- green and Lemon- bellied Crombecs, yellow and grey Long bills, and Uganda Woodland Warblers, blue-shouldered Robin-chat, African Shrike-Flycatcher, Jameson’s and Chested-nut Wattle- eyes, Red- beilled Paradise Flycatcher, Brown scaly- breasted Illadopses, Dusky Tit, Grey-headed, Green, Collared, Western Olive, Blue-throated Brown and Little Green and Olive- bellied Sunbirds, Red-headed and Crested Malimbe, Vie illot’s Black and Yellow-mantled Weaver’s and both White- breasted and Grey- headed Negro finches, Red-headed Bluebill. Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge/Nile lodge/Sambiya lodge/Murchison River lodge/Fort Murchison lodge. Meal plan: F/B Day 18-20: Birding to Murchison Falls National Park Have breakfast, drive northwards towards Murchison falls National park birding through the Kaniyo Pabidi section of Budongo, a newly discovered location for the Puvell’s llladopsis, as well as a good area for black billed Turaco, Narina Trogon, Blue-Throated Roller, Fire- crested Alethe. The park is perhaps Uganda’s premier game park, with no fewer than 76mammals species, including Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Rothschild Giraffe, cape Buffalo, Hartebeest, Oribi, Warthog, and the Uganda Kob, The parkalsohosts 360birds species including the rare Shoebill. Some of the many species to look for here include African Darter, Goliath Heron, saddle-billed Stork, White faced. whistling –Duck, Egyptian Goose, African Cuckoo-Hawk, Bat Hawk, Black- Chested, Brown, and Banded Snake-eagles, baterleur, Dark-chanting Goshawk, Red- neck Falcon, Crested and Heuglin’s Francolins, African Fin foot, Stanely and Black beilled, Bustards Senegal and Spotted Thick- knees, Rock Pratincole, Black-headed and Wattled Lapwings, Vinaceous Dove, Black- billed Wood-dove, Bruce’s Green- Pigeon, Redheaded Lovebird, White-crested Turaco, Levaillant’s and black Cuckoos, blue-headed, Senegal, and White-browed Coucals, Spotted and Gray Eagle- Owls, Rwenzori, Long tailed, Square- tailed and Pennant- winged Nightjars, Blue- napped Mouse bird, Gray-headed and Pied King fisher, red throated, Blue- breasted, Swallow- tailed and Northern Carmine Bee-eaters, Broad-Bills, Spot- flanked and black- billed Barbets, Nubian and Brown- backed Woodpeckers, Wire- tailed Swallow, African Pipit, Singing, Rattling, Croaking, Siffling and Zitting Cisticola, Red and- gray Warbler, White- Winged Scrub Warbler, Green- backed Eremomela, Uganda Wood –Warbler, Silver bird, Pale Flycatcher, and Lead –colored Flycatcher, Snowy- Crowned Robin- chat, Spotted Morning- Thrush, White- Fronted Black- chat, Blue- throated, Wattle eye, Black- headed Batis, White- Shouldered Black- tit, Green- backed, Beautiful and copper Sun birds, Gray-backed Fiscal, Yellow- billed Shrike, Brubru, Northern Puff back, Sulphur- breasted and Gray headed Bush shrikes, White Helmet- Shrike, Lesser Blue- eared and Violet- Backed Starlings, Sbeckle Fronted, Little, and vitelline Masked Weavers, Cardinal, Red-headed, and Red-billed Queleas, Orange bishop, Yellow- Shouldered Widowbird, Bar- breasted and Black- beilled Fire finches, Black-faced Quil finch, Pin-tailed Whydah, Brown- rumped and Cabanis’s Buntings and Shelly’s Rufous Sparrow, Red-throated bee-eater. Day 21: Murchison-Kampala-Entebbe Breakfast, after drive from Murchison Falls to Kampala with lunch en-route- drive to Entebbe airport to get your return flight. End of services and meal plan: H/B.