Ready for an unforgettable adventure that combines the rare beauty of shoebills with the vibrant culture of our city? We have an exciting tour that offers you just that.
Join us on an expedition to track the majestic shoebills in their natural habitat. These remarkable birds are a sight to behold with their distinctive shoe-shaped bills. Our expert guides will take you to the swamp’s heart, where you can witness these extraordinary creatures up close. Learn about their behaviour, habitats, and efforts to conserve these magnificent birds. It’s an experience that’s not just for bird enthusiasts but for anyone who appreciates the wonders of nature.
The excitement doesn’t end with the shoebills. As we explore the swamp in the vicinity of Lake Victoria, you’ll have the opportunity to spot a plethora of bird species. Lake Victoria is home to an astonishing variety of waterfowl and wetland birds. Our guides will help you identify and appreciate the diverse avian life that inhabits this scenic area.
After the bird-watching adventure, we’ll whisk you away on a short city tour. Immerse yourself in our city’s rich culture, history, and vibrant atmosphere. You’ll have the chance to explore iconic landmarks, taste delicious local cuisine, and interact with the friendly locals. It’s a perfect way to balance your nature expedition with a taste of urban life.
A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; towel, sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for the Falls walks; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal aﬀects, light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse ﬂies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark-colours!)
The small print
˜ Cost includes park entry fees, ferry crossings, game drive ranger fees (when available), boat cruise, guided walk fees, transport/fuel, shared accommodation in furnished safari tents with bedding. Towels are not provided but can be rented for a small fee.
˜ Trip cost excludes all drinks/other personal items.
˜ Upgrades to banda accommodation can be made for an extra charge – please enquire for availability.
˜ Staﬀ tips are never expected but always appreciated.
˜ A 50% cash deposit or payment in full is required to secure your reservation. Tour bookings are only conﬁrmed once this has been received. Deposits can be made at Kampala Waking Tours or by bank transfer with prior arrangement. We accept Visa credit/debit cards & Uganda Shillings or US Dollars cash (notes printed ater 2006) Visa transactions are subject to a 4.2% bank charge. All bank transfer fees should be paid by the sender. Please note that should you choose to pay in Uganda Shillings the exchange rate can vary and the balance due will be charged at that day’s rate. We recommend paying in Dollars to avoid any confusion.
˜ We endeavor to book out all trips to a max of 8 pax. In the event that a trip has less than 6 people booked, we reserve the right to cancel, or reschedule the trip. In the event of cancellation, deposits will be refunded in full.
˜ Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please equire before booking.
˜ The price includes a free night’s camping/dorm bed at Red Chilli Kampala the night before departure (subject to availability and not transferable to another person or to be used as part payment for a room upgrade. Not redeemable for cash). Please reserve in advance if required.
˜ Discounts are available for East African residents and Ugandan Nationals, subject to a valid UWA recognized ID. Please inform us when booking if you are seeking to claim a discount.
˜ Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Kampala free of charge.
˜ Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on scheduled trips but please esquire about our exclusive trips.
˜ Take all sensible precautions against malaria.
˜ Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with ﬂash photography.
˜ Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun – Murchison is considerably hotter than Kampala.
˜ Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.
˜ We can supply packed lunches on request for Day 1. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.
˜ Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return.