Best Places For Gorilla And Wildlife Safari In Uganda
Are you looking for the best places to visit for gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda? Yes, Uganda is one of the blessed countries on the continent of Africa with many tourist destinations where one can go for his/her holiday and enjoy unforgettable experiences in a lifetime. There are a lot of Uganda holiday destinations that enable you to choose any place of choice to spend your holiday vacations or honeymoon vacation with an amazing experience. Activities one can enjoy while in Uganda are from mountain gorillas, chimpanzee tracking, Golden monkey tracking, boat cruises, tree-climbing lions, game drives, white water rafting, sipi falls, zip-lining, visiting the source of Nile, cultural experiences, bird watching, hot-air balloon, sport fishing, and fly-in safaris and so on.
The best tourist destinations to visit in Uganda.
The following are the best places to visit for gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda;
Murchison falls national park
It is positioned in the northwestern parts of Uganda at an area of 3840 square kilometers, known as the biggest national park among all national parks of Uganda. It is surrounded by different mammal species and these include elephants, buffaloes, lions, bush pigs plus various bird species, and more. Therefore, on your holiday vacation, spare time and visit one of the amazing waterfalls in the world.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
This is one of the best places you can visit during your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda. The park is located southwestern parts of Uganda with an amazing impenetrable forest where Bwindi national park is found. Also, along the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and on the edge of the western rift valley of Volcanoes national park. The min key attraction in this park is mountain gorilla tracking which is one of the tourist activities to attract most travelers not only in Uganda and the continent of Africa.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the best places to visit in the southwestern regions of Uganda which is positioned an area of 1978 square kilometers in the part of rolling plains east of Lake Edward and foothills of mountain Rwenzori. It is also among the most recommended destinations for five big wildlife viewing and these include leopards, Uganda kob, crocodile, hippos, tree-climbing lion, chimpanzees as well as a lot of bird species. Some of the activities to do while in Queen Elizabeth national park are boat cruise along on Kazinga channel, game drives, tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sectors and many others.
Kibale national park
In the western sides of Uganda is where this national park was found and it was gazetted in 1993. It is popular because its chimpanzees. The Park is a useful eco-tourism and tourism destination. For tourists who plan to visit chimpanzees, the Kibale forest is the most recommended destination for chimpanzee tracking and habituation in Africa.
Kidepo valley national park.
On your holiday vacation get the time and visit the only destination in the northeastern part of Uganda on the border between Uganda and Sudan, where you will enjoy game viewing as the park is blessed with many wildlife animals and some of them are leopards, hyenas, bush duikers, cheetah, buffaloes, elephants and so on. It is the only national park in Uganda with ostrich, also good for a cultural experience.
Lake Victoria is the next freshwater body in Lake Victoria in wild after Lake Superior in North America,. It covers an area of 68,800 square miles. At first, it was known as Lake Nalubaale and named after Queen Victoria by explorer John Hanning Speke. Lake Victoria is among the biggest African great lakes and stretches in three East Africa countries are Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya but the largest portion is in Uganda. It has a lot of tourist activities one can do on his/her holiday in Uganda are from sport fishing, swimming, beaches, birding, and many more.
Zziwa Rhino sanctuary.
It found nearby on the way to Murchison falls national park just about 175 kilometers on the Kampala Gulu highway. This sanctuary is home to one of the big five wildlife known as Rhinos and It is the place in Uganda for rhino tracking.
Ngamba is among the islands on Lake Victoria, it is where Ngamba island chimp sanctuary is positioned. The main reason why Ngamba island sanctuary was created was to protect the rescued chimps from poachers by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). It covers an area of 100 acres. For tourists who are interested in visiting chimpanzees, this place is good for you. At Ngamba island sanctuary, there are team researchers that take care of chimps. While visiting Ngamba island chimp sanctuary, once you visit this place, you will also have a big chance to spend more time with chimps and also engage in daily activities like feeding the chimps. besides chimps, other wildlife to see on the island are lizards, otters as well as various bird species.
Ssese Islands consist of 84 islands in Kalangala district. It is good for relaxation after visiting mountain gorillas of Uganda, wildlife safari, or hiking mountains. With attractive beaches and spectacular sites which are good for relaxation. Activities to do while at Ssese islands are forest walks, sport fishing, visiting Kihumuro cave, visiting the island club, and others.
The south-western region of Uganda is where the amazing Lake Bunyonyi is found and also 7 kilometers to the west of Kabale town. Embroidered with the 29 islands, Lake Bunyonyi is over 25 kilometers long, 7 kilometers wide and 35,000 feet deep putting it top of the list as the deepest Lake in East Africa. It is surrounded by steep Kigezi terraced hills, lush green vegetation and is conveniently located in the remote area that supplements the beautiful scenery with a quiet ambiance to chill out, hide away and enjoy the spoils of the perfect south-western climate. Activities to do while at Lake Bunyonyi are canoeing, mountain gorilla trekking, bird watching, boat cruise, and many more.
Uganda has a lot of amazing historical sites and museums and they are positioned in the main capital city Kampala, visit them and get a chance to explore more about them.
When to visit Uganda for Gorilla And Wildlife Safari
Uganda’s best tourist destinations can be visited at any time of the year. But the best seasons in the country to visit several places during your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda run from June-August and December-February because during this period the hiking trails are not too slippery and muddy which makes your trip excellent. However, most of Uganda’s destinations are found in the tropical rain forest and their weather is unpredictable so at any time it can rain even in the dry season. The wet season that is from March, April, May, October, and November is also a good period to do some activities like bird watching because at such time is when migratory birds visit Uganda, as there is enough food in the forests. Also, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and other wildlife animals are looking healthier and their no longer move long distances since there is food in their natural habitats, hiking trails are used to be slippery and muddy.
During your African vacation or holiday, at least visit one of the tourist destinations in Uganda and enjoy an unforgettable experience in your entire lifetime. For more information, please get in touch with Africa Adventure Vacations.