This 4 Days Birding safari to Murchison falls national park spots you different bird species like African Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous-crowned Eramomella, White-spotted Flufftail, Chocolate- backed Kingfisher, among others.
Itinerary for the 4 Days Birding safari in Murchison falls national park.
Day 1 & 2: Budongo Forest Reserve
We kick of the first day of the tour at the beautiful Budongo Forest Reserve looking for many of the interesting regional species the forest inhabits. We’ll be keeping a keen eye out for 4 of the special forest species Budongo holds: African Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous-crowned Eramomella, White-spotted Flufftail and Chocolate- backed Kingfisher! Other notable birds we’ll be looking out for are the Red Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Lizard Buzzard, Winding Cisticola, Pied Crow, Speckled Mousebird, Red-cheeked Cordonbleu and Sulphur-breasted Bushrike amoung so much more!
Day 3 & 4: Murchison Falls National Park
We kick of the Day 3 of the tour birding and taking game drives in Murchison Falls National Park. It’s the largest national park in Uganda and boy does it pack a punch! Its very existence is determined by the famous Murchison Falls – the rushing waters of the river Nile forced through a narrow gorge is a spectacle to behold and has been fascinating the world for centuries. The park is blessed with having all of Africa’s Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and of course the Elephant – which large herds gather together at the river to quench their thirst and to also take a well- earned bath. It’s a fantastic spot to see the formidable Nile Crocodile too, where they wait to ambush an unsuspecting character.
The park, luckily for us birders is also well endowed in bird species too, holding a whopping 460 bird species! With some of the highlights including the Red- throated Bee-eater, Secretarybird Eurasian Curlew, Black-billed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Denham’s Bustard, Black-billed Barbet, Southern and Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Rüppell’s Vulture, Lapet-faced Vulture, Silverbird, Black-billed Wood Dove, Pallid Harrier, Egyptian Plover and Montague’s Harrier.