Uganda Wildlife Safaris / What makes Uganda among the top safari destination in Africa? Well, the top selling Uganda Safari tours include; Gorilla trekking with a total of over 650 individuals of endangered mountain gorillas, over 1100 bird species making Uganda a birders paradise, over 330 mammals and different primate species in the 10 National Parks -find tour packages for safaris in Uganda, best tour companies and hotels or lodges where to stay and cost of Uganda safaris.
Why visit Uganda?
Reason why you should visit Uganda Safari? What makes Uganda good for a safari is? Gorilla Trekking -just know meeting up with our closest relative face to face is quite memorable and unforgettable experience. It is popularly known that, Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to world’s highest population of mountain gorillas with half of total of 650 individual, involving in climbing adventure of Rwenzori mountains, exploring the tree climbing lions in Africa, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile ,1100 bird species thus making it a top birding destination in Africa.
Visiting the superb Murchison falls renown as world’s most powerful waters, being part in adventuring Uganda’s savanna, wildlife, lakes and river. In fact, is that, Uganda is popularly known as one of the most hospitable countries in the world, so welcoming and smiler and respect to each visitor that comes in. When it comes visiting the local area, will enjoy more of their smiling faces and waving to you thus making it the best cultural safari destination in Africa.
What makes Uganda special?
It’s because Uganda is a less crowded safari destination as compared to the neighboring Tanzania and Kenya. This is the most spectacular way to spy on the safari animals.
Despite the fact that, Uganda is a better country for a safari vs Kenya or Tanzania reason being it not only has the Big 5 animals but also other rare animals that cannot be seen in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or South Africa.
Along your visit to Uganda, you can engage in Fishing adventures and be able to catch about 150kg Nile- perch which is hard to catch elsewhere in the world. You can go adventure the snow-covered Rwenzori mountains that standing over most of Western Uganda -Rwenzori Mountain is sounded by rain forests and the jungles not seen in any other country within East African.
Which Safari Company or Tour Operator to Go With?
There are many safari companies in Uganda but still you have to be very careful with a tour company to book with your safari. If you don’t hesitate -you can book with us Achieve Global Safaris we are reliable company and our clients are our first priority, you can book with Explore Rwanda Tours, Focus East Africa. All the above-mentioned tour companies tend to organize both trips to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania. It’s important to find out a reliable a tour operator who is under professional association such as Association of Uganda Tour Operators, Tourism Uganda, Africa Tour Operators etc.
Where to go while on a safari in Uganda?
Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – See the Mountain gorillas;
Bwindi National Park is home to world’s highest population of mountain gorillas. The best-done activity here is gorilla trekking besides that – you can do gorilla habituation experience, a full day with the gorillas at a cost USD1500 per person per day and Gorilla trekking half day costs USD700 per person. Other activities to do include forest birding, nature walks and cultural experiences. Bwindi is one pf the perfect place on earth that hosts half of only surviving world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is must go visit destination once on your trip to Africa.
Chimpanzee Trekking -Kibale Forest National Park Uganda Safaris
Kibale Forest National Park is known as kingdom of primates especially the chimpanzees which are recorded to more than 1500 individual chimpanzees. The park lies near the town of Fort Portal in the western part of Uganda, east of the Rwenzori Mountains and covers an area of about 766square kilometers and an altitude ranging between 110 and 1600meter. Uganda has got several places to see chimpanzees though Kibale Forest is the best safari destination to see chimpanzees. Other destinations include; Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimpanzee tracking and habituation in Kibale -Uganda Safari
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest cost USD200 per person per day
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience cost USD250 per person per day
Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda Safaris
This park is an ideal place compare to other Uganda’s reserves. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home to variety of habitats including the savanna grassland mixed with many kinds of trees and grassy plains and different swamps as well as volcanic features including volcanic cones
and deep craters and tropical rain forests that gives the park it’s distinctive look. Visiting Queen can engage in Game viewing, Bird watching ‘’650 species’’ on the Kazinga channel and track chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge, Game drive in Ishasha plains- perfect place to adventure unique tree climbing lions.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo is known as untouched wilderness and home to diversity of rare animal species over 86 mammals making it a perfect park for game viewing in Africa. Also, home to over 500 bird species, go visit the Karamojong people with their unique traditional huts, visit to IK people in Morungole Mountains, walks to Lomej Mountains, Namamkweny valley among others. The park covers an area of about 1,442 square kilometers.
Murchison Falls National Park
The park is known as the oldest and largest conservation area of among Uganda park and it covers an area of about 3,840square kilometers that inhabit to diversity of wildlife species and other attractive feature. The park got its name Murchison falls from its sounding waterfall; the Murchison fall.
These waterfalls are formed when the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft as it thrusts 43meter down with a thundering cascade. On your visit to Murchison Falls national Park, you can add a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctury to track Rhinos in their natural inhabitant among other places.
List of Best Animals to See on Uganda Safari:
Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park
Tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The African Elephant in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park
Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park
Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga National Park
Rothschild Giraffe in Murchison Falls National Park
Cape Buffalo in Kidepo Valley National Park
Rhinos @ Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Hippo can be seen around the banks of river Nile/ Queen Elizabethe National Park
Uganda Kobs seen in Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Fall National Park
Leopard in Kidepo Valley National Park
What is the Uganda weather like?
First of all, Uganda lies at the equator and boosts with conducive weather that attracts millions of tourists to visit on the continent.
What is the best time to visit Uganda?
The best time to visit Uganda between December to February and June to August -these are two dry seasons best for wildlife adventure because it enables animals to be easily spotted from a distance.
The annual temperatures measures between 24degreees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. the climate is generally warm.
The best month to visit Uganda;
Uganda, Gorilla trekking is best done around June, July and August. ’’Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla’’
Best time to watch birds in Uganda happens November ‘’migratory birds’’, December, January and February.
Game viewing safari in Uganda is best in July, August, December and January.
What makes Uganda different from any other traveler destination?
This is because Uganda boosts of the most remarkable scenic wonders, unlike any other country in Africa hidden to many is symbolic. Some of wonderous feature to adventure includes; the significant River Nile, most powerful waterfall – the Murchison Falls, the highest Mountain Range the Mount Rwenzori referred to as the Mountain of the Moon, the Virunga Volcanoes, visit the beautiful Bunyonyi plus Lake Mutanda.
The boat cruise at Kazinga channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park that offers a great chance to see variety of wild animals along the shores, enjoy fresh air around the tropical beach Islands, the rare Mountain Gorillas, Impressive wildlife Chimpanzees – indeed a true destination to visit without compromise – because of its untouched wilderness and unique attractions among others.
List of what to pack for a Uganda safari?
Travel documents like; Passport, flight tickets, insurance, cash, yellow fever vaccines and more.
Safari clothes; to any safari you need to carry best clothing for safari like Khaki ‘’light brown and olive’’. Other safari wear includes; water proof jacket, Jumper, proof jacket, long flowy skirts and gloves.
Safari Shoes includes; Light weight hiking shoes, jungle boots to track mountain gorillas like flip-flops or sandals
Sun protection accessories; Sunscreen cream, moisturizers and glasses
Adventure Gadgets; iPhone or mobile phone, memory card, camera as well as headlamps for protection.
Medical kit; Protective masks, hand sanitizer, bandages, anti- diarrhea, painkillers and dug repellent.
Donations; You donating to the community you’re playing a great role.
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