Road trip adventure through Uganda
Road trip adventure through Uganda. Uganda is that one country with several amazing tourist sites for you to explore while on a road trip

Planning for a road trip adventure through Uganda with Katland safaris – all you need to know when planning a road trip through Uganda 

Road trip adventure through Uganda. A road trip through Uganda is one of the most exciting adventures that a traveler wouldn’t miss while on a safari through Uganda. If you are planning one to Uganda for the first time, several things must be put together to make it memorable, super exciting, and adventurous.

When it comes to road trips, Uganda is that one country with several amazing tourist sites for you to explore. Most importantly, you need plenty of time to allow plan appropriately for your holiday. This will allow you put everything together and, in the end, make your holiday successful. Before embarking on a road trip make sure that you have where to spend a night whether in Kampala or at the national park where most of the safaris are conducted.

Where to go while on a road trip through Uganda

Uganda comprises numerous tourist sites which means you have somewhere to visit. There are 10 national parks in different parts of Uganda where safaris are done and they include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Mount Rwenzori National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park. Many wildlife reserves are equally ideal for safaris and they include among others Matheniko wildlife reserve, Pian Upe wildlife reserve, and Katonga wildlife reserve mention but a few.

Things to see and do on a road trip through Uganda

Uganda is home to intense biodiversity. Home to more than half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas, a thing that her the most perfect destination for gorilla trekking in the whole world. Over 5000 chimpanzees are confined in different parts of Uganda making it an ideal place for chimpanzee tracking. Primate species to look out for in Uganda include golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, L’Hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, and many more. There are also many wildlife species including African elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions, giraffes, warthogs, and antelopes a mention but a few thus making this beautiful country the best for wildlife viewing. Equally, over 1080 bird species are all confined within this magical African destination including the rare African green-breasted pitta, African green broadbill, shoebill stork, bee-eaters, great blue turaco, and many others. Its huge concentration of bird species makes it an ideal place for bird watching. Others include otters, the Nile crocodiles, hippos, butterflies, and bush pigs a mention but a few.

Important things to take note of before embarking on a road trip through Uganda

When driving on Ugandan roads keep left. If you are looking for a self-guided road trip, you should put this in mind so that you can drive safely through the Pearl of Africa.

If you are a first-time visitor, we recommend you avoid self-driving. Driving is not for the faint-hearted in Uganda most especially in Kampala. Self-drive is recommended for those who have at least been in the country. Always wear your seat belt. This is not only a safety measure but also can be a traffic offense in Uganda

Be mindful of the speed limit and signpost. Recommended speed limits for towns are 50km/hour and the recommended safe speed for highways is 80km/hr.

Be mindful of the seasons.

Be mindful of the season-the dry and wet seasons are two important seasons to put into consideration while planning for a road trip. The dry season starts from June to September and December to February. The dry season is characterized by low rainfall and is perfect for a road trip as the routes remain relatively drier. The wet season begins from March to May and October to November

Other important things to note

Carry A GPS on your trip

Don’t drink and drive

Don’t use a mobile phone while driving and many others

Book accommodation before starting your trip.

Decide the route and have an itinerary with Arranged stop points

For any inquiries about arranging a road trip through Uganda, feel free to contact info@katlandafricagorillasafaris.com

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