Uganda being the cradle land for gorilla tracking is also an African star holiday Destination. The top highlight on a Uganda Safari being gorilla tracking, when combined with game safari you enjoy it.
It is all about selecting the best itinerary inclusive of game drives, birding, hiking, whitewater rafting and so much more. The rich culture is mesmerizing with differing but interesting dances and languages.
This is the most interesting activity yet has limits in numbers per day. Only 8 gorilla trekkers are allowed to see the gorillas each day. For this reason, you are advised to book a permit in advance at least 3 months to the date of travel.
Mountain gorillas live in only 3 countries in the entire world but Uganda hosts the biggest number.
Despite there sheer size, gorillas are serene primates that fully depend on foliage for survival. They are also shy animals. They live in families under the leadership of highly protective silverback.
Did you know that gorillas are thought to have existed during the era of the dinosaurs!
When you get a gorilla permit, count yourself one of the lucky tourists as the demand is very high. The number of permits released for the public to book is very small.
Wild Game Drives
The rare animals of the world find home in most of Uganda’s National parks. Game drives in Uganda are best enjoyed in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park.
Each of these parks boosts a number of wild animals like large prides of lions, herds of elephants, Cape Buffaloes, zebras, Hyenas, leopards, Cheetahs, wild pigs, water bucks, bush bucks, impalas, hartebeests to mention bust a few.
Majority of wild animals similar to those found in Uganda are reserved in the zoos of many countries and are limited in numbers. While on a Uganda safari, you may get tired of counting there numbers. They live in there actual natural homes and display there natural behavior not the restricted one in the zoos.
When choosing a game park to visit during a Uganda Safari, it is best to state which wild animals you are most interested in seeing.
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Water Activities During Uganda Safari with Gorilla Tracking
After or before gorilla tracking in Uganda, you have a chance to do lots of water activities like thesuper boat ride to Murchison Falls. This ison mighty River Nile where the water of the longest River in Africa squeeze through a narrow bend.
At this point, the River Nile water vigorously rushes through a 7 meters wide bend and plunge down a 44 meters highlight cliff.
This forms a cloudy appearance and on a sunny day, a visible rainbow may be formed. This phenomenal is spectacular.
On the way to the falls you enjoy a display of numerous wild animals that move to the river backs to quench thirst. Herds of elephants, herds of cape buffaloes, giraffes, hartebeests, lions waiting on those that move to the river and so much more wild drama.
Boat Ride On Kazinga Channel after or before gorilla tracking
A boat ride on Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the ride, you may get to see plenty of birds on the shore including those that fly from as far as Europe.
The animals that move to the banks of the channel to drink water, wallow in the muddy banks, wait on others so as to have a meal is the most interesting.
Animals like cape buffaloes, water bucks, elands, warthogs, elephants, lions, hippos, Crocodiles may showcase there presence in the park.
Taking some selfies while on the boat may provide you a natural background of animals in your photo. Do not forget to carry a camera.
White Water Rafting before or After Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
River Nile has its source in Uganda and on it are interesting tides for white water rafting. You can choose which stage of rafting you want to be part of. Even those that have no experience in white water rafting have a chance to enjoy the water tides.
After wards, you may take a boat ride to the actual point where the source of River Nile is found. For sure this is a unique spot which leaves you wondering how nature was formed. You can evidently see the River Nile water separate from Lake Victoria water.
This rare appearance is rare and phenomenal.
Fishing During a Uganda Safari
Uganda is one of the lucky countries in the world to have fresh water lakes. Spot Fishing is one of the activities you can be part of
When you book a fishing trip with us, we require you send us details of your experience with fishing. How many days you want to do fishing, is it the entire day or half day fishing.
Are you travelling with your fishing equipment, the number of persons you are to do fishing with and just in case you have a purpose for fishing. All this assist up to put together your fishing arrangements to soot your Africa Fishing Safari.
Fishing in Uganda is done on Lake Victoria, on River Nile, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga and so much more. Variety of fresh water fish live in these water bodies like famed Nile perch, Tilapia, mud fish, cut fish, silver fish and so much more. Any of these can be your catch.
Other Water activities During Uganda Safari
Kayaking, Swimming, adrenaline stimulating Bungee jumping.
For keen birders, Uganda is the one-stop center for birding in Africa. A variety of birds live in the Forests and Swamps in Uganda.
Bwindi forest National Park which is also the home of the mountain gorillas but also home to the rare Albertine endemics. When in Uganda, you have a lot of birds to identify during different activities including the spectacular boat rides.
Some RAMZA sites like the Lutembe Beach have been gazette as the bird breeding grounds.
Before you move into the deeper rural areas of Uganda, Botanical Beach gardens offer you a glimpse of birds that live in Uganda.
Queen Elizabeth National park, Kibale forest National Park, Murchison Falls national park, Mpanga forest, Makanaga swamp and so many other points. These are homes to numerous local and international birds.
You just need to state which is your bird of interest and we shall arrange for you to have a day or more in the place where it is commonly seen
Mountaineering On Uganda Safari
Uganda is endowed with numerous highland suitable for hiking but the most remarkable is Mountain Rwenzori. This is also referred to as the mountains of the moon.
You have the chance of hiking the Rwenzori to the iced top called Magheritah. Mountain Rwenzori is the second highest mountain in East Africa. It is second to Mountain Kilimanjaro.
During the Mountain climbing, you have to pack the right hiking gears. We arrange your permit to hike the Rwenzori through Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Variety of dramatic vegetation zones make up the way like montane forest, bamboo stands, mimulopsis, heather-Rapenea zone, giant tree-heathers, garishly colored mosses, giant lobelia, groundsels, Alpine zone and so much more.
On the way you may also have the chance to see some animals like elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, bushbucks, leopards to mention but a few.