Monday, 12 June 2017

GAME VIEWING EXPERIENCES IN UGANDA


Coming full circle, large mammal population in the grassland parks are once again worth watching on a Uganda safari tour. For there is more to game viewing in Uganda than game drives. In the 1990s, launch trips on the Nile below Murchison falls and on the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park were highlights of a visit to these parks. Today, refurbished launches once again expose the visitors to memorable concentration of waterside wildlife.

Uganda is a bird watching paradise; too, the birders seek the talismanic shoebill in wetlands and roam the forests ticking off Albertine rift endemics and the rare Congo –Guinea biome species. Prime bird watching destinations include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, ranked first and ninth respectively by travel Africa magazines in its list of the top 10 bird watching sites in Africa.
The other major birding sites include Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to 604 bird species, and semliki forest, which contains 46 central African birds nowhere else in East Africa. Uganda is not short of human variety, either cultural tourism sites or events celebrate the diversity of some 40 ethnic groups including members of traditional kingdoms dating back to the 14th century.

There is, of course, more to Uganda than worthy wildlife experiences and meaningful cultural experiences. There is also ample opportunity to simply rest and relax in a delightful setting. Highlights in this regard can be found beside the highlands of gorilla area, along the banks of the Nile and on lofy rims overlooking the volcanic crater lakes of fort portal. There are also many game drives which are carried out in the national parks of the country; these can be enjoyed both during the day and at night, there are many animals which can be viewed including; the monkeys, kobs, lions, antelopes, elephants, leopards, bushbucks, and many more.