From the moment you land at the Uganda’s modern Entebbe Airport, with its breathtaking equatorial location on the forested shore of island strewn Lake Victoria, it is clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination. Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savanna meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one stare into the deep blue eyes of the endangered mountain gorillas on a gorilla safari, observe the tree climbing lions prowling the open plains in the morning on a wildlife safari, track the chimpanzees through the rainforest on a chimpanzee safari, navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles on a wildlife Safari, and go for mountaineering safari to the misty mountains filled with glaciers!
Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of Primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope. The verdant biodiversity of Uganda is further attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of the four African Countries whose bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark! Yet there is more to the country than wildlife – far more! There is the Mighty Nile, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls, and the setting for some of the world’s most thrilling commercial white water rafting. The snow capped peaks of the Rwenzoris in western Uganda provide a tantalizing challenge to the mountaineers yet the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon offer highly rewarding mountaineering safari opportunities through the scintillating scenery. More sedately, the myriad islands on Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi are idyllic venues for honeymoon safaris and nature retreats, as are the forest-fringed crater lakes that stud the rift valley floor and escarpment around Fortportal in Western Uganda. Whether you are a first time safari goer or a seasoned African traveler, a Uganda Safari through its blend of savanna and forest habitats, its rare wealthy of montane and lake habitats, is simply dazzling and memorable!