Da y 1:
Meet and greet our safari guide at Entebbe International Airport who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival and departure formalities. Transfer to your hotel for a briefing about your safari. Early arrivals will go birding in Mabamba Wetlands looking for the endangered Shoebill stock and other birds like African Marsh Harrier, Grey Kestrel, Red-necked Spur fowl, Black Crake, Lesser Jacana and many more. Over night at Windsor Hotel or Sophie's Motel. BB
After breakfast drive back to Mabamba for further opportunities to find Shoebill if missed on the first day. Later continue to lake mburo national park">Lake Mburo National Park a stop over at the Equator,on the way we will stop at Kaku Swamp to look for more species like Rufous-bellied Heron and Hottentot Teal. Other birds we shall seek are: Bateleur, Augur Buzzard, Coqui Francolin, Lilac-breasted Roller, Striped Kingfisher, Levaillant's Cuckoo and many more. Overnight stays at Mantana Tented Camp or the Bandas. FB
After breakfast go birding in the park here you will have the opportunity to spot the Crested Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Spot-flanked Barbet, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Black-headed Gonolek and we will take a boat to look for the African Finfoot on the lake. After lunch we start the drive to Kabale, the "Switzerland of Africa" where you will have a good view of beautiful scenery. Also there are tea plantations in the region that add to the scenic beauty. We shall of course be looking for birds including Lesser Masked Weaver and Common Scimitar-bill. Over night at the white horse inn. BB
After an early breakfast with picnic lunch we start birding as we head off to Ruhija, with luck, we may see Black-fronted duiker and Yellow-backed duiker along the road while looking for birds. Look out for the Long-crested Eagle, Mountain Buzzard, Handsome Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Olive Pigeon and many more. Overnight at Gorilla Forest camp or lake Kitandara or Buhoma Homestead FB.
After another early breakfast, we start birding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest looking for species like African Crowned Eagle, Bat Hawk, African Harrier-hawk, African Goshawk, Wahlberg's eagle, Ayre's Hawk-eagle, Red-chested Flufftail, Temminck's Courser, Great Blue Turaco, Black-billed Turaco, Ross's Turaco and many more. Overnight at Gorilla Forest camp or lake Kitandara or Buhoma Homestead FB.
An early breakfast and start for gorilla tracking for those who have taken up the option in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. These treks to find the Mountain Gorilla can be quite strenuous if the gorillas are some distance from the centre. But with scouts, guides and porters, if we are lucky, we shall be rewarded with views of one of the most awesome creatures in Africa. Overnight at Gorilla Forest camp or lake Kitandara or Buhoma Homestead FB.
After breakfast we set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival we embark upon a game drive to look out for birds like the Goliath Heron, Palm-nut Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Martial Eagle, African Crake, Senegal & Water Thicknees, Kittlitz's Plover and many more. Over night and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Camp. FB
An early game drive to spot the Lion, Spotted Hyena and Giant Forest Hog as well as the birds in this fabulous park with a list of over 600. More birding after breakfast and a return to the lodge for lunch overlooking the Kazinga channel where many species of animal including Elephant and Buffalo come to drink, also we can expect to see Weavers and Robin-chats by the restaurant and sometimes Swamp flycatcher in the restaurant itself. In the afternoon we shall board a boat to explore the Kazinga Channel between Lakes Edward and George; we will see a variety of wildlife and a plethora of birds. Over night and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Camp. FB
To enable an early start we shall take a packed breakfast, and proceed to bird Imarabigambo forest area around Lake Nyamusingiri looking for: Black Bee Eater, Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue–breasted Kingfisher, Red-collared Widowbird Honeyguide Greenbul, Snow capped Robin-Chat together with Barbets, Tinkerbirds, Woodpeckers and Apalises. After lunch we then go birding to Kibale National Park where we shall see the Kibale Ground-thrush, found once and never found again, and it is the best place in Africa to see Chimpanzee. The forest holds 13 different primate species including Red Colobus and L'Hoest's Monkey. Overnight at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge FB
Today we bird the Kibale Forest (with the option to track Chimpanzee) and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary looking for birds like Black-billed Turaco, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Grey-winged Robin-Chat, Papyrus Gonolek, White-collared Olive Back, Superb Sunbird, Grey-headed Sunbird. After an intensive morning we head to Fort Portal for lunch before heading for the return journey to Entebbe, birding en-route. Overnight at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge FB