10 Things You Can’t Miss on Safari in Uganda
Uganda Wildlife

We know Uganda is an emerging safari destination and loved by those who have visited the “Pearl of Africa”. What are some of the thousands of activities waiting for you when on safari and what can You not miss by any chance? Experience Africa spills the secrets!

1. Mountain Gorillas – Enter Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and discover the mountain gorillas in the dense forest. Several gorilla groups are available for tracking from the north, north east, and southern entry point. Only slightly more than 800 individual mountain gorillas exist which makes them a critically endangered species.

2. Mountain Hiking – Hiking in the Kigezi region around Bwindi, the Rwenzoris, Murchison Falls, and Mt. Elgon/Sipi Falls is very rewarding for all sorts of travellers. The Rwenzori mountains are the tallest mountain range in all of Africa and the 5,109 m peak on Mt. Stanley is the third highest in the entire continent.

3. Lake Excursions – Take a swim in one of Uganda’s beautiful lakes. Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, and Lake Murehe in south western Uganda are very clear and in a breathtaking environmental setting with the Virunga volcanoes on the horizon and the legendary crested cranes flying above you.

4. Kidepo Valley National Park – Discover untouched wilderness in Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda’s remote north eastern parts. Lions, elephants, and countless other wildlife are waiting for you. Instinct Safaris can even organise a plane from Entebbe to bring you to Uganda’s most remote national park of all.

5. Adventure Safari – Bungee jumping, abseiling, and white water rafting – Uganda is well known among adventure travellers. On the white Nile, one can perform a bungee jump into the fresh river or go for white water rafting. In Kapchorwa, our travellers love to hike along the Sipi Falls, but also abseiling is possible from these more than 100 m deep falls.

6. Ugandan Kitchen – Try traditional Ugandan food! Traditional Ugandan kitchen uses ingredients you might have never tasted, before. Kaloo, Matoke, G-Nut sauce, and Chapati are just a very small selection of what can be found in the country, culinarily.

7. Primates and Culture Hiking – Meeting the humans’ closest relative – the Chimp – in Kibale National Park. The park has the highest primate concentration on the entire planet and people from there would love to introduce you to the Bigodi swamp and rainforest on community walks.

8. Dancing Classes – Learn how to dance the different traditional dances of the Ugandan tribes. In Rubuguri village near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, youngsters teach you the most exciting dances from different parts of the country in easy to follow and fun dancing classes!

9. Tree Climbing Lions – Lion monitoring in Queen Elizabeth National Park – it is possible to go along with a veterinarian research team in Queen Elizabeth National Park and check on the big cats.

10. Night Safari Game Walks/Drives – Embark on a night game walk or drive in Murchison Falls National Park or Lake Mburo National Park in order to find leopards and hyena among other nocturnal predators.

And so much more…

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