Amazing Things to enjoy on a Uganda Safari.
Visit Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” – Amazing Things not to miss on a Uganda Safari.
To list some of the most unrivalled safari destinations in the Eastern region of the African continent, Uganda is hard to miss.
It is a true delight for all travelers of different interests, whether you are after Wildlife, beach hooping, local life experience, culinary, cityscape immersion, cultural encounters or adventure expeditions you are all covered.
This prime spot, dubbed the Pearl of Africa in 1908 by Sir Winston Churchill after his great visit in 1907 sits permanently in the Eastern part of Africa, share borders with Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, South Sudan in the north, Rwanda in the South west and Tanzania in the South.
It is not more known to travelers and most of its spots are crowd free, this is why it’s still natural and untouched.
This World of natural wonders has a lot to marvel, you cannot finish it all particularly those with limited time but we have tried our best to list and highlight below some of Uganda’s most exceptional pursuits that will keep any visitor just hopping for more.
Kampala City Tour.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda, it is located in the central part of Uganda and a few kilometers from Entebbe international airport.
This city is ever active and scattered with captivating spots that are hard to miss. No any other way you can soak up these seductions if it’s not a city tour.
The tour usually lasts for almost a full day depending on the traffic and the location of your points of interest.
Some of the top attractions that impress travelers on the city tour include the Kasubi tombs, Namugongo shrines, Uganda Museum, Bahai temple, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Gadhafi mosque and more.
Of all pursuits offered in Uganda, this is the most appreciated and fascinating to most adventurers. It includes meeting face to face with the shy species of Mountain Gorillas in the Jungles. Gorillas are among the most prominent attractions in the World that every traveler would wish to explore.
These apes are only found in the Eastern and Central part of Africa. The close look or collision of your eyes with those of a Gorilla is a lifetime experience to remember. While in Uganda, you can only do the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Both parks are found in the south western part of Uganda. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda requires a permit which costs $700 USD per person, it is valid for use by one person in the respective booked dates.
White Water Rafting.
From Wildlife to marine life experience, if you are after an adventure to take on water while in Uganda, you should start with White water rafting in Jinja.
The expedition involves sailing on the waters of River Nile by use of rafts. The adventurers usually follow the direction of flowing waters through a series of incredible rapids of varying grades.
For this excursion, you will not meet with anything else but the closet primates to human being features “Chimpanzees”. The experience includes trekking into the Jungle in search of these primates for interaction.
Time taken and distance moved depends on where these primates spent their last night. After locating their presence, you are allowed to stay in their presence for some time and later descend back to the starting point or place of stay.
In Uganda, you can meet with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura gorge in Queen, Budongo forest, and Kalinzu Forest reserve.
Launch trip cruise.
With this, you take in the sweeping views of girdling sceneries from waters. It includes sailing on the waters by use of a boat. It is rewarding and hard to forget once had. This remarkable encounter lasts for about 3-4 hours often offered in the morning, afternoon or evening.
While in Uganda, you can have this expeditions in Queen along Kazinga channel, Murchison falls, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, Jinja along the waters of River Nile to mention but a few.
Golden Monkey tracking.
Golden monkeys are species of the Old World monkey family, there are unusual and thousands of travelers pack to have this unrivalled expedition in Uganda.
Golden monkeys are mostly found in the mountainous bamboo forested areas, therefore every participant has to be physically fit.
It starts with a short briefing conducted to advice trackers on how to behave while in the presence of these primates. If you are up to this, you can only have it in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda is one of the prime destinations in Africa appreciated by travelers for its diverse Wildlife. Wildlife include wild animals, primates, reptiles, insects and different bird species.
For Uganda, you can do the game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison, Lake Mburo, Semliki and Kidepo Valley National Park.
This encounter usually lets tourists meet with the Rhinoceros. These African big fives are only found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and this is where you can go for this experience. The tracking usually takes about 1-2 hours and visitors see these animals from a distance.