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Uganda Safaris & Tours, Best Safari in Uganda Safari Vacation Places

Your Ultimate Uganda Safari Guide To Exploring The Wonders of Uganda Safaris

Uganda safaris offer an unforgettable adventure into the “Pearl of Africa”. These remarkable Uganda safari tours offers a unique blend of amazing wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and cultures that make it a top choice for those who undertake a safari in Uganda. The touristic wonders of Uganda give you a comprehensive Uganda safari experiences in Uganda. We bring the best safari tours, and tips for planning your dream come true safari to Uganda.

Discover The Magic Of Uganda Safaris – Most Sought After Experiences

Uganda Safaris offer enchanting experiences. This landlocked East African country, often is home to a diverse range of tourist attractions that will leave you mesmerised. Having a range of green lush rainforests, dramatic savannahs, welcoming communities and their culture plus amazing wildlife, a Uganda safari is life time adventure experience comparable to non.

Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

Tourists flock to Uganda is for its remarkable abundant wildlife. Uganda is home to the African Big5 such as lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and other animals like rhinos, crocodiles, hippos etc., seen when you visit its national parks such as Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park will offer you a close and personal trek to the endangered Mountain Gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

A Uganda safari tour is best when it includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. You will trek and see these majestic gentle giants in their natural habitat, a magical life-changing experience.

Uganda Cultural Diversity

Uganda has 56 tribes each with cultures and traditions. A safari in Uganda does not only offer wildlife, but the charming local communities, where you will see traditional dances, dressing, food and gain incredible insight into the daily lives of the local Ugandans. The Batwa Pygmies in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the IK tribe and Karamajong people in Kidepo among others are some of the amazing tribes to adventure.

Birdwatching in Uganda

With over 1067 unique bird species, Uganda is a paradise for bird lovers. Birds in Uganda including the rare Shoebill stork, African grey parrot, Grey Crown crane and the green Breasted Pitta, making Uganda is a must-visit for all birdwatchers. Bwindi National Park, Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National park and Kibale Forest National Park are excellent for birdwatching spots in Uganda.

Popular Uganda Safari Destinations:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Bwindi National park is renowned for Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventures. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to about 470 Mountain Gorillas- more than half of the world's mountain gorilla population. Gorilla treks are amazing and interacting with these magnificent creatures is unparalleled experience.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth Park is known for its rare tree-climbing lions and a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, crocodiles, a variety of up to 600 bird species hence a birdwatcher's paradise, a beautiful scenery and much more. Queen Elizabeth National Park offers unique classic savannah wildlife safaris in Uganda and boat cruises along the famous Kazinga Channel.

Murchison Falls National Park: In this park, you will experience the thundering roar of the Nile River water at the beautiful Murchison Falls as it crashes through a narrow 3 meter gorge. Murchison Falls Park is has a great number of wildlife as offers amazing game drives and boat cruise safaris along the mighty River Nile.

Kibale Forest National Park: Kibale National Park is renowned for chimpanzee tracking expeditions on foot, and you can see up to 13 other Primates – The park is dabbed the “Primate Capital of the World” and hence a primate lover's paradise. You can enjoy birding in Kibale Forest and viewing scenic landscapes alongside educative community tours

Rwenzori Mountains National Park: This park is popular for mountaineering challenges up to 5109 meters above sea level at Margarita Peak - the highest point of the Rwenzori Mountains capped with snow and it offers a unique trekking experience. Once there, at the "Mountains of the Moon" you will see stunning alpine scenery, forest and Albertine endemic birds, unique flora and loving local people with unique culture.

Kidepo Valley National Park. Voted as Africa’s best wilderness park by CNN, Kidepo National Park was 4 of the famous African Big5 that you can see during game drives including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and giraffes, zebras etc. You will as well explore amazing natural habitats, unique and beautiful scenery, authentic local Ugandan cultural rich communities, birds and much more.

Planning Your Uganda Safari

Consider these major factors when planning a Uganda safari:

a. Best Time to Visit: The dry seasons starting from June to August then December to February are the most ideal for a safari to Uganda. During this time, the wildlife is more active and can easily be spot.

b. Choosing A Safari Tour Operator: Endeavor to choose a reputable Uganda tour operator/Uganda safari company to ensure that you get a well-organized, affordable, and safe Uganda safari tour experience.

c. Your Safari Accommodation: As you will advised by your travel agent, Uganda has a wide range of tourist accommodations, from budget, midrange to luxury lodge options. Depending on your budget and preference, you can choose from any, or even have a mix of them

d. Transportation in & Around Uganda: You have a number of domestic flights in Uganda to connect to various almost all touristic places. There are well-maintained roads that connect to major Uganda safari destinations. Always ensure that you have a professional knowledgeable registered local driver guide for an informative, smooth and memorable safari in Uganda.

e. Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits: Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda require official permits issued by Uganda Wildlife Association through your local tour operator. These must be booked well in advance to avoid missing out because they very limited.

Uganda safaris always offer a lifetime ultimate opportunity to adventure the wonders of the Pearl of Africa in her wonderful Uganda safari attractions, some of which are World Heritage Sites. For you seeking a thrilling wildlife safari, unique community & cultural tours, an escape into scenic nature and landscapes or a memorable birding trip, Uganda will surely mesmerize you beyond your expectations. Start planning your safari to Uganda today and come witness the hidden adventure treasures of the "Pearl of Africa."

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Undertaking Uganda safaris/Uganda tours is one of the best ways to safari to Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Uganda is one of the best African safari destinations and our safaris in Uganda/safari in Uganda vacation trips are a perfect way to explore the amazing attractions and do Uganda safari activities in the best Uganda tour spots.

The beauty and magnificence of Uganda’s African wilderness are truly rewarding based on the country’s biodiversity, landscapes, rich culture, and physical features.

Based on all this, there is no other explanation for why Churchill Winston named it the “Pearl of Africa” and you cannot compare it with other countries in East Africa. A Uganda Vacation will offer you the best African wildlife tours as you get close views of wildlife in the national parks, especially during game drives, nature walks, and hikes.

Uganda boasts of over 331 mammal species and 1063 recorded bird species and this makes it a great destination for Uganda trips.

Primate safaris are among the highlights of Uganda safari vacations as you get to see the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Those on a private tour can track Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and embark on a wildlife safari in the best savannah national parks in Uganda. These are Queen Elizabeth National Park home to the tree climbing Lions, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Uganda trips also take you to Jinja the adventure capital of East Africa for the best adventures.

Safaris in Uganda/safari vacation in Uganda tours can be tailored depending on your budget, interests, and accommodation options.

Different Types of Safaris in Uganda – Best Uganda Safari Categories 

Below are the best Uganda safari categories to engage in when you come to Uganda let it be on a private tour or a guided tour.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris | Uganda Gorilla Tours 

Uganda Gorilla trekking safaris are one of the highlights of an African safari trip or a private tour. They are best experienced in Bwindi Impenetrable National and Mgahinga National Park.

There is no other country that can offer the best Uganda Gorilla trekking tours. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park hold almost half of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas (1063).

WHERE TO HAVE GORILLA SAFARIS IN UGANDA? 

Uganda Gorilla tours are best experienced in 2 places during Uganda trips and that is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Park.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site holding half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas (1063) and has over 50 Uganda Gorilla families of which 19 Gorilla families are habituated for tourists during a Gorilla safari.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also offers the best Uganda Gorilla habituation experiences on a private tour.

  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the other park that offers Uganda Gorilla trekking tours. People in this park can also see Golden Monkeys however it has only one Gorilla group Nyakagezi.

Uganda Gorilla tracking is best when you go on a nature walk or walking tour in the dense tropical rain forests during a private tour.

Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris 

Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda trips take you to the tropical rain forests of Uganda to track the habituated Chimps.

When on a Chimpanzee trekking guided tour, you get to meet humans’ closest relatives in their natural habitat/natural setting and the experience is memorable.

WHERE ARE UGANDA CHIMPANZEE SAFARIS DONE? | WHERE TO GO FOR UGANDA CHIMPANZEE TOURS?

If interested in a private tour to get close encounters with Chimpanzees, then the tropical rainforests of this country are the best option on the African continent.

Below are the best places to go for Chimpanzee tours;

  • Kibale Forest National Park: This Park – Kibale Forest National Park is the best place for Chimpanzee tours as it has the highest number of Chimps. Kibale National Park is located in southwestern Uganda only 2-hour drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Murchison Falls National Park: A guided tour for Chimpanzee trekking tours in this park is best in Budongo Forest Reserve.
  • Kalinzu Forest: This forest is near National Park Queen Elizabeth and chances of seeing Chimps here are only close to those of Kibale Forest National Park.
  • Ngamba Island: This is another place to see Chimpanzees during a private tour and it is located on Lake Victoria.

During Chimpanzee safaris, you can engage in a Chimpanzee habituation experience. This encounter is best when you visit Kibale National Park and Budongo Forest in Murchison Park. It is not possible in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

HOW LONG IS CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

Trekking Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park takes about 2-5 hours, and this depends on their movements. You are permitted one full hour to be with the Chimps and this is brought up by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Chimpanzee tracking private tour in Murchison Falls National Park takes about the same time in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

HOW MUCH IS CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK?

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park costs $200, and these permits are purchased in Uganda Wildlife Authority, and they cost $120 in Budongo Forest in Murchison Park. Tracking Chimps in Queen Elizabeth National Park costs $50.

HOW MUCH IS CHIMPANZEE HABITUATION IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK?

Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale National Park costs $250 and in Murchison Falls National Park, it costs $230.

Uganda Wildlife Safaris/Wildlife Viewing Safaris in Uganda

Wildlife safaris take you to several national parks and game reserves for wildlife viewing. You get close encounters with wild animals in their natural habitat, especially during game drives and walking safaris (nature walks).

They give you the best opportunity of sighting the Big 5 African animals (Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, and Rhinos)

WHERE CAN I SEE WILDLIFE IN UGANDA? 

Below are the best places to enjoy wildlife safaris in Uganda when your private tour.

  • Murchison Falls National Park is one of the best safari destinations and it has over 144 Uganda mammals having 4 of the big 5 savannah wild animals and many gather on the riverbanks.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited park and is home to the tree climbing Lions. Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 95 animal species and it is a good spot to find tree climbing Lions.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park is situated in northern Uganda having over 77 mammal species including the rare Cheetahs and Wild dogs. It is one of the best places to enjoy a wildlife safari in Uganda.
  • Lake Mburo National Park has the highest number of antelope species in the country. It offers nature walks and game drives so that you see wildlife clearly on your private tour.
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to the only Rhinos in Uganda, and it is on the way to Murchison Falls National Park, and it is good for a wildlife safari.

Other places to enjoy a wildlife safari are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mgahinga Park, Mount Elgon National Park, etc.

Uganda Birding Safaris | Uganda Birding Tours Uganda birding

Birders who want to tour Uganda can expect the best Uganda birding safaris in East Africa. This is because Uganda boasts of over 1063 bird species, and this has made Uganda a top birding destination as you observe birds in their natural habitat.

During your birding trips, you can also see 24 of the Albertine rift endemics as the rest are found in other East African destinations.

Below is where to enjoy the birding tours.

  • Mabamba Bay Wetland is one of the best places to see the Shoebill and African Fish Eagles.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 600 bird species. This makes Queen Elizabeth National Park the best place for birding African tours, and it marks the end of the rift valley floor.
  • Murchison Falls National Park has over 556 species of birds. It also has the highest number of water birds including the Shoebill and African Fish Eagles near the Nile Albert delta of the Victoria Nile and the riverbanks.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 350 species of birds.
  • Mgahinga National Park not only offers Uganda Gorilla safari trips but also harbors about 180 species of birds including the Cape Robin, White-starred Robin, Brown Woodland Warbler, etc.
  • Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 375 recorded species of birds. Kibale Forest National Park has the Green Breasted Pitta that you can spot during the guided tour.
  • Semuliki National Park has 441 species including Congo-biome species and Albertine rift endemics.
  • Budongo Forest also offers amazing birding experiences during a walking tour.
  • Rwenzori Mountain National Park is situated in western Uganda, and it harbors over 177 birds.
  • Lake Mburo National Park is another amazing place for bird watching during a safari in Uganda and it also has African Fish Eagles. You enjoy birding here during a walking tour.

Adventure Safaris and Tours 

These safaris offer the best adventure experience during a safari in Uganda. They are best experienced within wildlife parks, Uganda game reserves, and adventure cities or towns.

Below are some of the best Adventure safaris:

  1. White water rafting on the source of the River Nile in Jinja
  2. Horseback safaris in Jinja and Lake Mburo NP
  3. Bungee jumping on River Nile in Jinja
  4. Zip lining on Lake Bunyonyi and in Jinja
  5. Quad biking
  6. Tubing on the Nile
  7. Kayaking
  8. Cycling mostly in Mpanga tea estates in Fort Portal

Boat Cruise Tours 

Boat cruise/Boat trip tours in African safari trip offer the best adventures on the waterbodies. You embark on a boat trip to get the best opportunity to see wild animals and bird species like the African Fish Eagles. Usually, a boat trip is 2 hours.

Below is where you can enjoy boat trip tours;

  1. Lake Victoria
  2. Murchison Falls National Park
  3. Boat trip or boat cruise along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  4. Lake Mburo
  5. Jinja source of River Nile
  6. Lake Bunyonyi

Community Cultural Tours in Uganda 

These tours give you the best opportunity to learn and study about the different cultures and norms of the people of Uganda. You can engage in some of the traditional activities like music, dance, drama, and folktales during your African safari in Uganda

Below is where you can best enjoy the cultural tours in Uganda;

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Park, and Lake Bunyonyi when you visit the Batwa on your Uganda safari trip.
  2. Kidepo Valley National Park in northern Uganda when you visit the Karamojongs and the Iks
  3. Leopard Village in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  4. Murchison Falls National Park when you visit the surrounding villages on your tour
  5. Visiting the cultivators near Mountain Elgon National Park
  6. Visiting Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru near Fort Portal town
  7. Visiting the Uganda museum

Other types of Uganda tours include;

  1. Kampala City tour gives you the best Kampala walking tour and takes you to the best attractions in the city like the Uganda museum.
  2. Mountain climbing and hiking tours offer the best adventure trips. You can hike the 3 Virunga volcano Mountains on a private tour during your volcano hiking tour, Mountain Morungule in Kidepo National Park, Mountain Moroto, etc.
  3. Fishing safaris are best experienced on Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Source of River Nile Jinja, etc.
  4. Agro tourism Ugandan tours to visit the different farms like tea estates in Fort Portal, Coffee farms around Queen Elizabeth National Park, livestock/cattle farms near Lake Mburo National Park, etc.

Uganda Tourism Attractions to See On Safaris in Uganda?

This amazing safari destination on the African continent has many attractions tourists can see when they visit Uganda.

Below are the top tourist attractions to see during Uganda trips;

Uganda Animals/Animals of Uganda 

There are over 342 animal species in this country which are grouped into Carnivores, herbivores, primates, and reptiles. You can find the endangered Mountain Gorillas within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.

Chimpanzees and many nocturnal creatures like the Bushbaby are present in Kibale Forest National Park. The Big Five animals – Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Leopards, and Buffaloes are present in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo Park, Kidepo National Park, and

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Uganda birds/Birds of Uganda 

Uganda has over 1063 recorded bird species and 150 of these are not recorded anywhere in East Africa. Some of these birds are endemic and others are migratory birds the most sought-after are the Shoebill, Common Ostrich, Great Blue Turaco, African Broadbill, etc.

Mountains in Uganda

There are over 2854 mountains in Uganda though the most prominent are the Rwenzori Mountains near Queen Elizabeth National Park, Virunga Volcano Mountains, Mountain Elgon, Mountain Moroto, etc.

Lakes and Rivers

Uganda has many lakes and rivers since it is within the Great Lakes region of Africa and the most prominent are;

  1. Lake Victoria is the biggest freshwater lake in Africa
  2. River Nile (the longest river)
  3. Lake Bunyonyi near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  4. Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  5. Lake Albert
  6. Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  7. Lake Mburo

Where to Visit In Uganda/Uganda Tourist Places – Destinations 

If you are planning to visit Uganda, the best places to go on a wild adventure safari trip in Uganda are the national parks and all the Uganda game reserves.

These places should be included in your Uganda safari tour itinerary. Below are the most outstanding 10 national parks of Uganda that you can visit;

  1. Queen Elizabeth National Park 

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited tourist as it is one of the best safari destinations and it is located in western Uganda at the end of the rift valley floor. It has a rich ecosystem making an amazing natural setting for almost all wildlife species.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can find tree climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector. It also has the highest concentration of Hippos in one place within the Kazinga Channel where you can enjoy a boat ride.

Tourists can enjoy game drives within the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to see different animal species like Lions, Elephants, Uganda Kobs, and Hyenas, among others during the wild adventure tours.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is also a birder’s paradise with over 600 bird species. The volcanic history of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda left it with many small crater lakes including the most known Lake Katwe.

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park     

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Bwindi National Park) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in south western Uganda. This park is well known for having the endangered Mountain Gorillas and it is a unique safari trip destination.

Uganda Gorilla trekking is best enjoyed here in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park since it holds almost half (459) of the world’s surviving Mountain Gorillas (1063).

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/Bwindi National Park harbors 350 bird species including 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemic birds. This park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is among the important places to visit in Uganda for wild adventure trips.

  1. Kibale Forest National Park Kibale forest chimpanzee

Kibale Forest National Park is located in western Uganda covering an area of 321 km2 just near Fort Portal. It is known as the primate capital of Africa as it has many primates with the highest number of Chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee walking tour adventures are best in Kibale Forest National Park. This park – Kibale National Park has 13 primate species and this is the main reason why primate walking safaris (primate nature walks) are common.

Kibale Forest National Park has habituated Chimpanzee communities tourists can track during Chimpanzee tours. Also, Chimpanzee habituation is available in Kibale Forest National Park.

  1. Murchison Falls National Park3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park Wildlife Tour in Uganda Uganda Wildlife Safaris, Uganda Wildlife Safari, Best Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

This park is located in northwestern Uganda and it is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda having a variety of wild animals and birds.

You can enjoy cultural tours when you visit the communities near the Victoria Nile of the River Nile the longest river in the world.

The Victoria Nile of the Nile River bisects the park to form the world’s strongest waterfalls and you can enjoy boat rides on the Nile River.

Murchison Falls National Park has 4 of the Big 5 animals –Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, and Leopards.

The most common activities to do here are game drives, Nile River boat trips (boat cruises), nature walks, sport fishing, and cultural encounters.

  1. Lake Mburo National Park 8 Days Rwanda Safari, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking, Wildlife Viewing Trip, Community Cultural Tours.

Tourists coming to Uganda should visit Lake Mburo National Park. It is the smallest savannah park in Uganda and it gives the best nature walks in this country.

It has the highest number of Impalas and Leopards in the country. It is also the best place for spotting Burchell’s Zebras and Uganda Kobs.

Among the game parks in Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is the only park that offers horseback safaris, cycling, and nature walks with close encounters with wildlife.

  1. Rwenzori Mountains National Park 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Adventure Safari

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is named after the Rwenzori Mountains.

It is also known as the Mountains of the Moon as the Rwenzori Mountains are ever snowcapped. This park has 20 lakes, amazing wildlife, and birds. Tourists mostly come here to enjoy mountain hiking tours.

  1. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Are there mountain gorillas in zoos? can mountain gorilla be in zoo

This park also has Mountain Gorillas besides Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It also has the endangered Golden Monkeys however most tourists visit the park for Uganda Gorilla trekking experience.

Also, it is a good place for volcano hiking.

  1. Kidepo Valley National Park in Northern Uganda

    Kidepo Valley National Park
    Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in northern Uganda covering an area of 1,442 km2 and it is one of the best parks in Uganda with the best scenery as it is only compared to that of Lake Bunyonyi.

It was ranked by CNN Travel as one of the best parks in Africa and it has true African wilderness compared to other East African destinations it is also one of the best for wild adventure encounters.

  1. Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda 

Mount Elgon National Park lies in eastern Uganda and harbors 300 birds and has the largest Mountain Caldera in the entire world. It lies within Mountain Elgon having Buffaloes, Elephants, Monkey species, and other wildlife that you can see on a walking tour.

  1. Semuliki National Park in Western Uganda

This park is mostly a bird watching destination and it is an extension of the great Congo Ituri Forest.

Other destinations are sanctuaries like Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary home to Rhinos. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is on your way to Murchison Falls National Park, water bodies like Lake Victoria, the Nile the longest river, Lake Bunyonyi near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Uganda game reserves.

What to Do In Uganda Africa | Things to Do In Uganda Africa

  1. Uganda Gorilla trekking is the top highlight of African safari tours as you get to track Mountain Gorillas. Uganda Gorilla trekking tours are best in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.
  2. Chimpanzee trekking is best in Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kalinzu Forest.
  3. Bird watching is best in all the national parks in Uganda and reserves during a birding Uganda tour.
  4. Game drives are ideal in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.
  5. Boat cruise (Boat ride) is best enjoyed in Murchison National Park towards the bottom of the falls, Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Victoria, Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Kazinga Channel, and Lake Bunyonyi.
  6. Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  7. Nature walks/walking safaris are best in Lake Mburo National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Safari Accommodation in Uganda – Lodges In Uganda Uganda Safari Lodges

There are many safari lodges providing comfortable accommodations for those on Uganda tours. However, these lodges are categorized into luxury, midrange, and budget accommodations.

Uganda Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Luxury accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Mweya Safari Lodge, Mazike Valley Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Elephant Plains Lodge, etc.

Midrange accommodation in Queen Elizabeth Nation Park – Enganzi Game Lodge, Bush Lodge, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, Ishasha Jungle Lodge, and Baboon Safari Resort.

Budget accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park – Pumba Safari Cottages, Bull Bush River Camp, Irungu Forest Safari Lodge and Campsite, and Simba Safari Camp.

  1. Uganda Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park | Lodges In Bwindi National Park 

Below are the lodges in Bwindi National Park during your Uganda Gorilla trekking safari;

Luxury accommodation at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, etc.

Midrange accommodation at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is one of the best lodges in Rushaga Bwindi National Park sector, Gorilla Mist Camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge, etc.

Budget accommodation at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Bwindi View Bandas, Wagtail Eco Safari Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, etc.

  1. Accommodation in Murchison Falls National Park 

Below are the best lodges in Murchison Park.

Luxury accommodation in Murchison Park – Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Bakers Lodge, and Chobe Safari Lodge.

Midrange Lodges in Murchison Park – Fort Murchison Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, and Twiga Safari Lodge, etc.

Budget safari lodges in Murchison Falls National Park – Red Chilli Rest Camp, Hornbill Bush Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge, Parkside Safari Lodge, etc.

  1. Safari Lodges in Kibale Forest National Park 

Below are the best lodges in Kibale Forest National Park

Luxury accommodation in Kibale National Park – Primate Lodge (one of the best lodges in Kibale National Park), Crater Safari Lodge, Kyaninga Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, and Papaya Lake Lodge.

Midrange lodges in Kibale National Park – Isunga Lodge, Turaco Treetops, Kibale Forest camp, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, etc.

Budget lodges in Kibale National Park – Rwetera Safari Park, Chimpanzee Forest Lodge, Lake Nyamirima cottages, Rwenzori View Guesthouse, etc.

  1. Accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park 

Below are the lodges in Lake Mburo National Park

Luxury accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park – Mihingo Lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, and Mburo Safari Lodge.

Midrange accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park – Acadia Cottages, Rwakobo, Mantana Tented Camp, and Mpogo Safari Lodge.

Budget accommodation in Lake Mburo National Park – Mburo Eagle’s Nest, Rwonyo Rest Camp, and Leopard Rest Camp.

Clothes for Safari in Uganda | What to Wear On a Uganda Safari Tours 

Below is what to wear for safari tours;

  1. Light long-sleeved shirts and trousers
  2. Light shoes
  3. Cap or Hat
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Light sweater

What to Pack for a Safari to Uganda? 

Below is what pack for African safari tours in Uganda;

  1. A good camera
  2. A pair of binoculars
  3. Insect repellent
  4. Sunscreen
  5. A poncho or rain jacket
  6. Personal medicine

Top Uganda Tour Operators/Uganda Safari Companies for Your Uganda Tours 

When you are planning your African safari to Uganda, there are the best tour operators who will organize your memorable safaris. Tour operators offer the best safari packages and they will offer you airport pickup as well and handle for you all the necessary airport transfers.

Here are the best tour operators in Uganda; Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours Ltd,

Popular Uganda Tour Packages | Best Uganda tours in Africa 

Below are the best different safari packages offered by the Uganda tour operators and you can opt for any for your safari tours. These safari packages are favorable for both a private tour and group safari tours.

Safaris organized by tour operators usually begin in Entebbe with an airport pickup and tour operators will provide you airport transfers including drop off at the end of the tour.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE POPULAR UGANDA TOUR PACKAGES

4 Days Uganda Safari; Uganda Gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Wildlife in Lake Mburo Park, Lake Bunyonyi, and Community Tours.

5 Days Uganda Safari; Track Gorillas in Bwindi National Park and Wildlife watching in Queen’s Park.

6 Days Uganda vacation; Mountain Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Wildlife Safari tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimps in Kibale, and Community Tour.

7 Days Uganda Safari holiday; Uganda Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Game Viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

10 Days Safari in Uganda Holiday; Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi tour, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Wildlife National Park Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Park, Community Tours.

12 Days Safari to Uganda; Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Wildlife safari in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park, beautiful Scenery viewing, Community Adventure, and a day trip to Lake Bunyonyi.

14 Days Uganda Safaris tours; Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee trekking when you visit Kibale National Park, Wildlife watching in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Scenery, Community, Lake Bunyonyi Safari, Source of the Nile.

15 Days Uganda Safari tour; Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Bunyonyi safaris, Wildlife tours at Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Scenery and Community adventures.

16 Days Safari in Uganda; Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable forest and Lake Bunyonyi adventures, Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Park, Scenery, and Community Walks.

18 Days Safari Uganda Vacation Holiday; Uganda Gorilla safari tour at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi relaxation, wildlife safari at Murchison Falls National Park and Queen’s Park, Community Viewing Safari.

Best Time to Visit Uganda | When Is the Best Time to Visit Uganda | When Should I Go To Uganda? 

The best time to tour Uganda is in the dry season which is also the peak season. This is from December to February and from June to August. During this time, the trails are dry and accessible.

A wildlife safari is great as animal viewing in the savannah game parks is great since the grasslands are short. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park and a Mountain Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is amazing during this time.

What Is The Best Month To Visit Uganda?

The best month to tour Uganda for an African safari is from December to February and from June to August.

Nature lovers can visit in the wet months when green grasses are rising again and this is from March to May and from September to November.

How to Travel In Uganda 

When you are in Uganda, there are two ways to travel around the country. You can use road or air transport.

Road transport involves private means and public means. There are scheduled and chartered flights that fly to most parts of Uganda including national parks in Uganda.

These flights fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kihihi near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kidepo National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park for the best African safari.

Is Uganda good for safaris? | Is Uganda a good place for safari? 

Yes, Uganda is good for safaris. It gives the best game viewing in Uganda’s national parks. You can embark on a private tour and do Mountain Gorilla trekking/Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Chimpanzee trekking is best in Kibale Forest National Park with game drives being best in Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.

Mountain hiking is best in Rwenzori Mountain National Park and Mountain Elgon National Park.

How much is a safari in Uganda? | How much does a safari in Uganda cost? | How much does a safari cost in Uganda? | How much does it cost to go on a safari in Uganda? 

Usually, a Uganda safari costs from $200 and beyond and this depends on the factors like the safari type and the accommodation you wish to use. The other factor would be the tour operator as each operator give their best price for the tour.

Is Uganda Safe To Visit For a Uganda Safari? 

Yes, Uganda is safe to visit for a safari.

How much is 10 days Uganda safari?

A 10 days safari costs between $3000 to $ 4500 per person. If it involves Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Bwindi National Park), then the Mountain Gorilla permit is $700 and the Chimpanzee trek permit in Kibale Forest National Park costs $200.

Is Gorilla trekking in Uganda worth it? 

Yes, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda/Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is worth it as you get to meet the endangered Mountain Gorillas face to face in their natural habitat/natural setting. When you track Mountain Gorillas, you contribute to their conservation.

Mountain Gorilla trek permits are cheaper in Uganda for Gorilla trekking safaris compared to other countries in East Africa especially Rwanda.

How Many Safari Parks are there in Uganda?

There are 10 safari national parks that offer amazing activities during your Uganda safari day trip like nature walks, boat cruises/boat rides, Mountain Gorilla tracking, game drives, Chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, hiking, etc.

The best national parks in Uganda are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison, Kidepo, and Lake Mburo NP.

What to expect on a safari in Uganda? 

Expect to go for primate safaris where you have to engage in Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Park, and Chimpanzee trekking when you visit Kibale National Park.

On your safari in Uganda, expect to enjoy wildlife viewing in Queen’s Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and Lake Mburo NP.

Boat cruises are amazing on Lake Victoria, Lake Bunyonyi, and the Nile. Also, expect to enjoy bird watching and cultural tours.

How many days should I spend in Uganda? 

4 days and beyond are best for an African safari to Uganda as you can then go for Mountain Gorilla tracking/Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and enjoy all the wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison, and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

You can also track Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and amazing boat launches on Lake Victoria and Lake Bunyonyi.

Is it cheap to visit Uganda?

Visiting Uganda is affordable as everyone can explore this amazing country with a low budget. If you are planning for your Uganda safari packages, always use tour operators as they give you a good price.

Where can I see the Big 5 in Uganda?

The Big Five in Uganda are Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes, and Leopards. You can find these in Queen’s Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kidepo National Park, and Lake Mburo NP when on a safari in Uganda.

Rhinos are only found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Queen Elizabeth National Park has more Elephants, Kidepo has more Buffaloes, and Murchison Park has more Lions.

Which safari is closest to Kampala? 

The closest safari to Kampala is Lake Mburo National Park as it is just a 3-4 hour drive. There is also the Kampala walking tour day trip where you explore the city and visit the Uganda Museum, markets, and historical buildings.

In conclusion, Uganda safaris & tours give you the full opportunity to explore the Pearl of Africa Uganda. Safaris in Uganda give lifetime memories as you get to track Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.

They offer you the best game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Kidepo, and Lake Mburo NP, and engage in boat cruises on Lake Victoria, River Nile, and Lake Bunyonyi.

Uganda vacation packages also offer the best bird watching, and cultural encounters, and you get to enjoy a Kampala walking tour.

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