Why Should One Visit Uganda Safari /What is Uganda like to visit? Uganda a country filled with peace and harmony and a very welcoming with friendliest people. Despite it features with bio-diversity of excellent terrain that inhabits abundance of safaris, from strapping on your hiking foot trip and trekking through lush rainforest in order to explore wildlife species, Mountains, birdlife, Primates-Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees among others. Uganda is also a beautiful destination that havens with the variation in habitat attracting a vast total of 1095 bird species including the crowning glory of the shoebill –a sought after bird for the true birder.
More so, Uganda boosts with the Big Five parks of Uganda such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley National Park, they are truly game viewing destination on Uganda Safaris with untouched wilderness that boosts a fraction of the tourist’s number which may get attracted with the experience for those visiting the more developed destination. Additionally, to those much interested in encountering unique primates and which are most visited on Uganda Safari, the mountain gorillas which can found in two Uganda National Park –Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park both are located in southwestern region of Uganda.
To those interested in doing Gorilla trekking flies into Entebbe Airport and according to how long you will stay and the arrival time, which often overnight on the shores of Lake Victoria before flying out or travel to the southwestern parks. Then the following morning be transferred to Bwindi.
For the first time Gorilla trekking is often overwhelming and some visitors don’t take it all in. This activity may take 3 to 4 days ,1 days to travel ,2 day Gorilla trekking and 3 day travel back to Entebbe Airport to get back their home country, or else head out onto other Uganda Safari ,take a visit to Kibale Forest National Park a home to vast primates the great apes –Chimpanzees and other species , Queen Elizabeth National Park a home to diversity of wildlife species ,a home to unique tree climbing lions and Murchison Falls a famous home to have spectacular view of the world’s most powerful waterfalls ‘’Murchison Falls’’ and range of wildlife species. , travel the end of Uganda and be able to explore the untouched jungle park like Kidepo Valley National Park.
When should I visit? /Best time I should go
Uganda as destination can be visited throughout the year but the best time to travel Uganda without disruption of heavy rain fall is during the dry season which happens from June to September and December to February. You can still visit Uganda in wet seasons from March to May and November where you can be able to enjoy the green beauty of the grassland and the best to encounter plenty of bird species since food can be plenty in the park but endeavor to carry a pair of binocular, Why Should One Visit Uganda Safari?.
Why should one visit Uganda/ Reason Why you should visit Uganda?
Gorillas /Mountain Gorillas
Uganda is blessed to be one of the three countries in the world where you can encounter or see half the world’s still existing population of mountain gorillas which estimates about 1065 individuals. It boosts with two Gorilla Trekking-National Parks which are Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Other places to find mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Virunga National park in Democratic Republic of Congo. However, Uganda’s Bwindi is the home to half remaining world’s mountain gorillas unlike its neighbor Rwanda. Note, one can be able to trek gorillas in one of three countries must have a valid Gorilla permits which can be purchased on governmental body office, each country has its main offices like in Uganda can be bought direct from ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rwanda at Rwanda Development Board and Congo can be booked inside Virunga National Park.
Uganda gorilla permits costs USD700 per person per day, Rwanda gorilla permits costs USD1,500 Per person per trek and Congo gorilla trekking costs USD400.
Best time to do Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Gorilla trekking is best done between the month of December to February and June and Mid-September.
Uganda welcomes you with vast diversity of wildlife which can be adventured in ten national park and various game reserve home to the most explored animal species such as elephant, hippos, zebras, lion’s leopards, antelopes and over 1095 bird species. Uganda’s best wildlife viewing among others is Queen Elizabeth National park located in southwestern Uganda country approximately 5 to 6hours drive from Kampala capital, which was established in 1952 to protect bio diversity of wildlife species and bird species as well as wide range of vast landscape inhabiting open savannah, bushland, wetlands and lush forest. The park’s remote Ishasha sector is the most famous and most visited by the tourists because its home to tree climbing lions.
Uganda is beautiful destination as it is surrounded with waterbodies of second largest lake in world ‘’Lake Victoria’’, it also gives breath-taking scenery like to its west there is glacier capped Rwenzori Mountain range, once was named ‘’Mountain of the Moon’’. Above all, it stuns with beautiful world’s longest river that flows the length of Uganda from the Lake Victoria in the south to the rolling grassland to the north and across the border into South Sudan. It is also boost as a home to dense forest, open plain and stunning lush and diverse eco-system of flora and fauna species.
Ugandans we are known as friendliest in Africa and welcoming you ever imagine or meet. However, meeting up with locals will definitely give you a good picture on how these people behave with their awesome greetings with beautiful smile together with the wave, thus making it a beautiful country.