Uganda is a small country, but it’s got big heart. It’s also got big nature – it’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, which feeds into the world’s longest river (the Nile) and Africa’s largest lake. You might encounter a run in with the Big 5, and of course, some famous mountain gorillas. Uganda nature is impressive, indeed.
For the most part, people visiting Uganda are interested in seeing wildlife, especially primates. It’s the best place in Africa to do it, and Uganda nature is pretty spectacular. On a guided tour, you’ll get acquainted with chimpanzees, rhinos, lizards, giraffes, and more. You’ll be surprised by how friendly most of the primates are – it’s not unusual for a vervet monkey to come along and eat lunch with you! There are also more than 1000 species of birds in Uganda, including exotics like the African fire finch, and the Augur buzzard.
For mountain gorillas, the best place to track them is in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Meeting these gentle giants will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life – guaranteed. With an experienced guide, you’ll also get to learn all about the gorillas’ sadly dwindling numbers, and their conservation efforts (as well as their environment). On this route, you can also spend a day at Lake Mburo National Park, known for its zebras and impalas population.
Mgahinga National Park is another excellent spot for wildlife tracking and big nature. Stop at Kabana Gap to see the Virunga volcanoes. Sleep out overnight in a Mount Gahinga res camp. You’ll be surrounded by gorillas, volcanoes, tropical birds, and more. Fancy some swimming? The emerald waters of Lake Mutanda is the place to be. Other national parks in the area include Parc National des Volcanos, and Parc des Virungas.Read More ...