When you visit Uganda, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a genuine classic African-safari that include seeing the big game, enjoy the varied wildlife experiences, bird watching and breathtaking views of the Uganda’s scenery. Don’t miss out on the popularly known Africa Big Five animals which include: Rhinos, Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants and Leopards.
In this article we focus on Uganda’s Wildlife Safaris, what they include, where you can take them and how best to enjoy this kind of safari. One special thing you should know about Destination Uganda is that its different games parks complement each other as each of them offers a different unique wildlife encounter and experience. When it comes to Uganda, worry not because this country is greatly diversified no wonder its referred to as ‘The Pearl of Africa’.
Uganda has a total of total of 10 national parks found across the country and each of these offers its unique opportunities of game viewing. Among these is Murchison Falls National Park – the largest and most diverse of them all, Kidepo Valley National Park home of the cheetahs in the far northeastern corner of the country, Lake Mburo with the highest number of Zebras, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the most scenic and hoe of the tree climbing lions and Semliki National Park home to the forest elephants.
The most common way of seeing wild animals while on safari in Uganda is through game drives. The game drives are commonly conducted early in the morning as well as in the late evening, although there are exceptional parks like Semliki and Kidepo where you can enjoy a night game drive. During these you will explore the magical wild terrains of the park, see the early riser animals as well as the nocturnal animals. The drives take 3 to 4 hours and are normally conducted in four wheel drive powerful cars that can conquer all terrains. Uganda also offers the best and most enjoyable boat ride safaris during which you will encounter different wildlife. These are conducted on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, on Lake Mburo in Lake Mburo National Park and on river Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. Game Walks are also conducted very early in the morning although this activity is limited to just a few parks including Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Kidepo National Park. Horseback Rides are a very unique way of encountering wildlife. You will set out into the jungle on horseback to see the wild animals. This is done in Lake Mburo National Park. Fortunately Uganda has a large number of accommodation facilities found in and around the different wildlife parks across the country, and these are differently rated. Among these are budget facilities, mid-range and the luxury facilities. These come in form of lodge, tented camps and hotels. So your budget will dictate where exactly you will stay.