When you think about an African Safari most times you foresee meeting lots of wild game, beautiful rivers, amazing land forms, great apes and so much more. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is the core activity for most Uganda traveler however other activities once well-arranged make a super Africa Safari
Lots of wild animals find comfortable homes in the National parks of Uganda. These gazette National parks and game reserves are distributed with in different part of Uganda. In order to enjoy and avoid backtracking, a properly organized Itinerary gives you full blast of an African jungle experience.
Some of the parks that Uganda protects include Murchison Falls National park bisected by River Nile, Queen Elizabeth National park home of the famous tree climbing lions, Kibale National park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National park, Rwenzori National park and so many others.
Each park may have a unique animal that makes it exceptional from another. Some of the wild animal you are likely to see include, lions, buffaloes, Zebras, giraffes, water bucks, bush bucks, Wild forest hogs, herds of elephants, herds of buffaloes, cheetahs, wild cats, mongoose, impalas the list is endless.
Birding in Uganda is like hitting a jackpot as lots of rare birds of the world are residents of Uganda. Uganda’s favorable environment even attracts birds that fly from as far as Europe to escape the winter cold.
Some of the birds include Shoe bill stork, Saker Falcon, Greenbul, Crested Barbet, House Sparrow, Orange cheeked Waxbill, Greater and Lesser Flamingos, Egyptian goose, Garganey Anas Querquedula the list is endless.
Although some of the wild animals may be common in most parks but there are some that are especially found in particular parks. In case you wish to see specific animals you may request us to include this park to your itinerary. We understand our clients need to get value for money while on holiday.
Together with gorilla tracking, you may tailor an itinerary to include game safaris in some of the famous game parks of Uganda
White water rafting on River Nile IN Uganda
Beating the tides of River Nile is an enjoyable experience but even more interesting when done on the historical River Nile that is said to have existed during the Old Testament in the Bible. Itanda falls in Jinja give you this great experience.
Using the White water rafting boats with the help of professional instructors, you sail over the rapid tides. Even if you do not have experience, you can still be part of this unbelievable experience.
Launch Cruise and Boat rides combined with Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda
When in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you have the chance to enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga channel. Watch lots of animals that grace the show to quench thirst. You may even have the opportunity to see wild drama as eaters take cover to grab prey that makes its way to the channel.
Murchison falls national park has a launch cruise to Beautiful Murchison falls. As you sail, you may get to see lots of animals like lions, elephants, herds of buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles at there restaurants to mention but a few. Watching River Nile Squeeze through a narrow gorge and burst out violently to create a cloudy appearance is unbelievable.
A boat ride on Lake Mburo gives you chance to see amazing birds, animals, crocodiles, hippos, variety of vegetation cover. This provides a perfect view for photography and filming.
A sun set cruise on Lake Victoria is a moment to see the beauties on the largest fresh water lake in Africa. Go passed the incredible fishing villages, perfect view of forest cover on the banks to mention but a few. Upon request, you may enjoy some treats to go perfectly with your ride.
Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is a sure deal as Uganda has the biggest number of naturally habituated chimpanzees in Africa. Kibale is the biggest habitat for chimpanzees in Uganda. You can do gorilla tracking and combine with chimpanzees trekking.
Do you know that Chimpanzees are the closet relatives of humans in the animal kingdom having genes about 98% that of humans. You need a chimpanzee trekking permits to allow you to participate.
Other places to see chimpanzees in Uganda include Kyambura gorge, Kaniyo Pabidi forest, Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary Island, Semliki National Park to mention but a few.
Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and Kitagata Hot Springs.
Hot Water from these hot springs oozes out creating steam and hot water flows out. You may have the chance to do a water experiment where you boil eggs for about 10 minutes.
Cultural Tour after Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Uganda is rich with culture but you need to request for what you to experience. You may take part in local food preparations, watch cultural dance performance, attend a local ceremony in case there is availability and so much more.
Visit the Kasubi Tombs which are some of the unique burial ground in the world. The remains of the kings of Buganda a tribe in Uganda are laid to rest in this dome shaped grass thatched hut. You listen to the amazing cultural beliefs attached to it.
Take a tour to the Kabaka’s lake which was dug from scratch and currently has an amazing view. Its historical background when told is amazing. Its size keeps you wondering how such a huge lake was dug and which kind of people did this work during the era of no excavators. Watch the birds that flock ashore, fishermen lay there nets in the lake to harvest some fish and so much more.
Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center After gorilla tracking
Meeting the mountain gorillas doesn’t elaborate how rich Uganda is with wild game but Uganda wildlife education center has the perfect summary of Uganda. This is the former Entebbe zoo but in order for the animals to be given chance to live a life similar to the wild, they were upgraded to exhibits.
The management of this center has set up environment similar to there these animal are community seen while in the wild. You may have the chance to see animals like lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, bush bucks, impalas, zebras, Chimpanzees and so much more.