Safaris in Uganda
The safari's in Uganda are unique in the world. The landscapes are spectacular and the boat trips on 3 out of 4 national parks are unique. You probably have never seen that many birds, that many hippo's and such huge crocodiles from such a close range. In Queen Elisabeth and Murchison Falls national park you are very likely to see bathing elephants and buffalo's on top of that!
Most people enjoy the game drives especially because there are few tourists. You won't have to be afraid to surround a lion with a dozen of cars.
The tree-climbing lions in the south of Queen Elisabeth national park are spectacular and unique.
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the few places in the whole of Africa where you have the possibility to do an authentic game walk. Together with a guide you will walk through the park, the swamps and feel one with nature.
Safaris in Uganda's National Parks
Lake Mburo N.P
Lake Mburo National Park covers an area of 260 sq km and is located 420kms south west of Kampala. It is one of the more popular parks, due to its relatively close location to Kampala, being particularly busy with city weekend visitors.
The landscape consists mainly of savannah and the area contains four lakes. The open valleys on the western side of the game offer the best game viewing opportunities, with large herds of elephants and buffalo roaming the land. Other wildlife encountered include; leopard, hyena hippo and a large variety of antelope including the rare Impala. It is the perfect destination for ornithologists, a huge variety of birds are found within the park particularly round the lakes, including Bronze-tailed starling, Marabour stork, Crowned Crane and bee-eaters.
It's the one National park where you can do a walking safari. As well you can do a boat safari and game drives.
Murchison Falls N.P
The largest park in Uganda covering on area of over 3,840 sq kms, Murchinson Falls park is also one of the most famous for its scenic beauty, magnificent falls and high concentration of game. It is situated approximately 350 km north west of Kampala.
The mighty Nile river divides the park into the north and south sections with the spectacular Murchinson Falls dropping some 40 meters through a narrow crevice. The river attract large numbers of game, and a boat ride up the river provides the perfect opportunity to see and photograph the animals. Wildlife viewed in this park include elephant, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, buffalo, Nile crocodile, monkeys, and over 450 species of birds. including the magnificent shoebill stork.
There are plenty of activities in the park including river trips. game drives, forest walks, fishing and bird watching.
Queen Elizabeth N.P
The park covers and area of almost 2,000 sq km and lies between the Rwenzori Mountains to the east and Lake Edward to the west., approx 470kms from Kampala.
This parks wildlife once suffered from heavy poaching, but recent conservation efforts have restored much of the game and it now claims to be one of the best places on the continent to see high concentrations of hippo. Other animals found are elephant, buffalo, Ugandan kob, lions, leopards, variety of antelope, baboons and chimpanzees and the famous tree-climbing lion.
There are also over 500 different specifies of bird making it a excellent destination for ornithologists. A boat trip along the Kazinga channel between Lake George and Edward is a rewarding methods of game viewing. The game drives are great and when the roads allow you to, it's a must to go to the south of the parc (near Isasha gate) where you might find the tree-climbing lions.
Kipedo Valley N P
Kidepo Valley is maybe the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all by yourself. We believe that safari's in this park must be like safari's in Kenya 35 years ago! The great savanna landscapes and the mountains on the background make you feel like being at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater at the same time. If you go for bush camping you have a good chance of being visited by lions and jackal. If you meet more than 3 different cars on one day you're unlucky! Kidepo hosts as well most animal species of all national parks in Uganda, including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich and cheetah. Kidepo is for sure the best kept secret in Uganda! Located in the extreme North of the country bordering with Sudan and Kenya, Kipedo Valley National Park covers an area of 1,344 sq.km.The park is home to the Karimojong pastoralists.