As most Travelers want to come to Uganda for the magnificent and elusive trek into the forest to trek in pursuit of Gorilla tracking, or some with some time off to see the Chimpanzees in the Kibale forest which are Humanity’s cousins. There is a speedy rush for them to run to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to witness the Great Migration.
Many memories are left behind in the shadows of Uganda’s incredible Forests. However, there is more to this and the reason why you should #ExploreUganda, see some of our top 6 reasons why?
1. Trek to Find the Endangered Mountain Gorillas: Uganda Gorilla Safaris
While Gorilla Tracking is the most sought-after activity for anyone travelling into Uganda, This Has Been Uganda’s most popular thing on everyone’s to-do list. and a Bucketlist Adventure Experience. Our Expert Journeys Around Uganda rotate mostly on these amazing Creatures whose conservation efforts come a way long from a critically endangered species list to an Endangered list showing how great the efforts have been over time. In Uganda, You will only find Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These 2 Protected Areas are the home of half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world. The other half is distributed in Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park.
2. Visit The Iconic and tick Queen Elizabeth National Park- Home to The Tree Climbing Lions
While on Safari and Exploring Uganda, you will embrace an excellent Game viewing Experience like no other in East Africa, forget about the usual business in Kenya & Tanzania’s flagships safari destination, a medley of wonders in Queen Elizabeth Awaits from a Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you will get up close to the wildlife in Queen Elizabeth to The Game drives and witnessing the famous Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha another Experience like no other.
The best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park the most popular destination on any Uganda safari, the Period of January, February, June, July, August, September & December as these months are less with no rains, unlike other months in the green season.
You will be hit by over 20 carnivores and 10 primate species on your safari in Queen Elizabeth. And Watch the Tree climbing lions in the fig trees and acacia at the southern end of the park.
3. Meet the Ancient Batwa Tribe: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Known as the “Keepers of the Forest” The Batwa Tribe were once part of the forest and they lived most of their lives in the forest. They are the oldest surviving local indigenous tribes on the African Continent, their characters are unique and they were famous in Uganda’s tropical rainforests, mostly hunters as their active activity for now, most of them were rescued and brought to civilization and have been introduced to Education, better health system and some of them have normal and good jobs and no longer suffer the exploitative tourism like back then. Organizations like Batwa Development Program have made sure this happens.
4. Visit The Adventurous Karamoja Region
Let’s say you are this kind of traveller whose feelings are caught by the remoteness of destination and strong inclination, then head to the bits of the map that start to get a bit empty, then you need to head north into Karamoja. In a beautifully harsh land of semi-arid savanna and sharp-cut mountains, tucked up against the border with South Sudan, you will find Kidepo National Park ranked the second-best national park after Serengeti by CNN Traveler on 2019
Take a walking nature safari into this remarkable wildland and witness the rugged mountains in a further distance, witnessing massive herds of buffaloes better than anywhere in East Africa. You will take more challenging treks up into the mountains to visit the Ik people, one of the most marginal communities on Earth found in Uganda.
5. Summit 3rd Africa’s tallest Secret Mountain: The Rwenzori Mountains:
Have you ever even seen Ice in Africa forget about the Ice in South Africa during winter we are talking about the Ice in East Africa, Well Uganda is a place of ice and snow, and thankfully The Top of The Mountain Rwenzoris, where you will conquer to the 3rd Tallest Mountain in Africa? Hardly a place which is not trekked by many so you will seem to have a whole mountain to yourself an advantage. An Explorer Called the Mountains of the Moon, charming day hikes around Kibale craters, Nakamura craters, and more activities are done around this place plus Chimpanzee tracking around the Kibale forest.
6. Visit Uganda’s Largest Safari Park: Murchison Falls National Park
For anyone who loves that safari with a touch of some water adventure experience, The Murchison Falls National Park is the ultimate wildland to go to. Uganda’s Largest National Park, Where River Nile meets Lake Albert, will enjoy a boat cruise along the Nile while cruising to the bottom of the falls. Some travellers are interested in watching the elusive Shoebill on the banks of the Nile while they take a delta cruise to meet where the Nile connects with lake Albert.
Murchison Falls is one of the places to Explore in Uganda that we would highly recommend for its wildlife and sheer natural prowess.
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