Uganda is one of the most stunning safari destinations with diversity of tourist attractions readily available for visitors on Uganda safari to explore. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa and despite its status, it stands out as one of the premier tourist destinations. Its attractions range from wildlife, waterbodies, birds to magical mountains. A visit to this remarkable country is never boring but rather full of excitement.
Attractions in Uganda include;
National parks and wildlife reserves
Uganda is comprised of magical wilderness areas where most safaris are conducted. The nature of its national parks and wildlife reserves is what distinguishes this magical country from the rest of the world. Currently, Uganda is composed of 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves. Paying a visit to anyone of these wilderness areas is the best way to discover Uganda. These protected area harbor variety of unique attractions that are worth exploring on Uganda safari. The parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Mountain gorillas are of doubt Uganda’s star tourist attractions. With fewer than 1004 of them still thriving on planet earth, about half of them are all confined within Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. To see mountain gorillas in Uganda, you need $600 to book a gorilla permit although this rate is expected to change to $700 starting 1st July, 2020. You can secure your gorilla permit through our reservation team!
Besides mountain gorillas, most tourists on Uganda safaris are attracted to see the big African game which are confined in different savanna areas and also rate Uganda among the premier safari destinations. On a game viewing tour in Uganda, expect to see the African bush elephants, lions plus the tree climbing lions, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards. You will also come across the Rothschild giraffes, warthogs, antelopes, birds and many others. There are also several species of primates for you to see including the rare L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, mangabeys, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and many others.
Uganda is a popular premier bird watching destination in African continent. It boasts of over 1080 bird species, consisting of about 10 percent of all the bird species on planet and 60 percent of the bird species in Africa. Bird watching experience in Uganda involves identifying different bird species like the shoebill storks, the African green broadbill, green breasted pitta, shelley’s crimsonwing, great blue turacos, standard winged nightjars, short tailed warblers, black breasted barbet, Doherty’s bush shrike, bar tailed trogon, African spoonbill, yellow billed oxpeckers, long crested eagle, black bee-eaters, pelicans, flamingoes, chocolate backed kingfisher to mention but a few.
The source of the Nile
When it comes to Uganda safaris, expect to see not only the big game or mountain gorillas but also explore the mighty source of the Nile in Jinja. For adventure lovers, a visit to the source of the Nile is worth it as you will have a chance to take part in different adrenaline adventure experiences the white-water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, boat cruise and many more.
Waterfalls are some of the magical attractions worth exploring while on Uganda safari. A visit to anyone of Uganda’s waterfalls lets you to enjoy their breathtaking sceneries. They include Kisiizi waterfalls, Murchison Falls, Karuma falls, Aru falls, Ssezibwa falls, Mpanga falls, Sipi falls, Bujagali falls, Nkusi waterfalls on Lake Albert, Mahoma water around Ruteete, Ripon falls and Owen falls.
Uganda is comprised of numerous most stunning mountain ranges, all offering magical view. They are distributed in various parts of the country and they include among others the Rwenzori mountain range, Mount Kadam, Mount Morungole, Mount Moroto, Mount Zulia, Elgon, Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga to mention but a few.
Uganda is surrounded by numerous waterbodies including the beautiful lakes. Among the many scenic lakes to explore on Uganda safari include Lake Victoria-this is one of the largest fresh water bodies on planet earth. This water body is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It harbors over 200 fish species, 350 bird species and many other species. It here where you can find the beautiful Ssese archipelago that is comprised of 84 distinct islands and for honeymooners, it is such a magical to be. Lake Bunyonyi is another scenic lake in Uganda. It is set around Kisoro and Kabale, consisting of 29 islands. Other lakes to explore in Uganda include Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Mutanda, Lake Bisina, Lake Mburo to mention but a few.