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3 Day Wildlife Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Lake Mburo

Traveling from Kampala or the western parks, arrive at Lake Mburo in the afternoon and check into your choice of accommodation. Take a tranquil evening boat ride along the eastern banks of Lake Mburo as you view birds, crocodiles and hippos against the setting sun.

Day 2: Game Drive and Salt Lick

Take a morning game drive and encounter zebras, buffalo, elands and impalas along with a great variety of birds. After lunch at the lakeside restaurant, walk with a ranger guide across the wooden observation platforms of the salt lick area, where wildlife gathers to lick the salty soil.

Day 3: Onward Travel

Take an optional visit to the Conservation Education Centre, near Sanga Gate. Visit the craft stalls and take pictures of the equator monuments on either side of the road on your way back to Kampala.

3 Day Birding Itinerary

Day 1: Bird to Lake Mburo from Entebbe/Kampala

Depart from Entebbe or Kampala, arriving at the park in the late afternoon. Look out for birds like Bateleur, Crested Francolin, Lilac-breasted Roller, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Striped Kingfisher, Golden-backed Weaver among other birds. Overnight at one of the hotels.

Day 2: Bird Lake Mburo National Park

Whole day birding Lake Mburo National Park looking for species like the Bateleur, Crested Francolin, Black-bellied Bustard, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Long tailed Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis and more. Before dinner, try and spot the African Scops Owl, Swamp Nightjar, Black-shouldered Nightjar and Freckled Nightjar. Look out for animals like the gorgeous eland, zebra, impala, buffalo, reedbuck, topi, waterbuck, bushbuck, hippo, oribi, bush-duiker and others. Dinner and overnight as before.

Day 3: Continue West

After breakfast, depart for western Uganda, heading to destinations such as Echuya Forest Reserve, Lake Bunyonyi or Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Stripe-breasted Tit, Mountain Masked Apalis, Rwenzori Batis, White-napped Raven, Fork tailed Drongo, Black-crowned Waxbill, and Black-headed Waxbill among others may be observed along the way.

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