Top Safari Activities to include on your Uganda Safari ; First all ,Uganda is among the best touristic destination in African countries that boasts with several different attractions that attracts millions of people to visit Uganda in regards of encountering its scenic nature landscape with high population of wildlife species such as the unique mountain gorillas renown as the most sought species on Uganda tours ,come along with rare tree climbing lions and it also hosts with lots of amazing primates with over 5,000 chimpanzee individuals plus other small primates as well as all the big fives can be adventured in Uganda’s hidden safari destination ,the culture itself is rewarding thus making Uganda Safaris a place worthwhile, Top Safari Activities to Include on Your Uganda Safari.
Gorilla Trekking Experience
Gorilla trekking is unbeaten experience where every traveler wouldn’t miss in to include on visit to Uganda. This activity is done in the group of eight ‘’8’’ people lead by the park rangers in search for the famous mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning at 8am after briefing at the park head quarter , meet your guide to locate you to the assigned gorilla family .Note that Gorilla trekking Uganda is done Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park a home to the half remaining mountain gorillas with over 650 habituated individuals and are splintered in four gorilla trekking sector ;Buhoma ,Ruhija ,Rushaga and Nkuringo sector but one sector –Rushaga was put aside for Gorilla habituation experience which is a full day activity with 4 hours allowed to spend with Gorillas and enjoy their amazing life style .
This activity can take 30 to 6 hours depending on their movements but once are allocated one hour is provided to you to spend with them watch them as they play, feed, behavior and how they survive in the forest as well as taking photography and video recording back to the lodge.
Chimpanzee tracking –trekking
Uganda is primitive capital in Africa with over 13 different primates and the best done chimpanzee tracking is in Kibale Forest National Park a home with over 1,500 individuals and Uganda has a total of about 5,000 chimpanzees of which the remaining species can be viewed in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Kalinzu forest located near Queen Elizabeth, Tooro-Semliki wildlife reserve among others. You can still visit the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary a great place to view and feed the orphaned rescued chimps.
Chimpanzee tracking starts early in the morning after briefing and after hike in the forest trail head with a guide in search for them. The activity may take about 30 to 5 hours hiking in the forest. Once you locate them one hour is given to you to watch and enjoy their daily life, how they feed, play and groom their young ones as well as taking pictures.
Uganda is a truly bird safari destination because in every area and whatever step you take you can see a bird though the best birding destination without destruction include; Mabamba Island good to watch shoe bills, Bigondi wetland allows you to spot a Great Turaco, Murchison Falls National park a great location to see savanna endemics such as Denham’s Bustard and Semuliki National Park also a truly haven for birders.
Note; Uganda is gifted with over 1090 bird species.
Uganda has several unique tribes and each tribe offers different recipe, cultural dress attire of sense of the style, language, traditional song and dance. Visit Uganda cultural and try out the famous Luwombo from Buganda, Eshabwe from Ankole, Atapa from the Bagishu of the East and the Teso people. On visit never miss out a visit to Batwa trail where you will be able to participate in traditional life of Batwa in Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Visit Igongo Cultural Centre, Ndere Centre a famous place to visit and enjoy the Ankole traditional dance. Visit the village center for the souvenir shopping.
Water Rafting Experience
This is an activity to be included to the list of your Uganda Safari and best done along the famous Source of the Nile in Jinja districts which is about 2 to 3 hours’ drive from Kampala to the main destination. Water rafting experience on the Nile River will allow you to view the wild hearts that crave a great explorations of the Nile one rapid immersion at a time. The activity is done in grades like Grade 5 which is extreme rafting –River board, Grade 3 full day rafting. Then after your done with the experience. At the ground you will be able to enjoy this exhilarating activity, local music, bonfires, barbeques and dancing await you on the banks of the Nile, Top Safari Activities to Include on Your Uganda Safari.
Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi known as a home of Switzerland with little beautiful birds and the lake is speckled with over 29 island surrounded by prissily terraced food gardens. Therefore, these rewarding Island can be reached by canoeing and are good for spotting birds or you can tour around the lake and the community around the lake.
This is one of the most done activity on Uganda safari which can be done in different Uganda national park such as Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth national park. Game drive is best enjoyed while using 4×4 wheels and on open roof, binocular, clear good camera and wildlife species are the summary of what a game drive involves. Uganda game drive will lead you to National park and be able to adventure the unique tree climbing lions, warthogs, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hyenas, zebras and birds like Ostriches among others.
Uganda is a landmark of uniqueness such hills, valleys, volcanic mountains. On visit to volcano, you can tour Mount Elgon that measures about 4,321 meters with the largest caldera in the world. These volcanoes allow you to enjoy a rocky climb and you can walk through the dense forests that grow on the forest that grew on the fertile slopes of the volcanoes, Top Safari Activities to Include on Your Uganda Safari
The boat cruise is one of the most tranquil way to explore Uganda’s water species such as hippos, crocodile’s elephant as well as beautiful water birds like kingfishers, heron, shoe bill stork, Great turaco, egrets among others.
Kampala City Tour
On visit to Uganda you can include on your bucket list to your Kampala city tours which can be done on both foot and the day.
Places to visits include; You can visit Kasubi town, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga Cathedral, visit Bahia Temple, Hindu temple and the independence monument not leaving out a visit to Uganda Marty’ Shrine in Namugongo. While on City tour ask the guide and have a taste of the famous Rolex that attracts the foreigners on visit here.