What To Expect On A Safari Holiday In Uganda

What to expect on a safari holiday in Uganda

What to expect on a safari holiday in Uganda?

What to expect on a safari holiday in Uganda  : Uganda is a unique Africa safari destination compared to its eastern counterparts. On your Uganda safari holiday, you should expect a more varied landscape from the Savannah plains to the rigged western region filled with various game, primates and unique bird species. General game viewing is excellent year round, thanks to the significant concentrations of wildlife, temperate climate and the wide open landscapes. Expect game viewing in generally closed 4x4s with three rows of seating and a pop up roof hatch. Accommodation is mainly in authentic traditional lodges and tented camps. And Uganda is best for a safari combination of primates viewing, guided bush walks, cultural tours, game drives and boat safaris

Most Uganda safari trips begin in Entebbe where you find the only international airport and head west to a wide belt that contains most of the safari destinations

As you head west, the most outstanding feature is the beautifully terraced rugged landscape enveloped in emerald shades of green. Uganda sits in a basin between the eastern Savannah plains and the western rainforest jungle ecosystem, forming magnificent terrain for an impressive variety of safari experiences.

Expect a Uganda safari to typically consist of a classic Savannah plains game drive, a traditional boat safari and a gorilla trekking or chimpanzee tracking through the pristine rainforest jungles to find out our cousin primates. Birding is outstanding with more than 1050 bird species flocking the incredible variety of habitats. The most sought after bird for a true birder is the grotesque’s prehistoric shoebill that hunts in the swampy areas of Entebbe and Murchison falls national park.

Although wildlife destinations in Uganda’s big game safari parks don’t match eastern destinations, game viewing in a Uganda safari is greatly rewarding. Tourist numbers in Uganda’s game parks are a mere fraction of those visiting the more developed destinations making a safari in Uganda a more private experience. Lions, elephants or leopard sighting are a moment to treasure, and you will seldom share such moments with swarms of vehicles.

Primate encounters in Uganda’s rain forests are still the best and most accessible in the world. With more than 1500 chimpanzees swinging in the forest canopies, expect the most exceptional chimpanzee trekking excursions out of the kanyanchu trail-head in kibale national park. Chimp sanctuaries like maramagambo, Budongo, Semuliki and Kyambura provide a meager chimp trekking experience but are worth trying out.

The highlight of the safari journey is spending precious moments with the magnificent mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national forest. 480 km from Entebbe, Bwindi and Mgahinga in the far southwestern boarder provide excellent gorilla trekking adventures with a various safari lodges spread out in the four trail heads on the parks’ boundaries.

Uganda safari is best suited for solo, couples and intrepid travelers. It is for travelers looking for the apex of primate safari experience in a natural setting. Expect to walk with human habituated gorillas an chimpanzees in ancient enchanting rainforest jungle located in the far southwestern Uganda, arguably the best primate viewing adventures in the world. The country harbors over 13 primates species and more than half of the last mountain gorillas within its boarded.

Uganda boat cruise

Trekking human habituated gorillas in Bwindi and chimpanzee trekking in kibale are the top Uganda vacation adventures, promising dramatic primate encounters and charming experiences.  Uganda safaris is for travelers excited about getting down and dirty through the tall, tangled scrubs and ancient tress that carpet western Uganda’s rainforest with a machete, heavy boots, thick trousers and ridiculous hat to keep the thorns out of your head, patience and a sense of humor. Such dramatic encounters are exceptional but even on a slow day, tracking chimpanzee is still thrilling.

 The fact that gorillas as a species are on the brink of extinction and trek are highly restricted activity, encountering wild gorillas is considered a once in a life time experience. To watch a family of mountain gorillas relaxing in their lush forest home is an awe inspiring privilege and a memory you would take away and remember forever.

Uganda outshines all other safari destinations in primates and birding safari. In addition, it remains a superb destination for traditional private safari by vehicle or by boat, thanks to its lush habitats and variety of species. Travelers searching for something undiscovered, less crowded, fresh and vibrant should expect an enchanting Africa vacation experience on a Uganda safari.

Talk to us for more information about what to expect on a Uganda safari and trust us to organize one for you. Simply send us an email on info@exceptionalugandagorillasafaris.com or call us directly on  256775630809 / +256784912876 to speak to our reservations team.

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