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 will 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.
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,
rainforest and Whistling Thorn savanna
tropical with some rain expected
Max Group Size
3 - 6 with 1 local leader / 7 - 8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate pace with some longer walks and drives
city hotels with some more basic facilities
Ease of Birding
moderate with some challenging species
Firstly, I want to express my amazement at the skills and knowledge of your guides, including Daniel Danckwerts. I cannot imagine how they become so proficient in the birds of several different countries! Daniel also seemed to have good organisational skills. Daniel was also respectful and professional with the group, and we all liked him.
Born and raised in México is a certified Cultural guide and Nature-guide by the Ministry of tourism , began as a cultural guide but made a career in ecotourism and public land administration , seen that her hometown was growing so rapidly decided to give sustainable use to many vulnerable areas such as estuary of san jose home of some endemic birds , created many ecotours for her home town such as bird-watching , sea-turtle watching , stargazing among others she lead most birding tours in her area and also train others , she has been guiding cultural tours since 35 years ago and birding tours since 20 years ago . she will save you time , money and effort to enjoy the endemics
Daniel Danckwerts is an excellent guide, very skilled at finding and identifying birds, very energetic, and clearly dedicated to helping all the clients see the birds. He is a good conversationalist, knowledgeable on many subjects and very enjoyable to bird with. I would happily go on future tours with him.
Our Rockjumper guide, Daniel Danckwerts, was super. He was focused on getting us onto the birds especially but was personable and handled logistics and details to make our experience the best it could be. He was enthusiastic, kind, and engaging.
We so very much enjoyed traveling with you throughout Uganda, and now we know why it is one of your favourite destinations in Africa. Thank you for everything - your guiding, birding and organisational skills, your patience and your good company.