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.
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
3 - 5 with 1 local leader / 6 - 10 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local birding leader
moderate pace with some longer walks and drives
city hotels with some more basic facilities
moderate with some challenging species
Daniel Danckwerts was an excellent guide, incredibly keen and always friendly, positive and helpful. His knowledge of birds and their lifestyles was fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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