Overview of the 8 Days Uganda birding safari with Gorillas

This 8 days Uganda birding safari features a quite a number of Uganda safari destinations to be visited which include Semuliki National Park Uganda, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi impenetrable National park

A Uganda safari tour to Semuliki National Park is aimed at giving you an opportunity to indulge in an epic Uganda birding safari adventure as Semuliki National Park Uganda is home to over 441 bird species that are found within this Uganda birding watching safari destination. Visit Kibale Forest National Park Uganda and search for several of the 350 bird species that are found here.  Continue with this safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth and search for several of the 600 birds here. Climax this Uganda safaris tours with a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda for a Uganda gorilla safari as well as a bird-watching safari Uganda

Highlights of the 8 Days Uganda birding safari with gorillas

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas: Transfer from Kampala to Fort portal and undertake a birding excursion in Bigodi

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas: Enjoy a full day birding escapade in Semuliki National park Uganda

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   Engage in a full day birding session in Kibale National Park

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   Transfer to Queen for a morning birding session and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:  A morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:  Spend the day engaging in gorilla trekking Uganda safari

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   Day 7 enjoy a full day birding experience and an evening at lake Bunyonyi

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   Explore Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari with Wildlife: Wake up early in the morning on the first day of your Uganda tour to Semuliki and have an early morning breakfast to give you energy for the magnificent day ahead of you on this 8 days Uganda birding safaris. Expect to be picked by none other than one of our experienced guides who will be your companion on this Uganda safari to Fort Portal which lasts about 5 hours to get there. Even though this safari in Uganda is rather short, it comes with captivating road sightings as you get to see the lush green scenery that blankets Uganda’s landscape. Arrive in fort portal town Uganda’s tourism capital that’s beautifully tucked on the fringes of Rwenzori mountain foothills, have a fine dining experience as you partake a traditional Ugandan meal prepared using fresh and organic foods to give you the best of Uganda’s taste. After this fine dining experience your long Uganda wildlife safari, next on the agenda on this experience tour Uganda/ tours Uganda is a transfer to Bigodi wetlands and kick off your Uganda birding safari as it gives you access to several of the 350 bird species that are found in Kibale ecosystem. The highlight of this birding session will be catching sight of the great blue turaco which is a resident bird of these wetlands. After about 2-3 hours of birding, transfer to one of the numerous safari lodges here for

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari with Gorillas: Wake up early in the morning for an early morning breakfast then embark on a thrilling Uganda safari/ Uganda safaris journey to Semuliki National Park with your packed lunch in any of our wide fleet of safari cars such as 4×4 safari minibus for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari jeep for hire in Uganda/ 4×4 safari land cruiser for hire in Uganda and 4×4 safari coasters for hire in Uganda The journey to Semuliki National Park Uganda lasts about 2 hours covering about 60km. On arrival to the park, begin your birding watching safari which takes you on an exploration journey of various parts of this great birding paradise which gives presents a chance to you to encounter several of the 441 bird species that are found here and these include nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, red billed hornbill, red rumped tinker bird, african piculet, white throated blue swallow. After about 3-4 hours of traversing Semuliki as you look for the birds that stay here, take a lunch break as you get to enjoy your packed lunch. Begin the second round of Uganda birding safaris experience as you search for more of the 441 bird species. During the afternoon birding session, you can decide to follow the hot springs trail which gives you an opportunity to encounter the Sempaya hot springs. These hot springs are composed of 2 hot springs i.e. the female hot springs which has a temperature of 106oc and a male hot spring which has a temperature of 98oc. Listen out to the captivating local legends that explain their existence. After this experience return to embark on a return journey to Fort Portal town where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari with gorillas: Wake up early in the morning breakfast then transfer to Kibale forest for a birding expedition. This Uganda bird watching tour kicks off with you taking a walk of faith into the Kibale jungle canopy forest with an experienced birding guide who will lead you to numerous birding spots in forest to give you an edge on viewing the various bird species here  during this Uganda bird watching excursion such as the Abyssinian ground thrush, African pitta, green breasted pitta, pin tailed whydah, grey parrot, Rwenzori appalis, Cassin’s spine tail, crowned eagle, dusky  Crimsonwing, western nicator, white-naped pigeon, yellow-rumped tinkerbird,   sunbird. Brown Illadopsis, and the great blue turaco. Transfer to one of the several lodges in Kibale for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   Day 4 wake up early in the morning and enjoy a nice breakfast, you embark on a tour Uganda road transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which located about 130km or 2-3 hours drive away from Kibale Forest National Park Uganda.  on arrival to Queen Elizabeth national park , kick off a wild drive following numerous tracks as you enjoy a one in the world Uganda birding safari session which puts in prime position to view several of 600 bird species that are seen hovering in the skies of Queen Elizabeth National Park like Chapin flycatchers, like African finfoot, African hobby, shoebill stork, black bee-eater, papyrus gonolek, Caspian plover, great blue turaco, common sand martin, great white pelican, pink backed pelican, red chested sunbird. The end of this activity culminates the end what has been a busy Uganda wildlife safari tours day with incessant wonders. Retreat back to your already booked lodge and have a fine lunch treat. In the afternoon transfer to the Mweya jetty for a relaxing boat cruise over the Kazinga channel. This gives you the best chance to view the various water animals that live here like the numerous schools of hippos and the jaw-dropping and enormous Nile crocodiles. Expect to have a bird watching safari Uganda spectacle as this channel is rich with a variety of waterbird species. After this boat cruise, enjoy an evening game drive around the channel while following the channel track. Finally, make your to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:  Day 5 kicks off with a warm breakfast to get you energize for the day ahead of you on this Uganda tour. After breakfast embark on a drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park as you search for the tree-climbing lions. After this game drive, you begin your road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this puts you on a road trip for 3-4 hours.

Accommodation

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahongany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

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Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   this day takes you begins with a nice breakfast then transfer to the park center in Bwindi with your packed lunch for a gorilla tour Uganda briefing where you get to go through the rules and regulations which are followed while engaging in ashort gorilla Uganda tour. You will be put in a group of not more than 8 people, get assigned to a specific ranger guide who will lead you on an amazing gorilla trekking Uganda tour. As you venture into the jungle, your tour guide will help you make sense of all the inhabitants of the jungle as tries to explains each the things that you will catch your eye. On finding the gorillas, you are awarded an hour to get fully indulged in observing these beautiful creatures of the wild. After this hour you get to return to the park centre where you go through another short debrief meeting that’s coupled with an award ceremony. In case time allows you have an opportunity to engage in a thrilling Uganda cultural safari encounter with the Batwa that have lived in these jungles for over 1000 years. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Camp/Silver Buck Lodge.

Mid-range: Icumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Gift of Nature Lodge/ Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Conservation Through Public Health/ Ruhija Community Camp.

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:   this day commences with another round of well thought out English breakfast. Breakfast is followed by any birder’s joy which an epic Uganda birding tour adventure that sees you traversing the various parts of Bwindi as you get to tick off numerous bird species you will sight on your bird species list of all birds in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to 370 bird species which include shelly’s crimson wing, grey crown crested crane the Rwenzori turaco, the Rwenzori Apalis, African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird. As you set off for this birding experience, please don’t forget to come along with a nice pair of binoculars which will enable you to zoom in and focus on some of these bird species that might be far away from your eyesight as they perch high in the Bwindi forest canopies. After about 4 complete hours of nothing else but pure birding joy, take a lunch break as you grab a bite to have your stomach filled and energise yourself for the second birding session in order to ensure that you add on the number of bird species that you get to tick off on your birding list. Return to the lodge check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you will have dinner and an overnight stay. On getting to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda, you have the liberty to choose to in any of the various Uganda safari accommodations in lake Bunyonyi. Some of the accommodations in lake Bunyonyi Uganda you can choose to stay for your overnight stay while visiting lake Bunyonyi include Bunyonyi Eco-Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi.

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorillas:  This day is rather quite relaxed as it doesn’t have a lot of activities involved. Wake up at around 08: 00 am have a morning breakfast after which you get to explore the various tourist attractions of Lake Bunyonyi which include the visiting numerous islands such as Akampene islands- this island was used to be a prison for girls who had gotten from pregnant before marriage also visit the leapers island which was a dumping place for people who had got the leprosy disease.

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