3 days Savannah Birding safari in Uganda – Lake Mburo
The three Days Savannah birding safari in Lake Mburo allows you to adventure in the savannah landscapes surrounding Lake Mburo National National Park (N.P) whose variety of birds can satisfy the most interested birder. Lake Mburo is associated with conducive climatic conditions which favor tourist activities extensive area of wetland and harbors Expect to see a range of birds species such as the African wattled lapwing, Red faced Barbet, Bare-faced go-away-bird, Black-bellied bustard, Greater painted-snipe,Saddle-billed stork and many others.
The Birds To Expect
With 350 bird species in the Lake Mburo, including the famously rare Red faced Barbet, Brown-chested lapwing, Grey Crowned Crane, Black bellied Bustard, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Red-headed Lovebird, Brown Parrot, Ross’s Turaco, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Green Wood-hoopoe, White-headed Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Long-tailed Cisticola, Common Scimitarbill, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, White-winged Tit, Finfoot and Yellow-breasted Apalis among other species.
The Best Birding Spots
The best birding spots in Lake Mburo National Park include the swampy valleys of Warukiri and Miriti, and the roadsides between Rwonyo camp and the jetty. There are also ideally-situated viewing platforms at the salt lick, in Miriti Valley, and in Rubanga Forest.
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
The journey starts early in the morning just after breakfast to the south west of Uganda, about 240km roughly 4 hours’ drive from Kampala. You have chances of spotting birds en route including the Wolly-Necked Stork, Ruffaous Bellied Heron and Lilac Breasted Roller among other species.
The stop at the equator allows you an equator experience such as the water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the south and northern hemispheres and impressive photo shooting. Continue on the drive to Lake Mburo National Park arriving early for lunch.
In the evening, you will embark on the birding encounter within Rwonyo environs before retiring for overnight.