A 1-day Uganda birding safari to Bwindi.
Are you looking for a short Uganda safari excursion to the most beautiful place in the world? Well worry no more as I present you a 1 day Bwindi birding tour and cultural safari.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat to over 400 mountain gorillas out of the 1004 Mountain Gorillas that exist in the entire world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has about 17 gorilla families that are found in the 4 sectors of Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma. Other attractions that you will come across while on your 1 day cultural safari Uganda include some of the 120 other mammal species including primates like chimpanzees, monkeys and baboons, 350 bird species of which 23 species are endemic to the Albertine rift, 220 butterflies species, 27 species of lizards, geckos and chameleon, 163 tree species and 104 species of fern that call Bwindi Impenetrable National Park their home. There are also the Batwa people or commonly referred to as pygmies living in communities adjacent to the park. On this 1 day Uganda tour you have unlimited and unmatched access to the 350 bird species that habituate in Bwindi forests including 23 albertine rift endemics, some of the bird species you will cross paths with include the African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird, shelly’s crimson wing grey crown crested crane, Rwenzori apalis, western green tinkerbird, cinnamon chested bee eater, crowned hornbill and many more. Still on this 1-day safari Uganda you are put in a prime position to experience on firsthand, the rudimentary life style of the Batwa as they lived harmoniously side by side with the natural dwellers of the Bwindi forests for over 6 millennia.
Highlights of the 1-day Bwindi birding excursion
Pick up from any of the numerous Uganda accommodation hotels located in the “Geneva” of Uganda Kabale town then transfer to Bwindi. Engage in a morning birding session then afternoon epic cultural mix-up with the Batwa.
Detailed itinerary of 1-day Bwindi Birding and Batwa excursion
Wake up to the melodious twittering of several of 1061 bird species that call this pearl of Africa home as you prepare yourself for this 1-day birding excursion. Partake a heavy breakfast to get you up spirited for this thrilling day trip to Bwindi. This 1-day excursion kicks off with an early morning pick up from any of the numerous Uganda safari accommodations hotel in Kabale such as Birdnest Bunyonyi Resort or Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort then do drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park using any of our 4×4 safari van, 4x4 minivan or 4×4 land cruisers. On reaching here, you are in for an epic Uganda birding safari session as you get to search for about 350 bird species that call Bwindi Impenetrable National Park their home. After about 4 hours of hard-core birding session return to the starting point and take a breather as you enjoy your packed lunch. Get your spirits up as you transfer to the starting point for the Uganda cultural safari. Meet perhaps the earliest inhabitants of east African plains and jungles the Batwa. On reaching this point, you will be welcomed by the happy and welcoming community members, these people with help of your interpreter guide tell you the stories of their lives in the jungle and demonstrate to you how they used to co-exist with all the other jungle inhabitants, take you through their food preparation and share a meal with you if you are up for it. You will also be introduced to the jungle clinic and showed the different herbs the Batwa use to heal their sicknesses. This calls the end on what has been an exciting 1-day excursion to Bwindi.
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