Beautiful jungle, incredible wildlife and welcoming people are what visitors often mention about Uganda. It is one of the best places in East Africa to start an adventure into the wild.
Here are some of the top Uganda adventures / experiences proposed by local travel experts :
This is a face to face experience, nozoo, no movie. The adventure ask for nothing but plunging into the jungle, following the part of Gorrila with expert local guide.
Embark on a Gorilla trek means you will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park pulling yourself up its many hills by grasping wild plant roots and branches. You can also spot them at Volcanoes national park.
Lake Hopping in Bunyonyi
Said to be the second deepest lake in Africa, Bunyounyi is a base for gorilla trek but also a nice place to enjoy the cool water all the year round. There are 29 lush islands offering chances to paddle.
For a stunning view, climb up to the mountain top where Arcadia cottages locates.
Although the mountain gorillas usually steal the spotlight, chimpanzee trekking is also pretty cool and shouldn’t be underestimated. You begin early in the morning from Kalinzu Forest National Reserve and follow the sounds of the chimpanzees in the canopy.
Once you get close, the fun begins, and you leave the paths to climb through the forest to get the best view. It’s a challenging climb through the hills, but it’s a thrill to spot not only chimpanzees but also colobus monkeys in the trees above. Along the way, take a moment to enjoy the sounds of the jungle, including a chorus of African birds like none you’ve heard or seen before.
Adventure Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area, covering an area of 3,840 Km² and home to over 451 bird species (including the highly sought after and rare shoebill stork) and 76 different mammal species, including giraffe (which cannot be viewed in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Other game sightings regularly include lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope. Arguably the highlight of this trip is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 8m² wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls, plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below.
Explore Ngamba Island
The Ngamba Island which is among the most loved destinations on a Safari in Uganda was opened in 1998 was picked upon as the ideal habitat for these chimps because it wasn’t inhabited before and also because its vegetation cover that mainly comprises of a rain forest is very similar to the natural habitat of wild chimpanzees. In addition there are over 50 different types of plants on this Island which are known to be consumed by chimpanzees living in their natural habitat. This Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is supported by various organizations such as the Jane Goodall Institute, the Uganda Wildlife Education Center as well as Born Free Foundation.
Simba Africa Expedition is a professional tour operator who organize life time adventures and wildlife safari in the country.
Contact them at www.africa-expeditions.com for better consultation of your trip to Uganda.