What are the four popular safari destinations in Uganda?
What are the four popular safari destinations in Uganda? – Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries and best tourism destinations in Africa. With its dense misty tropical rainforests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannahs, it’s no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this wonderful country the ‘Pearl of Africa’. While Mountain Gorillas are the allure for many visitors, there is an astounding variety of attractions in Uganda for tourists.
Great Adventure Safaris brings you the four popular safari destinations in Uganda where you can get the best safari experience on your visit in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in the south-western part of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years. The tropical rainforest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, which contains almost 400 species of plants. An estimated 550 Mountain Gorillas roughly half of the world’s population, 350 species of bird species, 120 mammals and many more.
Enjoy your Mountain Gorilla tracking in the jungles of the Impenetrable and visit the neighbouring communities including the Batwa Pygmy people who lived in this forest before it was gazetted as a National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western part of Uganda, and is Uganda’s most-visited National Park. Named after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. Queen Elizabeth National Park has got diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savannah, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes of George and Edward and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including the Chimpanzees and over 620 bird species.
Take a boat cruise safari on the Kazinga Channel and watch some of the animals which flock the Channel for drinking water and many water birds. Go for a game drive in the Kasenyi plains in search for wild game including the big cuts of Lions and Leopards.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is a National Park in South Uganda protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 kilometres squared in size and is located between 1100 and 1600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In East Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest. The National Park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the Chimpanzees, contains over 375 species of bird species. Trek the Chimpanzees, take a night nature walk or do a Chimpanzee habituation and visit the Bigodi Swamp for more to see.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park. It measures approximately 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 square miles). The National Park is hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 bird species. Visit the top of the Murchison Falls; take a boat safari to the delta point where the Nile River joins Lake Albert.
Go for a game drive in the open savannah of Murchison Falls National Park in search for the wildlife including the Giraffes, Elephants and big cuts like the Lions and Leopards.