The Uganda Safari in Africa is ample time to see some of the great natural land forms and wildlife rarely seen elsewhere. Selecting the best place to visit while on Uganda safari may be challenging since most of the time travelers have limited time of holiday.
Top Places To Select During Uganda Safari In Africa
Uganda hosts the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the world. These rare large primates only live in 3 countries in the world that is to say Uganda, Rwanda and D.R.Congo.
For conservation reasons, only 8 tourists per day per family are allowed to see the mountain gorillas. Only those with a gorilla tracking permit have access to the gorillas in the wilderness.
You have the option of seeing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Forest Park. Each day trekkers awake to briefing at the ranger station.
In your package, you need to have your gorilla tracking gears including sanitizer, at least 2 comfortable masks.
Gorillas share home with other primates like black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, chimpanzees and so many others. Birds linger in the forest freely including about 23 bird species of the known 24 species of the Albertine endemics.
Magical Murchison Falls National Park
The power of River Nile is felt at Murchison Falls where water rashes through a 7 meters wide gorge. It splashes out to form a cloudy appearance. The water plunges down the high cliff to join the rest of the Course that continues to Egypt.
On a clear sunny day, a rainbow may be formed right before your eyes. During the launch trip you sail passed pods of hippos, huge congregation of Nile crocodiles await a meal.
When you hike to the top of the falls, you enjoy the vertical view of dramatic River Nile from the top. The water traverses hard slippery rocks and meanders away to squeeze through the gorge.
An early game drive or late evening game drive in Murchison Falls gives you chance to see wildlife at its best appearance. Some of the animals you may get to see include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, water bucks, bush bucks, warthogs, herds of elephants, oribi, enchanting monkeys and birds plus so many others.
Chimpanzee troupes are residents of the Kaniyo Pabidi forest in case you are interested in seeing the closest relatives of man with in the animal kingdom.
This royal national Park is located stride the equator and has varying vegetation cover. Some of which include bush land vegetation, forest cover, swamps, shrubs and so much more. All these make home and feeding grounds for animals that inhibit the park.
During the early morning game drive, you have chance of seeing animals like elephants, herds of cape buffaloes, water bucks, bush bucks, leopards, lions, pods of hippo, Nile crocodiles, warthogs, elands and so many others.
Volcanic action led to the formation of beautiful land forms like plateaus, ridges, Rwenzori ranges that form the back drop of Queen Elizabeth Park. Dry and wet crater lakes form a great network.
Some outstanding crater lakes include Lake Nyamunuka the animal natural hospital, the Blue Lake, Lake Katwe the ancient salt mining lake and so many others.
Chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth have a home in the Kyambura gorge. You have to slope to the bottom in case it is so hot to find them or search for them on the slopes when it is so cold. They are interesting primates to spend some time with while on safari.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is home to the famous chimpanzees and the largest habituated chimpanzees in Africa.
Kibale hosts a number of other primates like the black and white colobus, olive baboons, blue monkeys, red cheeked mangabey to mention but a few.
Birds that linger in the forest are plenty. It is one of the best havens for birding in Uganda where you have high chances of spotting the shoe bill. This rare bird is going into extinction as most of its habitats have been destroyed.
The Kitagata Hot Springs or Sempaya Hot springs.
Uganda is gifted with amazing geographical features as a result of volcanic action that took place and is still taking place on the earth crust and within.
These amazing hot springs emit hot water all year round and one can even boil a tray eggs or banana fingers from them. The steam that evaporates from them is so incredible.
The water is very clean and vegetation surrounding is so beautiful.
The Rwenzori Mountain Ranges
Standing up high is the Rwenzori ranges with ice topped Magheritah Peak. For those interested in hiking Rwenzori would be a great plan to hike.
As you hike, you get to see differing vegetation zones with interesting plants rarely seen at the bottom. You by pass a network of rivers numerous rare birds are also residents of this mountain.
View the Queen Elizabeth National park from the top as you hike. Take rarely seen photos to mark your successful hike to the top. One need about 7 days to hike the Rwenzori Mountain and return carry your hiking gears too.
Source of River Nile
The source of River Nile the longest river in Africa is in Uganda. The River separates from Lake Victoria water at a point in Jinja but the drama at this point is amazing.
You can evidently see the River Nile water start its course and Lake Victoria water remains calm. It is just very interesting to watch but leave you wondering how this happens.
Ziiwa Rhino Sanctuary
During the political stability years of 1980 and below, many of the Rhinos that lived in Uganda were affected and they left or were killed for ritual purpose.
They were rehabilitated at Ziiwa Rhino Sanctuary. As you go to Murchison Falls Park, you make a stop at this amazing place and spend some moments with the Rhinos.
`Beaches on Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in the world and the biggest part is in Uganda. You may take some time off at the beaches that surround this lake. Some water activities that take place along its shores like fishing sites.