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5 Best Places to Visit on a Uganda Safari

5 Best Places to Visit on a Uganda Safari


Uganda is the place where safari holidays are fun and its known worldwide as a home to many impressive attractions, wildlife, culture and landscape. There are many chances of seeing your favorite wildlife and primate on any safari in Uganda being a residential ground for multiple forest habitats and primates. Such experience will change your life at the incredibility of what you witness all through. A gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda is worth every penny spent because every close encounter is too amazing and fantastic.

The 10 national parks in the country look different in many ways with what it presents. Seasonal safari fans look beyond just wildlife and primates by discovering alternative experiences like culture, volunteerism, boat safaris and nature walks. However, if you planning to visit Uganda soon, bellow are some amazing places to go on safari for a rare great holiday experience.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The most famous of all gorilla trekking safaris in Africa and Uganda’s best known most populated mountain gorilla park comprising of the natural beautiful jungle forest harboring a wide variety of primates, birds, butterflies, and the vibrant ancient culture. The most popular animal’s spotted are mountain gorillas, black-and-white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, De Brazza monkeys, Red-tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey, Potto, Demidoff’s Galago, Spectacled  Galago, Baboons, Chimpanzees  to mention but a few.

Also birding is another remarkable tour activity where birders catch up with over 350 species of birds which include 23 Albertine Rift endemics and 14 of which are recorded nowhere else in Uganda. If you are a beach fun, Lake Bunyonyi is a relaxing leisure island where many find the most peaceful atmosphere and wonderful landscape views after their gorilla trekking trip in Bwindi national park. The park has excellent accommodation facilities offering grand hospitality for budget, midrange and luxury travelers.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The top rated safari destination in Uganda which is well known for fantastic wildlife and chimpanzee safaris. This magficent park displays variety of wildlife species, birds, cool landscape, primates and the attractive kazinga channel. The animals visit the channel in the afternoon in search for drinking water hence giving visitors the chance to see what they may have missed in the morning. The must see wildlife are elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, kobs, bush bucks, topis and the famous tree climbing lions of Ishasha. During the afternoon boat cruise, a lot of hippos & crocodiles are seen in huge numbers lying in water chilling in their natural home. The landscape is stunningly beautiful and Queen Elizabeth offers top class wildlife viewing throughout the year as well as chimpanzee trekking.

Murchison falls National Park

This park offers great wildlife viewing and a home t the big five- lion, leopard, African elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo. A lot of other animals can be seen during the morning and afternoon game drive that usually kick off early morning by 6.00am and at 5.00pm East Africa time. Murchison falls is also conducive for birding and chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest. At Murchison, there are plenty of safari packages for exciting game viewing, top of the fall visit and chimpanzee trekking plus habituation through the diverse landscape of green vegetation. Never miss a chance to explore this park because even two days are enough for one to enjoy the park natural wonders.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Every safari to Kidepo Valley National Park is very adventurous viewing amazing wildlife across plains even at the water hole a place with the highest concentration. The vegetation of Kidepo ranges from short and tall grassland makes it perfect for wildlife viewing and photography of both animals and birds. Historically the park is surrounded by the wonderful Karamajong people who have the best exciting entertainment in Uganda. Make it appoint to experience culture during your trip to Kidepo valley. Today the park is one of the most wildlife paradises in Uganda and a fantastic place for Uganda wildlife safaris.

Kibale forest National Park

A grantee place for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda and best known primate capital in Africa. Here one can spot 13 primate species including chimpanzee, Black and white colobus and red tailed monkeys, baboons, bush baby among others. Visitors to kibale also enjoy birding because the park house over 375 bird species- olive long-tailed cuckoo, African grey parrot, endemic ground thrush, green tinker, African pitta , green breasted among others. Travelers are free to visit the park year round since all park tour activities have no season. However, rainy months are great for chimpanzee viewing.

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