Overview of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari/ 2 Days Uganda Birding Safari In Kidepo Valley Park & Game Drive.

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the ultimate Uganda birding safari destinations given its rich biodiversity of bird species. Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda is one of the most sought after birding destination in Uganda with  470 bird species making it the 2nd biggest birding destination in Uganda with the highest number of bird species only behind Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species.  Some of the bird species found in Kidepo Valley include Abyssinian Roller, Abysinnian Scimitarbill, Black Breasted Barbet, Chestnut Weaverfox Kestrel, Golden Pipit,  Greater Kestrel, Jackson’s Hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Pygmy Falcon, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Kori Bustard, Red and Yellow Barbet and the Ostrich. Wild mammals found in Kidepo include 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five cats like the lions, the leopards, the cape buffaloes and the African bush elephants. other African savanna mammals you will encounter on your tour Uganda expedition to Kidepo valley national park include, the Burchell Zebras, the Rothschild’s giraffes, the hippos, Uganda kobs, Impalas

This 2 days Uganda wildlife safari is aimed at giving you a chance to search for several of the 470 bird species found in Kidepo as well as a variety of wild animals found in Kidepo National Park.

Highlights of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari/ 2 Days Uganda Birding Safari In Kidepo Valley Park & Game Drive.

 

Day 1of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo Valley National Park and an evening game drive

Day 2 of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari:  A morning birding session and transfer back to Kitgum

Detailed itinerary of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari/ 2 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Kidepo Valley Park & Game Drive.

Day 1 of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Kick off this short Uganda wildlife safari with an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kitgum then embark of a stunning journey to Kidepo Valley National Park. This journey lasts between 2-3 hours and while it lasts its spectacular as you get to see Uganda’s landscape. On a clear day expect to be entertained by a beautiful sunrise on the eastern horizon. You are likely to meet numerous Ugandans tilling their farms and also have a chance to see cotton farms that are blanketed with a white layer of cotton balls in case it’s time for cotton harvesting. Making it to the Kidepo valley gate leads ushers you into the wonderful scenery of Kidepo Valley National Park and now expect to see of the inhabitants of Kidepo showing themselves to you as a gesture of welcoming you to their home on your way to the lodge. Have a nicely prepared lunch and also have a drink to keep you cool from the usually hot temperatures of Kidepo Park. In the evening, start off you Uganda safari game drive that takes you on an amazing adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park. During this game drive, expect to encounter some wild animals like Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Hippos, Lions, Burchell Zebras, Giraffes and many more. During this very game drive, you can still take time off and indulge in a mini birding adventure as you get to see several of the bird species that roam the savanna plains of Kidepo Valley National Park. After about 2-3 hours in the wild, return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid Range: Nga Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget: Apoka Bandas

Day 2 of the 2 Days Kidepo Birding Safari Uganda Safari : Wake up early in the morning and have a nice breakfast before going all out on a birding excursion that takes you out to search for several of birds in Kidepo which include Abyssinian Roller, Abysinnian Scimitar bill, Black Breasted Barbet, Chestnut Weaver Fox Kestrel, Golden Pipit,  Greater Kestrel, Jackson’s Hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Pygmy Falcon, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Kori Bustard, Red and Yellow Barbet and the Ostrich. This birding experience lasts about 2-3 hours then return to the lodge for checking out and starting your return journey to Kitgum town.

If you are returning to Kampala from Kitgum at the end of your business activity there, feel from to make a detour and enjoy another Uganda safari tour to Murchison Falls National Park which is found south-west of Kitgum town about 280km or 4-5 hour drive from Kitgum town. Your safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park comes with an encounter with wild animals just like those in Kidepo Valley National Park such as giraffes, lions, leopards, African elephants, cape buffaloes, Uganda kobs. Murchison Falls National Parks offers something more from Kidepo Valley National Park and this a stunning boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls National Park. You can also decide to stop by Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to complement your Uganda tour to Murchison Falls and this gives you a chance to meet the 5th of Africa’s big five since its home to 22 rhinos. Here are some of the short Uganda wildlife safaris packages you can enjoy to compliment your short Uganda wildlife tour to Kidepo Valley National Park.

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subordinate younger male silverback on a fieldAlthough you have been thrilled by the diversity of Uganda’s wildlife. This isn’t all that Uganda has to offer to you when it comes to attractions and activities to see and do on a typical Uganda tour. Uganda still has so much more to offer when in terms of tourist attractions and activities. Let’s explore some of the other attractions you will encounter on a safari Uganda. Mountain gorillas Uganda is one of the 3 countries in the world which have the elusive mountain gorillas. This, therefore, means you can undertake a Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and see some of these magnificent giants.  A gorilla safari Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives you an opportunity to see any of the 18 gorilla families that are open for a truly remarkable Uganda gorilla tour experience.  Gorilla trekking Uganda is also done in Mgahinga Ngorilla National Park which is home to the Nyakagezi gorilla family. In case you would love to see some of these remarkably giant but shy creatures, Prime Safaris has tailored a number of Uganda gorilla tour packages that will give the ultimate gorilla encounter you are looking for. These come in both short Uganda gorilla tours and long gorilla trekking safaris Uganda. Here are some of these packages

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