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WHAT TO DO – VISITING UGANDA

Uganda Travel Info | Gorilla Adventure Tours, introduces you to Uganda as a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria.

Its abundant wildlife includes endangered gorillas and chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a famous mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

Sights, tours and experiences we recommend

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge ofthe Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest”also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda shines with stunning greenery, and perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all – half of the world’s last remaining mountain gorilla population. Travel deep into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and see these incredible, endangered creatures from closer than you ever thought possible.

Visit & Contribute to an Orphanage

Biological parents, and sometimes biological grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these, no named godparent, or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state, and orphanages are one way of providing for their care, housing and education. There are numerous opportunities should you wish to visit, volunteer and contribute to different Orphanage groups, children and their education. Whether it’s a day visit and volunteer work or a volunteer/aid tour you are after just mention this to African Unique Safaris and Tours and we will organise. You will find out that you end up getting more out of it than the other way around.

Horse riding safari – Jinja

This is another activity you don’t want to miss while you get to the River Nile, There are several paces for different riders, for those experienced looking for fast paced safari with plenty of cantering, we do have specific safaris for advanced riders too, this is a provided ideal way to explorer the Nile River up close, to see a traditional Ugandan village and view the fantastic panorama from the hills overlooking the Nile valley, The horses are superb with the landscape that is spectacular.ar dapibus leo.

Community walks

Explore the culture of the local Bakiga and Batwa communities with village walks, blacksmith visits, craft shops and vibrant dances – all against the astounding backdrop of the forest-covered hills of Bwindi.

Batwa Experience

The Batwa Experience is a living history encounter unlike any other. Enjoy your journey through this site as you learn more about what it takes to volunteer with us in Uganda, and how you can embark on the trip of a lifetime to meet these incredible people. If you have any questions you will be given time to ask and interact as you get to know the history of the Batwa.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

QENP is in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi, and Rukungiri. It is approximately 376 kilometres (234 mi), by road, south-west ofKampala, Uganda’s capital and largest The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth QENP is known for its wildlife, including Cape buffaloes,hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions, andchimpanzees. It is home to 95 species of mammaland over 500 species of birds. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed five or six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community.

Game Drive

For a classic African safari experience, the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains and the Ishasha Sector offer virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephant sightings, along with warthogs and baboons. Taking an experienced guide in the early morning or at dusk is the most successful way to track down a pride of lions, and maybe even the odd leopard.

Boat Cruise

The Kazinga Channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat tour along it gives visitors the chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shoreline.

Kibale National Park – Uganda

Kibale National Park is a national park in western Uganda protecting moist evergreen rain forest. The park was created in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged Forest Reserve. The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park and is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, known for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience,this is a lifetime experience that allows accompany Kibale’s researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their natural. During your tour, expect coming across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05.30 to 06.30, before them throughout the day till they make new nests and the night around 19.00.

Kidepo National Park

With great savanna landscapes and mountains rising up in the background, the remote Kidepo Valley NP is a true gem of Uganda’s nature.The park spans 1,442 km2 and ranges from 900 to 2.750 m in altitude. Because of its remote location on the border with South Sudan, Kidepo Valley is possibly the only national park left on the whole continent where you can almost have the park to yourself (average of six visitors per day). Kidepo is also home to almost all of the animal species present in the Uganda National Parks system, including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich and cheetah.This Park was recently named the 3rd Best national park in Africa by CNN.

Game Drive – Kidepo National Park

Game viewing is possible by vehicle on dirt roads that crisscross the southern and western parts of the park. A few trunk roads are improved with murram and are passable in all weather.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is an underrated gem of a park, dominated by the impressive Lake Mburo, from which it receives its name, with forest-fringed shores hemmed in by rolling green hills. Although Lake Mburo National Park is small, only 370km², in comparison to other parks in Uganda, it has a total of five lakes within its boundaries. These lakes along with another nine form part of an important wetland system for the area.

Birding – Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo’s key birding spots include swampy valleys and viewing platforms near the salt licks and in the forest. Species found at these locations include the Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Coqui Francolin, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-bellied Bustard and Brown-chested Lapwing.

Game Drives – Lake Mburo National Park

The network of game tracks in the east of the park passes a variety of landscape features including acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors.v

Hiking and Nature Walks

Unusually, the whole park is open to walkers as long as they are accompanied by a ranger guide. Locations include the salt lick at Rwonyo, the lake’s banks, Rubanga Forest and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views.

Horseback safaris

Horseback safaris are an exciting way to view wildlife, including eland and buffalo. Also commonly sighted are warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and zebra. The four-hour hacks take visitors up to hilltop viewpoints with the option of bush breakfasts or sundowners. This activity is arranged at Mihingo Lodge.

Launch Trips

The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, buffalo, and hippos as well as colorful Kingfishers, magnificent Fish Eagles and Hammerkops with their enormous nests.

Sport Fishing

Lake Mburo contains around six species of fish, with tilaN JINpia being the most common. The designated fishing spot is at Mazinga.

MAXIMISE YOUR STAY IN JINJA

White-Water Rafting

In 1996, Adrift and Nile River Explorers started commercial white-water rafting on the upper section of the Nile from Bujagali Falls. Because of the high volume of water (approximately 1 million liters per second), the white-water activities in the area are particularly safe – so long as you are wearing a life jacket and with experienced guides you can enjoy the ride and natural beauty along the Nile without the danger, but with lots of adrenaline.

Horse riding safari – Jinja

This is another activity you don’t want to miss while you get to the River Nile, There are several paces for different riders, for those experienced looking for fast paced safari with plenty of cantering, we do have specific safaris for advanced riders too, this is a provided ideal way to explorer the Nile River up close, to see a traditional Ugandan village and view the fantastic panorama from the hills overlooking the Nile valley, The horses are superb with the landscape that is spectacular.ar dapibus leo.

Kayaking – Jinja

Away from engines, noise and under human power – Kayak the Nile is passionate about this symbolic location and honored to enable you to experience it. Warm water, sunshine, tropical islands, and the perfect introductory rapids. Our introduction day is sure to give you a memorable experience, off the tourist trail. The day is designed to teach you the skills that you need, even if you have never been in a kayak before, to go with one of our guides to the whitewater

Kayak School – Jinja

During your trip on the Nile, your free to attend a one day school for kayaking, if your have never been to the kayak, there’s no best way to spend your day rather than spending it learning how to go with kayak by your yourself, However this lessons would take more days if you have more time for this activity. your first day is important to us, we ensure that you enjoy it…

Nile Cruising

The Nile offers a variety of cruises which start at bujagali falls and explore the start off the world’s longest river, a two pontoon boat is a great way for large groups to spent time together, a variety of special and advised moments for such cruise such as the Nile sunset cruise.

Bungee jump

This is specifically located at adriftbase, 3km upstream from Bujagali Falls, Leap out over the Nile from a tower purposely built for bungee jumping, The bar provides a great vantage point for spectators and source of calming fluids to help prepare for a jump.

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