Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris : On a Uganda safari there are several adventures that anyone would love to encounter and a number of visitors come with a solid reason and that is to adventure.

Uganda is a country that offers several kinds of mind thrilling activities and all these activities give one a basic reason as to why they would love to do what they do and that is because they thrilling and electrifying moments is all that it offers.

The activities are carried out in different areas of Uganda and different destinations offer different experiences, some of the most visited areas in Uganda include: national parks and reserves, water bodies, market areas, mountains and so very more.

While on a Uganda safari one could ask what honestly can I do to have supper unforgettable stay in Uganda and this is what this article holds for you.

Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris

Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee trekking

Exploring the forest while searching for the famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees feeding their offspring or just being themselves is what a Uganda trekking experience is about and way more. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park will give you the ultimate feel of a trekking experience. Remember to heed to your ranger’s instructions, prepare physically for a considerable amount of walking and participate while in good health.

Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris
Gorilla trekking tours

Bird watching

The birds of Uganda camp by the waters of Lake Victoria, they fly over the current of the River Nile and wade through  Mabamba swamps. With over 1050 bird species recorded in Uganda, a safari in Uganda would be incomplete without engaging in birding. The tropical rain forests, the savanna, the swamps and lakesides are a home to many birds. The famous shoebill is one of the must see birds, a glimpse of which may be caught at Mabamba Island and Semuliki National Park.

Water Rafting

The mighty current, electric breeze, adrenaline stirring waves of the River Nile make White water rafting a bucket list activity while on your Uganda safari. This thrilling experience lasts about 6 hours along 25 kilometers of the River Nile. Water rafting is not for the fainthearted; it is for the wild hearts that crave a spectacular exploration of the Nile one rapid immersion at a time.  The options range from the Grade 5 Extreme Rafting, the Raft River Board, Grade 3 Full day rafting or the 2 day water rafting. After your thirst for adventure has been sated by this

Hiking mountains

Uganda is a land of hills, valleys, attractive planes and Mountains. To the east of Uganda stands Mount Elgon the largest caldera in the world. The west of Uganda is home to the mighty Virunga Ranges, Mount Mgahinga, Muhavura and Sabinyo and not forgetting rwenzori, beckoning to adventurous souls. To hike up the mountains is not a merely a rocky climb; rather, it is a walk through the dense forests that grow on the fertile slopes of the volcanoes, a peek at the gorillas that tread the bamboo in the Virunga Ranges and the rare birds that have made these highlands a dwelling place. Hiking up a volcano is a test of character, strength and finally an accomplishment that leaves you prouder of your capabilities than you were before the hike.

Kampala City Tour

Kampala is Uganda’s Capital that as of now sits on 22 hills. Whether you choose the bicycle tour, vehicle ride or a walk tour exploring Uganda without touring her capital Kampala would be an injustice to your Uganda safari. Kampala’s greatness lies in her architectural and historic sites like the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo, Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Cathedral, the Bahai Temple, the Hindu temple and the independence monument, Kasubi tombs. While the sites are a sight to behold remember to eat a Rolex while on your tour of Kampala.

Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris
Kampala City

Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi turns and twists along a picturesque landscape speckled with 29 islands surrounded by prissily terraced food gardens.  Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi will allow your eyes to saunter up the hills and as deep down into the waters as your eyes can take you while listening to the traditional tales about the Lake and watching the birds. A traditionally dugout canoe will be your transport means around the site while you visit island to island. For the serenity it brings and how deep into the Bunyonyi Region it takes you, canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is Bucket list Material, Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris.

Other activities

there are lots more activities that can be done a Uganda safari tour and all these are mind blowing and they can give one superb moment on a safari tour and these are:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari
  • Boat Cruise
  • Sport Fishing
  • Zip lining in Mabira Forest
  • Jet Boating on the Nile
  • White water rafting and Kayaking
  • Cycling and mountain Biking
  • Golf Safari
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Quad Biking
Top six Safari activities to do Uganda safaris
Quad Biking tours
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • River Boarding or Surfing
  • Jet Boating
  • Boat Cruise
  • Family Float

Climatic conditions of Uganda

when planning any sort of travel one has to be in position of knowing the king of weather conditions of the places they plan to visit and sight therefore knowing the climatic conditions will make it much easier for one to have a good trip and a relaxed mind of no additional worries, Uganda has a tropical climate with temperatures falling in the 25–29°C range on an average. The months from December to February are the hottest, but even during this season the evenings can be chilly with temperatures in the 17–18°C

Uganda receives an annual rainfall of 1,000mm to 1,500mm. The rainy seasons are from March to May and from September to November. During these months, heavy rains can make roads and terrains hard to traverse. The period from January to February and again from June to August is dry.

Therefore while on Uganda safari one has to be aware of the right choice of clothes to pack in order not to get distracted.

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