Best Safari parks and attractions in Uganda – Places to safari in Uganda
Best safari parks and attractions in Uganda – Uganda truly offers once-in-a-lifetime safari opportunities from the forest of Bwindi to other National Park, the country’s wildlife and boat safaris are unique. Sought after as a safari destination for its population of Mountain Gorillas, Uganda is one of the only a few places in the world where you can meet these endangered apes.
Situated in the south-west of the country, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is dominated by steep hills cloaked in deep forest, which is the ideal home for Mountain Gorillas. On Gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi Forest, you will be able to take in the impressive sights of the forest, as well as its other primate inhabitants, including black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, vervet monkey, and L’Hoest’s monkey, which has a striking white beard. Uganda’s other famed wildlife is the tree-climbing lion, found sleeping in the big fig trees in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that forms part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. This national Park is perhaps one of Uganda’s most remarkable tourist destinations for visitors. Come with your cameras and observe over 200 different species of trees, 120 species of mammals, 27 species of frogs, geckos and chameleons, 220 species of butterflies, 348 species of bird species and other endangered species in their natural habitat. And of course, take advantage of the opportunity to trek the Mountain Gorillas and Elephants up close.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Located way up in the clouds close to the Kisoro border town is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The National Park is a dense forest and a natural habitat for the rare Mountain Gorillas and the endangered Golden monkeys. Not only is a tour around the National Park an exciting opportunity to see rare animals, but it is a significant cultural experience. The indigenous Batwa pygmies, a tribe of hunter-gatherers, were the forest’s ‘first people’ and used to call it home. Come and be impressed by Mgahinga’s three conical extinct volcanoes, providing an outstanding backdrop to the already wonderful scenery.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western part of Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after the royal Queen Elizabeth II of England and was established in 1954. Famous for its exotic wildlife and boat safaris, the National Park is a home to many Elephants, Hippos, Lions, Leopards, Chimpanzees and 95 species of mammals. Bird-watchers will be delighted to learn that this National Park also house 620 bird species. Come see two of the National Park’s main attractions of the tree-climbing lions and its volcanic features, like volcanic cones and deep craters. Services that are available include boat launches, park lodges, games and scenic drives.
Kibale Forest National Park
This primate world and one of the Uganda’s most beautiful tropical forests, Kibale Forest National Park is a haven for Chimpanzees and other wildlife, which makes a great safari tour. Witness the first-hand and the density and diversity of primates, including endangered species in their natural habitat. The northern section of the Park experiences plenty of rainfall during the months of March to May and September to November, so be sure to take along a raincoat during those wet months.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains National Park is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Located in the Rwenzori mountains and nearly 1000 kilometres square (386 square miles) in size, the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its extraordinary natural beauty. Come and experience the most fulfilling hike of your life, as the mystical park boasts breath-taking waterfalls, high glaciers, the valley of nine lakes, a variety of flora and fauna, many endangered species and other captivating scenery.
Murchison Falls National Park
If you are in the mood for a good Uganda safari tour on an epic River Nile adventure, then Murchison Falls National Park is a good place to visit. Spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Nile, Murchison Falls National Park forms part of the Murchison Falls Conservative Area. Come see four of the ‘big five’ (Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Cape buffalo) just above the River Nile. Then have a peek at the famous Murchison Falls where the waters of the Nile squeeze through a narrow gorge to make a beautiful waterfall.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated National Park in Uganda. Nevertheless, it is worth the long journey through the wild frontier region of Karamoja to witness such splendid beauty. Kidepo Valley lies in the rugged savannah between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. The park houses over 77 species of mammals and more than 475 species of birds. If you are up for some game viewing, then this park is ideal. Game viewing is made possible with vehicles that travel on dirt roads in the park during any weather condition.
In Conclusion, if you are looking for the best holiday destination to visit on your next trip to Africa, do not miss out the best safari parks and attractions in Uganda which can be combined with shoebill tracking along the shores of Lake Victoria. Contact Great Adventure safaris to customize your once in a life time experience in the pearl of Africa-Uganda.