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Uganda July 2 weeks (1 Viewer)

Hi There

Anyone in for Uganda when Green breasted Pitta should be displaying? I would like to concentrate on the specialities.
The Pitta of course Shoebill, Ruwenzori species.
Thinking about: Mabamba Swamp; Kibale and Mgahinga NP and maybe Mbubwindi Swamp Trail at Ruhiza, Bwindi N.P. for Grauers Broadbill
I was there a long time ago in 1996 birded the country by public transport. Now like to do a trip with driver and guide.
Would be good to share the costs.
I did about 12 African countries before so have seen a fair bit of the birds there.
Here are some of my reports:

Regards

Michiel de Boer
 
Hi There

Anyone in for Uganda when Green breasted Pitta should be displaying? I would like to concentrate on the specialities.
The Pitta of course Shoebill, Ruwenzori species.
Thinking about: Mabamba Swamp; Kibale and Mgahinga NP and maybe Mbubwindi Swamp Trail at Ruhiza, Bwindi N.P. for Grauers Broadbill
I was there a long time ago in 1996 birded the country by public transport. Now like to do a trip with driver and guide.
Would be good to share the costs.
I did about 12 African countries before so have seen a fair bit of the birds there.
Here are some of my reports:

Regards

Michiel de Boer
Hi Michiel

I had been considering Uganda for this July - so would be very keen on this, and details as it develops.

Kind regards
Stephen
 
Hi Stephen

I have just now sent a request for this trip. Depending on the vehicle (pick-up truck? this is the dry season)
I'd say we need at least one more participant.
If you know anyone please ask them. This could be a very exciting trip. Uganda is one of my favourite countries.
I spend about 4 years of my life in various countries in Africa.
It is a small country it is not as spoiled as Kenya and nearly holds a 1000 species and lots of spectacular ones!

Kind Regards

Michiel
 
Deal is this:
Very good reliable and safe driver, excellent local guides.
Day1.
Mabamba Swamp in the morning afternoon we head to Lake Mburo NP. Overnight at the Eagles Nest Safari Camp.

Day2
Birding in Lake Mburo National Park in the morning boat cruise in the afternoon.Overnight at the Eagle's Nest.

Day3
To Mgahinga NP

Day 4 Morning at Mgahinga and head to Bwindi Ruhija Section. Overnight at Broadbill Lodge.

Day5
Birding in Ruhija. Overnight at Broadbill.

Day6
Early morning Ruhija (if we missed Broadbill) then we head to Bwindi Buhoma section. Late afternoon Buhoma Overnight at the Community accommodation.

Day7
Birding in Buhoma. Overnight at the Community.

Day8
Early morning Buhoma Head to Kibale National Park. Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day9
Birding in Kibale forest. Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day10
Birding in Kibale forest early morning afternoon Bigodi Swamp Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day11
Very early morning at Kibale (onyl if we missed the Pitta so far) drive to Semuliki Game Reserve. Overnight in UWA Bandas.

Day12
Full day Semuliki

Day13
We drive to Kampala. Along the way we do some birding. Overnight at Airport Link Guest house.

Day14
Return back home.

Price is 3200$ for two but 3000$ pp. when we find 4.
 
It will give us the best chance for Shoebill, Green Breasted Pitta, Grauers Broadbill and Rwenzori Turaco and a good lot of other very good species.
 

Steve Babbs

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Sorry to butt into this thread but can you recommend a local guide for the pitta? I'm not normally one for guides but I might make an exception for this.
 

Welsh Peregrine

Well-known member
When I saw it brilliantly our main guide was aided by a superb local guide, but I’m afraid I cannot remember his name (if indeed I knew it). Worth contacting the site as a starting point; sorry not to be of more use Steve.
 
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Hi There

Anyone in for Uganda when Green breasted Pitta should be displaying? I would like to concentrate on the specialities.
The Pitta of course Shoebill, Ruwenzori species.
Thinking about: Mabamba Swamp; Kibale and Mgahinga NP and maybe Mbubwindi Swamp Trail at Ruhiza, Bwindi N.P. for Grauers Broadbill
I was there a long time ago in 1996 birded the country by public transport. Now like to do a trip with driver and guide.
Would be good to share the costs.
I did about 12 African countries before so have seen a fair bit of the birds there.
Here are some of my reports:

Regards

Michiel de Boer
Hi
Were you helped about this? Did you find a guide to help you?

I am sorry came in late but I can help you plan this trip, I can guide you for this trip.

Let me know if you are stilling looking for a guidedriver

Davis
 

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