3 Days Uganda Birding Safari – Mabamba Swamp & Botanical Gardens

3 Days Uganda Birding Safari Itinerary to Entebbe Gardens (UWEC), Botanical  Gardens, and Mabamba swamps

Detailed Itinerary – 3 Day Uganda Birding Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Mabamba Swamp and Botanical Gardens

After breakfast in the morning, we shall transfer to Mabamba Swamp in search of the most elusive bird called the shoebill. Among other waterbird species are Papyrus Gonolek, Greater Swamp Warbler, Striated Heron, Wayne’s Weaver, Northern-brown throated Weaver, White-winged warbler, Lesser Jacana, Little Bittern, Gargney, Yellow-billed ducks among others.

Mabamba Swamp

Mabamba Swamp

We shall return to Entebbe for lunch. In the afternoon we shall go birding in the Botanical gardens in search for more species like Ross’s Turacco, Lizard Buzzard, African-pygmy Kingfisher, Yellow-whiskered Greenbul, Snowy-crowned robin-chat. Later return back to the hotel.

Overnight at: Airport guest house, Papyrus guest house, K hotel, Pineapple bay guesthouse 

Meal Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Birding Mpanga Forest then transfer to Mabira Forest

Early morning breakfast then transfer to Mpanga forest in search for more forest species like; Dusky-long tailed cuckoo, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black-billed Turracco, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, White-spotted Flufftail, Chattering Yellowbill. Later transfer to Mabira forest for more forest species at Griffin falls in search of species like; White-breasted Nigrita, Fire-crested Alethe, Magpie manikin, Red-headed Bluebill.

Overnight at: Rainforest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Birding Mabira Forest and transfer back to Kampala

After an early breakfast, we then drive shortly to Mabira forest in search for true forest species like the Crowned Eagle, Green-backed Twinspot, Nahan’s Patridge, Crested Guineafowl, Red-headed Malimbe, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, African Goshawk, and Vanga Flycatcher, Fraser’s rufous thrush, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Green crombec, Forest flycatcher and Red-tailed Bristlebill. After return back to Kampala.

End of 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari