Uganda remains one of the top safari destinations with enchanting wildlife experiences in the various national parks that are well endowed with a number of wildlife species including the famous endangered mountain gorillas, playful chimpanzees, spotting the unique shoebill stork, the big five, and breath-taking views of the savannah as you navigate different paths/routes within the park. Uganda has some of the greatest safari opportunities that should be top on your bucket list.
Gorilla trekking is a mind-blowing and exciting activity, you ought to be well prepared to encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both destinations offer you an opportunity to be in the presence of mountain gorillas and observe and discover their different behavior and characteristics as they go about their daily life. Not forgetting to capture every moment spent on your camera. Ensure to pack the right clothing for the gorilla tracking activity so as to avoid any challenges.
A Uganda safari is not complete without stopping by the prominent savannah parks that provide you moments to overlook animal and bird species roaming as they graze. With a diverse ecosystem, it attracts a broad number of animals such as the big five, and other species like giraffes, antelopes, cheetahs, and leopards. Exploit and discover more during wildlife viewing while on a game drive in a 4X4 open-roof safari vehicle, take a nature walk and have a close encounter with wildlife. Wildlife viewing is best done using binoculars because they give an excellent observation of the animals from a distance.
Uganda is well known as a birding paradise boasting about 1085 bird species and several others being discovered every now and then, and a diverse number of key birding spots including all national parks. Prominent areas for excellent birding besides the parks i.e., Mabamba swamp for the famous shoebill. Use your binoculars to get a big and clear picture of the different species.
Uganda has different hiking destinations all with scenic views and trails that take you exploring the unique topography. Visit Uganda and take on an adventure to the Rwenzori mountains, Mount Elgon at the border with Kenya, and the beautiful Sipi falls at the foothills of Mount Elgon.
Besides gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking is also available at Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest, and Kaniyo Pabidi in Budongo Forest. Witness the friendly/social primates as they jump from one tree branch to another, grooming, and feeding. Take note of their human-like behavior and other habits as they go on with day to day lives.
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