In search for an authentic Uganda birding Safari, Birding Semuliki National Park should be part of your guided Uganda Safari Itinerary taking you through a network of protected areas in the Albertine Rift Valley with opening passages from the superlative scenery covering an extraordinary range of landscape interest in the western Rift valley.
Semuliki National Park offers unique Safari Visitations, we have traveled to this range with lowland tropical rainforests that offer reputable hideouts to the diverse bird species, our guided Safari Itinerary include day bird watching Safaris and Nocturnal birding Safaris.
The iconic single best birding place in the western rift valley is the Semuliki National Park occupying an old territory bordering the democratic republic of Congo and then pointing to the voluminous Rwenzori Mountains in the south eastern wing of the park.
The gently undulating eastern extension raised from 2,200 to 2,490 ft above sea level, there stands the Pleistocene Ituri forest with numerous bird species in the Continuum forest extending to the River Zaire in Congo. This is inhabited by most bird species discussed in the pearl of Africa and the rare sought-after birds in Africa.
A guided Safari with African Adventure Travelers a tour and travel company prepares your semuliki travel, Accommodation Safari guidelines with a guided and experienced birder guide to take you to the finest hideouts and breeding grounds for the numerous bird species like the Nkulengu Rail (Himantornis haematopus), Long-tailed Hawk (Urotriorchis macrourus), Congo Serpent-eagle (Dryotriorchis spectabilis), Lyre-tailed Honeyguide (Melichneutes robustus), Nine species of hornbills like the black-casqued wattled hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata) etc, Sassi’s Olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus lorenzi), Hartlaub’s Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii), Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Red-chested Owlet, Chocolate-backed kingfisher, Zenker’s Honeyguide (Melignomon zenkeri), Red-billed Dwarf, sassi’s olive greenbul, Rand’s red billed helmet, Black-winged Starling, African Piculet, Maxwell’s Black Weaver, Xavier’s greenbul, Forest and Grey Ground Thrushes, Gabon woodpecker, Broadbills, White-throated Blue Swallow, Forest nightjar, blue-headed crested flycatcher, Swindern’s lovebird, bearded scrub robin, red-rumped tinkerbird, numerous species of Kingfishers, pale-fronted nigrita, Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch, Rufous-crowned Eremomela and many more endemic birds.
Semuliki National Park holds the magical springs, the Mumbuga spring with a pointing high fountain over 0.5 metres, these are salty boggy grounds which attract numerous shorebirds that are seen on the shores and in nearby swamps.
Nocturnal Bird Watching Birding Semuliki National Park, Uganda Birding Safari.
With our trained and experienced tour guide, be assured of encountering with numerous Pleasurable evergreen to semi deciduous forest sceneries with the inmate Semuliki National Park wildlife species like hippos, buffalos, leopards, Hyenas , monkeys, water chevrotains and many more.
Head towards the Sempaya thrilling hotsprings, through the boggy swampy vegetation, enjoy great birding views alongside the geothermal ecological cliffs with numerous bird species clinging on the sticky soils especially the freckled nightjar and Black-shouldered Nightjars. Track for more nocturnal birds in this viscinity like Ayres Hawk-Eagle and Cassin’s Spinetail, red-thighed sparrowhawk, Ayres’ eagle among others.
Other nocturnal bird species can be identified by their hooting sounds in the adjacent forests north section of the boundary trail where the female hot springs are situated. The birding Uganda Safari shall reward you with magical and pleasing encounters in the park for your memorable Safari tour