The year 2019 is coming to an end and therefore many travellers are planning to start booking trips for 2020. If you are still wondering why tour Uganda and best activities for 2020, here is an early guide for you to help you make the right decisions on the best activities to undertake and why you should do so.
Uganda is a beautiful nation with lots of attractions and activities to involve in. The reasons to visit Uganda are inclusive of;
Attractions: There are lots of Uganda safari attractions or things to see in Uganda. The top attractions in Uganda include wildlife species that include the big five which are Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Rhinos. Other attractions include almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Chimpanzees, bird species and several flora are also more of the attractions in Uganda.
Activities: With lots of attractions, there are lots of activities to do in Uganda. Some of the major activities include Uganda gorilla tours, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife tours, bird watching tours and cultural tours. These activities are done in specific parks that have the attractions and offer memorable views. Unlike activities that are done in the 10 national parks, cultural tours can be done in any parts of the country since the Pearl of Africa is home to over 50 tribes.
Safety: Uganda is safe and stable for tours in Africa as long as you work according to the guidelines and make sure you take good care of personal security. Uganda’s capital-Kampala is one of the safest cities in Africa and tourists who have visited this city before have left with almost no safety problems. Petty theft and things like credit card scamming and over charging can be avoided if any traveller is well prepared and has taken note of all the precautions before getting out in the city.
Uganda has a variety of activities for tourists to undertake and to help you better plan for 2020, here is a guide on the top activities to include in your bucket list;
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.
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.
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 Moaning 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.
Here is our early guide to help you through your planning, in case you would like to book a trip or need more advice contact your Uganda safari tour operator.
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