Uganda wildlife safaris are trips that taken in essentially all the 10 national parks of Uganda. The Uganda wildlife Authority has preserved and protected the Uganda national parks which are the habitat to the wildlife species living composed in harmony in their environment. Uganda wildlife animals include the predators and preys in addition those animals which are not eaten by another die of age and diseases.
For illustration, the herbivorous animals like the elephants, impalas, zebra amongst others feed on grass and when the grass are vanished in one area they will move to another area and by the time they come back the area they left without grass, they will find it when it has grown and at the same time the carnivorous animals like the lions, leopards who feed on fresh are busy hunting these impalas, the zebras, elephant among others for food.
Uganda wildlife safaris give one a thrilling moment of fun and there are several things to do while on the move in Uganda, one can even have a stay in different localities of Uganda and see the beauty of Uganda and the nature.
Some of the areas to visit on a Uganda wildlife safari are so very many and these can easily be allocated to you by the best Uganda safaris guides and these places include:
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls National Park in north-western Uganda is the country’s premier National Park and undeniably offers some of the most luxurious places of lodging in addition to unmatched wildlife viewing experiences.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi impenetrable National Park is one of the four Mountain gorilla Sanctuaries, in the south-western mountains of Uganda and is another perfect safari destination to achieve your Uganda wildlife safari.
Kidepo Valley National
Kidepo Valley National Park is distant and wild but you will be astonished that it is one of the best African wilderness destinations with a touch of seclusion, hence making it wonderful for wildlife safaris. See some of the rarest animal species (cheetahs, black-backed jackals, ostriches, caracals, and side-striped jackals, Klipspringers, lesser kudu, Roan antelopes, civets and genets among others) in an untouched natural environment.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The highlight of your Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park is searching for four of the big five game-Lions, Elephants, leopards and Cape buffaloes with rare views of the tree-climbing lions that are found only here and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park.
wildlife safaris can be both luxurious and as well normal so the choice of visit lies in ones hands and selection of tour according to their wish but for Uganda wildlife safaris it’s a state of a must see scenery. with several activities included.
Some of the must-do safari activities while on a Uganda safari.
There is several fun activities to do on a Uganda wildlife safari that can give one and electrifying motion of fun and hence a memorable stay and visit to the wildlife in Uganda and some of these activities involve:
- Game viewing.
- Boat cruise.
- Gorilla trekking.
- Chimpanzee tracking.
- Rhino tracking.
Other activities in addition to the visit of wildlife
There are other activities that can be added to the electrifying activities that are done on Uganda wildlife safaris and the involvement of these activities can mean to give a remarkable experience, and these include:
- Bungee jumping
- White water rafting
- Horse riding,
- Quad biking
- Jet boat cruise ride
- Sport fishing
- Swimming in the source of the Nile
Best season for Uganda wildlife safaris.
Although the Uganda wildlife safaris are done throughout the year, there is the best recommended season to enjoy the wildlife tours in their natural environment. In Uganda we have two seasons that we experience throughout the year and that is the rainy season and the dry season which influences the flow of tourist in the country.
The best recommended season to travel is during the dry season when it is easy to drive through the dusty road trails, at the same time also hiking in Bwindi forest becomes easy as travelers trek the mountain gorillas as well as trekking the chimpanzees becomes easy and the roads are passable.
The dry season is during the months of June to October the long dry season, December to February the short dry seasons in the year.
While as during the rainy season in the months of March, April, May and November there is usually too much rains and the animals are hiding in the forest, the roads and trekking trails are wet, muddy and slippery hiking becomes difficult if the travelers are not physically fit.
What to pack for your Uganda wildlife Safaris
Whether a first-timer or seasoned luxury traveller, your packing list must include appropriate clothing (short and long sleeved shirts, fleece rain jacket, pair/s of shorts, safari pants), footwear (sandals for use around the Safari Lodge or Camp, hiking boots for mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee treks), basic first aid kit (anti-nausea tablets, anti-malarial tablets, pain killers, gauze, bandages and sunscreen), camera with extra memory space and batteries, travel documents (passport, visa, air ticket, yellow fever vaccination certificate), toiletries (wet wipes, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrush, hair combs), backpack, warm sweater and pair of binoculars among others.
Accommodation options on a wild safari
There are a lot of accommodation facilities that travelers can use while on their Uganda wildlife safaris in the different national parks. These range from budget options to mid-range and luxury facilities depending the travelers interest and budget.
Trakkers Tarvern in Ruhija sector, Buhoma community lodge in Buhoma, all these are budget options found in Bwindi forest national park among others,
Mid –range options in Bwindi forest include Ichumbi gorilla lodge in Rushaga sector, gorilla mist camp in Ruhija among others.
Luxury accommodations in Bwindi forest include mahogany springs lodge in Buhoma sector, Ruhija gorilla safaris lodge among others.
In Murchison falls National Park, some of the budget options include heritage lodge, red chili safari among others, luxury options include Chobe safari lodge, Paraa safari lodge and the mid-range options include Pakuba safari lodge among others.
In Queen Elizabeth national park there is Mweya safari lodge as a luxury accommodation, elephant hub as a mid-range option among others.