Out of the numerous attractions in Uganda, wildlife and gorillas dominate the list with their life changing experience that inspires every visitor to the country. And many love Uganda for what it offers on wildlife and gorilla safaris. Indeed tourists observe several wildlife species and gorillas in their natural home a unique rare experience found only in the Pearl of Africa. Uganda dense forests and savanna plains are home to mountain gorillas and several wildlife species including the big five. If you planning to visit Uganda for a gorilla and wildlife safari, here are the top places to experience the very best all through.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the less known but most beautiful national parks in Uganda. Located in South Western Uganda, Mgahinga sits high in the clouds. Mgahinga stands out for its diverse ecosystem on a gorilla and volcanoes hiking safari in Uganda .While in Mgahinga national park, you are never limited to particular tour adventures besides a gorilla trekking tour combined with golden monkey trekking, volcanoes hiking or cultural tourism takes to explore the mix of primate life and nature. Mgahinga National park is one of the gorilla tracking spots not to be missed in Uganda for any perfect gorilla safari tour any time of the year.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi is the most popular of all Uganda’s national parks. This is the most visited national park and a favorite to Uganda’s visitors. A mountain gorilla home with unspoiled beauty, Bwindi National Park has everything you need for a wonderful gorilla safari experience. Amongst all the park tourist activities, gorilla tracking is a favorite for all visitors plus an afternoon nature walk break into the forest to see other primates. The trek through the forest in search for beautiful mountain gorillas is an epic one until when you find the gorillas and spend one hour in photography and conservation. Whether you are looking for luxury or budget gorilla safaris, a trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will simply be the best part of your tour to Uganda.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale is one of the best forested parks in Africa. What is unique about Kibale forest National Park is that it has 14 different primate species with chimpanzee as the prime tourist attraction and tourists have opportunities to either go for chimpanzee habituation or viewing. Some of the best park experiences is chimpanzee trekking and bird watching in either Kanyanchu or Bigodi wet lands. Of all national parks, Kibale is the most reliable place to see chimpanzees in Africa. Travelers taking safaris in Kibale Forest can also visit historical places including Mabarere ga Nyina Mwiru, Toro King palace and Adam tree.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
This world biosphere reserve is a must visit if you are interested in wildlife and birds. Located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the favorite destination to travelers interested in game viewing, chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The park hosts 95 mammals and over 606 bird species.
Queen Elizabeth is best known for excellent game viewing opportunities, bird watching and chimpanzees trekking but tree climbing lions within the Ishasha Sector are the star attraction within the park.
The park is a home to several wildlife species. The most interesting zones are the Kasenyi Plains and the Ishasha wilderness. There are lots of animals to see in the park that include Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, lions, leopards etc.
NOT TO MISS: A boat ride along the Kazinga Channel offers you the opportunity to see lots of birds and wildlife. The impressive Kazinga channel is a waterway that joins Lake George and Edward. You should not also miss chimpanzee tracking in either the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest Reserve.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls is unique among other tourist attractions in Uganda and the falls on the Nile together with wildlife make it more exceptional when it comes to wildlife safaris in the country. Murchison falls National Park is the largest of all Uganda’s parks and the most diverse! The park has several vegation zones including grasslands, wetlands, forests and more. Together withe the neighboring forest reserves, game reserves and sanctuaries, Murchison Falls Conservation Area is a home to all the big five!
DONT MISS: Standing at the top of the falls feels like being on another world on earth.