Overview of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife

Birds in Parc National des Volcans

Birds in Queen Elizabeth 

This Uganda birding safari gives you a unique opportunity to engage in a thrilling Uganda bird watching safari experience as you visit Uganda’s truly remarkable birding destinations Queen Elizabeth and Semuliki National Park. This Uganda safari tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park also comes with an opportunity to meet the numerous wild mammals that are found in this tropical paradise.

Dubbed the true birders’ paradise Semuliki National Park Uganda is home to 441 bird species that come with endemic species from the congo biosphere given that this park straddles both the Congo forests and also the Albertine rift hence it’s also home to the Albertine rift endemic bird species. Some of the bird species you will encounter on your Uganda safari to Semuliki include Nkulengu rail, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, black dwarf hornbill, red-billed hornbill, red-rumped tinkerbird, African piculet, white-throated blue swallow, Maxwell’s black weaver, lemon billed crombec and orange checked waxbill. On your Uganda tour to queen Elizabeth, you are in for a thrilling encounter with several of the 600 bird species that are found here as well as numerous Africa’s finest wild savanna mammals such as 4 out of the 5 Africa’s big game which include the lions, African bush elephants, cape buffaloes and leopards.

Highlights of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife: Transfer from Kampala to Semuliki and have an evening birding session

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife: Morning birding session in Semuliki then transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife: Morning birding excursion and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife: Cultural encounter and transfer back to Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife

Day 1 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife ready yourself for an early morning pick up from your hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe and commence your tour Uganda road trip to Semuliki which lies in the western region of Uganda about 360km or 6-7hours drive from Kampala the capital of Uganda. although this Uganda wildlife safari journey seems quite long its captivating as its filled with a lot of incredible road sightings like the lush green scenery of that blankets Uganda’s landscape, on a clear day, you will definitely be warmed up by the really warm sun rays as the sun straddles the eastern horizon to mark the beginning of a new day in the pearl of Africa. As you enjoy this Uganda safari tour ride to Semuliki, feel free to lower your car window and allow yourself to smell the sweet aroma of Uganda’s invisible treasure which is our purely fresh air. On arrival to Uganda’s scenic fort portal town, have a stop for lunch then finally proceed to Semulki for your afternoon birding experience. This gives you an opportunity to truly understand why this is destination is referred to as the true birders paradise given the numerous bird species you get to encounter during this evening birding expedition here. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon

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

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

Day 2 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife: Wake up early in the morning have breakfast, checkout of the lodge with your packed lunch and transfer toSemuliki for another round of birding. The second birding excursion is aimed at enabling you to have a chance to see some of the bird species you had missed during the evening excursion or even more of those that you had already encountered during the evening birding trip. After about 4 hours of pure birding bliss, begin your Uganda wildlife safari transfer to the next safari Uganda destination which is queen Elizabeth national park. this short Uganda safari road adventure to queen lasts for about 4-5 hours to get to queen Elizabeth national park. have dinner an overnight sat at the lodge

Accommodation options

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, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, Kyambura gorge lodge, kingfisher safari lodge Kichwamba.

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

Day 3 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife: Kick off the third day of this wildlife safari Uganda with a morning birding excursion drive over the Kasenyi plains this gives you an opportunity to sight several of the 600 bird species that are found in this grassland savanna game park. this birding drive doesn’t only give you a chance to see numerous bird species of Queen Elizabeth but also the various wild mammals that call this tropical paradise home hence as you search for the birds, don’t miss out on the sights of these beautiful wild dwellers of Queen Elizabeth such as the big herd of cape buffaloes, African bush elephants, topis, bush bucks and with luck you might even get to see the king of the African jungle the lions as they go about they wake up. At the end of this excursion, return to the lodge for a heavy breakfast. Relax at the lodge’s lounge as you take in the magnificent views of the sprawling savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth till lunch is served. Transfer to the Mweya jetty where you get to take part in an afternoon boat cruise over the Kazinga channel. Onboarding the boat, take to the upper deck and from here you will have 360-degree views of the entire Kazinga channel wilderness. Savor the sights of numerous water-dwelling animals you will encounter such as the numerous schools of hippos as thy take a cooling bath in the tranquil waters of the channel. Watch out for the Nile crocodiles taking a sunbath along the shores of the channel and also the numerous waterbird species that flock the channel to feast on the numerous small fish that are in the channel. At the end of the cruise on this short Uganda tour, enjoy a truly revealing game drive in the Kazinga area while following the channel track, this gives you an opportunity to encounter of the wild mammals in queen Elizabeth national park. After this game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation options

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, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.

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

Wildlife in Virunga national park

Wildlife in Virunga national park

Day 4 of the 4 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Semuliki and Wildlife / 4 Days Semuliki Birding Safari with Queen Elizabeth Wildlife: This is the final day of this short Uganda wildlife tour, it is a bit relaxed as you get to wake up at 08:00 am have a mouthwatering breakfast then transfer to any of the numerous local communities that are found here for you Uganda cultural safari experience. This cultural experience hands you an opportunity to engage with the local natives that share this tropical savanna paradise with the wild mammals that are found in Queen Elizabeth. On arrival to this community, you are welcomed as a royal with a traditional music and dance frenzy by the locals here and if you feel the beat too appealing, join the locals and groove to this African rhythm. This cultural safari encounter with the locals puts you in a position to listen and appreciate the challenges that these locals face on a daily as they live in close proximity with these rather dangerous wild beasts. As you cultural exchange draws to a close, you can decide to support the locals by buying any of their local handicraft products such as necklaces, bangles and African print cloths as a souvenir for this wildlife safari Uganda. At the end of this encounter begin your final tour in Uganda journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop in Mbarara and another stop in Kayabwe for the equator experience. From Kayabwe proceed with the rest of your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe to catch a flight back home.

Usually, many travellers make this short Uganda tour together with a Uganda gorilla tour to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.  Making Uganda gorilla trekking safari  as part of your short Uganda wildlife tour gives you an opportunity to see the elusive mountain gorillas of Uganda since Uganda is a proud habitat to over 50 % of the world’s gorilla population that is found in the forests of Bwindi as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these 2 parks gives you a dramatic encounter with any of the 19 habituated gorilla families found here. Prime Safaris and Tours is always willing to take you your Uganda gorilla tour expedition given our experience at the helm of organizing spectacular Uganda gorilla trekking safaris for over 10 years now. Many of our past clients have testified about the superior standards we have showcased during their Uganda gorilla safaris with us and that has led to be one of the most sought after company for the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours. Prime safaris has both