Overview of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour / 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Safari in Semuliki National Park and Queen Elizabeth

This safari gives you an opportunity to engage to indulge in a nice Uganda birding safari which gives you an opportunity to see several of 1069 bird species that are found in Uganda.

Semuliki National Park Uganda is a highly rated destination for a birding safari Uganda given its diversity of bird species that are found here which are about 441 bird species and these come with unique endemic species such as the Congo biome species and the Albertine rift endemic species.

Queen Elizabeth is a spectacular destination for both a birding safari given it has the most number of bird species in Uganda which total to 600 bird species and it’s also highly rated for a nice short Uganda wildlife safari given it is home to 95 species of wild mammals such as cape buffaloes, the African bush elephants, the lions and leopards which make it a home to 4 out 5 of the African big five game. Other animals you can encounter while on a Uganda safari tour in Queen Elizabeth include the topi, buch backs, spotted hyenas and the hippos

Highlights of the itinerary of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Transfer from Kampala to Semuliki

Day 2 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Full day birding experience

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Cultural encounter and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Morning birding and afternoon boat cruise

Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Have a nature hike.

Detailed itinerary of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour

Day 1 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: As you kick off this Uganda tour to Semuliki National Park, wake up early enough so that you get to ready yourself for the memorable day ahead of you as you get to engage in epic tour Uganda activities that will forever be imprinted in your memories. Take time off to get yourself a hot cup of tea or coffee with accompaniments to energize you for a spectacular Uganda safari that’s about to start off. Pick up is done by any of our team of professional guides who will see to it that indeed this 5 days short Uganda wildlife safari trip to Semuliki national park will forever be imprinted in your memory. Strap yourself in any our wide fleet of safari cars such as the 4×4 safari van for hire in Uganda, 4×4 luxury land cruisers for hire in Uganda. This Uganda safaris road adventure to Semuliki is a very long one as it lasts about 5 hours of Uganda safari tour drive. Although it’s rather not very long it comes splendid views of the pearl of Africa as you get to see towering foothill of Rwenzori surrounding and the meet the locals here as they go about their daily rounds tilling their gardens or riding bicycles loaded with agricultural products heading to the market centres to make a sale. Take time off to enjoy a nicely crafted lunch that is purely Ugandan given that it’s prepared from organic ingredients after making it to Fort portal town.

Day 2of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a nice breakfast then transfer to park to start your short Uganda safari birding here. As you venture out into the Semuliki wilderness, expect to meet several of the 441 bird species that reside here such as Nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, red-billed hornbill, red-rumped tinker bird, African piculet, white-throated blue swallow, maxwell’s black weaver, lemon billed crombec, orange checked waxbill.  After about 3-4 hours of traversing Semuliki as you look for the birds that stay here, return to the park centre and have your packed lunch return do another round of birding to see some of the particular bird species that have you seen already or even search for those bird species that you have not seen yet.

Day 3 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Have an early morning breakfast then go for a cultural safari experience which takes you the Bambuti people who have been living within these forests for about a millennium. After this cultural encounter, start a Uganda tour journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You have a lunch break in fort portal town then proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park.

Day 4 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Wake up early in the morning and begin your birding Uganda safari drive here and this puts you in a position to see several of the 600 bird species that are found here such as the Chapin flycatcher, pink backed pelican, martial eagle, African broadbill, white-winged warbler, African skimmer, papyrus gonolek and many more of the 600 bird species that call this savannah paradise their home.. This safari in Uganda drive lasts for about 3-4 hours then return to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon transfer to Mweya jetty for a nice boat cruise to the Kazinga channel. During this boat cruise, you have an opportunity to see several of the waterbird species that are found here. After this cruise, have another round birding as you traverse the areas around the Kazinga channel.

 Day 5 of the 5 Days Uganda Birding Safari and Wildlife Tour: Have a relaxed morning breakfast, transfer to any of the numerous nature hike trails in queen and embark on a Uganda hiking safari experience following any of the numerous nature trails that are found here. This hike also gives you an opportunity to see more of the 600 birds here as well as an encounter with the wild mammals that live here. after this hike, return to the lodge, checkout and begin your tour in Uganda return journey back to Kampala and during this journey, you have a lunch stop in Mbarara for a lunch buffet that is composed of mainly local delicacies and if you are interested in trying out local foods, this luncheon gives you an opportunity to taste a local delicacy known as eshabwe and this is a stew made out of cow ghee. The next stop is done in Kayabwe and while here you have an opportunity to engage in a spectacular equator experience during which you are taken through the variations in water movement in both the northern and southern hemisphere. Have a photo moment and also buy some souvenirs that will remind you of this short Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth and Semuliki National Park. Finally, proceed with the rest of your journey to Kampala or Entebbe to catch a flight back home.

Usually, short Uganda safaris just like this 5 days safari to Uganda to Semuliki National Park and Queen Elizabeth gives you only a sneak peek into what really destination Uganda has to offer hence on the next available opportunity to come to Uganda, you still have got some many attractions to go visit for example lake Bunyonyi Uganda. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi is a memorable one as it gives you an opportunity to pay homage to the second deepest lake on the African continent. Attractions in Lake Bunyonyi Uganda that you are likely to encounter include numerous bird species that led the locals to name it Lake Bunyonyi which means a lake of many birds. Other attractions in Lake Bunyonyi include the famous 27 islands which are Akampene Island or the punishment island and this was used by the local resident to punish young girls who had gotten pregnant before marriage. These girls were dropped on this island and left there to die. Lake Bunyonyi tours Uganda gives you an opportunity to indulge in various safari activities in Lake Bunyonyi such as canoe boat rides, island visits, zip-lining and birding and relaxation at the shores. Lake Bunyonyi is found in western Uganda and getting to Lake Bunyonyi takes you on a journey of about 450km from Kampala city. There are various Uganda safari accommodations in Lake Bunyonyi such as Bunyonyi Eco-Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi safaris Uganda are usually combined with short gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which about 60km away. A Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi gives you an opportunity to see any of the 18 gorilla families that are here. Prime Safaris organizes various tour packages that have a visit to Lake Bunyonyi as well as short Uganda gorilla safari. We also have numerous short Uganda wildlife safaris that lead you to various Uganda destinations such as Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley Park and Lake Mburo National Park Uganda which are normally visited on numerous short Uganda wildlife tours. Below are some of the short Uganda safaris as well as Short Uganda gorilla safaris

Here are some of the Uganda safari packages

 

 

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