Butterfly Watching Safaris in Uganda
While planning to take a safari to the most naturally endowed country in the Eastern part of Africa-Uganda, get ready to see more than you expected since you will enjoy the sights and sounds regardless of which part of the country you will visit. Whether your itinerary talks about gorilla trekking safari, chimpanzee safaris or wildlife tours, butterfly watching is obvious though less attention may be availed to it since concentration will be on the main items on the itinerary.
Uganda is a hub for major touristic safaris that are a thrill and experiential beyond what you would expect. These include: birding safaris, wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee and primates’ safaris, butterfly safaris to mention a few and once you are in the country, the mood for nature is automatically activated. The best places for these kinds of safaris are areas with thick vegetation cover, savannah vegetation, forests and many more which Uganda is abundantly blessed with for instance the afro-tropical vegetation covers about 33% of the total land area in the country, giving rise to butterfly watching safaris.
Just like hot air balloon safaris, butterfly watching safaris are less tapped or exploited too as majority of the tourists have more interest in gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee trekking and. However, as far as tourist activities is concerned, there is plenty to see in Uganda than you can ever imagine.
In Uganda, the best places for butterfly watching safaris are; Budongo forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Mabira Forest hence this activity can best be conducted in most of the national parks in the country.
With the greatest threat to the butterfly species being the destruction of their habitats like forests for several other activities like agriculture, the catching of them by nearby community for food like for example at Budongo forest.
There are different families of butterflies sighted in Uganda which will satisfy your butterfly watching urge and these groups include; Papilionidae with over 31 butterfly species, Pieridae has about 99 butterfly species, Nymphalidae has 447 species and Lycaenidae has 479 butterfly species. All these species have been spotted in Budongo forest and other butterfly watching destinations in Uganda. This should give the ardent and enthusiastic butterfly watchers countless reasons to visit Uganda for this kind of unique safari which has not been fully tapped and exploited.
The main reason for you visiting Uganda could be butterfly watching safaris however, we recommend a few sites where you can go to see the wildlife, have a boat cruise, visit the Source of the Nile, or possibly if time allows, visit the gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or spend time in the primate capital of the world undertaking chimpanzee and other primates trekking with the best tour operator in the region-Jewel Safaris LTD.
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