4 Days Uganda Birding Safari To Queen Elizabeth And Lake Mburo

Overview of the 4 Days Uganda Birding  Safari To Queen Elizabeth And Lake Mburo

This 4 days Uganda birding safari takes you to some of Uganda’s birding destinations which are Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species and Lake Mburo National Park which is home to 350 bird species.  dubbed the medley of wonders, indeed Queen Elizabeth is a unique destination as it is so rich in a variety of bird species and these include Chapin flycatcher, pink backed pelican, martial eagle, African broadbill, white-winged warbler, African skimmer, papyrus gonolek and many more of the 600 bird species that call this savannah paradise their home. Lake Mburo on the other hand also has a variety of bird species and some of these include African finfoot, grey crown crane, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, bare-faced go-away bird, blue-headed coucal, brown chested lapwing greater painted snipe, hairy breasted barbet, mosque swallow, papyrus gonolek shoebill stork and southern ground hornbill. Besides birds, a Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Lake Mburo National Park give you an opportunity to meet numerous wild mammals such cape buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, Burchell zebras and a wide variety of ungulates such as zebras impalas and Uganda kobs and bush backs and waterbucks.

Highlights of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari  to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth and an evening birding adventure

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari  to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: A morning birding session and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: Transfer to lake Mburo and have an evening birding session

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: Engage in a biking experience then transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari  to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: This safari Uganda kicks off with a morning pick up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe by one of our senior guides using any of our wide fleet of safari cars like the safari vans for hire in Uganda, 4×4 luxury land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 super customs in Uganda. Embark on a thrilling road transfer from to Kasese which lasts about 6-7 hours covering about 410km using the Kampala- fort portal- Kasese road. Although this short Uganda safari seems long its filled with a lot of stunning road sightings that will definitely make it seem a lot shorter and fascinating to undertake. These begin from the lush green landscape of Uganda that is blanketed by numerous trees. A site of the tropical forest of Kibale is something to look forward to during this Uganda safari journey as this forest is a place for an epic Uganda chimpanzee safari experience since it is home to close to 5000 chimpanzees. Have a lunch stop in the scenic fort portal town then finally make your to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival to Queen Elizabeth, begin your Uganda birding spectacle with a wild drive over the kasenyi sector which presents to you an opportunity to several of the  savanna bird species that are found here such as the African finfoot, African hobby, shoebill stork, black bee-eater, papyrus gonolek, Caspian plover, great blue turaco, common sand martin, great white pelican, pink backed pelican, red chested sunbird, great blue turaco, grey winged robin chat, yellow-bellied wattle eye. After about 3 hours of birding, transfer to your already pre-booked lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid range options: Simba safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: Begin the second of this Uganda safari tour in Queen with a morning birding excursion in the Kasenyi plains. This birding session is aimed at giving you a chance to sight more of the 600 bird species that are found here. besides the birds, during this Uganda safari tour drive in Kasenyi, you will encounter various wild mammal species such as  the kings of the jungle as they roam the vast plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park looking for their next meal, other wild animals you can encounter during this morning short Uganda wildlife safari drive include African bush elephant, the stubborn African cape buffalo, Uganda kobs, topis, bush backs and hyenas might be spotted. At the end of this amazing game drive, transfer back to the lodge for a truly satisfying African breakfast served with a freshly brewed cup of Ugandan coffee served with crunchy bites. Take a leisure break and hang around the lodge as you we wait for lunch to be served. After pertaining this sumptuous lunch meal dine on a sumptuous lunch, transfer to Mweya jetty and kick off your next adventure which is a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. This boat ride will give you an opportunity to interface with the most prominent dwellers of the Kazinga channel the hippos and the incredible Nile crocodiles and a variety of waterbird species such as the giant kingfishers, both greater and lesser flamingos. After this boat cruise enjoy a short game drive in Kasenyi while following the channel track and this gives you an opportunity to meet the wild mammals of Queen Elizabeth such as the African bush elephants, cape buffaloes hippos and a variety of ungulates. At the end of this drive transfer back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid range options: Simba safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, kingfisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari  to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: The third day on this short Uganda safari is a bit relaxed and gives you a chance to enjoy the morning as you get to wake up at around 08:00 am, enjoy a heavy breakfast meal checkout of the lodge and embark on a Uganda tour road trip to Lake Mburo national park Uganda which leads you a safari Uganda journey of about 3-4 hours to get to Lake Mburo. Have a journey beak in Mbarara at Igongo cultural centre for a nicely crafted traditional lunch meal. If you are okay with trying out new cuisines, during this lunch meal, ask for Eshabwe which is a local stew that is made from cow ghee. After having this sumptuous meal, proceed with the journey to Lake Mburo National. Transfer to one of the numerous bird spots that are found and search for several for the 350 bird species that are found here. this birding excursion in puts you in position to see bird species such as African finfoot, grey crown crane, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, bare-faced go-away bird, blue-headed coucal, brown chested lapwing greater painted snipe, hairy breasted barbet, mosque swallow, papyrus gonolek shoebill stork and southern ground hornbill. Transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp, Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Safari Lodge

Budget: Eagle Nest Camp, Rwonyo Safari Camp

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari Safari to Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo: This is the final day of this 4 days safari in Uganda experience, wake up in the morning for breakfast then depart for your last wildlife safari Uganda activity on this short Uganda safari and this is a wild biking experience which see you ride in the lake Mburo wilderness amidst the wild animals such as the Burchell zebras, impalas,. After this biking experience, return to the lodge for lunch checkout of the lodge and begin your return journey to Kampala with a stop in Kayabwe for the equator experience. From here, proceed with your journey to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home.

If you are still interested in more of Uganda’s birds, make a short Uganda wildlife safari visit Semuliki National Park which gives you more another perspective on Uganda safari birding experience. Semuliki National Park has over 441bird species with many Congo biome endemic species as well as Albertine rift endemics. On your safari tour to Semuliki National Park, you are free to choose to lodge in of the Uganda safari accommodations in Semuliki National Park Uganda such as Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Mountains Of The Moon, Kirumia Guest House And Bumuga Campsite. Getting to Semuliki national park is possible by both road and air transport. Using road transport, Semuliki National Park is 360km away from Kampala while a flight to Semuliki National Park lasts for about 3 hours from Entebbe international airport.

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