Uganda Safari Parks | Where to go for Uganda Safaris? | Mega Wild Safaris
Uganda – the pearl of Africa, being a small safari destination, was dubbed with 10 safari parks and many game reserves, this makes Uganda safari to different parks an amazing adventure. Uganda is located in the heart of Africa, Uganda is rich in wildlife, nature, culture, heritage, and history. Uganda also boasts fantastic climate year-round average temperatures of 25-30C and the friendliest people on the earth. Uganda is home to the world’s largest population of gorillas which have made Uganda gorilla Safari Activities an Unforgettable Experience and other primates which include chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkeys, golden monkeys, and many more as well as a range of other wildlife including the Big Five, reptiles and 50 percent of Africa’s bird and butterfly species.
About 40 percent of its landmass is covered by water, rivers, and wetlands. Uganda is home to the source of the River Nile and the highest mountain range in Africa. With over 16 international flights a day and connections from many parts of the world, Uganda is accessible by air, land, and water. It is a very secure country with modern amenities, including top-rated accommodation and first-class service. Uganda’s primary gateway for international tourists is Entebbe International Airport, close to Entebbe town, the old colonial capital, 35 km south of Kampala, the busy modern capital city. For tourists with fixed itineraries, these towns are primarily staging points before and after safaris around the country.
Central Uganda: The people of Kampala and Ugandans, in general, are friendly and approachable. Kampala is the historical capital of the regional kingdom of Buganda, home of Baganda, Uganda’s most numerous people. The Baganda are intensely proud of their Kabaka (king) and history and traditions that date back to the 16th century. The temperatures rarely rise above 30°C (85°F) or fall below 18°C (65ºF) with January being the hottest month around the central region.
Attractions: Major attractions around the central region to encounter on a Uganda Safari include Entebbe’s lake-shore Botanical Gardens, the nearby Wildlife Education Centre, and a sanctuary for rescued and orphaned wildlife. Entebbe is also the boarding point for sunset cruises on Lake Victoria, boat trips to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and resorts on the Ssese archipelago, and sport fishing excursions in search of the mammoth Nile perch.
A number of historical sites in and around Kampala relate to a time of dramatic change in the late 19th century when the Baganda encountered Islamic traders and British colonialists and missionaries. Several stands on the city’s original seven hills. They include the Protestant Cathedral at Namirembe, the Catholic Cathedral at Rubaga, Fort Lugard in Old Kampala, and the Kabaka’s Palace at Lubiri which make travelers on a Uganda Safari an amazing experience. Further afield are the Kasubi and Wamala Tombs, Katereke Prison Ditch, Naggalabi Coronation Site, and the Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrines.
Uganda Safari Parks / Where to go for a Uganda Wildlife Safari?
Murchison falls and River Nile; The 5,000 sq km wilderness of Uganda’s largest conservation area is home to a population of 76 mammal species, including buffalo, elephant, giraffe, hartebeest, hippo, leopard, lion and Uganda kob. There are also 450 bird species in varied habitats such as savanna, open water, papyrus swamp, woodland and tropical forest. The Nile is the backborne of Murchison Falls National Park, sustaining large numbers of resident hippo, crocodile and waterbirds as well as other regularly visiting animals. Read More
Queen Elizabeth National Park; Being Uganda’s most scenic and diverse park, it has a wonderful location on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley, 914 metres above sea level, at the foot of the 5,100 metre Rwenzori Mountains. It is a home to a variety of habitats such as lakes, rivers, open savanna, acacia woodland, tropical forest and vast wetlands support an impressive 95 mammal species and over 600 species of bird. It’s a remarkable total for a park covering less than 2,000 sq km – one that is surpassed in Africa only by the neighbouring and larger Virunga National Park in Congo. Read More
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park; This park covers just 38 sq km is a home to two rare primates; the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park’s three dormant Virunga volcanoes can be climbed; with a beautiful view of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo while on the summit of Mount Sabinyo. Read More
Kidepo Valley National Park; Located on the Sudan border in the farthest corner of the Karamoja district, Kidepo is one of Africa’s most magnificent wildernesses. It is a home to animals such as cheetah, eland, elephant, giraffe, hartebeest, hyena, lion and zebra – as well as one of Africa’s largest single herds of buffalo. Read More
Kibale Forest National Park; The forested park which is 795 sq km in area, is best known for its primate populations. With thirteen species, nine of them diurnal, are present including chimpanzee, L’Hoest’s monkey and red colobus. Chimpanzee tracking is the main activity in the park, while birdwatchers are drawn to the park and the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary by a bird list of 335 species. Read More.
Lake Mburo National Park; This is the smallest savanna park (370 sq km) consisting of a mosaic of habitats including open water, wetland, grassland, woodland and forest patches. Wildlife species such as impala, zebra, eland and topi that are not often seen in other Ugandan parks can be viewed on game drives. Read More
Semiliki National Park; Semliki is a popular destination for primate viewers and birdwatchers. About fifteen primate species live within 6 km of the primeval hot springs at Sempaya, while the 441 recorded bird species include 216 forest birds and 80 Central African species found in few, other East African forests. Among them include the Black dwarf hornbill, shining blue kingfisher, Nkulengurail and yellow-throated nicator . Read More
Rwenzori Mountains National Park; Being Africa’s highest mountain range, the 5,100 metre Rwenzori or Mountains of the Moon, is the snowy source of the Nile. The high Rwenzori is a wonderland of glacier-carved valleys filled with fantastically coloured mosses and gigantic forms of lobelias, heathers and groundsels. Read More
Jinja and the Nile; The main attraction in Jinja is a visit to Speke’s Source of the Nile with activities such as rafting, kayaking, quad biking, jet boating, and a 44-metre bungee jump over the river. The full menu caters for mild as well as wild tastes. Another major attraction is Mabira forest which is located between Kampala and Jinja, just an hour from the capital. Read More
Our Popular & Discounted Uganda Wildlife Safaris Tour Packages
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Our Popular and Discounted Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris Tour Packages
Mega Wild Safaris Tailor all kind of Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour Packages to the top rated safari tour gorilla destinations which are Bwindi Impenetrable Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mega Wild Safaris Popular Gorilla Safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Forest National Park give our clients a great opportunity to go and have an unforgettable experience to track mountain gorillas in the top rated Uganda gorilla safari destinations, these popular safaris include 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to bwindi impenetrable park, 4 days Bwindi Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari tour and 5 days Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Safari Uganda Gorilla Tour, 3 Days Mgahinga National Park Gorilla Trekking Safari; On this 3 Days Mgahinga National Park Gorilla Trekking Safari you will embark on a full morning game drive after a light breakfast through the park in search of shy elands, buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, Topis, Impalas and many more.
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Most Visited Uganda Wildlife Safari Destinations / Where to go for a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda?
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda Safari Parks, understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat. Read More Here…
Kibale Forest National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. Read More Here…
Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. Read More Here…
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda: Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. The Mubare gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Nine groups are now habituated for tourism, and one for research. Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow into Lake Edward. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. Read More Here…
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey. As well as being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Read More Here…