Uganda Safaris: Uganda the pearl of Africa is one of the best destinations to visit at any given period of time. Uganda offers bot holiday safaris, Vacation safaris, honeymoon safaris, wildlife safaris, gorilla tours and many more. Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries though land locked but with plenty of stunning attractions that are enjoyed by several travelers on a Uganda Safari. The attractions in uganda range from thrilling vegetation cover, water bodies, rolling hills, mountains, and abundant of breath taking fauna species including mountain gorillas, big 5 games, birds, butterflies, reptiles and many more that make your encounter with them while on a uganda safari a rewarding experience.
Primate safaris in Uganda: Apart from wildlife safari, Uganda is one of the top destinations in Africa to visit for primate viewing adventures and the most primates visited in Uganda are endangered mountain Gorillas thus mountain gorilla trekking in the leading primate adventure in Uganda. To enjoy this safari, you have to visit only 2 parks in Uganda that harbor these unique species of gorillas that is Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the largest population of mountain gorillas with more than 50 % of these gorillas thrilling in this park. Another destination to visit on a Uganda safari for gorilla trekking is Mgahinga gorilla national park a home to only 1 habituated mountain gorilla family known as Nyakagezi that is trekked on a daily basis. Other mountain gorillas are distributed with in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda as well as Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo. To participate in Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda the pearl of Africa, one has to obtain a gorilla trekking permit which acts as the gate pass to access gorillas and as of now it costs $700 for foreign Nonresidents, $600 for foreign residents and Ugandan Shillings 250,000 for Ugandans and all East African Community member states. These gorilla permits can be obtained directly from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) which is the main body responsible for issuing out the gorilla permits and managing all protected areas in Uganda. However, there is an option of Uganda a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris or Focus East Africa Tours to help you in booking those permits and an entire trip at ease.
While on primate viewing safari in Uganda, one may choose to enjoy chimpanzee trekking activity which is mostly conducted in Kibale forest national park at cost of $200 for Foreign Non Residents, $150 for foreign Residents and Ugandan shillings 150,000 for all Ugandans and East Africa Community member states. The permits to trek chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park are as well obtained from the Uganda wildlife Authority just like Gorilla permits. Kibale forest is not only a home to the chimpanzees, but harbors over 13 primate species making it a primate capital of the world. However, there are other destinations in Uganda while one can trek chimpanzees while on a Uganda safari and they include; Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park, Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Semliki national park.
Now days Uganda as well offers Mangabey monkey trekking safari which is done in Mabira forest reserve as the best way to encounter with these Unique Uganda Mangabey monkeys.
Wildlife safaris in Uganda: while planning for your wildlife safari in Uganda, look no further than visiting the savanna parks such as Murchison falls national park the only place to encounter with the big 5 game as long as one combines it with a visit at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Kidepo valley national park the most beautiful savanna park yet least visited by tourists on a short uganda safari since it is situated far from the capital city of Uganda, Lake Mburo national park the nearest park to Kampala the capital city of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth national park the only place to encounter with the tree climbing lions in Uganda among others.
Boat cruise safaris in Uganda: Uganda is yet a blessed country with plenty of water bodies thus taking on a boat cruise adventure in the pearl is such a rewarding experience that enables you to cruise on top of fresh waters of Uganda. Most of the boat cruise safaris in Uganda are conducted within the national parks such as boat cruise upstream and downstream along the Nile River in Murchison falls national park, boat cruise in Lake Mburo national park, Boat cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and many more. One may as well choose to do boat cruise along Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Jinja along River Nile and many other stunning water bodies in Uganda.
Birding safaris in Uganda: Uganda thrills with over 1000 species of birds making it one of the best birding destination in the world. Uganda thrills with both water birds, forest birds, species endemic to Albertine rift and many other unique bird species.
Mountain Climbing safaris: Uganda the pearl of Africa thrills with lots of mountains that make one of the best place to place for mountain climbing. Some of the mountains hiked in Uganda include Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo and mount Muhavura.
With the above safaris, Uganda is indeed a top destination to visit and there are many other safaris to do including cultural tours, visiting source of the Nile, city tours, white water rafting, guided nature walks, golden monkey trekking, sport fishing , horseback ride, mountain Biking, quad biking, lion tracking and many other. This shows that Uganda is indeed a blessed country situated in East Africa bordering Kenya in the Eastern part, Tanzania in the southern part, Rwanda in the southern part, South Sudan in the Northern part and Democratic Republic of Congo in the western part. To enjoy any of the above or even more safaris in Uganda, look no further than contacting us to get in touch with our professionals at Achieve Global Safaris or Focus East Africa Tours to tailor out one of the best itineraries that suits your request and you will surely enjoy the best of Uganda the pearl of Africa on a Uganda safari.