Uganda The Epic Africa Safari Destination That You Should Visit Without Fail In 2020
In the world of travel today, people are always looking to visit a destination that’s able to meet a wide variety of their safari needs. As a result, many destinations are always constantly trying so much to have a wide variety of attractions that are aimed at attracting travelers to visit these destinations. Today, I would like to introduce you to a destination that has been gifted by your true mother nature in many more ways than you can think of. This destination is none other than Uganda. Whether you’re looking for an epic gorilla adventure, a thrilling Africa wildlife safari experience, a fantastic hiking experience, incredible birding expedition, thrilling seeking white water rafting adventures, amazing cultural encounters, delicious cuisines and warm-hearted and friendly people with amazing weather as a cherry on top, Uganda has got you covered on all fronts.
What to See while on a Safari in Uganda
Uganda has got some of the most amazing gorilla safari adventures you can ever think of when it comes to Africa gorilla safaris. Uganda is home to over 459 Mountain gorillas which constitutes to close half of the world’s remaining Mountain gorillas. A Uganda gorilla safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and also Mgahinga gorilla National Park. During this Uganda gorilla tour expedition, you will be in for a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families that are found within these parks.
Uganda wildlife safaris.
Uganda is truly a land of rich diversity and when it comes to savanna wild mammals this is no exception, you can best believe that Uganda will give you one of the best wildlife encounters you can ever ask for while on an Africa wildlife safari adventure. Uganda wildlife safaris lead you on amazing Uganda safari journey to several of our wildlife destinations and these include Murchison Falls National Park , Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. During your Uganda wildlife tour to any of these parks you will have an opportunity to encounter several savanna wild animals which include 4 out of the big five which include lions, cape buffaloes, leopards, and African bush elephants. An additional visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary ensures that your chance of seeing all the big five are very much alive as this sanctuary is home to 31 rhinos which are only found here in Uganda. Other animals you should look out for during your Uganda wildlife safari experience include the Rothchild giraffes Zebras and Elands and Impalas which are found in several of these savanna parks. However, a Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison falls National park a special experience is the opportunity to undertake a soothing boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls which are considered the world’s most powerful waterfalls and hike to the top of these falls will leave you mesmerized as you get to see millions of gallons of water squeezing through a narrow gorge of only 8 meters before plummeting 46 meters below. In Queen Elizabeth park you will have a boat cruise along the 45 km Kazinga channel which will reveal to you the secrets of these savanna plains as you watch animals come to the banks of this channel to drink water and also see numerous schools of hippos since this channel is home to the highest concertation of hippos which tallies to 5000 hippos.
Uganda the hiking paradise
Although Uganda is quite a spectacular country to visit for a hiking experience. This can be hinged on the fact that Uganda is home to Africa’s 3rd highest mountain The Rwenzori mountain which rises up to 5109m above sea level with its peaks being snow-capped throughout the year something which is rather unique given the fact that Uganda lies along the Equator hence making it a tropical country with relatively higher temperatures. Uganda hiking safari to Rwenzori mountain reveals to you some of the secrets of this mountain which include the giant Lobelias which are rare plant species which can only be found on this mountain. Other Uganda tour destinations that should equally give you that epic hiking experience include Mount Elgon National Park is the 5th highest mountain peak in Africa, Gahinga rages which are part of the chain of 8 volcano ranges that form the Virunga massif that is shared by the countries of Uganda Rwanda and Congo.
Uganda the true birders haven
For someone who is looking to have the best Africa birding safari experience, Uganda should really be the place for you to think of first given the fact that Uganda is home to half of all Africa’s bird species as it is home to 1074 bird species. Some of the best Uganda birding safari destinations that should never miss on your Uganda birding tour include Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to 600 bird species and these include savanna plain bird species, migratory bird species, and waterbird species. Murchison falls National Park is home to 450 bird species, Kidepo Valley National Park is home to 475 bird species, Semuliki National Park is home to 441 bird species with many endemic Congo biome species Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park is each home to 300 bird species with Bwindi being home to 23 Albertine rift endemic species. Some of the bird species you should look out while in on birding tour in Uganda include The Nkulengu rail, the Congo Serpent Eagle in Semuliki National Park, African Finfoot in Lake Mburo park, African green breasted pita and the great blue turaco in Kibale, the Shoebill stork in Mabamba birding area, Murchison falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Cultural safaris in Uganda
When it comes culture, no other country on the face of this earth has diverse cultures than Uganda. Uganda has the highest cultural density in the world given the over 66 tribes of people that call this small nation only comparable to the size of Oregon state in USA or UK in Europe their home. Some of the fascinating tribes of people that will fascinate you on your safari Uganda include the Baganda people who contribute close to 16% of Uganda’s population of 42 million people, Banyankole people and these are found on the outskirts of Lake Mburo National Park, the Batwa perhaps will intrigue far more than the tribes since these have managed to survive side by side with the giant mountain gorillas inside the dense forests of Bwindi for over 1000 years.
Given the multitude of tribes in Uganda comes the myriad of cuisines which are prepared by these different tribes however what stands out most is the Luwombo delicacy which is prepared by the Baganda people in central Uganda. the Luwombo is basically stew made out of chicken ground nuts paste, beef that has been steamed in banana leaves something that is unique since it stew is never in direct contact with heat but rather added on other steamed food stuffs such Matooke. Due to modernization Ugandan have developed a new signature fast food that’s enjoyed throughout the country and that’s a rolex. Yes, I said a Rolex, its funny because in Uganda many of us can never afford to buy or wear a rolex watch but surely we can afford to eat one atleast. A rolex is simply a pan grilled chapatti made out of wheat dough, a Spanish omellete and an array of freshly sliced vegies like cabbages, tomatoes and onioins, all rolled together into a rolex combo
Uganda a destination for adrenal extreme sports
Looking for an opportunity to engage in extreme sport activities, Uganda has got you covered as it has quite a number of extreme sport activities lined up for you. All you need to do is visit Jinja source of the Nile and enjoy a 1 day Jinja tour in Uganda or Jinja source of the Nile tours. While here you engage in various safari activities in Jinja source of the Nile which include white water rafting- this is because Uganda is home to all 5 grades of white waters that are found along the Nile river, horse riding, quad biking and kayaking.
At Wild Gorilla Safaris, we strive to meet all your Africa safari needs as we have got virtually the safari packages that will give you a memorable Africa safari experience. For anyone interested in Uganda wildlife safaris packages we have got you covered with wide range of packages that are tailored basing on the number of days you have and the destination you would like to visit on your Uganda safari tour. If you’ve got only a few days, then choose from our short Uganda wildlife safaris which run from 2 days to 5 days such as 2 days Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls or 5 days Uganda wildlife safari with chimpanzees and many more. For those that have got more than 5 days, then I suggest pick from our compressive long Uganda wildlife safaris that run from 6 days to as many as 21 days such as
On top of an epic Uganda safari adventure to many of these savanna parks, you have an opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas. Yes, a Uganda gorilla tour experience is very possible when you visit gorilla trekking Uganda destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A Uganda gorilla safari to any of these parks gives you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you nothing but the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours experience, you can ever think of.
If you’re interested Uganda gorilla safaris these are available in both short Uganda gorilla safari packages such as 3 days gorilla tours in Bwindi and 4 days Bwindi gorilla tour and wildlife in Lake Mburo. There are also long Uganda gorilla tours that run from 6 days to as many as 18 days while featuring many other things along the way to the gorillas. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.
Rwanda is also another gorilla destination you wouldn’t want to miss out on, hence if you are planning for a Rwanda gorilla safari package, check out some of our Rwanda gorilla tours packages which also come in form of short Rwanda gorilla gorilla safaris for those that have got only a few days in Rwanda but those that have got more days, then Long Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages will do you good as they also give you a chance to visit other Rwanda safari attractions.
Congo as well is another gorilla destination and we have numerous Congo gorilla safari packages that will take you on a Congo gorilla tour adventure to either Virunga National Park for an encounter with mountain gorillas or Kahuzi Beiga National Park where you will encounter Eastern lowland gorillas. Besides gorilla safaris and wildlife encounters in Uganda, you can still explore Uganda’s diversity using any of our wide range of day trips that visit other sites that are near the capital city Kampala or Entebbe international airport such as a Mabamba birding day trip to Mabamba island Kampala city tour day tour Jinja day tour and 1 day Ngamba island chimpanzee safari. Check out our great east Africa safari to such as Kenya safari tours and Tanzania safari tour that take you on an Africa wildlife safari adventure to Kenya and Tanzania respectively.
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