There will definitely come the post-COVID-19 era and Uganda safari activities will definitely be a great option. With the fact that Uganda is in many cases less crowded with tourists and therefore offering many authentic African safari packages, it will be ideal to visit the country.
All relevant authorities are doing their best to ensure that all conservation areas and national parks are safe and free from the novel coronavirus infection.
Even before scientists suggested that great apes could be infected by the coronavirus, tourism was closed to avoid any infections from people to animals.
However, post COVID-19 Uganda safari packages or things to see and do should be chosen carefully, and here are the activities and attractions to do when you visit Uganda after the coronavirus outbreak.
Gorilla safaris are one of the trending African safari activities that will surely continue after this period though could be with very many precautions. Uganda gorilla 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.
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.
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 is 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.
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.
All the above activities are rewarding and post the coronavirus era there will surely be new restrictions to protect both the animals and people from infections from the novel virus.
When planning to take any Uganda tour after this time, we would recommend you take private tours and avoid group trips such that you minimize all the risks that come with meeting several other people.
Here are some of the recommended itineraries that tourists can choose when going on the East Africa safari.