Green breasted Pitta tour is fixed running from last week of July to first weeks of August. When the Green breasted Pittas are displaying and Nest building therefore birders have a higher chance of finding them.
GO 1: Bird watching experience
Birders fly into Entebbe early morning where they are received by company guides, Greet and transfer to the hotel for check in and refreshments and later an introductory birding in the botanical gardens and along the shores of Lake Victoria.O/N: Imperial resort/African Root Guest house B/B
GO 2: Mabamba bay and transfer to Kibale forest
Early breakfast and with a parked lunch drive to Mabamba Swamp Wetland, located on the fringes of Lake Victoria and nearest site for the Shoebill, take up a paddled canoe to bird around the swamp in search for the elegant shoebill stork and other species like Lesser Jacana, Blue Swallow, Black-Shouldered kite, Blue Breasted Bee-Eater, Papyrus Gonolek, White Winged warbler, Carruther’s Cisticola ,Papyrus Gonolek, Spotting Swamp Flycatcher, ducks, plovers, gulls, egrets, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers. Paddle out the swamp and have your picnic lunch and there after drive west to Kibale forest. O/N: Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee guest house F/B
GO3: Forest Birding Kibale forest –Green breasted Pitta
We have two full days birding Kibale forest which is the hot spot for the Green Breasted pitta and a home to 325 plus bird species. We will make an early start to Kanyachu tourist center where you meet your site bird guide who will lead you to nesting areas in the forest where you search for the Pitta . O/N: Primate Lodge/ Chimpanzee guest house F/B
GO4: Green breasted Pitta – Kibale Forest Park.
Depart early for the Forest for a second chance to look for the Green breasted pitta and if time and energy permits visit Bigodi sanctuary in the afternoon. O/N: Primate Lodge /Chimpanzee guest house F/B
GO5: Forest birding, Chimpanzee tracking
After two days of forest birding, you will have chance to see other diversities of the rain forest. Today morning you will track the chimpanzees which are the most tourist attraction the forest is a home 13 primate species with the highest concentration of Red colubus monkeys in Africa. Return for lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabath Park reaching in time for an evening boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will see varieties of birds and wildlife. O/N: Mweya Lodge/ Buffalo safari lodge F/B
GO: 6 Queen Elizabeth –Ishasha sector
Birding watching tour, after breakfast with your picnic lunch leave hotel and proceed to Ishasha sector birding en route this sector is famous for a number of raptors, beautiful topis & tree climbing lion. O/N: Jungle lodge/ Savanna Resort F/B
GO 7: Bird to Bwindi Impenetrable Park
Today we drive to Bwindi- Ruhija area birding, the Neck en route looking for Black bee-eaters, wood peckers Greenbuls, Cassin’ grey flycatcher arriving Ruhija in the afternoon to bird the surroundings. O/N : Ruhija Gorilla/ Bakiga Lodge/Broadbill forest camp F/B
GO8: Africa Green broadbill
Birding Albertine Rift Valleys, At least one day will be spent exploring the highland forest at Ruhija,some 800 m higher than Buhoma, on a clear day one can see all the way to the Virungas. It has a dramatically different nature and avifauna; it is also the site with most of the Albertine endemics. The star attractions here are Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori Hill Babbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Dusky Crimsonwing, Archer’s Robin-chat, Regal Sunbird, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dwarf Honeyguide and many others. The trail to Mubwindi Swamp promises to reveal some of the most difficult of all rift-endemics including the mythical African Green Broadbill. Mubwindi Swamp holds Graur’s Rush Warbler and Carruther’s Cisticola. Please note this trail is strenuous and requires one to be fit but taken slowly its quite manageable.
O/N : Ruhija Gorilla/ Bakiga Lodge/Trekkers Traven F/B
GO 9: Birding Ruhija –Africa Green broadbill
Today we take another trail to search for more Albertine endemics, with a picnic lunch take a trail to Mubwindi swamp that promises some of the most difficult of all rift endemics:- Grauer’s Rush warbler,African broadbill & Caruther’s cisticola. The day will be spent exploring the highland forests of Ruhija some 2300M above sea level. Star attractions are: - Handsome francolin,,African Hill babbler,Banded prinia,Shelley’s crimsonwing,Collared Apalis,Regal sun bird and many more. O/N : Ruhija Gorilla/ Bakiga Lodge/Trekkers Traven F/B
GO:10 Gorilla Trekking Optional
Gorilla trekking is optional otherwise bird the bamboo zone on your way out to Lake Mburo Park. O/N: Mihingo Lodge/Mburo safari lodge F/B
GO:11 Nature walk &Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo
This morning we start with birding around Lake Mburo swamps and camp surroundings looking for papyrus gonelek, Rofous bellied heron, Long tailed cisticola ,Red faced barbet, Yellow breasted apalis. Later take up a boat cruise to search for African fin foot, White backed heron and other birds. Transfer to Kampala. O/N:Cassia hotel /Nexus Resort B/B
GO:12 End of safari
Transfer to Entebbe airport for your home flight.