Uganda is East Africa’s undiscovered jewel, a landlocked country, bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Uganda’s tourism is developing and tailor-made Uganda safari holidays are up on the list of every discerning traveler. The number one activity to do in Uganda is gorilla trekking.
Far from mass tourism, the beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and friendly people of Uganda more than justify its reputation as ‘The Pearl of Africa’. A fantastic choice for a true African adventure holiday. Uganda is a tremendously lush country, dotted with lakes and rivers (the most famous being the Nile) whist the west is fringed by the lofty Rwenzori Mountains, making it an ideal safari holiday destination.
With a selection of national parks offering a huge variety of different animal species and birds, Uganda is an excellent safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts wanting to see more than just the Big-Five in their natural environment. With the chance to trek mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild as well, Uganda safari holidays offer experiences that are truly unique.
The economy is one of the fastest growing in Africa and significant work has been done to protect the country’s diverse range of wildlife – recently seven additional national parks and an equal number of wildlife reserves have been created.
From the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the awe-inspiring spectacle of Murchison Falls, and from the Impenetrable Rain forest of Bwindi to the endless Savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s scenic diversity and landscape variety compares favorably with anywhere on the African continent.
Uganda is also sanctuary to an abnormally high number of rare and unusual wildlife species including the Uganda kob, the incredible shoe bill stork, chimpanzees, and the largest remaining population of magnificent mountain gorilla and good populations of leopard, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and lion.
January is classed at the dry season in Uganda, it is one of the best times to visit. Wildlife spotting is good at this time of year is there is less vegetation to obstruct your view.
An Individual Uganda safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and on to the lush Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla tracking.
Look out for an affordable trip that still offers the very best gorilla, chimpanzees, primate and game sightings.
Choose an individual tailor-made three night stay at Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda to see the endangered Mountain gorillas is a perfect add-on to any Eastern Africa safari and/or beach holiday.