4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
  • 4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

Description

4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda takes you to Kibale forest which is located in the western region of the country to spot over 351 species of trees rising as high as 55m with over 200 years old. Besides birding watching, the park features a number of activities ranging from guided nature walks, Chimpanzee trekking to local interactions. The park is a home to over 375 bird species; Six (6) of bird species are endemic to the Albertine region such as Dusky crimsoning, black capped Apalis, Collared Apalis, blue headed Sunbird, purple breasted sun bird and Red-faced woodland warbler.

Booking 4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda can be done throughout the year however the best time to go bird watching in Kibale forest national park is from March to May and September to November. The season of June to September is the main fruiting period with abundant food which attracts a number of birds, and many birds are always in breeding plumage hence offering the best birding experience. Migratory birds can be spotted in Kibale from November to April.

From December to February and June to July, the park experiences low rainfall while from March to May and September to November expect heavy rains which might cause delays due to impassable roads and slippery hiking trails hence limiting your bird-watching time.

4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda Highlight

  • Day 1: Arrival and Bird Botanical gardens in Entebbe
  • Day 2: Bird watching in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Birding in Bigodi Wetland
  • Day 4: Departure

Safari Experiences

  • Birding in KIbale forest
  • Bird Bigodi Swamp
  • Chimpanzee trekking experience
  • Explore several primates

Day 1: Arrival and Bird Botanical gardens in Entebbe

Upon arrival, meet and greet our company representative for briefing and check in to your booked hotel. Later drive to bird Entebbe botanical gardens to see birds like; Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, Yellow-billed Duck, Black-headed Weaver, Purple-banded Sunbird, Pied Kingfisher, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, African Jacana, Klaas’s and Diederik Cuckoos, Tambourine Dove, Lesser Jacana, Glossy Ibis, Slender-billed Weaver, Crowned Hornbill, African Open-billed Stork, Malachite Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose, Woodland Kingfisher, Grey-Headed Sparrow, Blue-checked Bee-eater, Striated Heron, Water Thick-knee, Wood Sandpiper, the Spur-winged Lapwing, Madagascar Bee-eater, Vieillot’ Black Weaver, Ruff, Gull-billed Tern, Green Crombec, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, the Africa and Red-billed Firefinch, Black Crake, Black-headed Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Long-tailed Cormorant, Cameroon, Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbill, Senegal Coucal, Little Stint, Little Weaver, White-winged Tern, Little and Tooro Olive Greenbuls, Long-tailed Sterling among others. You may also spot several primates and different species of butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Via Via Hotel

Day 2: Bird watching in Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast and drive to Kibale forest national park for forest birding tour in Uganda. Kibale national park is endowed with about 70 mammal species; 13 primate species including a large chimpanzee population of about 1,450 individuals, the red Colobus and rare L’Hoest monkey.

Other primates in Kibale National Park include olive baboon, grey-cheeked Mangabey, bush baby, potto, black-and-white Colobus, and red-tailed and blue monkeys. Upon arrival to the park, head into the forest to look for birds like; the African Pitta, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Green-breasted Pitta, Red-faced Woodland Warbler,Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Little Greenbul, Red-chested Owlet, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot, Dusky Crimsonwing, Brown Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Crowned Eagle, Blue-headed Sunbird, Collared Apalis, Yellow Spotted Nicator, Little Green Bul, Black-eared Ground Thrush and the Abyssinian Ground-thrush. After drive to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Isunga lodge

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Birding in Bigodi Wetland

Wake up early morning for a cup of coffee and drive to the park headquarters for chimpanzee trekking experience. During your activity, you will meet a number of birds and butterfly species. Upon encountering a family of chimps, you will spend a full hour with them, observe their behaviors, see them swing in the trees and later return to your lodge for hot lunch, refreshment and later in the evening, explore and bird Bigodi wetland to see several bird species like; swamp flycatcher, Yellow-spotted Barbet, grey parrot, yellow bill, Hairy-breasted Barbet, brown eared woodpecker, White-breasted Negro finch, White-spotted Flufftail, Western Nicator, Grey-winged Robin-chat, White-tailed Ant-thrush, bronze sunbird, black-crowned wax bill and blue throated roller, Brown-backed Scrub-robi, Black Bishop among others.

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe

Have breakfast at leisure and later drive back to either Kampala or Entebbe o end you 4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda with lots of memories!

This trip can be extended to other destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park for birding and wildlife viewing and Bwindi impenetrable forest to spot more birds and gorilla trekking tours.

4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda includes;

  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Park fees
  • Bird watching experiences
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • English speaking Guide
  • Chimpanzee permit

4 Days Birding tour in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda excludes;

  • International flight
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Visa and personal insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.

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