5 Days Best of Kampala and lake Mburo national park

Day 1. Arrive at Entebbe international airport, meet our all ready safari guide who will take you through a short orientation since the flight could have been tiresome, drive to your hotel and depending on time, do the shopping from some of the world class shopping malls and change money.

Day 2. Visit mabamba swamp to look for the shoebill and further birding. This area is one of the richest shores of lake victoria with a day making list of birds and mammals. After this in the afternoon, visit Uganda wild life conservation and education centre and then botanical gardens on Victoria shores where we try our high chances to see owls, see African grey and Meyer’s parrots, red chested and purple banded sunbirds, orange weavers, striated heron, common sand pipers, long tailed comorants and animals such as red tailed, vervet, black and white Colubus monkeys, monitor lizards as well as the  red legged sun squirrels.

Day 3. After a relaxed break fast, we go for a city tour starting from Entebbe town to kampala. This is an amazing safari because it introduces you to the culture of Uganda and one of the famous tribes, Baganda of Buganda, a kingdom from which Uganda delived it’s name during the colonial era. We take a glimpse of the president’s office along the way to our first site, the palace of the kingdom. This will take us about an hour to walk around and then visit the oldest and the very first Catholic and Anglican churches and cathedrals in Uganda. Proceed to Gadafi national mosque, visit the royal burial grounds where the kings are buried and other top members from the royal family, here, we view the traditional architecture, the well styled and wonderful thatches on kasubi hill. We visit the national museum and given time, we go to the independence monument, take a look at the parliament of Uganda, visit Nakasero market and windup with one of the first missionary hospital at Mengo.

Day 4. Visit lake mburo national park for a game drive in a rich varied habitat with wild life and community livestock co-habiting. It is located in the west, four hours drive from kampala and covering only about 260sq km. This size regards lake mburo national park as one of the smallest sized National parks with it’s altitude varying from 1220 to 1828m above sea level. It holds over 68 different species of mammals, for example the rare Impalas and elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, worthogs, translocated giraffe communities, leopards although they are skulking. Lake mburo is also preferable for it’s interesting birding record given its size with over 350 species such as the rare African finfoot and red faced burbet only seen here through out  Uganda, Verreaux’s eagle owl, African pearl owlet, pennant winged nightjar, splendid starling and many more

Day 5. We drive back to kampala after the morning game drive for the second chance to see species we missed, we continue via the equator where we stop for lunch and shopping for souvenirs and continue to Entebbe international airport for a flight.

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