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Top Destinations for an African Safari in Uganda 2019

Uganda offers you many different opportunities for safari holidays with its many reserves and national parks that give you the chance to explore the famous African landscape and come into close contact with the Endangered mountain Gorillas and wildlife in their natural habitat. You can choose from so many but if you have only a short time to visit, you might want to consider the following suggestions:

Lake Mburo National Park

While you search for the immense wildlife Lake Mburo national park supports, you get to pass open savanna, acacia woodland, and gallery forest, open water, rock kopjes, seasonal and permanent swamps. The park contains species that are not found in any other park, these include Eland, Impala, and Burchell’s zebra. Activities include game viewing, boat trip/ launch cruise, bird watching, fishing excursions, guided walking safaris -this is the only national park in Uganda where visitors can view scenery and animals while walking but an armed guard must accompany you.

Bwindi impenetrable national park

The Bwindi impenetrable forest is a habitat to more than half of the remaining world gorilla population, most visitors come to Uganda mainly to visit Bwindi on an exciting mission to track gorillas. The Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves, and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest. The Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks. This is one of the most popular Uganda safari destinations covering almost 2000sq km, bordered to the north by the Rwenzori Mountains and to the west by Lake Edward.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls National park offers you the opportunity to see good numbers of elephants, giraffes, Ugandan kobs (antelopes), buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles. Wildlife drives usually take place on the north bank of the Victoria Nile, in the area between Paraa and Lake Albert. It is worth visiting to see the falls which involve a fabulous ride up the Victoria Nile River to their base. En route, there are crocodiles and hippos, plenty of birds and usually, elephants, if you are lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the rare shoebill stork.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park in Uganda. It is worth the long journey through the wild frontier region of Karamoja to witness such splendid beauty. Kidepo Valley lies in the rugged savannah between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. The park houses over 77 species of mammals and more than 475 species of birds. If you are up for some game viewing, then this park is ideal. Game viewing is made possible with vehicles that travel on dirt roads in the park during any weather condition.