5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour, wildlife, and bird watching tour

This 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda Wildlife Safari) and Semuliki National Park (Uganda Birding Safari) Affordable Short Uganda Trips 2021/2022.

The 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour is well planned to offer you a memorable and everlasting experience and is set to start with a tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, home to classic big game including hippos, buffalo, and elephants, tree-climbing lions, antelopes as well as different primates including chimpanzees. This is not an experience you can get to encounter so easily!

The 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour later takes you to Semuliki National Park for another mighty experience, home to numerous Central African wildlife species. While in Semuliki National Park, visit the Sempaya hot springs, enjoy night game drives or visit a Batwa pygmy community that originated from the Ituri. This experience is worth embracing!

Highlights of the 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour to Queen Elizabeth and Semuliki National Parks safari

Activities of the 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour

5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour

5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour

Detailed 5 Days Uganda Tour, Uganda Wildlife Safari, Uganda Birding Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The journey will start off from Kampala and head to Queen Elizabeth national park; located on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori in Kasese using the Masaka-Mbarara road. Stopover at Mpambire drum makers and the equator for photograph moments. You will learn some interesting facts at these places that spice up the whole experience!

Go on to Queen Elizabeth; check-in at Mweya Safari Lodge/Mweya Hostel/Simba Safari Lodge. After checking intake some time off to relax, you can either do an evening game drive in the Mweya Peninsular.

You will be able to spot buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, and elephants or you can visit Lake Katwe town with its attractive display of crater lakes. Check out salt mining. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Kingfisher lodge
  • Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2 of 5 Days Uganda Luxury Tour: Game Drive and Boat Cruise Uganda Wildlife, Birding safari

Wake up early, take breakfast then start with a game view to Kasenyi plains. You are likely to see black and white colobus monkey, bushbuck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes.

A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad-billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward.

Return to the lodge for lunch; then in the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel that normally lasts 2hrs along with Lake George-Lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, leopards though infrequent but you stand high chances!

Ornithologists should look out for over 550 resident species like flamingos, red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, pink backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoebill stock. Don’t forget your camera, you need to capture these moments!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Kingfisher lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 3 of 5 Days Uganda Luxury Tour: Chimpanzee Trekking at Kyambura Gorge and Transfer to Semiliki

The day will start with morning breakfast before proceeding with chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00 am. Did you know that chimps are our closest relatives? Well, worry not; you will easily spot the similarities we share with chimps.

Check out more primates mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys among others. In the afternoon transfer to Semliki National Park which is just 4 hours’ drive.

This Park is located at the western border of Uganda and the Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri forest joining Uganda and the Congo River separated by the Semliki River. Semliki is an ornithologist’s haven having about 400 bird species mostly forest birds; this is a good spot for bird lovers!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Nyati game lodge
  • Semuliki safari lodge
  • Hotel vanilla
  • Semiliki UWA Bandas
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 4: Sempaya Hot Springs

Begin with the most eye-catching item in Semliki, the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting up from an 8m-wide hole at a hot temperature.  It’s the largest of its kind in the country.

Along the same trail, you can recognize quite a number of bird species like blue–breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush and primates like the grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey.

Continue to Mungilo waterfall and see more attractive birds especially if you are a birder. Late afternoon, you will head for a boat trip on Lake Albert, an exceptional lake in its own right. Check out the water animals and return to your lodge for dinner and accommodation!

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Nyati game lodge
  • Semuliki safari lodge
  • Hotel vanilla
  • Semiliki UWA Bandas
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 5 of 5 Days Uganda Luxury Tour: Transfer Back to Kampala

Enjoy breakfast at leisure and head off to Kampala not forgetting to stop over in Fort Portal for lunch. This marks the end of this trip.

  • Meal plan: breakfast lunch

End of the 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour

Background Information of the 5 Days Uganda Tour

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park covers approximately land area of about 1978 square kilometers. Its position provides a magnificent view of the Rift Valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George.

It is well known to be habitat of over 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. Formerly, a historian known as Douglas Willocks talked about the various features that lead to the formation of this Park in 1952

This area was strategically located with a stunning view of mountain Rwenzori, the plains and the campsite jagged mass of mountains that are good for activities such as hiking. On the other side of Lake Edward, there is a famous hill known as Mitumbe that looks out to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Its beauty is signified with changing colors from blue to green, with gentle slopes, distant and this makes it become the center of darkness in Africa. The eastern part of the park is characterized with peaceful green escarpments that were acquired from the western rift valley. The features are well covered with Savannah making it a beautiful place full of nature euphorbia trees.

The park is so extensive further more adjacent to the other protected areas. For instance, Kigezi covering an area of about 256 square kilometers and Kyambura with about 152 square kilometers wildlife set aside.

The other area is Kalinzu Forest Reserve that adjoins to DRC with about 200 square kilometers along Virunga National Park. Rwenzori National Park is about a few Kilometers to the North of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park bears one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world, over 500 different species about 100 mammal species.

The grassland plains support a variety of wildlife safari animals which can be viewed from vehicle on the network tracks designated in the park. About 20 predators are found in the park such as Lions, Leopards side stripped jackal and spotted hyena among others.

Common antelope species include; the kob, bush buck, topi and water buck. Other animals which can be spotted at Mweya Peninsular are; Buffalos, elephants, warthogs and hippos.

There are also various primate species are available in the park including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons among others. The Ishasha area is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is also known to host the world’s highest concentration of hippos

Semuliki National Park – 5 Days Luxury Uganda Tour

Semliki National Park is one of Uganda’s newest Parks having been gazetted in 1993 which occupies about 194 square kilometers of East Africa’s only lowland tropical rainforest.

The national park is located in the far west of Uganda Bwamba County within Bundibugyo district on Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The park covers a land area of 220 square kilometers (85 square miles) with a vast diversity of plant and animal species together with microhabitats being located at the junction of several climatic and ecological zones.

Most of the Park’s vegetation is majorly medium altitude moist evergreen to the semi-deciduous forest. For game viewing tours, the park has got over 60 mammal species and more than 400 bird species for bird watching safaris.

The park’s dominant mammal species include forest buffaloes, leopards, hippos, Mona monkeys, water chevrotains, bush babies, civets, elephants, and the pygmy flying squirrel.

Primate safaris are also done to the presence of eight primate species including red-tailed monkey, Vervet monkey, blue and De Brazza’s monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, black and white colobus, and Chimpanzee together with over 300 butterfly species.

Semuliki valley national park is home to 400 bird species 216 of which including the lyre-tailed honey guide forest ground thrush and sassi’s olive greenbul are true forest birds.

There are also other 12 unique bird species, which are extremely limited in East Africa but can be seen by tourists spending a few days in the Park and these include Western bronze-napped pigeon, yellow-throated cuckoo, piping hornbill, red-sided broadbill, xavier’s greenbul, capuchin babbler, yellow long-bill, blue-headed flycatcher, red-billed helmet-shrike, crested malimbe, pale fronted antpecker and chestnut-breasted negro-finch among others.

5 Days Uganda Luxury Tour Inclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari

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