Uganda is a wildlife trove, with many Uganda Safaris & tour packages designed not to miss the to highlights like the world’s highest population of Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks in the south west. Travellers can also enjoy the classic wild game drive and sandy rivers in the far east destination of Kidepo Valley National Park.
A Uganda safari experience is highlighted with beautiful landscapes, abundant flora and fauna, the 1057 bird species that make up 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the World`s bird species and a diversity of over 56 tribal cultures that combine to make a Uganda safari unique and a bucket list choice.
Uganda - The Pearl of Africa
Uganda lies on the equator, east of Tanzania and Kenya and west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is smaller than the United Kingdom but boasts a spectacular array of landscapes – from snow-capped mountains and savannah to lush swampland and impenetrable forests. Now is the best time to come visit East Africa. Uganda is an untapped jewel, which National Geographic listed among the “top 20 new must-see places,” tagging Uganda as “Africa’s new frontier Nation.” In 2011 the Lonely Planet named Uganda the best travel destination, emphasizing it’s amazing landscapes, animals and its genuinely kind people. The landscape in Uganda mixes mountains, savannahs, enormous lakes and long rivers together with rain forests and Glacier Mountains such as the Rwenzori Mountain range, one of Africa’s tallest.
Popular destinations include rafting the mighty River Nile, exploring Lake Victoria, diverse game drives and boat trips in Murchison Falls National Park, observing some of the last surviving mountain gorillas interact with their families in Bwindi National Park, trekking along the crater lakes of western Uganda, and spotting the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda’s many marvels, all located within this petite gem of a country, will open your eyes to the genuine beauty of Africa.
Selected Uganda Safari Itineraries
Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of Uganda
14 DAYS SAFARI – UNVEILING THE PEARL Gorillas | Chimpanzee | Culture | Murchison Falls | Kazinga Channel
10 DAYS – WILD WEST UGANDA - Murchison Falls | Kibale Forest | Queen Elizabeth | Bwindi Forest |Lake Mburo
Uganda National Parks
The landscape in Uganda mixes mountains, savannahs, enormous lakes and long rivers together with rain forests and Glacier Mountains such as the Rwenzori Mountain range, one of Africa’s tallest. Popular destinations include rafting the mighty River Nile, exploring Lake Victoria, diverse game drives and boat trips in Murchison Falls National Park, observing some of the last surviving mountain gorillas interact with their families in Bwindi National Park, trekking along the crater lakes of western Uganda, and spotting the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda’s many marvels, all located within this petite gem of a country, will open your eyes to the genuine beauty of Africa.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Located in the Rwenzori mountains and nearly 1000 kilometers square (386 square miles) in size, the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its extraordinary natural beauty. Come and experience the most fulling hike of your life, as the mystical park boasts breath-taking waterfalls, high glaciers, the valley of nine lakes, a variety of flora and fauna, many endangered species and other captivating scenery.
Kibale National Park
Home to one of Uganda’s most beautiful tropical forests, Kibale National Park is a haven for chimpanzees and other wildlife, which makes for a great safari tour. Witness first hand the density and diversity of primates, including endangered species in their natural habitat. The northern section of the park experiences plenty of rainfall during the months of March to May and September to November, so be sure to take along a raincoat during those wet months. A simple bus ride from Kampala will get you to the park any day of the week.
Kidepo Valley National ParkKidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park in Uganda. Nevertheless, it is worth the long journey through the wild frontier region of Karamoja to witness such splendid beauty. Kidepo Valley lies in the rugged savannah between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. The park houses over 77 species of mammals and more than 475 species of birds. If you are up for some game viewing, then this park is ideal. Game viewing is made possible with vehicles that travel on dirt roads in the park during any weather condition.
Murchison Falls National ParkIf you are in the mood for a good safari tour on an epic river Nile adventure, then Murchison Falls National Park is a good place to visit. Spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Nile, Murchison Falls National Park forms part of the Murchison Falls Conservative Area (MFCA). Come see four of the ‘big five’ (elephant, lion, leopard and Cape buffalo) just above the Nile. Then have a peek at the famous Murchison Falls where the waters of the Nile squeeze through a narrow gorge to make a beautiful waterfall.
Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkThe Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that forms part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. This park is perhaps one of Uganda’s most remarkable destinations for visitors. Come with your cameras and observe over 200 different species of trees, 120 species of mammals, 27 species of frogs, geckos and chameleons, 220 species of butterflies, 348 species of birds and other endangered species in their natural habitat. And of course, take advantage of the opportunity to see mountain gorillas and elephants up close.
Lake Mburo National Park
Spanning 370 kilometers square and within close proximity of the capital city of Kampala is Lake Mburo National Park. A perfect scenery for photographers and bird enthusiasts, Lake Mburo is home to a variety of leopards, hippos, zebras, hyenas, impalas and others animals, and to 350 species of birds. But the adventurous park doesn’t only showcase animals. Underneath the park’s surface are ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks that are over 500 million years old, making for a geologist’s dream tour. Together with 13 other nearby lakes, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50 kilometer wetland system and has much woodland.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Located in western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after the royal Queen Elizabeth II of England and was established in 1954. Famous for its exotic wildlife, the park is home to many elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, chimpanzees and 95 species of mammals. Bird-watchers will be delighted to learn that the park also house 500 species of birds. Come see two of the park’s main attractions: the tree-climbing lion and its volcanic features, like volcanic cones and deep craters. Services that are available include a telecentre, boat launches, park lodges, games and scenic drives.
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