1 DAY ENTEBBE BIRDING TOUR
The Entebbe Birding tour is a combination of two tours; Entebbe Botanical Gardens and Uganda Wildlife Education Center. This tour will expose birders to over 170 bird species.
Entebbe Botanical Gardens was established in 1901 and is strategically located on the Northern shores of Lake, Victoria, just 34 km’s from Kampala. The gardens are an attractively laid-out mix of indigenous forest, cultivation, and horticulture, and a highly attractive destination to birdwatchers. The garden hosts a variety of water, open country, and woodland bird species.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government as a reception center for wild animals that were found sick, injured, orphaned, and confiscated from Poachers. In the early 1960s, its role was changed to a zoo not until May 1994 when a proposal was made by the New York Zoological Society now the World Conservation Society, to turn it into a conservation education Center for conservation awareness purposes; hence the name, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. (UWEC)
- Entrance fees
- Return Private Boat Transfers
- Return Transport to Kampala
- All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
- Accommodation according to itinerary
- A professional driver/guide
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
- International flights
- Visa Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal Purchases (souvenirs, drinks etc.)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Day by Day
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and proceed to Entebbe Botanical gardens. While here we look out for the Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Ashy Flycatcher, Black Cuckooshrike, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoo, Winding and Red FaRed-Facedcola, Sedge, Eurasian and Great Reed Warbler, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland, and Pygmy Kingfishers, Black Bishop, Grey Woodpecker, Olive, Olive bellied, Red-chested, Superb, Copper and Collard Sunbird, Orange, Golden Backed, Yellow Backed, Slender Billed, Black Necked, Vieillot’s Black Weaver, African Thrush, Hauglin’s Robin-chat, on a lucky day the Bat Hawk might be seen during the day.
After lunch, we head to the UWEC. The Common Ostrich, Peacock, Olive-bellied Sunbird, White-chinned Prinia, Grey-capped Warbler, Grey Parrot, Palm-nut Vulture (Vulturine Fish Eagle), Common-ringed Plover, Great Reed Warbler, Klaas’s Cuckoo, Northern Crombec, Tambourine Dove, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Little Grey Greenbul, Grey Woodpecker, Northern Puffback, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Common Bulbul, Double-toothed Barbet, The Speckled, Yellow-fronted and Yellow-rumped Tinkerbirds, Eastern Grey Plantain-Eater, Orange Weaver, Long-tailed Cormorant, Black-headed Weaver, Grosbeak Weaver, Black-headed Gonolek, White-throated Greenbul, several species of Kingfishers including the Woodland, Giant, Pied, and Stripped Kingfishers, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, White-browed Robin-chat, a number of Egret Species like the Little and the Cattle, Red-chested Sunbird, Red-billed Firefinch, African Firefinch, the Bronze and Black-and-White Mannikins, Pied Crow, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Olivaceous Warbler, Little Weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Egyptian Goose, Hamarkop, Grey-crowned Crane, the Red-eyed and Ring-necked Doves being among them. Proceed to Kampala or Entebbe.
Journey: +1 hr
Meal Plan: Lunch
Accommodation: Not Included