4 Days Birding Safari in Murchison falls

Murchison Falls National Park is by far one of the best birding destinations in Uganda and Africa at large. The park has over 350 recorded bird species and 23 Albertine endemics. This 4 day birding tour allows you search for some of the prominent bird species in the park with the guidance of an expert birding guide.

4 Days / 3 nights Murchison Falls Birding Trip highlights

Day 1: Pickup, and transfer to murchison falls national park, birding at the top of the falls

Day 2: Go for an early game drive and search for birds along the northern banks

Day 3: After taking your early morning breakfast as you go for bird watching in Budongo Forest’s Royal Mile

Day 4: Departure

Activity highlights
  • Birding near the top of the Murchison falls
  • Birding along the northern banks of River nile in the Park
  • Bird the Royal mile in Budongo forest
  • You will not only be able to search for the the Albertine endemics, But several other bird species and wildlife under the guidance of an experienced birding guide.
Why Book this trip
  • Trip Departs any date
  • Accommodation and meals inclusive
  • Tour can be customized
  • Professional guides
  • Group discounts available
  • Travel in a Standard 4×4 safari vehicle customized for game viewing
  • Park entry fees, ferry crossing fees, and drinking water are all included. There are no extra charges.

4 Days Murchison Falls National Park Birding Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park

The driver will pick you from your hotel and head to Murchison Falls National Park with a lunch stop at Masindi Hotel. You will then proceed all the way to Murchison falls. Drive to the top of the falls to look out for birds like raptors, Rock Pratincole, Crested Francolin, White crested Turaco, White-headed Barbet, Narina Trogon, Red-throated Bee-eater, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Silverbird, Red-cheeked Cordon blue, waxbills, finches, sunbirds and canaries, among others. Check in your hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Bird Murchison falls National Park

Rise early for your breakfast, the guide will take you to ferry to the northern bank for a game drive where you will see the bank residents. You will go back and have your lunch at Paraa. After lunch, you will then be taken launch trip up to the bottom of the falls, cruising past herds of hippos, crocodiles, and birds. Look out for the Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Black-headed Plover, Rock Pratincole, Swallow-tailed Bee-Eater, Red-throated Bee-eater, Black-billed Barbet, Spotted Morning Thrush, Speckle fronted Weaver, White-browed Sparrow Weaver and other bank frequent visitors like: the graceful Rothschild’s giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda kob, defassa waterbuck, buffalo, elephant, warthog, hippo, oribi and others. Check in your hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 3: Bird the Royal Mile 

Pack your lunch after taking your early morning breakfast as you go for bird watching in Budongo Forest’s Royal Mile where you will see a variety of species like the African Crowned Eagle, Hugli’s Francolin, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, White-thighed Hornbill, a Selection of Tinker birds and Barbets, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Greenbuls, Fire-crested Alethe, Red-tailed Ant-thrush, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Rufus-crowned Eremomela, Whistling Cisticola, Black-throated Apalis, Black-capped Apalis, Grey-throated Flycatcher, Forest Flycatcher, Ituri Batis, Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Western Black-headed Oriole, Purple headed Starling, Brown Twinspot among others. During this bird sighting you may also come across some Primates like red-tailed and blue monkeys and the black-and-white colobus since they are also residents of this forest. Check in your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Day 4: Back to Kampala

Have your breakfast at your leisure. Then setoff for Kampala where the driver will drop you off at the airport.

What to Carry for your 4 Days Murchison Falls Birding Trip

  • Camera and charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Light and heavy clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Binoculars (if available)

Paara Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge twin Room
Paraa Safari lodge double roomPakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Pakuba Safari lodge double roomPakuba Safari lodge twin roomPakuba Safari LodgeRed Chili Rest Camp (Budget)

Red chili rest camp
Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

Heritage Safari Lodge

Standard Safari Vans

We have a collection of 4×4 safari vans, which can accommodate between 6 to 8 people, each guaranteed a window seat. The safari vans come with a professional driver/guide and enough fuel for your trip.

Safari Land cruiser

We also have the latest safari land cruisers, these are provided for some luxury trips and you can also request for and upgrade. Our land cruisers accommodate between 5 to 7 people, each guaranteed a window seat.

 

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