Bird watching in toro – semiliki wildlife reserve – Birding safaris in Uganda
bird watching in toro-semiliki wildlife reserve – Welcome to the true birders haven where you have much higher chances of seeing Congo basin bio species and Great adventure safaris will help you organize a very nice safari package to bird semuliki national park.
Toro-semuliki national park information
Toro Semuliki Wildlife Reserve was established as a game reserve in 1926 and was among the first protected areas to be gazetted. The main reason was to protect the large numbers of Uganda Kobs in the area. It covers an area of 542 km2. It is located in western Uganda, within Ntoroko and Kabarole districts.
Toro Semuliki Wildlife Reserve enjoys a dramatic rift valley setting between the Rwenzori, Kijura escarpment and Lake Albert. The dominant vegetation type is the open acacia-combretum woodland and grassy savannah, interspersed with patches of Borassus palm forest, significant belts of riparian woodland along the main watercourses, as well as some extensive swamps towards Lake Albert. The reserve itself is topographically unremarkable, set at a relatively low altitude starting from around 700m above sea level, but on a clear day, the setting is truly awesome, with the sheer rift valley escarpment rising sharply from the eastern shore of Lake Albert, the 2500m-high Congolese Blue mountains on the western horizon and the mighty glacial peaks of the Rwenzori visible to the south-west.
Some of the commonly sighted bird species include;Abyssinian ground hornbill, African crake, African pygmy goose, Black-billed barbet, Blue-breasted bee-eater, Black-chinned quailfinch, Black coucal, Broad-billed roller, Double-toothed barbet, Green wood-hoopoe, Leaf-love, Marsh tchagra, Moustached grass-warbler, Pennant-winged nightjar, Piapiac, Red-necked falcon, Red-throated bee-eater, Shoebill stork, Standard-winged nightjar.
What you need to know before booking bird watching in toro – semiliki wildlife reserve
-Tour starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.
-Tour package is available on budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation option.
-Tour can depart any time any day.
-Tour can be booked on last minute arrangements.
-Tour duration is 3-7 days.