Uganda is surrounded by wonderful nature which has continued to attract Uganda safaris. It’s because of this unique feature, that’s why many travellers have continued to come for safari visits to Uganda. The land scape changes from African savanna to montane forest; from verdant rolling hills framed by mountain peaks to volcanic lakes.
These landscapes, combined with the warmth, honesty and friendliness of the Ugandan people would be enough to justify a safari visit. But add in an array of wildlife encounters up there with the best in the world, along with a plethora of quality lodges and hotels suitable for all budgets.
The mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park have greatly attracted many gorilla tracking safaris especially to the international tourists. Trekking up steep paths – mist hanging in the air – the sense of expectation before meeting these great apes is enough to make you tingle. Permits to track gorillas aren’t cheap (currently $500 per person)
Uganda has eight habituated mountain gorilla groups living on the forested slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Massif – both areas straddling the south-western region of the country. A certain level of physical fitness is needed to trek mountain gorillas; walks can range from under an hour to the best part of a day depending on which part of their range they are in. But any effort is soon forgotten when you find your first gorillas. It’s a humbling experience observing these gentle giants; whether exchanging eye contact with a silverback or watching babies playfully roll around on the forest floor.
Safaris in Uganda can certainly make you wonder when it comes to primates, with 18 other species present including chimpanzees in Kibale National Park which has facilitated chimpanzee tracking safaris in Uganda.
A tour visit to Uganda will make you experience the period of dawn which is the best time to track the animals in the wild; the air smells fresh and clean; birds are singing and there’s a feeling of peace and tranquillity, the many animals that are found in the national parks which include; elephants, lions, zebras and many more which have attracted safaris to Uganda.
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Prime Uganda safaris & Tours news updates 2013.