Overview of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Park

bird Watching

Birding in Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the ultimate Uganda birding safari destinations given its rich biodiversity of bird species. Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda is one of the most sought after birding destination in Uganda with 470 bird species making it the 2nd biggest birding destination in Uganda with the highest number of bird species only behind Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species.  Some of the bird species found in Kidepo Valley include Abyssinian Roller, Abysinnian Scimitarbill, Black Breasted Barbet, Chestnut Weaverfox Kestrel, Golden Pipit,  Greater Kestrel, Jackson’s Hornbill, Karamoja Apalis, Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Pygmy Falcon, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Kori Bustard, Red and Yellow Barbet and the Ostrich. Wild mammals found in Kidepo include 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five cats like the lions, the leopards, the cape buffaloes and the African bush elephants. other African savanna mammals you will encounter on your tour Uganda expedition to Kidepo valley national park include, the Burchell Zebras, the Rothschild’s giraffes, the hippos, Uganda kobs, Impalas

The epitome of this Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley Park is an evening game drive, 2 birding sessions and a cultural encounter with the Karamajong people.

Highlights of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Have an afternoon flight to Kidepo and an evening game drive

Day 2 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Engage in 2 birding sessions

Day 3 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari: Enjoy a morning cultural encounter and an afternoon flight to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Park

Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla ParkDay 1 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Park: This 3 days wildlife safari in Uganda begins with an afternoon transfer to Entebbe international airport for an onward flight to Kidepo Valley National park which takes you on a voyage with beautiful aerial views of Uganda’s landscape which is mostly blanket with green sceneries that are interspersed by blue shades of water bodies such as lakes and rivers for 2 hours of flight before you get to Kidepo valley national park. This Uganda safari tour flight to Kidepo valley national park ends with your touch down at Apoka airstrip in Kidepo valley national park. Experience a warm welcome from our safari guide who will be ready to accompany you on your Uganda wildlife safari expeditions in Kidepo valley. From here you will embark on a safari Uganda of a lifetime as you get to drive through the Kidepo valley wilderness handing you an opportunity to see several of the wild dwellers of these savanna plains such as the cape buffaloes, elephants, hippos, Burchell Zebras, giraffes Uganda kobs and impalas, greater and lesser kudus. At the end of this spectacular game drive on your first day of this short Uganda wildlife tour, transfer to your already pre-booked Uganda safari lodge for your dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savanna Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget : Apoka Bandas

African bush elephants

Day 2 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Park: Wake up early to the melodic twittering of several of the 475 bird species here which sing loudly to the new daybreak. Transfer to the dining area and enjoy a heavy breakfast to give you the energy to take you through the first half of the day’s activity. After your breakfast, transfer to any of the numerous birding spots that exist here and begin the morning Uganda birding safari session that gives you a chance to tick off your birds’ list several of the bird species that you are likely to encounter in the first half of your birding experience in Kidepo Valley National Park. After about 3-4 hours of pure birding joy, return to the lodge for a hearty lunch. Enjoy another round of Uganda bird watching safari experience on this safari in Uganda to Kidepo aimed at giving you another opportunity to see those birds that you had missed during the morning expedition or see more of the same bird species that caught your interest during the morning round of bird. In the late evening, return to the lodge for dinner. After having dinner, you can decide to enjoy a campfire under the open and calm skies of Kidepo savanna as you listen to the night calls made by various animals as well as chatting with other guests here about your Uganda experience. Retreat to your bed when you get tired and close off the 2nd day of this tour in Uganda.

Accommodation

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savanna Lodge, Nga Moru Wilderness Camp

Budget : Apoka Bandas

Day 3 of the 3 Days Kidepo Flying Birding Safari Uganda Safari / 3 Days Uganda Birding Safari to Kidepo Par: Wake up in the morning and enjoy another round of breakfast then transfer to the local Karamajong community for a Uganda cultural safari experience. These locals will give a warm welcome with their energized cultural dance performance and feel free to join and dance to the Karamojong dance. Visit the Mayatas houses and wonder how these can accommodate a fully grown adult as they are quite small in size.  After this encounter with the local natives return t the lodge for lunch after which you check out and transfer to Apoka airstrip for an outbound flight back to Kampala landing at Entebbe international airport. This concludes your safari to Uganda visit to Kidepo.

In case you decide to visit Uganda for another round of short Uganda safari, visit Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda is a famous destination for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari as its home to the Nyakengezi gorilla family that has been habituated for gorilla trekking. Other attractions in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda include the golden monkeys, Batwa people, and the Virunga ranges of Muhabura, Sabinyo and Gahinga. In addition to a great gorilla Uganda gorilla tour in Mgahinga National Park, you can engage in various tourist activities in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and these include in mountain hiking, birding, and Uganda cultural safari encounters with the Batwa. On your Uganda safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you can choose to stay in any of the Uganda safari accommodations in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park such as Mount Gahinga Lodge, Lake Chahafi Resort, Mucha Hotel, Travellers Rest Hotel and Kisoro Tourist Hotel. Getting to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park can be done by road using the Kampala- Mbarara- Kabale –Kisoro road which covers a distance of about 434km or a 10-hour drive from Kampala. You can also get to Mgahinga from Kigali city in Rwanda following the Kigali to Kisoro road via Cyanika border post. From Kigali to Cyanika border is 205 km and from Cyanika to Kisoro is 11 km

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