Enjoy guided Uganda safaris for exceptional gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in southwestern Uganda. The Pearl of Africa is home to over 450 mountain gorillas which id half of the world's total gorilla population. Bwindi Forest is a centre of mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda with 21 gorilla families ready for trekking. These are Habinyanja, Nkuringo, Rushegura, Mishaya, Habinyanja, Kyaguliro, Bweza, Oruzogo, Busingye, Katwe, Rwigi, Christmas, Mukiza, Mubare, Nsongi, Muyambi, Bitukuro gorilla family. Bikyingi and bushaho gorilla families are still undergoing habituation at $1500 per permit for a 4 hours stay with the gorillas. The other population of mountain gorillas in Uganda live in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park habituated in Nyakagyezi family.
Uganda safaris also entail game viewing to see a variety of wild animals, how they feed, rest and socialise. The top places for game viewing in Uganda include Murchison Falls National park which is Uganda's oldest and biggest park located in north western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park, Uganda's second largest park also offers prime game viewing experiences. The other savannah parks are Kidepo Valley, the least visited park in North eastern Uganda, Lake Mburo and Semliki Valley National park. Game viewing is normally done along with boat cruising and community tours
Visit Kibale Forest National park for chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences at $200 and $250 respectively. The rain forest is also called the "Primates Capital of Africa" sheltering a high number of primates. Chimpanzee trekking is combined with a nature walk in Bigodi wetland to make the experience more enjoyable. The other primates in Kibale Forest include Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Grey Cheeked mangabey, L'Hoest monkeys, Olive baboons, Red tailed monkeys and Black and white colobus monkeys among others
Still on your Uganda safaris, join guided mountaineering safari to conquer the iconic snow capped Mt Rwenzori ranges in western Uganda. The other mountains in Uganda include Mt Muhabura,Mt Sabyinyo, Mt Gahinga in south western Uganda and Mt Elgon in eastern Uganda.
Batwa cultural trail in Mgahinga offers you chance to meet and interact with batwa pygmies, the traditional dwellers of Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National parks. The experience involve nature walks in Mgahinga Forest to practice traditional Batwa practices such as hunting, picking medicinal herbs, collecting honey, visiting Ngarama cave and plucking flowers. These short people will also perform their traditional dances to entertain and welcome you into their communities.
Book a 3 Days Uganda tour to Semliki Valley national Park one of the least visited Parks in the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy guided bird watching, nature walks and game viewing experience in Semliki Valley with Africa Adventure Safaris the number one safari company. Read More
Uganda wildlife safaris initial a variety of amazing experiences to make you safari memorable. The safaris in Uganda entail both luxury and adventure experiences suitable for all kinds of travelers, the young, elderly and energetic depending on the travelers interests. Also dubbed as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is your best place to visit on an African Safari. The top things to see and do on a Uganda safari include:
This adventure experience takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks located in south western Uganda. With over 500 mountain gorillas living in Uganda, The Pearl of Africa is undeniably the ultimate gorilla safari destination in the world. Uganda Wildlife Authority has habituated over 20 gorilla families in Uganda to ease visitor’s access to the endangered species. All people visiting to see gorillas are required to have valid gorilla permits which cost $700 each. Moreso, you can spend half day with the gorillas in the gorilla habituation experience where wild gorillas are trained to be familiar with people. The cost of gorilla habituation permit is $1500 giving you chance to spend four hours with the gorillas.
Go game viewing to explore the big game in Uganda’s savannah Parks. The best places for game viewing in Uganda are Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks located in different parts of the country. Africa Adventure Safaris guides you for morning, evening and night game drives following different trails in the park. Expect to see lots of predators and grazers feeding in the open savannahs. Some of the animals to see on your Uganda game viewing safari include Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Cheetahs, Elephants, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Antelope, Topis, Oribis and Hippos among others.
Enjoy a trek to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park for a close encounter with your close relatives who share over 90% of human genes. Other places to see chimps in Uganda include Kyambura gorge, kalinzu forest and Budongo forest. The trekking experience in each destination in unique in its kind and worth doing.
Explore and experience Uganda’s indigenous cultures especially the batwa pygmies in south western Uganda and the IK people in northern Uganda. The batwa cultural trail is an opportunity to learn and experience the initial forest life of these pygmies who lived with gorillas in Bwindi Forest & Mgahinga Forests for 1000 of years until when gorilla tourism and conservation was introduced which led to their eviction from the forest. Enjoy and be part of the traditional dances and practices such as preparing local foods which make you part of the community.
Conclusively therefore, Uganda offers it all you need to meet, satisfy and even exceed your travel expectations in Africa. Africa Adventure Safaris is the number one safari company given their excellent trip advisor reviews and experience