Travel is that one thing that offers lots of options. 2020 is around the corner and it’s time to start planning for the next travel destinations. Activities to include in your 2020 bucket list are one of the guides you need to know to help you better plan your safari in Uganda or Africa at large. These are the activities that are memorable and offer the feeling of an authentic African safari and with a lot of cautiousness we help you identify those activities that you should include in your itinerary for 2020 trips. Here are the activities to choose from;
One perfect way of understanding and appreciating a nation is by learning about the people. In Uganda alone there over 52 tribes each with different traditions and cultures with lifestyles that are unique to each. No matter where you are having your Uganda safari, taking time off for a cultural tour is what will make you understand better the people. On a Kenya safari or wildlife tour in Tanzania a cultural tour is perfect to include on your trip.
Gorilla safaris are one of the trending African safari activities. Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in South western 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. In Rwanda, you can have a gorilla trekking tour at Volcanoes National Park and at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Game drives are an up close way of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. Uganda is home to a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big 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 of 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, Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Rwanda the best park for game viewing is Akagera National Park. Masai Mara Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park come in handy for Kenya and Tanzania respectively.
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 at the top choice on any birders on Africa bird watching tours.
Uganda is home to forest, woodland, water and savannah bird species. The top bird watching spots include mabamba wetland, Bwindi forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park and Mgahinga National Park.
One of the most interesting primates to trek while on safaris in Uganda are the Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is almost the second 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. In Rwanda, Nyungwe forest national park is the best spot for chimpanzee trekking.
With this guide, ensure to choose the best ever safari activities for your 2020 safari journeys. On top of these activities you can add in any other activities of your will or with guidance when you contact Acacia Safaris Uganda.
All of these activities can be done either in a single trip or as a tailored trip. Here are several safari packages in Uganda for different kinds of activities;
Our most popular Uganda Gorilla Safaris, Primate Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park offer our Gorilla Safari Uganda clients a great opportunity to go for Mountain Gorilla Trekking. The Most Popular Safari Packages include 3 days Bwindi Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari and 3 days Mgahinga Gorilla Uganda Safari Tour. The Uganda Safari are categorized into 3 major categories namely Short safaris, medium safaris, and long safaris. The short safaris range from 1-3 days, the medium safaris range from 4-6 days and the long safaris range from 7 days and beyond.
Authored by; Acacia Safaris Uganda