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All You Need To Know About & Expect On A Uganda Safari

All You Need To Know About & Expect On A Uganda Safari

Not even a word can explain the goodness, beauty and greatness of Uganda – famously known as the Pearl of Africa. When you a take tour to the western region, expect to catch glimpse of the terraced agriculture in the areas close to the rain forest in Kabale district – a wonderful Switzerland of Uganda. This eye catching terrain dominated with the hills of thousands of shades of green.

Right from the time of arrival at Entebbe international airport, it is important to acknowledge that most tours take you west farm belt of the fascinating safari parks which shape the western border of Uganda.

On the other hand, due to the fact that, the Pearl of Africa is strategically located on the connecting point of the Western and Eastern jungle ecosystems. Uganda is home to fabulous terrains perfect a wide variety of safaris which range from traditional game drives as you navigate through the golden grasslands blessed with excellent wildlife to fantastic hike and trekking through the misty rainforest. Bird watching is extremely interesting where you encounter a variety of colorful bird species including the crowning glory of the shoebill stork -famously included on the list of a true birder.

Don’t miss out on the traditional big five sighted in the national parks of the country scattered in different regions, like Murchison falls national park and Queen Elizabeth national park, here expect a unique wildlife encounter you have never had. Wildlife safaris in Uganda are the most popular attracting the majority of tourists who would love to witness and get up-close with the various species that include primates.

Who is it for

We are more than delighted to let you know that Uganda is a dream destination for those in need of an Epic adventure including the pinnacle of primate tours. You get chance to encounter an impressive numbers of chimpanzee individuals wandering in kibale forest national park – the adventure capital of East Africa as well as queen Elizabeth national park. As you enjoy the chimpanzee adventure, you get chance to encounter other exciting primates.

Except to delight in a fascinating mountain gorilla adventure in Bwindi forest national park – a home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world , gorilla trekking is one of the key highlights on Uganda safaris and its a life-altering experience to all tourists that engage in this wonderful venture. Bwindi forest is as well a great site for birders, the forest hosts a variety of interesting bird species like the handsome francolin, purple-breasted sunbird, dwarf honeyguide among other that you might not find elsewhere.

The Pearl of Africa stands as an Eclipse for traditional safaris in a 4×4 safari car or by a boat cruise, it is also a superb safari destination where tourists appreciate her lush habitats plus a diversity of amazing wildlife species.

On this note, for all travelers in search of something vibrant and fresh, then look no further taking a safari in Uganda.

How long can I stay for a Uganda safari

The period of stay for any Uganda safari varies from one tourists to another depending on the safari interests. Normally those who would love to trek the mountain gorillas in Bwindi usually fly into Entebbe International airport and overnight on shores of lake Victoria, the following morning you fly to Bwindi forest in the south western region to trek these beautiful creatures . after the gorilla adventure, travelers normally fly back or road trip to Entebbe to continue of other safari destinations or head out for another fabulous wildlife experience in kibale forest, in Murchison falls national park or Queen Elizabeth national park where you may get chance to see the African big five wildlife. At the ends of the country in the north you get chance to explore the untouched open spaces and virgin wilderness of Kidepo valley national park. There is a lot Uganda can offer to travelers and this cant be experienced in just one day, however the average stays ranges between four to six days for a magical safari in the country.

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When should I go for Uganda Safari

Unlike other countries, Uganda is awesomely good safari destination year round. However the best time to go for Uganda safaris is during the dry season. Although the rainy season can be ideal time to travel for budget tourists, this occurs in the months of March, April, May and November. The wet season is a bit tricky since it features wet, muddy and slippery roads thus become difficulty to navigate through with out a 4×4 safari vehicle, the rain makes trekking strenuous in the primate parks because of mud.

The Pearl of Africa is strategically located on the Equatorial region thus it features friendly warm temperatures thus the weather in Uganda remains temperate through out year, favoring a wide range of tourists activities year round. The dry season is experienced in the months of June to October, this is a time when many tourists are flocking the country.


Where to go on a Safari in Uganda?

  • Kidepo valley national park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
  • Murchison falls national park
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Kibale forest national park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Jinja – the adventure capital of East Africa, among other thrilling sites.

Planning to safari Uganda in 2022, we hope the above information will help you get an insight of what it feels like and what to expect. Mumwe safaris organizes both self drive & tour guided Uganda safaris and excursions for all types of travelers, so get in touch with us today by sending an email to or call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with the reservatiosn team.

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