Go on a Safari in Uganda
If you go through the country’s National parks and game reserves, you are likely to encounter with safari attractions like Lions, Gorillas, leopards, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, Chimpanzees, Olive Baboons different antelope species and other several varieties of animals and plant species not found anywhere in Africa. One reason why you should love Uganda is that it has just the right size: not too big, not too small. Most of the important sights are situated close to each other and even the farthest safari attractions in Uganda are easily accessible by public transport.
Uganda’s Best Safari Attractions
Uganda has over 10 protected National Parks and game reserves. These protect plain animals, forest environment, Savannah, and the related animals It will be a biggest mistake if you leave Uganda without visiting these parks. We have made many trips in these parks and have to present to you what is there in brief. Click on any of the following parks and see what Uganda has for you. Listed here are national parks, game reserves, national monuments, and more protected areas in Uganda.
- Kibale Forest National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Mount Elgon National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Semliki National Park
- Mountain Rwenzori National Park
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Katonga Game Reserve
Best Destinations to see Unique Species
These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park southwestern Uganda. These two parks are popular for mountain gorilla trekking as well as other amazing safari activities while those of you who wish to track chimpanzees the best places include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
List of Game Reserves
There are also 3 (three) UNESCO World Heritage Sites that include Kasubi tombs, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park. It is also a home to one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa that include
- Lake Victoria
- The source of Nile
- The Mighty River Nile crosses various countries which include Uganda Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. It is about 6853 kilometers long.
Lakes and Rivers
Uganda is naturally gifted with water bodies Like Lake Victoria, Albert, Kyoga, Edward and several crater lakes. The existences of such water bodies facilitate a moderately wet climate which gives out a conducive climate to enjoy Uganda’s attractions, with the countryside greener and fertile compared to the semi-desert northern side. Around these water bodies are diverse bird species not easily found anywhere in Africa especially the rare shoebill and the papyrus gonolek.
Uganda is covered with a flat terrain at altitudes of 1,000 – 1200m and by the result of rifting and warping, the East African landscape was formed giving way to the Western rift valley of Uganda and the most gorgeous mountains like Rwenzori Mountains neighboring Congo with Magherita peak 5,110m as the 3rd peak point in Africa. Other main mountains include, Virunga Mountains on Rwanda boundary with Muhavura as the utmost of Ugandan peaks at 4,127m, Mount Elgon 4,321m, Mount Moroto 3,084m, and numerous others. All these Mountains are homes to forest habitats and have high grasslands.
Uganda has a lot of interesting safari attractions to see in many spots of the country. Many travelers think that Uganda is just a small country and can be explored without any preparation and planning but that is a lie and that’s why we have set up this site so that we can help those who would need to visit Uganda. Our ever growing list with descriptions will help you choose what fits your tests. Visit our page about the geography of Uganda.
There are 2 main regions of tropical rain forests: West and Central Uganda including Mabira forest reserve, Bwindi impenetrable forest and Kibale forest national park. Although rainforests are such important centres of biodiversity, they cover only about 6% of the Earth’s land surface, less than half the area they covered not so very long ago. Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees and other major species of primates are found in these forests.
Like other major rain forests, the jungles and mangrove swamps of Uganda contain many plants and animals found nowhere else. Uganda is famous for its large number of tropical birds, including many kinds of Tragons and robin chats.
Uganda’s dense rain forests are filled with exotic plants and unusual creatures which have always been alluring to adventure-seekers. Headlining rain forest destinations, like the Mabira Forest Reserve, the lush jungles of Kibale, and the booming nature-tourism hot spot of Bwindi impenetrable forest are well known in eco-tourism circles. From the undeveloped interiors of Murchison falls National park to the virgin jungles of Kashyoha-Kitomi forest reserves to Echuya forest reserve of south western Uganda, it is possible to trek though a huge variety of rain forest landscapes.
Tourism in Uganda
It’s a scene so familiar in Uganda, where the beautiful landscapes are stitched with old and new infrastructure. And yet, in keeping with its environmental sensitivities, the country maintains a comparatively light touch on the land.
For biologists, Uganda’s tropical rainforests are some of the richest, most exciting areas on earth! Uganda’s tropical rainforests are home to gigantic trees, colorful birds, millions of brightly hued insects and a variety of fascinating mammals. The rise of the modern eco-tourism industry in Uganda has made it easier for casual nature-lovers to experience jungle landscapes without a pith helmet and machete. In fact, many people ignore other biomes and define “eco-tourism” as travel to a rain forest. A wider range of natural landscapes is, of course, included in the industry’s destination options, but the exotic and teeming jungle is surely the most appealing of all.
The Ssese Islands
The Islands of Ssese, located in Lake Victoria, are noticeably less developed than its tourism-happy Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary peer. That’s a good thing for eco-tourists, who flock to the island’s low-key, Earth-friendly resorts to dive, swim and trek across the undeveloped interior forests and highlands. Jungle trails, many leading to scenic sights with eco-tourism in mind, so it is ideal for people who want to avoid the city scene altogether and focus on jungle treks and nature-themed attractions.