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THE ALBERTINE RIFT ENDEMIC HUNT

Day 1: transfer to Kibale forest national
Breakfast early then begin your journey to Kibale Forest national park. The drive will take up most of your morning and afternoon with a lunch stop over enroute. Arrive late afternoon and check into your lodge. Enjoy an evening stroll in Kibale forest in search of evening dwellers
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Ndaali lodge/Kyaninga lodge (High Class)
Kibale Forest camp/Klug’s guest house (Mid range)
Nyinabulitwa camp/ Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)
Day 2: birding nature walks in Kibale forest, Bigodi wetland and Magombe swamp
After breakfast you will go birding in Kibale forest, Bigodi wetland and Magombe swamp equipped with your packed lunch. Possible sightings may be: Uganda woodland warbler, Red winged francolin, Black-capped apalis, Blue-breasted kingfisher, grey winged robin, Yellow spotted nicator, Black-eared ground thrush, joyful greenbuls, white bellied crested fly catcher, Green-breasted pitta, Purple-breasted sunbird, Brown-chested alethe, Little Greenbul, Crowned eagle, Yellow-rumped tinker bird, African pitta, Collared Apalis, red chested flufftail, Abyssinian ground thrush, Dusky crimson wing, masked Apalis, Black bee-eater, chestnut winged starling, African pitta, tiny sunbird and the grey headed olive back and many more.
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Ndaali lodge/Kyaninga lodge (High Class)
Kibale Forest camp/Klug’s guest house (Mid range)
Nyinabulitwa camp/ Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)

Day 3: transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Leave Kibale after breakfast then transfer to Kasese, queen Elizabeth national park. Check into your lodge; have lunch then have a birding drive in the crater lakes area. Possible sightings may include: White shouldered cliffchat, Broad-tailed Warbler, common Buttonquail, marsh Tchagra, Curlew Sandpiper, Croaking Cisticola, Eurasian Mash Harrier, Lesser Flamingos, Common Greenshank, African Moustached Warbler, Greater Flamingos, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Stint, Southern Red Bishop, Montagu’s Harrier, Gull-billed Tern, Avocet, Pallid Harrier and the Red-capped Lark and many more
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Mweya safari lodge/Jacana Lodge (High Class)
Ihamba safari lodge/Kingfisher lodge Kichwamba (Mid range)
Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge/ Simba safari camp (Budget)

Day 4&5: birding in the Mweya peninsula, Kasenyi area, airstrip area and launch cruise along the Kazinga channel
Spend two days birding in Mweya peninsula, Kasenyi area and airstrip area. Take off an afternoon after lunch for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. Possible sightings here may be: Knob-billed Ducks, Squacco Heron, Great White and Pick-backed pelicans, White-faced whistling Ducks, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Black-headed Gonolek, Swamp Flycatcher, Yellow-backed Nightjars, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Grey-capped Warbler, African Mourning Dove, Red-chested Sunbird, Swamp Flycatcher, Swifts, Red-capped Lark, Bateleur, Temminck’s Courser, Grey Kestel, Brown Snake Eagle, pelicans, African Harrier-Hawk, swallows, Black Bee Eater, White Tailed Lark, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Martial Eagle, White-shouldered Cliff Chat, African Skimmer, Papyrus Canary, Shoebill and White-winged Warbler, Blue-napped Mousebird, Martins, Squire-tailed Nightjar, Diederik Cuckoo, Swallows, Lesser Masked Weaver, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Yellow-backed Weaver, Black-headed Gonolek, Pygmy Kingfisher, African Mourning Dove, Little Bee-eater, Nubian Woodpecker, Swamp Flycatcher, Red-chested Sunbird, Pin-tailed Whydah, Red-capped Lark, Swifts, Slender-billed Weaver, Grey-capped Warbler, Swamp Nightjar and the Scarlet-chested Sunbird and many more
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Mweya safari lodge/Jacana Lodge (High Class)
Ihamba safari lodge/Kingfisher lodge Kichwamba (Mid range)
Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge/ Simba safari camp (Budget)
Day 6: birding game drive in Kasenyi and transfer to Bwindi forest
Have breakfast then enjoy a birding game drive in the Kasenyi area before you exit the park. Possible sightings may be: Wahlberg’s Eagle, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Martial Eagle, Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, African Wattled Plover, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Rufous napped Lark, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Black-bellied Bustard, Bateleur, Senegal Plover, White-tailed Lark, Long-created Eagle, Flappet Lark, Zitting Cisticola, Temminck’s Courser, Black-crowned Tchagra, Kittlitz’s Plover, Grey backed Fiscal, Brown-backed Srub-Robin, Grey Kestrel, Croaking Cisticola, Grey-capped Warbler, Pin-tailed Whydah, Black-lored Babbler, Crowned Plover, Fork-tailed Drongo, African Crake and the Black-headed Gonolek and many more
Have lunch then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs/Engagi lodge (High Class)
Nkuringo safari lodge/Silver Back lodge (Mid range)
Buhoma community Bandas/Nkuringo gorilla camp/Nkuringo safari lodge (Budget)
Day 7&8: birding in Bwindi forest
Spend two days birding in Buhoma, Ruhija, the saddle, school trail and Mubwindi swamp. Possible sightings may be: Black Bee-eater, Bar-tailed Trogon, Rwenzori Nightjar, Fine-banded Woodpecker, Handsome Francolin, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, African Wood Owl, Doherty’s Bush Shrike, Red-throated Alethe, Montane Oriole, Kivu Ground-Thrush, Shelly’s Greenbul, Mountain Masked Apalis, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Grauer’s Warbler, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, African Green Broadbill, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Strange Weaver, Black Bee-eater, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Western Green Tinkerbird, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Mountain Yellow Warbler, Tit Hylia, Chestnut-throated Apalis, Dwarf Honey guide, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dusky Twinspot, Short tailed Warbler, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Regal Sunbird, Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Strip-breasted Tit, Red-fronted Antpecker, Collared Apalis, Brown-capped Weaver, Grauer’s Rush Warbler and the Dusky Crimsonwing, Mackinnon’s Shrike, African Black Duck, Black Bee Eater, Waller’s Starling, Narrow Tailed Starling, Mountain Masked Apalis, Equatorial Akalat, Banded Prinia, African Sooty Fly Catcher, Common Wattle Eye, Olive Green Camaroptera, White Bellied Robin Chat, Cassin’s Grey Fly Catcher, Pitta-Like Short Tailed Warbler, Fraser’s Eagle Owl, Chestnut Throated Apalis, White Chinned Prinia, Dusky Long Tailed Cuckoo, Olive Long Tailed Cuckoo, Grauer’s Warbler, Black Faced Rufuos Warbler, Bocage’s Bush Shrike, White Browed Crombec, Dusky Tit, Red Tailed Bristle Bill, Oriole Finch, Kivu Ground Thrush, Red Throated Alethe, Fine Banded Wood Pecker, Handsome Francolin, Western Bronze Napped Pigeon, Brown Backed Scrub Robin, White Tailed Ant Thrush, Short Tailed Warbler, Black Necked Weaver, Elliot’s Wood Pecker, Cameroon Sombre, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Red Fronted Ant Pecker, Grey Chested Illadopsis, Slender Billed Starling, Grey Capped Warbler, Luhder’s Bush Shrike, White Collared Olive Back, African Broad Bill and Dusky Blue Fly Catcher and many more
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Gorilla resort/Mahogany springs/Engagi lodge (High Class)
Nkuringo safari lodge/Silver Back lodge (Mid range)
Buhoma community Bandas/Nkuringo gorilla camp/Nkuringo safari lodge (Budget)
Day 9: transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Leave Bwindi after breakfast with a scenic game drive through rolling hills to Kabale the ‘Switzerland of Africa. The lake has over 200 bird species.
Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi overland camp/ Bird nest at Bunyonyi/ Arcadia cottages
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Birdnest at Bunyonyi/Arcadia cottages (High Class)
Heritage Habuharo/Bunyonyi safaris resort (Mid range)
Bunyonyi Overland camp (Budget)

Day 10: birding in Lake Bunyonyi
Spend the entire morning and evening birding on both the shores and waters of Lake Bunyonyi. Possible sightings may be: common Sandpiper, white tailed blue monard, Levillant cuckoo, yellow eyed black fly catcher, African Jacana; grey crowned cranes, cardinal woodpecker, pink backed pelican, African harrier hawk, long tailed cormorant, herons, great cormorant, African green broadbill, egrets, Rufuos breasted wryneck, long crested eagle, and many more
Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Birdnest at Bunyonyi/Arcadia cottages (High Class)
Heritage Habuharo/Bunyonyi safaris resort (Mid range)
Bunyonyi Overland camp (Budget)
Day 11: transfer to Lake Mburo national park
You will leave Kabale after breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo national park. Have lunch on arrival then dinner later on as you prepare for the next day’s activities Dinner and overnight at your choice hotel/lodge
Mihingo lodge/Mantana Tented Camp (High Class)
Arcadia cottages (Mid range)
Rwonyo Rest Camp (Budget)
Day 12: birding in Lake Mburo
Spend the entire day birding in Lake Mburo where you may possibly sight: Lilac Breasted Roller, Barefaced Go Away Bird, Spot Flanked Barbet, Crested Francolin, African Grey Hornbill, Common Scimitar Bill, Brown Parrot, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Spot Flanked Barbet, Green Wood Hoopoe, Yellow Breasted Apalis, Southern Red Bishop, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola, Northern Black Tit, Marico Sunbird, Chin Spot Batis , Greater Blue Eared Starling, Rufous Chested Swallow, White Winged Warbler, African Wattled Plover, Spur Fowl, African Wattled Plover, Flappet Larks, Bellied Bustard, Tenmink’s Courser, Yellow Throated Long Claw, Verreuax’s Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill, Papyrus Gonolek, Pennant Winged, White-Tailed And Fiery Necked Night Jars, Narina Trognon, Lesser And Greater Swamp Warbler, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, African Water Rail Shoe Bill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, African Darter, Northern Brown Throated Weaver, Hammerkop, Blue Headed Coucal, Red-Faced Barbet, Yellow Throated Leaf Love, Shikra, Black Collared Barbet, Spur Winged Plover, Red Headed Lovebird, Green Capped Eremomela, African Marsh Harrier, Lizard And Augur Buzzards, African Hawk, Long Crested Martial Eagles, African Fish Eagles, Grey Kestrel And Rupell’s Griffon to mention but a few
Mihingo lodge/Mantana Tented Camp (High Class)
Arcadia cottages (Mid range)
Rwonyo Rest Camp (Budget)
Day 13: salt lick and transfer to Kampala
After breakfast go birding in the park then have lunch. After lunch drive back to Kampala ending your safari with your arrival