Is Uganda Good for Safari

Is Uganda Good For Safari?

Wondering, Why you Should Explore Uganda in 2023? but you also have another question Is Uganda good for safari? here is why you should actually visit Uganda. Uganda has much to offer,  the reason it is actually dubbed the Pearl of Africa. In case you are wondering why Is Uganda Good for Safari, then there’s a lot. Just as you arrive in Uganda, the biggest lake on the African continent – Lake Victoria will calm you down with the cool breeze. 

Weather in Uganda is pleasant since it’s straddled by the equator line with temperatures at an average of about 22 degrees celsius year-round. This weather makes safaris perfect most of the time of the year. Even in the rainy season, don’t be surprised to have the day bright and the sun shining. Gorilla safaris Uganda is the top safari activity with the highest number of habituated mountain gorillas in the country. Other extremely amazing activities include hiking, birding, fishing at Murchison Falls, wildlife tours, and several adventure trips. Every kilometer you move in Uganda the scenery changes. The country is scenic and very beautiful to the eyesight.

silverback gorilla Trekking

silverback gorilla

It never gets boring on the long drives with greenery in the background formed by several forests that form 6.3% of the total land area.  Fresh fruit will always make your meals tastier. Uganda serves much of fresh foods grown from within the country as well as lots of fruits in the markets and many spots. The pineapples, sweet bananas, papaya, jackfruit, and many more are juicy and must not be missed on your trip. 

What To See While On A Safari in Uganda:

The reasons why Is Uganda Good for Safari?

Wildlife:

Uganda is an African Big Five wild game viewing safari destination where the Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, and Rhinos can be seen roaming on the savannah plains. Wildlife safaris in Uganda offer many more wild species with about 330 mammal species. About 7 species are endangered, 17, are near threatened, 2 are vulnerable, and no more critically endangered species since Mountain gorilla numbers increased to 1004. Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees are also part of the wildlife species found in large numbers within Uganda rather than in any other destination on the African continent.

Wildlife in Uganda

Elephants

boat cruise in Murchison falls national park

3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda is a Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest and oldest safari park.

Evening Game Drive (lions Playing) Murchison Falls National Park

8 Days Uganda Wildlife tour & Gorilla trekking Safari is a wildlife safari, chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

3 Days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda

10 Days Uganda Wildlife tour & Gorilla trekking safari is a wildlife safari, chimpanzee tracking and gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Birds:

Uganda birding safaris are perfect for avid birders, seasoned birders, groups, families, and solo travelers. Uganda has over 1,065 confirmed bird species distributed all through the borders of the country. The Shoebill stork is the sought-after bird species by many birders in Uganda. 24 Albertine Rift endemics can also be seen in Uganda and these include the Ruwenzori Batis, Handsome Francolin, and many more.

Shoebill at Mabamba Bay

Shoebill at Mabamba Bay

Uganda Birding Safari & Wildlife Viewing

14 Days Bird Watching Tour in Uganda for forest and Albertine rift endemics birding alongside Gorilla trekking. Birding Safari in Uganda is for avid birders who would love to go birding as well as take a Gorilla tour.

Bird watching around Rock Resort @ Lake Bunyonyi

10 Days Uganda Birding Safari & Gorilla Trekking is such a worthwhile bird-watching trip well combined with wildlife tours and Mountain gorillas. Uganda Birding Safari is worth undertaking with the chance to see very many bird species.

Albertine Rift Endemics

10 Days special Albertine Endemic birding Uganda and primate tracking itinerary is most suitable for those interested in searching for the Albertine rift endemic bird species combined with primate tracking.

Scenery:

Uganda is beautiful, in every kilometer, you move in Uganda the scenery changes. The country is scenic and very beautiful to the eyesight. It never gets boring on the long drives with greenery in the background formed by several forests that form 6.3% of the total land area.

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking - Kilembe Trail Route

Scenery – Rwenzori Mountains Trekking

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking - Kilembe Trail Route

7 Days Rwenzori Trekking of the central circuit passes through 5 different vegetation zones from the Mountain forest, to the bamboo zone, and the alpine zone respectively, with a difference in their levels of altitude from 2.800 to 3.500 meters above sea level.

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking

9 Days Mount Rwenzori trekking/9 Days Rwenzori Mountains Trekking/mountaineering/hiking itinerary to Uganda’s Rwenzori National Park is the ultimate hiking package to Margherita Peak. The actual hike from the foothills to the Margherita peak.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park Uganda

10 Days Rwenzori Mountains trekking Kilembe trail is also known as the “southern circuit”.  A trek through the Kilembe trail takes you through the sine hut (2,585 m), Kalalama hut (3.147m) to Mutinda Camp (3.688 m), Bugata Camp (4.062 m), Butawu Camp.

Visit historical and cultural sites:

With lots of traditions and cultures, Uganda safaris get amazing when you take a visit to these cultural sites. Some of the sites include the Uganda Museum where you can learn almost all about Uganda. Kasubi tombs also within Kampala is a preservation point for the traditions of the Baganda- a Bantu tribe within the central region. The architecture here is traditional with a touch of the old and original way of construction in the typical African setting.

Uganda Cultural Tours - Kabira Uganda Safaris

Buganda Culture

How Unique is Uganda from other African Safari Destinations?

Winston Churchill was wowed and named Uganda the Pearl of Africa even before having a gorilla trekking or chimpanzee tracking experience. This is because Uganda is an extraordinary safari destination with lots of endemics and friendly people. Half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas, the world’s most powerful waterfalls, the highest mountain ranges, almost half of Africa’s bird species, the world’s longest river, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, the biggest chimpanzee numbers, and the continent’s most friendly people are all in Uganda. Surprising how all of these wonders fit in a single country just  236,040 sq km! this makes Uganda unique and indeed tours to Uganda are on top of travelers’ bucket lists.

Sharon Amagoro
Sharon Amagoro
Hey! I'm Sharon, a Co-founder of Kabira Safaris & Tours Ltd. I love helping travelers world over realize their dream safaris and do this with accordance to the values of Kabira Safaris. I will help you customize your trip to all of our service destinations working along with other experts and service providers.

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