With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It’s home to Africa’s tallest mountain range (the Rwenzoris), the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.
Emerging from the shadows of Uganda’s dark history, tourism is returning the sheen to the ‘pearl of Africa’. While anti-gay sentiments mar an otherwise positive picture, Uganda remains one of the safest destinations in Africa – save for the odd hippo at your campsite. Don’t rush. Here you’ll find the best the continent has to offer at a good value and with fewer visitors than in longer-established East African destinations.
Why visit Uganda?
Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, the home to the mountain gorillas as well as the source of the Nile. Recently featured a top destination in National Geographic and Lonely Planet, Uganda safari tours cover more than 10 separate destinations. Everyday here is genuinely an African Adventure. Visit the 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi in what is termed as the gorilla trekking experience, climb the ice capped Rwenzori mountains, take on a chimpanzee tracking tour, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, see the Murchison falls and so much more as you observe Uganda’s scenic wonders- savannahs, wildlife, lakes and rivers; and also personally interact with the local people of Uganda! The options are endless! You will almost see all the animals you find in neighbouring Tanzania and Kenya, the difference is, Uganda is not a crowded destination! A perfect way to spy on the animals!
Why You Must Choose Uganda For A Safari ?
Uganda has a lot to offer to all the people who come to visit this wonderful country. The biggest lake on the African continent, Lake Victoria featuring its intimate and heavenly islands give you an amazing resting place after a lengthy safari. Relax under a tree on the sandy beaches along the equator and pleasure in weather with temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius throughout the year; this is the perfect weather for a holiday even in 2 rainy seasons.
Gorilla Trekking, Key safari activity in Uganda
You will see the snow covered Rwenzori mountains that standing over most of Western Uganda, its rainforests plus the jungles not seen in any other country within East African. Fish at the bottom of Murchison Falls to catch the 150 kilogram Nile Perch which are hard to catch elsewhere. Wherever you go the green vegetation offers a beautiful backdrop, this could be referred to as the “Evergreen Country” of Africa. A number of visitors have referred to it as Africa’s Banana Republic, not due to its kind of government however due to the countless types of Bananas found in the country. Uganda cultivates more bananas than all other world countries besides India. Uganda has 506 protected forest reserves covering 6.3% of the total area in Uganda.
While on Uganda safaris, taste a number of local fruits and you’ll get the pineapple here is unparalleled in flavor, additionally you can eat the nice, juicy, mangoes, papaya which taste very nice fruity they are full of flavor and also don’t miss out on the Jackfruit, the nearest thing to honey in any fruit.
What To See On Safari To Uganda ?
Wildlife – Amazing views of Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees plus other wildlife living in their natural habitat all in a secure environment. Uganda presents the Big 5 animals worth seeing on your safari in Uganda. Out of the 330 mammal list to see on Uganda tours, there is no critically endangered specie, while 7 are endangered, 2 vulnerable and 17 near threatened.Besides the wild animals such as the lions, zebras, giraffe, rhino, buffalo and others, you can decide to visit the Murchison Falls, or take on white water rafting on the Nile, visit cultural and historic sights or take on bungee jumping and so much more on your adventure trails. There is so much to see and do while on Uganda safaris. This is probably the most abundant countries across Africa, in a number of areas it’s possible to harvest as many as 3 crops every year. in the south eastern corner close to Rwanda, the recently cultivated apple trees are producing 2 crops every year. Coffee in plenty and the best mountain cultivated Arabica beans, as well plenty of Robusta beans offer the basis for the majority of instantaneous coffee plus cola drinks in the western world.