4 Days Bird Watching Safari in Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest is a 795 square Kilometers located in the Southwestern Uganda, in the districts of Kamwenge and Kabarole, in about 320 kilometres, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Its altitude is between 1,100 meters to the south and 1,590 meters to the north. The national park protects the moist evergreen rain forest in east Africa and is among the most interesting and rewarding tourist destination in East Africa. The forest is home to over 351 species of trees with some rising as high as 55m over 200 years of age. The forest also boasts over 325 species of birds, including the olive long-tailed cuckoo, western green tinker bird, two species of pittas (African and green-breasted) and the African grey parrot the thing which make the forest a great birding destination. A part from birding in the park, the forest is also famous for guided nature walk, Chimpanzee tracking and local community.
Day 1: Birding at Botanical Gardens in Entebbe
At your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet a tour guide from African Jungle Adventures Ltd and transfer to Botanical gardens for birding where you will get a chance to see different birds species like; the golden-backed weaver, Slender-billed and forest birds including the splendid Ross’s and the Great blue Turacco. Your lunch will be served at the restaurant inside the gardens. Dinner and overnight will be at Serena hotel / Acacia Lodge / Speke Hotel.
Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park
Very early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park with en route stop in Fort Portal Town for lunch. Continue to the Kibale Forest and Check in on arrival to your lodge for dinner and Overnight stay. The forest is rich in biodiversity and home to over 70 species of mammal, with 13 species of primates including the rare chimpanzee with about 1,450 individuals of chimps. Other primates in Kibale National Park include grey-cheeked Mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby, black-and-white Colobus, rare LHoest monkey, potto and red-tailed and blue monkeys. The forest is also home to over 375 bird species including; African Grey Parrot, Crowned Eagle, White-napped pigeon, Afep Pigeon, African Pitta, Red-chested Owlet, Green-breasted Pitta, Black Bee-eater, Black-capped Apalis, Western Nicator, Yellow-spotted Nicator, Blue-headed Sunbird and many others. Dinner and overnight will be at Kyaninga Lodge / Primate Lodge / Enganzi lodge.
Day 3: Bird Watching at Bigodi Wetland
Today you will have breakfast at the lodge and enjoy bird watching at Bigodi wetland. This wetland is found in Magombe swamp and is home to a variety of species of bird including swamp flycatcher, Yellow-spotted Barbet, yellow bill, Hairy-breasted Barbet, White-spotted Flufftail, Western Nicator, Gray-winged Robin-chat, Brown-backed Scrub-robi, White-tailed Ant-thrush, brown-eared woodpecker, grey parrot, and many other birds. Dinner and overnight will be at Kyaninga Lodge / Primate Lodge / Enganzi lodge.
Day 4: Departure
Have breakfast at the lodge and transfer back to Kampala with en route stop for lunch, later continue to Kampala and later to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.