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5 days birding safari in kibale and Queen

5 days birding safari in kibale and Queen

5 days birding safari in kibale and Queen , Escape to two of Uganda’s top birding Paradises of savannah and forest-dominated landscapes on this unforgettable 5 day Birding trip through Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Undertake a birding trip in Uganda’s second largest National Park-Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot some of the 600 bird species that call this Park home. Also discover any of the 375 bird species found in the primate Capital of the World.

Highlights for 5 days birding safari in kibale and Queen

  • Guided birding walks in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.
  • Boat ride in Kazinga Channel.
  • Visit to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary to see the wetland-inhabiting bird species.

Brief Itinerary for 5 days birding safari in kibale and Queen park

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale Forest National Park for the birding safari.

Day 2: Kibale Forest Birding and tour of Bigodi wetland Sanctuary.

Day 3: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon game drive.

Day 4: Guided bush walk and afternoon boat ride along Kazinga Channel.

Day 5: Drive to Kampala/or Entebbe, departures.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala-Kibale Forest National Park for the birding safari

After a lovely breakfast this morning, your private safari driver will pick you up from the Hotel for a road trip to Kibale Forest National Park. Located about 340 kilometers from the Capital, this Primate Capital of the World is also a birding Paradise with about 375 bird species to look out for. Have a lunch break at Fort Portal Town and continue for a Crater Lake tour that ends with a drive to the Lodge for dinner, rest and overnight.

Accommodation;

  • Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge.
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge or Turaco Treetops.
  • Basic: Chimpanzee Guesthouse or Chimps Nest.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Kibale Forest Birding and tour of Bigodi wetland Sanctuary

This day takes you into the heart of Kibale Forest National Park, one of the must-visit Important Bird Areas in Uganda. Converge at Kanyanchu Visitor Center for briefing from the Ranger guide, but make sure to carry your camera, Binoculars, drinking water, energy-giving snacks and wear hiking boots, safari pants, long-sleeved shirt and a rainproof backpack. Get briefed on the activity you are about to undertake and start the birding tour where sights of yellow-billed barbets, green-breasted pitta, Chestnut wattle eye, African Emerald cuckoo, Black bee-eater, Slender-billed weavers, African pied wagtail, Great blue Turacos, Dusky crimsonwing, Nahan’s francolin, Western Nicator, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, White-naped pigeon, Africa pitta, Crowned eagle, Abyssinian ground thrush, Red-chested owlet, and many others. While on your birding adventure, also look-out for the wildlife species especially the Olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoests monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, to mention but a few.

In the afternoon, be prepared for another birding adventure, in Bigodi wetland Sanctuary at a stone throw from Kibale Forest National Park. You will be introduced to great blue turacos, African pitta, Papyrus gonolek, yellow-rumped tinkerbird, Papyrus canary, double-toothed barbets, Black bee-eaters and White-thighed hornbills among others.

Accommodation;

  • Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge.
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge or Turaco Treetops.
  • Basic: Chimpanzee Guesthouse or Chimps Nest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Kibale-Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon game drive

Today you will take the 2-hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, situated in the western side of Uganda. Take in the views of Crater Lakes including Nyinambuga, banana plantations and roadside markets while on this drive and arrive the medley of wonders around mid-morning. Upon arrival, get checked into your Lodge and later freshen-up. Queen Elizabeth National Park is an earthly Paradise with over 95 mammal and 600 bird species in the savannah grasslands, woodland, wetlands, Lakes and deep valleys. After lunch, head out for a proper game drive that will introduce you to the elephants, Cape buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis, warthogs, mongoose, to mention but a few.

Settle for your dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Accommodation options;

  • Luxury: Elephant Plains or Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Midrange: Buffalo Safari Lodge or Enganzi Game Lodge.
  • Bush Lodge Tents or Simba Safari Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4: Guided bush walk and afternoon boat ride along Kazinga Channel

After your breakfast at the Lodge, brace up for a guided birding walk through Queen Elizabeth National Park. First get briefed by the park Ranger and start walking through the savannah grasslands, towards the woodlands and other ecosystems while spotting more of the park’s bird species. Look-out for the Hairy-breasted barbets, Black Bishop, Blue-spotted wood dove, Blue-breasted Kingfishers, Fan-tailed widowbird, Black crowned waxbill, the black and white casqued hornbills, Bronze sunbirds, Black and white shrike Flycatcher, Double-toothed barbets, and so much more. Settle for lunch and siesta at the Lodge. While on this bush walk, meet animals like Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, Topis, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks and so much more.

In the afternoon, head for the boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where more bird species such as Pied and giant kingfishers, African fish eagles, African skimmers, Pink-backed and great white pelicans, Pygmy kingfishers, Great blue Turacos, Black-headed gonolek, Blue-breasted Kingfishers, and many others are spotted.

Accommodation options;

  • Luxury: Elephant Plains or Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Midrange: Buffalo Safari Lodge or Enganzi Game Lodge.
  • Bush Lodge Tents or Simba Safari Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 5: Drive to Kampala/or Entebbe, departures

Enjoy your final morning at Queen Elizabeth National Park. After a lovely breakfast, you will be picked up by your private safari driver and transferred to the Capital or Entebbe International Airport to catch your departing flight back home. Safe journey and Kwaheri!!!!!

Inclusions

  • Park entry fees.
  • Birding field guides in all the destinations.
  • Game drive.
  • Boat cruises fees.
  • Relevant Government taxes and levies.
  • A customized safari vehicle for connecting to all birding destinations.
  • A private safari driver.
  • Bottled water.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation.
  • Meals according to the provided day’s plan.
  • Airport transfers for the last day of the safari.

Exclusions

  • Visa fees where required.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Domestic and International flight.
  • Other activities not specified on the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry fees, telephone calls, cigarettes and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), shopping and many others.

 

 

 

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