Come Explore Uganda and enjoy the best Safari discovering all that this beautiful country has to offer, trek gorillas in Bwindi forest, watch amazing wildlife in Uganda national parks, take boat trips and meet local people.
Uganda is one of the most preferred adventure safari destination in Africa because of its natural beauty. With its smallest size of 235,796 Square kilometers, Uganda, the pearl of Africa is a home to the most friendly people with diverse culture, abundance of wildlife species, impressive bird list and beautiful landscape that make it the most exciting and unique place to visit.
On your choice of explore Uganda trip, beautiful scenery, nature walks, friendly people, Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo, primate tours in Kibale forest all can be wrapped together in one adventurous Safari package. Uganda having many wonderful places to visit, conducive climate and a lot of things to do and see, it was named The Pearl of Africa by Sir Winston Churchill on his Journey to Africa after being amazed by what he saw and experienced.
Going on a Safari tour of discovery around Uganda, you will land at Entebbe International Airport which is the gate way into and out of the country. The Adventures of your lifetime will begin by endless sightings, starting with Lake Victoria the second world’s largest fresh water body. This lake is shared by three East African Countries, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The lake serves as a means of transport between Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Victoria has the source of the world’s longest river which is the Nile River in a place called Jinja. The electricity that People use in Uganda is generated on the Nile River. Travelling for a tour in Jinja, you will pass through Kampala which is the Capital city of Uganda and drive about 80 km distance that will take approximately 1-2 hours depending on traffic flow.
There are many reasons why you should make Uganda your number one choice on bucket list places to visit in Africa.
Your exciting Journey to explore Uganda tours, generally takes you through the amazing scenery comprised of lush rolling hills, so many beautiful island dotted lakes such as Lake Victoria and Lake Bunyonyi, rivers such as the Nile River, sand beaches, waterfalls, tropical forests, extinct volcanoes, terraced hills and the snowcapped Mount Rwenzori. The Rwenzori Mountains also known as mountains of the moon are a range of mountains at the boarder of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo with their highest point being the Margherita peak which is 5109 meters making it the third tallest mountain in Africa.
Rwenzori Mountains is a block mountain which were formed due to uplifting during the formation of the Albetine rift valley. The different ranges on Rwenzori are Mount Stanley, Mount Speke, Mount Emin, Mount baker, Mount Luigi di Savoia and Gessi. The Mount Rwenzori is the best destination for mountain climbing climbers. a lot of wildlife can be seen during the hike, giving you a thrilling experience. Therefore make it a point to visit Rwenzori mountains for your Hiking tour experience in Africa
Gorilla trekking is one of the special activity offered in Africa. The endangered mountain gorillas in Africa are only found in 3 East African countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo with about 1063 individuals remaining in the wild. Uganda hosts mountain gorillas in its two national parks with almost half of the world’s total population living in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
Mgahinga gorilla national Park of the Virunga Mountains is Uganda’s smallest park and is a home to one gorilla family called Nyakagezi group. This makes Uganda the best destination to trek and see these endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Plan and come to explore Uganda’s heritage on a small group tour or solo and enjoy guided hikes through the thick forested mountain slopes of Uganda to get face to face with gorillas. You will get the opportunity to sit and observe these endangered creatures in their wild habitat. So choose to add this activity on your itinerary as your safari to Uganda is not complete without it.
Explore Uganda tours takes you on a thrilling adventure trip to Jinja for safari holiday along the Nile River . Jinja is an adventure capital of Uganda and it’s where we find the source of the Nile River. River Nile is the Longest River in Africa and in the whole world covering a long journey of 6,693 kilometers from its source in Uganda to Mediterranean sea through Bujagali falls. This makes it to be the mother of all Rivers of Africa.
The source of the Nile was discovered by John Hannington Speke in 1858 at Rippon falls in Lake Victoria found in Jinja. It’s just 80 km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda to Jinja. Here in Jinja the River Nile gives the best scenic views and many activities can be done on the Nile. For instance, while in Jinja you have a chance to visit the source of the Nile River, a spot where John Hannington Speke became the first European explorer to see the source in the year 1862. You will not miss to see the memorial of Mahatma Ghandi which marks the spot where his ashes were scattered.
Visiting the set up of Jinja town is also is an amazing experience to learn about this beautiful city. As an adrenaline capital of East Africa. There are other adventure activities like kayaking, bungee jumping, white water rafting, quad biking fishing and many more. There is also Jinja sailing club which is a good place for lunch or boat cruise. Note that an entry fee is charged to access the source of the Nile.
Chimpanzee trekking is offered in several national parks and forests of Uganda and is one of the most fascinating activity on any safari in Africa. Kibale national park in Uganda and it harbors the most diverse collection of primates in its ever green rain forest, about 13 primate species are recorded in this beautiful tropical forest. Kibale national park is a home to about 1500 chimpanzees and is known as the primate capital of Africa. The forest varied altitude of Kibale supports different habitats, woodland, savanna, wet tropical forest giving a home to many wildlife.
Uganda boast a diversity of wildlife with 330 mammal species and over 1072 bird species. The country is a home to the Big Five animals which include Lions, leopard Rhinos Buffaloes and elephants. Some of the wildlife are conserved and protected by Uganda Wildlife Authority in the 10 national parks of Uganda, small and large wildlife and forest reserves. This makes Uganda rich in Wildlife diversity.
Uganda has extreme diversity of habitats. In other wards Uganda is country where the tropical forest of Africa meets the Savanna. Explore Uganda tours while enjoying safari activities in national parks including Game viewing safari, Boat cruise, Bird watching walks, Guided nature walking safaris, night game drive in some few parks, nocturnal night walks and the most celebrated Gorilla and chimpanzee treks.
Taking a safari to Murchison falls national park means you can enjoy the big game viewing safari and a cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls or downstream to the delta. Murchison falls are located north west part of Uganda, in Murchison falls National Park. This is a spot where the River Nile pours down from 141m after squeezing through a narrow gorge that creates a powerful and magnificent waterfall. Different animals which are found here in Murchison falls national park including the Elephants, Hartebeest, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Jackal, warthogs (pumba), Uganda Kobs, Oribi, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, and many more making it a beautiful natural wonder.
A Safari to Queen Elizabeth national park will offer you unusual sighting of the tree climbing lions, hippos and Crocs in Kazinga channel and leopards. Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western part of Uganda laying between Lake George and Lake Edward with Kazinga channel crossing through it as it connects the two lakes. This national park has many attractions including the kazinga channel where different animals are seen like crocodiles, hippos, and elephants during the Kazinga channel boat ride, Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge which hosts habituated Chimpanzees, Lake Katwe salt works and the Katwe explosion crater lakes, Mweya peninsula and many more.
Different wildlife species can be seen on both morning and evening game drives such as elephants, tree climbing lions especially in Ishasha sector, buffaloes, hippopotamus, and a wide range of bird species. Other beautiful national parks to visit in Uganda include, Kidepo Valley national park, Lake Mburo national Park, Mount Elgon national park, Kibale forest national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga Gorilla national Park and Mount Rwenzori national park
The best way you can enjoy and experience any new country you visit is through immersing yourself in local culture. Uganda therefore has the most friendliest people in Africa with unique culture and over 50 different languages that can be spoken between different tribes. This make Uganda rich and diverse in music, dance, local cuisine and clothing styles. Uganda has many cultural and historical sites that are worth to be visited on your journey of discovery. These include Uganda museum, Kasubi royal tombs, Lubiri and Bulange in Mengo, Kabaka’s lake, Uganda martyrs shrine in Namugongo, Gadaffi mosque at old Kampala hill, Karambi tombs in fort portal, Nakayima tree in Mubende, Mparo tombs, Amabere caves and many others.