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7 Days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

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Overview of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

This 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks or 7 days Uganda bird watching tour is a wholly birding safari to where almost half of Africa’s bird species call home. Exclusively planned, you go bird watching alongside a knowledgeable birding guide featuring a trip to Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Semuliki National Park and Kibale forest national Park.

Upon arrival on day 1 of your tour at Entebbe international airport, you meet your knowledgeable Uganda birding safari driver guide who ensures your transfer to a hotel or lodge in Entebbe for a meal and refreshment. If its early arrival, in the evening you are driven to Entebbe Botanical Gardens for bird watching. The next morning, you are driven to Semuliki national park arriving in the evening. For the next 2 days, you do birding in Semuliki national park then after be transferred to Kibale forest national park. You are transferred from Kibale forest national park where you go for bird watching at the adjacent Bigodi wetland then after depart at Entebbe international airport.

Highlights of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

Day 1: On early arrival at Entebbe international airport, your Uganda birding safari guide welcomes you and ensures your transfer to a booked lodging facility. In the evening, you go bird watching at Entebbe Botanical gardens.

Day 2: After breakfast, you are transferred to Semuliki National Park in western Uganda on about a 7 hours’ drive.

Day 3: Following breakfast, you get into the park for a whole day bird watching tour in Semuliki National park.

Day 4: This day, you take the Kirumiya trail where you go for a whole day birding tour in Semuliki National Park.

Day 5: After breakfast, you are driven towards Kibale forest national park while birding along the way.

Day 6: You spend this day bird watching in Kibale forest national park and Bigodi wetland.

Day 7: Early morning after breakfast your driver guide picks you up for a drive back to Entebbe international airport for departure.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

Day 1 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

7 days Uganda bird watching tourOn early/morning arrival at Entebbe international airport a knowledgeable Uganda birding safari guide picks you up for a drive to a booked hotel or lodge in Entebbe. After check in and refreshment, you go for a short bird watching tour to Entebbe Botanical Gardens in the afternoon. Here you sight species like the Pink-backed Pelican, Malachite Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana and many more. In the evening, you return to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Day 2 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

After breakfast, using a 4×4 safari vehicle your driver guide transfers you on a road drive to Semuliki national park. Semuliki national park is the best birding destination in Uganda and popularly described as “The True Birders Haven” hosting over 400 bird species surrounded with beautiful Borassus Savannah and extensive grass lands that host bird species. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and rest at a close accommodation in Semuliki National Park.

Day 3 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

Following early morning breakfast at your hotel, along with your packed lunch, you embark on a whole day birding safari tour along the Kirumiya trail of Semliki national park. Here you expect to spot species like African Piculet, Nkulengu Rail, Fire-crested Alethe, Lyre-tailed, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Yellow-throated Nicator, Long-tailed Hawk, Capuchin Babbler, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Black-collard Lovebird, Leaf-love, Orange-tufted Sunbird, Red-billed Helmet-Shrike among many more. In the evening, you are returned to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

Again, to Semuliki national park, you start the drive to the park early morning after breakfast. On this day, you continue to look out for some other bird species including some of the continent’s most spectacular and sought-after birds. Some of which include the White-throated Swallow, Long-tailed Hawk, Swamp Palm Bulbul, Red-throated Alethe, Congo Serpent Eagle, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, the Nkulengu Rail among others. The birding experience on this day ends with a drive back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

Day 5 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

You continue with the birding safari in Uganda with more of a birding drive than the usual road drive to Kibale forest national park. The slow drive with your birding safari guide offers you an opportunity to sight several bird species along the way. Arriving in the evening, you check in, and spend the night at a booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

The day begins with an early morning breakfast then after get into the forest in search of the forest bird species especially the Green-breasted Pitta. You are returned to the lodge for lunch and later on go bird watching at Bigodi wetland adjacent to Kibale forest national park. With more than 200 bird species in the swamp, the Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-billed Barbet, White-spotted Flufftail, Lesser Honeyguide, Shining-blue Kingfisher, Western Nicator, White-tailed Ant-thrush, Dark-capped and White-winged Warbler are among the many sightings. You return to your lodging facility for the last night on your birding tour in Uganda.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

You have the last breakfast for your trip then start the drive back to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight. This amazing road trip past the different landscapes with beautiful sightings marks the end of your 7 days birding tour in Uganda with a drop off for departure at Entebbe international airport.

End of the 7 days birding safari in Uganda Semuliki & kibale National Parks/7 days Uganda bird watching tour

Best bird watching spot in Uganda, Kibale forest national park is also the best chimp trekking location in the world therefore a popular destination for Uganda wildlife safari tourists who would love to track primates. Alongside chimpanzee tracking, many tourists tailor their Uganda safaris to the park with Uganda gorilla trekking safari tours to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

With over 1,050 bird species noted to be in the country, anticipate to have a long bird list ticked by the end of this tour.

 

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