Uganda Safari Activities are extremely engaging and adventurous and they include Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi forest National Park and Mgahinga National park, Chimpanzee tracking, white water rafting Adventure at the source of the Nile, game drives in major National Parks of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National park and Kidepo National park. Other Uganda Safari activities and attractions include Mountain Rwenzori and Elgon Climbing, Cultural Experiences, Birding, Volunteering and stay cations on Ssese Islands in Kalangala on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Uganda is considered the Primates Capital of the world and arguably the best place for tourists to trek with the last remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world right in their natural habitat. The Country is also home to the powerful Murchison falls, the Big Five animals and Mt. Rwenzori.
Uganda has undergone a transformation over the years which has made it one of the most looked after safari destination in the world and with over 10 national parks each uniquely endowed with multiple plants and world life species, a wildlife safari in Uganda becomes one of the tours tourists should endeavor to book in their life time.
The country has become a lot safer, there is a fantastic transport systems and infrastructure, and amazing accommodations with major must go to national parks, cultural centers and sanctuaries. we can’t forget to talk about the amazing food cuisines, hospitable people, libraries, restaurants and an amazing night life of Kampala and other major cities.
Uganda Wildlife Safari – To those looking for a traditional Uganda holiday, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best MUST visit. Ecologically sandwiched between Lake George and Lake Edwards, this nature reserve is home to almost 90 mammals including lions, leopards, elephants,s, and buffalo, and well as incredibly diverse flora well dispersed in its five distinct climatic zones within its borders and with over 500 bird species.
Available Options – Game viewing here takes place either by vehicle or by boat, usually along the traditional Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes. It’s here, where many hippos and other wildlife can be spotted.
Mountain Gorillas – It is estimated that over 50% of the world’s population of mountain gorillas reside in Uganda’s conservation areas, making it the place to go to experience this astonishingly human-like animal in its natural habitat.
Boating and water sports
With its prime location in the African Great Lakes region, Uganda has a variety of water bodies that are popular spots for tourism. White water rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the rapids near the source of the Nile at Jinja.
Boating which is commonly done on Lake Victoria, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, Kazinga —Channel, and River Nile is a perfect way of exploring the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of bird species that inhabit the banks of these water bodies. Sport fishing is another favorite tourist activity. Fish like the Nile perch, and tilapia can be caught in designated areas of Lake Mburo and the banks of the Nile. Canoeing can also be done at Lake Bunyonyi.
Hiking and mountain climbing
Uganda has many opportunities for mountain climbing, hiking and nature walks. The Rwenzori Mountains, which are found at the border with the DRC, include the snowcapped Margherita Peak (5109 m), the highest Mountain Range in Africa and one of the highest peaks. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also includes three peaks, Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo, and Mount Muhavura, the highest peak in the national park. Mount Elgon, located in Eastern Uganda, can be used for hiking and climbing, and also has one of the largest calderas in the world.
Uganda has many cultural sites. The most notable one being Kasubi Tombs. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally Kabaka Muteesa I’s palace (1880-1884), the graves of Muteesa I, Mwanga II, Daudi Chwa and Muteesa II are found in the main house which was reconstructed after a fire in 2010.