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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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 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.

 

 

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 

 

 

3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari

3 days Semuliki National Park
Sempaya hot springs

This 3 Days Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and wildlife will take you to Semuliki National park, a rewarding destination with incredible birds species and wildlife including chimpanzees. Semuliki National Park is located in the basin of the western Rift valley and dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin characterized by Riparian forests, rain forests to short and tall Savannah grassland. Semuliki National Park lies on an area of about 220 sq km, found Bwamba county in Western Uganda in Bundibugyo district just near Fort portal town. The park is home to about 52 species of mammals, 300 recorded tree species, 374 butterfly species, and over 400 bird species hence christening it the True birders haven.

Uganda safari highlights of the 3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari

Day 1: Depart from Kampala to Semuliki National Park Uganda

Day 2: Explore the Park- Sempaya hot springs, Waterfall visit, Chimpanzee trekking

Day 3: Depart and return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of the 3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari

Day 1 of the 3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari: Travel to Semuliki- Night game drive

3 days Semuliki National Park
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Have an early breakfast at your hotel or at your area of stay and travel to Semuliki National Park for approximately 7 to 8 hours on the road from Kampala. Have lunch along the way and later reach the park check in at the lodge, freshen up and prepare for a night game drive through the park. Semuliki National Park is still much admired for its night game drives. During the drive, you will come across the nocturnal dwellers; white-tailed mongoose, slender mongoose, standard and pennant-winged night jars, leopards, cats, hyenas, and many others. Return to the hotel, dine and rest.

Day 2 of the 3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari: Explore the Park- Sempaya hot springs, Waterfall visit, Chimpanzee trekking

3 days Semuliki National Park
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After your delicious breakfast, you will set out with your Uganda safari guide and visit the Sempaya hot springs is the largest hot spring in Uganda and the most attention-grabbing attractions in Semuliki. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 meters hole, and the water is at a high temperature. The most interesting part about the springs is that one can boil matooke and eggs in the springs and the can get ready for eating in just a few minutes.

On the same trail where the hot springs are found, there is a good spot for bird watchers on Uganda birding safaris. While on this trail, you will sight a good number of birds such as the Blue breasted Kingfisher as well as various primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, and the grey cheeked mangabey.

Later proceed, to Mungilo waterfall where you will have an opportunity of seeing more numbers of beautiful birds and it will be a great time for a birder. You will go for a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari later in the afternoon after your lunch. Return to your hotel for diner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 3 Days Uganda safari in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari: Depart and return to Kampala

Have a tasty breakfast at the lodge, and start your journey to Kampala with a stopover in Fort portal for lunch. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening for your flight or to your hotel.

End of the 3 Days in Semuliki National Park Uganda birding and Wildlife safari

The best time for a Uganda birding safari in Semuliki National Park

Situated in a remote corner, of southwestern Uganda, Semuliki National park protects the eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest. Semuliki has a large number of mainly central African Species that cannot be found anywhere else in East Africa. These include some of the continent most spectacular and sought-after birds such as Congo Serpent eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Nkulengu rail, black-wattled horn bill, and Lyre-tailed honey guide. Although it lies a bumpy three hour’s drive from Fort portal, Birders on Uganda birding safaris who make it to Semuliki national park are privileges to be birding in the true birders haven.

The best time for a birding safari in Uganda in Semuliki National Park

Uganda has one of the best climates in Africa and in the whole world. Uganda is gifted with a tropical like climate where bird watching can be done all year round. However, the best time to visit Semuliki while on a Safari in Uganda is during a relatively dry season. This is because during the wet season, there may occur heavy rains leading to flooding of some areas of the park. During the wet season, the walks trails become slippery for visitors and the roads are slippery too and not suitable for a game drive. The rainy season occurs between the months March to May and then from September to December. The breeding season however, is during the month of June and this is when the birds are very colorful.

Dress code for a Uganda birding safari tour in Semuliki National Park Uganda

Since birding is done in forested and bushy places, wearing long-sleeved shirt and trousers is necessary so as to protect your body from scratches.

Visitors are advised to wear trekking shoes since you will have trek through bushy and slippery trails during the rainy season. In most cases the trails used need hiking shoes.

Tourists should carry a sweater and a rain coat since the temperatures in the forests are low or it might rain at any time.

Carrying a hat and sun glasses for protection from the scotching sun is important.

Bring a small bag where you can pack your bottled drinking water for it will help you during birding.

You will need birding binoculars and birding guide book for better identification of Uganda safari birds.

 

 

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