Uganda 2021

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/04/2021 - 01/20/2021
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Abyssinian Ground-hornbill

The tour starts and ends in Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. Upon arrival you will be picked up from the Airport by your Harrier Tours driver and guide and taken to your hotel for an overnight stay depending on your arrival time.

Some of our routes connecting to sites are long with a few smooth tarmac/sealed roads. (some still under construction ) They are sometimes bumpy and dusty/muddy, taking you through a patchwork of Uganda’s scenic areas passing through many villages and streets plus isolated pockets of woodland, tropical rainforests, papyrus swamps, farmlands and captivating hilly landscapes. These are mostly in the south western part of the country.  It is important to note that all the routes and trails in Ugandan National Parks are not tarmacked/sealed.

Although we shall do our best to adhere to the schedule below, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control; including flight schedule changes or delays, participants logistical issues, weather, road or trail condition.

Destinations

This particular Uganda Birding and Wildlife trip takes you to some of the country’s finest and most diverse birding sites including; 

Mabamba Wetland – The only reliable location for the mighty Shoebill in the whole of Africa.

Lake Mburo National Park – A small National Park boasting a multitude of habitats and species.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Famous for the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas and a high number of Albertine Rift endemics.

Queen Elizabeth National Park – Has a higher biodiversity rating than any other Natural Reserve in Africa and is famous for its tree climbing Lions.

Kibale National Park – Has the highest concentration of primates in Africa, including Chimpanzees, and offers the best birding and is the only reliable site for the Green-breasted Pitta.

Budongo Forest – Providing prime forest birding.

Murchison Falls National Park-The largest National Park in Uganda hosting the Murchison Falls along the Victoria Nile River. The falls at Murchison represent one of the most powerful water surges on the planet.

Kidepo Valley – Uganda’s most spectacular Park is known for its abundance of wildlife and is infrequently visited due to its remote location. Generally the tour will cover a multitude of habitats from lush rainforests, wild savannah, dry acacia and wetlands, some with papyrus reed beds and others with open water. This tour will likely give a chance to see more than 375 species of birds and a very impressive list of mammals.

About our guide:

Born in the Bigodi Village, at the edge of Kibale National Park, Harriet Kemigisha is a renowned naturalist guide in Uganda. Her lifelong interest in nature and conservation was influenced by her grandfather who introduced her to the natural world when she was just five years old. Harriet has worked with the Uganda Wildlife Authority as a local ranger in Kibale National Park, and in 2005 she rediscovered the rare and sought-after Green-breasted Pitta. Previously, Harriet has worked with the Avian Vocalization Centre at Michigan State University to record the sounds of rare birds, many of which have never been recorded before for science. Harriet now guides professionally and is the owner and main guide for Harrier Tours.

Rothchild’s Giraffe

Day One, Monday January 4th 2021 

Arriving this evening in Entebbe, you will be picked up at the airport by Harrier Tours and transferred to our accommodations. Overnight at Lake Victoria View Guest House.

Day Two, January 5th

Mabamba Wetland and Lake Mburo National Park

We start early in the morning, check out of our hotel and bird to Mabamba Wetland and then continue on to Lake Mburo in the afternoon. On the way to Mabamba Wetland we shall have numerous stops to look for some species that are normally encountered. After arriving at the swamp we shall take a boat through a series of channels and lagoons into the marsh to look for the Shoebill.

Besides the Shoebill, there are many common wetland species that we are likely to see here including Lesser Jacana, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied King Fishers, Papyrus Gonolek, Gull-billed Terns, White–winged Black Terns, Whiskered Terns, Common Moorhen, Swamp Flycatcher, Goliath and Purple Herons, Spur–winged and Pygmy Goose, African Snipe, Blue-headed Coucal, Caruthers’s Cisticola, Winding and Red-faced Cisticola, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Orange Weavers,  Golden Backed, Village, Black headed and Slender Billed Weavers, Splendid, Ruppelle’s and Purple-headed Starlings, Red shouldered Cuckoo-Shrike, Grey-rumped Swallow, African Marsh Harrier, African Harrier Hawk, Western Banded Snake Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Red-headed Lovebirds, African Grey Parrots, Red-rumped and Mosque Swallows, Sooty Chat and Rufous-naped Lark, Red Chested, Scarlet Chested, Superb and Olive Bellied Sunbirds, Great Blue and Ross’s Turacos, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Diedric, Klass’s and Red Chested Cuckoo, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Grey-crowned Crane, Saddle-billed Stork and Open-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Ducks and Spur-winged Lapwing. 

We shall leave this area around mid morning and head to Lake Mburo stopping at the Equator for lunch. After lunch we will enter the park for the afternoon, birding our way to the lake where we shall take a boat to look for African Finfoot and White-backed Night-Heron. The Papyrus Swamp along the lake holds the Papyrus yellow-Warbler and White-winged Warbler. We will also encounter pools of Hippos, Crocodiles and Buffalos.

Night Drive. If the weather is good this evening we shall search for African Scops Owl, Black Shouldered, Swamp, and Pennant-winged Night Jars plus Lesser and Greater Galagos.

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock  B,L,D.

Shoebill

Day Three, January 6th

Today we shall start early after breakfast and go for a walk in the wooded savannah in search of Red-faced Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Tabora and Trilling Cisticola, White-winged Tit, Sulphur-breasted Bush-Shrike, Common Scimitarbill, Green Wood-hoopoe, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Lilac-breasted Roller, Rufous-bellied Heron, African Water Rail and many more. This is the best place in the country to see antelopes such as Eland, Zebras, Topi and Impala plus more Acacia associated birds.  

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock  B,L,D.           

Day Four, January 7th

Birding to Bwindi-Buhoma

This morning we shall visit a home of the Bahima (Cattle-keepers), a sub-tribe of the Banyankole Tribe, for an introduction to the culture revolving around dairy cattle. Later we will proceed to Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is exceptionally rich in forest species that are restricted to the Albertine Rift in Uganda. Our journey takes us through Kabale and over highlands reaching almost 2500 meters. On the drive to Bwindi we pass through many farmlands, towns and villages expecting to see a few species of birds like Marabou Stork, Long Crested Eagles, Lizard Buzzard, Pied Crows, Black headed Herons, Grey crowned Cranes, Grey backed Shrike, Northern Common Fiscal, Village indigobird, Angola Swallow and Lesser striped Swallows. We shall arrive in Buhoma late in the afternoon and if time allows we will bird along the forest edge.

Overnight at Ride 4 a Woman  B,L,D.

Day Five, January 8th

Gorilla Trekking 

On this day, we shall have breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for briefing prior to Gorilla tracking. Finding these gentle giants in their natural habitat feeding and playing is a life time experience. Visitors to these gorilla groups are limited to eight persons per group per day while the time spent with each group is limited to one hour. We shall take packed lunches and hire porters to carry our backpacks etc. for the day. (Hiring a porter supports the local community and discourages poaching). Depending upon how much time we spend finding the gorillas we will end the day birding along the Buhoma Trail.

“A genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience, hanging out with mountain gorillas is one of the most thrilling wildlife encounters in the world, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best places to see them. Trips leave (from the park office nearest the group you’ll be tracking) at 8:00am daily, but we should report to the park offices at 7:30am.  Once you finally join a tracking group the chances of finding the Gorillas are almost guaranteed. But since the terrain in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is mountainous and heavily forested walking sticks are also a very good idea and provided by UWA. Of the 28 Gorilla groups living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Varying from families of 5 to 27 individuals) nine have been habituated to be visited by tourists with permits.” Harrier Tours.

Overnight at Ride 4 a Woman  B,L,D.

                             

A Silverback Mountain Gorilla

Day Six, January 9th

Birding on the Buhoma main trail.

This trail is excellent for Mountain Oriole, Ross’s Turaco, Ansorge’s Greenbul, Blue- throated Brown Sunbird, Scally breasted, Pale breasted, and Mountain Illadopsis, Dusky Tit ,Grey-headed, Northern double-colored ,Olive, Bronze, Green-headed, Green-throated, Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Black-billed, Brown-capped, Thick-billed Seedeaters, Mackinnon’s Fiscal, Black-billed and Great Blue Turacos, Ayres’s Hawk Eagle, Little Sparrow Hawk, Elliot’s Woodpecker, Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Pink-footed Puffback, Grey-throated Tit Flycatcher, Olive Green Camaroptera, Yellow-rumped  Tinkerbird, White-chinned Prinia, Boscage’s Bushshrike, Blue-shouldered, Grey-winged and Red-capped Robinchat, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Luhder’s Bushrike, Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird and White-chinned Prinia. 

Primates we expect see here are L’Hoest Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey and Gray-cheeked Mangabey. Also present are Rwenzori Sun Squirrel and Red-legged Sun Squirrel.

Overnight at Ride 4 a Woman  B,L,D.

Day Seven, January 10th

Driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today we start early after breakfast for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is a rather long journey that may take all of our time this day. We shall have several stops in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth Park birding on the way depending on weather and the condition of the road. We shall also drive through the Ishasha section of the park, famous for its tree climbing Lions.                                                  

Queen Elizabeth Park has some of the highest biodiversity ratings of any national game reserve in the world. The varied habitats of open savannah, acacia woodlands, tropical rainforest, dense papyrus swamps and lakes make it one of the richest parks in Africa. Mammals in the park include Elephants, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, a profusion of Hippos, the elusive Giant Forest Hog, Lion and Leopard plus the Beautiful Uganda Kobs. The park boasts over 612 bird species recorded and a one day record of 296 species.

Overnight at Buffalo Lodge  B,L,D. 

Day Eight, January 11th

Game drive in Queen Elizabeth and boat cruise at Kazinga Channel

Today we shall go on a game drive in Kasenyi Tracks where we have a chance to see African Crake, Martial Eagle, Stout and Zitting Cisticola, Black-crowned and Marsh Tchagra, Red-necked Francolin, White-browed and Black Coucal, Arrow-marked and Black-lored Babbler, Grey-backed Shrike, Nubian and Cardinal Woodpeckers, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Red-capped Lark, Grassland and Plain-backed Pipit. This will give us another chance to look for the Brown-chested Lapwing and Crowned Lapwing. 

Later in the afternoon we shall take the comfortable launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel where we shall have a chance to see African Skimmers, Kittliz’s Plover, Grey Prantincole, Snowy-headed Robin-Chat, Saddle-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Stork, Goliath and Grey Herons, Black Crakes and many other shore birds, both migratory and resident.

This evening we will do a Night Drive searching for nocturnal animals and birds. 

Overnight at Buffalo Lodge  B,L,D. 

Day Nine, January 12th

Birding to Kibale National Park

Today we shall drive to kibale National Park via the Crater Lakes. Later in the evening we will visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary where we have a chance to see many more primates at a very close range. These include Red Colobus Monkey, Guereza Colobus Monkey, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkey, and Red-tailed Monkey. Species of birds found here include Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, Hairy-breasted and Double-toothed Barbet, Yellow-rumped and Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Vanga Flycatcher, Shining-blue and Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black-crowned Waxbill, Bronze Mannikin, Superb Sunbird, Green-headed Sunbird and Joyful Greenbul.

Overnight at Kibale Forest Lodge  B,L,D.

Day Ten, January 13th

This morning we will visit the Kibale National Park in search of one of the habituated Chimpanzee groups, then go birding in the afternoon.

Today we shall start early after breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park staff.

The tracking to find the Chimpanzees can take 2-3 hours. Once found we will then spend 1 hour with the group. 

Kibale National Park is a tropical rainforest known for its high concentration of primates and is the only reliable place to see the Green-breasted Pitta in Africa. The key species here include, Green-breasted Pitta, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Narina Trogon, Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher, Cassin’s Grey, Sooty and African Shrike Flycatchers,  Hairy-breasted, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbets, Yellow-rumped, Speckled and Yellow-throated Tinkerbirds, African Emerald, Dusky long-tailed, Red-chested, Black and Klass’s Cuckoos.

Additional species here include Scaly-breasted and Brown Illadopsis, White-throated, Little, Toro Olive, Plain and Slender-billed Greenbuls, White-tailed and Red-tailed Ant-Thrushes, Olive-bellied, Superb, Olive, and Collard Sunbirds, Purple-headed, Splendid, Narrow-tailed and Chestnut-winged Starlings, Red-eyed Dove, Blue-spotted Wood-Dove, Tamborine Dove, Afep Pigeon and White-naped Pigeon.

Overnight at Kibale Forest Lodge  B,L,D.

Day Eleven, January 14th 

Travel to Budongo Forest

This morning after breakfast we will set off for the Budongo area. This is a long journey on a dirt road that will take the whole day but with good chances for birding on the way. Stopovers will be done at strategic points to provide opportunities for birding, stretching our legs and enjoying our picnic lunch. Arrival in Masindi will be late in the afternoon. 

Overnight at Masindi Hotel  B,L,D.

Day Twelve, January 15th

Birding in Budongo forest along the celebrated “Royal Mile” then later proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.

We shall have an early morning breakfast, carry our picnic lunch and drive to one of Uganda’s birdwatching hot spots. The Royal Mile is historically known as the leisure spot for the traditional King of Bunyoro hence the name, The Royal Mile (actually 1.6 miles).  This forest is comprised of very large Mahogany Trees which have been cut back a few meters along the sides of the main trail providing an excellent viewing area. Key species here include African Dwarf and Chocolate-backed, African Pygmy, Blue-breasted, and Shining-blue Kingfishers. Yellow and Grey Longbills, Olive-bellied Crombec, Brown-eared and Yellow-crested Woodpecker, Forest Flycatcher, Rufous-crowned Eremomela, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Spotted, Cameroon Sombre, Slender-billed, Toro Olive, White-throated and Little Grey Greenbulls, Pale-breasted, Brown, and Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spinetail, Nahan’s Francolin, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Crested Guineafowl, Western Black-headed Oriole, Yellow-mantled Weaver, Yellow-spotted and Yellow-billed Barbets, Eastern Forest Robin, Red-tailed and white-tailed Ant-Thrush. Cassins Hawk Eagle and African Crowned Eagle can be seen souring over the forest canopy. Jameson’s and Chestnut  Wattle-eye, Ituri Batis, Uganda Woodland Warbler, African Grey Parrots, Fire-crested Alethe, Black and White and White–thighed Hornbill, Olive-bellied, Green-throated, Superb, Green, and Grey-headed Sunbirds, Tambourine Dove, Red-headed and Crested Malimbe, African Emerald, Red-chested and Black Cuckoos, Buff-throated Apalis, Yellow-rumped,Yellow-throated and Speckled Tinkerbird.

Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge  B,L,D.

 

Red-throated Bee-eater

Day Thirteen, January 16th

Birding in Murchison Falls with game drives in the morning and a drive to the top of the falls in the afternoon followed by the Mubako Cultural dancing group in the evening. 

“Murchison Falls Conservation Area ( MFCA ) is comprised of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. This is where the Victoria Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Hartebeests, Oribis, Uganda Kobs, Chimpanzees, and many bird species”.

This is Uganda’s National  Conservation area and it is famous for its large mammals, spectacular scenery and the falls for which the park was named. Abundant Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffalo, Uganda Kob, and Waterbuck can be seen here along with occasional Lions, Leopard and Patas Monkeys.

Amongst a huge variety of wide-spread African bird species in the wetlands, dry savannah and open woodland habitats are more special birds like Denham’s and Black-bellied Bustard, Heuglin’s Francolin, Great Blue Turaco Red-throated, White-throated, Swallow-tailed and Little Bee-eaters, Black-bellied and Bar-breasted Firefinches, Bruces’s Green Pigeon, Red-necked Falcon, Senegal and Spotted Thick-knee, Blue-spotted and Black-billed Wood-Dove, Black-billed, Double-toothed and Spot-flanked Barbet, White-crested Turacos, Marsh Tchagra, Speckle-fronted Weavers, Chestnut-crowned and White-browed Sparrow-Weavers, Slender-billed and Compact Weavers, Red-winged Grey and Red-winged Warblers, Broad-billed and Abyssinian Rollers, Piapiac ,Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Whistling,  Siffling, Singing, Zitting, Rattling, and Foxy Cisticolas, Sooty and White-fronted Black Chat, White-crested Helmetshike, Yellow-billed Shrike, Dark Chanting and Eastern Chanting Goshawk, White-rumped Seedeater, Northern Carmine Bee-eater, Grey-headed and Woodland Kingfisher, Brown Babbler, Abyssinian Ground-hornbill and Grey Hornbill,  Speckled and Blue-naped Mousebird, Silverbird and Northern Black Flycatcher, Spotted Morning-Thrush, Beautiful Sunbird, Vinaceous Dove, Osprey, Grey-backed Shrike and Common Fiscal.

Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge  B,L,D.

Day Fourteen, January 17th

Driving to the Kidepo Valley National Park

We shall start our journey after breakfast driving through the park to Kidepo, passing through the major towns of Gulu and Kitgum, hoping to get there late afternoon when we shall check in to our accommodations and do some birding along the lodge trails.

Kidepo Valley National Park covers an area of 1,442 square Kilometers and lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya, and is Uganda’s most isolated national park located within the wild frontier region of Karamoja. Kidepo Valley National Park ranks among Africa’s finest wilderness’s with an exciting profusion of birds and Mammals.

Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge  B,L,D.

Day Fifteen, January 18th

Birding Kidepo Valley

Birding Kidepo Valley will be very exciting with many new species for us such as Secretary Bird, Ostrich, Fan-tailed Raven, Fox Kestrel, Black-breasted Barbet, Red- fronted Barbet, d’Arnaud’s Barbet, Rufous Chatterer,Yellow-billed Shrike, Superb Starling, Red-winged Starling, Kori Bustard, Hartlaub’s Bustard, White-bellied Bustard, Clapperton’s  and Heuglin’s Francolin, Yellow-necked Spurfowl, Abyssinian and Rufous Crowned Roller, Abyssinian Scimitarbill, Abyssinian Ground, Eastern- yellow and Jackson’s Hornbills, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Singing Bush Lark,  Red-winged Lark, Red-winged Lark, Ethiopian Swallow, Pied, Isabelline and Heuglin’s Wheatears, African Grey Flycatcher, Fox and Red-pate Cisticolas, Karamoja Apalis, Yellow-spotted Petronia, White-bellied Tit, Mouse-coloured Tit, Northern White-crowned Shrike, Slate-coloured Boubou, White-headed and White-billed Buffalo Weavers, White-browed and Chestnut-browed Sparrow Weavers, Grey-capped social and Speckle-fronted Weavers, Green-winged, Red-winged and Orange-winged Pytilias, Black-faced Waxbill, Steel-blue and Straw-tailed Wydahs, Brown-rumped Bunting and Purple Grenadier.

Other wildlife we expect see here are Cheetahs (this only place in Uganda to see Cheetahs) and large herds of Cape Buffalos. We also have a good chance to see a healthy population of Elephants, Common Zebras, Bohor Reedbuck, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Oribis and Rock Hyrax, to mention but a few.

Our night game drive may produce Side-stripped Jackal, White-tailed Mongoose, Senegal Galagos and sometimes Leopold and Lions. Bird species that we expect to see at night will be Long-tailed Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, White-faced Scops Owl, Freckled Nightjar, Plain Nightjar and Grayish Eagle Owl.

Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge  B,L,D.

Day Sixteen, January 19th 

Birding and General wildlife in the Narus Valley.

Today we shall do a game drive in the beautiful Narus Valley, with very short grass and stunning rocks, where we look for Rock Martins, White-shouldered Cliff Chat, White-crested Turaco, African Black Swifts, Nyanza Swifts, Mottled Swift, White-rumped Swift, Horus Swift, Little Swift, Red-rumped Swallow and Rufous-chested Swallow, White-backed Vultures, White-headed Vultures, Bateleur, Ayres’ Hawk-Eagle, Martial Eagle, White-fronted Black Chat, Mocking Cliff Chat, Rock-loving Cisticolas, African Grey Hornbill plus variety of mammals including a few primates such as Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkey and Patas Monkey.

Overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge  B,L,D.

 

Black-faced Rufous Warbler

Day Seventeen, January 20th

Another Game drive this morning looking for what we might have missed during the previous days plus a visit to the Karamojong Manyatta Homesteads.

Today following breakfast we shall visit the Karamojong traditional villages (known as the Manyatta) located at the edge of Kidepo Valley National Park where we have a chance to enjoy their Edonga dance. The karamojong Manyattas are interesting to visit because they provide a one of a kind experience you will not find anywhere else in Uganda. A visit to a Manyatta is very educational and enlightening as it is a very rich culture in Uganda that has been preserved over the centuries and has not been eroded by civilization.

After lunch we will pack up and take our domestic flight from Kidepo to Entebbe.

Flight Departure time is 15:00 pm

Arrival to Entebbe 16:30 pm ( Depending on your connecting flights back home you can refresh at the Entebbe Guest House or stay at the Airport for your next Flight.

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Cost

Double Occupancy; $6,600.00
Single Occupancy;   $6,850.00

Tour Includes

  • Double or twin accommodation 
  • Meals as listed
  • Drinking water in the vans
  • All road transfers, fuel and driver
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Gorilla Trekking permits. *There is the opportunity for a second Gorilla Trek for those who wish to spend more time with the Gorillas. Trekking permits are costing $700.00 this year.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking permits
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Porters on the Gorilla Trek
  • Pickup and delivery to and from the airport
  • Uganda birding guide, Harriet Kemigisha
  • A second guide/driver as necessary
  • Night game drives in Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo National Parks
  • Cultural activities at Mburo, Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks
  • Domestic flight from Kidepo to Entebbe

Not Included:

      • Meals on Day 1
      • Items of a personal nature
      • Alcoholic drinks 
      • Personal/travel Insurance 
      • International flights
      • Emergency evacuation insurance
      • Tips
      • Tourist Visa*

Insurance: The purchase of trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.  Talon Tours cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.

Travel Planning: You are responsible for arranging your international flights to and from Entebbe, Uganda.  Plan to arrive in Entebbe by evening on January 4th. Schedule departures for the evening of January 20th or later. 

* Uganda requires a Tourist Visa prior to traveling, available online at a cost of $50.00. Travelers to Uganda must provide proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination when applying for a visa. There is a Yellow Fever Exemption, age-based, available from your medical provider, this must be shown upon entry to the country. Yellow Fever vaccinations are valid for life.



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Double Occupancy $6,600.00
Single Occupancy $6,850.00

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About Ken Wilson

Ken Wilson is the owner of Talon Tours. A native New Zealander, Ken has been leading nature and birdwatching tours worldwide since 1995. Ken has also led focused tours to many national and state parks in the western United States as well as key birding sites during migration. His passion for photography began in the early 1970’s and continues to grow. Ken is known for his easygoing manner and attention to organizational and logistical details.