Famous for its gorilla trekking, Uganda is a country of remarkable limits and incredible adventures in East Africa. Rain forests, green vegetation, friendly people, landscape, fresh waters lakes, wildlife, birds, and primates make Uganda the finest for all tour holidays in Africa. The mountain gorillas have been the top tourist attraction in Uganda for a while now lifting Uganda high on the travel market of all countries worldwide. Other activities including Bird watching, mountain climbing, water spots, cultural tourism, hiking, chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, game drives, boat cruise are usually combined to the main Uganda safari highlight –gorilla trekking giving more meaning to all Uganda safaris and attractions.
This is the highlight of most Uganda safari holidays and a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking tours, gorilla permit costs $700. However, they cost lower in in April, May and November.
Gorilla trekking adventure provides credited introduction to all Uganda attractions with natural hidden treasures. There are rewarding hikes, variety of wildlife, birds, primates and other Bwindi waterfalls. Once in Bwindi forest or Mgahinga, fun, happiness takes over the floor since they are places that excite most on every Uganda holiday. However, if you happen to visit Uganda for volunteering, business, holidays, research, filming, press conference and many more, never miss to look into the eyes of a giant silver back gorilla and its other family members as per the saying that “No trip to Uganda is complete without mountain gorilla trekking.
Next on top remarkable Uganda tour adventure is tracking of the first moving primates the “Chimpanzees”. Uganda is a home to over 5000 mainly found in Kibale forest, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu and Budongo forest. You will enjoy them if tracked in the morning and during the rainy seasons of April, May and November since they move less in search of food. They can be seen in the other months as well but rain seasons are the best times to trek chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee permits cost $50 in Queen Elizabeth at kyambura gorge & kalinzu, $80 for Budongo and $150 for kibale forest. If you love primates I would advise you to track both gorillas and chimpanzee and compare the difference. They look alike but different in many aspects including behavior, body appearance and have different intelligence levels. A Uganda safari to Bwindi forest and kibale can allow you to meet both in just duration of 5 days. However, you free to trek chimps in either Queen or Murchison and later see the gorillas.
For nice game viewing experience, visit Uganda’s national parks like Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park where there is plenty of wildlife and the Big five in particular. There is no wasting time to search for wild animals in order to experience the best wildlife viewing trip in Uganda as long as you visit Uganda’s best wildlife parks. Just embark on the morning, evening and night game drive and catch up with your favorite either nocturnal or early risers. Animals expected include the tree climbing lions, elephants, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, zebra, giraffe, Antelope, Kob, Hogs, among others. Your driver guide and the Parker ranger will interpret the bush and give detail to every animal that you come across throughout the game viewing adventure. This is where you will find the big five, take great photos and leave home happy.
Uganda birding safaris offer exceptional individual and group experience in areas with the highest concentration on the continent. A fascinating way to spot the shoebill stock is on a canoeing or boat safari while other birds can be seen using binoculars. The best bird watching destinations in Uganda include Entebbe botanical, Mabamba wetlands, Bigodi, Bwindi Forest, Murchison falls, Mabira forest, source of the Nile, Lake Bunyonyi among others. In records Uganda has over 1000 bird species and it’s a home to one of the prized bird species “the shoebill found in Mabamba and Murchison falls national park. Try one of Uganda legendary birding safari to the main birding spots but remembers to pack your binocular. Make sure you stay in park lodges with natural setting that attracts more species and Mweya safari lodge is one of them, gorilla forest camp, buhoma rest camp etc.
Ruwenzori Mountain and Mount Elgon are the only best mountain climbing and hiking places in Uganda offering awesome trips to the highest mountain ranges. Both parks are open for tourists year round though good to hike and climb in the dry months of. June- October and December to March are the best for mountain climbing safaris in Uganda .Be sure to be lead by the mountain climbing team of experts that ensure your comfort and safety in everything.
Do you like exploring new cultures and tradition?, then visit some of the famous cultural sites in Uganda and experience the unique ways in which culture is expressed. Art and craft, dance, folk songs and drama, wood curving among others. There are many cultural differences in Uganda and each region has its own norms and customs. The most exciting for tourists has been the Ankole, Buganda, Busoga and Karamajongs. Fun and joy feels up the crowd as the locals perform present their traditional trends to visitors and the mixture is something you will love to witness on your Uganda tour holiday.