ONE DAY TOURS UGANDA, KAMPALA DAY EXCURSIONS, UGANDA DAY TRIPS & SAFARIS.
Uganda day trips: are you looking for short day tours in Uganda-excursions or one (1) day Uganda tours and safaris in a wildlife safari park? We have put together the best one (1) day trips in Uganda that include;- half-day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee tour, 1 day Entebbe city tour, 1 day Kampala city tour, a half-day short visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) Jinja rafting, and 1 day Jinja tour source of the Nile trip plus 1 day Lake Mburo wildlife safari in Uganda. Uganda indeed has a lot to offer to the extent that even in one day, any time bad Uganda safari undertaker is able to have an Uganda tour for a short gate away enjoyment.
This Uganda day trips and tours or excursions take you to destinations that are within easy reach from Kampala-the capital city or major cities in Uganda or your residence as well as all popular spots where most Uganda safaris start from.
Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours Ltd has arranged unbeatable excursions to various destinations including urban tours in Kampala city of seven hills that have a lot of exciting history with amazing sites of historical, religious, political, social, cultural, educational and economic significance. Adventure tours to Jinja such as the famous source of the River Nile (the longest river in the whole world) such as white water rafting, Bungee jumping, the boat encounter to the source of River Nile, forest walk in Mabira Forest and scenic exploration at Ssezibwa falls.
Our short day tours in Uganda feature the one-day Ngamba Island chimps tour which is home to orphaned Chimpanzees, the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) with a great number of wildlife in captivity and a one day Lake Mburo National Park wildlife safari which presents you an opportunity to see a range of wildlife including Rothschild giraffes, Cape Buffaloes, the Topis, Impala antelope, Burchell’s Zebra, Warthogs, the d Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck not forgetting the remarkable savannah landscape covered with extensive acacia and open grassland in some parts.
Uganda Safari Categories
Uganda is a member of East African Federation a nd is one of the countries on the African continent that are gifted by nature which prompted the British premier to declare it the pearl of Africa in 1908. It contains ten national parks that are well set to be encountered on Uganda safari.
The amazing experience starts with Lake Mburo National Park – the smallest savannah park in Uganda located along Masaka- Mbarara road in the south west of the country well known for its populations of Impala, Zebra and Eland more than any other park. Proceed to gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of the endangered Mountain gorillas well known for gorilla tracking. Find More about Uganda Safari Parks/ Safari Attractions
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From there a Uganda safari undertaker can then proceed to the north to encounter Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world biosphere reserve to view the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the famous boat ride of Kazinga Channel and the game drive along the Kasenyi track. Proceed to the north to encounter the 1,509m Mt Ruwenzori famously Known as Mountains of the moon suitable for Adventure safaris especially mountain climbing.
Continue to the primate capital of the world – Kibale national Park well known for populations of habituated chimpanzees thus a haven for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda before proceeding to Semuliki National Park well known for its prehistoric tree species and the Sempaya hot springs.
The journey of your safari in Uganda still continues to Murchison falls National Park – the largest protected area in Uganda for the powerful Murchison falls, the big five, Giraffe and Nile River itself. Proceed far north east to Kidepo National Park – one most remaining wilderness parks in Africa to encounter endemics like Cheetah, Kavirondo bush baby, Ostrich among others plus the rewarding landscapes of the Karamoja region that will optimize your Uganda safari memories. Drive towards the south via Mount Elgon – the dormant Volcanic Mountain suitable for Hiking, viewing Sipi falls, the caves and paintings on the mountain side before announcing the end of your Uganda safari tour.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is shared amoungest Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts of Uganda.. Read More about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda only 33 sq km of size, is located in the far southwestern corner of Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo,14 km from kisoro town in Bufumbira County about 540 km from Kampala-the capital. Mgahinga National Park was gazetted in 1991. Read More about Mgahinga National Park
Kibale National Park Uganda-the major Chimpanzee trekking safari tours in Kibale forest national park destination in Uganda, is located in Kabarole district of western Uganda near Fort Portal and measures 776 sq km in size.It is elevate between 1110 meters to 1590 meters and has a national park since 1993. Read More about Kibale Forest National Park
Semuliki National Park Uganda is impeccable a Uganda safari spot located in the extreme west of Uganda in Bundibugyo district along geo-graphical coordinates 0o 44′- 00 53′ N – 290 57-30o 11’E. It is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri forest, and forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene period. It forms one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa particularly birds.. Read More about Semuliki National Park
A Uganda Safari that features the Rwenzori mountain climbing adventure provides a memorable and rewarding experience but in order to have a smooth flow it should be Well planned and every tour must be well prepared. The central hike circuit can take about six nights/seven days and then reaches an altitude of 14,000ft(4,267m) above the sea level. Read More about Semuliki National Park
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda is home Mount Elgon a 4,321m high extinct volcano with Wagagai as it`s highest peak,that first erupted more than 24 million years ago and in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Having a 50km by 80km area, Elgon is a great Uganda prime tour-safari destination, possesing the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world but 4th highest mount in E. Africa. Read More about Mount Elgon National Park
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda is home Mount Elgon a 4,321m high extinct volcano with Wagagai as it`s highest peak,that first erupted more than 24 million years ago and in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Having a 50km by 80km area, Elgon is a great Uganda prime tour-safari destination, possesing the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world but 4th highest mount in E. Africa. Read More about Kidepo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park; With a size of 260 sq km,Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is situated near Mbarara district and forms Uganda wildlife tours and Safaris destination best for tourists to amazing wild game walks amidst chanting and grazing wild animal and this can be done here in the whole Uganda. Read More about Lake Mburo National Park
Wildlife safari tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda wildlife safari game drives,boat cruises, nature walks,chimpanzee trekking when to visit, how to get there & where to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda (QENP) is located in the southwest of Uganda near Kasese, covering 1978 sq km. Read More about Queen Elizabeth National Park
Here is a guide to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda– Wildlife safari tours in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda wildlife safari game drives,boat cruises, nature walks,chimpanzee trekking when to visit, how to get there & where to sleep in Murchison Falls National. Read More about Murchison Falls National Park
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Uganda Safari Attractions
Traveling around Uganda during Uganda Safaris
Uganda safari visas for Uganda travelers:– you need a visa to enter Uganda for a tour at entry and exit at only 50 USD for tourism purposes and the east African visa at only 100 USD to access Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda for not more that 3 months
Here are some of the Uganda Safari / tourism visa requirements
Passport any world traveler interested in a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities requires that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put … Read more about Uganda travel Info
Cars available for hire
Travel in Uganda during Uganda safaris is comfortable when travelling with us in our 4×4 safari Land cruisers and Safari Vans. The major routes connecting to various parts of the country are tarmacked. Murram roads then connect from the nearby towns where the tarmac stops linking to the Uganda safari destinations. These roads can be rough at times. However, the efforts are being made to replace the old roads with the new ones. Because of the varying landscape and the nature of the connecting murram roads at times, it is not advisable to drive yourself for the first time. Prime Uganda Safaris has expert driver guides who offer the themed interpretation and take you through the challenging road sections carefully and safely as they have the expertise in this. Our Uganda safari vehicles all with 4WD feature the strength to negotiate the challenging landscapes including the Kigezi highlands and Karamoja landscapes. This is a lovely attempt that will offer you a safe and trusted leisure and educational life time experience on Uganda safaris exploring the Pearl of Africa in detail.
Uganda Safari Flights: Flights to Uganda/Airlines, Air tickets to Uganda
Uganda Tour and general travelers can access the country using a variety of flights from various points of the world and those interested in undertaking tours to Uganda can book the flights through a local agent in their home countries, through airlines directly, international ticket vendors most of which are online or contact us … Read more about Uganda flights
Uganda Safaris By Charter Flights
Uganda safaris can also be conducted by charter. Being on the diverse destinations, a range of micro destinations are scattered and far apart from the beginning point and one another. For example, it takes 1 ½ days to connect from Kampala to Kidepo Valley National Park 700km apart, for the gorilla safari destination of Bwindi, it takes a minimum of 10 hours’ drive to cover … Read more about Uganda Flights
Time in Uganda while Planning a Safari to Uganda
Uganda features no time difference arising from season changes like summer or winter. Uganda is only three (+3 GMT) hours ahead of GMT the popularly known Greenwich Mean Time which is also referred to as the Prime Meridian.. Read More about Planning a Safari to Uganda
Which Currency to expect in Uganda during Uganda Safaris
Before starting your Safari in Uganda, you will need to change some money to Uganda’s national currency called the Shillings which is abbreviated as UGX and features a shilling sign of /=. However, other foreign countries can still be of use in the country especially the United States Dollars. In fact, you exchange part of your money to… Know More about Uganda Tour
Uganda’s International Dialing Code – which code to put while making a call to reserve your Safari in Uganda
Health in Uganda – Is your health safe while on a Safari in Uganda
Language in Uganda – what language to use when on a Safari to Uganda
Uganda is a heterogeneous nation and thus there is no majorly accepted local language country over. In Uganda people speak English and it’s the neutral mode of the communication in a country with over 65 tribal groups. Apart from English, Luganda is … Read more about Uganda
Food in Uganda – what food to expect on a Uganda Safari
Uganda Safari travelers will taste food varies from the ordinary to good. Uganda features a wide range of cuisine that one would wonder to encounter. Uganda features specialty restaurants that serve specialized food items including the Chinese food, the Indian cuisine, the Italian Cuisine…Read More
Requirements for travelling to tour Uganda
Visas for Uganda – do you need a visa to enter / tour Uganda?: Uganda entry, exit and visa requirements
Any world traveler interested in a Uganda tour is required to be in possession of a valid passport issued by the respective country of origin. Uganda immigration Authorities requires that the passport copy should be 6 months valid and must have at least one page where the stamp can be put.
Regarding the citizens of the East African Community, it can be noted that they do not require passports to enter Uganda. They can travel under the admissible temporary document and use their national identification cards for identification.
Visa; where to get Uganda Visa? Do I need to buy Visa to Uganda?
Uganda is one of those countries that apply the reciprocal Visa Programme where by nationals of countries that do not request Ugandan citizens to buy Visa are also allowed to enter into Uganda for free and vice versa.
Uganda Visa can be obtained at the arrival desk at Entebbe International Airport at USD100 per Visa as per the fees revision that took effect on July 1st 2015. The Uganda Visa can also be secured at other land border posts of the country like Malaba, Busia, Lwakhakha, Suam river, Mbale for Kenya; Oraba, Atyak, Afugi, Gulu, Madiyope/Madi Opei (Mosingo) , Madiyope/Madi Opei(Tseretenya) for South Sudan; Mpondwe, Ntoroko, Butogota, Ishasha, Bunagana, Goli, Paidha, Vurra, Lia, Arua and Bunagana (Busonga) for Democratic Republic of Congo; Bunagana (Bunagana), Katuna (Gatuna), Mirama hills (Kagitumba), Chanika ( Ruhengeri) to Bunagana in DRC, Kamwezi (Buziba) and Rwempesha (Kizinga) for Rwanda.
The Uganda Visa can also be secured from the local Ugandan consulate / Embassy in the country of Origin.
The Uganda Tourist Visa costs $100 for the nonresident foreigners while the resident foreigners i.e. those that live in the East African community in possession of a varied work permit is waived of the Visa fees with in the northern corridor states which Uganda is among.
Visa Exemption; who is not supposed to pay for Uganda Visa? Am i exempted from buying visa to Uganda?
Uganda exempts the nationals of the following countries from buying her Visa. These are in three categories;
The first group comprises of countries under the East African community arrangement namely; Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya
The second group comprises of countries under the COMESA arrangement namely; Angola, Eritrea, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius and Zimbabwe.
The third group comprises of other friendly countries including; Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore and St. Vincent-Tonga.
By exemption, it means that the nationals can travel to Uganda without applying for Visa.
Visa Duration: How long the Uganda visa last? How long can i stay on tour in Uganda with my Tourist Visa?
The Uganda Tourist Visa lasts for 3 months – 90 days and is only limited to leisure and recreation and visiting friends and family other than work.
Uganda requires that you get vaccinated against Yellow fever and a proof of yellow fever certificate is always presented as a must upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
You can always check on Uganda Immigration website for any update regarding Uganda travel information http://immigration.go.ug/
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