OVERVIEW
This trip is one of the most interesting Package for our kin birding clients as most of the locations are Ecological Hot-spots and relatively within the wealthy Albertine Rift Valley which is not only Uganda but Africa’s Richest Zone for most endemic and globally threatened species of birds and other animals like the Mountain Gorillas. Not only this but a host to more than 7,500 species of endemic plants and animals and approximately 35% of all Biodiversity in Africa. The tour takes us to Mgahinga, Bwindi and most especially Ruhizha the No.1 birding site in Africa, Rwenzori and finally Semliki. These are so far the best birding spots in Uganda and have different ecosystems that can offer.

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Itinerary In Summary 
Day 1: Arrival and a night in Kampala or Entebbe
Day 2: Transfer to Kisoro 
Day 3: Birding Mgahinga National Park
Day 4: Birding to Ruhizha
Day 5: Birding to Mubwindi Swamp
Day 6: Birding to Buhoma via the Neck
Day 7: Birding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 8: Birding to Kasese
Day 9: Birding the Rwenzori then transfer to Fort Portal
Day 10: Birding to Semliki
Day 11: Whole day birding Kirumia Trail
Day 12: Birding to Entebbe

Detailed itinerary     
Day 1: Arrival
For our Albertine rift birding safari where we spend a night in either  Kampala or Entebbe.
Accommodation Category:
(Entebbe Protea Hotel - Luxury option)
(2 Friends Beach Hotel - Midrange option)
(Central Inn Hotel - Budget option)
Day 2 Transfer to Kisoro we bird.
Go birding in Echuya forest at a later point in the day towards Kisoro.
Accommodation Category:
(Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
(Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
(Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)
Day 3: Birding Mgahinga National Park
We start early after breakfast and with lunch, drive to Ntebeko Camp from where we shall start our birding as we trek to one of the most scenic areas in Uganda. We take the gorge trail that loops half way up Mt. Sabinyo, through a variety of montane habitats habouring the Dusky Turtle Dove, Rwenzori Turaco, Cape Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, White-eyed Slaty and White Tailed Blue Flycatcher, Olive Wood-pecker, White-starred Robin, Mountain Yellow Warbler, White-napped Raven, Lagden’s Bush-Shrike, Yellow-crowned Canary, Streaky and Thick Billed Seedeater on our birding today we shall have a bigger focus on the shy Shelly’s Crimson-wing among other birds.
Accommodation Category:
(Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
(Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
(Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)
Day 4: Birding to Ruhizha.  
After breakfast, we start our birding in the Rift Valley Area. We will have a stopover in a nearby Swamp towards Echuya forest mostly to look out for the Little Rush Warbler plus the Grauer’s Rush Warbler one of the rare Bradypterus Warblers within the Albertine rift zones also, continue birding to Ruhizha with numerous stopovers expecting birds like the Augur and Mountain Buzzard, Yellow Bellied Waxbill, Dusky Crimsonwing, Dusky Twinspot, Common Stonechat among others birds. Towards the camp headquarters we look out for the Handsome Francolin, Olive Pigeon, Western Green Tinkerbird, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Chestnut Throated Apalis, White-browed Crombec, Stripe-breasted and Dusky Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Doherty’s Bush-shrike, Black-headed Waxbill and much more.
Accommodation Category:
(Mount Gahinga Lodge- Luxury option)
(Traveler's Rest Hotel - Midrange option)
(Kisoro Tourist Hotel - Budget option)
Day 5: Birding to Mubwindi Swamp.  
Today our birding will start early and our main focus will be the beautiful leafy looking broadbill, Black-billed Turaco, Olive, Elliot’s and Fine-banded Woodpecker, African Hill Babbler, Mountain Illadopsis, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Mountain Greenbul, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Red-faced Woodland and Mountain Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-throated Collard and Black Throated Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, African Green-Broadbill, Mountain, Shelley’s and Yellow-streaked Greenbul, Rwenzori Batis, Regal Sunbird among other birds.
Accommodation Category:
(Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
(Buhoma Haven Lodge - Midrange option)
(Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)
Day 6: Birding to Buhoma via the Neck.
After breakfast, start the drive to Buhoma in the southern part of Bwindi birding en-route. On our drive and the stopovers we make, expect to see the Black Bee-eater, calling out the Red-throated Wryneck and finding it would be a great addition, Mountain Wagtail and the Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher, White-starred Robin, Olive Thrush, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, MacKinnon’s Fiscal, Collared, Mountain Masked Chestnut-throated, and Grey Apalis, Stripe-breasted Tit, Sharpe’s Starling, the elusive Regal and Purple-breasted Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Twinspot etc.
Accommodation Category:
(Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
(Buhoma Haven Lodge - Midrange option)
(Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)
Day 7: Birding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today we explore the Bwindi Buhoma area looking out for birds like the Pink-footed Puffbuck, Yellow Billed Barbet, Bocage’s Bush-Shrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black Bee-Eater, Cassin’s and Scaly throated Honey Guide, White-headed Wood-hoopoe, Western Green Tinkerbird, Short Tailed Warbler, African Broadbill, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Red-throated Alethe, Mountain Illadopsis, Red Faced Woodland Warbler, Equatorial Akalat, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black Faced Rufous Warbler, Mountain Masked Apalis, Dusky Tit, Many Coloured and Luhder’s Bush-shrike, Black Billed Turaco, Petit’s Cuckooshrike, Blue Throated Brown, Blue-headed, Northern Double Collard and Green Sunbird, Black-billed Weaver,   Red-fronted Antpecker, Magpie Mannikin. 
Accommodation Category:
(Silverback Lodge - Luxury option)
(Buhoma Haven Lodge - Midrange option)
(Buhoma Rest Camp - Budget option)
Day 8: Birding to Kasese 
After breakfast, with packed lunch, leave for Rwenzori National Park. While there we look out for special birds like the purple breasted sunbird, Abyssinian, Red faced, Shelly’s and Dusky Crimson-wing, Red-bellied seed cracker, Woodhouse Antipecker, Stripe-breasted Tit, Forest Flycatcher, Grey Apalis, Ayres and Cassin’s Hawk-eagle and many others.
Accommodation Category: 
(Mweya Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
(Rwenzori Basecamp Guesthouse - Midrange/budget option)
(Rwenzori International Hotel- Midrange/Budget option).
Day 9 Birding the Rwenzori then transfer to Fort Portal.
We have another day of birding in the morning before we transfer to Fort Portal where a number of rare and highly localized birds may be found. African Long-eared Owl, sometimes considered nonspecific with the Holarctic Long-eared Owl. This is one of only two sites in East Africa [the other being Mt. Kenya] where this bird has been recorded. Similarly the Greater Double-collared Sunbird [sometimes considered a separate species, Stuhlmann’s Double-collared Sunbird] is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains and is reportedly fairly common in areas of bamboo and heath. Rwenzori Turaco another common and easily seen here than elsewhere. There are recent sight records of the rare Grauer’s Cuckoo-shrike we keep fingers crossed for these amazing species. Dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation Category: 
(Mountain Of The Moon - Luxury option)
(Mountain Of The Moon - Midrange option)
(Rwenzori Travelers Inn - Budget option).
Day 10: Birding to Semliki.
After an early breakfast, bird to Semuliki National Park getting there in time to bird the trails around the hot springs.  This gives us a great introduction to the Semliki birds like the Hornbills, Chestnut Breasted Negro Finch, Black Bellied Seed Cracker and others then transfer to Bundibugyo. Overnight.
Accommodation Category: 
(Semliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
(Ntoroko Game Lodge - Midrange option)
(Kirima Guesthouse - Budget option).
Day 11: Whole day birding Kirumia Trail.
After breakfast, proceed for a whole day birding on the Kirumia trail. Depending on the weather condition today we have some of the best birding within the East African region as many species are of West African Origin. Look out for birds like Black-casqued wattled, White thighed, Piping, Red-billed dwarf, White crested and Black dwarf Hornbill, Rufaous Sided Broadbill, Blue Billed and Crested Malimbe, Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher, Leaf Love, Swamp palm Bulbul, rarely seen are the Capuchin Babbler and African Piculet small bird of its own related to the woodpeckers and the Lyre Tailed Honey Guides among other birds. Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Category: 
(Semliki Safari Lodge - Luxury option)
(Ntoroko Game Lodge - Midrange option)
(Kirumia Guesthouse- Budget option).
Day 12: Birding to Entebbe.
After breakfast, bird your way to Entebbe. End of our Albertine Rift Birding safari.
TOUR AND SAFARI TRANSPORT
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
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