Top 5 safari destinations to visit in Uganda 2022; Uganda is one of the top travel destinations in the world in that its richly blessed with unique and stunning tourist attractions ranging from the big five mammals, primates, bird species, water bodies, mountains, cultural sites among others which are found in different national park.
Top 5 safari destinations to visit in Uganda 2022
- Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the top safari destinations to visit in Uganda in 2022, the national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu district. Bwindi impenetrable national park is famously known for harboring half of the world’s mountain gorilla population which are found in four sectors namely Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga. During your safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will be able to engage in interesting activities like gorilla trekking where you will be able to view and spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas, gorilla habituation experience where you will spend four hours with the gorillas under habituation process, nature walk/ hiking, bird watching, Batwa cultural tour where you will be able to interact with the Batwa/ pygmies who used to live in Bwindi forest before it was gazetted into a national park.
- Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park is the other top 5 safari destination to visit in Uganda 2022. Murchison falls National Park is the oldest and largest protected area located in northwestern region. The park harbors about 76 mamma species including the big four of the big five mammals which are elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, other animals like giraffes, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, warthogs, oribi, bushbucks, primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and over 450 bird species. Murchison falls national park has a number of interesting activities which you can engage in during your safari in Uganda including game drives, Nile Delta boat cruise and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, sport fishing, bird watching, nature walk/ hiking, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, hot air balloon experience among others.
- Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is second largest national park and another safari destination to visit in Uganda in 2022. The national park is located in western part of Uganda in Kasese, Kamwenge, Rukungiri and Rubirizi districts. Queen Elizabeth national park is famously known for harboring the tree climbing lions which are found in Ishasha sector and other animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, lions, leopards, warthogs, bushbucks, waterbucks, primates like chimpanzee, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and over 600 bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park offers interesting activities that you can engage in during your safari in Uganda including game drives in Kasenyi area and Ishasha area, boat cruise on Kazinga channel, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, nature walks, bird watching among others.
- Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kisoro districts bordering with Virunga national park in Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park is another top 5 safari destination to visit in Uganda in 2022 in that it offers adventurous activities like gorilla trekking where you will be spend one hour with the mountain gorillas, golden monkey trekking, volcano climbing where you will climb the three volcano mountains that is Mount Muhavura, Mount Gahinga and Mount Sabyinyo, bird watching, nature walks and Batwa trail experience where you will be able to learn how the Batwa lived in the forest before it was gazetted into a national park,
- Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital is located in western part of Uganda. The park is a home of 13 primate species including chimpanzees, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, l’hoest monkeys, bush babies, pottos among others. Kibale forest national park harbors other wildlife species including forest buffaloes, elephants, bush pigs, duikers and variety of bird species. During your safari in Kibale forest national park, you will engage in activities like chimpanzee trekking where you will have a face to face interaction with the chimpanzees, chimpanzee habituation experience where you will spend four hours with the chimpanzees, bird watching, bush craft children activities, nature walks, nocturnal night walks among others.
Apart from the top 5 safari destinations mentioned above, Uganda has other destinations to visit during your safari in 2022 such as Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park, Semuliki national park, Mount Rwenzori national park, Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, Jinja, Lake Victoria, Mount Elgon national park, Pian upe wildlife reserve, Sipi falls among others.
Best time to go for a safari in Uganda
Safari destinations in Uganda can be visited anytime throughput the year though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February. During the dry season the national park receive little or less rainfall therefore access roads and trekking trails will be passable, also vegetation will be thin which helps tourists to view different wildlife species clearly.
Safari destinations in Uganda can also be visited in the wet or rainy season during the months of March to May and November because that the best time for birding in that it’s the breeding plumage therefore bird lovers will be able to view colorful and migratory bird species.
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