There are many hidden gems that most people don’t know about Uganda. Are you planning to take a safari in Uganda? There are lots of amazing things that make Uganda, a unique destination; beautiful places, amazing wildlife and Uganda’s landscape. Below are some of the wild adventures not to miss in Uganda.
Go for Gorilla tracking adventure
Uganda is known for its Mountain Gorillas and people come here to track for Mountain Gorillas, what most do not know is that you can not only track Mountain Gorillas where you are with a Gorilla Family for one hour. In Uganda you can be with them for four hours on a Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Uganda, not Rwanda, not the Democratic Republic of Congo has the Gorilla Habituation Experience. A very limited group of visitors are allowed to participate in the Habituation Experience.
Find out the differences between Gorillas and Chimpanzees .
Spot the Big five
If you are travelling for a Ugandan safari, there is little doubt one of the things you will fancy to do is spot the Big Five, the five hardest animals hunt on foot. This highly popular group includes the Lion, Cape Buffalos, African elephant, leopard, and the Rhino.
Do Chimpanzee Tracking
Chimpanzees and humans share over 98 percent of their DNA. Reach a fascinating distance of just about 8m observing our closest relatives while trekking in the forests of Uganda especially in Kibale National park.
You observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you. You can see chimpanzees at Kibale or Budongo forest.
Go for Bird Watching adventure
Sir Winston Churchill described Uganda as a fairy tale land, calling it the “Pearl of Africa”. Here you find an incredible variety of birds that can be seen. With over 1000 bird species, You may catch a rare glimpse of the endangered Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta, Great Blue Turaco, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Standard-winged Nightjar, Short-tailed Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black-breasted Barbet, African Green Broadbill e.tc
Have a cultural tour to the Batwa Community
The Batwa People have lived for over 500,000 years in the forests of Southwest Uganda leaving a small ecological footprint.Their history, their ways of living are unique and you can experience their lifestyle while with them in the forest, seeing the forest through the eyes of its original people in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
A visit to the Batwa People will be most rewarding since most visitors have no clue who these people, who lived here for over 500,000 years area, but you can find out on a forest walk with them. These used to stay with the mountain gorillas in the same forest.
Visit the Ishasha sector for the tree climbing Lions
The Ishasha Area is one of the best areas in all of East Africa for Tree-Climbing Lions.It is located inside the southern area of Queen Elizabeth Park half-way from Mweya to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
You can stay overnight here in the fabulous Ishasha Wilderness Camp while you trek the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha or at any other accommodation facility in queen Elizabeth National park.
The Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha are attracting more and more visitors, not just from around the world, but from Uganda itself.
Visit the Ssese Islands.
Uganda is landlocked nation, a thousand miles from the Indian Ocean, yet it has its hidden Tropical Islands, the Ssese Islands where you can walk on sandy beaches, fish, swim, hike, bike and eat some fresh fish from Lake Victoria.The perfect setting at the end of your safari in Uganda, a place where you can relax for a few days before returning home to your country.
The Ssese Islands have been called by Lonely Planet, Uganda’s Secret Tropical Islands and to most visitors to Uganda they are just that. We can arrange a visit for you.