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Top Uganda Safari Activities In 2024

Top Uganda Safari activities in 2024

Top Uganda safari activities in 2024 -Gorilla tracking safaris-boat cruise safaris on Kazinga channel and Murchison falls-Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda

Tracking Primates

Primate tracking is a popular Uganda safari activity in Uganda, which is home to a variety of primate species such as mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys, among others. This activity allows you to explore different woods in search of renowned primates. Major tasks include gorilla tracking, chimp tracking, and golden monkey tracking. The new norms and safeguards will be implemented to protect the safety and health of all visitors and primates.

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. To go on a gorilla trek, you will need to have a gorilla permit, which costs USD700 for foreign non-residents, USD700 for East African residents, and USD70 for East African citizens. This allows you to spend one hour with the mountain gorillas. You may also choose a four-hour adventure trip called Gorilla Habituation, which costs USD1500 per person per trek and allows you to spend more time with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee tracking takes place at Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, and Budongo Forest near Murchison Falls National Park. The chimpanzee tracking is done in the morning and afternoon, and Monumental Expeditions and Safaris can purchase the chimpanzee permits and organise the walk for you according on your schedule and activity time. A Chimpanzee permit costs USD200 for international non-residents, USD 150 for residents, and USD30 for citizens for routine Chimpanzee monitoring. This allows you one hour with the Chimpanzees. You may also do the Chimpanzee habituation experience, which is a half-day adventure with our near cousins the Chimpanzees. This is only available in Kibale Forest National Park.

Golden monkey trekking

Only in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is this possible. A Golden Monkey tracking ticket costs USD100 and allows you to spend one hour with the Golden monkeys. A Golden Monkey Habituation Permit costs USD140 and allows you to spend four hours with the Golden monkeys.

Wildlife Observation

You will be able to go on as many game drives as you want in our savannah national parks of Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, and Uganda’s most popular national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, to see wildlife such as tree-climbing lions, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, giraffes, zebras, and leopards.

Cultural Experiences

Uganda is ranked among the countries with the most diverse cultures, With over 50 ethnic tribes and languages, you will be able to enjoy various cultural experiences, You will be able to visit many communities in various National Parks as part of your itinerary, where the local community will share with you the difficult experience of living near the National Park and how they have managed to co-exist peacefully with wildlife, You will also enjoy cultural adventures and traditions

Cycling and Mountain Hiking

Mountain hiking and cycling are two more exciting adventure activities that you may incorporate into your Uganda safari. Uganda is a nation of hills, mountains, and highlands, providing excellent opportunities for trekking and cycling. Mountain Elgon, Rwenzori, Moroto, Sabinyo, Muhabura, and Gahinga are among the popular trekking destinations.

Birding

Uganda is one of the top birding destinations in Africa, with over 1040 known bird species. It is home to a variety of migratory bird species and Albertine endemics, like the Shoebill. Among the prominent birding locations are Bwindi Forest, Mabamba Swamp, Mubwindi Swamp, Bigodi Wetland, Entebbe Botanical Gardens, and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. During game drives in several National Parks, many bird species may also be seen. Some of the birds include, Collared pratincole, Palm-nut vulture, Pel’s fishing-owl, Rare Swamp flycatcher, Grey crowned crane(Uganda’s National bird), Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Nightjars, Marabou stork, Black headed lapwing, Back-bellied Bustard ,Swamp Fly catcher, Giant Heron.

Boat safaris

With so many lakes and rivers in Uganda, boat trips and excursions are a popular Uganda safari activity. Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, River Nile Excursions to the bottom of the falls and the Delta allow you to see wildlife up close as well as various water animals and bird species.

When is the best time to visit Uganda for safaris?

Because Uganda is crossed by the Equator line, it has a modified equatorial climate with two rainy seasons, and many tend to identify drier seasons as the ideal time to visit Uganda. This is true since driving through the National Park for animal watching becomes difficult when it rains due to the heavy rains that make the pathways extremely treacherous. The months of December to February, and then June to October, are the greatest times to visit Uganda since they are generally dry compared to March to May and November.

Top Uganda Safari Activities & Monumental Expeditions and Safaris

Monumental Expeditions and Safaris provides unforgettable experiences in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Our magic in organising real experiences originates from the fact that we have gradually created a team comprised of young and dynamic Ugandans who are passionate about what they do. If we are called, one of our representatives will assist in delivering accurate and timely information that you can trust.

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