Wildlife Safari In Uganda 

Wildlife safari in Uganda 

Wildlife safari in Uganda

Uganda was referred to as the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill due to its fascinating landscape and a variety of animals and plants. Uganda’s climate supports the ecosystem clearly because of its location to the equator. Wildlife safari in Uganda can give you a bucket-list opportunity of trekking the rare mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. You can explore the world heritage site of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you can see half of the remaining world’s mountain gorillas and also in the Mgahinga Forest National Park.

Booking a safari in Uganda is a serious level which shows that you are interested in experiencing Uganda safaris. You should book your safari in advance 4 months prior to the date of travelling basing on what you want to include on your Uganda safari.

How to make a safari booking in Uganda

If you want to include gorilla trekking activity in your safari, you have to be with a gorilla trekking permit which is booked 4 months in advance prior to the date of travel.

A gorilla trekking permit is a document which allows travelers to go trekking for the impressing mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Forest National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the best place for gorilla trekking experience in Uganda. It has the four sectors which consists of the 17 gorilla families. The gorilla trekking permit which allows you to trek the eye catching mountain gorillas is provided to you by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. You are allowed only a maximum of 8 people to trek the four sectors of Bwindi Forest National Park.

Visitors are only allowed 1 hour with the gorillas upon meeting them but they are given 4 hours during the gorilla habituation experience. Visitors are advised to book 5 to 6 hours prior to the date of departure in order to get the opportunity to trek in the best trekking sector of Bwindi forest national park which is the Buhoma sector.

Gorilla trekking permits some times are on a very high demand so you have to book in advance especially that of the Buhoma sector. You can get Buhoma permits if you book in advance therefore early booking is advised for better planning.

Booking accommodation facilities depends on the gorilla trekking sector you are to encounter in Bwindi Forest National Park. To save time and escape the inconveniences you should book in time to enjoy the trekking experience. Therefore, also other Uganda safari experiences have to be booked advance like the wildlife safari in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national park, Uganda African cultural safaris, Uganda city tour safaris among others.

The cost of Uganda safari booking

The cost of Uganda safari experiences are different. The cost of gorilla trekking is different for that of gorilla habituation encounter on the Uganda safari booking. You have to pay a cost of $700 for the gorilla trekking permit and $1500 for the gorilla habituation permit. That permit fee includes the park entry fee, park ranger and the gorilla trekking experience.

The gorilla trekking safari and other safari activities are is organized depending on the accommodation facilities, transport means to be used, period of stay and other extra safari activities you would like to enjoy on a Uganda safari.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda

Uganda is a home to the variety of primates in Africa with approximately 95% of the opportunity of seeing the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest is the perfect destination to watch the chimpanzees in Uganda on Uganda safari. Uganda is blessed with almost over 5000 chimpanzees and 1500 of them are found in Kibale Forest National Park. You can sight these great apes in the jungles of the Pearl Africa and get a life time experience.

For other safaris in Uganda include the game drives, bird watching, climbing mountain Elgon, hiking mountain Rwenzori, nature walk and landscape viewing and cultural heritage safaris can be done in Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison falls national park, lake Mburo national park and Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

The Uganda safari gives you a great encounter with the leopards, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, Rhinos, lions among others. You can also sight the world’s rarest vegetation in the Rwenzori mountains of the moon and the Africa’s tallest mountain with snowcapped peaks.

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