7 Exhilarating Adventures In Uganda’s National Parks

Murchison Falls
Practical Guide to Self Driving in Murchison Falls National Park
January 6, 2019
Show all

7 Exhilarating Adventures In Uganda’s National Parks

Uganda comprises of 10 most stunning national parks that are widely distributed in different parts of the country. They include Murchison Falls National Park in the northwestern side and the largest of all the parks in this magical country, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, The Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Each of these parks features its rare adventures for you to enjoy and they include among others;

Game drive/wildlife viewing

queen elizabeth national parkWhen you think of a safari to Uganda, wildlife viewing is that one exciting wildlife experience you don’t need to miss out. This remarkable and exhilarating experience takes you through stunning savanna grassland protected areas such as Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and others. While on game drive in Uganda, you have opportunity to enjoy incredible views of the big game-elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes as well as many waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda Kobs, bushbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, birds a mention but a few.

Gorilla trekking

Mountain gorilla trekking is remarkably one of a few most breathtaking adventures most tourists look out for while on Uganda safari. This most exhilarating experience is conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park which lie in the extreme southwestern side of this beautiful country. With only 1004 mountain gorillas that are left in the entire, about 500 of them call Uganda their home. To be part of this life changing experience, you need $600 to secure your permit. You can obtain one through local tour operator or through reservationist at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Besides securing a permit, you also need to pack appropriately for this adventure starting with essentials first especially waterproof hiking boots, gardening gloves, insect repellents, camera with no flashlight, day pack, first aid kit and others.

Chimpanzee trekking

kibale chimp trackingWith over 5000 chimpanzees that live in Uganda, a visit to this magical country rewards you with incredible views of these world’s magnificent creatures. They are widely distributed in most parts of the country including Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest for those of you who are planning to visit Murchison Falls National Park this is the best spot for you to catch a glimpse at these amazing primate species, Kalinzu forest reserve near Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park a mention but a few.

Boat cruise

This is one of the most exhilarating water sport that you shouldn’t miss to be part while on Uganda safari. On a boat cruise, you have a great opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of many hippos, crocodiles, water birds including several kingfishers, fish eagles and others. Boat rides are conducted in Murchison Falls National Park and it takes you to the bottom of the mighty Murchison waterfalls; Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and others.

Sport fishing

For anglers, a visit to Uganda takes you through breathtaking and challenging sport fishing for you to catch the heaviest Nile Perch if your energies allow. You can engage in this exhilarating adventure while on safari in Murchison Falls National Park at the bottom of the Murchison Falls.

Hot air balloon tours

This is a newly tourism product in Uganda’s tourism sector and it is such amazing adventure you need to try out. Currently, it is only conducted in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It offers you a great chance to catch a glimpse at varied savanna grassland wildlife species while on air and if it is lasting memories with Africa’s wildlife that you have always wished to have then this is one of a kind adventure not to miss out on your bucket list.

Hiking

For adventure enthusiasts, Uganda is perfect for exhilarating adventures. You can embark on this life changing experience in Bwindi National Park which comes with various hiking trials and each of this rewards you with distinct experiences right from birds, waterfalls and others. Other areas include volcano hiking in Mgahinga National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and the Sipi falls, Rwenzori Mountain and others.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *