If you are there hopping or planning to have your safari or holiday in Africa, then Uganda would be the ideal place for you to have it, Uganda is one of the three countries and the best country with almost half of the world’s left numbers of the endangered mountain gorillas, these are found in her two distinct national parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks, besides gorillas one may take up a wildlife tours within the other national parks that are distributed all over the country.
While on your gorilla tours in Uganda you can save compared to Rwanda safari and it is best to book with local tour operators like Nature Adventure Africa safaris Limited, gorilla permits are somehow cheaper and these can be booked through the company to host your safari, after all the arrangements, visitors are taken to the park from where they are briefed before and at 8am they are led to the forest to trek these great apes. This is somehow hectic and it requires mostly people who are physically healthy.
Clients can either track from the variety in Bwindi impenetrable national park, this is where the journey of mountain gorilla tracking begins since the park has got four different sectors all consisting different unique Gorilla groups, Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija sectors all being composed of fourteen Gorilla groups, another option can be sought from Mgahinga national park where the Nyakagezi Gorilla groups is habituated, this makes up a total of 15 gorilla families Uganda has got hence rendering her to be the best places for to travel to.
To enjoy wildlife, the popular Queen Elizabeth national park is the best place to hide in, this borders Bwindi impenetrable national park to the north, and this is where physical meets wildlife wonders. Queen Elizabeth national parks acts as a top up destination for those who are on a gorilla safari, and the following activity can be performed around the park.
Game drives, from this activity, tourists are given a chance to drive through the park enabling them to take a great look to a number of animal species via the various spotting areas. The park is well maintained with over 200km of game tracking paths. The best time to enjoy wild viewing is during morning and here elephants, buffaloes, lions and leopard, antelopes and the tree climbing lions observed around the Ishasha sector
Bird watching, this is another activity that can be done with passion within the park and a number bird species of which some are endemic to the Albertine rift valley region. This is mostly regarded as a birders paradise; the most ideal time to spot these birds is actually early in the morning as well as late in the evenings.
Launch cruise, a boat cruise can be done from the Kazinga channel and it takes two hours per trip, this is among the best wildlife watching station as visitors sail on the channel while enjoying a number of animals from the different venues and those that come to the channel for water and temperature cooling. Among the animals that flock to the channel includes the Yawning hippos in water, buffaloes, zebras, Uganda Kobs, topis, bush bucks spotted hyenas and other animals that usually visit the channel.
Chimpanzee trekking, besides Kibale forest national park, this is another option for spotting and tracking chimpanzees and this is done around the Kyambura gorge. The scenery within this gorge is very spectacular and therefore interesting with several mammals plus birds that are seen as you start out in the morning on your chimpanzee trekking voyage under the guidance of the park rangers who are always armed for security purposes.