Thursday, 28 June 2018


Located in east Africa, Uganda is one of the finest destinations that you can go to for your gorilla and wildlife safaris. It has also been deemed a top destination in Africa by lonely planet and the national geographic. This beautiful country is a proud source of the world’s greatest Nile River and home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorilla population.
Each day that blossoms up, a Uganda safari becomes a new adventure because of the great diversity of nature that it is blessed with.  The estimated 330 species of mammals and different primates, over 1000 bird species naturally distributed to the different birding spots in Uganda, the savanna grasslands, numerous mountains, lakes, rivers and the 10 national parks encircling various wonders.
With all Africa’s beauty wrapped in the pearl of Africa, Uganda is ranked among the top notch safari destinations in the whole world. Whether a gorilla safari or wildlife tour, Uganda’s tourism speaks volumes.
Undeniably, a gorilla tour in Uganda involves a visit to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park, both located in south western Uganda. Bwindi has 12 habituated gorilla families in her four gorilla trekking regions. Trekking through the impenetrable Bwindi in search of these calm gorillas is an experience of its own kind. The trek may take hours, but on meeting the gentle silverbacks, the feeling is extremely thrilling. Seeing how they live, eat and play around in the thick tree branches makes Bwindi an incredible destination for gorilla watching.

Mgahinga national park is another destination for gorilla trekking in Uganda. It is located high on Gahinga mountain retaining one migrant gorilla family. The gorilla trekking experience here involves a simple hike through the steep terrain covered with beautiful and thick lush. For the lucky travelers, the trek can even feature the Batwa ancient people of the forest.
The profusion of brilliant life that Winston Churchill considered when dubbing Uganda the pearl of Africa has made her the best game safari destination in Africa. The amazing natural beauty that awaits visitors is incomparable, the montane and lowland forests, the savanna grasslands, mountain ranges, valleys and crater, lakes, rivers and waterfalls are all homes of various wildlife species. Every single one of these simply making wildlife safaris in Uganda worth every visit.
Besides the above two mentioned parks, Mgahinga and Bwindi that offer specialized gorilla safaris, the remaining national parks are all prominent destinations for holiday safaris in Uganda.
Queen Elizabeth National park is the most recommended park for game safaris in Uganda. It is a home over 70 mammal species including the buffaloes, elephants, lions, warthogs, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, hyenas as well as the rarest tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector. The park also features the famous Kazinga channel, probably one of the longest channels in the world connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. A launch cruise on this channel gives allows visitors to view its shores that are always filled with the huge hippos, elephants and several bird species, all these totaling into a beautiful scenery.
Murchison falls national park is another commonly visited destination by travelers on safari tours in Uganda. It is popularly known for its powerful waterfall on the Nile River that has attracted the biggest number of tourists to this park. It banks are homes of crocodiles, hippos, elephants and other aquatic animal species. Over 70 mammal species call Murchison falls a home, and within the first few minutes of a game drive here, the elephants, lions hyenas, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis, kobs and other animals are spotted. Not forgetting, the par is also a renowned destination for bird watching safaris as it harbors more than 300 different bird species.
For the primate overs, Kibale national park is an ideal plan. Also known as the primate capital of the world, Kibale homes more than 400 chimpanzees and other primate species like the baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey tailed monkeys plus many others. Travelers have experienced the best Chimp trekking in Uganda only in Kibale. However we cannot deny the fact that there are also other chimp destinations like Budongo forest reserve, Kyambura gorge, and Kalinzu forest reserve.
Other wildlife safari tours in Uganda also engage Lake Mburo national park, Rwenzori mountain national park, islands on Lake Victoria, Semuliki national park, kidepo valley national park, Pian-Upe game reserve, among others.
Doubtlessly, Uganda is a wildlife rapture, giving you authentic glances at one of the best and rarest endangered wildlife species in the world. A Uganda safari is worthy every single penny.

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