Explore Virunga National Parks mountain Gorillas in only 1 Day in Congo with both tour and destination expert. Signup a one day budget gorilla tour to virunga national park in Congo,the tour can be kicked off from both when coming from Uganda and Rwanda.
In Uganda the tour starts early in the morning from Bunagana at the boarder of Uganda and Congo, 10 kms from kisoro town when coming from Rwanda the tour starts in Goma in north kivu province and heads to virunga park in Bukima, At the end the end of the tour you will be dropped off at a place of your interest either in Buganana at the boarder at Uganda or Gisenyi at Rwanda boarder.
A 1 DAY GORILLA TREKKING
The venture will start with pick up from the place of destination by our safari guide early in the morning at 6:00 am at your place of destination in kisoro or Goma and drive you to Virunga National Park, Arrival will be at 7:30 am followed by both registration and briefing about gorilla trekking adventure then it will be followed by a drive to the trekking start point at Virunga National Park, you will be accompanied by game rangers to the jungle in the search of the jungle giants in their natural habitats in a group of 8 maximum.
The trek will take around 2-6 hours depending on your trekking and health abilities plus the distance at which the gorilla family you are trekking has distanced it self,our guide will wait for you at the base of virunga volcanic mountain ranges until you finish your trekking then you will be driven back to either kisoro are Gisenyi hotels depending on your choice.
Mountain Gorilla Permits.
English Speaking Guide
Flight to Congo
Porters during the gorilla trekking.
All personal expenses not listed in the itinerary above
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Since June 2018 one of worlds oldest, largest and most biologically diverse national park was closed in Democratic Republic Of Congo.This arose after the insecurity saga that happened in Virunga national park that rose great fears among tourists especially in the Eastern Province.
The incident led to the death of Mrs Rachel Masika Baraka a female park ranger and kidnapping two British tourists, Bethan Davies and Robert Jesty, plus the Congolese driver of their vehicle during their tour of the 3,000 square mile park, where they hoped to spot Virunga’s famous mountain gorillas amidst dense jungle vegetation.
This was a great disappointment not only to virunga National park staff but also Tourists in Congo ,tour companies among others, because this park has 8 gorilla groups for trekking and other activities like Nyiragongo volcano climbing, nature walks, scenic viewing, chimpanzee trekking and bird watching among others which were done there and But to a great disappointment there was need to revise the old and implement the new strategies to promote security in the park as the major reason why Virunga park was closed
BUT how ever to a great surprise Virunga national park has been RE-OPENED, The park was opened in February to resume its normal operations and activities this is indeed a great chance to those that have been waiting to tour Democratic Republic OF Congo’s oldest national park Virunga National Park
Activities and attractions in Virunga national park
For potential travelers planning safaris to Congo, Virunga national park offers a variety of tourism activities and attractions. Gorilla watching is the most done activity in the park followed by Nyiragongo volcano climbing. Other activities in Virunga national park include nature walks, scenic viewing, chimpanzee trekking and bird watching among others. A single gorilla permit in Congo costs $450, which is fairly cheap compared to $600 in Uganda and $1500 in Rwanda. Virunga national park is therefore a best gorilla destination for budget gorilla safaris.
gorilla families in virunga
As said already, Virunga national park is a home to all these families and have gone through the training process and are familiar with human presence. The Congo gorilla families are Rugendo family, Munyaga gorilla family, Kabirizi gorilla family, Humba gorilla family, Lulengo family, Mapuwa gorilla family, Nyakamwe gorilla family and Bageni gorilla family. Each family is visited by a group of eight people a day for an hour.
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Lake Bunyonyi is one of the endowed water body with fresh waters, moderate temperatures and ever changing climate from cool temperatures in mornings to warm in the evening, the beautiful scenery that is characterized by the flourishing green terraced hills and the breathtaking 29 Islands that are scattered transversely in the central part of the water
The name Bunyonyi means “little birds” and the lake is found in the South Western part of Uganda lying between Kisoro and Kabale and is close to the Rwandan border. It is Uganda’s deepest lake with a varying depth between 44m and 900m, a width of 7km and 25km long. With this Lake Bunyonyi is also said to be the second deepest lake in Africa lying on an altitude of about 1962meters above sea level.
Activities that can be done at lake Bunyonyi include;
Bird watching in Lake Bunyonyi
In accordance to its very name birds are a must watch. It has an enormous assemblage of bird species which makes bird watching a key activity. This lake is home to over 200 species of birds that have been recorded. Cruising into the Nyombi swamp will enable you to see a collection of assorted bird species. These comprise of the home based species as well as those that have crossed over from International borders particularly during winter seasons in those countries. Some of the birds you get to see include; the herons, weaver birds, the grey crowned cranes, egrets, levillant cuckoo and the slender-billed baglafetch among countless others.
Canoeing and boat rides in Lake Bunyonyi
Canoe is a mean used on water to move around the several islands along Lake Bunyonyi ,along the Canoe you get to know the story behind each of them take for example the Akampene (Punishment Island) where the Kiga brought their unmarried girls whom they found pregnant, these would be forsaken and left for dead. You can make a selection of renting your own canoe or opting for a guided tour on a motorized and or non-motorized canoe. The choice is yours! Alternatively, the night rides are said to be more spectacular and fascinating for the reason that the waving waters, the alluring sound of the crickets and singing night-time birds make the journey nonetheless electrifying.
Swimming in Lake Bunyonyi
Being a free lake from Bilharzia Bunyonyi is in good condition for this health rewarding activity, Putting aside the fact that Bunyonyi has fresh waters that are serene and lucid, Another assuring advantage for the swimmers out there is that it is free of any kind of dangerous wildlife like the man eating crocodiles and hippopotamus. However, all good things come with a caution or even still, a price to pay especially to the inexperienced swimmers out there, beware of the depth lest you be trapped under.
Hiking and Nature walks in Lake Bunyonyi
Hike around Lake Bunyonyi on foot with orwithout local guideswho can be hired to lead you to explore through the highlands of Kigezi or even on the islands while on foot where you are sure to have yourself a stunning sight of the landscapes and a variety of wildlife like the zebras, monkeys, forest tree plantations and otters that can be spotted in the waters among others. You can also go hiking through the ancient Echuya Forest with an expert tour guide.
Community walks in Lake Bunyonyi
There is beauty in knowing about a place but the true beauty is in getting to know about the people living there because these are the heartbeat of that place and who knows how life without them would be like. Check out the many settlements and get insights about the lifestyle and cultures of the locals who will probably be easy to identify by their kangas (multi-colored wear). What’s more, you can visit the Batwa, a tribe of pygmies who are the original inhabitants of the country. These survive on inviting tourists into their community because they are facing the consequences of dispossession of their land by the government to build the Echuya Forest Reserve. Here they get to perform traditional folk songs and dances for their guests.
Cultural Heritage and Historical beliefs in Lake Bunyonyi
You cannot say you have been to Bunyonyi if you haven’t found your way to any of the black smith sites. Here, you can have souvenirs made for you by the gifted locals who use it as a way to earn a living. Also get a chance to see the way the locals make their farm equipment from the hoes to the machetes and many more. In addition, you can get to stopover at the Bakiga Cultural Museum, a replica of a complete Bakiga homestead built in 2002 by Festo Karwemera a known elder of Kabale and a famous fighter for the language and culture of the Bakiga. There is also a village called Bufuka where tourists are welcome to experience the cultures of the Bakiga and the Batwa. While there, they can get to join in on the proceedings of the locals like weaving, dancing and singing. There are also some shrines and local medicine men on the hills of Kagalama that will further reveal to detail more about the historical beliefs of the local people.
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Kidepo valley National park is situated in the semi arid valleys between Uganda’s boarders with Sudan and Kenya. The park was gazetted in 1962 and it has quite a number of bird species over 475 birds, hosts over 77 mammal species and it is 700km from Kampala. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a Savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.
Various activities that are done in Kidepo valley National park which include the following
Hiking and Sightseeing in Kidepo valley National park
Hike through the Savannah land scape at Kidepo valley National park, move around the Lamoj Mountains which are only a couple of kilometers from the Headquarters of the Park. Visitors may as well go to see the marvelous Kidepo River Valley covered with Borassus palm forest; its broad flat bed is dried out through the biggest part of the year. From the Kidepo Valley, also you can visit Kanangorok Hot Springs that are situated just 11 km from the Kidepo river valley.
Hike through the mountains as well as the Savannah landscape of this park and enjoy the fresh breath and an amazing view . The Narus valley that is found within the South West part of this park, the rocky Napore Nyagia mountain range which all together form the western boundary. Splitting it from Kidepo Valley in the north-east are the stunning Natira plus Lokayot Hills. Then to the north in South Sudan are Lotukei Mountains as well as the Morungole range which represents the southern border of this park.
Game viewing in Kidepo valley National park
Kidepo national park is also endowed with various wild animals that are worth a visit, Come and see different animal species ways of life, their habitants, hunting skills, mating among others. The various viewable species in Kidepo National Park include: The Hunting dog, Bat-eared Fox, Cheetah, Striped Hyena, Caracal, The aard Wolf, elephants, oribi, burchell’s Zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, Bush pigs, Bohor reed buck, warthogs, Rothschild giraffes, Defassa water bucks, Cape buffaloes, Elands, Bush duskier, Bush bucks, Lions, Side-striped jackals, Leopards, Black-backed jackals, Various small cats as well as spotted hyenas.
Bird Watching in Kidepo valley National park
Birding as an activity is amazing, earing to bird songs,watching feathered creatures in their different habitats, The activity is more enticing especially with a recording gadget like cameras so as not to miss out any memory. The park is renowned for its exceptional variety of birds, Out of the Fifty eight recorded birds of prey, fourteen are thought to be specifically endemic to the Kidepo as well as the Karamoja region. Included in these are: the pygmy Falcon, Varreaux’s Eagle plus the Egyptian Vulture, in addition to many other species.
Cultural Performance at Kidepo valley National park
Not only will you enjoy performance but different people in communities will give you detailed information about cultural groups around kidepo national park,share different ideas among others. The nearby local communities possess teams of cultural entertainers that are normally accessible to offer performances on request. These performers have a wide range of traditional dances as well as songs for example the Emuya of the Nyangia as well as the Naporre ethnic groups along with Larakaraka plus Apiti dances performed by the native Acholi people.
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Trekking mountain gorillas in Gorilla Trekking Sectors is an amazing and a diversified activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park because unlike other national parks in Uganda Bwindi comprise of 4 sectors in the south, north and east. Never the less each sector is different from the other in terms of location, accessibility, altitude and the trekking experience.
These different gorilla families have been habituated in each Gorilla Trekking Sector in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and no gorilla group can be trekked in both sectors. However despite the different locations of these sectors, connecting from one sector to another is easy and quick.
Trekking gorillas in Bwindi can be done in any of the gorilla trekking sectors but the experience is undeniably memorable. Also enjoy the uniqueness of each sector some travelers have visited both sectors on different occasions hence providing them with in-depth understanding of each sector and its distinct features. Altogether Bwindi shelters over 480 mountain gorillas, which is half of the world’s total population.
The four Gorilla Trekking Sectors that make up Bwindi impenetrable forest national park include;
Buhoma Gorilla Trekking Sector
It is located in the northern part of Bwindi, Buhoma is currently the most visited sector of the national park compared to other sectors. The ease of access from kabala town and kihihi airstrip make Buhoma the best part of Bwindi to visit at all times.
Being the first sector where gorilla tourism was first done when Bwindi’s oldest gorilla family Mubare was habituated in 1992 just a year after the establishment of Bwindi forest into a national park. The sector is close to Queen Elizabeth national park via ishasa sector a home to the famous tree climbing lions hence an added advantage for travelers unlike other sectors in the Far East and south.
Buhoma is a home to different families that is mubare family habituated in 1992, Habinyanja habituated in 1997 and Rushegura habituated in 2000 all available for trekking. Buhoma has an interesting history being a forest sector where first group of travelers toured in 1993 when gorilla tourism had just been introduced.
Further more Buhoma is known for the most luxury lodges, which provide excellent food and sleeping services to travelers. These loges include Mahogany springs, Bwindi forest lodge and Buhoma lodge among others. The First-class lodges are one of the reasons for the popularity of Buhoma sector compared to other sectors of the park.
Besides gorilla trekking, travelers to the sector enjoy memorable time with the community like the Batwa and Bakiga communities who reside at the edge of the forest, hiking trails which include Munyaga trail, Waterfall trail, Rushura trail, River lvi trail and Muzabajiro loop trail among others. Also, Buhoma is good for bird watching being a shelter for several bird species that can be is a home to rare bird species such as Blue Turaco and many others.
Nkuringo Gorilla Trekking Sector
Also in southern Bwindi, Nkuringo is a home to Nkuringo family available for trekking. At times, Bushaho Gorilla family crosses from Rushaga to Nkuringo sector is located on higher altitudes which make it strenuous to hike to see the gorillas. The sector is therefore recommended for the young travelers and the physically fit that can manage strenuous hikes. Interestingly the summit of the sector provide travelers with clear and close views of the Virunga volcanoes in Uganda and Rwanda which make it district and worth visiting. Accommodation in Nkuringo sector include clouds mountain gorilla lodge for luxury, Nkuringo safari lode for budget and Nkuringo gorilla camp for mid-range. Cultural visits to Bakiga communities is also a not miss for travelers in Nkuringo sector.
Rushaga Gorilla Trekking Sector
The sector is located in southern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Rushaga is a home to 5 gorilla families which make it best for gorilla trekking. Rushaga is easily accessed from kisoro hence the nearest to connect from Kigali via Chanika border. The habituated gorilla families include Busingye, Bweza, Nshongi, Mishaya and kahungye all available for trekking. Also, Rushaga offers gorilla habituation and two families named Bushaho and Bikyingi are currently going through training. More still, Rushaga offers cultural visits to Batwa communities, forest walks and bird watching among other activities. Accommodation in Rushaga includes gorilla safari lodge, gorilla valley lodge, Ichumbi lodge, Bwindi jungle lodge, Chameleon hill lodge and gorilla safari camp among others. These provide luxury, mid-range and budget accommodation services to travelers at affordable prices. Additionally, Rushaga is a home to lake Mutanda hence an opportunity for travelers to a boat cruise at the lake hence an added advantage.
Ruhija Gorilla Trekking Sector
Ruhija sector is located in Eastern part of Bwindi forest national park and is a home to Kyaguriro family, Bitukura family, and Oruzogo family all available for trekking. Ruhija stands at 2,350 meters above the sea level hence one of the coldest areas in Bwindi. For those interested in hiking, Ruhija offers the most strenuous and adventurous hiking trail to Rwamunyonyi peak hence a not miss. While in Ruhija expect to meet other primates such as elephants and several monkey species, which make your stay in the area interesting. Lodges in Ruhija include Bakiga lodge, gorilla mist lodge, Ruhija gorilla resort and Ruhija gorilla safari lodge, which all provide luxury and budget accommodation services to travelers at fair prices.
Gorilla Trekking can be done in any of the above sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and at low costs, BOOK WITH US for any sector of your choice
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tours in Mgahinga National Park is an amazing opportunity to meet the mountain Gorillas in the wild in just two days.Venture the most scenic places in Eastern Africa and view the gentle giants.This 2 days trip takes you to Mgahinga National Park, the Ugandan part of the Virunga
Mgahinga is one of the most scenic places in Eastern Africa for a 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour . This 33sq km park is located in the Virunga hosting 3 volcanoes; Gahinga, Muhavura and Sabinyo. This trip starts from Kigali and ends with touring back to Kigali for departures.
Trip Itinerary for the 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tours
Day 1: Kigali Mgahinga National
You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel by our company guide. If you arrive in the morning hours, possibly you can take a Kigali city tour including a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial site located within Kigali city, built in commemoration of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Presidential Palace and Caplaki. After a brief Kigali Tour, embark on your journey to Mgahinga National Park located in the south western part of Uganda. Traveling via Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda, enter Uganda via the Cyanika Border.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Tours in Mgahinga National Park
Wake up early in the morning, and get prepared for the most thrilling activity of gorilla tracking within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Our guide will drive you to the ranger station before 8:00am with your lunch box . After getting briefed, the guides will lead you to track the mountain gorillas, possibly one of the most exhilarating wildlife experiences on earth. After the trek, embark on a return trip to Kigali with a drop off at the airport or a hotel in Kigali.
The safari includes
– Transportation with a 4 x 4 wheel drive
– Gorilla permit at 600USD
– Full board Accommodation
– Park entrance fees
– An English speaking Safari Guide.
But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips and other personal expenses.
What to Pack for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari
-Long sleeved shirts
-A rain coat
-A flash free camera
-Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point)
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Boat cruise safari is one of the most amazing and unpredictable tours along the Nile in Murchison falls national park.Getting on a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls National Park is such a remarkable activity, It guarantees you sights of various bird species, hippos, feeding elephants, crocodiles, the mighty Murchison falls itself.
Before the Boat cruise safari kicks off , some briefings are given to you plus life jacket as an emergency protection on the boat and a guide is on board in case of any inquiry or problem .There has never been any recorded tragedy during the so many cruises that have been done before, But has always been a good practice to make sure that tourists like you are safe during the boat cruise and therefore, great caution is always taken right before tourists get on board.
Boat Cruise Safari in Murchison falls national park has two shifts one starting from 9:00 am and another starts at 2:00 pm. The cruise takes around 2-3 hours depending calmness of the waters of the Nile
The cruise is best in dry season because wild animals feed from shores of the falls giving good views of these wild animals like antelopes, elephants, among others
The Boat Cruise Safari is not a costly tour, the tour costs 30 dollars per person and low affordable costs for refreshment sold on the board
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS TOUR
Great wildlife viewing moments, wildlife animal are a must see as they feed on water especially in the dry season when there is no water in their habitats. This makes it a double chance of viewing animals and enjoying the cruise. View animals like antelopes hippos crocodiles elephants among others how ever not exactly that all no these will be there at the same time., A tour guide will be explaining the various animal habits of those that you see, how they feed, their weight, gestation period and so much more
Another interesting part of this cruise is it takes you to the area where Ernest Hemingway’s planes crushed. Hemingway and his wife visited Murchison Falls National Park for photography but their plane crushed. Another plan that came to their rescue barely took off and crushed too. Your safari guide will narrate this to you when you close in to this spot.
Meet the spectacular Murchison falls, this is pivot of this venture feel the splashing waters of the falls , take memorable photos with the falls as the background take a brief hike along the top hills of Murchison falls, get fresh breath from the cool falling waters rainbow views among others. The whole activity is just enjoying nature, interacting with other people from different parts of the wold
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Gorilla Permit for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park grants permission to trekkers to trek mountain gorillas in their natural habitats which is among the most amazing and health rewarding venture in Uganda and Rwanda national parks.
Meet the gentle giants of the jungle see their different families, their ways of life in their habitats. Reserve a permit to AVOID any resistance at national parks since it is a MUST requirement at national parks to trek mountain gorillas. Africa Treasures as one of its best fields will provide relevant gorilla permit booking information for Bwindi national park in Uganda and volcanoe national park in Rwanda so as to enable you plan your gorilla safari very well.
If one is to talk about gorilla trekking in Uganda, Bwindi gorilla permits come directly in the picture. Africa treasures brings you detailed information about Bwindi gorilla permits in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an expansive tropical rain forest located in south western Uganda. It is shared between three districts of Kisoro, Kabale and Kanungu. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to many forest animals including the jungle giants mountain gorillas. According to the current census, Bwindi impenetrable National Park has half of worlds mountain gorillas. The rest of the mountain gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park in Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo
Gorilla permit for trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park are reserved depending on the sections or regions in the park. These regions have different gorilla families and accommodation properties and they include Buhoma in the North,Ruhija in the East,Rushaga and Nkuring in the South.thus one trekks afamily of his or her choice.
It is highly advisable to reserve or book a gorilla permit in advance that is some months earlier like 3-5 months. This is to avoid inconveniences like late reservations especially during peak seasons when more gorillas are trekked in Bwindi and volcanoe national parks.Peak seasons are majorly in months of June, July, August, September, December and January, there fore African treasure books for these gorilla permits for you until your arrival for the trekking.
Prices for Gorilla Trekking Permit
We reserve your permit for trekking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and volcanoe national park at a cost USD $600 and USD1500 per permit respectively . The permit if paid includes park entry fees as well as services of a ranger guide who will trek with you in the forest in search of mountain gorillas. A gorilla permit is used once depending on the period specified on it, other services like accommodation, car hiring are customized according to clients needs.
Note that gorilla family allocation happens on the day of trekking where tourists are grouped depending on their physical abilities and interest. You will need to express your interest so that they allocate you a gorilla group that will help you achieve it. For more information and gorilla permit booking and allocation, do contact us at Encounter Africa safaris.
How to acquire a gorilla permit
You(client) contact Africa treasures with date or period of trekking and location of trekking. we will check availability of gorilla permits and inform you. We will send you an invoice and once you have transferred your funds on to our account, we will purchase your permits and send you scanned copies.
When to book Bwindi gorilla permits
Gorilla permits should always be booked well in advance to avoid shortage. Avoid trying to book gorilla permits on ground as you may be frustrated once they are out of stock. Everyone interested in tracking mountain gorillas should contact Africa Treasures at least 3-5 months in advance to check whether gorilla permits are still available. We will then contact Uganda Wildlife Authority and advise you accordingly.
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Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the charming experience in the eyes of bird watchers/viewers , come watch different types of birds from different habitats , hear to their birdsong, view these incredible feathered creatures from different scenes from the classified birding area(IBA)
Queen Elizabeth National park
is uganda’s most scenic and popular national park that contains a variety of habitats, it boosts in an excess of 550 species of birds that have actually made it a charming destination for guests that love watching birds. The park is situated in Rukungiri district in southwestern Uganda covering a total land area of 1 978 sq km. It sits at an altitude of 900 meters on the adjacent Lake Edward up to 1 845 meters at the peak of the western Rift Valley’s – eastern Escarpment. It has a home of average altitude – moist semi-deciduous forest, Rivine bush-land, moist thicket and riparian forest. Among the bird habitats offered within this national park are Open woodlands, rivers, open grassland, lakes seasonal as well as permanent swamps.
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park is done in areas below
The area makes viewing easy for bird viewers ,it also has many Africa bird species, making it a must-see wildlife destination. In this open, grassy area dominated by savanna, birders can see species like:Palm-nut Vulture ,Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture ,Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle Martial Eagle ,Grey Kestrel , African Crake ,Black-bellied Bustard ,Temminck’s Courser ,African Wattled Plover, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover, Rufous napped Lark, Flappet Lark, White-tailed Lark, Brown-backed Srub-Robin, Zitting Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Grey backed Fiscal, Black-headed GonolekBlack-crowned Tchagra,Fork-tailed Drongo, with these birds, Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park is made awesome
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park in mweya penisula
This is the site between Queen Elizabeth National Park. This site is also where one is able to see bird species like:Raptors, African Mourning Dove, Diederik Cuckoo, Squire-tailed Nightjar, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Blue-naped Mousebird, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Little Bee-eater, Nubian Woodpecker ,Red-capped Lark , Martins, Swallows, Swifts, Grey-capped Warbler the Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward where most tourists are based
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Marabigambo Forest
This is a forest that covers a big part of Queen Elizabeth along the Kicwamba escarpment on the right side of the western rift valley arm. From the Mbarara-Kasese road to the forest itself, you can find species like: Little Grebe, African Finfoot, Red-chested Cuckoo\ Black Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Yellowbill, Black Coucal, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Barbets, Red-throated Wryneck, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Honeyguide Greenbul, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Dark-capped Warbler,, Green Crombec, Broad-tailed Warbler\, African Moustached Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Black-headed Batis, Black-and-white Shrike Flycatcher, Chestnut Wattle-eye, African Paradise Flycatcher,Brown Illadopsis, Brubru,Marsh Tchagra
In this area, there are several crater lakes and swamps. Here, Lake Munyanyange is favored by various water birds, especially a concentration of Lesser Flamingos and a few Greater Flamingos. The species that can be seen here include: Lesser Flamingos, Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Mash Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Avocet, Common Greenshank, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Red-capped Lark, Broad-tailed Warbler, African Moustached Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Southern Red Bishop
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Ishasha Sector
This is another big area that offers a lot to birders in Africa, despite being best-known for its tree-climbing lions. Species that can be seen here include: Shoe-bill, Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture,, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle, Martial Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Grey Kestrel, Helmeted Guineafowl, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, African Wattled Plover Senegal Plover, African Green Pigeon, Ross’s Turaco, Striped Kingfisher, Broad-billed Roller, Double-toothed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Greater Honeyguide, Grey Woodpecker,White-browed Robin-Chat\, Brown-backed Scrub-Robin
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Katunguru Bridge Area
If you venture to the Katunguru Bridge, where you cross the Kazinga Channel from the Kasese district to the Rubirizi district, be sure to peek beneath the bridge as there is a papyrus swamp hosting species that include:Pink-backed Pelican, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, Pied Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Greater Swamp Warbler, White-winged Warbler, Carruther’s Cisticola
Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park can be an exciting activity with equipment’s like cameras binoculars, sun glasses among others for best views
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