Uganda is one of the most beautiful destinations on the African continent. Plan a Uganda Safari with our exclusive guide to Uganda. find info on the best places to see, things to see & do, accommodation, travel tips, when to go & more!
Uganda- “the pearl of Africa” , the gem of the east has always enhanced tourists with its incredible beauty ,country on the land of east Africa can truly be called the pearl of Africa with its pristine and unexplored natural beauty and excellent tour ,our packages will offer you great opportunities in brief over view ,Jinja – for white water rafting or the trip on the jet boat – both adventurous both are on river Nile, Kibale National park – Chimp trek, this takes you through the Kibale forests trekking chimpanzees and getting to learn about them, Mt Rwenzori,s half day’s hike is both physical, exciting and adventurous. Queen Elizabeth National park, the game drives, the crater lakes, the cruise on the Kazinga channel and chances of viewing the tree climbing lions are worthwhile.
Uganda borders 5 countries which are Sudan, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda.
What to See/Uganda’s Attractions
Uganda’s most attraction are the endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park, chimpanzees in various parks and other primates. The country also has the Big Five animals and over 1065 bird species found in different parts of the country. The country has the known Source of the Nile in Jinja and several water falls including Itanda Falls, Karuma falls, Kalagala falls, Sezibwa Falls and many more.
What to do in Uganda
There are several adventure activities to do on a safari in Uganda and the most popular include;
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park
- Wildlife and Game viewing in most of the national parks
- Chimpanzee Tracking i n Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, Kalinzu Forest, the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kaniyo Pabidi, etc
- Boat Rides along the Nile River, Kazinga Channel and other water bodies
- Mountaineering/Hiking in the Rwenzori mountains, Mount Elgon and the Mgahinga Volcanoes
- Bird Watching in several national parks, game reserves and Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
- White water Rafting
- Cultural safaris
- Nature/Forest/Village walks
- Bungee Jumping Kayaking and Canoeing tours and City tours
Where to go/ Places to Visit
There are several places to visit in Uganda and these include:
- Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Kibale forest National Park
- Semuliki Valley National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Mgahinga National Park
- Mountain Rwenzori National Park
- Mountain Elgon National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Source of River Nile
- Cultural sites like the Kasubi Tombs,
- Bujjagali falls
- Lakes like Bunyonyi and Victoria
Self Drive Safaris
Nothing beats the thrill of driving through the golden green savanna grass lands in a luxurious 4×4, breath in the magical fresh air and a bite of the tropical sun along with stunning landscapes, sprinkled with a fresh breeze bursting out into your face on an African safari. Ohhh the liberty and peace it brings the feel and experience of a true African wilderness spirit as you explore the stunning natural treasure of the pearl of Africa. Welcome to Africa Uganda, beauty at is best.
The pearl of Africa is not a slogan without justification. Try a ride along the western route of Uganda on a Uganda safari and experience the stunning beauty of the rolling hills, terraced hillsides as you wind through the roads. I bet you never guessed there was Switzerland blooming with so much beauty in Africa? now you got it!As you pass large green banana plantations and the pride of Ankole: the long horned cattle. Did I mention to you the splendid equator coupled with the friendly people that will often wave and beam with wide smiles at the sight of a tour car? Oh now do relax it’s the pearl of Africa.
Things to See & Do
The lush green landscape characterized by Savannah, forest land, wetlands among others of Uganda’s wilderness bursts with dramatic and inspiring scenery. Quiet peaceful flowing rivers and streams, isolated impenetrable forests with towering sky scrapper trees that date back to the ice age, majestic yet intimidating mountains that challenge some of even the world’s famous men not to mention the beaming wildlife and prolific bird life that will certainly amaze you with over 1000 bird species some of which you will never get to see anywhere else in the world’s reserve like you will do in Queen Elizabeth National park with about 612 species in an area approximated at 3,000 square kilometers.
Breath in the beauty of nature behold it , and experience its splendor in the blossoming green savanna grass land that scattered in six of Uganda’s national park and reserves offering grazing grounds for the herbivores and hunting grounds for the carnivores. And deep in the thick green blanket covers of the tropical African forests lay a lot of treasures, the human like figures that swing cheerfully from one tree branch to another while others walk majestically through the thick undergrowth that carpet the forest floors, and the innumerable birds that sing and display bring in light and add life to the dark forest covers.Encountering both the chimps and gorillas is stumbling upon humankind’s true evolution and identity.
With more than half of the world’s population of the mountain gorillas in the antic gem of Bwindi and Mgahinga, going on a gorilla safari is a must when you travel to Uganda. . Also in the widely spread forest covers you will find about 16 primates species, monkey species including the small endangered golden monkeys, the black and the docile play full white colobus monkey, the shy and least researched l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabeys, Dent’s monkey, bush babies, vervet monkeys the list is endless.
Riding down the rugged park paths at the break of dawn can be extremely rewarding unleashing the works of Mother Nature. Predators returning from a late night hunt, mating antelopes, colorful bird displays and some early risers before they report to their hiding places. With an experienced guide the tracks of Kasenyi and Mweya peninsular offer almost guaranteed buffalo herds and elephants. While the open plains of the semi arid Kidepo valley are a good sight for the lions, big herds of buffaloes, hyena, Serval cats, leopards among other big games it is also the only park you will find a fine display of the ostriches in Uganda. Although most of the parks will provide virtually the same game sightings but each is unique in its own way. Murchison’s the largest and oldest has for long been known for the Roth’s child giraffe but they have of recent been introduced to lake mburo national park where you will not leave without spotting herds of zebras. The kawoya reserve and semliki reserve are also good tracks for an African game drive although they are less explored.
Many people, after a game drive may assume that they have seen it all. But wait a minute that is the ultimate highlight of most trips of course except for a gorilla trip – the afternoon boat cruise. The approximately two hours ride on a boat is a remarkable way to catch up with the wild life you might have missed on the game drive without furtiveness and free from the confines of a vehicle. It can be done on the Kazinga channel a twisting natural ribbon of water that connects Lakes Edward and George in the country’s southwest corner, Lake Mburo, and the Nile in Murchison that offers virtual frontal views of the beautiful Murchison falls. And for those who would appreciate shaking off a few calories a hike to the top is the ultimate experience and for those not willing to hike, we can drive there. This is no comparison to anything you have seen in the zoos the swarming numbers of crocodiles, busking in the hot tropical sun on the shore with their vast jaws menacing agape. Large schools of hippos, buffalo herd’s elephants, antelopes, line the shores to cool off along with a prolific colorful display of birds with chance of sighting the world’s sought after shoebill in Murchison falls and the best chances of the Pel’s fishing Owl and Rock Pratincole. If you think of an African Safari and for those of you who have eyes to see and ears to hear what the wild still has to in its treasures with spoken volumes. Do not hesitate to come and experience the wonders of creation in the pearl of Africa the well kept secrets of the destination wild Uganda.