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Bird Watching in Murchison Falls Highlight

This Short Uganda Birding and mammals to Murchison falls focuses on Birds and Mammals.Murchison Falls is the Largest of Uganda Protected Areas and Hosts the Largest number of Uganda Kob,thus making it the best place to see the Cats and its the Home to the World’s Most Powerful Water falls.This 4 Days Bird watching In Murchison Falls opens for the Chimpanzees in Budongo forest.

Day 1: Birding from Kampala Masindi via Mabamba Bay – Shoebill Stork

Day 2: Birding budongo- royal mile and transfer to northern Murchison

Day 3: Birding northern Murchison falls

Day 4: Birding to Kampala

Itinerary

Day 1: Birding from Kampala Masindi via Mabamba Bay – Shoebill Stork

Early transfer to Mabamba Swamp, 50 kms west of Kampala. As we focus for our 4 days Birding and mammals Murchison falls,Look out for many different birds on our way to the swamp like the Papyrus Gonolek, Tit Hylia, Great Blue Turaco, Western Banded Snake Eagle, White Winged Warbler and Weyns Weaver. This Swamp is one of the best places to spot the exceptional Shoebill Stork. But also many other species can be found here, like the Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Grey herons, Jacanas, Rufous Bellied Heron, Squaco, Purple and Goliath Heron, the Globally threatened Pallid Harrier and Blue Swallow a migrant species, a variety of egrets, ducks etc. we later drive backwards to Kampala then transfer to Masindi where we shall spend our night via the Luwero triangle passing through undulating grasslands and mosaic woodland where we drive looking out for the White-crested Turaco, Bronze-tailed Starling, lesser Blue and Great Blue Eared Starlings, Black, Yellow Mantled and Black Winged Bishops, Cardinal and Nubian Woodpecker, Lesser and Greater Honeyguide, Grey Capped Warbler, White Shouldered Tit, Brown Throated Wattle Eye, Brown Twin-spot, Eastern and Dark Chanting Goshawk, Broad Billed Roller, Lizard Buzzard, Shikra, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Grey Kestrel, Lesser Striped, Angola and Barn Swallow, Village and Black Headed Weaver, Red Throated Bee-eater, Sooty Chat, Black Headed Batis among others. BLD at Masindi Hotel.

Day 2: Birding budongo- royal mile and transfer to northern Murchison
Early for the nearby Budongo Forest, birding along the Royal Mile, a truly spectacular road with forest canopy towering far overhead. There is a good system of trails in the forest, today we expect skulking birds like the Nahan’s Francolin, excessively noisy White-thighed Hornbill, graceful Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spinetail, Blue-throated Roller, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Forest Flycatcher, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Ituri Batis, Lemon Bellied Crombec, Tit Hylia, Uganda Woodland Warbler, Forest Robin, Yellow Billed, Grey Throated, Hairy Breasted and Yellow Spotted Barbet, Great Blue and Black Billed Turaco, Dusy Long Tailed Cuckoo, Spotted, Plain, Slender Billed, White Throated, Little Grey and Little Greeenbul, Red Tailed Bristlebill and Black-cappedApalis,//rangerafricasafaris.com/?portfolio=4-days-birding-and-mammals-of-the-murchison-falls-uganda
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among others. This one of Uganda’s top 10 Birding locations and its home to some mammals for the mammal watching trips Uganda,Like the Chimpanzees,The Blue,Red-Tailed,Black and white colobus Monkeys,The Tree Hylax,the elephant shrew,the Giant Poached Rat.as our focus to the 4 Days Birding and Mammals Murchison Falls Uganda,Overnight at The Lodge of the choice in the Northern part of this park and in the Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 3: Birding and mammals on the northern Murchison falls

A highlight of the visit will undoubtedly be the boat trips to the bottom of the falls and on the game drive as we make it to the delta, on lucky days we have great views of the Shoebill Stork. as it is a mix of Birding and mammals of Murchison falls,There will be other birds including the Red-throated and Northern Carmine Bee-eater mammals such as Rothschild’s Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Elephant,Oribi,chances of the Lions and the Leopards,Waterbuck Among others will be viewed. Other birds to look out for include the Saddle-billed, Yellow Billed and African Open Billed Stork, Hauglins Francolin, Senegal Thick-knee, Rock Pratincole, Giant , Woodland, Grey Headed, Malchite, Pygmy and striped Kingfishers and the African Skimmers.

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On the Mammal Watching and the naturalists, we will look for The Patas Monkey, A night drive today is very advisable looking out for nocturnal mammals and birds.

Day 4: Birding to Kampala

As we transfer to kampala we shall make a visit to the top of the falls. After visiting the top of the falls, then continue to Kampala/Entebbe enroute as we look out for species that we might have missed on our way out as we Wind our 4 Days Birding and mammals Murchison falls.

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