Uganda Nature

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.

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Peter Rujabuka

Bwindi, Uganda

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$2000 USD

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Embark on a primate tracking adventure in the jungles of Uganda- Safari starts off with gorilla tracking in Bwindi's  impenetrable forest and then transfer to Kibale for a chance to track…


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Kampala, Uganda

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For more nature, head to Kibale National Park. You’ll drive through fascinating papyrus swamps and the thick jungle of the Nile Delta to reach the park, situated under the Ruwenzori Mountains. With a guide, you can explore the crater lakes for the afternoon before retiring to your lodge in the evening. Nothing beats waking up in the morning to a dramatic view over Crater Lake, and the “Mountain of the Moon.” Kibale is also one of the best places in Uganda to see chimps.

Exploring the Nile is also well worth your time, especially since it flows through eleven countries. It’s the longest river in the world, after all. Visit the town of Jinga and try some white water rafting, or head to Murchison Falls National Park. Another option: hike to the 100-metre high Sipi waterfall, with an unusual and intense green colour. You cane even pop into a nearby village to learn something of the culture there.

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