Top safari destination in Uganda, Uganda is one the best safari destination East Africa with an adventure-ranging from chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, golden monkeys trek in the Mgahinga gorilla national park, visit the top of the falls in Murchison falls national park, enjoy a boat ride to the source of River Nile on your way to Sipi Falls, Contact Kisoro tours Uganda to organize a memorable tour to the top safari destination in Uganda which is one of the best ways to experience Uganda and East Africa at large more especially for those who love primate trekking because Uganda is the primates capital of Africa and the whole world.
Bwindi forest is located in southwestern Uganda in the districts of Kisoro, Kabale, and Rubanda, Bwindi impenetrable forest is one of the oldest rainforests in East Africa, apart from other known species of flora of Bwindi, Bwindi forest is home to more than half of the total number of the mountain gorilla population in Africa and in the whole world, currently, there are over 500 mountain gorillas in the recent survey conducted in 2018 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda that are now living in Bwindi forest while the latest global mountain gorilla population is 1,063 combined with Virunga Massif mountain gorillas living in the wild which has enabled scientists to change the status of the gorillas from critically to endangered on the Red List of the ape’s
Kibale forest national park is the main home in Uganda for the humans closest relative-the chimpanzees, the diversity of the different primates in Kibale National Park is the highest in East Africa, Kibale forest is also well known as the primates capital of Africa and the world Kibale forest is a home to over 2,000 chimpanzees with other 13 different spices of primates which is the biggest population of chimps in Africa.
Chimpanzee trekking is the favorite of Kibale’s walks which from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 am and in the afternoon at 2:00 pm and lasts for about 3 to 4 hours, during this Chimp trekking you will encounter other primates which include the black & white colobus, red-tailed monkey or the grey-cheeked mangabey and many other different monkeys, also your ranger guide will show different bird species and the plant species within Kibale forest. If you are interested in chimpanzee trekking we advise you to book in advance especially during peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January, and February. Chimpanzee trekking is actually a very fascinating experience in Africa, chimpanzees share 98% DNA with humans, the chances of spotting chimps in Kibale forest are 100% hence making it the top safari destination in Uganda and the most perfect destination in East Africa for chimpanzee trekking.
Mgahinga gorilla national park is another perfect destination for primates trekking in Africa, Mgahinga national park is the only place you can trek both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, Mgahinga is also home to 3 volcanoes namely Mount Sabinyo Volcano (3,669 meters), Mount Gahinga Volcano Mountain (3,474 Meters), Mount Muhabura Volcano Mountain (4127 Meters) so apart from the gorilla and golden monkey trekking, Mgahinga is the best one of the place for hiking safaris in Uganda.
Murchison falls National Park is the biggest and oldest protected conservation area in Uganda; Murchison is at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. Murchison falls national park is a safari jewel in Uganda known for its different game views as well as the stunning Murchison Falls from which the parks name was derived, Murchison is habitat to a diversity of wild animals including the “big 4” Lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, you can as well go for chimpanzees in Budongo forest which is the part of Murchison falls national park
Other activities in Murchison falls national park
Boat cruise, this is the highlight of all visitors visiting Murchison falls national park
Top of the Falls Hike, after the boat cruise you may opt to hike to the peak of a cliff near to the thin gorge through which the waters of the mighty Nile squeeze before thunderously dropping (falls) to over 40 meters below
Sport Fishing, go for a whole day or half-day of fishing in the Victoria Nile, the huge Nile perch plus tiger fish offer an amazing yet challenging experience on the Nile, this fishing activity is carried out just above and below the Murchison Falls. This park is cut across by the River Nile running from the east to the west; River Nile is the longest river in Africa and in the whole world at 4,135 miles (6,650 kilometers). Also, River Nile divides Murchison falls national park into two which is northern and southern sectors making Murchison falls one of the top safari destination in Uganda, for any other information you may need to know about Murchison falls contact us.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the top safari destination in Uganda and also the most visited and most popular savannah national park in Uganda, Queen Elisabeth national park is located in southwestern Uganda near the DR-Congo border. Queen Elisabeth Park is home to a variety of wildlife and attractions ranging from morning and afternoon game viewing, boat launch/cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George is an exciting experience for whoever visitors visits Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Another exciting activity is to go and see tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector-Queen Elizabeth National ark, so if you are in Uganda and you are being chased by a lion never climb a tree because it is lions favorite here in Ishasha sector, these lions like climbing fig trees and acacia trees because they are easy to climb.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge-Queen Elizabeth Park
Among other exciting activities that can be done while you are in Queen Elizabeth national park is chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge located in the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, The chimps in Kyambura are well habituated which means they are now used to human presence, other things to see in Kyambura gorge include Red-tailed monkeys, baboons, butterflies, and different bird species are among other inhabitants of this gorge and also Kyambura gorge is good for those who love nature walks and hiking trails.
Kidepo Valley National park is one of the best Uganda’s best savannah national park yet is the less-visited national park, Kidepo Valley is 1,442kmand it was gazetted as a national park in late 1962 located in Northern Uganda which borders with Sudan and Kenya. The reason why Kidepo Valley nation park is because it is the most isolated national park in Uganda, from Entebbe airport/Kampala it takes about 15 hours driver, however Kidepo has the finest wilderness in Africa.
Among the main activities in Kidepo Valley national park including Safari Game drives which is one of the top things to do in Kidepo Valley, safari game viewing can be done either in the morning or in the afternoon. It is advised when going for game drives to use 4 x 4 WD safari vehicle for a guided game driver. Game drives are the main activities that entice tourists to come to Kidepo, animals’ spices to seen on game drives include leopards, cheetahs, lions, elephants, buffalo, zebras, jackals, warthogs and different types of antelopes and klipspringer among other
Cultural activities in Kidepo Valley National Park
You cannot visit Kidepo National Park without visiting the surrounding local communities of the Karamajongo people. When visiting this park, it’s nice to include a cultural tour which can be any day while in Kidepo Valley National Park, being on the border of Kenya, the Karamajongo’s are similar to the Masai of Kenya so taking part in this cultural tour it helps to you discovers the unique cultural experience.
Nature walks and hiking safaris in Kidepo Valley National Park
For those who love nature walks and hiking, Kidepo valley is a top safari destination in Uganda for guided walks/hiking activities. The hiking/guided walks in Kidepo valley national park take you to the Lomej Mountains and you can walk to the top on the foot but this is also other shorter guided walking trails that can take about two hours of walking in the wildness.
Bird Watching in Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo valley is one of the popular birding watching destination in Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is home to over 475 bird species, among the birds to see in Kidepo valley includes Ostrich, Abyssinian Roller, superb sterling, Purple Heron, Clapperton’s Francolin, and Ground Hornbill among
Si falls is located in Eastern Uganda on the edge of Mount Elgon national park bordering with Kenya, this Sipi falls is an exciting place to visit, and also it is a very romantic destination for honeymoons. For those like hiking, Sipi Falls is a popular spot for hiking lovers as they connect to Mount Elgon hiking trails