Ugandan Safaris involve gorilla trekking safaris, game drives, boat trips, cultural trips, adventure in Jinja, mountain trekking, primate tracking and so on.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Gorilla trekking Safaris in Uganda take place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. This is the Key attraction Uganda is known for. Tourists can either fly into Entebbe in Uganda or Kigali Airport in Rwanda. Entebbe is about 9hrs drive away. Where as Kigali airport is about 4hrs. For this reason, some safari goers prefer to fly into Kigali ,do gorilla trekking and continue with their safari trips towards the central Uganda so as to fly out Entebbe Airport. Ugandan safaris are not complete without gorilla tracking.
Game Drives and Boat Trips
Game drives take place in the savannah parks and reserves and these include, Queen Elizabeth National park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe national reserve, Semuliki Game Reserve. Here, holiday makers tend to go on a game drive in the early morning and evenings. Uganda has several water sources and some are part of the protected areas and therefore afternoon boat cruises in search for wildlife are a thing. You can imagine having a cold beer in the mid day sun while on the top deck of the boat.
Cultural Ugandan safaris
Uganda is made up several tribes and people there have different norms and way of life. The most sought for tribes and cultures in the country by safari goers are the Karimajong and Batwa. The Karimajong occupy the north East semi arid areas since they are cattle keepers. Where as the Batwa occupy the areas near the rain forests of Bwindi, Semuliki and Mgahinga since they are originally hunters and fruit gatherers. They are the original inhabitants of these forests. Spending hours or a day in the normal life of the Karimajong or Batwa will give you additional Uganda safari memories.
Adventure in Jinja
Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa. Are an adventure lover? Jinja is the place to be. Being home to the source of the River Nile, The world’s longest river. Jinja hosts many adventurous safari goers. Here you can zip line in Uganda’s largest forest, go white water rafting on the grade 3 and Grade 5 falls, bungee jumping, kayak, tube the Nile, do horseback riding, quad biking and so on. Ugandan safaris normally take you for a day or more in Jinja.