Top 8 Must Visit Places in Uganda 2021
Top 8 Must Visit Places in Uganda 2021: Uganda is also known as the pearl of African is an ideal destination to visit for travelers who want to have breathtaking views and also engage in adventurous activities. Uganda harbors the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the world which are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, harbors the biggest number of chimpanzees and abundant wildlife species including the big five mammals (buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos, other animals like cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, elands, impalas, hippos among others. Uganda is also one of the top birding destinations with different bird species ranging from migratory birds, Albertine rift endemics, forest birds, water birds including the sought after shoebill stork, the great blue turaco among others. you can explore the top 8 must visit places in Uganda 2021 by booking your safari with Achieve Global Safaris and these places include the following.
Top 8 must-visit places in Uganda 2021
Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is a gorilla destination located in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district and one of the top 8 must visit places in Uganda 2021. The park is one of the most visited gorilla destination because it harbors the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the world. During your Ugandan safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park you will engage in an adventurous gorilla trekking activity where you will get an opportunity to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is carried out in four sectors that is Nkuringo sector, Buhoma sector, Rushaga and Ruhija sector. You can also engage in gorilla habituation experience where you will be able to spend four hours with the mountain gorillas, learn about their behaviors, habits, watch them carrying out their daily activities like breastfeeding, feeding, resting, grooming each other, take great photos and record the breathtaking moments to show people back home. Bwindi impenetrable national park offers other activities like bird watching where you will be able to see different bird species, nature walks/hiking, cycling and Batwa cultural tour which gives you an opportunity to interact with the Batwa/pygmies who used to live in the forest before it was gazetted as a national park.
Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is Uganda’s most spectacular national park located in the north eastern corner at Uganda’s border with Kenya and Sudan. The national park is an ideal destination to visit during your safari in Uganda because it offers interesting activities like game drives where you will explore the park in a 4 WD safari vehicle with great views of animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, warthogs, waterbucks, Aardwolf, bush pigs, bushbucks, bohor reedbuck, Uganda kobs, hyenas among others. The park also offers bird watching activity where you will have great views of different bird species like pygmy falcon, Kori bustard, ostriches, hiking/nature walks to Morungole Mountains and cultural tour where you will visit the IK people and the Karamajong.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is another top 8 must visit places in Uganda 2021, the park is located in western part of Uganda and it’s the second largest national park after Murchison falls national park. The national park is known for harboring several attractions like the famous tree climbing lions which are found in the southern part of the park, animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys which are found in Kyambura gorge and over 600 bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park offers exciting activities for visitors on a safari in Uganda such as game drives, lion tracking experience in Kasenyi plains, boat cruise on Kazinga channel a 40km water channel that connects lake gorge and lake Edward, bird watching, nature walks in Maramagambo forest, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, hot air balloon safari among others which give you lifetime experiences.
Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls national park is the biggest national park located in north western part of Uganda and among the top 8 must visit places in Uganda 2021. The park is comprised of different vegetation types including savannah grasslands, woodland and riverine forest which harbor several attractions including over 76 animals including the big four mammals out of the big five mammal (elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions), other animals like giraffes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, Jacksons hartebeest, hyenas, bushbucks, hippos, Nile crocodiles, primates like chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons and more than 450 bird species such as the rare shoebill stork, grey crowned crane, silver birds, pied and malachite kingfisher among others. Murchison falls national park is a must visit destination because it offers various activities like game drives, guided nature walks, launch cruise, sport fishing, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching among others.
Kibale national park
Kibale national park which is also known as the primate capital is one of the best safari destination to visit in Uganda due to its rich diversity and abundant primate species including over 1450 chimpanzees, blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, bush babies, olive baboons, pottos among others. During your safari in Kibale national park you will engage in different activities like chimpanzee trekking which is the major activity carried out, chimpanzee habituation experience, night walks, bird watching, nature walks among others.
Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is another gorilla destination located in south western Uganda in Kisoro district. The park harbors about 39 mammals including giant forest hogs, fronted duikers, bushbucks, buffaloes, elephants, primates like the endangered mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and more than 79 bird species. Gorilla trekking is the common activity carried out and Mgahinga gorilla national park is a home of one habituated gorilla family Nyakagezi. Trekking of the mountain gorillas in the park starts very early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters about the rules and regulations where after you will be allocated a knowledgeable park guide and then start trekking in the forest. Gorilla trekking takes about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas are located and once found you will be allowed to spend one hour with the gorillas in their environment where you will be able to learn about their behaviors, habits, watch them feed, breastfeed, take photos and record videos with a flash less camera. Mgahinga gorilla national park is the only destination in Uganda that offers golden monkey trekking, mountain climbing where you will be able to climb three volcanoes mount Muhavura, mount Sabyinyo and mount Gahinga, bird watching, nature walks and Batwa trail experience.
Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. The lake is located in southwestern Uganda Kabale district and it’s another ideal destination to visit during your safari in Uganda 2021. Lake Bunyonyi harbors different bird species, animals and 29 islands including Bushara island, Akampene island, Kyahugye island, Bwama and Njuyeera, Bucuranuka island, punishment island where girls who got pregnant out of wedlock were taken to die of hunger. Visitors who visit Lake Bunyonyi can engage in activities like canoeing, swimming, nature walks, cultural tours and you will have breathtaking views of the terraced farmlands, highlands, beautiful scenery among others.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and one of the most exciting cities in Africa, it can be explored after your gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking or wildlife tour because it has different attractions and helps you to learn more about the peoples culture, tradition and history. During the Kampala city tour you will be able to visit Kasubi tombs, Bahai temple, Kabaka’s Palace, Owino market, Uganda martyrs shrine, Gadaffi mosque among others. You will also be able to taste different dishes in Kampala, street foods like rolex, visit the night clubs, casinos among others.
There are other places in Uganda that you can visit such as Rwenzori national park where you will climb the third highest mountain in Africa, Source of the Nile which is the longest river in the world, lake Victoria which is the largest freshwater lake in Africa, Ziwa rhino sanctuary, lake Mburo national park which is the most easily accessible national park in Uganda among others.
Uganda is an ideal destination to visit for travelers who are hungry for experience, for bookings and more information about the top 8 must visit places in Uganda 2021 you can contact Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website.