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Uganda is not only ranking as the best and famous home for the rare endangered mountain gorilla but she is among one of the best great safari destinations in the African continent. Uganda safaris and tours are customized and they alternate from wildlife mammals, birds, primates, reptiles, the local indigenous people and their traditional culture, water bodies and fascinating activities, historical monuments and architecture, the Uganda museum, zoo and many more other attractions.
Uganda is still a virgin country in terms of tourism, most of the tourism activities are nature based and according to research a lot has not been discovered and not yet utilized.
Why a visit to Uganda?
Uganda is known as the pearl Africa due to what it offers to west and South Africa that might not be found in other countries and others are common in the rest of other African countries. She has about 10 conserved and protected national parks and the uniqueness with these parks is that wildlife species that are found in one national park may not be found in other national parks and they are located in in different locations of the country which will give you an insight to explore the pearl of Africa and its people.
For example Bwindi forest is famous for the endangered mountain gorilla species carrying almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world as well as mountain Mgahinga national park is also known for the mountain gorillas, these two parks are found in south western Uganda. Besides the wildlife animal and birds, crater lakes and water bodies along kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth national park, it is also famous for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector that travelers might not be find in another national park, kibale forest national park is famously known for the chimpanzees, lake Mburo national park is known for the impala antelopes, Murchison falls national park is known for the Murchison falls, Albert Nile and other wildlife animal species among other national park with their wonders and uniqueness.
What do you expect from Uganda safari?
While on your Uganda safari and tour expect to visit and see the 400 endangered mountain gorillas found in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park an activity that is known as the gorilla trekking adventure experience, Uganda’s scenic flora and fauna wonders of the savannah grassland, woodland savannah and bamboo forests located in the 10 national parks, expect to view the source of the Nile in Jinja which is known as Uganda’s adventure capital with adventurous activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping etc.
At same time you will have an opportunity to interact with local people and their culture. As you enjoy your Uganda safaris and tour the optional activities and attractions are endless. It is still in Uganda where travelers have a great advantage to see all the “big five” wild animals which are also found in the other East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania such as the elephants, the lions, rhinos, leopards and the cape buffalos.
Book with Adventure in the Wild Safaris for your next Uganda safari and tours, together with our team we are in position to customize your safari itinerary basing on your interest and needs. We also have experience in designing tour packages that are inclusive of Uganda adventure activities, Kenya, Tanzania Rwanda and the democratic Republic of Congo.
Which tour operator to use?
The Uganda safari and tours are perfectly arranged and organized by safari experienced tour operators that have been in the industry for quite some time. These will assist to design your Uganda safaris and you will not regret the retreat and the memorable experience that you will encounter at end of your tour.
The tour operators assist to book accommodation facilities and meals depending on your pocket, they arrange transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a professional English speaking driver guide who pick you up from your hotel of residence in Kampala or Entebbe and drop you to all destinations of your safari activities until the end of your tour.
The operator also assists in booking the Uganda permits such as the Uganda gorilla trekking permit, chimpanzee trekking permit, gorilla habituation permit among others. It is important to know that when travelers choose to conduct and organize for themselves the Uganda safaris and tours is so stressing hectic in a long run that is why we normally advise travelers to trust a genuine tour operator to offer them the necessary assistance depending on their request and interest so as to enjoy a wonderful and awesome Uganda safaris and tours.
There are very many things that will help to find out if trust worthy and genuine tour operator such as, it is the right of any travelers to find out if the tour operator belongs to any Uganda tourism Association such as Association of Uganda Tour operators(AUTO) and it is registered with the Uganda Tourism Board(UTB). At the same time travelers can check on the company’s reviews from trip adviser so that they can read the on the past reviews from other travelers who they have offered assistance in the past.
Positive reviews will give you a go ahead to use the company while negative reviews will help you to charge either to use proceed using the tour operator or not.
We recommend Adventure in the wild safaris as one of the best and genuine tour operator that travelers can use while planning to enjoy their Uganda safaris and tours. Based on the experience and their reviews from the trip adviser, we have been ranked as one of the best experts in organizing Uganda safaris and tours. Please contact us for more information regarding your safari. Adventure in the wild safaris is a fully registered company for the UTB and it’s a registered member of AUTO.
Why choose Uganda for A Safari?
As earlier mentioned, Uganda being the pearl of Africa has endless activities and attractions to offer to all travelers who come to visit the country. A few to mention includes the deepest and most beautiful lake in Africa which is lake Bunyonyi dotted with 29 islands, Uganda is not only having the source of the Nile which is the longest river in Africa but it is also gifted with the biggest lake in Africa which is lake victoria that also has several islands.
All these wonderful heavenly islands will give you an amazing ample time as you rest from your long tiresome Uganda safaris as you relax on the lovely sand beaches of Bunyonyi and Lake Victoria as you enjoy sun bathing.
While at Lake Bunyonyi, you can choose to enjoy a boat ride to visit the several island, at same time as you enjoy the bird watching activity as the lake is known as a birders paradise thus the origin of its name meaning a “place for very many small birds”.
Uganda is also known as the best place for the great gorilla trekking activity in the world and this is one of its main activities in the tourism industry since it has almost half of the endangered mountain gorillas surviving in the natural habitant of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga national park in south western Uganda.
Travelers can enjoy fishing in the Albert Nile in Murchison and they will enjoy catching a 150 kilogram of Nile perch fish which may be difficult to catch elsewhere.
When you through the park and the country at large you enjoy an ever green vegetation cover offering beautiful scenic views of mountains, hills and grassland vegetation.
However many travelers refer to Uganda as a yellow banana Republic due to the cultivated huge number of banana types such as sweet bananas, plantain bananas, matooke and the country is rich in a number of local fruits harvested seasonally in a year such as the mangoes, pineapples, watermelon, papaya, the jackfruit that tastes like honey among all fruits, guavas among others.
What to see on Uganda safari?
Among the wildlife, you will enjoy seeing the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural environment plus the golden monkeys and other primates.
Uganda is one of those countries in east Africa that will present to you the “big five” animals which you shouldn’t miss out on your Uganda safari plus other wildlife animals like the giraffes, rhinos, zebras, buffalos, antelopes among other wildlife species.
Uganda is also a best spot for bird watching, is it a home to over 1000 bird species where some are Albertine endemic. The bird watching destinations include Bwindi forest Mabamba wetland on Lake Victoria, lake Bunyonyi, kibale forest national park, Mgahinga national park, budongo forest in Murchison, Lake Mburo among others.
Besides the wildlife in Murchison falls national park, travelers can choose to do white water rafting on river Nile, bungee jumping as well as visiting he cultural historical sites.
Where to stay on a Uganda safari and tour?
While on a Uganda safaris and tour the country has got accommodation facilities in kampala, with in the destination places that a traveler is going to visit. The accommodation facilities ranges from mid-range, budget and luxury options.
In Kampala a traveler can be transferred from Entebbe international airport to stay in Serena hotel or Sheraton hotel which are some luxury options, he/she can be taken to acacia lodge as one of nearest mid-range options and other travelers can also be transferred to forest cottages as budget accommodation option among other accommodation facilities that can be booked depending on travelers interests and needs.
In Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, there are four sector with the mountain gorillas families and each sector has its own accommodation options, ranging from budget, mid-range and luxury lodges.
Budget lodges include Buhoma community lodge, trekker’s tavern lodge in Ruhija, Rushaga gorilla haven lodge among others
Mid-ranges lodges include; gorilla mist camp, Buhoma haven lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge in Rushaga sector among other accommodation options.
Luxury accommodations include; chameleon hill lodge, Rushaga gorilla camp, mahogany springs lodge in Buhoma sector among others.
In Murchison there is Paraa safari lodge and Chobe safari lodge as some of luxury accommodation options Red chili safari lodge as budget and Pakuba lodge as mid-range option
In Queen Elizabeth national park there is Mweya safari lodge as a luxury accommodation, elephant hub lodge as mid –range options among others
Travelers should know that all the 10 national parks have got accommodation facilities the tour operators will book for them depending on their choice.
Book with Adventure in the Wild Safari for any of your interested accommodation options while on Uganda safaris and tours.