Explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa (Adventures of a Lifetime) and have the best of primate racking, adventure, and bird-watching experiences. Uganda was dubbed the Pearl of Africa for the beauty-filled within this country.
Sitting on about 241,037 square kilometers, Uganda is home to diverse wildlife and bird species found within very scenic landscapes.
There is diversity in Uganda ranging from the people, wildlife, bird species, and habitats, making it a unique destination.
There are various well-tailored itineraries designed to help all kinds of tourists explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa ranging from short to long tours.
Trips cater to all kinds of budgets ranging from luxury, and mid-range to basic. Uganda is a very safe country to visit and best explore the Pearl of Africa; Uganda, take the various safari activities according to your preference.
Tourists on a boat cruise at Murchison Falls – the world’s most powerful
With diversity in fauna and flora, there are several activities to do all year through and most of these are top on many African 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 it is home to over 50% of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
There are two homes for 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 preferable because of the affordable costs. Uganda charges 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 Africa, Uganda offers the top chimpanzee trekking experience as tourists track these men’s cousins in their natural habitats.
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. 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 its 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 Uganda wildlife safaris 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 so Uganda birding safaris are the top choice for any birders on African 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.
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.
The best time to visit Uganda is generally taken as the dry season which is in June – September, and December – February.
The rainy season is from March to May and October – to 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 tour destination and the 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.
Come explore Uganda the Pearl of Africa with Acacia safaris and have the opportunity to explore and see the beauty in the country organized by experts in each of the activities available.