Overview of the 6 days Uganda birding safari / 6 days birding & wildlife safari

This 6 days Uganda birding safari gives you an opportunity to enjoy a thrill of an epic Uganda bird watching safari experience as you get to visit 3 of the best bird watching safari destinations in Uganda which include Murchison Falls National Park which is home to 450 bird species and these include goliath heron, white thighed hornbill, Malachite kingfishers, dwarf kingfisher, chapin’s flycatcher, great blue turaco, red throated bee eaters, swallow tails and many more. This Uganda safari extends to Semuliki National Park which is famously known as the birder’s paradise given its 441 bird species that come with both albertine rift and Rwenzori endemics. Finally end your bird watching safari with a visit to the ultimate birding destination in Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species and this makes it Uganda’s biggest birding destination.  However this birding Uganda safari comes along with amazing sights of a wide variety of  savanna mammals such as the lions, African leopards, African bush elephants cape buffaloes to make it 4 out of the 5 of Africa’s big five game.

Highlights of the 6 days Uganda birding safari / 6 days birding & wildlife safari

Day 1 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Transfer to Murchison falls with Ziwa rhino trekking enroute and evening game drive

Day 2 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Morning birding experience and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 3 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Transfer to fort portal and an evening birding in Bigodi wetlands

Day 4 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Whole birding in Semuliki National Park

Day 5 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Morning birding in Queen Elizabeth and an afternoon boat cruise.

Day 6 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Nature hike and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 6 days Uganda birding safari:

Day 1 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Have a nice cup of coffee to get you energized for the day head on this 6-days safari in Uganda. Pick up is done from your hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe by one of our senior guide using any of our wide fleet of safari cars such as super customs for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, buses for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda, then embark on a wonderful safari to Uganda road adventure that lasts between 5-6- hours.  Although this is a long Uganda safari tour drive, it rather filled with amazing road sightings.  Keep your eyes in the window and glance at the lush green landscape that gives you a sneak pick what’s to come ahead. Your first stop is in Kasana at a roadside market place, while here you will get a chance to meet the natives selling an array of purely organic Ugandan fruits that will definitely tantalise your taste buds to get you energised for the Uganda tours experience that awaits you. Enjoy the rest of your ride to Murchison falls and on arrival here, enjoy a wild game drive which gives you an opportunity to see the wild dwellers of Murchison falls such as lions, African leopards, African bush elephants cape buffaloes. After this game drive transfer to your already prebooked Uganda safari lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Paara safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Sambiya Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Camp, Twiga Tales, Boomu Women’s Camp, Heritage Safari Lodge

CTFN3W Juvenile Kingfisher in flight

Day 2 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Day 2 of this safari in Uganda commences with an amazing breakfast to energise you for a thrilling birding experience ahead. Off you go into the Murchison wilderness and begin your search for several of the 450 bird species that are found here and before long you will be sighting birds like goliath heron, white thighed hornbill, Malachite kingfishers, dwarf kingfisher, chapin’s flycatcher, red throated bee eaters, swallow tails, shoe bill stork, secretary birds, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Egyptian vulture, and many more. After about 3 hours of exploring the murchison wilderness, return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon transfer to Paara for your water adventure on this visit Uganda birding excursion which is a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. This cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls puts you in a position to view some of the wild mammals that live in Murchison falls such as cape buffaloes, hippos and numerous antelope species. You are also presented with an opportunity to meet numerous waterbird species that are found in Murchison falls such as Malachite kingfishers, dwarf kingfisher, chapin’s flycatcher, red throated bee-eaters. At the end of the cruise hike to the top of these magnificent falls and you will be amazed by the tenacity of these falls as you get to see a huge volume of water wrestling through a 7 meter gorge then tumbling 46 meters below create a spectacle for you like you have never seen before. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Paara safari lodge, Bakers Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Camp, Nile Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budongo Eco Lodge, Sambiya Safari Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli Camp, Twiga Tales, Boomu Women’s Camp, Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Wake up early in the morning and begin your transfer to fort portal town. The this Uganda safari journey lasts about 5-6 hours covering about 311km to get there. On arrival to fort portal which have a nice lunch then transfer to Bigodi wetlands for an epic gorilla birding session in this wetlands which are famous for the great blue turaco as well as numerous other bird species. After about 2 hours of birding in these wetlands transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid Range: Mountains of the Moon, Fort Motel, Fort Fun City Hotel

Budget; Kirumia Guest House, Bumuga Camp Site, UWA Bandas

Day 4 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari: Begin your 4th day of this Uganda safari tour with a nice breakfast then transfer to park with your packed lunch 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 center 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. After about 2 hours of exploring Semuliki return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid Range: Mountains of the Moon, Fort Motel, Fort Fun City Hotel

Budget; Kirumia Guest House, Bumuga Camp Site, UWA Bandas

Day 5 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari:: The 5th day of this Uganda tour begins with a morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and start your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. depending on where your lodge is this journey is likely to last between 3-4 hours to get to Queen Elizabeth national park and when you get there, start your birding adventure here that gets you exploring various parts of queen Elizabeth national. Some of the birds you are likely to see include African fin foot, African hobby, shoe bill stork, black bee eater, papyrus gonolek, Caspian plover, great blue turaco, common sand martin, great white pelican, pink backed pelican, red chested sunbird, great blue turaco, grey winged robin chat. After about 2-3 hours of birding here transfer to one of the numerous lodges here for lunch. The end of your lunch break signals the commencement of your next adventure which is a spectacular boat cruise which in done from Mweya following the Kazinga channel. This boat cruise 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 in rich with a variety of water bird 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.

Accommodation

Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.

Mid-range options: Simba safari lodge, Enjojo Lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge

Day 6 of the 6 days Uganda birding safari:: This is the final day of this safari Uganda and its kicks off with a morning breakfast have a Uganda hiking safari experience as you follow of the numerous hiking trails that are found here. This hike also gives you an opportunity to still encounter more of the bird species that are found here. After about 2 hour of hiking, return to the lodge and freshen up checkout and start your transfer back to Kampala. Have a journey break for lunch in fort portal then proceed to Kayabwe for the equator experience then finally make your way to Kampala or Entebbe for an on ward flight back home.

Many travellers who come to visit Uganda, usually ensure to have an encounter with the absolutely magical gorillas hence we would wish that the next time you get a chance to visit Uganda, we recommend that you take a Uganda gorilla safari. Experience a magical gorilla trekking Uganda tour with a memorable gorilla trekking Uganda safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. During this gorilla safari Uganda, you are awarded with an hour to gaze and photograph these magical beings in their natural habitat as they go about their daily rounds. This gorilla trek safari Uganda experience still offers you a chance to site several of the 350 bird species in this tropical paradise. Take a memorable nature walk as you explore this pristine jungle during this Uganda gorilla tour, also don’t miss out on an epic Batwa cultural mash up during this out of the world gorilla safari in Uganda. Choose to engage in any of these activities on your gorilla tours Uganda by choosing any of our gorilla safaris Uganda packages such as