Uganda safaris are very remarkable safaris since the country stuns with biodiversity of wildlife species, birdlife, lakes, vegetation, unique culture, beautiful landscape and diverse plant. This is a reason why Uganda was described as the ‘’Pearl of Africa’’ by Winston Churchill.

What makes Uganda Tour unique?

Well, Uganda’s climate is quite perfect to its ecosystem as a result of her location near the equator. Besides from its climate, Uganda wildlife safari always includes cultural encounters. More facts, Uganda’s culture is diverse with different 30 tribes who are all friendly and welcoming thus ensuring safety.

Although, Uganda’s tourism industry went through difficult times since her independence till 2006. Due to rebellion that happened in Northern Uganda led by Joseph Kony led to a decline in the number of visitors – visiting certain parts of the country on Uganda Safari.

Fortunately, peace has been restored in the country and the tourism industry has gained with more visitors opting for a safari in Uganda. Despite the fact that, Uganda is a landlocked country is gifted with several national parks, mountains, lakes, rivers which contain wide range of bird species, animals and plants. Uganda has the biggest number of the mountain gorillas in the world, making her among the top tourist destinations.

Uganda is not only a safari home for mountain gorillas but also habitat with the highest concentration of chimpanzees in East Africa. Tourists can easily view the big five mammal species such as leopards, lions, buffaloes, elephant and white rhinos’’, hippos and other species while on a Uganda Safari. Uganda is among the few places in the world to spot tree climbing lions while on a wildlife safari. You might be surprised in this article about the price of a safari in Uganda, activities and attraction to see and to engage in and what to pack for a safari in Uganda.

Top done activities while on a safari in Uganda are;

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Guided nature walks and landscape viewing

Spotting the big five ‘’Elephants, rhinoceros, Leopard, Lion and buffalo.’’

Fishing in the great Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Mburo, Lake Kyoga, Lake Kwania, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Bisina and the River Nile in Jinja. Mainly caught fish species include Nile perch, Tilapia, Mud and lung fish.

Bird watching ‘’over 1035 species of birds’’

Swimming and water rafting perfectly done at mighty Source of the Nile, beaches or to various crater lakes.

Climbing Mountain Elgon and Hiking the Rwenzori mountains

Quad Biking

Bungee Jumping over the Nile

Cultural and heritage tours

Places to visit while on a Uganda tour – Uganda Wildlife Safaris

They include; Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale Forest National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park; This park lies in Northwestern Uganda regions, covering an area of about 3834 square kilometers and it was named after its top attractions ‘’ Murchison Falls’’. It is home to over 76 mammal species and 450 bird species many more.

Queen Elizabeth National Park; sounds as one of the best place to see wildlife in Africa, located in southwestern Uganda regions and a famous home to the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sectors. The park is diversity to over 95 mammal species and over 620 bird species among others.

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Kidepo Valley Elephants

Kidepo Valley National Park; This is untouched wilderness, located in the remote northeastern Uganda region and covers an rea of about 1,440square kilometers. It is home to over 86 animal species and about 500 bird species many more.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; This is a perfect home to see mountain gorillas, because it hosts world’s highest population of endangered mountain gorillas. Uganda is blessed with two mountain gorilla habitant –Mgahinga National Park also home to mountain gorillas and golden monkey’s species among other.

Kibale Forest National Park; The park is popular in East Africa for hosting the highest concentration of chimpanzee individuals. It is located in western Uganda regions and home that contains 12 other monkey species except chimpanzees.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary; This is the only home in Uganda you can go for Rhino tracking experience.

Lake Mburo National Park; This is a great location to see large number of antelopes on the Uganda Safari. Other species to see; buffaloes, leopards, jackals and hyenas.  It is also one of place to horseback riding on the plains of Lake Mburo more others.

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