Uganda best safari
Uganda best safari : Uganda is the second largest landlocked country in the world located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of Sudan, east of democratic republic of Congo and north of Rwanda and Tanzania with Kampala as its capital. The country is found within the great lakes region and encompasses high lands and lowlands, grassland and tropical forest in the central region, volcanic hills in the east and the Rwenzori mountains form most of the southern border between Uganda and DRC. The country is known for tea, tobacco and cotton production and as well described as the pearl of Africa as named by one of the famous earlier explorers Winston Churchill in his book “My African Journey” in 1908. Tourists from all around the world come to Uganda for particular reasons like vacation, business but the huge number is proved to be those coming for a safari with an interest in specific destinations in Uganda. Below is Uganda’s best safari.
Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
It is one of UNESCOS heritage site best known for Mountain Gorilla’s and Gorilla tracking. This rainforest also offers some of the finest montane forest and birding experience in Africa and it’s also an attractive destination to many birders in Uganda. It is located in the southwest corner of Uganda.
Uganda through Bwindi National Park as well as a few other parks habits half of the world’s population of mountain Gorillas. Most visitors from around the world come for a chance to look at these endangered species which seem to be scarce in other countries. The forest is recorded to hold over 400 species of silverback mountain gorillas. Besides the gorillas, the national park is a habitat to 120 mammals, Chimpanzees, baboons, elephants, antelopes name it.
Sipi falls is named after the “red sep” flower that grows on the river banks at the edge of mountain Elgon national park. It’s a popular spot for hikers on their way to the top of mount Elgon. It is a spectacular destination that features three separate waterfalls. Many visitors flow in to the land to have a scenic view at this beauty by nature.
Murchison falls National Park.
Uganda’s largest national park and it takes its name from a narrow descending gap along river Nile and it’s the strongest waterfall in Africa. It was often referred to as kabalega falls in honor of the great king of Bunyoro. This is recorded to be one of Uganda’s largest with the conservation area since 1926 and is a refuge for 76 species of mammals like giraffes, buffaloes, Nile crocodiles and 451 bird species.
Kibale Forest National Park.
Kibale prides itself as being Africa’s top protected area for primates. Being a rainforest, it can get abit uncomfortable. But the vegetation is luxuriant and dense. It is located in the districts of kabarole and kamwenge, approximately(200mi), by road, west of Kampala. Road transport is the most common means of getting to kibaale National Park.
This park habits the biggest population of chimpanzees of over 1450 with several other animal species. You can also get to see the rare I Hoest’s monkey, bush baby and potto plus other mammals like the buffalo, leopard, bush pig elephant from this national park.
Mgahinga National Park.
it is located at south western part of Uganda in Kisoro district. It is largely occupied by Bafumbira. The Batwa the shortest people in Uganda and are still the guardians of the Bwindi impenetrable forest which was their former home until 1992, when it was designated as a national park. Just like Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga is a home to the endangered silverback mountain gorillas, located in the western part of Uganda. The park contains 9 extinct and active volcanoes that you trek to reach the gorillas. You can also track the golden monkeys which you can spot through their bright orange-gold body, cheeks and tail, contrasting with its black limbs.
Lake Mburo National Park.
This is convenient for visitors who would like to experience wildlife at the shortest distance possible. It is Uganda’s smallest national park but one of the most interesting parks. It is 200kilometers by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. A safari at lake mburo national park yields plentiful birdwatching opportunities over 350 different types of birds as well as animal species like Zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi among many others.
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The park was named to honor then coronation of Queen Elizabeth National park in the early 1950s and is one of the popular destination for visitors in Uganda. The national park contributes a great percentage to Uganda’s tourism industry as well holds a deep history in Uganda’s national parks. You can truck chimpanzees, hippos, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, and the Uganda-kob while at the park. Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the two places in the whole world where you can find tree-climbing lions with the other place being lake Maynara in Tanzania.