Overview

Our short extension into the rarely visted east of Uganda is specifically cxonstructed to target the recently re-discovered Ugandan endemic Fox’s Weaver and the highly localised Karamoja Apalis. We also spend time at the species dense Mabira Forest, tracking down the elusive Yellow-lored Bristlebill, Brown-chested Alethe and two glowing seedeaters: Black-bellied Seedcracker and Red-headed Bluebill.

The listed Rockjumper leader may not accompany this tour unless a minimum of 7 guests are signed up. In the case of insufficient sign-ups, a professional and very experienced local guide will lead the tour instead.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Fox’s Weaver, Karamoja Apalis, Orange & Weyns’s Weavers, Orange-tufted Sunbird, Ross’s & Great Blue Turacos, Grey Parrot, Red-tailed & Yellow-lored Bristlebills, White-spotted Flufftail, Honeyguide & Toro Olive Greenbuls, Forest Wood Hoopoe, Grey & Yellow Longbills, Western Nicator, Tit-Hylia,
Habitats Covered
rainforest and Whistling Thorn savanna
Expected Climate
tropical with some rain expected
Max Group Size
3 - 6 with 1 local leader / 7 - 10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace with some longer walks and drives
Accommodation
city hotels with some more basic facilities
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Photographic Opportunities
good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

David, I need to thank you again for the birding experience in Uganda. The mammals were spectacular, not to be missed, but it was really the birding that blew my mind. It is with a mixture of gratitude, wonder and definitely humbleness having been shown these birds by someone so 'awesome' that I say thank you again. It was so much fun for me. I was elated and still am when I think about Uganda. As they say, it was priceless.

Hi David. Just to say that we couldn’t have had a better trip. The more I think about it, the more remarkable it was. We couldn’t have asked for better encounters with our target birds and the mammal experiences were memorable. Thanks!!! The entire entourage was impressed by your skills and leadership. I’m glad we could make this happen. Looking forward to future trips.

This tour more than met all our expectations: in terms of sightings, accommodations, leadership, and magnificence of the country. Of course, we knew David Hoddinott, and knew he would be superb. We'd highly recommend Rockjumper's Uganda tour, we loved it and appreciate David's expertise and leadership.

The tour with David Hoddinott was excellent and made a deep impression on us!! My feeling is that David liked it all, too, and we had lots of fun plus lots of birds, including the targets!! Super! I got my most essential targets (19!), A-M got hers [about 100 new targets (!!)] and David also got a lifer and apparently also a second African- or Uganda-new. One great experience for us was to see his joy (and the driver´s joy) when David got his lifer (Ring-necked Francolin!). They together performed a fantastic performance to celebrate the event! Thanks for all you and Rockjumper have done for my wife and me during our Uganda trip for us with Rockjumper - tailor-made! All Great!

The office staff are always so friendly in their response to emails, and I always feel that there is a personal relationship. That makes for good customer relationships. I met Rockjumper at an ABA conference years ago, and was impressed by them. I regret that I did not take the tour sooner. I have traveled with most of the major companies on more than 30 tours, and I feel that Rockjumper is superior in many ways, especially in having skilled and enthusiastic leaders.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
2022 DEPARTURES
2023 DEPARTURES
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