Our short extension into the rarely visted east of Uganda is specifically constructed 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 6 guests are signed up. In the case of less sign-ups, a professional and very experienced local guide will lead the tour instead.

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 - 5 with 1 local leader / 6 - 10 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

Photographic Opportunities


What our clients say about us

Daniel Danckwerts
AM - Uganda 2019

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.

David Hoddinott
PM & SM, Uganda

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.

David Hoddinott
DD, Private Uganda

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.

Daniel Danckwerts
JH - Uganda 2019

Daniel Danckwerts' fantastic field skills and knowledge, combined with his sense of humour and enthusiasm for showing as many birds as possible to all participants make him an ideal birding guide.

Daniel Danckwerts
CH - Uganda 2019

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.

Uganda - Fox's Weaver Extension 2024

30 Jul 2024 - 03 Aug 2024 (5 days)

USD2,295 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Gregory de Klerk

Tour price (Per person): USD2,295 * GBP1,842 * EUR2,153 * AUD3,537

Single Supplement: USD360 * GBP289 * EUR338 * AUD555

Uganda - Fox's Weaver Extension 2025

07 Aug 2025 - 11 Aug 2025 (5 days)

USD2,495 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Glen Valentine


Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD2,495 * GBP2,003 * EUR2,341 * AUD3,846

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP209 * EUR244 * AUD401

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