Looking at impressive wildlife, chimpanzees and mountain gorillas on a Uganda safari holiday is surely one of the most amazing things you will always sing about for decades. However, there is much more like the lovely landscape, culture, great weather that you discover from your seat in a safari four wheel drive vehicle. Enjoy nature at its best with our best Uganda tour wildlife tours across the country and your experience will be your reward. Uganda a great place to experience nature and wildlife through the two travel seasons depending on your travel plans. The fact remains that the country has a lot to offer for interesting Africa vacation holidays, here are some Uganda safari options that make travelers admire the supreme spectacle of the natural destination.
Mountain Gorilla trekking Tours
Mountain gorillas have multiplied in number in the recent years according to researchers and conservationist in charge of all primate parks. Uganda was estimated to be a home to half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world sharing the rest with Rwanda and Congo. For best gorilla tracking, Bwindi Forest national park offers great opportunities to tourists who would like to meet the gentle silver back giants in their natural home. There are 14 habituated gorilla families that can be visited by tourists.
Chimpanzee Tracking Adventures
But still you will be surprised that the country has over 5000 chimpanzees in Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Murchison falls National Park. If you are looking for chimpanzee safaris, Kibale Forest national park is the ultimate place to visit. Other amazing places where chimpanzee tracking is done are Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park.
Sighting them is a guarantee although one needs a minimum of four to five days. The best time for this trip is all year round since gorillas and chimpanzees can be seen any time once you chose to visit the pearl of Africa. If you want to spend more time with both gorillas and chimpanzees, better to track gorillas twice and also go for chimpanzee habituation instead of the trek.
Bird watching tours in Uganda
Don’t listen to anyone who says Uganda isn’t a fine bird watching destination because it’s one of the lucky bird watching paradises in Africa. Over half of all bird species in Africa can be found in Uganda making it the richest African birding destination. Hard to believe but a dedicated birding travelers can record around 300 bird species just within Kampala city the countries capital. Birders know it as a home to endemic birds and rare albertine hard to spot in other birding destination but bird watching tours in Uganda are simply the best to destinations like Bwindi, Kibale, Kidepo, Lake Mburo, Mgahinga Gorilla, Mt. Elgon, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Mabamba, and many more. Most spotted species include Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimson wing, Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, African Green Broadbill, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, Strip-breasted Tit, Purple-breasted Sunbird mention but a few without forgetting the unique rare Shoebill. Birding in Uganda combined with gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing is one of the classic safari tours Uganda offers.
Uganda wildlife safaris
Wildlife is one of best attractions travelers enjoy on their visit to Uganda a home to many natural wonders but Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison falls national park for Uganda wildlife safaris. A visit to any of the parks reward you with fun game viewing experience to see the big five, hippos, crocodiles, chimpanzees, might falls, and the tree climbing lions that chill and relax in leisure up in tree branches. These are the main highlights of fantastic Uganda wildlife trips. The other major stops on the itinerary are the Uganda Equator, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Igongo cultural museum among others. Uganda wildlife trips need a minimum of 2 days but 3-5 days are good for leisure discoveries. However, some travelers find it nice visiting Murchison falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale forest National Park and Bwindi forest national park to see wildlife, chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.