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Our team of expert tour consultants at Prime Uganda safaris & Tours Ltd is always ready to work with you to customize your dream, unique, low impact eco-friendly, enjoyable, affordable, comprehensive, and most suitable Uganda safaris to top Uganda safari destinations such as Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park as well as the various African safari destinations for an adventure like national parks, game reserves, scenery, and communities.
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Featured Uganda Safari Parks / National Parks In Uganda Where Tourists Go On Their Uganda Safaris & Tours
Bwindi National Park
The Beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Just 321km2 in size, the Uganda safari park protects half of the world’s thriving mountain gorillas and 351 birds species to see on a safari in Uganda. This majestic rainforest is the prime destination for Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Africa. It is also Africa’s number one forest birding spot.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is a lush green forest haven with the highest density and diversity of primates in Africa – a record of 13 primate species. Kibale National Forest is the best safari destination for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda. The park is the most reliable spot in Africa to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. It is also home to a huge variety of forest birds and butterflies.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Like neighboring Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, spectacular Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is best known for Uganda gorilla safaris and the Batwa Pygyms community tours. At 33.7km2, Uganda’s smallest park is also the only safari park in Uganda with both Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys – two world endangered animals and endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, Queen Elizabeth Park is the most popular Uganda wildlife park. Its diverse ecosystems support a wide variety of wild animals in Uganda, with up to 95 Uganda mammal species including the rare tree tree-climbing lions. It is also one of the world’s premier Uganda birding destinations with over 600 birds of Uganda species.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls Park, Uganda’s largest park is neatly bisected by the longest river in the world. On Uganda safari tours it is the best place to see Africa’s big game like elephants, buffalo, lions, hippos, and Giraffes. This park is known for the world’s strongest waterfall, where the historic Nile River bursts through an 8m rocky gap before plunging 45m into the Devils’ Cauldron.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Remote Kidepo Valley National Park has a true Africa wilderness feel. The park ranks as one of Africa’s most prized, less explored destinations. In 2018, CNN Travel Magazine reorganized the scenic beauty of Kidepo and placed it among the 8 best Africa safari destinations. The park also has nearly 500 bird species! Its 77 species of Uganda mammals include 4 of the Big 5 and Cheetahs.
Lake Mburo National Park
Home to many Zebras and Impalas, Lake Mburo is the smallest wildlife viewing Uganda safari park. It is a great overnight stopover if you’re making your way between the two Uganda safaris destinations. It is also where activities that are often forbidden within parks can be enjoyed on your Uganda trip plus walking safaris, horseback safaris, and adventure cycling tours.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Rwenzori Mountains ranges, fabled as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ are Africa’s biggest mountain range. The range with its permanently snow-capped peaks (including the third-highest in Africa at 5109m) gifts casual and experienced hikers with lower and high altitude trekking trails complete with stunning views and fascinating equatorial alpine vegetation.
Semuliki National Park
Semuliki is the eastern-most extension of Congo’s great Ituri Forest and is the only true lowland tropical rainforest in East Africa. The tiny 220km2 park packs a lot into a small package. It is an amazing forest for birding tours in Uganda with 441 species! Its most unique feature is the Sempaya hot springs which are so hot – they can hard boil an egg in 10 minutes.
Mount Elgon National Park
The dominant feature of this Park is, of course, Mount Elgon itself, the massively eroded remains of an extinct shield volcano that was once Africa’s tallest mountain. At 4,321 meters, it is now the 8th tallest in Africa. Visitors here on Mountain hiking safaris in Uganda can explore the park’s waterfalls, hot springs, caves, caldera, and, peaks on 1-7 days hikes.
Popular Uganda Safari Activities / Trending Things To In Uganda On Safaris
Gorilla Trekking In Uganda & Gorilla Habituation Experience In Bwindi
More than half of the world’s mountain gorillas live in Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. This priceless popular Uganda gorilla tour adventure activity is the highlight of a safari to Uganda, but it offers only 1 hour with gorillas. If you would like to spend 4 hours with gorillas on your Uganda gorilla safari, the exclusive Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi offers just that.
Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda & Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
Uganda is home to about 5700 wild chimpanzees, our closest genetic cousins. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is another top experience to enjoy whilst on a safari in Uganda. The trek allows you 1 hour with chimps. For a more immersive encounter, Uganda also offers Chimpanzee habituation experience that offers a full day with chimps in Kibale Forest.
Golden Monkey Tracking In Mgahinga Gorilla Park
Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga is another of the best things to do in Uganda for primate lovers that undertake safaris to Uganda. These beautiful, rare primates are found only in the Virunga Volcanoes and nowhere else on the planet. They live in groups of up to 100 individuals and love to eat bamboo. Golden Monkey tracking in Uganda can be done at any time of the year and it provides a chance to see other monkey species.
Uganda Safari Game Drives (Big Game Viewing In Uganda)
Uganda is in the shadow of Kenya and Tanzania when it comes to East Africa safari game drives. But, the savannah game parks in Uganda/ National parks in Uganda also offer satisfying big game safaris on drives – and without crowds. During these Uganda safari game drives, one can see four of the Big Five (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard) can be seen. Rhinos can only be tracked in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot.
Boat Safaris In Uganda/ Game Viewing Boat Cruise Safaris
Uganda is the best country in East Africa for wildlife boat safaris. Boat safaris are available in Uganda national parks of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi. Boat safaris in Uganda offer a closer view of hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, and waterbirds. The afternoon is the best time for boat cruise safari Uganda tours when the animals go to the water sources to drink and cool off.
Birding In Uganda-Birdwatching In Uganda
Uganda is a birding paradise with 1074 Uganda bird species which is 50% of Africa’s species and 11% of the world’s bird species. This huge bird list is contained within a small territory, about the size of Britain, hence having one of the highest concentrations of birds per square kilometer in Africa. Birdwatching is a top Uganda safari activity
Horseback Riding In Uganda
If you’re in or passing near Lake Mburo NP, don’t miss the opportunity of going on an amazing horseback safari offered by Mihingo Lodge. It is a truly unique and authentic Uganda safari experience and you’ll feel right at home surrounded by Zebras, Buffalos, and Impalas. You can also go horse riding as you enjoy the sights along the banks of the mighty Nile River in Jinja.
Game & Forest Nature Walks In Uganda
Game and forest nature walks bring you up close with nature during your Uganda safaris. It exposes you to a lot of native wildlife including mammals, birds, butterflies, monkeys, reptiles, amphibians, important unique plants & trees. Uganda has many remarkable places for nature walks such as Mabira Forest and Lake Mburo National Park.
Canoe Ride On Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi and its 29 islands are undisputedly one of the most beautiful, tranquil areas of Uganda and Africa. During Uganda safaris, you can explore the lake by cruising in a dug-out canoe at any time of the day, but the early morning is the most exciting when there is a lot of mist over the lake. It is a sight often compared to one of the mystic scenes in the famous movie “lord of the rings”.
Mountain Climbing & Hiking Safaris in Uganda
With many mountains and hiking trails, Uganda is simply a hiking haven. In Uganda’s western are the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains; the highest block mountain in Africa, in the east, is Mount Elgon, the largest solitary volcano in Africa, and in the southwest, are the extinct volcanic cones of the Virunga Mountains to hike on Uganda treks.
Visiting The Source Of The Nile – Jinja
Uganda safaris are never comprehensive without visiting the source of the Nile in Jinja – the adventure capital of East Africa. On a Uganda trip to Jinja, you can undertake activities including rafting, kayaking, biking, bungee jumping, and jet boating. If you’re less active, simply lounge on an island resort on the River Nile and enjoy the spectacle.
Sport Fishing In Uganda
Sportfishing in Uganda, on her freshwater lakes and Rivers, is becoming popular and among the best things to do in Uganda during Uganda safari tours. It is one of the fun things to do in Uganda on safari for recreation. The country is home to Lake Victoria and the Nile River. You’ll explore the magical fish of Uganda such as Nile Perch, Tilapia, Catfish, and Tigerfish.
Uganda Cultural Visits
When going for Uganda safaris – there is more to be seen and done than wildlife viewing safaris in Uganda. One of the highlights of a safari in Uganda is the opportunity to interact with the diverse cultures that call Uganda home. The 56 different tribes of Uganda with unique cultures can be witnessed through different traditions, arts, dances, economic activities, etc
Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe
Most Uganda safaris feature the Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe, where you can stand with one leg in the Northern hemisphere while the other remains in the Southern! It makes for great photographs and memories. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a memento of your incredible safaris in Uganda.
Relaxation On Ssesse Island & Lake Bunyonyi
During Uganda safaris & tours, you can visit one of Uganda’s legendary chillout spots, the Ssesse Islands are all about powdery white-sand beaches, whispering palm trees, exotic flora and fauna, celestial sunsets, bonfires on the beach, and a remote location in the middle of the world’s largest tropical freshwater lake.
Commonly Asked Uganda Safari Questions & Uganda Travel Tips
Is Uganda safe?, Is it safe to travel to Uganda?
Why Visit Uganda?, Is Uganda a good place to visit?
Uganda has a unique combination of safari attractions not available anywhere else that make Uganda a special African safari destination worth visiting. Whether it’s your first safari in Uganda or a return trip, Uganda will always offer you a unique special adventure. Read More
When is the Best time to visit Uganda? What is the Best time to go to Uganda for a Safari
How much does it cost to travel to Uganda? Uganda Safari Price
A safari in Uganda cost is derived from various elements that comprise your Uganda trip itinerary such as the cost of tourist activities like permits at 700$, accommodation, car/flight, driver/guide e.t.c. The average minimum for a one (1) day Uganda safari ranges from 200$ to 300$ for one person and the more people the cheaper the cost. Read More
Why Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa?
Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa for magnificence, variety of form and color, a profusion of brilliant life−bird, insects, reptiles, beasts 9 Gorillas & Chimps) and for vast scale according to Sir Winston Leonard Churchill in his book “My African Journey” published in 1908. As witnessed by many Uganda safari travelers, Uganda also has the happiest and most loving people in the whole world. Read More
What are the popular Uganda safari activities? Things to do in Uganda on safari
Looking for top things to do in Uganda on safari? please note the best popular Uganda safari activities include:- gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Big5 game viewing, gorilla & chimpanzee habituation, bird watching, mountain climbing, etc. Uganda offers a variety of adventure and fun tourist activities. Read More
What is the best currency to take to Uganda for safari?/Can I use US dollars in Uganda?
The currency of choice, for trade, and tourism in Uganda is US Dollars (US$/USD). Many Uganda safari hotels, safari companies, Airlines, Uganda Wildlife Authority for gorilla permits, and park fees are paid for in US Dollars. Read More
How do I exchange cash in Uganda on safari?/ Where can I exchange money in Uganda?
Getting Uganda Shillings while on a safari in Uganda can be done at Entebbe International Airport or at a border post if you are entering via land or you can convert at any of the foreign exchange (forex) bureaus in Kampala city and other major towns in Uganda. Read More
Can I use my Visa debit card or Credit card in Uganda during my safari?
During your Uganda safari holidays, you can use your Visa debit or credit card. All large towns and many smaller ones have at least one 24-hour ATM where local currency can be drawn against any international PIN-protected credit/debit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo. Read More
What is the best way to send money to Uganda for safari?
To book your Uganda safari tour, transferring money between banks in Europe, North America, or Asia to Uganda remains the safest mode, banks although a little slow, takes some days. It is quicker to send money using Western Union or MoneyGram but at times there are some loopholes. Read More
How much do you tip in Uganda on safari?
Tipping in Uganda is not a must after service provision rather the client does it of their own will and they are free not to tip if they don’t feel like it. During their Uganda safaris & tours, clients should always give tips at their own discretion and how much they are comfortable tip. Read More
How can I keep my money safe while on a Uganda safari?
As you safari in Uganda, you are advised not to pull out all your money with other people watching you. It is good to always keep the little money you’re going to use soon nearer and keep the rest far safe. Read More
What can I buy in Uganda on safari?
There are a variety of unique things to buy during Uganda safari trips. Souvenirs like African crafts, traditional clothes, food ingredients like spices, etc are some of the items travelers can take home as a memento of their travel to Uganda. Read More
What is required to travel to Uganda? Travel Requirements for Uganda
Regular Uganda entry requirements include your travel documents, Uganda visa application, or East Africa tourist visa, yellow fever certificate, a 72 hour valid PCR COVID-19 test done from your country of journey start from are some of the major items required to travel to Uganda. Read More
What do I need to travel to Uganda during this period of Coronavirus (COVID-19) ?
Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. There are some New Normal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place for all arriving and departing passengers to ensure their safety. Read More
Do I need a passport to travel to Uganda?
Yes, at the time you book your safari to Uganda, be certain to obtain a passport or check your current passport and make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months beyond your travel date, it is usually in this passport that a Uganda visa or an East African Tourist Visa is put for you to travel to Uganda. Read More
Do I need a visa to visit Uganda?
Uganda like any other sovereign country requires one to have her visa if he/she is to enter into her boundaries except for the nationals of the Visa-exempt countries. If you are coming for a safari in Uganda, you can have either a Uganda visa or an East African Tourist Visa. Read More
Which countries are visa−free to Uganda?
Uganda visa-exempt countries/Uganda visa-free countries include; Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Lesotho Sierra Leone, Gambia, Comoros, Mauritius, Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, and St. Vincent-Tonga. If you coming for a Uganda safari tour and are from any of those countries listed here, you don’t have to worry about a visa cause you will have it at the Airport or any entry border point. Read More
Can I get a visa on arrival in Uganda?
You can get a visa on arrival in Uganda for your safari and other reasons for your visit to Uganda. However, when the e-visa system was implemented in 2016, a statement was issued to the effect that it would completely replace the Visa on arrival system, but this has yet to happen. We recommend that you can get your visa online ahead of time. Read More
How do I get a Visa for Uganda?
To get a visa to Uganda for your Uganda safari, an e-visa can be applied for online through the official Uganda Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control website: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ at least 5 working days before the intended dates of travel, and will usually be approved within 3 working days of application. Read More
What to pack for a safari to Uganda? | Uganda safari packing list
As you plan for things to pack for a trip or your Uganda safari packing list, the words light and right should be considered and it all starts with a suitcase, face mask, safari clothes, boots and sandals, sweater, fleece jacket, sunscreen, travel documents, a negative PCR COVID-19 test, basic first aid kits Read More
What to wear on a safari in Uganda? What are the best clothes for a safari to Uganda?
Wondering about what to wear on a safari in Uganda for a comfortable trip. The best clothes for a safari to Uganda should be a light waterproof jacket, safari boots, sweater/fleece jacket, sunglasses e.t.c with colors like khaki, greens, and light brown. Read More
Where is Uganda? / Where is Uganda located on the map of Africa?
Uganda is a country in East Africa. Uganda lies astride the Equator between Longitudes 29 East and 35 East and between Latitudes 4 North and South, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level. Read More
How do I travel to Uganda?/ How do I get to Uganda for a safari?
For obvious reasons, the most convenient way of accessing Uganda from Europe, North America, Asia, and South America is by air for your Uganda safari tour. Practically all fly-in visitors land at Entebbe International Airport (https://entebbe-airport.com/), which lies on the shores of Lake Victoria about 3 kilometers from Entebbe town and 46 kilometers from Kampala, the largest and capital city of Uganda. Read More
What airlines fly to Uganda?
There several flights that you can use when coming for your Uganda safari or other business. Here we list some of the major airlines that fly into Uganda.
- Emirates − offers daily flights to Entebbe from Dubai. Website: emirates.com
- Brussels Airlines/Brussels – offers flights to and from Entebbe 3 times a week. Website: brusselsairlines.com
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Amsterdam Flights to and from Entebbe 5 times a week. Website: klm.com. Read More
Where to stay when visiting Uganda?
If you are looking for where to stay when you visit Uganda, here is a list of the best places to stay in Uganda during your safari under budget mid-range and luxury hotels, hostels, lodges, safari camps, and campsites. Uganda, has been a tourist destination for decades therefore, she offers a variety of Uganda safari accommodation choices to all travelers. Read More
What language is mostly spoken in Uganda?
English is Uganda’s official language, spoken by most educated people, and it is the most useful language for tourists on Uganda safari tours and travel to Uganda for other reasons. Luganda of the Baganda tribe (the biggest ethnic group in Uganda) is the most spoken local language out of more than 30 indigenous languages. Read More
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