4 Days Budongo Forest and Murchison falls National Park Birding Safari

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Overview

4 days Budongo and Murchison falls national park birding experience is one of the finest safari offers in Africa. Murchison Falls NP is the largest and oldest national park in Uganda, with over 350 unique bird species and over 22 Albertine endemics and Budongo with its giant mahogany trees has equally a large concentration of migrants and those endemic birds to the place.

Through the guidance of an experienced birder, you will leave after encountering and discovering the unique characteristics, body structure and sound of the different avian species.  Pick and drop off point will be in Kampala or Entebbe and the accommodation and hospitality will meet your taste.  

Detailed tour

Day 1: Pickup and transfer to Murchison Falls national park 

Just as agreed so will our experienced driver guide honor the promise, by meeting you at the agreed point and time for a warm welcome and briefing. Thereafter, you will embark on a 5-6 hours’ scenic drive to Murchison falls national park; Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area in Uganda.

The drive comes with clear views of breathtaking landscape, green vegetation and busy streets among others. Your arrival at the lodge will be late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Morning Birding and afternoon boat cruise 

This second day is one to remember, with activities commencing as soon as breakfast is done early morning. You will have a briefing by the guide who will explain everything you need to know about birds, and then take you to the wilderness for a 3-4 hours’ search, where you will identify the sound and sights of several bird species in the wild, notably; the crested cranes, Egyptian geese, and the sought after stork among others.

Lunch break some in after the first hours of the day, and then an afternoon boat cruise that will not only expose you to magnificent waterfalls, and several aquatic birds such as the kingfisher. Dinner and a nap is the last thing this in this day. 

Day 3: Full day birding at Budongo Forest

After enjoying a delicious breakfast meal early morning, you will get your packed lunch and head for a rewarding full day gave drive in at the vast Budongo forest, right at the boundary of Budongo forest national park. You will traverse the giant Mahogany forest, identifying the unique characteristics of the different bird species, notably; Chocolate backed kingfisher, Hugli’s Francolin, white thighed hornbill, blue breasted kingfisher and the dwarf kingfisher among others.

Lunch break comes after approximately 5hours of quest, whereas the birding proceeds up to sunset when you will return to the lodge for dinner and a nap.

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, you can have a top of the falls hike, before checking out of the lodge for a rewarding 5-6 hours’ drive, while enjoying the breathtaking landscape and fresh air among others. Dinner and a peaceful overnight mark the closure of today’s business. 

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