Best Places to Go on Uganda Safari 2023- 24 ; Explore thrilling destinations with stunning views such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda
Uganda ranks as one of the best places to go on an African Safari as it refers to the Pearl of Africa because of its beautiful savannah grasslands, rainforest jungles, scenic landscapes, and cultural sites among others. More to that, Uganda has got a lot of obscure destinations that make it a top safari class that rewards all categories of travelers; family, group trips, couples, and solo travelers.
More so, Uganda has got 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves, a stunning landscape as well as a mult-mixed culture. In addition to that, the beautiful weather and hospitable people make Uganda Safari worthwhile. However, it has got more than enough to brag about while on safari in Uganda.
Travelers planning to have their holiday vacation in Uganda destination below are the best places to go for safari;
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sounds like the top visited safari destination by tourists in Uganda, because the park houses half the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world. So, thousands of people prefer visiting the park to meet up with our closest cousins who are said to be 98% DNA. Also, a good destination to encounter with the Batwa culture the origin people of the forest thus rewarding it as a famous destination with international tourists.
In fact, the word Bwindi derives from the local word ‘’Mubwindi’’ translated as ‘’place of darkness’’.
The thick forest canopy covers the forest floors creating an environment where plants become an impassable jungle for big animals and humans.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to over 650 individuals and the major done activity in Bwindi is Gorilla Trekking. Today, mountain gorilla trekking is one of the most sought adventures by many tourists to Africa. You can’t imagine an hour spent with these magical is more than a life-changing experience.
Other things to do in Bwindi include; Batwa culture encounters, Guided nature walks, and hiking.
How to get to Bwindi
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be accessed by road or air.
By Road; From Kampala to Bwindi takes you through Masaka – Mbarara and estimates 8 to 9 hours to access the main destination.
Alternatively, you can book a charter or scheduled domestic flight by Aero link or Bar Aviation from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airfield to Kisoro or Kihihi and a drive connect you to your sector-lodge for the next day’s Gorilla trekking.
Best Places to Go on Uganda Safari 2023- 24 : Queen Elizabeth National Park
The park is the most famous savannah national park covering an area of about 1978 square kilometers which is inhabitant of biodiversity, scenic landscapes, vast savannah plains, bushland, wetlands, and lush forests.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home rich in wildlife animals, birds, and primates like chimpanzees and other animals like herds of elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, buffaloes as well as chimpanzees -trekked in the Kyambura Gorge Forest.
The Park is a scenic destination because of its lovely sunrise and sunset view, majestically Rwenzori Mountain view, and the beautiful views of the craters around the park.
Things to do while on Uganda wildlife safari in Queen; Game drive, Boat cruise, Chimpanzee trekking, Mongoose tracking, Bird watching, Community visit among others.
Getting to Queen Elizabeth National Park
By road; From Kampala or Entebbe to the park it takes about 5 to 6 hours’ drive.
By Air; You can decide to board a domestic flight from Entebbe or Kajjansi to fly you to Mweya or Kasese airstrip and then connect to the park by road.
Best Places to Go on Uganda Safari 2023- 24 : Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park lies in the northwestern part of Uganda and is renowned for the thunderous Murchison Falls -the world’s most powerful waterfalls. The waterfalls are formed where the Victoria Nile River squeezes through a 7-meter narrow gap to splashing water which raises at 300 cubic meters per second.
The park forms the ‘’MFCA’’ Murchison Falls Conservation Area, the largest of all Uganda destinations at 3,893 square kilometers.
Things to do while on safari at Murchison Falls National Park include; Boat cruise on the Nile to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, a Game drive, a Hike to the top of the falls, a Hot air balloon, and a chimpanzee trekking at Budongo forest.
Wildlife animal species; elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, lions, leopards, and different kinds of antelopes.
Getting to Murchison Falls National Park;
By road; From Kampala, it takes 4 to 5 hours to access the southern gate.
By Air; Flight takes less than 2 hours from Entebbe to Chobe and Bugungu airstrip or pakuba airstrip.
Best Places to Go on Uganda Safari 2023- 24 : The Source of The Nile -Jinja
Jinja is one of the biggest and busiest towns in the country, just about 80 kilometers East of Kampala. In fact, Jinja overlooks the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria for the Source of the Nile. This is one of the top safari destinations in Uganda that attracts both local and international travel.
The source of the Nile is one of the most spectacular places in Africa and the world at large. Things to do includes; whitewater rafting, Quad biking, Bungee jumping, Kayaking, and tubing.
Getting to Jinja;
From Kampala to Jinja the journey takes you through Mukono and Namawojjolo where you can grab a snack in the middle of the trip and the journey takes about 2 hours to access the main destination.
Lake Bunyonyi is a beautiful place known for its numerous islands and most people call it the Switzerland of Africa.
The word Bunyonyi means ‘’many little birds’’ and the shores of the lake are enriched with many weaver colonies. Some of the bird species to spot include; the Slender-billed Bala fetch, Levillant cuckoo, Cardinal woodpecker, White-tailed monad, and African kingfisher many more.
The lake is overshadowed by over 29 islands which are encircled by steep terraced hills and are great for exploration any time of the year by canoe ride. You can enjoy swimming here because Lake Bunyonyi is bilharzia-free, with crocodiles and hippos.
Lake Bunyonyi lies near Kabale town in southwestern Uganda. It takes 7 to 8 hours to drive from Kampala to get there. It is very easy to visit Lake Bunyonyi from Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.