Murchison Falls, Lake Victoria, Shoebill, the Impenetrable Forest, Mountain Gorillas--Uganda is home to each of these legendary names, and our tour rediscovers the spectacular avifauna and wildlife this country has to offer. We'll visit a fascinating assortment of Uganda's accessible wild habitats and include a good amount of time birding the famed Ugandan rainforests. We will visit the Budongo, Kibale, Mabira, and Bwindi-Impenetrable forests, ranging from mid-altitude central-African rainforest to the hard-to-reach Afro-montane, while slowly searching out many of the shy forest inhabitants, including such Albertine Rift endemics as the legendary Grauer's Green Broadbill, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black-Flycatcher, Archer's and White-bellied robin-chats, and Grauer's and Neumann's (a super skulker) warblers.
Our visit to Uganda will, however, have more than forests. We will have two full days at wonderful Murchison Falls National Park and a full day at Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving us a slice of classic East Africa as we search for the enormous Shoebill that shares the Victoria Nile with African Skimmers, Rock Pratincoles, and crocodiles. In the grasslands we'll look for such diverse species as Heuglin's Francolin, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, and Piapiac, and at lakes and marshes perhaps Senegal Thick-knee, White-winged Rush-Warbler, and the simply stunning Papyrus Gonolek.
In addition, we'll join local guides for a Chimpanzee trek, and those who wish will have the opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters anywhere--a sometimes (but not always) strenuous trek to see the magnificent Mountain Gorillas.
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Other Tours in UGANDAESSENTIAL SHORT UGANDA: Shoebill, Gorillas, Chimps & Albertine Rift Birding
ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2020 sample (PDF)
- 2022 (PDF expected Aug 2021)
DEPARTURES • We have 1 departures currently scheduled through 2022, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
May 7-28, 2022
Tour Manager: TBA
Tour Limit: 8
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD
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Enjoy looking through the 4 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!