One of the best parts of visiting Uganda is discovering the most exciting unforgettable adventures that are really special for every traveler. Uganda has many adventures that you can’t find anywhere else and once experienced, you will have life memories to cherish and remember. Some are historic and some are natural making appreciate creations of different kinds in Africa. Every year many travelers take safaris in Uganda, a top destination for wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking, birding, culture encounters, water adventures, chimpanzee trekking and habituation among others. Surely there is much more that you could spend the entire holiday enjoying. However, among all the amazing tour adventures in the country, there are those that can make you have remarkable times all through including gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, birding, hiking and wildlife viewing. If you happen to visit the pearl of Africa, it’s something you will never forget.
1. Gorilla trekking in Uganda
If you like Primates gorilla trekking is one experience you will never forget in life since it brings tourists close to giant silver back and its family members. Looking into the eyes of the silverback gorilla is a terrific, wonderful experience traveler seeks in Uganda from all corners of the world. No wonder the adventure famed to the world most classic primate experience through local villages, lush rain forests with a lifetime reward of being in the company of the unique primates for full good one hour duration. However, if your interest is gorilla habituation, then you will spend more time with gorillas and you will be given the gorilla families for researchers. One can track endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Congo but that for Bwindi forest national park or Mgahinga national park is indeed the best. Everyone wants to go gorilla trekking in Africa but Uganda is perhaps the best and cheapest. Most budget Uganda gorilla tours include the three days gorilla trek to Bwindi forest, the four day gorilla trek with volcanoes hikes in Mgahinga national park and a two day Uganda gorilla trekking tour starting from Kigali Rwanda.
2. Chimpanzee trekking Uganda
This is a fun adventure for either summer or winter months in Uganda and can be experienced in Queen Elizabeth, Kibale forest and Murchison falls national park. However, those on visits to Queen Elizabeth can either track chimpanzees in kyambura gorge or Kalinzu rainforest. Tourists enjoy both morning and afternoon treks unlike those on chimpanzee habituation that start the trek from the time chimps wake up to the time they retire for the day. The trek includes seeing chimpanzees and other forest primates like black and white colobus monkeys, bush babies, Olive baboons, L’ Hoest, Blue monkeys, mangabey to mention but a few. Every trek starts with a briefing from the park rangers, followed by the main activity the search for the primates. It’s amazing to walk in the well conserved chimpanzee grounds in Uganda and the experience is great no matter where you trek chimpanzees from.
3. Bird watching in Uganda
Uganda is a birders’ ultimate destination with exceptional bird species and birding destinations worldwide. There are a number of excellent birding sites like Bwindi forest, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley, mabamba, Lake Bunyonyi, Ssese Island, source of the Nile, and Semliki, which offer a good variety of African bird species, as well as well as mammals. The shoebill stock and many epidemic species are one of the most seen during any Uganda bird watching holiday. Taking you back Uganda’s attractions are forests, swamps and lakes and best breeding places for birds of all kinds. African green broadbill, pelicans, cormorants, Shoebill, Black-headed lapwing, Orange weaver, Yellow-throated long claw, African jacana, sunbird, Yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Ruwenzori turaco, woodland-warbler etc.
4. Hiking & mountaineering in Uganda
Did you know that this is one of the experiences that highs on the buckelist of many mountain climbers and adventure travelers?.In Uganda tourists enjoy climbing mountain Rwenzori and Elgon on different hiking adventures depending on one’s fitness, time and money. However, Rwenzori hiking and mountaineering tour holidays are the most desired for the fit and adventure seekers. Usually the nine day mountaineering tour to the top of Magherita peak, with an overnight stay at Guy Yeoman Hut before descending to back to Nyakalengija.Its one of most challenging but rewarding adventures that require one to be fit and in shape due to tough hikes. Rwenzori mountain climbing trip safari tour in Uganda for 9 days is a full Uganda mountaineering exclusive experience most recommended for great hikers and climbers.
5. Game Viewing in Uganda
Not only does Uganda offer first-class wildlife viewing, the parks in western Uganda cover huge areas and offer great game-viewing in remote areas of the wild. Murchison falls National park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park ,Kidepo Valley national park are the most known fantastic game viewing areas that you can’t miss out on your Uganda wildlife safari holidays. The savanna plains have short grass giving all through offering fine wildlife viewing platforms to all wildlife lovers to the country. The best time to view wildlife in Uganda is in the morning before sunrise and in the evenings when the sun goes back to rest.Many wildlife can be spotted including the big five ,lions zebras, elephants, leopards, Buffaloes, Rhinos, topis, kobs, bush bucks, among others.