Many people find it hard to decide which is the best park for safari in Uganda. Here are a couple of questions to keep in mind, what activities do you want to do? How many days do you have for the trip? what do you want to see? And how much money are you willing to spend?
Distribution of wildlife.
Uganda has 10 National parks and 10 reserves. When it comes to wildlife, the distribution and density is for each Uganda National park and reserve differs. For example, someone who wants to see giraffes should not go to Queen Elizabeth or Bwindi because they are not there. He or she should instead visit Lake Mburo park, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Pian Upe Game Reserve. In the same manner, someone interested in gorilla trekking in Uganda should visit either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga Park.
Distances between the parks.
Some Uganda National Parks are close to each other. This makes it easy to do a safari in two or more parks unlike ones which are long distances apart. For example, it needs less days to combine a safari to Bwindi forest and Queen Elizabeth National park unlike when doing Bwindi forest and Kidepo Safari.
Cost of the National parks.
Also some safari parks are more expensive than others. For example, a safari to Queen Elizabeth National park tends to be cheaper than a safari to Kidepo. This is because of the difference in distances from Kampala and also the low supply of safari lodges in Kidepo making it a more expensive choice for safari. When choosing the best park for safari in Uganda, price comes as the leading factor for most people.
What to do
Answering the question, which is the the best park for safari in Uganda also highly depends on someone’s interests. Adventure lovers would choose Kibale Forest, Bwindi , Rwenzori mountains and so on. For those interested in wildlife safaris, the may choose Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo and so on. It is about knowing what to do in which safari park.