Uganda Safaris : Uganda, is well identified as a ‘’Pearl of Africa’’ this is because the country has abundant of biodiversity, colour, profusion, brilliant life and serene beauty. The country has got a variety of things to offer intact everything you might need in the travel world is mist likely to be in Uganda. On a Uganda safari, you experience the various national parks and national reserves of Uganda that encounters with the wildlife of Uganda, as you experience the wilderness and unrivaled level of closeness with the country’s beautiful flora and fauna. Uganda boasts with some of Africa’s stunning landscapes, crystal clear lakes, the source of the continent’s longest river, the world’s strongest waterfall, snowcapped mountains, tropical rain forests, semi hared savanna, primates, birds, wildlife and much more. The reason Winston Churchill called it pearl of Africa describing it as a fairy tale, with unique environment attributes and the moderate climate due to the country’s location on the equator. Words cannot explore the entire Uganda it needs when you carry out a safari yourself and enjoy the pearl of Africa.
WHY GO ON UGANDA SAFARIS?
Uganda is well known because of its amazing wildlife viewing, gorilla trekking, excursions, mountaineering, bird watching, boat cruise, honeymoon experience. During your safari in Uganda your biggest excitement is meeting the gorillas, as you trek through muddy ways and get lost in the jungle as you search for these gorillas in their natural habitat, as the one hour of the activity can be like the Casablanca movie. The mountain gorillas share 98% of the human DNA also they do not differ humans in terms of the characters, traits, and others. When planning for your Uganda safaris do not miss out Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park are the most loved destinations that gives the most experience about everything to enjoy on your Uganda safaris. Uganda is so unique in that it is the only safari destination since it has the big six mammals unlike Kenya and Tanzania, those are the mountain gorillas which are only found in Uganda in addition to elephants, leopards, lions, buffalos and rhinos.
Uganda is very rich in wildlife compared to other East African destinations like Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. The wildlife of Uganda is mostly favored by the beautiful savannah grassland, which is the home of the largest mammals to a range number of the primates, ranging from the chimps to mountain gorillas, but still remains the amazing only place in East Africa where you can carry out gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.
Uganda is the best and most ideal tourist location for the chimpanzee trekking and gorilla especially to areas like Kibale national park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, which will offer you the greatest moments during your Uganda safaris. Uganda has also got the Trees climbing lions as these can be seen in Ishasha, in the southern are of Queen Elizabeth National Park, these are as awesome as they can be seen in Uganda and also in Tanzania in Lake Manyara national park.
Birding watching activity is excellent in Uganda, as the country is a home to 1090 bird species and the country has two birds that are endemic to the country that is Fox’s weaver and the Rwenzori Bouble-collared sunbird, 24 Albertine rift endemics, and accounts 10% of all bird species on the planet which makes Uganda to be popular birding destination in Africa. Uganda’s year round conducive climate, abundant water sources and diverse vegetation cover make it one of the best birding destinations in Africa.
Cultural safaris in Uganda is enticed by the visit of the Batwa especially if one wants to do both Gorilla trekking and cultural safaris in Uganda. They used to inhabit the ancient rain forests in Uganda but were evicted in 1911 when the forests were gazetted as national parks.
The most hiking safaris are done from Mount Elgon national park, Rwenzori Mountains, Mgahinga Gorilla national park that gives you the most unforgettable hiking experiences in Uganda. Hiking up the mountains is more than just a difficult climb; it’s also a scenic trek through the lush forests that grow on the volcanoes’ slopes, a glimpse of the gorillas who treat the bamboo in the Virunga massif, and a chance to see the unusual birds that have made these highlands a birder’s heaven.
BEST TIME TO GO ON A UGANDA SAFARI.
The best time to go on a Uganda safari is June to August is the best period to visit Uganda, as the months of June, July and August are ideal for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Then December, January, February are the best months for bird watching in areas like Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Murchison falls national park. The months of July, August, December, and January are dry good for wildlife viewing safaris. The rainy months March, April, and April are not ideal for a good safari to Uganda due to the fact that the roads can be quite muddy during wet months and cars get stuck, which might cause delays in your safari.