Uganda holidays are the perfect way to explore the Peal of Africa and get to enjoy the beauty within that got the country dubbed the Pearl of the African continent.
Uganda safari tours for great holidays can be either short wildlife trips or well-organized long itineraries crafted to include all your kind of desired tour activities.
Uganda is a safe country to visit and tourists can be guaranteed a peaceful environment as well as safety all around the country.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are safety guidelines that all tourists should follow in order to keep safe from catching and spreading the novel coronavirus.
Holidays in Uganda are open to all categories of travelers ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury depending on how you want to relax during your holiday tour.
With diversity in fauna and flora, there are several activities to do all year through and most of these are top on many Africa safari must-visit lists. Here are the top safari activities to explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa;
Explore and have a primate tracking experience in the jungle tropical forests in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Uganda is popular for gorilla safaris because of the fact that it is home to over 50% of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
There are two homes to mountain gorillas in Uganda and these are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla trekking permit is needed for trekking gorillas in both parks.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is more preferable because of the affordable costs which are US$ 700 for a gorilla trekking permit for foreign nonresidents, US$ 600 for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens.
This is way less than the US$ 1500 for a permit in Rwanda. In the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, a gorilla permit costs US$450, however, the area where the park is located has in previous years been highly affected by rebel groups.
In the whole of Africa, Uganda offers the top chimpanzee trekking experience as tourists track these man’s cousins in their natural habitats.
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.
One perfect way of understanding and appreciating a nation is by learning about the people. In Uganda alone, there are 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.
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 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 in 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.
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.
The best time for the Uganda holidays is generally taken as the dry season which is in the months of June – September, and December – February.
The rainy season is from March-May and October – November, these months are not very much recommended for visiting Uganda because the rains make wildlife viewing less appealing. Note that June-September is the peak season as many tourists visit the country this time making early bookings necessary.
However, Uganda is an all-year-round tourist destination, and Uganda wildlife tour 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.
Take Uganda holidays and explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa with Acacia safaris and have the opportunity to explore and sight the beauty in the country organized by experts in each of the activities available. We also organize Kenya safaris, Tanzania tours, and Rwanda gorilla tracking tours.