Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.

Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.

Uganda Safari Lodges to Stay In While On a Uganda Safari to Semuliki National Park.

Semuliki National Park is a haven for tourists with an incessant appetite for birds. A Uganda safari to Semuliki National Park Uganda is nothing but a pure joy to people who make Uganda birding safari to this national park because it has close to 441 bird species and his makes birds Semuliki’s biggest Uganda safari attractions and birding its best Uganda safari activity.

Some of the birds that you will encounter while birding here include Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Long-tailed Hawk, Forest Francolin, Nkulengu Rail, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Bates’ Nightjar, Chocolate-backed, White-bellied and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-crested, Black Dwarf, Red-billed Dwarf, Piping and Black-wattled Hornbills.

While on your Uganda birding tour escapade to Semuliki National Park, you can choose on the several Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki  National Park or around it to act as your launch pad for your Uganda wildlife safari experience here. Although not so many, has got a fair number of Uganda safari accommodations that will give you the you a comfortable stay as you engage in several of the tourist activities here. The lodges here come in all categories which include luxury safari lodgesmid range safari lodge and budget safari lodges.

In today’s episode let’s explore some of the lodges in Semuliki national park.

These are some of the Luxury lodges in Semuliki

Semliki safari lodge. Semliki safari lodge presents the pristine and untouched feeling of wilderness as its located within the tropical wilderness of Semuliki flats. Operated by Wild places Africa which also operate other luxury lodges like Clouds mountain gorilla lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Apoka Safari lodge in Kidepo valley National ParkIt is evident that a night at Semliki safari lodge is nothing less than pure bliss of luxury given their taintless record in giving ultimate luxury comfort lodging experience at any of their brand lodges in Uganda and elsewhere on the African continent. Semliki safari lodge cares about your desire for exclusivity hence it can only accommodate a maximum of 18 guests who will be lodge in any of their immaculately well thought after and beautiful executive safari tents that have been placed under a thatched roof to give you a feeling of going back to the African roots of lodging stye with a modern touch as these come complete with ensuite amenities such as flush toilets, warm running water and are spectacularly well lit with the help of lanterns.

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Kyaninga Lodge. Although not within the Semuliki area, you can comfortably enjoy a stay at Kyaninga lodge while on your Uganda safari tour to Semuliki national park given that this lodge is located only 40km or a 1 hour drive away from the prk hence making it a great luxury choice for those visiting Semuliki park. Located on the shores of lake Kyaninga with the rolling hills of mountain Rwenzori in fort portal making a back drop to this lodge, Kyaninga lodge is an elegant place to stay as you travel to Semuliki national park. This lodge offers 9 carefully crafted cottages with private verandas aimed at giving you a beautiful glimpse of stunning works of art by mother nature in Rwenzori mountains that elegantly parade themselves all around this lodge. With en suite bathrooms that have hot water to the lush gardens with spectacular flowers its no secret that your stay at Kyaninga lodge will definitely be a memorable one. Other services at Kyaninga include a restaurant that has international European cuisines with a Ugandan touch, free wi-fii connection, lounging area and a swimming pool to cool down from the tropical heat.

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Mid-range budget size accommodation facilities can be got from

Mountains of the moon hotel. Located just a few meters outside Fort portal town, Mountains of the moon hotel is the perfect place for to stay at as you take a break from your journey to Semuliki national park or other parks like Kibaale national park and mountain Rwenzori national park. This hotel offers 33 guest rooms that have been decorated with the sleekest natural wood furniture and other fittings to give you a sense of the African wilderness with a modern touch, these rooms have ensuite bathrooms with hot water for you to enjoy a hot shower as you wind up and get cozy from a busy day of exploring Semuliki park. The hotel has a restaurant that will endeavor to prepare you any international cuisine but with a touch of the Ugandan taste. For golfers, this hotel gives the opportunity to be close to the fort portal golf course where you can go and do some good quality golfing. Wireless internet for you to stay in touch with the world as you relax in this natural pristine inspired hotel.

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Low budget size accommodation facilities include the following

Kirumia guest house. Located on the highway to Bundibugyo 10km to sempaya gate in kirumia village, kirumia guest house is your option in case you are travelling on a budget size. The guest house offers comfortable but relatively cheap accommodation to visitors. Other services here include a restaurant that provides mainly local dishes that are well prepared to give that Ugandan taste. Kirumia guest house can also arrange for your activities like chimpanzee trekking, nature walks as its only 100m to the Kirumia trail and the sempaya hot springs trail at an extra fee.

Bumuga camping site. Located about 3km from Sempaya gate, Bumuga camping site is good for low budget size travelers and anyone else who would like to do some camping under the beautiful night skies of Semuliki national park. While at Bumuga camping site you can do self-catering and all you need is to hire the cooking requirements and then you will be good to go but if you aren’t in the mood for self-catering, you can always order for your food to be prepared and brought to your tent.

Semuliki national park UWA bandas. These are accommodation facilities inside the national park that are managed by the park authority, they can host about 21 people in 5 bandas and a camping site for 12 people, these offer accommodations at a relatively cheap price ranging from 40000-82000ugx on a bed and breakfast arrangement.

Besides birding you can still engage in several other Uganda tourist activities while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting Uganda safari adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari attractions in Semuliki national park besides such as the Bambuti people, the hot springs of Sempaya and primates. All these lead to other tourist activities in Semuliki such as nature walks, primate tracking, cultural encounter and many others which will give you a great time in Semuliki park.

Would you like to visit Semuliki? You can freely check out some our our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safaris in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda. Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been feature here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas as the major attraction while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as our fascinating and quite interesting culture birds and gorillas if you need them to be included.

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Regardless of your intended length of stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tour experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth. our  Long Uganda wildlife safaris, start from  7 days to and run to as long as 18 days even more depending on your choice of number of days you intend to spend while traversing this pristine Pearl of Africa.

For those on a  gorilla safari in Uganda adventure, we have short Uganda gorilla tours these run from 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees. You can also try out our other signature Africa safaris that run through other Africa destinations such as Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania and these include Rwanda gorilla safaris and these feature short Rwanda gorilla safaris as well as Long Rwanda gorilla safaris. Kenya wildlife safaris also feature both short Kenya wildlife safaris and Long Kenya wildlife safaris. Tanzania wildlife safaris and Congo gorilla and wildlife safaris have also been featured on this website.

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An Overview of Attractions In Semuliki National Park- Uganda Safari News

An Overview of Attractions In Semuliki National Park- Uganda Safari News

An Overview of Attractions In Semuliki National Park

After having an in-depth insight into the numerous safari attractions in Semuliki National Park that makes this park a destination to look out for on your Uganda safari in the last 4 articles here, we can satisfactorily say that we can look forward to having a good time when we make this short tour Uganda or long tour Uganda to this usually overlooked but quite fascinating park. As we conclude this chapter, let’s have a preview of all the attractions you can encounter while on a Uganda safari tour to Semuliki national park.

Semuliki has quite a number of attractions which include

The biggest Uganda safari attractions in Semuliki national park are birds. Semuliki boasts of being home to over 441bird species ahttps://semulikinationalparkuganda.com/vigrx-plus-ingredients/nd these come with 216 forest birds species.  The birds that make Semuliki a Uganda birding safari destination that should never miss on your Uganda wildlife safari tour include Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Long-tailed Hawk, Forest Francolin, Nkulengu Rail, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Bates’ Nightjar, Chocolate-backed, White-bellied and African Dwarf Kingfishers, White-crested, Black Dwarf, Red-billed Dwarf, Piping and Black-wattled Hornbills, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Spotted, Lyre-tailed and Zenker’s Honeyguides, African Piculet, Gabon Woodpecker, Red-sided Broadbill, White-throated Blue Swallow, Green-tailed Bristlebill, Sassi’s Olive, Xavier’s, Swamp, Simple and Eastern Bearded Greenbuls. However, most bird watchers who make  Uganda safari tours to Semuliki come to see Semuliki’s elusive Nkulengu rail, dwarf kingfishers among others.

Sempaya Hotsprings

The male and female hot springs of Sempaya are the second biggest tourist attractions in Semuliki. These 2 hot springs are revered as the hottest water points in east Africa with degrees ranging between 96oc to 106 oc. A nature walk in Semuliki to these hot springs of Sempaya is one of the most sought after Uganda safari activity in this park since it gives tourists an opportunity to have a quick bush snack as they get to boil their own plantains and eggs and have them ready to serve in no time.

Bambuti

Making a safari Uganda to Semuliki and miss out on having a cultural encounter with Bambuti is a highly disheartening hence many of the visitors to Semuliki make sure to have a Uganda cultural safari encounter with the Bambuti as part of their tourist activities in Semuliki national park. The Bambuti are part of the safari attractions in Semuliki that draws in thousands of visitors to this park every year because these people bear such a close resemblance to the Batwa people that are found in both Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and on the fringes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kanungu.

Not only can encounter the Bambuti on your safari in Uganda escapade to Semuliki but there are also 3 other unique cultures that will give you nothing but epic thrills when you get to meet them on your Uganda safari tour to Semuliki National Park.

Mammals of Smuliki

Mammals. Usually many people think Semuliki is only a park that is known for its birding prowess but its has quite fascinating wild mammals that can be encountered while on when you make nature walks for primates. Some of the known primate species here include pygmy flying squirrel, red tailed monkeys, Ugandan red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, debrazza monkeys, bush babies and many others.

In order for you to maximize your Uganda safaris tours experience in Semuliki national park you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki safari lodge, Ntoroko game lodge, Kyaniga safari lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safaris Uganda to Semuliki national park include Kirumia guest house, Bumuga camp site. If you are interested in a safaris Uganda to Semuliki national Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd and Wild Gorilla Safaris

You can also read about:

441 reasons for a birder to visit Semuliki national park

Bird species that make Semuliki national park a truly remarkable birding destination

Sempaya hot springs the female and male hot springs of semuliki

The unique Bakonzo cultural tribe another epic attraction of semuliki national park

Would you like to visit Semuliki National Park? We can help you arrange a customized a short Uganda safari tour or long Uganda tour to semuliki and other destinations around the country. These Uganda wildlife safaris are carried out in any of our wide fleet of safari cars which include 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, buses for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda, or 4×4 safari jeeps,

To access these and more tailor made safari in Uganda and other destinations in east Africa, you can check out our website  Would you like to have an encounter with any of these attractions in Uganda? Feel free to check out our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safaris in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda. Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been feature here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas as the major attraction while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as our fascinating and quite interesting culture birds and gorillas if you need them to be included.

Regardless of your intended length of stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tour experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth. our  Long Uganda wildlife safaris, start from  7 days to and run to as long as 18 days even more depending on your choice of number of days you intend to spend while traversing this pristine Pearl of Africa.

For those on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure, we have short Uganda gorilla tours these run from a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees. You can also try out our other signature Africa safaris that run through other Africa destinations such as Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania and these include Rwanda gorilla safaris and these feature short Rwanda gorilla safaris as well as Long Rwanda gorilla safaris. Kenya wildlife safaris also feature both short Kenya wildlife safaris and Long Kenya wildlife safaris. Tanzania wildlife safaris and Congo gorilla and wildlife safaris have also been featured on this website. Would you like to have an encounter with any of these attractions in Uganda? Feel free to check out our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safaris in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda. Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been feature here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas as the major attraction while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as our fascinating and quite interesting culture birds and gorillas if you need them to be included.

Regardless of your intended length of stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tour experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth. our  Long Uganda wildlife safaris, start from  7 days to and run to as long as 18 days even more depending on your choice of number of days you intend to spend while traversing this pristine Pearl of Africa.

For those on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure, we have short Uganda gorilla tours these run from a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees. You can also try out our other signature Africa safaris that run through other Africa destinations such as Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania and these include Rwanda gorilla safaris and these feature short Rwanda gorilla safaris as well as Long Rwanda gorilla safaris. Kenya wildlife safaris also feature both short Kenya wildlife safaris and Long Kenya wildlife safaris. Tanzania wildlife safaris and Congo gorilla and wildlife safaris have also been featured on this website.

 

 

 

 

 

The Unique Bakonzo Cultural Tribe, Another Epic Attractions In Semuliki National Park-Uganda Safari News

The Unique Bakonzo Cultural Tribe, Another Epic Attractions In Semuliki National Park.

Welcome to the second segment of our story about attraction in Semuliki National Park. In the last 3 episodes that we have ventured 441 birds species in Semuliki and birds that make Semuliki a truly remarkable Uganda birding safari destination and Sempaya hot springs. In today’s episode let’s look at Bakonzo people.

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According to population census results of 2014 census, there are 850,646 Bakonzo in Uganda hence representing 0.025% of the country’s population. The Bakonzo people are closely related to the Nande people of eastern D.R. Congo in their ways of living and both the Nande and the Bakonzo are occupying the slopes of the Rwenzori mountain and certainly you will be able to encounter the Bakonzo on the when you visit Semuliki National Park

Just like many other African tribes, the Bakonzo undergo an initiation ceremony (Circumcision) especially the boys that ushers them into adulthood. Though no longer very much practiced as of today among Bakonzo, circumcision had to be done by the Bamba as it was a taboo for a Mukonzo to circumcise a fellow Mukonzo. No Mukonzo was expected to marry without being circumcised.

Just like many other African societies, when it came to courtship and marriage among the Bakonzo, the parents of the children had to do the scouting for a good suitor for their child.

Naming among the Bakonzo

The most unique cultural norm about the Bakonzo is their naming culture have a un culture when it comes to giving names to their new borns. The Bakonzo name their children following their birth positions which is unique from the rest of other great lakes tribes which usually give names basing on their clans or families. The Bakonzo have a total of 13 names for boys and girls that are born by one wife, Boys have 7 names given to them following their birth positions and these are; 1st born is named Baluku/ Mumbere, 2nd born is named Bwambale, 3rd born is Masereka, 4th born is Kuule, 5th is named Thembo, 6th is named Mbusa and 7th is named Ndungo. The girls have 8 names and they are 1st born is Masika,  2nd born is Biira, 3rd born is Kabugho, 4th is Mbambu, 5th born is named Ithungu, 6th born is named Kyakimwa, 7th born is Nziabake, and the 8th girl is called Bulubasa.

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Religion among the Bakonzo

The Bakonzo believed in 2 supreme gods ie Kalisa and Nyabarika. Kalisa was depicted as a half man like god with one arm, leg, eye, half a nose and half mouth but the structure of the Nyabarika god is unknown. The Nyabarika god was very powerful and welded powers over life death, ability to bare children or not, famine and good harvest while the Kalisa god was majorly for hunting powers. This, therefore, meant that these two gods had to be appeased by the Bakonzo in order to have success in their way of life as hunters and farmers.  Many small-sized huts for the gods were constructed and in these huts sacrifices of animals and foodstuffs were offered to appease these gods, these huts are believed to still be in existence in the areas of  Nyamugasani. But with the coming of Christianity and Islam to the region, the Bakonzo abandoned their small gods for the new Christian and Islamic faiths.

Would you like to encounter the Bakonzo?

You can encounter the Bakonzo on your Uganda wildlife safari trip to Semuliki National Park. The Bakonzo form part of the local tribes that live on the edges of this park. Besides the Bakonzo, there are many other tourist attractions that you will encounter on your safari to Semuliki national park, some of which we have already discussed in our earlier segments such as the 441 bird species, the 2 hot springs of Sempaya and numerous primates species.   In order to maximize your Uganda safaris tours experience in Semuliki national park you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge, Kyaniga Safari Lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safaris Uganda to Semuliki National Park include Kirumia Guest House, Bumuga Camp Site. If you are interested in a safaris Uganda to Semuliki National Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd and Wild Gorilla Safaris.

Sempaya-Hot-SpringsIf you decide to make a Uganda wildlife tour with an encounter of Bakonzo in mid, feel free to check out our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safari in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda. Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been feature here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as culture and birds.

Regardless of the intended length of your stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tours experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth. Long Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from 5 days to 18 days.

Mountain_Gorilla

For those on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure we also have short Uganda gorilla tours that begin with a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees. You can also try out our other signature Africa safaris that run through other Africa destinations such as Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania and these include Rwanda gorilla safaris and these feature short Rwanda gorilla safaris as well as Long Rwanda gorilla safaris. Kenya wildlife safaris also feature both short Kenya wildlife safaris and Long Kenya wildlife safaris. Tanzania wildlife safaris and Congo gorilla and wildlife safaris have also been featured on this website.

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Sempaya Hot Springs- The Male And Female Hot Springs Of Semuliki National Park- Uganda Safari News

Sempaya Hot Springs- The Male And Female Hot Springs Of Semuliki National Park.

Are you a birder who is fascinating about a Uganda safari to Semuliki National Park but you’re wondering what else you will encounter besides the several bird species that call this tropical paradise? Well, sit back and relax as I have got you covered on this. In many of our previous articles on this platform, such as 441 reasons for a birder to visit Semuliki and Birds that Semuliki truly a remarkable Uganda birding safari destination, we have seen many bird species that call Semuliki home but there a whole different world in Semuliki beyond birds and I would like to take on an exploration journey of this world. In a 2 part series, I will give you a sneak into what you can encounter while on your Uganda birding safari to Semuliki National park.

Let’s kick off today’s episode by looking at the hot springs of Sempaya

Semuliki national park Uganda besides birds is home to the magical Sempaya hot springs. These hot springs are one of the biggest Uganda safari attractions in the Semuliki national park. These hot springs were named after a Swahili phrase known as “Sehemu mbaya” which when loosely translated means difficult side, this was all due to the challenging steep rock terrain experienced by the constructors of Bundibugyo- Fort portal road along the ridges of mountain Rwenzori.

These hot springs are formed by geothermal processes when water perforates down to a depth of over 2000m and comes into contact with hot rocks. The water is heated to high temperatures usually over 100oC and it overboils creating high pressure which forces it upwards to earth’s surface. Sometimes the pressure is overwhelmingly too much and this forces the heated water to shoot up into the sky forming what is known as a geyser.

The hot springs of Sempaya were formed by the same geographical forces described but the local Bamaga clan the residents have come up with a dramatic ear-catching story to explain this rather exceptional phenomenon in their locality. There are 2 hot springs in Semuliki, one of them is named the male hot spring and the other is named the female hot spring known as Nyansimbi.

This all began when one day, as the Bamaga women had gone out to collect firewood in the surrounding forest came across a man dressed in bark cloth walking in a zig-zag way with his dog, this greatly scared these ladies hence they ran back to their homestead and informed the men back home of what had transpired, the village men came running to see this man whom no one knew of and when they saw him, they felt pity for him hence they decided to take him with them back to their village.

Once they had returned, they got this man whom they learned was called Biteete, a wife from one of the village girls. Biteete was a seasoned hunter and he continued his hunting expendition into the Semuliki plains, but one day he went out on a hunting mission but never did he return to the village, after missing for 3 days, the village men set out on a search and find mission for Biteete but they could only find his spear on the spot where the male hot springs are found today hence naming them the male hot spring.

The men returned home and informed his wife of the disappearance of her husband and with uttermost shock and grief, Nyasimbi the wife of Biteete also set out to look for her husband but she also failed to return home just like her husband had done.

The village men went back to the wilderness to look for her as well but they could only find her clothes on the spot where the female hot spring are located today hence they decided to name these hot spring Nyansimbi female hot springs after Biteete’s wife. Up to date, the Bamaga clan believe that their ancestors live below these hot springs and as result they continue to perform rituals to appease their ancestors at these hot springs annually.

Primates

Uganda isn’t referred to as a land of primates for nothing, when you make a Uganda safari tour to Semuliki, you will most definitely meet some of the primates that call this pearl of Africa just like in many other Uganda wildlife safari destinations such as Kibale national park which is home to 13 primate species such as eastern chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and many others. The other destinations where you will have a magical encounters with primates include Murchison falls national park in Budongo forest, queen Elizabeth national park in Kalinzu forest and Kyamburo gorge forest.

While on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki national park, you can hope to encounter some of the chimpanzees, De brazza’s monkey, Ugandan red colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabeys.

With all these attractions at your disposal while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting Uganda safari adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari activities in Semuliki national park besides birding. Some of these other tourist activities in Semuliki include Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Bakonzo and nature walks. In order for you to maximize your Uganda safaris tours experience in Semuliki national, you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki safari lodge, Ntoroko game lodge, Kyaniga safari lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safari Uganda to Semuliki national park include Kirumia guest house, Bumuga campsite.

Have you heard of the Bakonzo people? The Bakonzo people are more closely related to the Batwa people who you can meet while on your Uganda gorilla safari to Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Wait for more about of the Bakonzo people in the next episode of our episode about attractions in Semuliki

If you are interested in a safaris Uganda to Semuliki National Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd and Wild Gorilla Safaris these safari companies  organize various tour Uganda packages that are in form of Uganda wildlife safaris that can be either short Uganda wildlife safaris or long Uganda wildlife safaris to Semuliki National park and other national parks such as Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. and Kibale Forest National Park Uganda.

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Bird Species That Make Semuliki the Truly Remarkable Uganda Birding Safari Destination You Need To Visit -Uganda Safari News

Bird Species That Make Semuliki the Truly Remarkable Uganda Birding Safari Destination You Need To Visit -Uganda Safari News

 

Are you a birding fanatic looking for your next birding destination to visit? Grab your pair of binoculars and birding list and jump on the next available flight to visit Uganda– the truly remarkable birding safari destination which every birder shouldn’t miss for an epic birding escapade.  Uganda is splendid birding destination a Uganda birding safari can only be compared to a kid’s visit to Disney land as it spoils with numerous spectacular bird species for you to look out for during your Uganda tour.

Uganda quite a small country that can only be compared to Great Britain or Oregon state in the United States of America in size. What Uganda lacks in terms of landmass it surely compensates with its wide range of wildlife biodiversity that you can find on your Uganda wildlife safari.  Since we are talking about birds, Uganda is truly a remarkable birding adventure as its home to close to 1070 bird species. This makes Uganda home to over half of all the bird species in Africa and about 13% of the entire world’s birds. If you undertake a Uganda birding watching safari expect to encounter several of these birds many of which are endemic species to this Pearl of Africa.

In order for you to enjoy an epic Uganda birding tour make a Uganda safari to Semuliki National Park- the true birders’ haven. Semuliki national park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent on the geographical coordinates of 00o40’39”N 30o03’40”E. A birding watching safari to Semuliki National Park takes you on a 360km or 5-hour road drive from Kampala city the capital of Uganda to Bwamba county in the southwestern district of Bundibugyo.

bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Ntoroko district in the north, Semuliki wildlife reserve in the northeast, mt Rwenzori in the south and Kabarole district in the east, Semuliki National Park Uganda covers an area that is found in the Albertine rift valley basin lying between relatively flat surfaces and gentle slopes with its highest point being 760m or 2,490ft above sea level and its lowest point being 670m or 2,200ft above sea level. Semuliki National park integrates the equatorial tropical forests of Ituri with the lowland forests of Uganda.

Semuliki is one of the highly revered birding safari destinations in Uganda given the numerous bird species that are found here. For me to really explain to you why this Semuliki National Park is a destination you should give some serious consideration while on a bird-watching safari Uganda escapade, let me highlight just a few of the 441 bird species you’re likely to run into while in Semuliki on a Uganda birding tour.

  • Nkulengu rail– The Nkulengu rail, is one of the highly sought out Uganda safari attraction in Semuliki national park. This bird has a body length of about 43cm and a female Nkulengu rail has an average body weight of 390grams. This species of bird has a mottled plumage colour that is similar to that of the francolin birds. The Nkulengu rail makes a sound call of a rhythmical antiphonal duet with a series of phrases of 6 notes described as “ko-kwaw-zi-k”
  • Yellow-throated cuckoo-The other Uganda tourist attraction in Semuliki National Park a birding destination to die for is the Yellow-throated Cuckoo. This bird has an average body length of 19cm weighing in at 30g. the male yellow-throated cuckoo is bronze washed dark coppery on the neck side. This bird makes a clear flute-like whistle of 9-12 notes on the same pitch with the first note being the longest.
  • Piping horn bill– The piping hornbill is 45cm long with a medium to smallish pied hornbill, it has a white underpart and rump and the male piping hornbill has black wings with its central secondaries being broadly white-tipped and the outer tail is also white-tipped. This bird makes calls with fast series of nasal barks in a “kehkehkehkeh…” voice call at a speed of c. 8 notes per second.
  • Black dwarf hornbill– The black dwarf hornbill is a small bird that has an average of 32cm and males have an average weight of 96.6-135g while females weigh less at an average of 83.4g. It has a black hornbill with a white eye stripe and a tail with a white tip. The black dwarf hornbill makes a voice call with 2-3 high pitched whistling notes or a single high piping notes.
  • Red-billed hornbill– This species has a body length of 35cm and males weigh in at 124-185g while females weigh between 90-151g. They have spotted wing coverts and their outer tail is white. Their bills are long slender and red in colour. This species makes a high pitched single clucking notes in contactor low-intensity alarm that becomes or intense and irregular when alarmed with a “kok-kok-kok-kok-kok” sound.
  • Red rumped tinker bird– This is a small forest bird with a body length of 12-13cm and weighs 14-21.1g. both male and female tinker birds have glossy black upperparts with yellow wing bars and a red rump. The red-rumped tinker bird makes a voice call of unbroken series of a “pop” notes at 1.3 notes per second.
  • African piculet– This is a small bird species with a body length of 9-10 cm. this species also resembles the Crombec species but the African piculet males have their foreheads between chestnut to rufous colour. The African piculet makes a high trill “ti-ti-ti-ti-ti” sound call.
  • White throated blue swallow– This species is 14-17 cm long, the white-throated blue swallow has glossy dark blue upper parts with a bright chestnut crown, white throat and greyish-white underparts and underwing coverts. It has a forked like tail that is blackish blue.
  • Maxwell’s black weaver– It has a body length of 13-15cm and weigh between 25-30g. the male maxwell’s black weaver have plumage black with glossy upper parts with nape feathers that have white bases. This species of weaver birds make a soft sizzling call with a “chick chick”
  • Lemon billed crombec– It has a body length of 8cm and weighs 8-9g. lemon-billed Crombec have a short bill with a lemon color and their underpart are yellow in color. The male species has an olive grey head with pale grey ear coverts and the upper parts are also olive grey. The lemon-billed crombec makes high piercing notes of “tsiuu-tsiuu-tsiuu”
  • Orange checked waxbill– This species has a body length of 10cm weighing between 6.5-9.6 g. the male species has an orange patch from the lores to the superciliary area and also its ear coverts are orange. They have a nape grey forehead that merges with a brown mantle and back. The orange cheeked waxbill makes a nasal and strident “zee” or chi-dee-chi”

With all these bird species and more, Semuliki national park is indeed a truly remarkable birding destination. However its not only Semuliki that will give a birding experience to remember for a lifetime because Uganda is well gifted with other various birding destinations such as Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species hence being Uganda’s largest birding destination hence being Uganda’s biggest birding destination, LakeMburo National Park has 475 bird species with endemic bird species that aren’t found elsewhere like the Karamoja apalis. Murchison falls National Park is equally endowed with 450 bird species.

With all these attractions at your disposal while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting Uganda safari adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari activities in Semuliki national park besides birding. Some of these other Uganda tourist activities in Semuliki National Park include Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Bakonzo and nature walks. In order for you to maximize your Uganda safari tour experience in Semuliki National Park you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari accommodations in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki safari lodge, Ntoroko game lodge, Kyaniga safari lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safaris Uganda to Semuliki national park include Kirumia guest house, Bumuga campsite. If you are interested in a safari Uganda to Semuliki National Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd and Wild Gorilla Safari

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441 Reasons for a Birder to Visit Semuliki National Park

441 Reasons for a Birder to Visit Semuliki National Park

441 Reasons for a Birder to Visit Semuliki National Park

Are you a hardcore ornithologist or just a simple birding fanatic who is just looking for a stunning birding destination? Regardless of what you’re, it’s only right that you get that spectacular destination that will give a thrilling birding expedition you have been yarning for so long. If you get me then let’s get down to business as we make a Uganda safari to Semuliki National Park Uganda.  Getting to Semuliki National Park should really  be as easy as having a cup tea as it is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent on the geographical coordinates of 00o40’39” N 30o03’40” E. Semuliki National Park lies 360km or 5-hour drive from Kampala city the capital of Uganda in Bwamba county in the southwestern district of Bundibugyo. Semuliki National park is bordered by Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Ntoroko district in the north, Semuliki wildlife reserve in the northeast, mt Rwenzori in the south and Kabarole district in the east. Semuliki National Park covers an area that is found in the Albertine rift valley basin lying between relatively flat surfaces and gentle slopes with its highest point being 760m or 2,490ft above sea level and its lowest point being 670m or 2,200ft above sea level.

Getting Semuliki where it is today

The conservation journey of Semuliki National Park has been one full of trials and tribulations, successes and failures hence it has been anything but merry. Semuliki journey can be dated back to the colonial times of Uganda precisely in 1932 when the Imperial British government declared the area as a crown forest reserve, later on after about 6 decades in 1993, the government of the young republic of Uganda designated Semuliki forest reserve a national park covering an area of 220 sqkm to protect its rich bio-diversity.  Semuliki faced its toughest challenge yet between 1997-2000,  when this newly created park was at the center stage of the political instability that existed in the region of Bundibugyo district when the Allied Defence Forces rebel group over powered the park rangers and occupied the park offices but these were later defeated by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces which is the Ugandan national armed force by the year of 2001 hence restoring peace and sanity in the park and the entire region at large.

The birding destination you should never fail to make in a lifetime

Given Semuliki’s perfect geographical positioning between the great Ituri forests of Congo, the low ranges of the Rwenzori mountains coupled with the savanna plains of the Albertine rift and with two river systems at its boundaries  i.e. Semuliki river on the Uganda D.R. Congo border and also river Lamia entirely in Uganda with both of them flowing into lake Albert, Semuliki becomes the perfect to place for an astronomical number of wildlife biodiversity to breed and thrive to the fullest of capacity. Its, therefore, doesn’t surprise that a safari Uganda to Semuliki National park puts you at the center stage of encountering several unique Uganda safari attractions in Semuliki National Park while on your Uganda tour here.

Some of the 441 reasons for you to visit Semuliki National Park

Some of these tourist attractions in Semuliki National Park that await you on your safari in Uganda to Semuliki include several of the 441 bird species in Semuliki of which 216 are truly forest birds, these include

  • Nkulengu rail,
  • Yellow-throated cuckoo,
  • Piping hornbill,
  • Black dwarf hornbill,
  • Red-billed hornbill,
  • Red-rumped tinkerbird,
  • African piculet,
  • White-throated blue swallow,
  • Maxwell’s black weaver,
  • Lemon billed crombec,
  • Orange checked waxbill,
  • Red-chested Owlet,
  • Bates’ Nightjar,
  • Chocolate-backed,
  • White-bellied and African Dwarf Kingfishers
  •  Red-billed Dwarf,
  • Spotted, Lyre-tailed
  • Zenker’s Honeyguides,
  • Gabon Woodpecker,
  • Red-sided Broadbill,
  • Green-tailed Bristlebill
  • Sassi’s Olive

Besides bird species Semuliki still offers other tourist attractions here such as  the 2 hot springs of Sempaya and a walk to these hot springs comes with very ear-catching local folklore story behind their existence which will leave you fascinated by the ancient natives level of intelligence which coined up this story, 53 mammal species that range from large mammals like forest buffaloes, elephants, civets, leopards, water chevrotains, the pygmy flying squirrel and 9 species of duikers are still up for grabs on your Uganda safari tour adventure to Semuliki National Park. Primatologists should expect to entertain by several monkeys species here like the grey-cheeked mangabeys, Ugandan red colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and chimpanzees,. On the fringes of the park are 4 different communities of people i.e. the Batwa, the Bakonjo, Bwamba and Batuku Semuliki still caters for its visitors who are cultural fanatics.

With all these attractions at your disposal while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting safari in Uganda adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari activities in Semuliki national park besides birding. Some of these other tourist activities in Semuliki include Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Bakonzo and nature walks. In order for you to maximize your Uganda safaris tours experience in Semuliki National Park you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki safari lodge, Ntoroko game lodge, Kyaniga safari lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safaris Uganda to Semuliki national park include Kirumia guest house, Bumuga campsite.

The weather updates in Semuliki National Park

Given Semuliki’s successful marriage of both the great Ituri Congo basin forests that extend intoSemuliki from their eastern side with the truly tropical low land forests on the lower ranges of the Rwenzori, Semuliki integrates these 2 totally different tropical forests to come up with a blend of its own which is unique. The tropical rainforests of Semuliki are believed to be one of the oldest forests in East Africa as they are carbon-dated to have existed as way back as the Pleistocene age or ice age which dates back 25,000 years. These forests experience an equatorial tropical climate with an average temperature range of 18-200C, minimum temperature range is 17-20OC and maximum temperature range is 26-30oC. The annual rainfall amount received in this forest ranges between 1400-1900mm or 55-75 inches throughout the year with most of it received in two periods of double maximum between March-May and between September – December. The humidity levels range between 77-88% every day.

Who to contact for your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki National Park?

If you are interested in a safaris Uganda to Semuliki National Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd and Wild Gorilla Safaris

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A Truly Remarkable Uganda Birding Safari to Semuliki National Park

A Truly Remarkable Uganda Birding Safari to Semuliki National Park

A Truly Remarkable Uganda Birding Safari to Semuliki National Park

Are you a birding fanatic looking for your next birding destination to visit? Grab your pair of binoculars and birding list and jump on the next available flight to visit Uganda– the truly remarkable birding safari destination which every birder shouldn’t miss on your numerous birding escapades.  Uganda is splendid birding destination a Uganda birding safari can only be compared to a kid’s visit to Disney land as it spoils with numerous spectacular bird species for you to look out for during your Uganda tour.  

Uganda quite a small country that can only be compared to Great Britain or Oregon state in the United States of America in size. What Uganda lacks in terms of landmass it surely compensates with its wide range of wildlife biodiversity that you can find on your Uganda wildlife safari.  Since we are talking about birds, Uganda is truly a remarkable birding adventure as its home to close to 1070 bird species. This makes Uganda home to over half of all the bird species in Africa and about 13% of the entire world’s birds. If you undertake a Uganda birdwatching safari expect to encounter several of these birds many of which are endemic species to this Pearl of Africa.

In order for you to enjoy an epic Uganda birding tour make a Uganda safari to semulikinationalparkuganda.com- the true birders’ haven. Semuliki national park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent on the geographical coordinates of 00o40’39”N 30o03’40”E. A birding watching safari to Semuliki National Park Uganda takes you on a 360km or 5-hour road drive from Kampala city the capital of Uganda to Bwamba county in the southwestern district of Bundibugyo.

Bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Ntoroko district in the north, Semuliki wildlife reserve in the north east, mt Rwenzori in the south and Kabarole district in the east, Semuliki National Park covers an area that is found in the Albertine rift valley basin lying between relatively flat surfaces and gentle slopes with its highest point being 760m or 2,490ft above sea level and its lowest point being 670m or 2,200ft above sea level. Semuliki National park integrates the equatorial tropical forests of Ituri with the lowland forests of Uganda. The tropical rainforests of Semuliki are believed to be one of the oldest forests in East Africa as they were carbon-dated to date as way back as the Pleistocene age or ice age which dates back 25,000 years. These forests experience an equatorial tropical climate with an average temperature range of 18-200C, minimum temperature range is 17-20OC and maximum temperature range is 26-30oC. The annual rainfall amount received in this forest ranges between 1400-1900mm or 55-75 inches throughout the year with most of it received in two periods of double maximum between March-May and between September – December. The humidity levels range between 77-88% every day.

All these natural factors make Semuliki a unique place that allows nature to blossom to its peak. when you make a Uganda safari to Semuliki, you will realize that will understand why Semuliki is regarded as of the best birding safari destinations in Uganda reckon with as it plays a habitat to 441 bird species of which 216 are truly forest birds, on top of the numerous bird species in Semuliki , you still have other tourist attractions in Semuliki national park include 2 hot springs, 53 mammal species that range from large mammals like forest buffaloes, elephants, civets, leopards, water chevrotains, monkeys and 9 species of duikers. On the fringes of the park are 4 different communities of people i.e. the Batwa, the Bakonjo, Bwamba and Batuku.

With all these attractions at your disposal while on your Uganda wildlife safari to Semuliki expect to have an exciting Uganda safari adventure as there are numerous Uganda safari activities in Semuliki national park besides birding. Some of these other tourist activities in Semuliki include Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Bakonzo and nature walks. In order for you to maximize your Uganda safaris tours experience in Semuliki national Park, you need to make an overnight stay in any of the numerous Uganda safari lodges in Semuliki national park. Some of these Uganda hotels in Semuliki include luxury lodges like Semuliki safari lodge, Ntoroko game lodge, Kyaniga safari lodge which is located near Semuliki. Mid-range lodges that can be used while on a safaris Uganda to Semuliki national park include Kirumia guest house, Bumuga campsite. If you are interested in a safari Uganda to Semuliki National Park there are various tour companies in Uganda that offer Uganda safaris tours to Semuliki for birding experience and these include Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd, Wild Gorilla Safaris and many others.

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Overview of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

This 4 days Uganda gorilla tour features an encounter with the spectacular gorillas of Bwindi and also an encounter with the absolutely magical golden monkeys during your short Uganda tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is one of the pristine jungles of east Africa that has been around for over 30000 years making it one of the few natural landmarks on the planets that managed to survive the last ice age. A Uganda safari tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives you a unique opportunity to meet several unique wildlife species as it is home to wide biodiversity of wildlife including 120 mammal species of which 10 are primate species 27 lizard and gecko species, 350 bird species with 23 Albertine rift endemics and 220 butterflies species.

Highlights of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Engage in a gorilla trekking tour and a Batwa cultural experience

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Enjoy a golden monkey trekking experience

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Return to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys / 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour and Golden Monkeys in Bwindi

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: On the first day of this incredible 4-day Uganda gorilla tour involves transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Kampala- Masaka -Mbarara- Kanungu highway. This is a fascinating gorilla trekking safari Uganda journey as it comes with numerous road sightings as well as road stops. As you set off on this journey to remember which is done in any of our wide fleet of safari cars such a 4×4 luxury safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda and super customs for hire in Uganda. Enjoy an incredible stop at Lukaya roadside market where you the safari van gets surrounded by several market vendors holding numerous goodies like Uganda’s tastiest KFC –freshly roasted chicken on sticks, a wide variety of Uganda’s pure and organic fruits that will give you the ultimate taste of Uganda’s goodness. All these vendors have one goal in mind and that is to make an effort to persuade you to buy any of these goodies from them. From here, proceed with your tour Uganda journey to Mbarara, where you get to have another journey stop for a traditional luncheon. Enjoy the rest of your safari Uganda journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park and have a relaxed evening all to your self while appreciating the impeccably beautiful views of this tropical jungle wilderness on this epic Uganda safaris tours to Bwindi impenetrable jungle.

Accommodation

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahongany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Safar Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Wake up on the second day of this short Uganda gorilla tour to listen to the beautiful songs of nature composed by nature’s best singers the birds that are found in this beautiful jungle. Have an early morning breakfast at 06:30hrs. With your packed lunch, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about dos and don’ts about this entire gorilla trekking Uganda experience and this lasts for only about 30 minutes, you also get assigned to a particular gorilla family to track as well as a ranger to lead you on this magical Uganda gorilla tour experience. After the briefing, you get to start the most memorable tracking experience of a lifetime which will engage all your senses from sight as you get to see a multitude of attractions here like birds, reptiles, primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees. On locating the tracked gorilla family, you will be surprised at how gentle our close relatives are, as they may even shy away from you on direct approach. You should come along with a camera so as to have this hour with the gorilla documented forever. At the end of your hour, the guide will cut short your reunion with our dear close relatives and you will start your journey back to the starting point where you will be awarded a tracking certificate and that bring your short Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi to an end. After this short gorilla safaris Uganda experience, transfer to the Batwa community and you’re in for an epic Uganda cultural safari encounter of a lifetime as you get to meet the original custodians of these forests who have lived in these forests for over a 1000years while cohabiting peacefully with the wild dwellers of these forests. During this cultural experience, you have an opportunity to the Batwa herbalists who provide native herbs to the locals as a remedy to ailments. Climax this cultural encounter with a sounding performance form the Batwa which is really exciting and when you feel the music appealing, join the locals and groove to this African beat. From here transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

Mid Range: Travellers Rest Kisoro, Tourist Hotel Kisoro, Lake Chahafi Resort

Budget: Amajembere Iwacu Community Camp, Golden Monkey Guest House, Countryside Guest House

Intimately tied to the mountains and forests, the Batwa used to perform daily dances in honor of their land. Entering their previous home, men perform a welcoming dance.

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: Day 3 begins with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the park centre, have a short briefing, then you are in for a thrilling encounter with the golden monkeys as you get to engage in a golden monkey trekking experience. On meeting these shy but beautiful creatures, you have an hour to observe these magical beings after which you get to trek back to the park centre. Transfer to your already pre-booked lodge and have lunch. after this lunch journey to Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy a relaxing evening boat cruise on the tranquil waters of this magical lake which is the 2nd deepest lake on the continent with a jaw-dropping depth of 900m. This boat cruise also allows you to visit some of the islands that have a rich history such as Akampene or the punishment island- which was used as a prison for girls who had gotten pregnant before marriage as this an abomination among the Bakiga people who live around this lake. Transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Eco Lodge, Arcadia Lodge Kabale, Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Budget: Byona Magara Island Retreat

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour with Golden Monkeys: This day is quite relaxed as you get to wake up a bit late at 08:00 am. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee with an array of crunchy bites then check out of the lodge and embark on a return journey back to Kampala. Have a lunch stop in Mbarara then another road stop in Kayabwe for the equator experience after which you get to enjoy the rest of your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home.

Uganda is a land gifted with a wide biodiversity which includes numerous wild savanna mammals, primates, a beautiful landscape, forests and birds. Uganda is home close to 1069 bird species which constitute over 50% of all bird species in east Africa, 30% of the bird species on the African continent and close to 10 % of all bird species on the planet. In case you would like to have an encounter with several of these birds visit Uganda again for a special Uganda birding safari. This bird watching safari gives you an opportunity to visit some of Uganda’s birding destinations such as Semuliki National Park Uganda. 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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4 Days Uganda Birding Safari To Queen Elizabeth And Lake Mburo

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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4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Hiking Safari in Mt Elgon National Park

4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Hiking Safari in Mt Elgon National Park

Overview of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Hiking Safari in Mt Elgon National Park

This 4 days Uganda hiking safari in Mt Elgon National Park gives you an opportunity to traverse the lower slopes of Mt Elgon as well as other safari activities such as a cultural tour with the Basamasaba, mountain biking, then rock climbing.

This Uganda safari takes you to Mt Elgon which is located within the boundaries of Mount Elgon National Park that is located in eastern Uganda on the border of Uganda and Kenya. This Uganda wildlife safari to Mt Elgon National Park Uganda  gives a unique opportunity to come face to face with some of mt Elgon’s wide variety of attractions that range from primates like monkeys such as the De brazza monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and other mammals include the serval cats, spotted hyenas, forest elephants and forest buffaloes, duikers and leopards to 300 bird species like Moorland francolin, moustached green tinker bird, Jackson francolin, Black-collared Apalis, Black-shouldered kite, Tacazze sunbird and the endangered Lammergeyer bird.

Highlights of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Hiking Safari in Mt Elgon National Park

Day 1 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Mbale

Day 2 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:  Have a nature walk to Sipi falls then engage in rock climbing

Day 3 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:   Have a morning mountain biking session then an afternoon cultural encounter.

Day 4 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:   Return trip to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari / 4 Days Uganda Hiking Safari in Mt Elgon National Park

Day 1 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:   Wake up early in the morning and have a nice breakfast as you prepare yourself for a Uganda tour adventure of a lifetime. Our guide will pick you up early in the morning so as to ensure that you don’t miss out on any activity during this fully packed first day of this short Uganda wildlife safari to Mount Elgon National Park Uganda. This short Uganda wildlife tour takes you on any a tour to Uganda journey that covers 256km or 6-7 hours journey. As you enjoy this tour in Uganda road trip, you will be in for a variety of fascinating encounters and road stops. These include a stunning stop at Namawojolo which allows you an opportunity to taste Uganda’s version of KFC which roasted chicken on sticks and if you are a total vegetarian there is a wide variety of sweet and organic Ugandan fruits to choose from. From here, proceed to with your Uganda safari tour journey as you drive through the incredibly beautiful tropical forest of Mabira and if you are lucky, you might just some of the inhabitants of these forests such as the grey monkeys waiting for you along this route.  Have a lunch stop in Jinja and also have a relaxed boat cruise to the source of the Nile.  Enjoy the rest of your safari in Uganda journey to Mbale which only comes to an end with a stop after your arrival to the lodge.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Sipi river lodge,

Midrange: Mbale resort

Budget: Chepkui cottages and Annex, Kapkwai forest camp, UWA Bandas and cottages.

Day 2 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:  Wake up to the melodic twittering of several of the 300 bird species that are found here as they sing their hearts off to the new daybreak on this safari to Uganda in mt Elgon. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee that is brewed using a freshly picked aromatic Arabica coffee that is grown on the fertile soils of the Elgon mountain. Get into our the vehicle which can be any of wide fleet of safari cars such as 4×4 land cruisers for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, 4×4 supercustom vans for hire in Uganda and transfer to the starting place of a hike to the beautiful Sipi falls. This hike takes you through the Sabiny community and you have an opportunity to meet these amazing people as they go about their daily routines such as tending to their gardens. The little kids here are amazing as they give the most genuine and innocent smile you have ever seen. As you draw close to the falls you are welcomed by their loud thunders. On getting to the falls you will be stunned by these magnificent creations of nature as you see water plummeting 96m below the ground and this gives a beautiful view like no other. Have a photo moment at these beautiful falls of Uganda, have your packed lunch then get your rock climbing boots ready because you now going to climbing this cliff face up to the top to crown off the 2nd of your Uganda safari experience here. After reaching the top, begin your hike back to the starting point then return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accomodation options

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge,

Midrange: Mbale Resort

Budget: Chepkui Cottages and Annex, Kapkwai Forest Camp, UWA Bandas and Cottages.

Day 3 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:  The third day of this safari Uganda comes with an early morning breakfast after which you get to enjoy a spectacular quad biking session which gives you an opportunity to meet the locals that live in this area. This biking session begins from Sipi town centre and proceeds to Chema hill in Kapchorwa town the place of Uganda’s athletes. At the top of the hill, you will get to have spectacular views of the sipi falls from a far distance as well as the Karamoja plains. Return to the lodge for a locally inspired lunch buffet then venture out to meet engage in a nice cultural encounter with the local Sabiny people. During this cultural safari encounter with the Sabiny, you will have an opportunity to have an understanding of their cultural norms and practices including the infamous female genital mutilation and what these practices symbolize to these people.

 Accommodation options

Luxury: Sipi river lodge,

Midrange: Mbale resort

Budget: Chepkui cottages and Annex, Kapkwai forest camp, UWA Bandas and cottages.

Day 4 of the 4 Days Mt. Elgon Hiking Safari Uganda Safari:   Have a relaxed morning breakfast then start your return journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop in Jinja. After lunch transfer to the Jinja jetty for a boat cruise to the source of the Nile then finally proceed to Kampala or Entebbe for a flight back home. If you still have got more time in Uganda, you can extend your Uganda experience with a birding safari to Semuliki National Park Uganda. some of the Uganda safari attractions in Semuliki National Park or tourists attractions in Semuliki National Park include 441bird species, the Bambuti people a wide variety of monkey species and the famous Sempaya hot springs. Some of the tourist activities in Semuliki National Park include birding, cultural safaris and hiking safaris. some of the Uganda safari accommodations in Semuliki National park include semuliki safari lodge, mountains of the moon hotel in fort portal

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