With its small size, Uganda has 10 national parks with various adventure activities proving the genuine African experience. The national parks are managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority and stand to be the main motive for a grander percentage of tourist influx into the country.
Deciding to reach one of the parks is applauded for the incredible weather, landscapes, eco-biodiversity, and the world’s praised hospitable people. Thought of Uganda safari adventure! You can either have a guided tour or self-drive. A guided tour involves exploring Uganda under the leadership of a driver guide whereas a Self-drive safari consists of booking a car rental in Uganda to explore the different tourist attractions on your own without a local guide.
There are lots of destinations to visit on a Uganda safari adventure but the following has a cutting edge over the others.
Murchison Falls National Park
Famously known for its magnificent roaring Murchison Falls, which are arguably called to be the world’s most powerful falls and abundance of wildlife species. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest protected area covering an area of 3840sq.km.
The park hosts the lowest spot of elevation in Uganda 621m above sea level at the summit junction of Victoria Nile River and Lake Albert at the delta point which forms the further Albert Nile that continues northwards.
At Murchison, delta point is known for being the spot for the highest concentration of wildlife within the park. Murchison Falls National Park is located in the northern region of the country, it’s currently the most visited park in Uganda due to its untamed displays.
Among which the most catching reflections include visiting the top of the falls to marvel at how these rapids form thunderous roars as they force into the described “dead point,” the narrow gorge.
And also, a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls rewards with sights of the rapids proceeding through the rough alienated rocks, taking a game drive brings about watching various wildlife which includes some of the listed Big Five.
Watch the largest numbers of Rothschild Giraffes in Uganda, Zebras, herds of elephants, buffalos, antelope species, pride of lions, leopards, hyenas, and over 400 bird species are counted here with the marabou stork.
Hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, and several aquatic life among many others are mainly encountered along either a game drive tour through various adventure tracks made in the park or along the boat scenic boat cruise that lead to the bottom of the falls.
An adventure to Murchison Falls National Park continues to Budongo tropical forest stretching the conservation area’s southern section. The forest is also another famous destination for incredible chimpanzee tracking and nature walks in the country.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In far southwestern Uganda, in the Kigezi region Kisoro district, is this backdrop undulating tropics of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that is mainly famous for the incredible gorilla trekking adventures.
When on a safari to Uganda, the tropical volcanos of Bwindi Impenetrable might be your next adventure destination. The park is mainly named for being the world’s best center to trace the biological antique claims of man originating from the apes.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park hosts about half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. This was the first forest to offer a gorilla trekking experience after the first group of gorillas was fully habituated and opened for trekking by 1999. Today, there are more than 17 habituated gorilla families ready for trekking.
The park has four trekking sectors of Buhoma which also hosts the headquarters of the park on the northern end, the Rujia sector on the Northeast, the Rushaga sector southwest, and the Nkuringo sector in the southern section. It’s in most cases upon trekkers to dictate the sector they would be interested to trek the gorillas from.
The biodiversity and unique landscape, Bwindi Impenetrable was named a UNESCO world heritage site. Besides the gorillas, this volcanic tropic is home to some primate species, several birds, and a rich cultural center for the Batwa pygmy people who were once evicted from the forest for the sake of gorilla conservation.
Among the adventure activities done at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include; gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation, the only place where this is offered, bird watching, Batwa cultural trail experience, and mountain biking. Community visits, nature walks, and many others.
Kidepo Valley National Park
CNN named the park to be the ‘remotest park in Africa’, indeed it’s the remotest in Uganda when considered using a road network. It’s termed by UWA as “the true African wildness,” the real sounds of nature, the primitive African people, and wider landscape views describe the treasures behind taking a safari adventure to Kidepo Valley National Park.
The park is the farthest tourist destination reach in Uganda, and a drive here means about 10 hours on the road.
It’s currently becoming one of the famous parks to visit in Uganda, but for distance and insecurity reasons many tourists would not bother taking adventure to the far end of the Pearl of Africa.
Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the northeast sharing bounds with Uganda and South Sudan. The park is bisected by the Narus Valley and the Kidepo Valley which host huge concentrations of wildlife.
Kidepo valley displays a unique wildlife scale viewing that continues through the endless landscape. Main adventures at Kidepo include; game drive being the major rewarding safari adventure with various wildlife views among which include herds of elephants, buffalos, several antelopes, zebras towers of giraffes, warthogs, foxes, wild dogs, pride of lions, and leopards.
For special wild encounters, there is a night game drive which often comes with chances of spotting pride actively hunting, expect also to watch the special number of bird species of about 400 species including ostrich, and secretary birds among others.
Kidepo Valley National Park is surrounded by communities of local people who have vowed against civilization letting the lousily said statement among other regions in Uganda “we shall not wait for the Karamajongs to develop.” The people are Karamoja have various clans and every community you visit have varying ways of life.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The most famous national park in Uganda, the park was named Queen Elizabeth commemorating the visit of the UK Queen Elizabeth’s first visit to Uganda on 23rd April 1954.
The park is located in western Uganda, stretching through districts of Kamwenge, Rubirizi, Kasese, and Rukingiri, it’s likely a 400km road drive from Kampala Uganda’s capital.
Queen Elizabeth is famous for abundant wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, hippos, topis, waterbucks, warthogs, forest giant hogs, mongoose, lions, leopards spotted hyenas, and chimpanzees among others, the park in a unique way hosts the largest concentration of bird species about 600 species are recorded only at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth is one park is the longest list of adventure activities in which one can engage. These activities include the game drive which is done at Kasenyi for a variety of wildlife viewing, the boat cruise done along the Kazinga channel, tree climbing lions done at Ishasha sector, chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura gorge, bird watching, community visits, visiting Lake Katwe salt mine, Mongoose tracking, lion experiential demands for an enough of your time to exhaust the park.
Kibale National Park
Interminably held in the impeccable forest to track chimpanzees! Or even watching the highest number of primate species! Well, Kibale National Park is the answer to fill your safari gapes particularly concerning primates.
The tropical forest is described as the world’s world capital with about 13 primate species which are recorded and chimpanzees are the premier. Though there are various forests to watch chimpanzees from in Uganda and East Africa at large, a load of about 1500 stature the forest boasts and guarantee a special encounter with the species.
Chimpanzees at Kibale National Park are fully habituated to ensure a close-up encounter, and only here where tourists have a chance to take part in the special chimpanzee habituation process which proceeds for not less than 2 years on a particular chimpanzee community, also tourist can have a full day of following up the chimpanzees and have about 4 hours after finding these human closest relatives.
While at Kibale alongside chimps tracking, there is visiting Bigodi village and sanctuary, nature walks, primate tracking, and other primates including Mangebay, red-tailed colobus, L’Hoest’s Grey-cheeked monkeys, and white and black colobus among others, other encounters are the forest elephants, forest buffalos, bushbucks, and about 300 bird species.
Lake Mburo National Park
This is the closest park from Kampala spread to around 180km about 4 hour’s drive. Lake Mburo National Park is the second smallest savannah park in the country that hold the whispers of wonders.
With a variety of bird species, the morning melodies are guaranteed to enjoy. The golden savannah park is formed with chains of Lakes where Lake Mburo is the main plus the other 12 basins.
This small park is an incredible park for adventure, taking a safari here expect to do a game drive, boat rides, bird watching, mountain biking, and nature walks due to the lack of the largest animals the elephants, night game drives are perfect here for spotting leopards actively hunting, wild horse riding, quad biking, and wild camping.
The golden savannahs are decorated with herds of zebra highest number in Uganda, impalas, giraffes, buffalos, Uganda kobs, leopards, hyenas, and warthogs among others.
Mount Rwenzori National Park
Once determined to trudge the highest heights of the Pearl of Africa, you got to trek Mount Rwenzori, Africa’s third highest peak. Rwenzori has proved to avail the most exciting and challenging hiking trail for hiking challengers which is far better than the experience of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Mount Rwenzori is located in western Uganda in the Kasese district and extends to share borders with the Virunga Conservation Areas of DR Congo. Trekking trails here range from hours to a day 6-7 for the long trail leading to Margarita peak.
Hiring a Car with a driver during Uganda road trips is a perfect remedy for traveling comfortably and without stress. Are you planning a long road trip or planning an airport pick-up and drop-off? Then you will need a driver because there are many advantages of hiring a car with a driver. Picture the last time you got lost trying to access a certain remote destination or when you almost missed an important appointment in the City while trying to find a perfect parking space. Finding a suitable parking space is even more stressful in tourist spots. You wouldn’t want to go through the same stress and therefore having a driver will save you this stress.
Therefore, here are the reasons why you need a driver when hiring a car in Uganda;
Saves you the stress of finding a suitable parking space
Many drivers will agree that finding a perfect parking spot in tourist spots is a nightmare and since you are not the one driving, it won’t be your headache to go through that. It will be the work of your driver to take care of that, especially if you are running late on any activity.
Drivers know the right way to your different destinations
Any driver that Mum and Dad Uganda Tours assigns to you during your road trip is well-traveled throughout Uganda and hence knows the different routes to particular destinations, drive times, and attractions along the way. For this reason, be rest assured of getting to your final destination on time and without hassle.
Safety is guaranteed while on the road
Safety is everyone’s priority while on the road and this shouldn’t be compromised at whatever cost because of this, hiring a driver will reduce the risks of accidents. When you hire a Car with a driver, you will trust that it isn’t your fault when accidents happen (although such cases are minimal). The driver will be responsible for the accident since he is the one driving the Car and therefore to avoid such questions, simply hire a driver. However, you need to feel safe because all Mum and Dad Uganda Tours drivers are professional, highly skilled, and well-trained to drive different vehicles. This, we do make our clients at ease, comfortable and safe. Having well-trained drivers also minimizes the risks of road accidents during your road trips.
Makes your road trip more enjoyable
It’s indisputable that driving is a great and enjoyable experience until you get stuck in traffic. The stress associated with being stuck in traffic is what you wouldn’t want and since you are not the one driving, all that stress is released as you simply sit back and arrive at your final destination without the stress.
Peace of mind
Travelers tend to be more confident when they have someone (a local) with them when undertaking road trips, especially in the remotest areas of the country. In so doing, they know that if something was to happen, the driver would have their back. While no one bargains for such things to happen, they are sometimes inevitable, and being alone on the road makes you vulnerable but this worry is reduced with a driver by your side.
More time to enjoy beautiful scenery and different activities
Being behind the wheel means you don’t have the opportunity for photography or properly enjoy the activities like game drives since someone else will be driving. If you are the one driving, all the focus and attention will be on the road and vehicle, leaving no time and focus to take photos which are irresistible, given the extraordinary sceneries that Uganda offers.Read More
The better way of how self-drive in Uganda can be easy is by spotting that suitable charming vehicle take you around the country. There are variety of vehicle fleets choose from to enable the self-drive, the best recommendation is taking a 4×4 car rental which can cruise even in the most troubled roads. Among the best selections to consider include 4×4 Toyota Rav4 SUV, Toyota Land cruiser TX and TLX are available for relaxed budgets, Toyota V8, Land cruiser hard tops, Benz cross-country are available for deluxe travelers, however, these luxury vehicle sometimes are not available for self-drive only can be hired with their drivers.
Best time for self-drive in Uganda
Uganda is known to hold the best weather conditions throughout and can be visited all days. The only considerations is the global traveling trends which are the peak and low traveling seasons. The rainy seasons are experiences lower turn up of travelers in the country but also are challenging times of traveling especially due to unpredictable road conditions of the upcountry. But these are perfect times of renting a car at relaxed costs due to relaxed pressure due to low turn-up of travelers. The peak seasons of the packed influx of travelers, all travelers facilities tent to be fully in use and prices of transportation, accommodation and dinning tend to increase. These are mostly drier seasons the some regions hardly receive any rain, driving across is less challenging making self-drive considerations so easy. But if opting for a self-drive in Uganda this is very possible throughout the year.
Tips for driving on a self-drive in Africa
Legality considerations; must fulfill the legal procedures of being in the country. Before seating behind the wheels of your car rental must have at hand the driving permit, a valid visa and passport for foreign travelers, identifications card for nations. Having them at hand makes your self-drive very safe and easy without embarrassments.
Follow traffic rules; among these include the speed considerations, road signs, and having a valid driving permit. In Uganda we drive on the left and overlook the right, a driver must be 18 years and above. When driving in town and trading centers the speed doesn’t exceed 50km/hr on high ways 90km/hr and in National Parks is 40 km/hrs.
Driving hours: don’t ever drive beyond the recommended hours of 6am to 7pm. When caught with time get a close place for the overnight and drive again in the morning. This is purposely to ensure that one drive safely with the car rental especially when in the countryside.
Conclusion: Arguably self-drive in Uganda has become so easy due to various given factors including the ease of accessing a car rental for self-drive. The road network connections which has spread all over the country has enabled one driving throughout the country with or without any challenges. If opting to take on a self-handled trip in Uganda, the time is now to rent a car and take drive.Read More
There are various ways you can enjoy an adventure trip to Uganda. These can range from; a normal pre-planned Safari package with a tour company to back packing, self-drive safaris as well as outdoor camping.
However, camping is becoming popular and considered one of the cheapest ways one can feel the closer touch to the natural gifts of fauna and flora that the ‘pearl of Africa’ offers. Camping is much popular in wildlife parks of Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls among others as well as forest reserves.
It isn’t a must that to get a memorable camping experience, you have to contact a travel agent to organize for you a fully packaged trip. There are other various ways such as planning yourself a self-guided trip either alone or with family and may be friends. The best way here however would be hiring a vehicle for self-drive as well as the necessary camping gear.
A number of Uganda Car hire companies also do camping equipment rentals. However, before choosing a car to hire, you have two decide on which mode of camping you would prefer on either ground or car top.
With Ground camping, you hire a car of your choice for instance a Rav 4, Land cruiser or Safari Van and camping gear separately. This mainly comes with a ground tent that is pitched to the ground plus other stuff required for camping such as Cooking gas, cooking utensils, cutlery, tables and chairs, bedding among others.
On the other hand, Car top camping requires hiring a vehicle option with a car top/ roof top tent. This also comes with the same other camping equipment.
Advantages of Ground Tents over Car top tents
- The ground tent can be better in times when you want to set up for instance a week long camp in the same place and then use your car to go for excursions. This is because you can’t set up your roof top tent and drive away. You have to pull down the tent each time. It also becomes hard if you need to leave something in your campsite to hold your spot since you will be moving with all your essentials along with the vehicle.
Therefore, if you want to set up a tent for several days and move the car in the meantime, a ground tent would be better.
- To some point though minimal, the roof top tent would negatively affect the driving of the vehicle mostly on roads in poor conditions as it raises your center of gravity. This may affect some driving instances such as in high-speed cornering.
- Price of renting a rooftop tent vehicle is a bit higher than that of hiring separate vehicle with camping gear. Taking the same example of a Land cruiser TX or TZ, when it comes with a rooftop tent, it can be hired at around $85 per day whereas renting it with separate camping gear can be at around $75 ($65 for the vehicle and $10 for camping gear). It is also possible to hire a smaller cheaper car such as a Rav4 with camping gear.
- Ground tents can take any number of people at the same time as compared to the car top that are limited. Most Car top tents available in Uganda cannot take more than 5 people; i.e the tent capacity of the Single tented Land cruiser only takes two people while the double roof tented cannot accommodate more than five. With ground tents, you can get any size you want right from the single to one that can accommodate 8 people or more.
The pearl of Africa is an amazing destination for each one who is interested in natural attractions. It is a destination where visitors experience one of the seven wonders of nature as well as one of the most unique encounters with wildlife. Uganda is full of nature and wildlife attractions, however the question is what are the nature wonders of Uganda?
Mountain gorillas is one of the nature wonders of the pearl of Africa, at the same time it is the major attraction of Uganda. Mountain gorillas measures 98% of their genetic material with humans. Uganda host half of the population of mountain gorillas in the world. They are confined to Mgahinga gorilla and bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda offers you unforgettable experience. No safari can be complete in Uganda without the experiencing this particular nature wonder at least once.
The Mighty River Nile
River Nile is a natural beauty on its own but there is no mistaking that to see the mighty river forces its way through a 7 meter gap in the rocks and fall in 43 meters. At the top of Murchison falls the water violently thunder past crashing and surging, blowing a fine mist high into the sky filled with rainbows. The sight from a boat below also gives a sensational view of the majestic falls.
The Rwenzori Mountains
Mountain Rwenzori; awe inspiring is perhaps an understatement when describing the beauty of this world class hiking and mountaineering destination. Mountain Rwenzori was described by one enthralled visitor as heaven’s garden. May be the gods hide this profusion of color up in the cloud so that only those who dare might reach up and share its secrets. Mountain Stanley is the highest peak on the Rwenzori ranges and it is 5209 meters above sea level. It is followed by Alexandria Speke among others.
The Valley of Kidepo
Kidepo valley national park is found in the right corner of Uganda and it is apparently the most isolated national park but still stands out to be one of the best unexplored places each wildlife viewer can ever visit in Uganda. Kidepo valley national park is undoubtedly among the best wilderness areas in Africa, accommodating a couple of extinct species of wildlife that cannot be seen anywhere in Uganda parks and it is right at the core of a savannah landscape right next to a few mountainous bodies. Apart from the unique wildlife safari experience, kidepo valley is a great spot for a cultural trail especially to those who would like to see the karamojongs, Acholis plus other great tribes. The other exciting tourism Activities in the wilderness of this park include nature walks, birding and hiking. This park is a true gem with huge abundance in wildlife and it remains a true rendition of tourism in Uganda but remains unknown to many. Currently kidepo valley national park hosts over 75 mammal species and 470 bird species and all these fall in the prime game viewing location and it is found in the northeastern Uganda and the journey is about 510km by road from Kampala. Kidepo valley national park was named the third best national park in Africa and this park is definitely a must visit for any traveler to Uganda.
Kibale national park is nick named as the primate capital of Africa and it is called so because of the high population of primate that are found in this park. It offers both chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience. The chimpanzee tracking, travelers trek the chimpanzee to where they have settled in the forest however the tracking in Kibale is fun because travelers get to view other animals and other primates along the way. And the moment the guests find the chimpanzee, they spend only one hour of viewing before u head back. Kibale is the best destination for primate safaris not only in Uganda but also in Africa. Apart from chimpanzees, Kibale national park also provides shelter to about twelve primates.
It is worth remembering that while Uganda’s natural scenic and wildlife wonders may be what draws visitors to this beautiful country in the first place, it’s the warmth and hospitality of the people of Uganda that brings them back for a second or even third visit.
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Are you planning to spend your safari holiday in Uganda? Are you planning to go for wildlife safari to any of Uganda’s remotest national parks but you do not know which car to use? Are you looking for the most comfortable safari car in Uganda? Most of Uganda’s destinations are largely popular for their exceptional wildlife safari experiences. Obtaining this life time experience requires the most comfortable land cruiser and other safari cars to help you realize your dreams in any of the 10 diverse national parks. There are several Land cruisers and safari car types in Uganda, most of them are used daily for game viewing safaris. Where as safari min Vans are ideal for a safari trip, supplementing on the Rav4 cars, a safari Land cruiser is perfect for your whole planned safari holiday. You can rent it on self drive in Uganda or you can opt for a guided tour so that you can maximise your safari experience.
Our unbeatable fleets range from a 4WD Toyota Land cruiser that accommodates 1 to 3 visitors, a 4WD full sized Toyota land cruiser that takes about 3 to 5 travelers, 4WD Extended Toyota land cruiser which accommodates 6 to 7 people and Toyota super custom van which fits for two to seven people. A Land cruiser is a true outback 4WD car that comes with an assortment of amenities for the best of visitor’s safari tour. It is well built with adjustment seats which offer amazing comfort to all visitors and with good size to accommodate children car seats if you wish to travel with toddlers.
Below are some of the key reasons why the safari Land cruisers remain as the more exceptional safari cars than others.
4WD Safari Vehicle
Most of Uganda’s wildlife destinations are found in the remotest areas where the road network is not up to date. This means that, visitors will require a strong and stable vehicle to help them navigate through the terrain and all seasons. The Land cruiser safari car is absolute 4 by 4 vehicle and its lower base is raised to provide the under part machines great safety in case of rocky areas. There is no need to be scared about being stuck in the muddy areas especially in wet season/failing to get through the steep slopes. Land cruiser is therefore one of the super car to help you navigate through difficult moments. When it comes to safaris, most travelers would wish to take 4 by 4 vehicles as compared to normal 2WD cars.
Seating space and capacity
The safari Land cruiser, come in various types; there are those which accommodate six people and 8 seating capacity together with the driver. The car comes with the most comfortable cushioned individual seats each with a window view. All windows can slide and this means you don’t have to be scared on how to take clear photos while in safari, unlike other safari vehicles which have limited or even none sliding windows. All seats can simply be adjusted to comfortable positions and you will have adequate space for the legs.
Popup and rare view
Safari Land cruisers have a roof popup that provides amazing views of wildlife from the rare view. Most of the safari cars have only the sun roof that can be comfortable for more than four travelers but with a pop up roof, even five people are in position to sight wildlife at the same time and others usually choose to sit at the top and photograph. This offers visitors the most fascinating experiences during game viewing in the park.
It has best car amenities and cargo space
The safari Land cruiser is made with an electric fridge and this means that visitors have no worries of not getting cold drinks while in the safari trip; it also contains an inverter system for charging phones and ipads, reference books on wildlife species and varied destinations. There is no need to leave your things behind the safari land cruiser contains adequate space for all that you wish to carry.
In conclusion, Safari Land cruisers are the most comfortable cars that anyone who plans to take wildlife safari in Uganda’s remotest national park. They offer the most fascinating experiences since they come with pop up or open roof to allow visitors have spectacular sightings at incredible wildlife species. They are also fitted in such away that they are able to navigate through sub standard roads in Uganda.
It’s through backpacking that one can experience every detail of a destination like Uganda and new things never cease to come each day as you discover the countries natural beauty. Taking a trip to Uganda doesn’t mean to have lots of money or even to break your bank but its determination and knowing what you want. All depends on your main reason of travel and duration for your stay. Uganda is known as one of the cheapest travel countries in Africa and one can survive a day with between $20-$50 on budget travel. However, if you planning a backpacking trip to Uganda soon, see the most popular safaris that are 100% for backpacker travelers.
Budget Gorilla Safaris
If you have always wanted to track mountain gorillas, why not book a permit and go backpacking in western Uganda. Whether you choose Bwindi or Mgahinga, Ugands is the place where to go. Uganda is simply the best in Africa in all aspects. Don’t miss to see gorillas because of gorilla permit prices yet Uganda offers huge gorilla discounts in April, May and November a right time for gorilla tours in Africa. Besides, its very easy for one to connect by public transport from Kampala to either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga national park the only two gorilla tracking parks in the country. Even gorilla tracking accommodation is cheap with night camping accommodation for $5-$10 dollars while dorms and self-contained accommodation range from $35-$80 per person per night.What a great gorilla safari destination Uganda is in Africa convenient January to December.
Wildlife Safari Murchison Falls
Being one of the most visited in Uganda, Murchison falls wildlife safaris are exceptional and a journey to this park will always be cherished by all Uganda tourists. You may not get discounts on park entrance or tour activities but the group safari tours that tour operators organize to park often will certainly fit in your budget. The park has comfortable campsites for budget travelers and catter for all kinds and budget with lower rates in April, May and November a good time for budget safari in Uganda. Be ready to see the Big five, the mighty falls, track Chimpanzees and also hike from bottom to the top of the falls. Your afternoon boat cruise on the Nile is fantastic and full of leisure a reason you will tell a friend to explore this park once in Uganda.
White Water Rafting
This a cheap Uganda safari tour that requires a day or two days to explore great rapids of the Nile on great falls of Itanda in Jinja.There is a lot to do on a full rafting trip in Uganda other than exploring the Nile waters. Bungee jumping is another challenging tour adventure you can enjoy, visit to Mabira forest and Sezibwa falls a twin lake born by a woman plus an trip to the source of the Nile or jinja town before driving back to your lodge of residence to retire for the day. Jinja is a very beautiful city and a second capital city in Uganda which many call “an Adventure Capital”.
Beach and Lake Victoria Island Tours in Uganda
Beach holidays and sport fishing on Lake Victoria can make your stay in Uganda unbelievable at a cheap cost of $50-$100 all inclusive.Dont miss exploring lake Victoria if you have 1-3 days free a relaxing leisure life you will treasure on any kind of Uganda tour. Ssese Island, Kalagala Island and the many beaches in Entebbe, Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda Wildlife Education Center and much more is what you enjoy and discover during this short Uganda tour.
In the usual way of planning for your travel package, a camping safari will be more adventurous and cheaper especially for budget travelers but still, in any way luxury and budget camping safari can enhance your adventure experience respectively. Camping, practices the local authenticity of a camping region and always filled with horror tales of the wildness and surrounding people. Luxury and safari camping brings close approximately to the bush and wildness to experience Africa at hand with comfort. Camps in the middle of African savanna, woods and bushes where wildlife meander in their natural habitat.
A camping safari in Uganda bargains for exotic beauty and wealth of scenic view of the wild nature. Gifted with significant wildlife habitats including Kidepo valley national, the true African wilderness in the northern part of the country;
- Murchison falls national park, home to the world powerful waterfalls
- Bwindi impenetrable national park the best place for ultimate Gorilla experiences,
- Mgahinga Gorilla national park, a place where gold meets sliver,
- Queen Elizabeth national park, home to the medley of wonders
- Kibale forest national park the primate capital of the world
- Lake Mburo national park the whispers of the wild
- Rwenzori mountain national park the mystical challenge
- Semuliki national park the true birders’ haven
- Mount Elgon national park the world’s largest mountain caldera.
The lodging facilities in most of these parks offer the best camping facilities and camping space for both luxury and budget in the midst of wildness.
Visiting the rich wildness, adventurous camping tours offer unparalleled luxury in the wild bush. Camping can be done on trip with a guide or on a self-drive with an international driving permit for foreign nationals. Thinking of where to camp in the wildness, most of the lodges in parks offer camping space at a designed cost, there also public campsites managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority and you can decide to do cooking for yourself in the sense of minimizing costs.
Tented camp safari renders the authentic African wildness that most lodges can’t offer, it gives an opportunity to discover the true image of African adventure at a reasonable price. Uganda’s natural landscape which is relatively flat in some parks and the weather conditions offering the best condition around the world for tented camping safari adventures.
In the middle of the wildness, tented campsite gives the best night visual for any emerging wild animals around which may include elephants, antelopes, warthogs and chances to here king of the jungle at the nearby roaming.
Getting a camping experience through a tour operator like Gorilla hub tours limited, you are to choose the camping style/facilities which may be a ground tent camping or a 4×4 roof tent camper van that can offer you a real camping adventure experience. Self-contained camping will be cheaper when organizing to travel, saves time and less restricted.
Among Africa tour operators, Gorilla Hub Tours will offer you best camping equipment to carry for your safari adventure and this can include, gas cooker cylinder, cooler box or ice box, full single or double tent, mattresses, table and seats, cutlery and sleeping bag, BBQ, cups, jug, knife, plates, sauce pans, bright light among others.
Public camping sites are advisably better for interactive visitors who would like to share with locals about their culture, interests and experiences, public camp sites sometimes have narrators telling local stories and teaching the local culture of that region.
Gorilla hub tours limited can offer you the best tailored camping safari adventure that suits your interests and desires, they may include Africa’s highlights like Gorilla trekking adventure, White water rafting, the big five adventure, 4×4 roof tent vehicle and can also book for you Gorilla trekking permit in advance.
Your camping experience will never be the same again if you camp at Nagusokopire campsite in Kidepo Valley National park or at the delta (point) in Murchison falls national park or even at Ishasha Campsite south of Queen Elizabeth National Park, among others. These are true African wilderness places that you never find elsewhere in the world. While here expect such noise from Hippos, Lions roars, lots of bird songs and a million stars in the sky while at the camp fire place.
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Uganda is a country blessed by nature! Many travelers from different parts of the world have come to adventure through this great nation in East Africa. Located just astride the Equator, Uganda offers a lot of safari experiences for both leisure travelers and adventure seekers.
Before visiting Uganda, below are some things that will make your safari to Uganda a great success.
The Wildlife species
Going on a safari to Uganda is one of the main highlights on a trip to these parts and for good reasons. Uganda has got many different types of animals and you see almost everything in this region from lions to chimps to the buffaloes and more. Uganda protects some of the last remnant mountain gorillas left in the whole world. These great apes are a star attraction bringing thousands of tourists into Uganda. You can see the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda is famous for gorilla trekking, an experience that will leave you breathless. Sitting amidst the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is a wildlife experience that you should not miss while in Uganda. You can book a gorilla safari in Uganda with one of the local tour operators listed on this website.
The scenery is a great reason to visit Uganda. With the lush rain forests, highlands coming out from the earth’s crust and the shores of Lake Victoria, for an outdoor lover. This is one country where people come to get out and among the wilderness, either by going on hiking safaris in the highlands, on safari through national parks like Murchison falls, or boating on Lake Victoria and many more.
The safari activities
In case you have a short time in the country and you want to do as much as you can, consider a day trip from Kampala to Jinja, the source of the Nile. White water rafting is famous and also getting out of town on hiking trails, canoeing and Kayaking and many more. Don’t miss the hiking in the highlands and opportunities for camping. In case you like camping, consider a camping safari where you sleep intents, sometimes suspended from trees depending on the location.
Visit the Source of the Nile, Jinja
Jinja is a great location to get out of Uganda altogether, it’s connected by road to other major African cities like Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Jinja is a hot destination for those kicking back in Uganda for a while as well as those who are looking to explore its neighbors.
There are many other national parks that are found in Uganda offer many safari activities as well as attractions. Some of these national parks include; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Semuliki , Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Mount Elgon national park and Rwenzori national park.
In case you are in the mood for something different this summer, consider checking out Uganda. With so many great things to see and do, as well as the opportunity to go on some stunning safaris, Uganda is a hot destination at the moment, and for a good reason you need to visit it on any of your vacations.