Top activities to do while on a Uganda safari : Uganda the land locked country that is also referred to as “the Pearl of Africa” is known to be among the best destinations in Africa where one can choose to go to while planning to go on a Uganda safari. Visiting this country gives you chances to learn extraordinary experiences while exploring through the amazing beauty of the country. Uganda as a country has many unique attractions such as; wildlife species, which make individuals, visit worth it. More so, this country has a lot to offer to its guests such as; cultural tours due to the fact that it has very many different cultures, adventure experience whereby tourists can get chances to engage in wildlife tours within national parks, hiking tours around mountainous areas, fresh water bodies, primate tours, birding tours and many others.
More so, a visit to Uganda while on a safari is worth a good experience because it also gives tourists great opportunities to involve themselves in various interesting activities whereby it well known that there are over 30 interesting things to do while in Uganda and these include;
Top things to do while on a safari in Uganda.
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the commonly activities done by tourists who travel to Uganda on a safari because this country is known to be a home to a big number of chimpanzee species and over 13 different primate species. Chimpanzee trekking is best done in places like; Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale national park, Kyambura Gorge, Tooro-semiliki wildlife reserve, Budongo forest, kalinzu forest among others. During this activity, after the chimpanzees are being located, tourists are being given one hour to interact with the species as they learn about their daily lifestyle, watch how they and groom each other.
Gorilla trekking is when tourists move within the dense forests tracking where the endangered mountain gorilla species are located and during this activity, tourists are always encouraged to respect and follow the park rangers/ guides information in order to avoid any harm such as; keeping a distance of about 7 meters while in the presence of the mountain gorillas. This activity takes about 2-4 hours and after they are being located, tourists are given ne hour to interact with the endangered mountain gorilla species. Gorilla trekking activities are best done in places like; Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park. more so this activity is best for tourists who are physically fit and in good health conditions due to the fact that involves hiking which seems to be more tiring.
Uganda is known to have very many cultures and each of them has their different lifestyle, each community has a different way of cultural dressing, languages, different traditional dance and songs, and they all offer a different recipe and this is experience while exploring through the Uganda’s staple food such as; Eshabwe from the Ankole, Maleewa from the Bagisu, Luwombo from the Baganda, Atapa from the Teso, Malakwang from the Acholi among others. more so, during the cultural experience, tourists can opt to visit the Batwa trail, Ndere centre, visit the Museum, stop by the Igongo cultural centre, the national theatre and lastly, visiting the souvenir shops which are located in and outside Kampala gives a great feeling and taste of the Uganda’s interesting cultures.
Uganda as a country is known to be a birders paradise because it harbours a variety numbers of about 1050 bird species and therefore one’s safari in Uganda would be considered incomplete without engaging in Bird watching activities. More so, the tropical rain forests, lakeside such Lake Victoria, swamps, savannah grasslands act as home to these beautiful bird species. Tourists can be to spot birds as they fly over the River Nile and wonder through the swamps of the Mabamba Island, through the Bigodi wetlands where bird lovers are able to sight see the great blue turaco, through Bwindi impenetrable national park, individuals can also see the central Africa species in Semuliki national park, Denham’s Bustard within Murchison falls national park, and the rare shoebill stork within the Mabamba swamp and many others.
Game drive activities is known as one of the most convenient ways tourists can go about wildlife viewing due to the fact that they always use a 4 by 4 wheels that have open roofs where tourists are helped to capture clear views of wildlife species using their eyes, binoculars, and good cameras to take pictures and record videos of animals like; warthogs, giraffes, hyenas, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, ostriches, birds, climbing lions and many others. During these activities, tourists are always accompanied with the park rangers/guides who help in leading them to places where they can easily get to see wildlife species. Therefore, these places include; Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park and Lake Mburo national park and tourists should note that these activities are done in different sessions for example; the morning game drives, afternoon game drives and nocturnal game drives.
Boat cruise safaris.
Boat cruise activities are one of the most liked activities whereby they create a breathe taking moments while exploring on water through beautiful nature in the surrounding and also get a chance to sight see several animal species while on water such as; Nile crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks and many others. These activities are best done along the Kazinga channel, River Nile and many others.
Apart from the mentioned above, there are many more activities that tourists can engage in while on their safari in Uganda, and these include; Volcano hiking, Canoeing which is best done on Lake Bunyonyi, Water rafting, Kampala city tour, Rhino tracking, Golden Monkey tracking, Hiking to sipi falls, mountain climbing, horseback safaris in Lake Mburo, visiting the source of Nile in Jinja, sport fishing, guided nature walks, chimpanzee habituation and many others.