Travelling to Africa for a safari is time to get away from the usual noise and hassle to have a moment for yourself. Everyone needs to feel free and rejuvenate at one point and a game safari holiday in Uganda is just the answer you need.
Selecting the right itinerary to feed your Africa tour cravings needs to be put together by a knowledgeable safari professional. At Arch Safaris And Tours, we have a professional team of safari consultants who are ready to give you the best treat of your expected safari.
With great itinerary arrangement you feel the flow of your Africa game safari adventure in the shortest time possible and avoid back tracking especially for first time tourists.
What You Expect To See During Uganda Safari Tour in Africa
Visiting Uganda and not include gorilla trekking is like organizing an unfinished travel itinerary. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is the garnishing piece of any Africa safari package. The mountain gorillas in the entire world have survived for over 25000 years and only three countries are lucky to have them thriving in there boundaries. Uganda Rwanda and D.R.Congo are the only lucky mountain gorilla natural keepers.
Selecting a gorilla trekking adventure requires everyone to have a gorilla trekking permit which is the entry ticket. Despite the limited number of gorilla families to trek, the number of trekkers is limited to only 8 clients per trek for conservation reasons.
Walking into the forest to search for the gorillas is like walking into another world filled with wonders. In the forest the gorillas co-exist with troupes of monkeys, an array of birds including about 90% of the IUCN endemics, huge natural trees that have survived centuries and so much more.
Meeting the prominent gorillas is winning a jackpot as tracing them seems to be quite a puzzle. They are very mobile primates who fend there vegetarian meal for the day to satisfy there huge body throughout the day and night. It’s a memorable encounter that few people get to enjoy.
Trekking chimpanzees in Uganda is like visiting the lost relatives that vanished in the forest. Chimpanzees have about 98% human genes which brings them closest to human beings.
Not only do the chimpanzees have humanlike genes but also have political similarities to humans. They are democratic primates that select there leader they Alpha male by majority vote. The lucky contenders have to campaign for this position especially find ways of getting the females to there side.
On the day of chimpanzee trekking, every one of required to converge at the ranger station for briefing and them proceed into the forest. During the wet seasons, chimpanzees normally stay up in the trees while the dry seasons bring them to the ground to enjoy fruits found close to the ground.
In Uganda, Kibale forest is the biggest home of chimpanzee trekking, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Kaniyo Pabidi Forest in Murchison falls National park too.
Chimpanzee trekking is a real deal to include in an African safari itinerary.
An African Birding safari adventure without visiting Uganda is leaving out the gist of a keen birder’s collection.
Uganda is one of the African countries that still have habitats where birds naturally thrive. Bwindi forest in south Western Uganda is the winning point for birding in Africa. It is one of the renowned RAMZA sites housing about 90% of the Albertine endemics.
Over 1057 bird species have so far been confirmed to be living in Uganda but about 27 need confirmation as they are bracketed in the Uganda birds Atlas. More are being added to the list.
Bwindi forest being a very old forest dating way back about 25000 years has a lot in stock to see like the ancient tree species that are homes to over 350 species of birds including the Albertine endemics
Some birds include Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite, crowned crane, black heron, black-crowned night heron, African black duck, olive woodpeckers, African green broadbill, semi-collared flycatcher and so much more.
With varying vegetation cover in the national parks of Uganda, a wildlife game safari to the countryside is worth including in your African Vacation. The Murchison Falls National park houses a number of wild animals that enjoy especially the Northern sector. A morning and late evening game drive through the Buligi trail may give you chance to spot prides of lions, elephant herds, cape buffaloes, giraffes, oribi, water bucks, hartebeest the list is endless.
During a safari in Queen Elizabeth National park, you have chances of coming across tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector, leopards, topis, thousands of warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks and so much more.
The scenery of Queen Elizabeth Park is awesome especially when standing at one of the elevated plateaus. Your eyes fall on almost everything as the park is placed on the floor of the rift valley, with a background of the Rwenzori ranges rolling hills
The Kidepo Valley National Park in the fur north Eastern corner of Uganda gives you chance to dine close to lots of Carnivores like lions, cheetahs, wild cats, Jackals, leopards, hyenas and so much more. Herbivores grass the park too like zebras, giraffes, cape buffaloes, bohor reedbucks, Jackson hartebeests, oribi, bush pigs, ostriches the list is endless.
The pretty water bodies that feed the Uganda Parks provide chances for great scenic viewing. The launch cruise on River Nile in Murchison Falls National park is an unforgettable safari voyage. The view of river side wild game that enjoy bathing and drinking from River Nile Banks, rich aquatic life enjoyed by thousands of huge Nile crocodiles, schools of hippos and thousands of water birds.
The highlight of this launch trip is the mighty Murchison falls where River Nile displays some of its magic. All its water forces its way through a narrow gorge to vigorously burst out and produce a roaring sound. Still with the same force, the Nile get down 43 meters high plateau to join the rest of the course.
A Launch trip On Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park is a moment worth preserving. The chilling number of birds that dine at the shoreline of the channel is incredibly beautiful. Even birds from as far as Europe enjoy the favors of the marshy banks of Kazinga Channel. Thousands of Crocodiles and hippos also have plots in the channel.