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Planning a perfect Uganda safari holiday with monumental expeditions

Planning a perfect Uganda safari holiday with monumental expeditions

Planning a perfect Uganda safari holiday with monumental expeditions, is it time for your summer or winter holiday, it can be your vacation, and you’re trying to find out the best destinations in the pearl of Africa that can fully meet the climax of your holiday, worry no more because monumental expeditions has got you covered with the best and affordable Uganda safari holiday packages.

Some of the packages to go in for during your Uganda safari holiday include; 10 days of Uganda safari, 5 days of Uganda primates safari, 20 days of Uganda birders paradise, and many other packages but most interesting is that you can customize your own Uganda safari holiday package.

Destinations you can’t miss out on while planning a perfect Uganda safari holiday .

Bwindi forest national park

The park is 512 kilometers from Uganda’s capital (Kampala) located in the southwestern part of the country established in 1991 covering an area of 331km2. The park is primarily known for the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest national park is home to 350 bird species, 120 mammals with 11 primates, and 200 butterfly species.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Established in 1952 located in the western region of Uganda near the kasese district and is home to 600 bird species, and 95 mammal species.

Kibale forest national park

This is a rainforest park located in the western part of Uganda established in 1993 covering 776km2. Kibale forest national park is the best primate location in Uganda and its home to 13 primate species, 370 bird species, and 60 mammal species.

Zziwa rhino sanctuary

The sanctuary is located in the northern part of Uganda in the nakasingola district established in the year 2005. Zziwa Rhino sanctuary is protecting 32 southern white rhinos.

Mabamba swamps

Located on the northern shore of Lake Victoria covering an area of 2424ha just 12 kilometers from Entebbe. The swamp has got 300 bird species with 7 globally threatened species and 12 biome-restricted species to Lake Victoria.

Murchison falls national park

This is the most famous and most visited park in Uganda. the park is just 350km from Kampala making it a 6-7 hours drive. Murchison falls national park is home to over 76 mammals and 500 bird species.

Busingiro forest center

This is an eco-tourism site located in budongo forest famous for being the biggest mahogany forest in the whole of east Africa. The forest has got 6 habituated chimpanzee groups and some of the birds at this forest include the African dwarf, blue-breasted kingfisher, lemon-billed crombec, Jameson’s wattle eye, and many more making it a perfect birding area.

Semliki national park

Establish around 1993 sited on an area of 219km2 in the western part of Uganda, this park is home to 400 bird species, 53 mammals including the pygmy scaly-tailed flying squirrel, bush babies, African civet, hippos, mona monkeys, buffalos, leopards, elephants, water chevrotain and many more animals. 305 tree species 125 of which are only found at this park alone.

Kihingami wetland

The wetland is home to 230 bird species making it a potential birding destination located just 15km from fort portal sited on 13 square kilometers.

Ssese island

This is a collection of 84 islands in the northwest part of Lake Victoria having the best sand beaches, chimpanzee sanctuary, palm plantations, and rain forests. Some of the wildlife at ssese islands include the chimps, crocodiles and hippos.

 

Activities to get ready for after planning a perfect Uganda safari holiday with monumental expeditions

Boat cruise

The boat cruise can be done at any time during the day as you will be entertained by the various species of water birds, animals, and reptiles that will be dwelling along and within the water body. In Uganda, the best boat cruise safari is at the kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and here you will stand a chance to see the African elephants, Nile crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, antelopes, and many bird species. The other destinations in Uganda capable of boat cruising include Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, lake bunyonyi, and semliki national park.

Game viewing

The game viewing safari is done both during the night and during the day. The professional tour guide from monumental expeditions will take you around the park looking for the different wildlife species and on a lucky, you can see the elephants, leopards, antelopes, lions, buffalos, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, oribi, hartebeest, giraffes, hippopotamus, cheetahs, hyenas and many more depending on your destination. The perfect destination for a game drive in Uganda is kidepo valley national park with over 95% of the wildlife species in Uganda but don’t forget that all savannah parks in Uganda offer nice game viewing safaris.

Bird watching

Having 1090 confirmed bird species with some Albertine endemic species, Uganda is realy a birders heaven. Some of the birds you are to enjoy on your uganda safari holiday include the shoebill, grey crowned crane, hamerkop, helmeted guineafowl, hoopoe, lappet faced vulture, lesser flamingoes, lilac breasted roller, long crested eagle, nalachite kingfisher, marabou stork, northern carmine bee eater, palmnut vulture and many others.  

Rhino tracking

In Uganda, rhino tracking is at zziwa rhino sanctuary with 32 southern white rhinos. the place is located in the northern part of Uganda close to Murchison falls national park.

Gorilla trekking

This is an early morning activity that can be done in only two destinations whiles in Uganda that is Bwindi forest national park and mgahinga national park. Uganda is home to half the world’s mountain gorillas and this makes it the perfect place for any gorilla-related activity starting with trekking, filming, habituation, and any other.

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee trekking is an early morning activity but it can also be done at any time during the day. Uganda has got several chimpanzee locations starting with kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park ssese islands, and at Murchison falls national park.

Cultural tours

When it comes to culture, Uganda is the best place for cultural tours has it has got 4 ethnic groups with 10 tribes each having its own language and culture. On your cultural trip to Uganda, you can visit the Batwa located in the rain forest of Bwindi, the Karamojong in northern Uganda, and many others taking you through their different practices, songs, and dances.

White water rafting

With its powerful rapids on its magnificent Nile River, Uganda is a perfect place for white water rafting this is a whole day activity starting with a memorable breakfast, the tour guide will drive you to the starting point of rafting and then wait for you at the endpoint.

Nature walks

Enjoying an early morning walk through the trails of the parks, you will be able to sport different wildlife species including the antelopes, zebras, monkeys, and many more. Some of the potential nature walk locations in Uganda include kibale forest national park, lake Mburo national park, semliki national park, and Bwindi Forest national park.

Camping

Having the best and most favorable camping areas, Uganda is perfect for a camping safari enjoying the night campfires and also the freshness and sweetness of nature at its peak. Camping destinations Uganda include kazzi camping site, lake Mburo national park, semliki national park, kibale forest national park, to mention but a few.

Sportfishing

In case you are a fan of fishing, you can’t miss out on Uganda on your holiday or vacation as it gives you a wide range of fishing areas with several fish species including the Nile perch, tilapia, and many more.

What to pack for your perfect Uganda safari holiday?

  • Long-sleeved clothes that will make you comfortable during the gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.
  • Binoculars that will help you out in seeing the distant birds and animals
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Under sun huts
  • Insect repellants
  • You’re fishing equipment or if not, you can rent or buy them while in Uganda.
  • Don’t worry about the camping gear because monumental expedition will provide that.
  • Rain gears as you keep in mind that you are visiting the pearl of Africa, any time it can rain.

 

Where to stay while on your perfect Uganda safari holiday

After successfully planning your Uganda safari holiday with monumental expeditions there is no need to worry about where to stay during your Uganda safari holiday as the company will get the best accommodation facilities in whichever destination you visit ranging from the luxurious ones, to mid-range and lastly to the budget accommodation facilities.