10 exceptional Things to do on a Safari through Uganda
Things to do on a Safari

10 exceptional Things to Do on a Safari through Uganda- Wildlife Safaris- Gorilla trekking –  Chimpanzee Trekking

Things to do on a Safari. Uganda is one of the most beautiful and exciting holiday destinations in the whole world. Due to Uganda’s beautiful nature, it has ranked among the 10th listed touristic country in the world and it’s still ranking among the best safari destinations to visit in Africa. Uganda is the perfect destination for any tourist from anywhere in the world and that’s why Winston Churchill named it the pearl of Africa. Some of the activities any tourist can never miss out on while on a safari through Uganda Include the following.

Chimpanzee tracking

Chimps are researched on and said to be a close relative of humans and that they are 98% DNA. Due to their ways and characters in life like breastfeeding, giving birth, and caring for infants, the way they eat has made them close relatives to humans. These chimps can be spotted in Kibale national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park. Are you interested in chimp tracking? Uganda is the perfect destination for this amazing activity.

Mountain gorilla trekking.

Things to do on a Safari. Going on a Uganda gorilla safari is one of the best activities carried out in Uganda’s thick rain forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. These two parks are located in the southwestern part of Uganda boarding Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. These two parks are historically known for keeping half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the world. These gorilla families can be accessed in four sectors of Bwindi these include Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Nkuringo sector, and Rushanga sector one gorilla family in Mgahinga Park is the Nyakagezi gorilla family.

Before the trekking, visitors are briefed about the dos and don’ts of the trekking, and these include

Cameras are accepted without flashes, Visitors aren’t allowed to trek, Visitors below 15 years of age aren’t allowed to trek, and while visitors are with gorillas, they are supposed to keep a 10m distance from them to avoid making them sick in any way with cough, flu, and virus since they are 98% humans, each gorilla family is visited by 8 people to avoid congestion, Visitors aren’t allowed to throw rubbish in the forest to safeguard the lives of gorillas that may come along them.

Visit Murchison Falls

A large volume of River Nile water is forced through a narrow gorge of 7 meters in width before plunging about 45 meters downstream, creating one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and that is called Murchison falls. These falls can be accessed in Murchison falls national park which is the largest park in Uganda followed by Queen Elizabeth national park. The Murchison falls are located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift valley in the Masindi district of western Uganda situated by 300km by road from Kampala. The Park is not only for falls but also for a boat cruise, birding, hiking, and game driving. During the tour safari, the visitors always experience the best and bird lovers can view birds like shoebill, Goliath Heron, Swamp Flycatcher, Abyssinian Ground Horn Bill, Red-throated Bee Eater, Northern Red Bishop, African Quail Finch, Giant Kingfishers among many others.

Bird watching

Things to do on a Safari.  It has been recorded that Uganda is the best birding paradise due to its conducive climate, abundant water sources, and diverse vegetation. Annually, different species of birds fly to Uganda searching for good pastures and it is been recorded that Uganda has over 1080 birds and amongst them aren’t found elsewhere but in Uganda. Bird lovers can access these birds in forests; national parks as well as on boat cruises where they are spotted at the river banks on water bodies including Shoebill at Mabamba bay wetland, African Open-billed Stork, Black Kite, African Marsh Harrier, Malachite Kingfisher, Swamp Flycatcher, Pied Kingfisher, Papyrus Gonolex and Black-headed Heron.

Game Viewing Safaris

Things to do on a Safari. While on a safari through Uganda, visitors can’t afford to miss out on the game drive and due to 10 national parks, less amount is charged by UWA to make visitors have the best. This activity includes viewing wildlife in the comfort of a 4 by 4 open land cruiser which accommodates 4 to 6 individuals to give the classical safari feeling. The visitors are advised to use tour guides who are professional and good at spotting the big large number of mammals and who will make your trip a memorable one. These spotted mammals include giraffes, hippos, chimps, lions, elephants, Uganda kobs, zebras and buffalos, and so on.

Hiking in Uganda

Things to do on a Safari. Uganda not only challenges trekking but also challenges hiking mountains. Most hikes are explored by foot and it requires enough fitness for hikers to enjoy the hike. During the hiking on mount Rwenzori, hikers are spotted with black and white monkeys, birds, and other primate creatures. Some of the hiking places are mt Rwenzori, mt Elgon, mt muhavura, sipi falls, Murchison falls, and many others.

Nature walks

Things to do on a Safari. It involves walking on foot within the forest or moving around the local communities. This activity is always additional to other activities like gorilla trekking and boat cruise. Some places in Uganda need to be explored using foot and so places like local communities where vehicles don’t reach are advisable to move on foot. This activity is more fan to visitors because they see the local community where they interact with local people, involve in their traditional dances and buy their traditional crafts as well as involved in traditional herbs thus making the trip the best.

A visit to Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is located in the western part of Uganda in the Kabale district. It is known as one of the deepest lakes in Africa and it is not only a beautiful place to visit but also a place for fishing, zip-lining, bird watching, and boat cruising.  This is always a relaxation spot for visitors who are from gorilla trekking in mgahinga and bwindi impenetrable national parks. The lake is also a palace for honeymoon couples and holidaymakers. It has both luxury and budget accommodations like Bunyonyi Overland Resort, paradise Eco-Hub, Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort, and Amasiko Homestay Lake Bunyonyi.

Golden monkey trekking

Uganda is known for having extraordinary unique and rare primates that visitors can’t afford to miss out on their tour safari. Golden monkey got their names from the golden-orange and black silver color on their fur. If at all a visitor wants to try out tracking these rare primates, they can be accessed in Mgahinga national park thus the adventurous activity. The Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda neighboring Bwindi Impenetrable national park which is the best destination for gorilla trekking. These unique primates can also be found in volcano national park in Rwanda

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July 18, 2024
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