Overview of the 1 Day Mgahinga Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
This 1-day Uganda birding safari gives you an opportunity to meet several of the 180 bird species and also an epic cultural encounter with the Batwa inside Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is found in southwestern Uganda about 500km or 12-hour drive from Kampala the capital of Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to wide biodiversity of species such as mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and 180 bird species as well as the fascinating Batwa people who are believed the earliest inhabitants of these forests. Given long drive time from Kampala to get to Mgahinga which makes a 1-day safari to Mgahinga quite impossible, this 1-day birding safari Uganda will begin from Kigali the capital of Rwanda which is quite close to Mgahinga Gorilla Park as it lies only150km or 3.5hours of a drive from Kigali.
Highlights of the 1 Day Mgahinga Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Transfer from Kigali to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, engage in a birding session then an afternoon Batwa cultural experience.
Detailed itinerary of the 1 Day Mgahinga Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Kick starts off this incredible adventure to Mgahinga National Park with an early morning pick up after early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kigali and this leads on the start of an awesome road trip adventure through the rolling hills of Rwanda. This road adventure is fascinating as your eyes are in for a treat of the truly magical experience loaded with a lot of sightings that will leave you breathless as you get to view the mountain gardens on the hills of Rwanda. you may also meet the many Rwandan children running to school in case the school term is open. This road trip to Mgahinga National Park on your birding safari Uganda via Kigali Rwanda is a very comfortable one as it is done on the tarmacked road all the way to Cyanika border which is about 125 km away from Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Cross into the Ugandan territory on this Uganda tour and be fascinated by the towering hills and the never-ending winding corners as you drive towards your final destination. On arrival to the park headquarters begin your birding expedition which puts you on a search mission of several of the 180 bird species such as African paradise flycatcher, black kite, cape robin chat, pin tailed whydah, speckled mousebird, African olive pigeon, African swift Ruwenzori batis, Ruwenzori nightjar, Ruwenzori turaco and many others. After about 3 hours of birding return to the headquarters for a short debrief then transfer to any of nearby safari lodges for lunch buffet. After this nice lunch, expect to be stunned by the Batwa way of life as you engage in a nice cultural experiential visit to the Batwa. Find your way to Batwa’s jungle clinic and get enlightened about how the Batwa used to heal themselves of their ailments. As you climax, this cultural exchange with the Batwa, engage in a spectacular signature Batwa cultural performance that comes with Batwa dances and singing. After this Batwa cultural exchange experience, embark on a road trip back to Kigali and this concludes your tour to Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
On your next Uganda tour, visit Semuliki national park have a cultural encounter with the Bambuti people who have a striking semblance to the Batwa as they have also lived in the forests of Semuliki in Uganda on the Uganda Congo border for quite a long time. During this safari in Uganda to Semuliki National Park, you are in for a birding adventure of a lifetime as Semuliki National Park has over 441bird species with many Congo biome endemic species as well as Albertine rift endemics. On your Uganda 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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