4 Days Lake Bunyonyi birding and Scenery

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Highlights on Lake Bunyonyi Birding Tour

This 2 day Birding at Lake Bunyonyi is a wonderful experience you need to be part.

Bunyonyi  is a local name meaning “the place of little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi takes its name from the abundant birdlife that call it home. Also is known as the ” Switzerland ” of Africa by the local where by over 200 species are found here.  As you explore the historic lake dotted with little Islands and enjoy the breath-taking scenery.

 

Key Bird Species

Present around the lake are numerous water birds, woodland, forest dwellers and various migratory species. Key species include  Pied kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Cinnamon-chested Bee eater, Bronzy sun bird, Pied wagtail, Grey shrike, Grey crowned crested crane, Hadada ibis, Swamp fly catcher, Black heron, Great cormorant, Fan-tailed widow bird, Streaky seed eater, Speckled mouse bird, Pin tailed whyder, Bronze manikin, Black-headed weaver and Golden-backed weaver.

 

What to You may need to carry for birding

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Garden gloves (for gorilla trekking)
  • Sun hut
  • Rain jacket
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Day pack to carry lunch and water
  • Long trouser and long sleeved tops

 

Other Optional Adventurous activities 

  • Boat rides
  • spot fishing
  • Wild nature walks in the forests
  • Cultural experience among the locals
  • Camping safaris
  • Bamboo guided walks

 

For the best experience to our customers, below services are guaranteed:

  • Birding Permit
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

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Day 1: Departure from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi,Kisoro 

Our driver(s) will pick you up for your 3 days birding safari trip at 7.00am, from your hotel/ residence and we shall have a brief stop-over at the Uganda – Equator for some photo taking for your memory adventure moments, have simple drinks with snacks and then back to our way highway route through Masaka to Mbarara town for our lunch and resting at some of hug-outs either  Agip motel or Igongo.

From Mbarara we drive to southwest to Kabale town and 8 km marrum road from Kabale town to Lake Bunyonyi which is tangled between te hills of Kabale. We mostly reach late in the evening, check into your safari lodge to rest preparing for next day long awaited tour.

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Day 2: Day for Birding in the forests

The day kicks off at 6:30 am with a cup of coffee, tea or milk for early morning walk around the lake shores and swamps which are habitant to huge flocks of White Stork and the Saddle-Billed Stork, mostly in the season of migration.

Get ready to sight, Pied kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Cinnamon-chested Bee eater, Bronzy sun bird, Pied wagtail, Grey shrike, Grey crowned crested crane, Hadada ibis, Swamp fly catcher, Black heron, Great cormorant, Fan-tailed widow bird, Streaky seed eater, Speckled mouse bird, Pin tailed whyder, Bronze manikin, Black-headed weaver and Golden-backed weaver.

At the end of this birding safari, return to the lodge, have a crayfish dinner as you overlook the lake or sit along the shores of the lake. This lake has got no crocodiles nor hippos and has no Bilharzia, that why it’s a deep lake and has a quick drop off from the shores and for those carrying out canoeing for a day, we recommend a life vest to be a safer side.

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Day 3: Day for Canoe Birding on Lake Bunyonyi

A canoe ride while birding is a memorable journey on a scenic lake Bunyonyi.
From morning, of this day you spend a day relaxing at the place of the little birds splashing a dugout canoe in the same way as it has been done for many years here and along other lakes like Lake Mutanda in Uganda. The Dugout Canoe tour is also a safari back in time experience in those dip the waters, this can take a day that you will not forget for a long time in life.

The guided Dugout canoe birding safari tours of Lake Bunyonyi can also be organised as a full day tour or you can also choose to have half day on the lake in a scooped tree dugout canoe, most likely something that you can’t adventure in your country but you can do so at Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda.

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Day 4: Day for road trip as we travel back

 

 

 

 

 

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