7 Days birding & Wildlife safari

This 7 Days birding & Wildlife safari: offers an exceptional nature and bird watching experience through Uganda’s best spots; Kibale National Park with a variety of birds, Semuliki national and Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for Acacia Associated Birds. From the shores of Lake George and Edward, through Wetlands and Forests.

 

Travel schedule

Day 1: Travel to Kibale National Park

Day 2: Kibale forest Birding and Chimpanzee Tracking

Day 3: Kibale transfer to semuliki National Park

Day 4: Semuliki National Park

Day 5: Semuliki transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 6: Savanna and Water Birds

Day 7: Return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Kibale National park

Leave early morning for Kibale forest National Park driving through the green country side, past forest reserves and tea plantations. Kibale Forest is the most magnificent of Uganda’s tropical rain forests and one the most rewarding areas to explore. The park boast of 372 bird species of which 60 percent are recorded Uganda’s forest Birds. We check in the lodge and after we go for lunch. Afternoon birding, Kibale forest birds include; Grey winged robin, Blue shouldered robin chat, Yellow spotted barbet, Black billed turaco, White-napped pigeon, Green breasted pitta, Red chested fluff tail, African pitta, Joyful green bull, Cabanis Green bull, Grey throated fly catcher, masked a pail, Nathan’s Francolin, Tinny sunbird, White collard olive back among  other. The forest is also home to 13 primate species. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

  • Ndali lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2: Kibale forest birding and chimpanzee Tracking

After early morning breakfast, we go for early morning bird watching so as to look out for white tailed anti- thrushes, Purple-headed glossy starling, Brown illadopsis, Masked Apalis, Green breasted pitta, white Napped Pigeon, Toro olive-green bull, Black billed turaco, Buff- spotted woodpecker, and Green combec. After come back to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon embark on a chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Do not forget to carry your Binoculars as the chimps tend to foliage in the tree canopies. The chimpanzee tracking may yield sightings of other primates like the colobus monkeys, Baboons, Red tailed and velvet monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Accommodation:

  • Ndali lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 3: Kibale transfer to semuliki National Park

After early morning breakfast we check out with Ndali lodge and drive to Semuliki National park for more adventure birding. We will check in to Ntoroko lodge and go for birding the whole day. Semuliki is known for Congo serpent eagle, black throated coucal, Grey throated rail, Long tailed hawk, spot breasted ibis, capuchin babber, Yellow throated nicater, Northern bearded scrub robin, Red chested owlet, Western bronze and very many others. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Accommodation:

  • Ntoroko lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 4: Semuliki National Park

After an early morning breakfast you will go for birding for the whole day in the forest. Kirumira trails have become the most popular trail because of its richness in diversity of bird species. You have need packed lunch due to the whole day activity. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

 Accommodation:

  • Ntoroko lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 5: Semuliki transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast check out with Ntoroko lodge, drive southwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the second largest park in Uganda. It has an excellent variety of birds which can be viewed and these include; Pelicans, Skimmers, kingfishers, Thick-knees, storks Martins, Swallows, Weavers, canaries, kites and many grassland specialties. Evening birding is usually very productive. Dinner and Overnight will be at the lodge.

Accommodation:

  • Ishasha Tented camp (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 6: Savanna and water Birds

After early morning breakfast go for game drive in the open savannah, an ideal opportunity to spot the savannah birds. Return for lunch at your lodge accommodation unit. In the afternoon, launch cruise on Kazinga channel, connecting Lake George and Edward, best known in the region for its diversity of bird species which include; African skimmers, Green backed Heron, African spoonbill, African crake, Water thick-knee, three baned plover, Marsh, green, wood and common sandpiper, grey headed gull, plain Martin lesser swamp-warbler and Yellow- billed Oxpecker. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Accommodation:

  • Ishasha Tented (Bed & Breakfast)

Day 7: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, check out of your rooms and head back to Kampala for your scheduled flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch

End of our Birding Safari

Includes

  • Ground transport
  • Bottled Water
  • Meal as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of an English-speaking bird guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional one

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services and souvenirs
  • Tips

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4×4 safari vans/ Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van/ Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/ guide with fuel for the whole safari. Each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up to 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

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