Visit Uganda before AFCON 2027 : Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania were approved by CAF to host the 2027 AFCON games; a time that all Ugandans and Africans are looking forward to. It’s going to be not only exciting but one the history moments for the East African region. Of course if all goes well and nothing changes the you will be coming to Uganda, for the AFCON 2027 where you will not only get a chance to watch the beautiful soccer games but enjoy the beautiful country. Well we are here to tell you you don’t have to wait that long to visit this pearl of Africa. Ahead of the historical event you can plan a trip to Uganda and enjoy the nature, wild and communities of the country.

So in this article let us interest you in some of the popular safaris you can have in Uganda, before AFCON 2027.

Mountain gorilla trekking safaris

These are some of the most popular safaris in this country. Done all year round in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park, the safaris give you an opportunity to see the mountain gorillas up close and personal in their natural habitat. On these safaris you get up quite early, go to park headquarters for a debrief before you head into the forest for the experience. In the forest you trek for about 3 to 5 hours before you get to the gorillas where you spend an hour then out of the forest.

The safari is whole day activity and the gorillas park are about 9 to 10 hours from Uganda’s capital Kampala; so when you are planning for this safari think of 3 days minimum. Also know that for these safaris you need to secure your mountain gorilla trekking permit of USD 700 in advance, at least 3 months in advance.

You can also have a full blown primate safari and visit the chimpanzees in Kibale National park and other chimpanzees’ habitats for a chimpanzee trekking experience.

Big five and savannah wildlife safaris

This is basically a safari for you to see the big five of the wild; that is the lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and the rhino. And on top of these you also see numerous other animals like the topis, kops, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, cheetahs and many more.

These safaris in Uganda are done at the different 8 savannah national park and a couple of game reserves that include but not limited to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchsion Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo anational park and others. For these safaris depending on the actiuvities you are going to do, think of 3 to 7 days of the safari.

Visit Uganda before AFCON 2027
Visit Uganda before AFCON 2027

Activities on these safaris are game drives, nature walks, hot air ballons, boat rides etc.

The safaris are done all year long.

Adventure and recreactional trips

These are usually done as top up activities for your safari and they include but not limited to mountain hiking, white water rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, quad biking, ziplining, water fall adventures etc.

They are done in places like Jinja, the source of the nile, itanda falls, sipi falls, sezzibwa falls and others.

For mountain hiking; in Uganda Mt Rwenzori is most famous mountain of all one that is also hard to climb so people always seek to challenge themselves to climb that mountain. But there are a several other mountains you can there are several other mountians you can climb like Elgon, Gahinga, Muhavura and others

Cultural and community tours

What makes Uganda beautiful beyond the nature and the wildlife is the warm, fun and hospitalble people of the land. So on the cultural and community tours, you get to interact with the different people tribes and communities, learning more about their culture and traditions among other things.

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