What to see on a Uganda Safari?
Uganda is a country rich in biodiversity and “gifted by nature”. The country has 10 national parks rich in animal life and mountains giving you the opportunity to carry out mountaineering activities like hiking Uganda also has water bodies like lake Victoria the largest freshwater lake in Africa, Lake George, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga, Edward giving you ground to carryout sport fishing and birding activities.
Uganda has beautiful lush green vegetation because of the high rainfalls it receives because of the location around the equator in addition to this the country has a beautiful Terrain you will see beautiful undulating hills with coffee and banana plantations you will also have a chance to see the rural life of Uganda and explore the peoples culture with over 40 tribes and languages each culture has its own way of life, food, dance among others.
- Wildlife in Uganda
Uganda has 10 national parks of Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park , Queen Elizabeth national park , Semliki national park , Kibale national park, Murchison falls national park , Kidepo valley national park , Mountain Rwenzori national park and mount Elgon national park.
These national parks have lots of game-like Cape buffalo, Rhino, zebras, lion, giraffes, Leopard antelopes, cheetah, giant Nile crocodiles and hippos among others
- The Bwindi impenetrable national park
This national park is home to the Mountain Gorillas with over 60 percent of the world’s Mountain Gorilla Population in the world making it the park with the most sought after tourist activity in Africa Gorilla Trekking and Gorilla Habituation.
The park also is rich in Bird species especially those that are endemic in the Albertine rift valley like Ruwenzori Nightjar, Handsome Francolin, Short-tailed Warbler, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Strip-breasted Tit, Strip-breasted Tit,Red-faced Woodland Warbler , Dusky Crimsonwing,RwenzoriBatis,Collared Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Archer’s Robin-Chat, African Green Broadbill, Mountain Masked Apalis,Dwarf Honeyguide, Regal Sunbird, Grauer’s Warbler, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Kivu Ground Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler,RwenzoriTuraco ,Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, and the Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird among others.
In addition Bwindi impenetrable is rich in other primates like chimpanzees and other monkeys like Golden Monkey, Baboons, and Blue Monkeys among others
- Mountain Rwenzori National park
This snow-capped mountain is sometimes referred to as the mountain of the moon and is the second-highest in East Africa Offers Mountain hiking opportunities for those that would like to take on the various trails to reach the various summits it has.
The mountain is rich in fauna and floras and some of the notable ones are very many butterflies’ species, many monkeys’ species like the golden monkey, baboons and the blue monkey and the various tree species and the montane vegetations that change from height to height of the mountain.
- The Murchison falls national park
This national park is rich in many animal and wildlife species like Lions, Leopard, Antelopes, Uganda Kob, Elands, Zebras, and Giraffes among others.
The national park also has the Murchison falls where it gets its name that offers fishing opportunities you can catch monster Nile perch weighing 80 to 150 Kilos in the falls.
In addition to this, the park offers launch boat rides in the river Nile the longest river in the world giving you an opportunity to see the Giant Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus, Lizards, and many waterbird species.
- The Source of the Nile
Uganda has the source of the longest river in the world in Jinja and that is river Nile giving you an opportunity to carry out white water rafting, Canoeing, Bungee jumping among others.
All in all Uganda is a great destination we cannot exhaust all you can see here Winston church hill the former United States of America president came to Uganda and he could not believe what he could see he was amazed he summed it up as “ the pearl of Africa” if you visit Uganda you will sum it up like Winston church hill.