Uganda safari itineraries work as a guide on how to have a memorable or desired trip in Uganda as desired by the traveler. 2024 high season best safari packages should likely include Pearl’s top picks like mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey trekking, wildlife safari game drives, and white water rafting. To plan for 2024 high season itineraries one must know what the high season is.
The best time to visit Uganda is generally taken as the dry season which is in June – September and December – February.
However, Uganda is an all-year-round visited destination and a Uganda safari is possible at any time of the year, it just depends on where you want to visit or which activities you would love to do. Uganda has two rainy seasons and these are March–May, and October – November. During these rainy seasons, the rain totals are high and safari activities may become less enjoyable
Uganda safaris are so diverse and can be confusing to choose from. Here are the 5 best Uganda safaris you shouldn’t miss making part of your tour.
Dubbed the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is indeed a country worth visiting with lots of safari activities to do and attractions to see. There are several safaris in Uganda that a traveler can be involved in with the best of them being gorilla trekking, wildlife safaris, bird-watching chimpanzee tracking, and white water rafting.
Uganda is a travel destination suitable for any type of tourist be it solo travelers, couples, families, groups, children, or students. There are activities suitable for everyone. Tourists from any part of the world can visit Uganda and have a safari at any time of the year as long as they make prior preparations and bookings.
There are also age restrictions for some activities and the minimum age for entering most of the national parks is 6 years and children below the age of 15 are not allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Persons below the age of 15 are also not allowed to undertake chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, or Kyambura Gorge close to Queen Elizabeth National Park. For these activities, travelers especially families can decide to have the children stay back at the hotel or ask Acacia Safaris to customize kid-friendly activities for them at the time the adults are having their activities.
Age restrictions are set to ensure that those who decide to undertake these activities are capable of doing them fully without irrational behavior towards wildlife. Children (ages 5-15) are referred to as unpredictable and therefore there is no guarantee that they will follow the rules and regulations for the different activities. This is why they are not recommended for the different activities.
Other activities may not be based on age but on the love for adventure, an individual has. Activities like white water rafting require an individual who is highly adventurous and can dare to undertake the activity. Uganda indeed takes care of all kinds of travelers, including those who would want to just have calm surroundings, get up close with wildlife, have adventure and any kind of setting someone would want to have on their dream safaris in Uganda. Here are the 5 best Uganda safaris that you can choose from;
White water rafting is an activity for adventure seekers, adrenaline-pumping and amazing. In case you want to have an adventure tour in Uganda, never forget to include a white water rafting experience on your trip. White water rafting is done on the Nile River in Jinja. The Nile River is known as the world’s longest river and therefore an amazing spot to raft on the Nile waves.
Uganda is home to a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big Five” to the “Small Five” something that has made wildlife safaris in Uganda a top choice for tourists that tour Uganda.
Uganda is home to about 345 mammal species found in the 10 national parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuaries. These mammal species comprise East African and West African species found in forests and especially savannah plains. The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Birding Uganda should be a top option for all passionate birders since the country has more than 1,080 confirmed bird species within its boundaries. This is almost half of the bird species in Africa reason for Uganda birding safaris to be the top choice for any birders on Africa bird watching tours.
Uganda is home to forest, woodland, water, and savannah bird species. The top bird-watching spots include Mamba Wetland, Bwindi Forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Moaning National Park.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Gorilla safaris in Uganda started way back in 1993 when gorilla trekking was opened to tourists after a gorilla habituation process. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs USD 600 for each permit sold to only individuals above the age of 15.
One of the most interesting primates to trek while on safaris in Uganda is the Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is almost the second most popular tracking activity after gorilla trekking. Uganda has a high population of chimpanzees with close to 5000 of them in the county most of them in their natural habitats.
The chimpanzee trekking spots include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, and Kalinzu Forest.
Uganda is safe for tourists from all over the world and choosing the best itinerary for your trip is such a great idea. Check out our Uganda safari itineraries or contact us and customize your itinerary.