Explore Uganda the beautiful Pearl of Africa for the great adventures of a lifetime with Acacia Safaris. Uganda is a very gorgeous country that straddles the equator and home to many incredible histories, wildlife species, and people. Uganda has a medley of wonders to explore with several best tours to explore customized to suit the travelers’ desires.
What is a Uganda tour?
Wondering what a Uganda tour is or how it’s planned, it’s just the best way of having an itinerary to explore the country.
A Ugandan tour is a planned way of how you will explore or travel around the country with a guide of the several activities that you will undertake with details of when and how.
The Uganda tours ensure that you get the worth of your money depending on the nature of the tour be it budget, mid-range, or luxury.
What is included in a Uganda tour?
A typical Uganda tour has a variety of inclusions which are the things that make up the trip. In most cases, the safari will include transport by desired means (road or air transfers), meals, tour activities as desired and all park entrances and taxes. All of these are included in the trip cost that a tourist has to pay for before they come in for their trip.
How Much Does a Uganda Tour Cost?
The cost of a Uganda tour is in most cases affordable in comparison to those from the neighboring countries. The total cost of the trip depends on the specific type of safari a person is interested in.
For instance, a budget tour will be cheaper than a luxury tour. Tours can start from as low as US$ 1000 or less depending on all you would want to see.
There are several safari activities that one can undertake in Uganda, however, these are the best Uganda safari activities;
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, 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 at the top choice for any birders 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 Moaning National Park.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in South western Uganda.
Uganda gorilla safaris 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 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.