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.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

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

Amazed at how Andre Bernon was able to keep going, stay focused, and go about his task of finding the species so professionally. We missed very little, and had some great experiences with many of the primates, especially the Gorillas, and so many birds, with Shoebill and African Finfoot being stand out moments.

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!

Daniel Danckwerts was an excellent guide, incredibly keen and always friendly, positive and helpful. His knowledge of birds and their lifestyles was fantastic.

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.

Dates, Leaders and Pricing
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