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A Report from

Western Uganda, 4th - 21st July 2003,

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Friday, July 4th : Direct flight SN Brussels Airlines : Brussels 10.30 - Entebbe 18.30. Accommodation at Entebbe, Sophie's Motel.

Saturday, July 5th : Entebbe Botanical Garden (morning). Road : Entebbe - Kampala - Masindi. Accommodation at Nyabyeya Forestry College.

Sunday, July 6th : Budongo Forest Reserve (Royal Mile) (all day long). Accommodation : idem.

Monday, July 7th : Budongo Forest Reserve (Royal Mile) (morning) and Busingiro Forest (afternoon). Accommodation : Busingiro Tourist Site.

Tuesday, July 8th : Busingiro Forest (dam) (morning). Road : Masindi - Kampala - Fort Portal. Accomodation : Moutains of the Moon Hotel, Fort Portal.

Wednesday, July 9th : Walk in the gardens and surroundings of The Mountains of the Moon Hotel (morning). Semuliki Wildlife Reserve (boat trip on Lake Albert & night safari). Accommodation : Semliki Safari Lodge.

Thursday, July 10th : Semuliki Wildlife Reserve (morning walk in a Riverine Forest). Road to Semuliki National Park. Accommodation : Park Headquarter.

Friday, July 11th : Semuliki National Park (20km walk to the Semuliki River). Accommodation : idem.

Saturday, July 12th : Semuliki National Park (Hot Springs). Accomodation : idem.

Sunday, July 13th : Road : Semuliki NP - Fort Portal - Kasese. Queen Elisabeth National Park (Mweya) : boat trip & walk at Mweya. Accommodation : Mweya Lodge.

Monday, July 14th : Queen Elisabeth National Park (Mweya) : safari to Kasenyi (Lake George) (morning) & walk at Mweya. Accommodation : idem.

Tuesday, July 15th : Queen Elisabeth National Park (Mweya) : Morning walk at the Air Strip. Road to Ishasha Camp. Queen Elisabeth National Park (Ishasha) : walk along the River and to the marsh & night safari. Accommodation : Ishasha Camp.

Wednesday, July 16thQueen Elisabeth National Park (Ishasha) : Morning walk to the marsh. Road : Ishasha - Kihihi - Burema - Butogota - Buhoma. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (1550 m alt.) : walk around Buhoma Gate (out of the NP). Accommodation : Buhoma Community Bandas.

Thursday, July 17th : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Buhoma) : all day walk on the main trail. Road : Buhoma - Ruhija. Accommodation : Ruhija Rest House.

Friday, July 18thBwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija) (2300 m alt) : all day walk to the Mubwindi Swamp. Accommodation : idem.

Saturday, July 19th : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Ruhija) : all day walk to the Bamboo Zone. Road : Ruhija - Kabale. Accommodation : White Horse Inn, Kabale.

Sunday, July 20th : Road : Kabale - Mbarara - Lake Mburo. Lake Mburo National Park : Boat trip on the Lake. Accommodation : Rwonyo Camp Bandas.

Monday, July 21st : Lake Mburo National Park : Morning walk to the swamps. Road : Lake Mburo - Masaka - Kampala - Entebbe. Return flight SN Brussels Airlines : Entebbe 20.30 - via Nairobi - Brussels 06.00 (July 22nd).

Remark :
this birding trip was done by public transport.

Full bird List (pdf - 172Kb)


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