Of all the countries in Africa, Uganda is still a lesser-known destination for a safari, but this country has more to offer than you initially thought. A visit to Uganda offers the opportunity to go on gorilla trekking, to spot tree climbing lions, or to sail on the Nile.
Uganda is scenically one of the most diverse countries in Africa and you can perfectly combine our neighboring country with Tanzania. Thanks to the fact that Bwindi National Park is home to 11 groups of mountain gorillas, this destination usually tops the list of things to do. It is a piece of jungle that is estimated to have been unaffected by ecological changes in the last 25,000 years. Queen Elizabeth is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda and offers diverse landscapes including savanna, bushland, wetlands and lush forests.
A boat trip on the Kazinga Canal, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George, guarantees hundreds of hippos, crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife, including pelicans, ospreys, kingfishers and cormorants.
Kibale NP which is a tropical rainforest with the highest density of primates. Accompanied by a guide you can get to know chimpanzees up close. Murchison Falls NP with many surprises and its waterfalls.
And there are also many sanctuaries ... such as in Entebbe (where the airport is, therefore ideal to combine before or after a safari). In the UWEC you can help feed giraffes and lions or even caress a shoebill stork or rhinos.
What makes Uganda different from Tanzania is that you will possibly see more people than animals here and that everything in the rainforest is much greener.
Below you will find a travel example of a route that is regularly chosen but all this can be adapted to your personal wishes with anything, because this is your safari!!
“The entire safari was one big highlight.”