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You can choose from the six Packages according to your interest. SKYWAY TOUR PACKAGES include:

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Three Days Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo forest and Kibale Forest National Park

Primates are playful! Tracking these human-like animals will guarantee you a friendly welcome in the jungles of
Budongo and Kibale Forests; with a concentration of primates you will hardly find anywhere else in the East African region.
Itinerary
On arrival at Enebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will take you in a private vehicle to Skyway Hotel . As soon you reach the hotel, you will check in to your rooms and rest as you prepare for your trip the following day
After breakfast, we will embark on the journey to Budongo Forest Reserve – about 380km away which will take 4 hours driving through beautiful savannah landscapes of central Uganda before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to check out the southern white Rhinos.
Thereafter you will connect to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary headquarters and team up with a ranger guide and embark on the search for the Rhinos in the sanctuary. You will explore the sanctuary through the impressive savannah landscapes before you come across the gigantic species that form part of the ‘Big Five’ family. After enjoying moments with the Rhinos, you’ll retreat and settle for lunch.
You will then proceed on the drive through Masindi town and connect to Budongo Forest in the afternoon for forest relaxation, dinner and overnight. An optional evening forest walk can be arranged at the lodge
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid – range: Budongo Eco Lodge/Red Chili/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Pakuba safari lodge/ GeoLodges Nile Safari Lodge/ Masindi Hotel
Budget / Basic: Primates Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge /Boomu Women´s Group Bandas/ Rest Chilli Rest Camp/ GeoLodgesShoebill Camp Site
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest

Chimpaze Trekk at Budongo forest
Early morning after breakfast, our guide will give you a briefing before a hike to the forest in search of common Chimpanzees and many more primates. The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo Forest is very magical going beyond Chimpanzees as it offers sights of luxuriant flora including tall trees with huge buttresses, a myriad of birds and their enchanting sounds along with fauna.
The one hour with the chimps will enable you to explore them as they forage, socialize, copulate and make pant hooting calls and patrols.
The chimpanzee trek normally lasts for 2 – 4 hours after which you’ll proceed for your lunch and a rest as you prepare for another spectacular journey to Kibale Forest National Park, which is about 148Km away (approx. 4 hrs).
Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
If you’re a primatologist, then you are in the right place! Early on the morning of the third day you will go in search of Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.
Kibale Forest National Park is particularly alluring to nature lovers as it is known for the excellent chimp tracking and birding experience it provides, having probably the highest concentration of primates in East Africa of about 13 different primate species including chimpanzees, Vervet, red-tailed L’Hoest and blue monkeys.
After chimp tracking in the morning you won’t have to miss the afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu River camp, the most popular walk in the park, before heading back to Kampala, your area of residence or Skyway Hotel in Entebbe, after this memorable 3-day trek.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Safari Lodge
Mid – range: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimp’s Nest/ Mantana Tented Camp/ Safari Hotel Bigodi/ Crater Valley Kibale (CVK) Lakeside Resort
Budget / Basic: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/ Kanyanchu River Camp
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THREE DAYS GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi
Just like CNN states, tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park leaves an everlasting impression of arguably the best wildlife safari in the world.
The misty jungles and thick forest provide a suitable environment for Silver back Mountain gorillas to dwell, while giving trekkers a lifetime encounter with the closest human-like animal.
Located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the East African Rift Valley, the hill sides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that dates back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species.
This impenetrable forest protects a population of over 320 mountain gorillas that is, approximately more than 50% of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. The word “Bwindi” means “Darkness”, and taking a hike through this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so. You’ll as well be in position to tell why the forest is regarded impenetrable.
Itinerary
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will take you in a private vehicle to Skyway Hotel. As soon you reach the hotel, you will check in to your rooms and rest as you prepare for your trip the following day.
In the morning, after breakfast, a guide will brief you about the trip. You will then be driven southwestwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , with stopovers at the Equator and at Mbarara town for lunch. You will then continue with the scenic drive to Kabale town through the beautiful Highland sceneries that made Kigezi region to be known as the “Switzerland of Africa”.
You’ll then proceed toBwindi Impenetrable National Park for a check-in into the park and your accommodation.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Silverback Lodge
Mid range / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bwindi Lodge/ Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge/ Engagi lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Resort
Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
/ Broad bill Forest Camp/Wild Camping / Bwindi Guest House / Mahogany springs camp
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking/trekking
In the morning, you will assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts when you encounter mountain gorillas. You will then proceed for the memorable adventure hiking through the mountainous thick forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. You will meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters thereafter to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation.
In the evening, many travelers opt to go for a community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture. As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle, the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the Forest.” The history of these small-statured people is long and rich. The Batwa survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruits in the rain forest. Some anthropologists estimate that pygmy tribes such as the Batwa have existed in the equatorial forests of Africa for 60,000 years or more. Later you will enjoy dinner at your lodge or hotel.
Day 3: Travel to
Kampala or Skyway Hotel – Entebbe via Kabale / Lake Bunyonyi
Kampala Capital City
In the morning after your breakfast, you will set off your journey back to Kampala and/or to Entebbe or your area of residence, passing through different towns where you might stop for hot barbeque, fruits and well-curved souvenirs. You may have a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch in Mbarara town or on the Ugandan Equator.
Charges (based on a group per person):
Contact us through
Mr.David Mugyenyi Tel.+256-755214524 /+256-772574528
Mr.Herbert Waja Tel.+256-774598631 /+256-700984458

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Five days Amazing Boat cruise along Murchison Falls and Kazinga Channel

Along the Nile, the longest river in the world, you’ll get a memorable boat cruise to the top of the famous gushing Murchison Falls. The therapeutic sound of the waters crashing on the rocks below and the soft, cool mist that often ascends from the falls provide countless visitors with hours of relaxation.
Itinerary
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will take you in a private vehicle to Skyway Hotel. As soon you reach the hotel, you will check in to your rooms and rest as you prepare for your trip the following day.
Day 1: Journey to Murchison Falls National Park
Early in the morning our guide will pick you from Skyway hotel and transfer you to Murchison falls National Park. En route, you will visit Zziwa Rhino sanctuary where the black and white rhinos are kept in a natural environment.
From the rhino sanctuary, you will continue to Murchison falls national park, through the Budongo Forest, famous for harboring many primates, where you can opt to trek them before checking in at Murchison Falls National Park. You will have options of either getting lunch at a stop over before reaching the park or after checking in to your lodge. Then you will prepare for an amazing experience the following day.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge
Mid – range: Budongo Eco Lodge/Red Chili/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Pakuba safari lodge/ GeoLodges Nile Safari Lodge/ Masindi Hotel
Budget / Basic: Primates Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge / Boomu Women´s Group Bandas/ Rest Chilli Rest Camp/ GeoLodgesShoebill Camp Site
Day 2: Boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
After breakfast on the second day, you will be taken for an early morning game drive towards the northern river bank in search for Cape Buffaloes, elephant, Bohor reedbucks, lions, giraffes, waterbucks and bushbucks, and if you are lucky also leopards. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch before taking on an afternoon boat cruise to the most powerful falls on the River Nile.
Aboard the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, you’ll experience the highlight of a fascinating tour to this area of Murchison Falls National Park. You’ll meet probably in excess of 4,000 hippos along this stretch of the river and numerous Nile crocodiles as well as a vast number of bird species swerving and swirling in the air. You won’t miss the brightly colored King Fishers and bee-eaters dwelling along the riverbanks.
The boat cruise will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will gather further impressions of the falls and the Nile at large, and where you can opt to take a trek to the top of the falls, to view the world’s longest river, the R. Nile, plunging into a gorge creating spectacular gushing water falls with a breathtaking mist.
You will then return to your lodge and there you will get a spectacular view of the setting down of the tropical sun, and prepare to travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) the following morning.
Day 3: Depart for QENP.
Early in the morning of the third day we shall travel southwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is about 6 hours (400 km) via Hoima – Kyenjojo – Fort Portal – Kasese Road. Along the way, you won’t miss a sneak peek of the mist atop the ranges of Rwenzori Mountains, great views of craters, the remains of Kilembe Mines and the banks of Kibale Forest.
QENP is a park with diverse ecosystems, home to tree-climbing lions and leopards, and one of Uganda’s oldest and most exciting parks. It was officially demarcated, along with Murchison Falls National Park, in 1952. The park lies on the floor of Africa’s Western Rift Valley, in the beauty of thick trees, mountains and craters and contains over 95 species of mammals – more than any other park in Uganda.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Kyambura Gorge lodge/ Savannah Resort Hotel
Midrange / Standard: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/ Katara Lodge/Engazi Game Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge
Budget / Basic: Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp/ Ishasha Jungle Lodge/ Mweya Hostel
Day 4: Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

Boat Cruise At Kazinga Channel
After your early morning breakfast on the fourth day, brace yourself for the more than 2 hours breathtaking boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
The Kazinga Channel is a wide, 32-kilometre (19 mile) long natural channel connecting the two Lakes, Lake George and Lake Edward. This channel is among the most important features in Queen Elizabeth Natiol Park giving a wonderful view of the most important wildlife within the park.
Along the natural channel connecting the two Lakes, be ready to watch the largest population of hippos in the whole world as well as plentiful Nile crocodiles, over 380 bird species whistling and winging along all making up the beauty of the Pearl of Africa.
The shores of Kazinga Channel draw a large number of wild animals, a myriad of bird species, in addition to reptiles throughout the year, with a large concentration of hippos. These big animals can be seen throughout the duration of the boat cruise and particularly close to the entrance of the spectacular Lake Edward.
The Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and among the finest and most liked launch – trips in the country.
After the morning cruise, most visitors opt to take an afternoon game drive and wildlife adventure especially to the Ishasha sector of QENP where there are tree climbing lions and leopards, before getting to their lodges to rest and prepare for their journey back the next day. A return journey to Skyway Hotel that takes you through thick Maramagambo Forest, through Mbarara town, Igongo Culutral Centre and the Equator, all convenient for picking up your favorite souvenirs and crafts, will be part of an unforgettable African safari.
Charges (based on a group per person):
Contact us through
Mr.Herbert      Waja Tel.+256-774598631 /+256-700984458
Mr.David Mugyenyi Tel.+256-755214524 /+256-772574528

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4.

Five Days Chimpanzee and gorilla tracking

If you are a primatologist, then you are in the right place! And if you are willing to experience the gestures exchanged between humans and our closest relatives, then you don’t have to miss this trip. This is the right trip for you as you are guaranteed to encounter countless primates including chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, different species of monkeys and baboons among others, all in the famous Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks.

Chimpanze
Itinerary
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will drive you to Skyway Hotel. As soon you reach the hotel, you will check in to your rooms and rest as you prepare for your trip the following day. You might want to spend part of the day exploring Entebbe Town, one of the oldest towns in Uganda.
Day 1: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimps
After breakfast you will have a briefing before your safari taking you westwards towards Fort Portal and to Kibale Forest National Park. The journey will take about 6 hours from Skyway Hotel in Entebbe.
Travelling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you will pass through traditional Ugandan villages where you’ll see people tending to their agricultural crops of millet, sorghum, beans, and maize and large tea plantations. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. As you approach Fort Portal green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, with seemingly an unusual contrast to the country side through which you’ll pass.
You will first arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue towards Kibale Forest, which is one of the great African rainforest research reserves. This forest is famed for a great variety of primates and a high concentration of bird species.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge/ Primate Safari Lodge
Mid – range: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimp’s Nest/ Mantana Tented Camp/ Safari Hotel Bigodi/ Crater Valley Kibale (CVK) Lakeside Resort
Budget / Basic: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/ Kanyanchu River Camp
Day 2: Tracking over 12 different primates in Kibale Forest NP and Bigodi Swamp Tour
From your lodge after breakfast, you’ll connect to Kanyanchu Tourism Centre for briefing and eventual chimpanzee trekking starting in the morning. Kibale National Park supports over 13 Species of Primates and among others they include the common chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, the red tailed and blue tailed monkey as well as L’Hoest’s monkey which may be encountered during your chimp trek.
The chimpanzee trekking experience takes 2 – 5 hours involving hikes through challenging forest landscapes covered by matured trees and verdant flora with 371 tree species including the Warbughia, Ugandensis and Parinari exelsa. The forest is also known for a myriad of bird species counting to over 370 species, such as Green-breasted Pitta, Crowned Eagle, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Red-chested Owlet, Little Greenbul, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot and Blue-breasted Kingfisher among other species.
You’ll have over one hour with the chimpanzees when you are able to see them munch fruit, play, copulate, patrol among other aspects and you are allowed to take photos but keep the flash off. Feeding or carrying foods for these primates is prohibited.
After the spectacular experience, you’ll then retreat for a lunch break or relaxation and then connect to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for an afternoon wetland walk. The sanctuary is an eco-tourism site and so far the best in Uganda with over 138 bird species among which include the Great Blue Turaco. It is also a habitat to the swamp dwelling Sitatunga antelope.
You’ll get back to your lodge for the night as you prepare for another spectacular day through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 3: Proceed to Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
You will drive through the Ishasha sector where you will get the opportunity to see the tree climbing lions which tend to hang on the branches of fig trees during the day time. Ishasha also supports other wildlife like Kobs, elephant, buffaloes, and waterbucks among others. In the evening you will arrive at your lodge in Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Silverback Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bwindi Lodge/ Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge/ Engagi lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Resort
Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
/ Broadbill Forest Camp/Wild Camping / Bwindi Guest House / Mahogany springs camp
Day 4: Tracking Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Game Park.
In the morning of the fourth day, you will gather for a briefing from the game rangers and then embark on the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects a population of over 320 mountain gorillas that is, approximately 50% of the world’s population of endangered Mountain Gorillas. The word “Bwindi” means “Darkness”, and taking a hike through this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so. You’ll as well be in position to tell why the forest is regarded as impenetrable.
From the starting point of your gorilla trek, you will connect to the trail head and enter into the forest on foot in search of the ancient descendants of Old World Monkey that have decided to limit their world existence to Bwindi Impenetrable and Virunga massif. The eventual encounter with the gorillas meeting eye to eye takes you back to the moments when their ancestor and your ancestor separated from each other millions of years back.
You will have one full hour viewing the giant gorilla forage and socialize with the young ones playing, the silverback showcasing its dominance while you are taking photos and asking questions from the guide. The general trekking encounter that involves hiking the hilly landscapes of Bwindi, moving up and slopping down, traversing the dense impenetrable jungle – tend to last between 2 – 6 hours, and it has been recognized by CNN as an everlasting impression of arguably the best wildlife safari in the world.
In the evening, many travelers opt to go for a community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture. As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle, the Batwa were known as “The Keepers of the Forest.” The history of these small-statured people is long and rich. The Batwa survived by hunting small game using arrows or nets and gathering plants and fruits in the rain forest. Some anthropologists estimate that pygmy tribes such as the Batwa have existed in the equatorial forests of Africa for 60,000 years or more. Later enjoy dinner at your lodges or Hotel.
Alternatively, in the afternoon session instead of staying in Bwindi, some travelers opt to retreat to Lake Bunyonyi driving through magical Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa. Upon arrival, you will embark on a thrilling boat ride to explore the second deepest lake in Africa, with 29 Islands. You can also disembark from the boat at some point and take a walk in one of the Islands to share light moments with the Island communities. The waters of L. Bunyonyi are free of bilharzia and therefore one can choose to swim there.
Accommodation at Lake Bunyonyi:
Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest /Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort/Acardia Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort/Heritage Country Club
Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp/Resort Camping
Day 5: Travel to Skyway Hotel in Entebbe
After breakfast on the fifth day, you will embark on your journey back to Kampala (about 437km or 7 hours’ drive), passing through impressive countryside landscapes of southwestern Uganda.
You will make a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre 12km past Mbarara town for traditional lunch served at its famous Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant where you will also have a souvenir and artifacts opportunity, after which you will proceed to Kampala with another stopover at the Equator that crosses Kayabwe on Masaka –Kampala highway.
Charges (based on a group per person):
Contact us through
Mr.Herbert      Waja Tel.+256-774598631 /+256-700984458
Mr.David Mugyenyi Tel.+256-755214524 /+256-772574528

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Six Days Adventure Water Rafting on the Nile and Game Viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park

Thinking of adventure? Look no further! Jinja Town, with its reputation as the Source of the Nile, has been recognized as East Africa’s Adventure Capital. From bungee jumping to kayaking, canoeing, horse riding, quad biking and the famous white water rafting, Jinja Town is all that you’ve been waiting for. But imagine mixing this experience with a breath taking game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park, called a Hidden Gem in Uganda by CNN International.
Itinerary
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will take you to Skyway Hotel. As soon you reach the hotel, you will check in to your rooms and rest as you prepare for your trip the following day.
Day 1: Travel to Jinja
En route to Jinja, you will visit Sezibwa Falls and go through the huge Mabira Forest with a stopover at the Source of the Nile in Jinja for lunch and bungee jumping.
The high bungee on the Nile is one of the most spectacular sights you can imagine. The view from the bungee tower overlooking the source of the world’s longest river is sensational; leading the jumper to dozens of heavily forested islands with flocks of long-tailed cormorants swimming in the swirling currents below and to a troop of Velvet monkeys and crowds of onlookers cheering from the nearby bar.
The highlight of the day will be at Itanda Falls downstream the Nile, where you’ll enjoy a memorable white water rafting adventure, while swerving through swirling high water waves and currents.
After Itanda Falls you’ll proceed to your hotel for that night’s stay and rest after the adventurous day in Jinja. Many travelers opt for another evening adventure on the live streets of Jinja Town.
Accommodation Options:
Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort/Wild Waters Lodge/ Nile Village Hotel & Spa/Nile Anchor Palace
Mid – range: KingFisher Safari Resort/ Gately On the Nile/ Jinja Safari Hotel/ Victoria Panorama Inn
Budget Accommodation: Source of the Smile Guesthouse / Bridge Way Guest House/
Day 2: En route to Kidepo Valley National Park
En route to Kidepo Valley National Park, you’ll pass through the old colonial town of Jinja, the former industrial capital of Uganda and then proceed to Sipi Falls which gives the closest view of Mt. Elgon.
Sitting in the foothills of Mt. Elgon and overlooking a vast plain, Sipi Falls is arguably the most beautiful chain of waterfalls in all of Uganda. The falls have three levels, and though the smaller two are beautiful, it is the 95 metre main drop that attracts visitors to this area and most of Sipi’s lodging facilities look over it. It is well worth spending a night or two in this spectacular yet peaceful place whether as part of your Uganda tour or in connection with a climb of the nearby volcano. On your way to Kidepo you could opt to spend a night in Mbale Town for an entertainment and night life in the land of the Bamasaba.
Day 3: Travel to Kidepo Valley National Park.
After your breakfast you will hit the road to Karamoja. En route to Kidepo Valley National Park you will visit Nyero Rock Painting site. Nyero rock paintings are prehistoric and they were first documented in 1913. The rock art sites are believed to have been sacred places of the gods. The red and white paintings remain valuable to the people of Teso but they are also mysterious since the painters are not well known.
You will also make stop overs at the Karamajong Cultural villages along the way and arrive at the national park later in the evening as you watch the beautiful sunset. The day will be closed with a camp fire in the wilderness after checking into your lodge.
Accommodation Options:
Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge
Mid – range: Nga’moru Wilderness Camp/ Apoka Rest Camp
Budget Accommodation: National Park Bandas at Apoka (Basic)
Day 4-5: Game Drives and Bird Watching in Kidepo Valley National Park.
Explore the true African wilderness that lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of Karamoja Province on the far north-eastern border of Uganda and South Sudan.
After a morning breakfast, you will be briefed by a ranger guide on the program of the day as you set off to look for over 100 bird species in the Kidepo Valley National Park. The Common Ostrich, Secretary Bird, African Swallow-tailed Kite, Eastern Pale Chanting Goshawk, Pygmy Falcon, Fox Kestrel, Stone Partridge, Clapperton’s and Heuglin’s Francolins, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Kori, White-bellied and Hartlaub’s Bustards, Violet-tipped Courser, Black-headed Plover, Four-banded Sand Grouse, Bruce’s Green Pigeon, Rose-ringed Parakeet, White-crested Turaco etc.
Kidepo’s mammal list of over 80 species includes 28 species not found in any other Ugandan national park. Amongst these are such charismatic African animals as Bat-eared Fox, Carcal, Cheetah and Klipspringer. There are also healthy populations of Elephant, Common Zebra, Buffalo, Bohor Reedbuck, Waterbuck and Kongoni. Predators are plentiful and Spotted Hyena, Leopard and Lion are frequently seen. The Oribis are abundant in the Narus Valley, whilst the dry thorn thickets in the north are home to Guenther’s Dik Dik. The Senegal Galago and Sidestriped Jackal may be found in the rest camp at night and White-tailed Mongoose is common but more likely to be found on a night drive. The park also has a very rich and diverse reptile fauna.
After the two days’ game drives and adventure in Kidepo, many tourists have opted for entertainment from the traditional dances of the Karamajong people – people still rich in culture and traditions.
Day 6: Wind up to Kampala and Skyway Hotel Entebbe via Gulu Town or Jinja
After six days of a long adventurous experience, you’ll be parking up to depart to Kampala on your way to Skyway Hotel in Entebbe. You will have two options while traveling back to Kampala to either go through Gulu Town or through Jinja town. Different stopovers along the way will be necessary, especially for shopping for crafts and souvenirs.
Charges (based on a group per person):
Contact us through
Mr.Herbert      Waja, Tel.+256-774598631 /+256-700984458
Mr.David Mugyenyi, Tel.+256-755214524 /+256-772574528

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SEVEN DAYS BIRD WATCHING SAFARI

With over 1000 bird species, Uganda is a hot spot for birders all over the world and it’s what you’ve been waiting for.
Skyway Expeditions will guide you to the most prime places to watch numerous birds while listening to their melodious whistles; ranging from the famous rare Shoebill Stork and Fox’s Weaver, to the African King Fisher, Blue Turraco, Bronze Sunbird, White-crested Hornbill , Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Chocolate-backed and Black-headed Gonolek among many others.
Itinerary
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a guide who will take you to Skyway Hotel. As soon you reach the hotel, you will check into your rooms and rest as you prepare for your bird viewing adventure.
Day 1: Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens and a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
After your breakfast in the morning, you will start your journey with a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) in Entebbe, with a variety of species of wild birds and Weavers such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver, Golden Backed weaver, African paradise, Baglafecht weaver, Rose-breasted grosbeak and many others. Encounter different species of flycatchers; Red bellied, Crested shrike flycatcher, Lead colored, Swamp flycatcher, and Raptors such as the Gabar Goshawk, small banded snake Eagle, Shikra, African Goshawk, African Fish Eagle, African Hobby and many more species including captive wild animals.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to Entebbe Botanical Gardens along the shores of Lake Victoria for another birding experience. Here, you’ll experience immensely the beauty of nature combined with the sounds of various birds whistling while watching glamorous roses that will make you feel like you’re in the Garden of Eden.
You’ll get a picnic lunch and relax as you have good hours of birding, with over 150 species of birds and beautiful roses in the gardens. Look out for the Bare faced-go away bird, Great Blue and Ross’s Turracos, Red Chested, Klaas’s and Diederick Cuckoo, Great Reed Warbler, Fain Tailed Widow bird, Striped, Malachite, Giant, Woodland and Pygmy Kingfishers, Black Bishop, Grey Woodpecker, Olive bellied, Red chested, Green Headed, Collard etc. as well as Sunbirds and many more.
You will then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Many visitors have opted for a night life experience in the town of Entebbe.
Accommodation:
Skyway Hotel, Entebbe
Day 2: Travel to Mabamba papyrus swamp for Shoebill Stork and other birds
A travel to Mabamba Wetland after your breakfast in the morning will take you through the outskirts of Entebbe Town to spot this old colonial European town. At Mabamba Wetland, where most of the birding is done from a canoe, you’ll look out for the Shoebill in the sky and down in the marsh. Here you will spot the African Water Rail, Common Moorhen, Lesser Jacana, African Jacana, African Pygmy Goose, White-faced Whistling-duck, Squacco Heron, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Winding Cisticola, Goliath Heron and Black Crake.

Mabamba Swamp Shoebill Bird Watching
Canoeing through Mabamba swamp can usually take you the whole day, and the experience will be one that you’ll never forget.
Day 3: Travel to Bwindi Forest National Park
Early on the morning of the 3rd day after your breakfast, you’ll embark on your adventurous journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a forest that harbors over 300 bird species. This drive will take you through different trading centres good for shopping fresh fruits and hot barbeque, through the Equator before making a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest was voted as the number one birding spot in Africa by BirdLife International for offering some of the finest montane forest birding experience in Africa, and as a key destination for birders, with over 300 species including Western Green Tinkerbird, Chestnut-throated Apalises, White-browed Crombec, Woodland Warbler, African Hill Babbler etc.
Birds’ life and primates in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora, that makes Bwindi the Bird watchers haven! It holds over 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics found in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Bwindi is a treasure chest of flora and fauna and the richest forest in East Africa most well known as the “Home to the rare Mountain Gorillas”
You will first check in at Bwindi’s gate before checking in at your lodge for an evening and night rest as you prepare for a day-long trek through the jungles of Bwindi the following morning.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Silverback Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bwindi Lodge/ Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge/ Engagi lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Resort
Budget / Basic: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
/ Broadbill Forest Camp/Wild Camping / Bwindi Guest House / Mahogany springs camp
Day 4: Bird watching in Bwindi Forest, the Bird Watchers Haven.
You will rise up early for breakfast as you prepare for an energetic and arduous hike through the thick forest that harbours hundreds of bird species and the rare Mountain gorillas.
At the ranger station, guides will take you through the trenches and steeps of the forest, and parting thick creepers to the whistling birds and the gorillas. This trek can take from 4-6 hours, therefore a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.
Many visitors have always opted for an afternoon birding for Albertine Rift Endemics-Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Kivu Ground Thrush, Montane Masked Apalis, Collared Apalis, Grauer’s Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis and Strange Weaver, among others, before preparing for an evening campfire.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi and the Kigezi highlands.
On your fifth day, you’ll be taken Southwards to Lake Bunyonyi, a lake that is locally known as “a place of little birds“; offering refreshing experiences ranging from canoeing, swimming, and bird watching.
Lake Bunyonyi lies in the valleys of the Kigezi highlands with a number of terraced hills adding to the scenic beauty of this popular lake. There are several bird species that Lake Bunyonyi attracts including herons, weaver birds, and the grey crowned cranes. The temperatures are quite moderate, and it gets really cool in the morning as mist covers the Kigezi highlands. The quietness, serenity and cool atmosphere plus breathtaking sights of the highly terraced hills and the beauty of the lake are quite magical to experience.
Accommodation:
Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest /Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort/Acardia Lodge
Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort/Heritage Country Club
Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp/Resort Camping
Day 6: Birding at Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast and a cup of coffee, you will hire a canoe and explore the surroundings from the water surface, as you drift quietly to several small islands and enjoy the rich birdlife. You’ll return for lunch in the afternoon and then take on a Bird walk in Mukoni village, past small farms and enjoy the spectacular view as you look out for many birds.
Generally, 40 to 50 different species may be seen on this walk, including the African Hobby, Black kite, Swamp Flycatcher, Scarlet – chested, Bronze and red – chested sun birds etc.
Day 7: Travel to Skyway Hotel in Entebbe.
After this memorable trek, you will then set off back to Kampala and to Skyway Hotel – Entebbe. This return journey which will take you through Kabale Town, Mbarara Town, Igongo Culutral Centre and the Equator, all convenient for picking up your favorite souvenirs and crafts, will be part of an unforgettable African safari.

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