Bwindi Or Mgahinga? Where to go for your Uganda Gorilla Safari
Uganda Gorilla Safaris- Getting The Most Out Of Your Gorilla Safari
November 20, 2019
November 21, 2019

Wildlife abundance – A must visit destination in Africa

Wildlife abundance - A must visit destination in Africa

In Central & East Africa, Uganda features the biggest number of ingenious & rejuvenating attractions.

Uganda is gifted with more than 1,000 bird species that are local to the nation & accumulated in the Albertine area.

Wildlife abundance - A must visit destination in AfricaThese add up to 67 percent of Africa’s & 11 percent of the globe’s total populace which makes the nation a must-visit for bird lovers.

However, the most loved & liked attraction on a Uganda safari holiday is the mighty gorillas, these encompass blackback and silverback.

Other primates you will find here include Golden Monkeys and chimpanzees among others.

Uganda’s prime attraction ‘Mountain Gorillas’ conceals deep in the misty jungles of Bwindi forests and Mgahinga National park.

The creatures are sometimes pretty tough to discover making tracking them really exciting.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda inhabits almost half of the globe’s total populace of mountain gorillas.

At present, with a population of over 400 individuals, Bwindi has eight habituated groups namely Habinyanja with 19 members, Rushegura with 20, Nkuringo 20, Bitukura 14, Nshongi 26, Mishaya 11, Kyaguriro 16 and Mubare 5 members.

600 per permit for a single tracking & generally issued a permit relying upon where accommodation will be accessed in the areas of the habituated groups or a group of one’s choice.

Chimp tracking is also another adventure to try in Uganda for the best possible adventure.

The way they climb trees, nourish and care for their young ones and respond to humans is just exceptional.

The forest possesses 3 chimpanzee groups that are habituated and just 6 people are permitted in the morning and evening.

Kibale Forest features more than 1000 chimpanzees which depict Uganda’s largest populace of this rare primate.

Watching wildlife is one of the main attractions and highlights of a visit to Uganda.

Uganda’s ten National Parks and 12 Wildlife Reserves are some of the most diverse in the region and some of the best in the whole world.

A traveler with a sense of history will want to visit the source of the Nile at Jinja. Jinja is 60 km to the northeast of Kampala and is easily accessible by road.

This is where the White Nile begins, as it exits Lake Victoria on its 5,600 km journey to the Mediterranean.

The source of the Nile has a thousand-year-old mystery that was decisively settled by the explorer John Speke in 1862.

If you are keen on culture, go for the Kabaka’s trail or the Batwa experience or both.

The Kabaka’s trail is a unique journey through a part of Uganda’s rich heritage that has been shaped by the region’s kings over the years.

The Kabaka is the king of Buganda and his lineage goes way back to the 14th century.

The Trail combines a series of cultural sites, all within easy reach of Kampala. You can easily combine the Kabaka Trail with your Search of the Nile excursion at Jinja.

The Trail offers much more than sightseeing and you will learn about the hidden and forgotten history of Uganda.

You will also experience an authentic tribal culture with traditional dance, music, craft making, spiritual healing, and storytelling.

There are five-star accommodation facilities in Entebbe, Jinja, and Kampala but, I would advise you to go for the Safari Lodges for a more African experience.

If you want to drive around Uganda, you need to show an international driver’s license to hire a vehicle.

It is a good idea if you are on self-drive to get local advice about the condition of the roads you intend to use.

The best times to visit are December-March and June-September. Light informal clothing is generally adequate.

But you need warmer wraps and sweaters for the evenings and early mornings. You are also advised to carry some rainwear, just in case it rains.

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