If you've ever wanted to sit with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest habitat then a Uganda safari will deliver on your expectations. .
The pride of Uganda lies on the rare experience it delivers when it comes to close encounters with different primates. It offers both wildlife viewing in forests and savannah plains, but the country's prime tourist attraction are mountain gorillas. Gorilla tracking is a favorite activity in Uganda which takes places in Bwindi.
The pride of Uganda lies on the rare experience it delivers when it comes to close encounters with different primates.
The abundance of chimps in Kibale National Park entices thousands of visitors yearly. Elephants and buffalos can be seen in the park, as well as a wealth of bird species and butterflies. One of the most popular safaris in the country is the Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can easily spot all the members of the Big Five. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area is another favorite attraction where you will not only get remarkable wildlife viewing, but you can also get an up-close sight of the Murchison Falls.
Uganda's raised topography means a cooler climate than its equatorial setting suggests but if you're planning a gorilla trek, it's important to know when to go to Uganda for the easiest trekking conditions. Although it's regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country's two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.
Game viewing in Uganda's savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons - February and March and September/early October - when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present. We'd recommend avoiding a Uganda safari entirely during the heavy rains of April and May.