Uganda is one of the best travel destinations in Africa for wildlife safaris and tours while exploring the best national parks such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park and lake Mburo national park. This amazing experience can be combined with primate trekking in Kibale forest national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park and Maghinga gorilla national park.
During wildlife safaris in Uganda, expect to spot a number of animals such as Lion, Leopards, African wildcats, cheetahs, hyena, Buffalos, elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Rhino, Zebra, Antelopes, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey among others.
Most wildlife trips in Uganda will take you to the Murchison Falls National Park- the largest national park in Uganda which is renowned for its scenic beauty and the remarkable falls from which the park derives its name. The sights and sounds of the falls as river Nile crashes through a 7-meter gorge before dropping 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion makes a memorable assault on the senses. Enjoy memorable morning and night game drives, a boat trip and spectacular views of the savannah grasslands and woodlands.
Booking the best Uganda wildlife safaris and adventures will further take you to visit our closest relatives- chimpanzee families in Kibale forest national park and many other primate species living in the forest. Kibale forest is one of the remaining conservation areas in Uganda with lowland and montane forests.
If you extend your visit to the western part of the country, you will encounter the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park as you enjoy the beautiful savanna grasslands set against the backdrop of Rwenzori Mountains. Also don’t forget to take a magical boat cruise on the kazinga channel which has the highest concentration of hippos. During you trip to this waterbody, you can spot several crocodiles, elephants trying to cool themselves on the river banks, buffaloes and several bird species.
The highlight of a wildlife trip in Uganda include; visiting the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Boat launch on the Nile River, Scenic view of the Murchison falls, Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park, Chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest National Park, Nature walk in the Bigodi swamp, Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Boat Launch on Kazinga channel, Gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Nature walk and Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park, Boat launch on Lake Mburo and Equator experience
If you are looking for the best time to travel to Uganda for wildlife safaris, the dry season is always better and it runs from June to August and December to February. During this period wildlife viewing is at its peak. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda and therefore, during this season; the trails of tropical forests tend to be drier compared to wet season hence making trackers hike through the forest with ease.