What to expect on safari in Uganda? Uganda sounds among the top beautiful country because of its scenic landscape with lot of wildlife species, welcoming people and the vegetation. Traveler wishing to visit Uganda safari expect to learn and discover of the varied landscape from the savannah plains to the rugged western region filled with variety of game drive, primates and notable bird species. Gorilla trekking experience is the most done here and expect a lot to encounter while trekking. Then game drive viewing seems to be the second done and excellently done yearly, thanks to significant high population of wildlife species, temperate climate and wide open landscapes.
Generally, game drive viewing is done in 4×4 wheels with three rows of seating and a pop-top roof hatch.
Accommodation, do not get worried of where to sleep Uganda’s safari destination has authentic traditional lodges and tented camps. However, the best stunning safari to Uganda is a combined safari primates viewing with guided bush walks ,game drive ,cultural tours and boat trip.
Uganda safari trips .
The main starting journey to Uganda Safari Destination is in Entebbe a location to Uganda’s international airport ‘’Entebbe International Airport’’ and from there head along to your trip in west which contains most of the safari destinations.
What attracts most in west is the outstanding feature with beautiful terrace rugged landscape enveloped in emerald shades of green. However, Uganda lies in a basin between the eastern savannah plains and the western ecosystem that forms a scenic terrain for an impressive variety of safari experience.
Uganda safari is absolutely rewarding comprising of a classic savannah plains game drive, a traditional boat safari and primates viewing; Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and Golden monkey tracking experience and primate tour can be done in the pristine rainforest in order to encounter our cousin primates.
While on safari to Uganda expect to take time in birding because Uganda is known as a stopping hoven for birders with total of more than 1090 bird species among others , the most sought after bird is called the prehistoric shoebill stork that can be spotted in the swampy areas of Mabamba swamp in Entebbe and Murchison Falls national park among others.
Uganda has different regions where safari can take place like the eastern region where the big game safari parks can be adventured and game drive viewing on Uganda safari tours is more rewarding. Though tourist number in Uganda’s game parks are a mere fraction of those visiting the more developed destinations thus making Uganda Safari more private experience. Some of species to see include Lion , elephant ,leopard explore and you will seldom share such moments with swarms of vehicles.
Primate viewing safaris in Uganda take place in tropical rainforest and Virunga mountain ,most sought ever are Gorillas and Chimpanzees .Of which Uganda hosts half the remaining mountain gorillas in the wild and expected to be encountered in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla national park both located in southwestern region .Still it boosts with more than 1500 chimpanzees that can be seen in the forest canopies and expect to see exceptional chimpanzee tracking experience in Kanyanchu trailhead of Kibale National Park ,other places to encounter chimpanzee species include Budongo ,Semuliki ,Maramangambo and Kyambura that provides chimpanzee tracking experience though worth trying out.
The main highlight on Uganda Safari Tour is having incredible moments with the magnificent mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest right from Entebbe. Gorilla trekking experience on Uganda Safaris can be done in Bwindi and Mgahinga both found in southwestern border and while on safari to one of these safari destination doesn’t insist to worry about where to stay, this national parks have got various comfort safari lodges with good quality amenities varying from luxury –Midrange and Budget. Please note, travelers from our neighboring or from broad countries can fly in from Entebbe International Airport. Like a traveler in Kenya can fly in from Entebbe or via small airstrip in Kenya Masai Mara and drive to the park.
What is Uganda Well-Known for?
While on Uganda safari expect to walk with human habituated gorillas and chimpanzees in ancient rainforest jungle position in southwestern Uganda. Meaning Uganda ranks the best primates viewing adventures in the world.
The country is blessed with over 13 primate’s species and more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world are found in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking is done to the habituated gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park which are the top stopping Uganda Vacation adventures with charming experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest a home to high population of primates with around 600 individuals which can be experienced in four gorillas trekking sectors known as Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo and covers 20 habituated gorilla groups and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has two gorilla families. Note, Gorilla trekking cost USD700 per person per day and USD600 for foreign.
Expect to access southwestern region from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala 10 hours’ drive to access the two mountain gorilla destination. If you what to avoid traveling long journey, you can board a domestic flight from Entebbe Airport or Kajjansi Air field to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and drive for about two hours to access the park.
Don’t expect to access the primates within a set duration, the forest is unpredictable. Therefore, trackers expect to trek for an unpredictable duration to find the habituated primates which can last about 30 to 6 hours. If you allocate the gorilla group keep a distance of 6 to 7 away from gorillas and an hour is given to you to spend with them while learning their social behaviors ,forging and communication skill with the guidance .
Taking your trip to Bwindi’s Gorilla trekking experience is an awe –inspiring privilege and a memory would take away and remember forever.
After taking experience in gorilla trekking, you can fly to Queen Elizabeth national park or Murchison Falls national park in northwest Uganda for wildlife viewing and boat trip.
In the Northwest, a traveler expects to visit the undiscovered open spaces of lesser popular destination but rewarding Kidepo National Park and Pian Upe Game Reserve. While on safari to Kidepo expect to adventure a lot of wildlife species such as lions, cheetah, Rothschild’s giraffes, pea cock and hunting dogs.
Remember a best African Safari /all –inclusive Uganda Safari covering the major attractions can take about 14 days and more.
Best Time to visit Uganda Safari; Is all year around expect rainy seasons that can hinder you to experience an activity month from March to May and September to November. Visiting in dry season expect to have perfect game drive adventure in Uganda’s open’s savannah reserves and spotting large number of wildlife to see around main water source in the national park.
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