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Uganda is one of the best countries to go to for a Safari. Also known as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a land locked county located in East Africa endowed with natural beauty, wildlife and very hospitable people. Uganda has over 10 national parks and game reserves, coupled with beautiful landscapes and warm people making it a destination which every traveler must put on the bucket list of places to visit in Africa. Uganda safaris offer a variety of activities which you can do ranging from the traditional game viewing safaris in the national parks, gorilla trekking in the jungles of Bwindi, cultural encounters with the locals, mountaineering and or fishing trips, adventure sports and lots of other things to do. Here is information about Uganda safaris that you should know when planning your safari to Uganda.
About Uganda Safaris top parks and destinations
Murchison Falls national Park
Murchison falls national park is Uganda’s largest national park and currently one of the best places to visit while on a Uganda safari. While at Murchison falls, you will be able to see the worlds strongest falls, lots of wildlife including the big five, chimpanzee trekking if you are interested, Rhino tracking, nature walks and also a boat cruise on the mighty nile.
Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi is home to half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world, a visit to the gorillas is termed as a once in a lifetime experience and therefore every traveler needs to put mountain gorilla trekking on the things they must do in Africa. There about 1000 individual mountain gorillas which can be found in the wild and by participating in Gorilla trekking, you contribute a lot to the conservation of these gentle giants.
Queen Elizabeth national Park
For a very long period of time, queen Elizabeth national park has been a popular safari destination for people visiting Uganda. This is because the park hosts a lot of wildlife ranging from predators such as hyenas, leopards, jackals, the unique tree climbing lions to vast herds of antelpoes, elephants, buffaloe, Kobs, waterbucks, hippo and a lot more. Primates found in the park range from Chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge to the vast varieties of monkeys, the park also hosts over 400 bird species. A Game drive in queen Elizabeth national park and or a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel bring out your expectations of this park to reality. Therefore when thinking about Uganda safaris, Queen Elizabeth national park of the places you need to consider.
Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is one of the closest national parks from Uganda’s capital Kampala. Therefore if you are in kampala and are thinking about Uganda safaris like a short 1 day or 2 days trip, Lake mburo is one of the ideal safari destinations you can consider. Lake mburo will allow you see herds of zebras, impala, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, buffaloe, Uganda kobs, Hyena’s, and occasionally the leopard if you are doing the night game drive. You will also see hippos, monkeys, lots of birds, warthogs etc while on your Uganda safari to lake mburo national park.
Lake bunyonyi is one of the popular destinations to visit in south western Uganda. Its one of the most beautiful lakes in Africa and also the 3rd most deepest lake in Africa dotted with several islands. Lake Mburo is an ideal location to visit and unwind after a long Uganda safari or after your gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi.
Kidepo valley national park
Ranked as one of the best places to visit in Africa, Kidepo valley national park is one of the truly virgin wildernesses where you can go and enjoy the ultimate African safari in Africa. Kidepo host a variety of wildlife ranging from lions that like sitting on ‘cliffs like the lion king’, ostriches, Giraffes, large herds of buffaloes, zebras, water bucks, bush bucks, foxes, jackals , cheetahs, hyenas, and lots of other species unique to this destination. You will also encounter the Karimojong peoples and enjoy the ultimate nomadic encounter. Kidepo is a great pick if you are interested in writing your own unique safari adventure as if offers amazing experiences that are new whenever you visit.
Jinja Uganda’s Adventure Capital
Jinja is one of the best places to consider visitin while in Uganda. You will walk in the footsteps of John hanning speke and discover the true source of the Nile river, as you also have an opportunity to enjoy several unique adventure activities such as quad biking, Nile boat ride, kayaking and white water rafting, horseback riding, walking safaris, volunteering trips, bungee jumping and lots more.
Kibale Forest national Park
Home to over13 species of primates including but not limited to chimpanzees, black colubus monkeys, lhoest monkeys, mangabey monkeys etc and over 70 mamal species from antelopes to bush elephants. Kibale forest national park stands out as one of the top chimpanzee tracking destinations in Africa.
Other mentions of places you should visit while on a Uganda safari
Semuliki national park, Mount Rwenzori national park, the Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary, the Entebbe wildlife education centre, the Uganda meuseum, the Kingdom of Buganda, Namirembe cathedral, Mount Elgon national park, Sipi Falls, Pian Upe Game reserve, Katonga game reserve, Kalinzu forest reserve, Karuma Falls and several others