What do you always consider before you plan for any safari to that particular area of your interest? Most people choose places because they have never been there or the children demand to go to specific places. You may be lucky to have once or twice visited Africa but I assure you that you are missing a lot if have never planned a safari in Uganda.
A holiday in Uganda by their nature has an element of surprise, excitement, and danger associated with it, its beautiful topography and amazing landscape, and its geological setups. What makes a country to the pearl of Africa? It is the fact that Uganda is named to be the pearl of Africa due its beautiful flora and fauna that actually lays grounds to be a frequently visited destination for tourists across the globe and this actually makes it to be the best for you and family.
I really assure you there is a multiple of the most exciting activities that will make your memorable days ever.
Uganda has beautiful flora due to its remoteness, especially in the western region. This has provided grounds for the unique and tropical climate that has favored mixed types of vegetation as well rains received. This type of vegetation provides habitats for a number of animal kingdom members.
There are various national parks in Uganda that offer lifetime experience of wildlife safari. Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a wide range of wildlife like climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, hippos, and huge crocodiles along the Kazinga channel that connects lake George and Edward, a herd of elephants, and many more. Bwindi National park and Mgahinga national park are famous for mountain gorilla tracking tours. Kyambura gorge is the best destination for chimpanzee tracking in Africa.
Kyambura is actually the only area within Queen Elizabeth National Park where one can see the habituated chimpanzees on any of the chimpanzee trekking tours, (However, reservations for Chimpanzee tacking are actually made at Mweya Visitor Information Centre within the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park). This office also offers information on game drives, and in addition sells postcards plus maps in addition to other species of primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, Olive baboons as well as vervet monkeys.
The Chimpanzee habituation process took close to 2 years and habituation simply meaning that these chimpanzees are familiar with humans and can carry on with their day to day activities in the presence of humans.
A number of different bird species that you have never heard of before are at your displace in those scattered trees in queen Elizabeth national park that include Martial Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Shoebill, African Skimmer, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Lark, Corncrake, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Canary, White-winged Warbler, African Broadbill, Papyrus Gonolek and the Black Bee-eater.
Uganda is also blessed with highland areas that include Mount Elgon and Mount Rwenzori among others.
Africa’s longest river (Nile) has its source in Jinja (Uganda), the source is visited by a boat cruise. On its journey from Uganda to the Mediterranean sea in Egypt, River Nile goes through Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest in Uganda. A fantastic boat cruise to the bottom of the falls offers a memorable experience as you sail with Hippos and crocodiles. A hike to the top of the falls is unforgettable.