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8 DAY BEST OF BIRDING IN KIBALE, SEMULIKI, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARKS

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Availability : 01/10/2019
Entebbe
Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth National Parks & Mabamba Swamp
Min Age : 16

This package gives you an opportunity to 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 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,

Tour Details

Discover 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 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,

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Game Drives
  • Birding
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat Cruise
  • All Meals En-route
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • Vehicle Hire

Price Excludes

  • Air Flight Ticket
  • Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Visit and encounter the special Birds of Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth and Mabamba Swamp the best birding destinations and one of the most exciting Birding hot spots in Uganda. We expect to see more than 450 bird species typical of “African Families”, and Special Birds on this Trip includes; Shoebill, Great Blue Turacoo, African Pitta, African Green-breasted Pitta, Black Bee Eater,Papyrus Gonolek, White Crested Hornbill, Red-billed dwarf hornbill, Nkulengu Rail, Bar-tailed Trogon, Narina Trogon and about 50 mammal species mainly; Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Buffaloes, and possibly Leopards, spend time with Chimpanzees and share an experience of life time . We will visit incredible areas such as, including Mabamba wetland (swamp), the photographic opportunities on this tour are amazing and drive to Queen Elizabeth and national park. 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; Lion, Elephants, Buffaloes,

  • Bird watching in Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth National Parks and Mabamba Swamp
  • Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Visit to Sempaya Hotspring In Semuliki National Park
  • Canoeing In Mabamba Bay (Swamp) for Shoebill
  • Water Experiment at Equator Crossing Point
  • Birding En-routes
Itinerary

Day 1Transfer 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 2Birding in Kibale National Park

After 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 3Transfer to Semuliki National Park and Birding En-route

Transfer to semuliki national park. And drive through the distinctive ethnic groups that stay near the park such as Bwamba 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 4Birding Semuliki National Park.

After early morning breakfast get into the forest and checkout for the semuliki specials such Nkulengu rail, Yellow-throated cukcoo, Black Casqued wattle hornbill, white-crested hornbill, Red-rumped tinkerbird, African Piculet, white-throated blue swallow, Lemon-billed crombec, maxwel’s weaver, Crested malimbe, Blue-billed malimbe, yellow-throated Nicator and finally visit the sempaya hotspring

Day 5Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Birding En-route

After Early Morning breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal. This drive gives you an opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of Rwenzori Mountains ranges being extremely humid area and frequently enveloped in clouds gives you the best photo opportunities. Enjoy the green hills of Toro that support tea plantations, with rich cultural diversity of Batooro, enjoy birding opportunities along the way before reaching Kasese town where you will stopover for hot lunch before driving to Queen Elizabeth national Park.

Day 6Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise 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. 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 7Transfer and Birding Mabamba Swamp

As one drives to mabamba swamp you pass throgh Lake Mburo National Park, be is amazed and impressed by the remarkable scenery that unfolds in sight. The Lowlands and Grassland savannas gradually give way to the cascading hills that seem never to end. You also enjoy the indigenous long horned Ankole Cattle in their land of milk and honey before reaching Equator.

Uganda is one of the few countries that are traversed by the Equator, the imaginary line that divides the Earth into two equal halves. This point is about 72 Kilometres south of Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka Highway. At this point there are two circles made of concrete marking the equator line which is worth stopping for. You will enjoy the photo session, and proceed to Mabamba swamp for shoebill before driving to Entebbe.

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