Enjoy a self-drive tour from western Uganda to the northern Uganda and this will help you to explore the most visited parks in Uganda. In the western parts of Uganda, you can go and visit the mountain gorillas which are only found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park plus the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and these parks are all found in the western parts of Uganda. Chimpanzee and mountain gorilla tracking starts in the morning at 08:00am and all these activities are quite challenging thus it needs someone who is physically fit because the two primates are all tracked in the thick forests.
You can decide to visit all those parks within one week by spending 2 days in each Park and besides keeping those great apes, the Parks also protect other attractive creatures which give a brilliant and beautiful view such as plant species, bird species and some mammals such as forest elephants other primates such as monkeys.
The Parks consist of luxurious lodges where you can stay in for the purpose of your tour. And since you will be on a self drive in Uganda, you will be able to participate in all almost all activities in the Parks depending on which activities you would like to get involved however the best activity in the Parks for someone carrying out a self-drive tour is the game drives in the Parks.
These experiences and others like nature walks, birding are done in those parks by the individuals who own a private car and this will help them to adventure many attractive things in any of the park simply because it will even be easy for you to explore almost the whole park for example in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the gorilla tracking is done in four sectors namely; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo, therefore you can track the gorillas in one of these sectors or if you have more money you can explore the park, you will be able to track the primates in all the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Still in western Uganda you will be able to explore a National Park with the hugest number bird species which ranges to 600 bird species plus being most famous and unique for its tree climbing lions. This unique Park is known as Queen Elizabeth National Park which is also comprised of the Kazinga channel where you will see the Nile hippos, crocodiles and aquatic birds plus the elephants, buffaloes and the leopards. The Park also has good lodges such as Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Mazike Lodge, Kyambura Game Lodge, Bush Lodge and many more in which you can stay if you are not interested in camping.
After having a self-drive tour in western Uganda, you can still enjoy your self-drive tour to northern Uganda where you will come to land to another unique National Park like Murchison Falls National Park where you will come to get involved in many activities such as game drives, boat rides, birding watching, nature walks among others and you can spend like 2 – 3 days in this park due to that is has much to offer like the extra Budongo Forest Reserve and the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve.
Thereafter transfer to the famously ranked by the CNN to Kidepo Valley National Park which is the second park in Uganda to protect the highest number of bird species almost 500 bird species next to only Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the same park you will be able to see various mammals including cheetahs, spotted hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, Lions, elephants, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras just to mention but a few.
In the northern parts of Uganda, the Kidepo Valley National Park you will do the activity of community trails or nature walks where you will be able to land on the big number of Karamojong who benefit from the Park. You will be amazed with the dressing codes of these people and their culture though the education of these people has a bit changed compared to the ancient years and they even know the use of the Park.
It will be a beneficial self-drive tour for you in that you will gain a great experience from both parts of Uganda and you will be able to take the photos in order to show to your friends and relatives how great is Uganda and you will know why it is called the ‘’Pearl of Africa’’.