Uganda is a top tourist destination and understandingly so with its unspoilt scenic beauty, variety of ecosystems, landscapes, climates and cultures. A Uganda safari offers a unique collection of experiences including the most renowned experiences of a lifetime; tracking the mountain gorillas.
Uganda holds the key to numerous National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Forest reserves making it a fantastic destination to explore the pristine wildness environment. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest National Park in Uganda. the Nile River is squeezed through a narrow crevice and plunges over a 40 meter drop. A spectacular backdrop for some of the most exciting white water rafting experiences. Prolific wildlife such as elephant, crocodile, hippopotamus, lions, buffalo, antelopes and birdlife can be observed in this beautiful park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is a biosphere reserve for humanity which means that its land and coastal ecosystems are not only protected but work in conjunction with sustainable human use. There are three interrelated zones with the Core area having legal protection while the buffer and transitional zone areas enhance people’s livelihoods and ensure environmental sustainability. A Uganda safari through the Queen Elizabeth Park must include a launch trip on the Kazinga channel between Edward and George Lakes. The tree climbing lion and the Uganda Kob are just a few of the incredible African wildlife favourites that can be found in one of the varied ecosystems found here. Semi-deciduous tropical forest, savannahs, swamps and green meadows can all be found at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
If you want to see the endangered mountain gorillas then you have to take a Uganda safari – a trekking one. There are two areas in Uganda where you can view the gorillas, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which also happens to be one of the richest areas for flora in Eastern Africa with dense ground cover, vines and shrub’s making it home to the gorillas. The forest is also sanctuary for chimpanzees and Columbus monkeys. The other gorilla haven is on the slopes of Virunga Mountains where you can trek the Mgahinga gorilla, clime the summit of Mount Muhavura which has a small crater lake and hope to see other wildlife including giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo and golden monkey.
Mt Elgon National Park in Uganda is another area to explore with its huge volcano with large crater, explorable caves, several waterfalls and even hot springs inside the crater to soak in! A Trekking paradise best done during the dry season June & July or December to March.
The Unesco World Heritage site of Kasubi tombs in Kampala are an important part of a Uganda safari as is straddling the Equator.