This 1 day bird watching Kasenge forest tour will take you through a dirt road branching off from the Kampala -Jinja highway at Mbalala to Kasenge forest leading through local farmlands interspersed with bushes and thickets. At Kasenge, the serene and green environment is filled with views and calls of birds – it is quite a beautiful presence!
Kasenge Forest is found in Mukono district (home of SunTrack Adventures), about 30 kilometers away from Kampala and it straddles within 60 acre land, featuring Kasenge Forest Resort Beach, stunning green lawns, small Lake and streams. Kasenge Forest is an incredible natural forest with lots of attractions and activities and a fact that it is located along the Kampala – Jinja highway, it is one of best stopovers for tourists on tour to Mukono or Ssezibwa falls.
It is not a zoo like destination where birds are kept in enclosures. The sanctuary in the philosophy of wildlife parks, allows the birds to enjoy utter freedom. If you are an adventurer in quest for bliss amongst the expanse of nature, plentiful of birds and some real good people, this sanctuary is hypnotizing.
Kasenge Forest is Where Bird Watching is WOW!!
Bird watching: Kasenge Forest boasts of 200 avian species making it one of the most sought after birders paradises that any bird lover should consider in his or her bucket list. The most exceptional birding sites at this forest are the Lake and along its edge.
Sport fishing: Sport fishing in Kasenge forest is usually done on its spectacular Lake and it is one of the major highlights in this natural forest. Also, most of the local residents take the advantage of the Lake as a source of food and income to meet their basic needs. Other tourist activities within the forest include canoeing, camping tours and boat rides.
Nature Forest walks: For some of you who wish to explore the forest in depth never miss to embark on nature walk or forest. A forest walk through Kasenge forest allows you to strike your imaginations with species like squirrels, monkeys, genets, butterflies a mention but a few. This remarkable nature experience involves you hiking through its trails to Ssezibwa waterfalls. The Lake within this forest also serves best for campers on safari in Uganda or if you are planning any function. For camping safaris, you are encouraged to come along with your tent or rent one at the resort or our office and amazingly, you can pay a visit to the spectacular Dating Island for those of you who are in love and share your happiness together.
Day 1: Birding at Kasenge Forest Resort.
After an early breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am and will drive you east of Kampala- along Jinja highway. You will spend the whole day birding at the forest. Kasenge Forest is a great introduction to Uganda’s forest birds and offers a good spot for a quick day bird tour and an ideal starting point to your Uganda bird adventure.
It is also strategically located en-route to Jinja for a number of adventures on the Nile, more birding options and a range of attractions in-between that are worth visiting after birding at Kasenge. You can combine this tour with a sport fishing tour to Lake Victoria, Mukono Town Walk Tour, Mabira Forest tour, Jinja city tour or a full culture experience.
Birds of Kasenge Forest Resort Park
Birds to be found within Kasenge Forest Beach Resort include; the Cattle egret, Hadada Ibis, Lizard Buzzard, Woodland Kingfisher, Black- headed Weaver, Bronze Manikin, Tambourine Dove, Shining blue Kingfisher, Grey Parrot, Western Nicator, Egyptian Geeze, Pin-tailed Whydah, Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, White –headed sawswing, Hamerkop, Little bee-eater, Marsh Sandpiper, Brown- throated Wattle Eye, Jameson’s Wattle Eye, Black and white casqued hornbill, Red-tailed Greenbul, Bronze Sunbird, Palmnut vulture, Green capped Eremomela, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, Crowned Hornbill, Red-chested Cuckoo, Tawny Eagle, White -spotted Flaftail, Speckled mouse bird, Vieillots black Weaver, African blue Flycatcher, : Little Sparrow Hawk, Little Buzzard, Toro Olive-green Bull, Open-billed Stork, African Pied Hornbill, Slender-billed Greenbull, Scaly Francolin, Superb Sunbird, and Yellow-mantled Weaver, Dusky Flycatcher, Pied Kingfisher, Fork-tailed Drongo, African Thrush, Lesser blue-eared Starling, Grey Heron and Blue Turaco.
Not only birds, but a number of other wildlife inhabit this lush natural forest and some of the common ones include Vervet monkeys, butterflies, snakes, genets, and squirrels.
Prices for this 1 day Bird watching Kasenge forest tour start from 100 USD per person for 2 people!
(For one person and more than 2 people contact us for a quote)
END OF SAFARI
- An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
- All park entry fees
- Transport (in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle)
- Touring and Photography
- Lunches enroute
- Ranger guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Accommodation facilities while in Kampala/Mukono/Jinja hotels
- Any optional or extra activity not involved in the itinerary
- International flights
- Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services, and drinks
- Sport fishing
- Jinja city tour
- Mabira Forest
- Kampala City tour
- Mukono Town Tour