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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1 Day Mgahinga Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.-Uganda Safari News

1 Day Mgahinga Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.-Uganda Safari News

 

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 Parkyou 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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3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park- Uganda Safari News

3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park- Uganda Safari News

Overview of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park.

This 3 days Uganda birding safari to Lake Mburo National Park takes you a Uganda safari adventure to Lake Mburo National Park as you engage in a myriad of stunning activities such as a game drive birding session, nature hike, morning horse ride evening biking and a boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

 Lake Mburo National Park Uganda is one of the popular Uganda wildlife safaris destinations that is found on the western Uganda tourism circuit. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent on the geographical coordinates of 00o37’40”S 30o58’00”E. Lake Mburo National Park lies 250 km or 3 and ½ hour drive from Kampala city Uganda’s capital in the western district of Kiruhura and covers about 370 sq. km of land making it Uganda’s smallest savannah plains national park. Lake Mburo National Park occupies relatively flat lands with its highest elevation point being 1,828m above sea level and lowest elevation point is 1,220m above sea level.

Highlights of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park

Day 1of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kampala and a full day birding experience.

Day 2 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari:  Have a morning game drive and an evening nature walk.

Day 3 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Horse riding and transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park: On your first day of this 3 days Uganda tour to Lake Mburo National Park By waking up early and ready yourself for an exhilarating Uganda safari experience. Pick up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe will be done by any of our highly experienced safari guides using any of our fleet of safari cars. Enjoy your journey to Lake Mburo on this short Uganda wildlife safari as it comes with beautiful road sightings and stops that gives you a rather spectacular Uganda wildlife tour road cruise experience. have a stop at Kayabwe for a quick breakfast then enjoy a the equator experience that will fascinate given the fact you be able to straddle 2 completely different halves of this world at the same place and time since the equator line divides the planet into the northern and southern hemispheres from here. Continue with Uganda tour trip until you get to Lake Mburo National Park which lasts about 3-4 hours from Kampala. On reaching Lake Mburo transfer to your already pre-booked Uganda safari lodge then venture out to start your Uganda bird watching safari that takes you on a journey to site several of the 350 bird species that are found in Lake Mburo National Park for the entire day. Your Uganda birding safari is interlude with a lunch break then return to it for the rest of the day. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and 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 2 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park: Wake up from your peaceful slumber to the melodic twittering of the birds here as they sing joyfully to the dawn of a new day on this African savanna during your 3 days short Uganda safari. On a clear day, draw your curtains at letting the sun beam through the roam to give you a morning warm glow. Make your way to the restaurant and have a truly satisfying African breakfast treat. Jump into the 4×4 safari van or 4×4 luxury land cruiser and off you go to the open wilderness for a thrilling game drive that gets you in a prime position to see numerous wild mammals that are found in this park such as the Burchell zebras, the elands, the cape buffaloes, topis and on a lucky day, you might get a chance to spot the wild ninja cat- the leopard on a morning patrol. This game drive takes about 2-3 hours, return to the lodge and for a brief relaxation as you recount on the wildlife that you have sited during your morning game drive and wait for lunch.

After the sumptuous lunch, get out of the comfort of the lodge and take a nature stroll which gives a unique opportunity to get close to the tropical wilderness as you meet the wild animals and several of the 350 bird species that call this savanna plain home. After 1-2 hours of pure hiking safari in Lake Mburo, return to the lodge for an overnight stay and dinner.

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 3 of the 3 Days Lake Mburo Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Lake Mburo Park: Have another round of breakfast then transfer to the horse stables to begin your Uganda wildlife safaris horse riding adventure which sees you traverse this spectacular ecosystem without the annoying noises of the 4×4 safari land cruiser. This ride gives you the peace of mind you need to enjoy a savanna horse ride since the only sounds you get to listen to are those of nature and the galloping steps of your horse but not those of a revving engine of a 4×4 safari van. Return to the lodge and have an African buffet luncheon then check out of the lodge and embark on the return journey to Kampala.

Extend your short Uganda wildlife safari with a visit to Semuliki National Park which gives you more another perspective on Uganda safari birding experience. Semuliki National Park Uganda has over 441bird species with many Congo biome endemic species as well as Albertine rift endemics. On your safari tour to Semuliki National Parkyou are free to choose to lodge in any 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.

 

 

1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour / 1 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari In Lake Mburo National Park-Uganda SafariNews

1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour / 1 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari In Lake Mburo National Park-Uganda SafariNews

Overview 1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour / 1 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari In Lake Mburo National Park

This 1 day Uganda wildlife safari to lake mburo takes you on a Uganda safari exploration journey to the whispers of the wild lake mburo national park as you get to do a thrilling Uganda birding safari as well as the quad biking in the park

Lake Mburo National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the east African region on the African continent on the geographical co-ordinates of 00o37’40”S 30o58’00”E. Lake mburo national park lies 277 km or 3 and ½ hour drive from Kampala city Uganda’s capital in the western district of Kiruhura and covers about 370 sq. km of land making it Uganda’s smallest savannah plains national park. Lake Mburo national park occupies relatively flat lands with its highest elevation point being 1,828m above sea level and lowest elevation point being 1,220m above sea level. The park consists of a number of hills that are dotted in the park and large basins that comprises of a chain of 5 lakes that are interconnect by a large swamp system, it also has varying vegetation types that range from tropical forests, to tropical savannah plains and lowland wetland swamps.

Highlights 1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour / 1 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari In Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo national park engage in a morning birding session as well as afternoon quad biking

Detailed Itinerary1 Day Lake Mburo Wildlife Safari In Uganda Tour / 1 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari In Lake Mburo National Park

Ready yourself for an early morning pick up by our guide from any hotel either kampala or Entebbe using any of our fleet of safari cars for hire which include 4×4 supercustom, 4×4 luxury land cruisers and 4×4 safari vans. The journey to lake Mburo is relatively short lasting only 2.5-3 hours. On arrival in lake Mburo National Park on this 1 day safari Uganda,  begin your Uganda bird watching safari with a transfer to any of the birding spots in this park which culminates into a sight of several of the 350 bird species here which include black billed barbet, yellow throated long claw, southern red bishop, Nubian woodpecker, emerald spotted wood dove, brown parrot, barefaced go away bird, crested francolin and many more. Extend your short Uganda wildlife safari with a visit to Semuliki National Park which gives you more another perspective on Uganda safari birding experience. Still not satisfied with a birding excursion in lake mburo nationa park? Checkout Semuliki National Park. 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.

After about 3 hours of nothing but hardcore birding transfer to any of the lodges here and enjoy a nice lunch. The end of this lunch sets you up for a thriller which is an adrenal rising quad biking experience as you enjoy traversing various parts of  this lake mburo. During this experience, you will still site most of the wild animals here.  After 2 hours of quad biking,embark on a return journey back to kampala and this ends your day trip to lake mburo national park.

 

 

1 Day Kibale Birding Safari in Uganda / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Kibale Forest- Uganda Safari News

1 Day Kibale Birding Safari in Uganda / 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Kibale Forest- Uganda Safari News

Overview of the 1 Day Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda / 1 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest

 Are you looking for a short Uganda safari to do a  Uganda birding safari excursion around Fort Portal town? Here is a 1-day Uganda safari tour to Kibale that will get you traversing the jungles of Kibale as you enjoy Uganda bird watching safari spectacle as well as a guided nature walk in the Bigodi wetlands 

Kibale National Park is one of the destinations in uganda that are highly thought for on a uganda tour. This is so because Kibale National Park is gifted with a wide biodiversity that includes 13 primate species, over 350 bird species, 300 tree species and 200 butterflies species. Kibale National Park is located about 40 minutes drive from Fort portal and 312km from Kampala city the capital of Uganda. 

The highlights of the 1-Day Uganda Birding Safari in Kibale Park /1-Day   Birding Safari to Kibale National Park with a Guided Nature Walk

Transfer from fort portal to Kibale National Park. Engage in a morning birding session and guided afternoon nature walk.

Detailed itinerary of the 1-Day Uganda Birding Safari in Kibale Park /1-Day   Birding Safari to Kibale National Park with a Guided Nature Walk

This Uganda tours adventure begins with you waking up early in the morning and get yourself ready for an early pick up from your hotel in Fort portal. This puts you a short Uganda tour journey to Kibale Forest National Park which lasts about 40 minutes to get there. After having a briefing about the dos and don ts inside the park then kick off your Uganda birding safari expedition into the forest in the company of a professional and experienced guide who will lead you to numerous birding spots inside the forest. During this Uganda bird watching excursion, you will encounter several of the 350 bird species that are found here such as the Abyssinian ground thrush, African pitta, green breasted pitta, pin tailed whydah, grey parrot, Rwenzori appalis, Cassin’s spinetail, crowned eagle, dusky  Crimsonwing, western nicator, white-naped pigeon, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, sunbird. Brown illadopsis, and the great blue turaco.

Similar Uganda Adventures

If you are still interested in seeing many of these birds but you are not very near Kibale National Park, you can make a tour Uganda journey to another safari in Uganda destinations such as Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Semuliki National Park which is dubbed as the true birder’s haven for a truly thrilling birding expedition. To crown it all up,  Rwenzori mountains National Park and Bwindi impenetrable national park have the Albertine rift endemics which you might not see in Kibale national park such as the handsome francolin, Rwenzori turaco, regal sunbird, Rwenzori batis. If you decide to visit Semuliki national park, you are in for a magical magical encounter that will culminate into sighting several of the 441 bird species here which include some Albertine and congo biome species such as the Nkulengu rail. On you visit Semuliki National Park you get to stay at any of the various Uganda safari accommodation in Semuliki National ParkUganda such as such Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko game lodge and many more. Other tourists attractions in Semuliki National Park include Sempaya hot springs and the Bambuti people. On your safari visit to Semuliki national park Uganda, you get to engage in various tourist activities in Semuliki National Park like birding for starters, cultural encounters and nature walks 

After about 4 hours of birding in Kibale national park, you return to the centre and share of the birds you have spotted for future reference. Transfer to any of the numerous lodges that are found here for lunch and relax as you recover your energy for the next Uganda wildlife safari adventure which sees you transfer to Bigodi wetland located just at the fringes of Kibale National Park. Engage in a nice nature walk to over the wooden platform traversing the wetlands of Bigodi. Get to see some of the wildlife that exists here such as birds like the great blue turaco and you may come across some primates such as Vervet monkeys. The end of this activity concludes your 1-day excursion in Kibale National Park then embark on a return journey to fort portal town.

You can decide to extend you your short Uganda wildlife safari here in Kibale you will have a luxury of choosing from the multitude of Uganda safari accommodations facilities in Kibale forest national park such as primate lodge Kibale, Kyaninga safari lodge, crater safari lodge which will meet you upmarket or luxury accommodation facilities then for midrange standards, feel free to choose from Kibale forest guest cottages, Isunga lodge, chimpanzee forest guesthouse and many others.

 

 

2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

This 2 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park gives a chance to explore the southern sector of Murchison falls that is majorly famous for the presence of many primates and forest birds. This Uganda safaris to Murchison falls gives you chance to indulge in chimpanzee trekking as well as a nature hike following the numerous trails here.

Overview of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

Murchison falls national park is a unique ecosystem that has been meticulously preserved given the unique biodiversity that exists here. Murchison falls national park manifests itself in 2 different forms. The first is the open savanna grassland that covers the northern sector and this is home to many African savanna wild game which includes 4 out of Africa’s big 5 game which is present here and these include the lions, leopards, African bush elephants, and cape buffaloes. Other animals you find here include hippos in the Victoria Nile, kobs, giraffes and kobs, Jackson hartebeest. The southern sector is on the other hand composed of savanna woodland and tropical lowland rainforest called the Budongo forest. These forests are home to primates such as pottos monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys as well as black and white colobus monkeys and numerous forest birds.

Highlights of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 1 of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park then engage in an evening hike following any of the numerous nature trails that are this forest

Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari: Engage in a morning chimpanzee trekking then transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 1 of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

Kick-off this safari Uganda with an early morning pick from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and embark on a Uganda tour journey to Murchison falls which lasts about 5-6 hours which are filled with spectacular road sightings and road stops. You will have a lunch stop in Nakasongola at Kabalega Dinners for a sumptuous lunch prepared by a team of experienced chefs whose aim is to complement your tour Uganda safari experience. Enjoy the rest of your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. This safari to Uganda to Murchison falls comes to an end with your arrival at your already pre-booked lodge where you receive a warm welcome from the present staff members that ensure that you are fully and comfortably settled in. take a breather then begin your short Uganda tour nature hiking safari in the forests of Budongo. On this nature hike come along with a good pair of binoculars that will definitely come in handy as you get to zoom in on some of these creatures that might just be far away from your sight. Some of the inhabitants you are likely to encounter on this Uganda safaris tours while on this hike include grey-cheeked mangabeys, black and white colobus monkeys and a variety of forest bird species. after about 1-2 hours of hiking depending o your physical fitness level return to the lodge for dinner.

Accomodation:

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge

Budget: Budongo Eco Lodge, Red Chilli Rest Camp, Boomu Women’s Camp

Day 2 of the 2 Days Uganda Murchison Falls safari / 2 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari Uganda Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking

Wake up early in the morning then enjoy a nice breakfast to give the energy you need for the ultimate Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari that awaits you on this day. After breakfast, transfer to the starting point for a short briefing about the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking then start your chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda. After finding the chimpanzees, you have an hour to observe these amazing creatures as they go about their daily routines. You can take many photographs so as to memorize this hour forever. After the lapse of your one contact hour with the chimpanzees, start short Uganda safari trek back to the starting point. Have lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge then start your short Uganda wildlife safari back to Kampala.

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Take A Birding Safari to The True Birders’ Haven

Have you ever heard of the true birders’ haven before? If not, no need to worry. Let me give a brief about this unique place called the true birders’ haven. This is none other than Semuliki National Park Uganda. Just like its catchphrase name suggests, Semuliki National Park comes is indeed a birders’ paradise given its 441 bird species of which 216 are truly forest birds. Other attractions in Semuliki National Park include the Bambuti people or the pygmies, 2 spectacular hot springs as well as wild mammals. You can engage in a myriad of activities in semuliki national park which include a Uganda birding safari, a cultural safari in Uganda and nature walks. On your visit to Semuliki, you can choose to stay at any of the Uganda safari accomodations in Semuliki National Park which are near the park such as Semuliki Safari Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Mountains Of The Moon And Kirumia Guesthouse.

 

 

1Day Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls national park Uganda / 1 Day Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari In Uganda with Birding- Uganda Safari News

1Day Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls national park Uganda / 1 Day Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari In Uganda with Birding- Uganda Safari News

 

This 1 day Uganda wildlife safari gives you a chance to explore the world’s most powerful falls Murchison Falls National Park as you engage into 2 spectacular game drives over the savanna plains of Murchison Falls National Park.

Preview of 1 Day Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls national park Uganda / 1 Day Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari In Uganda with Birding

Murchison Falls National Park is located in Uganda which is found in the East African region on the African continent on the geographical co-ordinates of 02o11’15”N 31o46’53”E. Murchison Falls National Park lies 305 kilometers or 5-hour drive away from Kampala capital city in north western Uganda in the districts of Nwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo and Buliisa. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest park spanning an area of about 3,893sq kilometers. This vast expanse of conservation land is dissected by the mighty river Nile on its coarse to the Mediterranean Sea where it pours its waters. This led to the creation of the northern and southern banks of this national park. The existence of the Nile river in this game park is pivotal to the existence of animals as it provides a constant water source for them and it also nourishes the grass along its banks hence providing an all year round source of grass for browsing animals. 

The highlight of this 1 day safari Uganda is the one in the world wild game drive that puts you in prime position to have an encounter with the wild game that freely roams the plains of Murchison falls national park and these include 4 out of 5 of africa’s big five game which are lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes. Other wild game you will find here include the plain zebras, the Rothchild’s giraffes, Uganda kobs, oribi, bush backs, jackson’s hartebeests and waterbucks. In the afternoon engage in a spectacular boat cruise to the bottom of the falls as you site numerous of the water bird species that are found here 

Highlights of the 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Murchison Falls / 1 Day Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda.

Kick-off this tour with an early morning pick up from your hotel in Masindi and Packwach then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, 1 day Uganda safari is the one in the world wild game drive that puts you in a prime position to have an encounter with the wild game that freely roams the plains of Murchison falls national park and these include 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five game which are lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes.  Engage in an afternoon boat cruise over the Kazinga channel and watch several birds that roam the skies over the waters of the Kazinga channel.

Detailed Itinerary of the 1 Day Uganda Birding Safari in Murchison Falls / 1 Day Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda.

Wake up very early in the morning to the incessant but beautiful twittering of some of the 1060 bird species that call the pearl of Africa their home. Have a nice cup of coffee to get you energized for the day head on this 1 day safari in Uganda. Pick up is done from your hotel in either Masindi or Packwach then embark on a wonderful safari to Uganda road adventure that lasts between 1.5-2.5- hours depending on the point of pick up. As you enjoy this tour in Uganda road trip to Murchison Falls National Park on a clear day, take time off to take a glance to the left side and marvel at that splendid sunrise that will definitely warm your spirit up. Keep your eyes in the window and glance at the lush green landscape that gives you a sneak pick what’s to come ahead. 

 

On arrival here, transfer to one of the numerous game drive tracks and begin your memorable short Uganda tour with a transfer to any one of the numerous game tracks like Pakuba, Buligi, Victoria, commonwealth for a spectacular Uganda wildlife safari encounter. As you do this gamed drive, have your eyes glued out as you might chance a site to the king of the jungle the lion as he goes about his daily rounds, also watch out for the spotted leopards that are usually found here. Don’t miss the site of the largest land mammals the African bush elephants as they browse the lands here, the stubborn cape buffaloes also traverse these plains so just keep an eye  out for them, the tallest land mammals the giraffes are also just around the corner as well as the Burchell zebras and many more such as antelopes.T

The Spectacular Boat Cruise

After 2-3 hours retreat to one of the lodges found in this great paradise then enjoy a nicely crafted lunch that will tartalise your taste buds as a compliment on this1 day Uganda safari tour. Brace yourself for a second round of pure bliss as you transfer to the Paara jetty for a spectacular boat cruise that will give you a memorable encounter with numerous water bird species such as the king fishers, goliath herons and the shoebills. Enjoy a relaxed cruise over the Victorian Nile waters as you approach the gigantic and thunder roaring Murchison falls at their base formed after a wrestling through an 8m ravine before fall tumbling 43m below and forms a plume of spray forming dramatic but beautiful scenery that has been ironically termed as the Devils Cauldron.  The end of this birding session over the waters of the Nile ends this birding safari that has seen us explore Murchison falls national park. Climax this Uganda safari tours with a return journey to your lodge.

Where else in Uganda to do get a truly magical Uganda wildlife experience?

Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and you can decide to extend your Uganda tour to other Uganda safari destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Semuliki National Reserve Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda and all this can be done by buying any of our safari Uganda packages like 

 

 

Congo Biodiversity bird species in Semuliki National Park – Uganda safari News

Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semuliki Valley on the remote, Western side of the Rwenzori Mountains. Semuliki park is part of the Guinea-Congo biome, the only lowland semi-deciduous forest in Uganda with a spectacular scenic beauty enhanced by the presence of hot springs found within the park.

A total number of 53 mammal species have been recorded of which species of large mammals and 7 species of small mammals have not been recorded in other parks including the recently discovered Bongo Antelope. Eight species occur nowhere else in Eastern Africa such as, mona monkey, forest buffalo, bay duiker, beecroft’s flying squirrel, pygmy flying squirrel, little collared fruit bat, water chevrotain and target rat. The park also habits over 300 butterfly species and a few of them can be spotted in the forest during nature walks.

Semuliki National Park Uganda is home to nine primate species, including De Brazza’s monkey, and many mammals not found elsewhere in Uganda, such as Zenker’s flying mice. Both the resident elephant and buffalo are the forest variety, smaller than their savannah comrades.

The area that Semuliki National Park covers is a distinct ecosystem within the larger Albertine Rift ecosystem. Of the 1047 birds in Uganda, 440 bird species (43%) are found in Semuliki National park. Albertine Rift Endemics such as the Dwarf Honey guide and Purple-breasted Sunbird can occasionally be sighted. All these has attracted a big number of tourists for Uganda safaris particularly for activities like Uganda wildlife safaris, Nature walks, Uganda birding safaris,Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda cultural safaris and Uganda adventure safaris.

Some of the Congo Biome species /Congo Biodiversity species in Semuliki National Park

In this article we have described five bird species including; Long tailed Hawk, Lyre tailed honey guide, Congo Serpent Eagle, Nkulengu Rail, and the Black wattled Hornbill.

Long tailed Hawk

An adult Long Tailed Hawk adult as seen in the picture is characterized by lighter grey on the cheeks and veil, and darker on the wings. The rump is smoke grey, sometimes with white spots; the upper tail coverts pure white. The tail is black, graduated, the feathers tipped white and with four irregular crossbars of white. The primaries and secondaries are brown, barred black and notched with white on base of inner webs. The chin and lower throat are grey. The underside of wings and tail are barred black and white. The eyes are reddish yellow, the cere and feet pale yellow.

The immature Long Tailed Hawks are blackish brown above, including the upper-tail coverts, with tawny markings. The tail is broadly banded black and brown above, black and white below, perhaps shorter than that of the adult. The under parts are white, sometimes almost unmarked, sometimes with large blackish spots on breast and sides.

The long-tailed hawk primarily eats squirrels, especially scaly-tailed squirrels and small birds. It can also hunt chicken in the villages close to the forest. It kills prey by breaking the neck. This bird is also known to attack hammer-headed fruit bats. Its strong legs and feet suggest its main prey are mammals.

The mating season occurs in July and August, when the pair build a nest on a high tree.

Lyre tailed honey guide

The lyre-tailed honeyguide is named after the lyre, a stringed instrument that is played by plucking the strings. Its tail looks similar to the U-shaped instrument.

Lyre-tailed honeyguides are dull-colored birds characterized of a long, lyre-shaped tail which is U-shaped, and two middle pairs of retrices. It has paired flight feathers of the tail, which extend from the tail edges that are curved outward at distal ends (away from the point of attachment). Its outermost retrices are narrow and short. The birds also have a white under surface about the tail normally seen as they fly, olive-green upperparts, and whitish under parts.

Most honeyguides sexes look alike however, the males and females of the Lyre tailed honey guide look different with respect to their plumage. Females show some gray streaks on the rear underbelly, and their tail is not as large. Adults are about 6 inches (17 centimeters) long and weigh between 1.7 and 2.2 ounces (47.0 and 61.5 grams).

Lyre-tailed honeyguides are located in lowland tropical rain forests, primary forests and their edges, secondary forests, and plantations. They eat beeswax, bee larvae, termites, insects, spiders, and fig fruits.

Lyre-tailed honeyguides are not believed to migrate. The mating display of lyre-tailed honey guides is very interesting. Males fly around while singing several “pee-pee” notes, which go into “ve-bek, ve-vek.” They then go into a rapid and steep dive with their tail feathers spread out. These feathers brush against the wind to make a “kwa-ba kwa-ba” series of sounds. Males may also fly up and down in spiral movements.

Congo Serpent Eagle

The crown and mantle are blackish brown, with brown sides to the neck and a broad brown collar. The rest of upper parts are dark chocolate brown. The tail is light brown with six broad blackish bars. The wing coverts are blackish, the lesser coverts tipped with white. The primary flight feathers are dark brown on outer web, light brown on inner, with a black tip and black bars. The cheeks are light brown, throat darker, and a black moustachial streak, and a black streak down centre of throat. Under parts are mostly white, with large round black spots. Mid-belly and under-tail coverts are pure white. The thighs are closely barred sepia and white. Under-wing again largely white, with some sepia and black spots and bars, the flights pale brown with darker bars. The eyes are dark brown or grey, cere yellow, legs and feet yellow. The males and females sexes are similar in size.

In the immatures the crown and mantle are basally white, the terminal half of the feathers ferruginous, and the tips black. Under parts are closely spotted with round ferruginous and blackish spots, which disappear gradually with age.

Lowland tropical rain forest. This is a bird of dense evergreen forest with large eyes that enable it to catch prey in the dim light of the forest.

Its diet consists mostly of snakes and lizards, including chameleons and toads. Sometimes its diet is evidenced of small mammals, however, these could have been swallowed with snakes which had eaten them earlier. Food is taken on the ground, or in trees, probably by dropping on it from a perch.

Nkulengu Rail

The Nkulengu Rail is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It belongs to the monotypic genus Himantornis. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.

Black wattled Hornbill

A Black wattled Hornbill is just one of the many species of large forest Hornbills found in Uganda. These huge birds or adult species are about 90cm in length and they make a huge noise with their wingbeats, often the first thing alerting you to their presence.

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6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
8 Days Uganda tour
13 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking safari

 

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