3-Day Uganda Birding Safari and Photography


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Arrival for a 3-Day Uganda Birding Safari

This 3 days bird watching Uganda is such an experience that will expose you to the most birding places in Uganda and you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of Uganda’s birdlife. The trip will take you to Lake Mburo National Park which is the closest national park to Kampala the capital city of Uganda, this protected area is gifted with over 315 bird species, you will visit Entebbe botanical garden which has over 120 birds, Mabamba Bay on Lake Victoria hosting over 300 birdlife.

You’ll be collected from the airport.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Birding Safari in Uganda

Day 1: Bird watching in Mabamba and transfer to Mburo National Park

On the first day, you will be picked by our Nextgen Safaris driver guide from your hotel or air port, brief you about the safari and then drive to Mabamba Bay which is on Lake Victoria accommodating over 300 bird species including the endangered shoebill. You will be able to spot other bird species such as Angola swallow, swamp flycatcher, Gonoleks, olive bellied sunbirds among other species of birds. After this amazing experience, you will embark on your journey to Lake Mburo National Park, arriving in the afternoon hours, check-in to the lodge, have lunch and then in the evening head to the park for another birding experience. You will return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Mabamba Swamp (Area)
Accommodation: Hyena Hill Lodge
Budget lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meal Plan: Full Board
Birding Safari in Uganda

Day 2: Morning birding and boat cruise

Arise in the morning for a scrumptious breakfast and head to the jungle to spot  your favorite bird species that you were anxious about. You will be welcomed by the sweet melodies of black-bellied bustards, ground hornbills, brown-chested lapwings, Coqui francolins, rufous-bellied herons to mention but a few. You will return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for an amazing boat cruise on Lake Mburo to spot some of the water loving birds such as African Finfoot, papyrus Gonolek, saddle billed storks, white winged swamp warbler among others. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park
Accommodation: Hyena Hill Lodge
Budget lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala and birding in Entebbe Botanical garden

On your last day, you will arise in the morning for a delicious breakfast, meet your driver guide and transfer back to Entebbe. You will have a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe where you will engage in Equator experience, take pictures while standing in the both hemispheres of the Earth, visit some craft shops and if you want you can buy some souvenirs and embark on your journey. Connect to Entebbe for lunch and proceed with your last leg at Entebbe Botanical Garden where you will spot your favorites as well and this will mark the end of your safari. However, this safari can be customized/tailor made to extend it for more days. Nextgen Safaris is at your service.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.


  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(No tip expected)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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