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Safaris to Uganda, Uganda Wildlife tours, Gorilla Uganda Safari bookings

Safaris to Uganda, Uganda Wildlife tours, and Gorilla Uganda Safari bookings

Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa; it shelters almost half of the population of mountain gorillas in the world as well as being the source of the Nile. Recently highlighted as a top place in National Geographic and Lonely Planet, Uganda safaris cover more than 10 separate places. This is honestly an African venture. Tour the 400 mountain gorillas residing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in what is renowned as the ‘Gorilla trekking experience’, climb the ice-covered Rwenzori mountains, embark on chimpanzee tracking safaris, relish the white water rafting on the Nile, spot and hike on the Murchison Falls, to mention but a few as you watch and notice Uganda’s lovely wonders like the Savannah, wildlife, Lakes and rivers, and also personally interface with the native people of Uganda. The selections and choices are limitless. You will almost spot all the animals you find in neighboring countries like Tanzania & Kenya; the variance is that Uganda is not a congested destination. A faultless way to spy on these mammals.

Why Must You Choose a Safari to Uganda?

Uganda has a variety to present or give to all the people who come to tour this beautiful country. It has the biggest lake on the African continent, ‘Lake Victoria’, highlighting its lovely and blissful islands, which offer you a spectacular resting place after a long tour. Lessen under a tree on the sandy beaches along the mighty Equator and incline in weather with temperatures of about 22℃ year in and year out, this is the perfect weather for a vacation even in the existence of the 2 rainy seasons.

As you spot the snow-covered Rwenzori mountains that protrude over most of Western Uganda, the rain forests and the jungles are not spotted in any other country within the East African corridor. You can catch fish at the bottom of Murchison Falls, including about 150 kilograms of Nile perch, which are difficult to capture elsewhere. Wherever you go, the green vegetation presents splendid scenery, and this is referred to as the “Evergreen Country” of Africa. A total of tourists have referred to it as ‘Africa’s Banana Republic’, not due to its kind of government but due to the innumerable types of bananas found in the country. Uganda cultivates more bananas than all other world countries apart from India. Uganda has 506 conserved forest reserves, covering 6.3% of the total area of the country. While on Uganda tours, taste a total of local fruits, and you’ll get the pineapples here, which are unmatched in favor. Further,  you can eat nice, juicy mangoes and papaya, which taste very fruity and are full of flavor. Also, make sure not to miss out on the Jack fruit, the nearest thing to honey in any fruit.

 

What to Sight or Spot on Safari in Uganda?

white water rafting on the Nile

Beautiful, stunning sightings of the gentle giants (mountain gorillas), chimpanzees, and other wildlife living in their natural territory, all in a safe environment. Uganda offers the Big 5 animals worth spotting on your tour to Uganda. Out of the 330 mammal lines to spot on Uganda Safaris, there are no critically endangered species, while 7 are endangered, 2 are vulnerable and 17 are closely susceptible. Furthermore, to see the wild animals such as lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, buffalo, etc., you can choose to tour Murchison Falls National Park, embark on whitewater rafting on the Nile, tour cultural and historic sites, or take on bungee jumping, to name but a few on your adventure trails. There is so much to spot and do while on Uganda safaris. This is probably the most populous country in Africa; in a huge number of areas, it’s possible to harvest as many as 3 crops every year. In the southeastern areas close to Rwanda, the recently cultivated apple trees are producing 2 crops year in and year out. Coffee in plenty and the best mountain-cultivated Arabica beans, as well as an abundance of Robusta beans, present the source for the majority of prompt coffee and cola drinks in the Western world.

Where to Stay on a Safari to Uganda?

Most travelers wonder what their destination looks like. National Park lodges average from budget to 5-star amenities, all set to pamper every single need throughout your stay within this African Wild. Stay in lodges, tented camps set in traditional design, or the lovely bandas and relish the delicious meals carefully prepared by their professional chefs. In Kampala, before you set off for your tour, you can check in at the Serena Hotel Kampala or Cassia Lodge, to name but a few. In every lure location, you will find a place to stay that suits your very needs. In Bwindi, you will find the luxury Mahogany Springs, Clouds Lodge, and Gorilla Forest Camp. In Murchison Falls, you will locate the Chobe Uganda Safaris Lodge. Luxury Mweya Safari Lodge is a good choice for tourists to Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Buhoma alone, where Uganda tours centered on gorilla tracking are done, there are 15 accommodation choices, including Volcanoes Safari Lodge, Silver Back Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, and Buhoma Community Rest Camp, to mention but a few.

How Much Does a Safari to Uganda Cost?

Well, at present, a Uganda gorilla permit costs $800 per person per trek. Accommodation averages between $150 and $900, depending on where you propose to stay. Therefore, roughly considering a simple 3-day tour to Bwindi Impenetrable and rating it at approximately $1200 per person, that should be the cheapest. Other destinations, such as Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, could cost about $1000 for budget tour travelers. If you are planning to transfer with other people, the rate is amazingly reduced. If there are 2 of you, it’s probable that you will save over $300 on a 3-day safari.

Uganda Safari Destinations

Safaris in Uganda can be such a spoiler from the many choices you have to discover. Gorilla tracking tours are a must-do once you reach here. The stunning vegetation and scenery will just leave you in wonder. It is a very common manifestation yet breathe-taking spot-to-sight Mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are interacting in their natural homes; the nearness of their activities to human activities is just a confirmation of their close similitude to human life. Whether your comforts are chimpanzees, gorilla tours, game viewing, bird sighting, primates, whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, spot fishing, bungee jumping or cultural encounters, Uganda has got you concealed and still holds most of Africa’s most valued secrets.

Where to go while on a safari to Uganda?
  • Murchison Falls Safari, where you will experience the famous Murchison Falls when the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way via a narrow fissure as it thrusts 43 m down with a thunderous roar. These falls form the centerpiece, and this is the most visited.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari’s closest living creatures/relatives are the Chimpanzees, which share 98% of human genes. Throughout Africa, they are sighted in 21 countries; however, they are better spotted in Uganda due to their vast populace. Kibale Forest is a very good shelter that houses these endangered species and boosts chimpanzee tracking safaris; however, Ugandan safari chimpanzees can also be spotted in Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park and in the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, is Uganda’s most scenic and toured game reserve. A huge diversity of habitats involving the savannah grassland mixed with several kinds of trees and grassy plains, as well as various swamps and volcanic features that involve volcanic cones, deep craters and tropical rain forests, give the park its distinctive appearance. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the perfect place to view large game, go bird watching along the Kazinga channel, track chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge, and see the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha section.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park. Though remote, this park is a true hunk of Uganda’s nature, with great savannah landscapes and intensifying mountains in its context. It has an area coverage of 1,442 km2 and an altitude of 900–2750 m. The population of tourists here per day (an average of 6 visitors on a daily basis) and the only park left on the continent where you have a high chance of having the park to yourself.
  • Lake Mburo National Park. This is among the list of one of Uganda’s smallest wildlife parks enriched with wild game. There is a bounty of bird life, more than 315 various bird species, and a rich animal life (68 various mammals like impala, leopards, buffalo, jackals and hyenas to sight on a Uganda tour). And the only destination to find Zebras.
  • Sipi Falls, Uganda, safari. This is debatably the most exquisite chain of waterfalls in Uganda, desk-bound/seated in the foothills of Mt. Elgon as they oversee a huge plain. These falls contain 3 levels, all with appalling prettiness, though the 95-meter main drop attracts more tourists to this place. Having a night or two in this stunning but serene place is an experience you cannot manage to miss.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Debatably the most biologically assorted destination on earth, with half of the only remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas in the world, Bwindi impenetrable forest is a must-go place once in Africa. This Africa gem was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage site mainly for its biological implication
  • Rwenzori mountains. This imposing range of mountains is situated on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its highest snow-covered peak, Margherita, stands at a height of 5109 m. It bounces to about 110 km in length and includes an astounding series of landscapes, from the peculiar Afro-alpine moorland to the thick tropical rain forest on the lower slopes, and lastly, the glaciers at the highest reaches.

And so many other destinations or places—the list is endless—like the Sese Islands, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Semuliki National Park, Mt. Elgon National Park, etc. Not only that, but also encourage travelers who come to tour Uganda to also go to other East African destinations for tours and trips. Remarkably, Rwanda tours are favored for a double gorilla trek in 2 different East African tour countries, i.e., Uganda and Rwanda. Other travelers chain their Ugandan tour with safaris to Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, and the Congo.