We organise customised Uganda safaris for our clients to ensure that they enjoy the best experiences the Pearl of Africa has got to offer. Top encounters on our Uganda safaris menu include the breathtaking gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see the endangered mountain gorillas. Others include game viewing in large savannah parks, chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, nature walks, mountaineering, cultural and historical tours, among others. Leading destinations for Uganda safaris include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park for game viewing experiences. Kibale Forest National Park is popular for primate experiences like chimpanzee tracking while Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is popular for golden monkey tracking as well as gorilla trekking. Mount Rwenzori National Park and Mount Elgon National Park are known for mountain climbing safaris.
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Uganda safaris – what to to and see
Dubbed as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is an exceptional travel destination, which offers outstanding adventure and luxury experiences. The natural beauty of hills, rivers, lakes, plains, wildlife and beautiful vegetation make Uganda one of the beautiful countries in the world. There are lots of interesting things to see and do on your Uganda safari! The top travel experiences in Uganda include:
Mountain Gorilla Trekking
Over 50% of travelers to Uganda choose mountain gorilla trekking as their number one priority. Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks both Located in the southwestern region. Interestingly, Uganda is home to over 600 mountain gorillas, which count to half of the world’s total gorilla population. Altogether, Uganda has 22 gorilla families, which guarantee availability of roughly 176 gorilla permits each day. The high number of gorilla families in Uganda gives many travelers a chance to trek gorillas compared to Rwanda and Congo. Each gorilla permit in Uganda costs $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens. Uganda gorilla safaris also entail gorilla habituation experience, which allow you to spend extended time (4hrs) with the endangered gorillas
Chimpanzee trekking is yet another interesting activity to do in Uganda ranked second to mountain gorilla trekking. Treks to see chimpanzees in Uganda are done in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo Forest. Interestingly, the cost of chimpanzee trekking is quite cheaper at $200 for foreign non-residents, $150 for foreign residents and UGX 150,000 for East African Citizens. Travelers are allowed to spend an hour with the endangered chimps. You can also take part in the experimental chimpanzee habituation experience for extended time with the endangered chimps
Do not missguided game viewing experiences in the savannah Parks of Uganda. Moring, day and night game drives offer you chance to see a variety of wild animals grazing and predators hunting. The top parks best for game viewing in Uganda are Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National parks. Expect to see a variety of wild animals such as Elephants, Lions, Zebras, Giraffes, Topis, Impalas, Uganda Kobs, Leopards, Leopards, Buffalos and Oribis among others
Golden Monkey Trekking
This takes place in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro district and it’s the only place to see these endangered species in the whole country. The permit to see golden monkeys in Uganda is $60 for trekking and $100 for the habituation experience
Still on your Uganda safari, explore the indigenous cultural tribes to learn and experience the traditions, norms and customs of Uganda’s local people. Enjoy the guided batwa cultural trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National park to learn and experience the traditions, norms and customs of these forest people. The other interesting people to visit in Uganda are the IK people in Kidepo Valley National Park, northeastern Uganda.
If you are looking for an adventure, be part of our Uganda safaris! Gorilla Trek Africa offers guided adventure experiences such as mountain climbing to the summit of the snow capped Mt Rwenzori, bungee jumping at the source of Nile, white water rafting and Virunga volcano hiking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
In general, Uganda offers it all you need on safari. Contact Gorilla Trek Africa, book your Uganda safari and explore the “Pearl of Africa”