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.