5 Day Birding Tour takes you through Entebbe, Mabanda Wetlands and Lake Mburo National Park. The tour starts with birding at Entebbe UWEC, the botanical garden and along the Lake Victoria shores, then Mabanda wetlands the following day which is where you can see a variety of shoebill stork in Uganda. The tour then ends with 3 day birding in Lake Mburo National Park which is a home of 313 bird species.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Professional instructor Wild river rafting
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
Instructor gratuity



Day One: Visit UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Education Center)

After an early morning breakfast in Kampala, you drive for bird watching at UWEC in Entebbe formerly known as Zoo. This center has 170 species of wild birds. 10 species of weavers, 5 species of flycatchers, and many more other species including captive animals. You then proceed to Botanical garden for another birding experience. Have a lunch break and then proceed with evening birding tour to sewage lagoons. Return for dinner and overnight rest.

Day Two: Visit To Mabanda Swamp

After an early morning breakfast, you drive to Namugabo near Mabanda swamp with the biggest population of shoebill on a single day. Most of the birding is done canoeing. After set off for Kampala and have dinner and overnight  rest.

Day 3: Transfer To Lake Mburo

Take an early morning breakfast and then set on a drive to Lake Mburo from Kampala. Lake Mburo is in the Western part of Uganda. Sto breifly at the equator and take photos and then head to Lake Mburo, birding to the Nshara gate

Day 4: Encounter Birds During Nature Walk

Have an early morning Breakfast, embark on a nature walk encountering several species of wetland and savanna species of birds, Impalas among others. Return for lunch head for evening game drive along the Kigambira loop. Species to expect are; localized Red Faced Barbet, Red Headed lovebird, Black Collared Barbet, Green capped Eremomela and Lead colored Flycatcher. Back for Dinner and overnight. 

Day5: Game Drive Along Lake Side Tracks

We move on for an early morning game drive along the Lakeside Track. This entails approach to Aquatic habitats around Lake Mburo. Species to expect may include, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Lesser and Greater Swamp Warbler and also the elusive Shoebill, the Blue headed Coucal. Continue to the lakeside campground, as we look out for the African Darter, African Water Rail, African Fin foot, Spur winged plovers, and many others. Return mid-morning for breakfast and proceed for a launch- cruise in search for papyrus species missed, Hippos, Crocodiles are the extras expected. Set off birding to Kampala but take a stop over in Masaka town for Lunch before you proceed to Kampala.
Birding At Lake Mburo By Africa One Tours