When thinking about a Uganda safari, most people might be imagining themselves walking in the thick jungle of Bwindi Forest tracking for mountain gorillas. This amazing destination, located west of the safari capital – Kenya, also offers the opportunity to enjoy more interesting tourist activities where you can experience the uniqueness of this country.
As though that isn’t enough for a superb beach getaway, Uganda is rich in wildlife and nature with over 10 wildlife national parks and over 1000 species of birds this make it a bird lover’s paradise – making it an absolute hidden gem for things to do, see, and experience.
With more than 500 bird species recorded in every national park in Uganda, including over 30% indigenous species, bird lovers can imagine the endless hours they can send watching the variety of bird species in the country. The most notable birding destination in the country is the Mabamba Bay Wetland at Lake Victoria where the tourists can spot the rare shoebill. Other birding destinations include, the Murchison Falls National Park with over 450 bird species, Queen Elizabeth National Park with over 500 species of birds, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and many others. Am sure a Uganda a trip to Uganda will never be boring to bird lovers.
For many years Ugandans have turned out to be more involved in preserving the natural beauty and wildlife of their country. In spite of the indigenous elephant reducing throughout the years due to poaching, the country is still among the few destinations in Africa where tourists can spot the Big Five on one trip. The country being made of different environment types like; thick forests, semi-arid, wetlands savannah grassland and many others, this make it a perfect habitat for many wild animals including the Big Five.
In case you’re interesting in watching predators running after their prey in the wild, Kidepo Valley National Park located in the north eastern corner of the country at the boarder of Uganda and South Sudan is the perfect destination for you to visit. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including spotted hyenas, Tanzanian cheetahs, Congo lions, leopards, elephants, wild dogs, zebras, giraffes, Cape buffaloes among others.
With a lot of amazing wildlife and nature to visit, Uganda is the perfect destination for adventure lovers looking to experience Month Nature up close and the amazing beach escape on one of the African Great Lake and the Africa’s largest fresh water lake by surface – Lake Victoria.