We continued to explore Uganda armed with a bird book and found some more interesting birds, like the Northern Red Bishop at Ishasha near QENP, and love birds. One thing was sure before the end of the trip: we were officially in love with birding.
Things to remember:
• Uganda is a developing country with a road network at its primitive stage. Many roads are ridden with potholes. So, it takes a while to get from one place to the other.
• Staying at Murchison Falls can be a challenge. Book in advance. There are tents that you can rent for the day, and they are expensive.
• Semiliki does not boast of good forest lodges. The one we stayed in was in bad condition. Also, the birding in this place requires a good pair of binoculars as the whole site is thick with bushes.
• QENP has a forest guest house, which can be booked in advance.
• Throughout the place, food can be a challenge. So, go well-equipped, especially if you are a vegetarian.
• Fruits and vegetables are delicious since the produce is organic. Gorge on them as much as possible. The avocados are unbelievable.
• In QENP, if you have the time, drive to Ishasha, the paradise in QENP, where you can see the tree-climbing lions.