What To Expect on Safari in Uganda? Uganda Gorilla Safaris : What to expect on safari in Uganda? Uganda refers to as the Pearl of Africa because of its beautiful natural environment that harbors biodiversity of wildlife species, birdlife, vegetation, and welcoming and friendly people. Moreso, visitors planning to visit Uganda safari expect to discover more of the varied scenic landscape from the open savannah plains to the rugged region filled with a remarkable range of game drive, primates, and beautiful bird species. However, On Uganda gorilla trekking Safari experience is the most sought attraction which is done through the thick rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda. While on a gorilla trekking experience expect a lot to see such as notable bird species, tree species, and various small monkeys. Then followed with game viewing which is perfectly done yearly and Uganda Game Parks and Wildlife Reserve boosts with a high concentration of wildlife species, temperate climate, and wide open landscape. We recommend on game drive viewing to use 4x4wheels with three rows of seating and a pop-top roof vehicle.

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About Accommodation; Uganda Safari destinations are designed with perfect hotels, lodges, and tented camps provided to offer a comfortable stay along your night amid the jungle. The best safari to Uganda is to have a combined safari primate viewing with nature walks, game drives, and cultural encounters as well as a boat tour.

Travelers from outside the country can arrive in Entebbe at the official Uganda International Airport ‘’Entebbe International Airport’’ which sounds like the main starting journey to Uganda Safari Destination.  Uganda’s western region features beautiful terraces and a rugged landscape enveloped in shades of green nature. More to that, Uganda is found in a basin between the eastern savannah plains and the western ecosystem that forms scenic terrains for a rewardable variety of safari experiences.

Well, Uganda vibes with excellent savannah plain game drive, boat trip, and primates viewing like Gorilla trekking and habituation and Golden monkey tracking. Note, primate tours can be done in the magical rainforest to the incredible encounter of our cousin primates which are said to be 98% of DNA to humans.

Additionally, while on Uganda Safari expect to spot a variety of beautiful bird species because Uganda is known as a birding paradise since it stuns with more than 1095 bird species many more. The most sought bird species on Uganda Birding Tour is named the Prehistoric Shoebill stork which can be spotted in the swampy areas of the Mambaba swamp in Entebbe and Murchison Falls National Park and many more.

Despite the fact, Uganda has got different regions where wildlife and primate safari takes place; Uganda’s eastern region is best for big game safari adventures like Game drive viewing where you expect to see all the big five; lions, herds of elephants, leopards, buffalos, and Rhinos which can be tracked in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and other animal species Jackson hartebeest, warthogs, antelopes, among others. More than that, game driving in Uganda is best adventured in Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park in the western region.

Primates Safaris in Uganda; In Uganda, primate viewing takes place in the tropical rainforest and Virunga Mountain and the most sought primate species include; Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Golden monkeys. Fact, Uganda harbors the world’s half population of mountain gorillas in the wild which is expected to be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable Forests and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both national parks are located in the southwestern region approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drive. You can opt to use a charter and schedule a domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to fly you to Kihihi or Kisoro and flights take 1:30 hours.

Uganda is a great location that harbors over 5,000 chimpanzee individuals in the entire East Africa and the best spotting area for chimps in Uganda and worldwide is Kibale Forest National Park which boasts more than 1,500 individuals. Kibale Chimpanzee tracking is an exceptional like experience that starts at Kanyanchu trailhead other places to see chimpanzee species include; Budongo forest in Murchison Falls, Semuliki, and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park all provide worthful experience.

The major spotted activity on Uganda Safari Tour is fabulous mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park journey starts from Entebbe or Kampala.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari; Can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which are found in southwestern Uganda regions. Each park has got various excellent safari lodges with good quality amenities that vary from Luxury, Mid-range, and Budget. Note, travelers from abroad can fly into Uganda from Entebbe International Airport and those travelers in Kenya wishing to do Gorilla trekking in Uganda can fly in from Entebbe via the local airstrip in Kenya Masai Mara and then drive to the park.

What is Uganda well-known for? Uganda is well known for encountering our beautiful Gorilla trekking which is done in different habituated gorilla families, especially in Bwindi impenetrable Forest, and Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park thus marking it the most top stopping safari adventure by most tourists on their visit to Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half remaining endangered mountain gorillas with around 650 gorilla individuals which are divided into four gorilla trekking sectors that is Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo and above all, it hosts 22 habituated gorilla families. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the second gorilla destination in Uganda that harbors two gorilla families where gorilla trekking takes place.

What To Expect on Safari in Uganda?
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Therefore, Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning and can last about 30 to 6 hours. If you find the gorilla group assigned to you, you will be allowed an hour with gorillas as you learn about their social behaviors, forging, lifestyle, play, feed as well as taking photography while trekking always mind the distance when viewing the gorillas which are about 6 to 7 meters. Thus, a trip to Bwindi’s Gorilla Safari is quite an awe-inspiring life experience.

Note; Gorilla trekking in Uganda costs USD700 per person per day and USD600 for foreign per person per day.

Travelers on safari to Uganda for gorilla trekking can opt to combine a boat trip, and game drive viewing to Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls National Park which can be reached by a domestic flight or by safari vehicle organized by a reliable tour agent.

Visit the northwest where you expect to visit the untouched wilderness through lesser-visited destinations but rewarding which are Kidepo Valley National Park and Pian Upe Game Reserve. While on a game drive safari in Kidepo expect to explore wildlife species such as cheetahs, lions, Rothschild’s giraffes, Ostriches, and hunting dogs.

Note; One to enjoy major attractions on Uganda Safari is to take a safari of 15 days and more.

Best Time TO Visit Uganda Safari:  Before you arrive in Uganda for safari expect to experience the rainy season which happened from March to May and September to November. Visiting in the dry season expect to have a fantastic game drive adventure with a wide range of wildlife animals around open savannah plains and woodlands.

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