Uganda tours are the best exciting tour packages that are offered by different tour companies and tour operators who are professional enough to plan for your travel itinerary that can take you to one of your chosen safari destination around the pearl of Africa. So if you’re planning to do Uganda tours. Note that, Uganda is among the top-visited travel destination in the world that’s why is called the pearl of Africa. And many may wonder why the reason is because of the incredible gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee trekking. Perhaps, gorilla trekking is a once in a lifetime experience and is the top done activity in entire East Africa but there are so much more to explore on Uganda on tours.
However, Uganda is located on the equator and that’s the reason why it is a fertile and green country. The diversity in the landscape is amazing and supportive for travellers who wish to do so much more than the only safari. On your Uganda tours never miss out on going on amazing chimpanzee tracking or make a shoebill safari to Murchison falls national park or else at mabamba swamps.
Uganda is a great tourist destination as well where you can be able to make wondrous game drive viewing and some of the animals to be spotted include; lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and many more .Besides that you can do culture encounter ,golden monkey trekking , birding ,nature walk ,community tour ,chimpanzee tracking ,gorilla trekking ,night game drives ,horseback riding safari among others .We Achieve global safaris we offer both group tours and private tours to all ten national parks in Uganda including ,Murchison falls national park ,Queen Elizabeth national park which are good for game drive ,night game drive ,chimpanzee tracking ,boat cruise along kazinga channel and on Victoria Nile, Kidepo valley national park for game drive ,culture encounter ,Lake Mburo national park ,kibale national park known as a primitive capital destination with over 1500 chimpanzee individuals ,Semuliki national park good for birding ,nature walk ,Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park famously known as a home for endangered mountain gorillas plus other small primates ,Rwenzori mountain national park good for the hikers ,visit the game reserves ,zoos .You can as well visit the wonderful and stunning lakes like Lake Victoria the largest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi known as a place for little birds and cool place for relaxation come along lake Mutanda.
Reasons as to why you should visit Uganda
Many travellers who visit Uganda come to explore its beauty and the plenty of attractions ranging from a different variety of species like wildlife species. Uganda host a number of 1070 bird species, 5000 chimpanzees, over 13 primates species, mammals, boosts with half of the mountain gorillas that are still remaining in the world, various beautiful butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, several water bodies and very much more to be explored during Uganda tours.
The sustainable tour operator to use: While planning a Uganda tour, it needs a traveller to be more careful not to just contact any tour operator you meet online. First, try as much as possible to get registered company with ‘’AUTO’’ Association of Uganda Tour Operator. And we Achieve global safaris we are fully registered, with great love to fit your travel needs like organising adventure safari tours for our client. Book your Uganda tour with Achieve global safaris and enjoy the green and tourist attraction of pearl of Africa.
When is the best time to visit Uganda?
Uganda can be visited throughout the year, the gorgeous mountain gorilla trekking is on the most tourist itineraries and permits are available yearly. Uganda is a tropical country with lots of rainfall and it has two seasons in a year that is, the wettest months which occur in March to May and these months’ roads can be in poor condition leading to poor accessibility of the park and forest trails can be slippery. And during wet season months, some lodges close down and some roads become very slippery and muddy and difficult to reach the park.
Dry seasons: The dry season months are June to August and December to February which offers the easiest travel conditions for all the activities to be done on Uganda tours such as gorilla trekking which needs to trek in dry forest trails, nature walk, game drive, golden monkey trekking, mongoose tracking, community walk, wildlife viewing and all these activities can be best done in dry season month making spotting them very easy.
Why visit Uganda and what are the major attractions in its national park
Uganda is popularly known for its mountain gorilla tours and many people who are visiting Uganda should include a gorilla trekking experience in their itinerary and you can consider visiting some of the savannah reserves and chimpanzee tracking. Note that, Uganda has lot more to offer, a travel can as well visit Queen Elizabeth national park which offers a variety of activities like chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, boat trip on kazinga channel, wildlife view which is one of the highlight in the park, tree-climbing lions in the ishasha sector, come along Murchison falls national park the largest national park of Uganda, which offers rewardable wildlife viewing as well as spectacular scenic beauty, do boat cruise on the Nile River to the famous Murchison falls, do birding where you can be able to sightsee the rare shoebill stork .kidepo valley national park known as a true African wilderness, you can visit it and encounter in the true wilderness which is a home to very many species and they cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Do cultural encounter at Ndere tradition centre and many more.
Activities expected to be done while on the Uganda tours.
Travellers should expect a lot to see on your Uganda tours. And such activities to be done they include;
Gorilla trekking: This is the most done activity on Uganda tours which can be conducted in two famous recognised protected area managed by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority that Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both situated in the south-western region of Uganda which leads you to the natural habitant of half on mountain gorillas that are left in the world. Depending on traveller’s choice of activity, there are two gorilla trekking experience that is gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation which is a full day activity. First all, gorilla trekking starts in the morning hours accompanied by the guide who leads you to forest trails and once they are found, you’re given one hour to watch them swinging on the trees, play around, display their nests in the evening hours and many more.
Gorilla trekking permits of now costs USD600 and with effect by 1st July 2020 it will rise to USD700 Per person per day and gorilla habituation permit remains at its cost of USD1500.
Chimpanzee tracking: On your visit to Uganda tours, one can be able to engage in chimpanzee trekking experience which is done in several primitive destinations that is kibale forest national park known as the primate’s world, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, kyambura gorge and it’s you the traveller to choose the best chimpanzee trekking tour destination. You can as well be interested in ‘’CHEX’’ chimpanzee habituation experience which is only carried out in kibale forest national park that allows a full day in the wild research and learns the behaviours of the chimpanzees.
Game drives: Carrying out game drive is the best way to view variety of mammals and the only way of achieving through amazing game drive is to visit Uganda protected national parks which include Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park while on your game drive on Uganda tours expect to see variety of wild animals like primates including chimpanzees, olive baboons, white and black monkeys, mammals such as zebras, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, Elands, and many more to be encountered.
Bird watching: To travellers who prefer birding, they get a great chance of sighting seeing different species of birds during Uganda tours. What you need to do is carry a pair of binoculars and have clear viewing of several bird species and these are the most visited birding destination while on Uganda tours include Bigondi swampy area, Maramangambo forest, Budongo forest, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley and many others. The most spotted bird species include; the rare shoe bill stock, Goliath Herons, Brown parrot, Whistling duck, brown-throated wattle-eye, Emerald spotted wood dove and all these species and more which have been not listed above make Uganda one of the top birding destinations in the world.
Boat cruise: Uganda is blessed with lots of water bodies where one can engage in boat cruise while on Uganda tours. There are many water bodies found in the country are bilharzia free and free from crocodiles. During a Uganda tour, visitors can enjoy a boat cruise on water vessels of Kazinga channel with in Queen Elizabeth national park, in Murchison falls national park boat cruise can be done along Victoria Nile or Nile delta, Lake Mburo national park, canoeing on Lake bunyonyi. You can enjoy your boat cruise while viewing beautiful water birds, mammals on the shores.
Other activities to be explored during the Uganda tours include; cultural encounter visiting the Batwa pygmies in Bwindi, guided nature walk, white water rafting, hot air balloons, swimming, bungee jumping, kayaking, zip-lining, Quad biking, camping among others which gives everlasting memories.
What to pack for a Uganda tour?
One planning to do Uganda tours should always consider what to pack for his or her travelling itinerary in order to be on the safe side; a Clear camera fully charged, Rain gears, good hiking shoes, waterproof bag, warm clothes, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen to protect the body from sunburn, enough mineral =water bottle, packed food and many more other items.
Is Uganda safe for tourists
Today Uganda is a very safe and secure destination to visit, even though it has a bad report press in the past due to instability that occurred in the northern region of the country. But these problems are no longer exists so tourist are free to tour the whole country. This new level of security has opened up the north for tourism, particularly in the true African wilderness ‘’kidepo valley national park. The easiest way of accessing kidepo valley national park is by use of charter flight from Entebbe international airport to pakuba airstrip.
What type of accommodation can I expect on safari?
Uganda hosts with lots of accommodation facilities in each designated tourism area located in different destinations. Ranging from budget, mid-range and luxury that are easily accessed on Uganda tour. And most of the lodges are found inside or near the national park in order to enhance easy access to the park activities.