Is Uganda good for safari ; The answer is yes, because it is ranked among the top visited destination on safari on African Continent-African Safaris. In addition to that, it remains as a superb destination for traditional safari to travel by vehicle or by boat. It also hosts a lust habitats and variety of species and to those searching for something fresh and vibrant Uganda stands as the perfect stopping destination.

More so, Uganda has much to offer for tourists ranging from primates, wildlife and cultural experience and below are the top Uganda Safari activities you will be able to adventure and just feel at home because Uganda is safe and secure.

Primate Tracking Experience

 Primate tracking is the main selling activities on Uganda safaris since it’s a home to notable population of primate species such as Great mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys among others. On this activity you will be able to experience the beauty of the jungle in search for the famous primate’s major activities like Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and Golden tracking and each activity has its charges. But trackers have to follow rules and regulations to ensure safety and health of all tourists and the primates.

Gorilla Trekking Experience

 Gorilla trekking is an incredible activity and in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, the activity is all above allowing you to view these unique species in their nature inhabits and the activity requires you to have valid Gorilla permit which costs USD700 for foreign nonresidents, USD600 for foreign residents and UGX250,000 East African members. You can opt to a 4-hour experience with mountain gorillas known as Gorilla Habituation. Gorilla habituation costs USD15,00 per person per trek and this gives a great opportunity to spend more time with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Gorilla trekking is the most popular and the best way to enjoy is to book a 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking as you can do research on our web site or choose to do a combined tour with wildlife.

Is Uganda good for safari
Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking

 Chimpanzee tracking  is one of the most enjoyable activity on planet and in Uganda can be done in Kibale Forest National Park ,Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park ,Kalinzu Forest reserve and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls national park. The activity has two tracking sessions  one can choose to do it in the morning and afternoon .We advise you to book your chimpanzee tracking itinerary in advance  in order to avoid disappointments .Chimpanzee permits costs USD200 for foreign nonresident ,USD150 for foreign resident only in Kibale National Park  and Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale forest goes at cost USD250 for foreign nonresident and USD200for foreign resident and UGX200,000  for East African members .Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge  goes USD50 for foreign nonresidents ,USD50 for foreign resident and UGX30,000 for East African Members.

Golden Monkey Tracking

 This activity is truly awesome as you meet up with active primates and in Uganda can only be done in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park .All you need to do is to book your valid Golden money  permit  in advance and be able to spend one hour with the Golden monkeys .Foreign nonresident pays USD60 ,USD50 for foreign resident and East African member is charged UGX40,000. Golden monkey habituation permits costs USD100 giving you an opportunity to spend one hour with the Golden monkeys.

Wildlife Viewing Adventure

In Uganda game viewing adventure is the second done life time experience that allows you to adventure variety of wildlife species   in an open savannah grassland, woodlands of savannah National parks like the Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park the most popular visited safari destination on Uganda Wildlife Safari wildlife to see here are the rare tree climbing lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, Giraffes, Zebras, Leopards among others.

Cultural Tour Experience

Uganda sounds as the top safari destination with unique and diverse cultural  with over 50 ethnic tribes and languages ,where you can be able to enjoy various  cultural experience  through visiting the local communities that surrounds the national parks and the most experiential one are the Batwa people in Mgahinga Gorilla national park .Batwa trail experience in Mgahinga cost USD80 for foreign nonresident ,USD80 for foreign resident and UGX50,000 for East African Members .The Batwa people are good in entertaining the traditional dance ,songs and storytelling.

Is Uganda good for safari
Batwa People

Bird watching safari

Fact is that, Uganda is a top birding destination on African site that ranks with over 1085 recorded species. It is a home to various migrant bird species and Albertine endemics with the shoebill the most sought after bird. The major birding sites include; Mabamba swamp, Botanical gardens in Entebbe, Bigondi swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Semuliki national park and Kazinga channel among others. Some of the bird species to view include; Black-bellied Bustard, Swamp Fly catcher, Giant Heron, Africa Jacana, Secretary Bird, Collared pratincole, Pel’s fishing owl, Rare swamp flycatcher, Gray crowned crane, Giant kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinia Ground, Black headed lapwing, Rare swamp flycatcher among others

Boat Trip

  There are various lakes and rivers in Uganda and some of them resides within the national parks, boat cruise excursion is one of the top done activity in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national park ,here boat cruise is more enjoyable at the bottom of the falls and the Delta where you get rewarding opportunity  to get close to various water animals and bird species.

Jinja Tour

To most of visitors visit Uganda to adventure the source of the Nile and in Uganda the Nile starts right from Jinja town. Where you can engage in many activities such as White water rafting, kayaking, horseback ride, bungee jumping among others.

Best Time to Visit Uganda for Safari

Uganda has an equatorial type of climate with two rainy seasons and dry seasons. Of which drier seasons are the best time to visit Uganda and during rainy seasons it is very hard to drive through the National park to view the wildlife since the roads and the parks can be slippery.

 Best time for visiting Uganda is during the months of December to February and June to October are relatively drier.

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