For many years, Uganda has completely been the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in East Africa. Described as “The Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill in his book “My African Journey” that was published in 1908. This was in regards to a Safari expedition to Uganda which he took in 1907 during his early exploration days for the British government. This was because of the abundant biodiversity, diverse cultures, brilliant life and its serene beauty. Uganda has got a variety of things to offer intact everything you might need in the travel and adventure world is most likely to be in Uganda. Uganda is truly gifted by nature!
Being the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa simply means, from the remote under developed Karamoja region to the mountain gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi. As if that is not enough, the cool weather throughout the year, the snow capped mountain of the moon all in one country make Uganda the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination. In Uganda, you can still find the original Africa that Karen Blixen described, “the Africa that Ernest Hemingway had us dream about,” and all without the crowds. For many years travelers have visited Uganda as tourists but finally end up staying forever or coming back over again due to her stunning beauty. To justify this, there are many factors contributing to the circumstance and we shall be sharing some with you. Take a look and you will exactly agree to why Uganda is the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa.
The Cultural diversity which makes Uganda the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa
Uganda is a home to over 50 ethnic groups each with a unique dialect, distinctive customs and norms which are transferred from generation to generation no through literature but under the village mango tree meetings or household fireplace. The legends could share stories, tales, proverbs and jokes to make sure they sink into the young generation’s hearts. Let’s show you the authentic Uganda by taking our pure cultural trip around Uganda. Book from here and you will know more reasons why Uganda is the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa.
The Gentle Mountain Gorillas is another reason why Uganda is the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination
Globally the mountain gorillas were running to extinction due to poaching, natural disaster and deforestation. But thanks to may conservation programs taking place to ensure the continued existence of mountain gorillas. Based on the 2019 census conducted by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, there are 1, 063 Mountain gorillas that habit in the great virunga massif of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the adjacent Sarambwe Reserve in DR Congo and Rwanda. The results show that the population there has increased to 459 individuals, from 400 at the last census. This explains more reasons why Uganda is been winning various accolades as the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa.
Of the above total, Uganda habits almost half of the world’ mountain gorillas and the remaining individuals are shared by Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda Mountain Gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP). In these areas tracking takes place at 5 locations Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo in BINP and Ntebeko in MGNP. All locations combined give a total of over 18 Gorilla groups, however the permit number are limited because only 8 people are allowed to visit a gorilla family per day for only one hour.
For those with limited time but would like to have the mountain gorilla trekking or habituation experience, we have you catered for. The trip can be minimum 3 days if arriving from Entebbe international airport or 2 days with arrival from Kigali international airport. However the 3 days experience irrespective of your arrival port will give you more flexibility. Book your 3 days gorilla trekking adventure with us to taste why Uganda is the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa.
Chimpanzee trekking is another magic to make Uganda the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa!
With over 5000 individual chimpanzees, Uganda is the best destination to track the human cousins in the jungle. Kibale forest national park is considered the primate capital of the world with over 1, 500 chimpanzees without mentioning the other primates hosted by this tropical forest. There are 0 chances of missing the chimpanzees once in Kibale forest. On the trail, you might see red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, a myriad of tropical birds and butterflies
Other destinations in Uganda where you can track chimpanzees are;-
- Kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park
- Kalinzu forest reserve
- Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park
- Semliki wildlife reserve
Like the mountain gorilla tracking, you are given a full hour to monitor the behaviors of the chimpanzees as you taking pictures. For the best primate safari, Uganda is the way to go. Contact us for this kind of safari
Uganda ranks among the best wildlife adventure safari destinations on the African continent. This is no wonder Kidepo valley national park has been winning accolades as the best savannah park in Africa by lonely planet! Apart from being the primate capital, Uganda is a home to now big 7 and that is Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and Rhinos, leopards, Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees
Looking for the tree climbing lions, Uganda is the place to be. The adrenaline safari drives will not only show you the savannah animals but also the water dwellers like the crocodiles, hippos, birds among others.
A combination of safari drives and boat cruises are only perfect in Uganda. Almost all savannah national parks in Uganda can give you a chance for the boat cruise apart from Kidepo valley that only has seasonal rivers. Get to us for your magic of nature safari
Uganda is a Birding Paradise.!
With over 1, 060 bird species recorded, Uganda is a home to 10% of the world’s bird species and more than 50% of birds on the African continent. Looking for a birding paradise, no more hustle Uganda is the place to be. This is also one of the reasons Uganda chose a bird (Grey crested crane) on her national flag.
On your trip to Uganda, among the many species don’t forget to look for the most sought after bird in the world and that is the shoe-bill stork. Very elusive and majestic wetland bird! Looking for a fantastic biding trip, our 15 days birding paradise will leave you more than satisfied and you will agree to why Uganda is basically the Best Safari and wildlife adventure destination in Africa.
Hiking to the top of the world – Mountain Hiking safaris
Uganda is much more than the primates and wildlife adventures. Hiking trails is yet another paradise not to miss out on your next Uganda trip. Uganda is a home to the Rwenzoris commonly referred to as “The Mountain of the moon” A mountain range that is taller than the Alps of Europe and where you can climb for a lot less the third highest peak in Africa, Mount Margherita. Our 12 days Mountain Rwenzori hike will give you the best mountaineering experience ever.
A hike to the 3 mufumbiro mountains (Mount Mgahinga, Mount Muhabura and Mount Sabinyo) in South Western Uganda will not only give you a glimpse of the Virunga massif but also can land you into Mountain gorillas as you climb up. Any of the 3 mountains can be conquered in a day and while on top of Mount Sabinyo, you will be in 3 countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo at once. Isn’t this magic?
On the other hand, you can combine gorilla tracking and guided nature walks or hikes across Bwindi. This can be mixed with relaxation at Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi taking canoe rides or boat cruises around the islands. Check the possible route here.
Extreme Thrilling adrenaline Adventures!
Uganda a country gifted by nature is yet a home for another world wonder, the Nile River. The Nile River has its source based in the Eastern city of Jinja where it begins her journey of over 6,600 kilometers (4,100 miles) until emptying into the Mediterranean Sea via Sudan and Egypt
Uganda is a popular destination for adrenaline water sports extreme adventure activities such as bung jumping, white water rafting and kayaking up to those thrilling sundowner cruises on Lake Victoria. Irrespective of the age, Uganda can get you any activity to keep you engaged throughout your visit. Contact us for your breath taking adrenaline adventure.
Like sir Winston Churchill said “The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The landscape is different… from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa.” Uganda’s stunning scenaries have won accolades. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was named the most beautiful place in the world by CNN-Travel. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was named the third “Must-Photograph” place in the World.
More facts to compliment the stunning beauty is the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains, named one of the best hikes in the world by the National Geographic; Mountain Elgon, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world; and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria; the mighty River Nile, the second-longest river in the world, whose largest source is in Lake Victoria. On top of that Lake Bunyonyi is dubbed “The Switzerland of Africa” due to her stunning beauty. Don’t leave Uganda without a relaxed stay at any of Uganda’s lakes
Diversity of cuisines
One country that you will never lack anything fresh to eat is Uganda. Those who have been on a Ugandan road trip safari can testify. From the juicy pineapples, yellow bananas, mangoes that accompany any stopover. Any moment in Uganda is eating moment and yes we eat only fresh meals.
A warm welcome from the Ugandans
Ugandans’ smiles are as warm as their sun. It’s been said over and over again that Ugandans are the friendliest people in the world. They are welcoming and curious about their visitors and where they come from, and a Ugandan will go out of their way to make anyone feel welcome. Feel at home once you are in Uganda, this is why we are The African Pearl.
Best weather and climate on the continent
Unlike any other East African Country, Uganda is an Evergreen African County. Activities like boat Holiday are all year since the sun comes out Each Day. Though the equator runs through the country due to its elevation, Lake Victoria and its effects on the weather, milder Climate Conditions prevail, making it a perfect Holiday Destination.
Warm but rarely too hot, the temperatures do not fluctuate but are consistent year-round. Add to that Uganda’s Tourist Attractions from Mountain Gorillas to the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the sandy beaches of the Tropical Ssese Islands – Uganda is a great weather Safari Destination as more and more are finding out.
Come discover the best wildlife adventure safari destination the many refer to as The Pearl of Africa and you will never be disappointed.
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