Thinking about how best you can save on fuel while on a road trip? Each year, fuel prices keep rising leaving many wondering how best they save the little they have for other things while on road trip. It does matter how fuel efficient your Uganda car rental is but what is important is for you to find out how best you can save some cash at the fuel station. These days the rate for fuel is causing alarm among travelers/drivers and it is one most frustrating factor.
Below are some of the tips to help you save on fuel
Plan your journey
For those who have driven cars for long before, you realize that driving a vehicle that has been just parked for a few hours its engine can be cold and it can use much fuel for the first 5 miles. To save on fuel costs, you need to find a way of cutting down the number of road trips you make each day. Most importantly, you can make one round road trip other than having many sort trips. When the engine is warm, it does work at its efficient rate while series of cold starts come will high fuel consumption rate although the total mileage can be same.
Schedule regular maintenance
For those of you with cars, it is important that you have a maintenance schedule for your cars. Whether your car is fuel efficient or new, by ensuring proper car maintenance, you won’t incur costs on issues that bring about poor fuel economy for instance old spark plugs, dirty air filters or low fluid levels and others. By ensuring that the car is in its better mechanical conditions, improves its fuel consumption rate.
The faster you set off, the more aerodynamic drag is applied to your car and when this occurs, the end result is high fuel consumption. An example is when you drive at a speed of about 75 miles per hour on a highway; you can lose about 15% more fuel than if you reduced the speed to about 62mph. This won’t only save your wallet but also one safer way for everyone on board. You therefore need to slow down in the highest gear however, whereas there is a favorable speed, in most cases the road conditions and gradients may not allow you to do that speed and the best is for you to adjust your driving depending on the nature of the route.
Use cruise control
By the time you embark on a road trip, perhaps you should have made some calculation on fuel consumption and also attempted to live within your means. By opting to set the vehicle’s cruise control forces it to maintain a constant speed that doesn’t burn that much gas. This means whether you are setting off on highway to work or road trip, you get opportunity to save your wallet at end of the day. The cruise control is also believed to use more fuel especially when it is used all the time. However, it is helpful in fuel saving when it is on constant flat surface.
Do not buy premium gasoline
Unless the vehicle has a high performance engine which needs a higher octane rating, normally 91 or more, premium gasoline will not make a change in how a car runs. Avoid spending on costly gasoline in case it is of no use to you. However, if there is any sign of it to be used then do it.
Make sure that the car roof is clear
By securing things on the roof comes with additional storage capacity while traveling though it also increases the aerodynamic drag thus rendering the engine to work harder and hurting the fuel economy.
You need to keep your car moving however, this may depend on the traffic conditions and what is taking place on the road ahead. But by slowing down and having to accelerate again leads to high fuel consumption.
Lose your cool
If there is no use of air conditioner at a moment then do not put on because this takes much of the engine power and hence increase fuel consumption rate.Read More
Guide to packing List on Self Drive Safari in Uganda
Car Rental Congo is among the reliable car rental companies that offer Self-drive Safaris in Uganda for holidaymakers or even car rental with experienced drivers. We have prepared a complete guide to help you plan a Self Drive in Uganda, the packing list for your uganda Safari.
It’s almost Road Trip time, and you’ve started to think about what exactly you need to pack to keep your show on the road. Whether you are doing a cross country road trip, driving through Uganda’s incredible destinations, you need to consider some things to pack.
All the Car Rental Congo fleets that are used on Self drive Uganda on short and long term rental, Our Uganda cars have a cigar lighter to power your devices, but you will need to bring your own audio and USB cables. If you use Spotify, do not forget to download your favorite road trip songs so you can listen to them offline. Audiobooks are also great fun to listen to during long drives, or whilst sitting around a campfire or lying in your tent (try a thriller!). Don’t forget to download Maps.me on your phone before you travel, so you can drive and walk around using GPS without needing to connect to the internet.
Take a look at the camping gear list on the car rental Congo website to see whether it contains everything you need. A power bank comes in handy if you’re going to be camping a lot. A fleece blanket is nice for chilling on the grass or covering up on chillier nights. Definitely bring insect repellent and sunblock, as these are available, but more expensive, in Uganda. The interior highlands are cooler in the evenings, so bring a fleece or jumper. Kampala, and to a lesser extent Entebbe and Jinja, have well-stocked supermarkets and pharmacies, where you can buy a lot of essentials in case you forgot something. Obviously, this is not the case in rural towns and villages.
From Kampala, always bring chicken stock, canned tuna, olives, capers, coconut milk, parmesan cheese, and chorizo (keeps well in warm temperatures for quite a few days). Good olive oil and truffle oil (makes every salad or pasta taste good). Couscous is easier to prepare than rice. For breakfast, I bring filter coffee, muesli, jam, and nuts. Pancakes are a good substitute for bread and milk and you can buy them everywhere.
Stocking up on supplies for some serious bush cooking. We’ve noticed that not many travelers cook their main meals when camping in Uganda. Either that or you just clean the utensils very thoroughly; This is understandable, as food at Ugandan lodges is generally good and cheap. We are personally big fans of cooking in the bush, and messing about while buying all the groceries is half the fun.
Uganda is very fertile and you can buy a lot of tasty vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and passion fruits from small food stalls along the road. Many people use Swahili spices in their food, so you can easily stock up on things like coriander, ginger, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Kampala also has a lot of well-stocked supermarkets where you can buy all kinds of western products, whereas provincial towns obviously have less variety. However, you should be able to find canned/dried foods like beans, rice, pasta, and noodles as well as eggs, milk, water, and of course… Coca- Cola. Quite impressive how they’ve organized their distribution with outreach to even the smallest villages deep in rural Africa.Read More
Hiring a rental car in Uganda is an ideal way of traveling in the country.
Whether you are going for a short self-drive wildlife safari in Uganda or a longer Ugandan vacation, we make it easy for you to hire any type of vehicle.
Uganda’s online car rental option is the order of the day for visitors and Travellers in Uganda.
The increase in business travel and the need for short-term transportation for family trips has made the use of the Internet for booking car rentals an important aspect of travel planning.
Companies like Omega Car Rental Uganda and Car Rental Uganda have extensive car rental booking sections on their web sites, allowing consumers to book most types of cars for a relatively low price up to a day in advance.
However, there are a few important tips for those who are new to booking car rentals on line to remember before diving in.
An important point is regarding the rental cost of the car, which is usually different from just the cost of driving the car.
The final price will always include everything from the fuel costs to insurance monies.
Availing temporary auto insurance is a wise thing to do in case you do not have any other general car insurance.
This can be done during the course of the booking. There are additional charges that include local and federal taxes, following the state you are in. But most car rental companies do offer prices with no hidden charges.
Usually, the price that is advertised is not actually what you end up paying… There are additional charges that creep up.
Another important consideration in booking car rental online is what type of vehicle is best suited for the consumer. Ranging from economy to passenger vans, car rental web sites offer a wide range of options.
Remember to take account of the number of passengers, cargo and other factors, because it’s best to reserve a car with the next highest capacity.
So, if you have four passengers and three large pieces of large luggage to take along, you should opt for a five-seater with the capacity for four large luggage pieces.
One of the most important thing to take note of is, a 4×4 car is a must to have a safe a stress free road trip.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.
With both options, the only difference is in the style of the tent and many have different opinions on which form could be better than the other. Though Roof top camping is gradually becoming popular in Uganda, here are some of the reasons why many visitors to the country still stick to the ordinary ground camping option on camping trips.
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? Here are some of Uganda’s wonders that you should not miss while planning an itinerary;
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.Read More
Are you looking for a comfortable, safe and up-to-date vehicle, look not further. With over 10 years experience in hiring safari vehicles, Uganda Car Rental assure you of comfortable transport at affordable prices. With offer 10 years dealing in car hiring and rentals, we are the best professionals to deal with if you are looking for a car to hire for your safari or any function. We offer professional customer care service and treasure our clients as the business pillars and we provide all kinds of cars for those interested in self–drive and on demand they offer their expert drivers. Through reserving a car you may have an opportunity to obtain a number of discounted offers with the regards to other services like hotels plus lodges. We are very connected so we provide you with whichever type of car you want and these include;
Luxury car hire; our approach is very unique and highly tailored with each package which is carefully crafted to deliver an extraordinary experience and we work very closely with our clients budgets to make sure that the highest return on their investment, check in our fleet.
These truly luxury cars have the potential to engage travelers in a special, classy and stylistic way that cannot be found elsewhere and they produce a certain charisma that becomes almost addictive, bringing clients back time and time again. Thus they are proved of being comfortable, convenient, flexible offering an extravagant way of living with fairly priced and trustworthy luxury like Benz, Hammer, Jaguar, Limousine, Range rover, BMW, Toyota Cygnus, Land cruiser V8 and VX, GX and Mercedes S-Class.
Wedding or ceremonial car hire/rentals; you can be a celebrity of the day on your wedding with one of our incredible wedding cars. A wedding day is a special and incredible day for the bride and groom and wedding cars spice up your wedding event. We concentrate more on offering the most stylish luxury bridal cars that will make your entourage as special and memorable as possible. Whether you want rent a Mercedes Benz, limousine, jaguar, Range Rover or a classic vintage car for transporting the bride, groom and the escorting convoy. We also offer a car along with a professional well groomed chauffeur who knows his way around the city and the neighboring places so you don’t need to worry about reaching late to your party thus you will get the best service worth every penny you pay.
Our company has cargo vehicles that can transport your cargo in a delicate, distinctive and also fragile goods. Whether your concern is reaching the designed destination, we deliver it in the way you want. You may want to ship a car, SUV, motorcycle, truck or any other vehicle, we have prestigious and guaranteed car shipping company for all your car shipping needs. Convey your cargo, from all over Rwanda at your suitability.
These are some of our cargo cars; Trucks, Lorries, Canter, Man diesel cargo car, Scania, Double cabin pickups, and many others.
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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.Read More
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 to backpack 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.Read More
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.
For all you need to know bout camping sites and loges in Uganda, visit hotels Uganda your complete guide to hotel and camping sites in the pearl of Africa.Read More
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.Read More