Uganda stands out for its exceptional gorilla trekking opportunities and stunning natural beauty and not leaving the standing factor that the country has several airports, including Entebbe International Airport near the capital city of Kampala hence meaning that traveling into the country for a nature safari it will be more easy to access the capital.

Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa” for its stunning natural beauty. In addition to its national parks, Uganda features lush forests, rolling hills, and the picturesque Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, Uganda’s landscapes are incredibly diverse and provide a scenic backdrop for safari adventures.

Uganda is one of the best places in the world for gorilla trekking with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which are homes to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, offering visitors a unique opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

And this is one of the major reasons as to why thousands came to have thrilling safari moments into the country as they get to learn more about the country and its hidden electrifying attractions which offer incredible wildlife encounters.

Uganda’s top attraction is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where visitors can track endangered mountain gorillas. Other popular parks include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park, where visitors can see a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, and chimpanzees.

Uganda is renowned for its safari experiences, offering unique wildlife encounters and stunning natural landscapes, Safaris can be done in Uganda at any time of the year, but the best time is in June, July, August, September, December, January, and February, which is also known as the peak season.  During the dry season, it rains less or not at all in the national parks. This means that access roads, hiking trails, chimpanzee trekking, and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and easy to use, unlike during the wet season when the paths are muddy and slippery.  During the dry season, there won’t be as much rain, so there will be less vegetation in the national parks. This makes it easier to see different kinds of wildlife.

Getting to have the most thrilling moments of safari experiences is for one to get involved in some of the most excellent Safari activities in that are carried out in the country’s famous national parks which include;

  1. Murchison Falls National Park
  2. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  3. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (famous for gorilla trekking)
  4. Kibale National Park (known for chimpanzee tracking)
  5. Lake Mburo National Park
  6. Semuliki National Park
  7. Kidepo Valley National Park
  8. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  9. Rwenzori Mountains National Park

These are just a few of the notable safari destinations in Uganda, offering a diverse range of wildlife and landscapes for visitors to explore which can involve;

Gorilla trekking.

One of the most popular safari activities in Uganda that brings in a lot of tourists is gorilla climbing. Uganda has two national parks where gorilla hiking is feasible: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mountain gorilla trekking starts very early in the morning with a lesson on how to follow the rules and regulations. After the briefing, you will be split into smaller groups of eight people. Each group will be given a family of habituated gorillas to walk with and an experienced park guide who knows the gorilla trekking trails well. Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes between 30 minutes and 6 hours, based on where the gorillas are. This is because gorillas like to move around in search of food, so they can be in one place one day and somewhere else the next. During trekking, you will be able to see, among other things, different types of primates, birds, plants, and trees. Once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their natural environment. This gives you a chance to learn more about their habits and behaviors, watch them go about their daily lives, take photos, and record the beautiful moments to show people back home.

Wildlife viewing/ game drives.

Game drives are another great thing to do on Uganda safari from Uganda’s savannah destinations like; Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park as you see animals like the “big five” mammals, which are elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary, as well as Uganda kobs, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, elands, impalas, topi, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, waterbucks, duikers, warthogs, and many more without forgetting sighting bird species.

Bird watching.

the elusive shoebill stork, Black Bee-eater, Egptian goose, Green Breasted Pitta, Karamoja Apalis, Brown-chested Lapwing, Marabou stork, Yellow-Throated Cuckoo, African Jacana, Great Blue Turaco, Purple-breasted Sunbird, African fish eagle, and others. Are some of the birds that one id yet to encounter while on a birding safari into the Pearl of Africa.

Mountain climbing/ hiking.

Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, Mount Morungole in Kidepo Valley National Park, Mount Moroto, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are all great places to go hiking safari in Uganda. In Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, visitors can climb Mount Gahinga, Mount Sabyinyo, and Mount Muhabura that are such impressive and attractive to climb.

Cultural experiences.

Meet the Karamojong in Kidepo valley national park, IK people, Bakiga, and Batwa, who used to live in Bwindi and Mgahinga forests. As you get to explore the culture of Uganda to learn about the culture and history of the local people, visit their traditional homesteads and farmlands, interact with them, and enjoy their traditional entertainment, among other things.

Boat cruise safari.

A boat cruise safari is an amazing activity where people can enjoy fresh water, see beautiful scenery, and get close to wildlife, among other things. And this can be done from uganda’s different bodies of water in Uganda, such as Lake Victoria, , Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo, Albertine Nile in Murchison falls national park and many more.