Holidays in Uganda
Safari Holidays in Uganda
There is no other country in Africa – like Uganda – the “Pearl of Africa”. In 1908, in his book My African Journey, Sir Winston Churchill wrote, “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa”. The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa.”
From its source in Lake Victoria, the River Nile crosses the Rift Valley to give Uganda a dazzling range of unique habitats. Uganda’s resulting beauty, natural wonders and biodiversity have impressed generations of travelers. Visitors return for Uganda’s welcoming people and temperate climate. Uganda’s most coveted natural attractions include the endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees and over 1,000 species of birds. Uganda’s diverse habitats have enthralled wildlife-watchers, and seasoned African Safari-goers, for decades.
Hikers and mountain climbers congregate in the Rwenzori Mountains as well as in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which also boasts three major peaks. Game and bird viewing is particularly popular in Uganda’s many national parks, and one of the special attractions is the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Yet there is so much more to Uganda: walking or quad bike safaris, mountain climbing and grade 5 white water rafting are a few of the adventure activities. Her culture of 52 tribes and their languages and dance set the country apart. A comparatively small country, Uganda has won many accolades including Lonely Planet number one destination to visit in 2012.
Tailor-made Uganda Safaris
Uganda Safaris are popular with gorilla trekking adventurers. Unlike other East African destinations, Africa safari holidays in Uganda feature both the Savannah Wildlife Plains and the Rainforest Jungles that make Uganda a top primate destination in the whole of Africa. Our listed Uganda safaris are just an example of what a tailor-made safari looks like but when you enquire about any of these trips, a safari consultant will work with you to create an African safari that fits within your likes and plans. We’ll take care of all the ground handling including getting the permits on your behalf. So take the first step right away and request for a chat or quote right now.
5 Days Gorillas Golden Monkey & Sabinyo Hike Experience
Mountain hike the rare primates of Mgahinga.
6 Days Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Parks Tour
Track the elusive chimps and take a classic game drive & boat safari
7 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari
Murchison Falls, Kibale Chimps, and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
8 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Sabinyo Hiking Tour
Trekking gorillas in Uganda and hiking the moderate Sabinyo mountain.
9 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari
Primate Safari Experience and Savannah game drives.
What to expect in Uganda
The large mammals vary from park to park. In general, a safari including two or more parks, will include Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, Crocodiles, Uganda Kob, Bush buck, Water buck, Reed buck, Warthogs, Hyena, to name a few. Leopard sightings are rare, although they do live in most parks in the country. Rhinos can be seen in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary near Masindi, and Impala, Zebra – and occasionally Eland – may be seen in Lake Mburo. Giraffes in Murchison Falls NP, L.Mburo and Kidepo valley NP. Cheetah can be seen in Kidepo in northern Uganda, a fabulously beautiful several virgin parts of the country.
Uganda is one of the best places in the world to view Chimpanzees with trekking available in Kibale Forest, Kyambura and many other forested areas in Uganda. Gorilla tracking safaris are at Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks in the far southwest of the country, with access also available in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire). Fourteen other species of primates can be seen in Uganda.
Uganda’s strategic position on the Albertine Rift Valley makes it home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. More than 1,060 species of birds can be viewed, including many migrating birds. Unique species of butterflies are also found. The l.victoria the worlds’ largest fresh water basin, L.bunyonyi the deepest Lava dammed lake in the world. The varied climatic zones of the Uganda intersecting each other with clear disparity.
Uganda’s attractions we love
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Entebbe International Airport (EBB), the only international airport in the country where you’re likely to land.
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Foreign citizens require a visa for Uganda which can be obtained prior to travel or easily on arrival. Current cost is approx US$50. Please visit visas.immigration.go.ug for more information.
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