8 Days Uganda Birding Safari

8 Day Best of Birding in Semuliki, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
This package gives you an opportunity to visit the three national parks in Uganda a home and meeting point of African savanna and West African tropical rainforests. Uganda’s vegetation is immensely diverse ranging from snow-capped peaks and Afro-Alpine moorland to dense tropical rainforests, open wooded savannah forests and acacia woodlands, riparian forests, montane forests, rocky outcrops or craggy hills, grasslands, marshes, sweeping valleys, bush thickets, and extensive wetlands.
Her location close to the equator gives Uganda a remarkable biological and physical diversity. The varied vegetation hosts abundant wildlife, primates, and birdlife mixed with the most delightful climate in the world. Visit Kibale, Semuliki and drive through Queen Elizabeth national parks. Enjoy the perfect true African wilderness of Remote Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park the medley of wonders and the vast savanna of Africa is the perfect setting for a classic African safari experience. Special Animals on this trip includes; Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephants, Buffaloes,

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park and Birding E-route
After morning breakfast drive to Kibale National Park via Mityana-Mubende. Enjoy the drive through these beautiful scenic and beautiful regions before reaching the land of beautiful Batooro people that lies within this vast tea plantation of Tooro Kingdom. These buzzling endless green dotted tea plantation gives you a fantastic view for the best travel memory with stop over for lunch at selected restaurant/lodge in Fort Portal Town. Before proceeding to Kibale National Park check in at the lodge for overnight.

Day 2: Birding in Kibale National Park
Birds of AfricaAfter early morning breakfast drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for briefing to get set to go and search for kibale specials including African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, Whit-napped pigeon, Crowned eagle, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Little greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Blue-breasted kingfisher, African Grey parrot, Scaly and brown illadopsis. In the forest. Kibale forest is regarded as the playground of the chimpanzees and it is one of the few remaining areas of rainforest in Africa. You will go through this ritual accompanied by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Ranger Guides and being the highest Africa diversity at the primates in Africa and famously known as the primate capital of the world, drive back to the lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Semuliki National Park.
Transfer to semuliki national park. And drive through the distinctive ethnic groups that stay near the park such as Bamba farmers who live along the base of Rwenzori mountains, Bakonjo also cultivate the slopes, Batuku cattle keepers inhabits on the open plains and Batwa pygmies. Semuliki valley contains numerous feature associated with central African Birds. Bird life is especially spectacular with more than 441 specie recorded representing 40% of Uganda’s Total bird species.

Day 4: Birding Semuliki National Park.
Bird life is spectacular with over 441 species of birds recorded, representing 40% of Uganda’s total bird species. The list is expanded by the riverine habitat and a fringe of grassland in the east of the park. There are 46 guinea-Congo biome species are found nowhere else in east Africa. The species to look for here are; Nkulengu rail, Yellow-throated cuckoo, Piping hornbill, Dwarf hornbill, Black dwarf hornbill, White-crested hornbill, Black casqued wattled hornbill, Red-rumped tinkerbird, African piculet, White-throated blue swallow, Yellow-throated Nicator, Leaf-love, swamp palm bulbul, lemon-bellied crombec, Maxwell’s black weaver, crested malimbe, Blue-billed malimbe, Chestnut-breasted nigrofinch, orange-cheeked waxbill, Great blue and Ross’s turacoos.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, driving through semiliki valley that sprawls across the floor on the remote, western side of Rwenzori extending easternmost of the great Ituri forest of the Congo basin, this is one of the most Africa’s ancient and bio-diverse forests, one of the few that survived the last ice age some 12-18,000 years ago and birding en-route is colorful gifted with plenty of birds before reaching in fort portal for lunch at the selected restaurant/hotel.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast drive to Kasenyi plains for a classic African safari experience. Enjoy photograph opportunities and the Rwenzori Mountains set against the back drop of jagged wildlife viewing, herds of Uganda Kobs, and prides of Lions, Guinea Fowls and huge Elephants striding across the game tracks. Drive to Kasenyi crafts village, enjoy the Crater Salt Lake view below Kichwamba escarpment and Lake George the famous bird sanctuary.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Drive to the lodge for lunch and proceed to Mweya Peninsula for boat ride along Kazinga Channel; the oasis for the fascinating species that inhabit the park. It gives a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffaloes and water birds as elephants stride and linger along the banks or shoreline. Mweya is Queen’s focal point; jam-packed with birds and animals. Just sit back with your camera and binoculars ready; and enjoy the incredible spectacle. The cruise takes two hours. Drive back to the lodge via Katunguru gate, for overnight.

Day 7:Transfer back to Kampala
After morning breakfast drive back to Kampala via Kasese – Port Portal. The drive here is very rewarding as you enjoy the fantastic view of the Rwenzori Mountains, known as Mountains of the Moon whose snow-capped peaks are oftenly veiled by clouds and mist rises up 5109 metres above sea level and homeland of Bakonjo who have lived in the foothills of the mountains for generation and whose culture is adapted to the steep slopes and climate of Rwenzori before reaching Hima Cement Factory.
Proceed to Fort Portal for lunch and afterwards drive to Kampala through beautiful land of Batooro people characterized by undulating hills covered with Hyperinea rufa grass species. Enjoy the fantastic view of tea plantations as you drive to Kyenjojo- Mubende and Mityana arriving in Kampala in the evening. Here you drive through Northern end of Kibale National Park in Sebitoli

Day 8: Departure