Are you planning for an eco tour or you have never been on one before? Then check out the sweet Uganda safari. Uganda is a very small country found in the eastern part of Africa. It is a new and unknown country to most of the people in the world and the only thing most people know about Uganda is its former president Iddi Amin Dada. But those times are yet to change if you check out the Uganda safari tours, you will get to know why Churchhill a British explore named Uganda the pearl of African in his book” my African journey” in 1908.
Uganda is one of the countries in Africa where you can easily watch the wildlife in its natural set and it is through the Uganda safari tours one can meet these exotic animals and plants in their natural environment. These safaris are marketed on the websites, magazines, documentaries and also colleagues who have ever been to Uganda before can tell you more about them. But the most effective way to know about the Uganda safari is by hitting the internet.
Uganda is such a cheap country to visit, one should not be scared by expenses he/she is going to incur in Uganda. These safaris are all affordable to all people of different classes. The safari tours are well taken care of by local tour agencies that you may book with. These are professional people that can organize you an itinerary that can meet you have a lifetime experience with the wildlife in their natural setting while in Uganda.
Here are some of the attractions one cannot miss when he/she takes up a Uganda safari
The source of the Nile found in the central eastern part of the country in Jinja. Named among the seven wonders of Africa, it is the place where the mighty river Nile the longest river in the world kicks starts its journey up to North Africa. It is an inducement for whitewater rafting at Itanda falls, kayaking, bungee jumping, nature walks, biking and also one cannot miss taking a picture at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and this is where john Speke stood to discover the source of the Nile in 1862.
The mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga national park in the south western Uganda- mountain gorillas are one of the niche tourism products in Uganda as many tourists come to Uganda to gorilla trek. Gorillas are amazing animals to watch due to their intelligent social character in the jungle. Gorilla tours are the most common tours in Uganda and they are affordable to everyone and at the same time they give a lifetime experience of a trip.
Through the Uganda safari, one is able to meet the big five game that is the elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and the buffalos. These are spotted as you lead your way to the western part of Uganda where Queen Elizabeth national park and the Murchison fall national parks are found. These two parks are the most visited parks in Uganda due to their wide range of natural biodiversity.
Furthermore Uganda has other primates like the chimpanzees, monkeys and the baboons that are found in Kibale national park and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park. The chimpanzees are one of the closest relatives of man and if one misses out on trekking the gorilla in Uganda, the chimpanzees trekking can act as the substitute.
While in Uganda one cannot miss to encounter the cultural heritage of the local Ugandan people. These cultural encounters are normally found around the national park and they are supplements to watching the wildlife in the parks. At the cultural encounters, there are displays of traditional dances, crafts and interesting social rituals.
When one decides to take on Uganda safari he/she can decide to visit all the main attractions or choose from the main attractions and encounter his/her preferred attractions. Most tour agencies offer tailor made tour packages to their customers; it is the customer to decide on what to visit and the agent advises him/her to make his/her tour more enjoyable.