June 22, 2024

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Uganda

For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale — Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” Winston Churchill summed it all up in this quote when he visited Uganda in 1907 and this still applies even today. With that said, there are so many reasons why you should visit Uganda right now and here they are:
The Weather
Uganda has one on the best weathers in the world with average temperatures being at 21.5C and 71F. The country boosts of two dry seasons between June-September and December-February which are the best time to visit for safaris.  It being a dry season right now in Uganda, you can easily track chimps and gorillas as well as smoothly drive along trails in the parks in search of game.
Go Gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a worthy lifetime experience for wildlife enthusiasts. With half the number of the world’s gorillas living in Uganda, you will surely get an encounter with the gorillas. You can do gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park while in Uganda.
Get a chance to see the famous Big Five
Seeing the famous five in Uganda is unique more fun because the parks are not as packed as in other countries in Africa. Four out of the famous big five which comprise of lions, leopards, elephants and buffalos can be sighted on game drives in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and in the rugged savannahs of Kidepo national park. Rhinos can only be seen at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary in Uganda on the way to Murchison falls national park.
See a variety of birds
When it comes to birding, Uganda is known as the birder’s paradise for having over 1000 species residing in its domain. These include the rare Black-breasted Barbet and the sought after birds like Shoebill stock, African green Broadbill and the Green-breasted pitta. Some of the birds are yet to be classified so you will be in for a surprise sighting.
Chimp Tracking
Chimpanzee tracking is quite a wonderful experience and it’s best to observe them in Kibale national park. This park hosts the biggest number of chimps in the world and they can easily be found here. Chimp trekking in Uganda can also be done in Budongo forest which is found in Murchison falls national park and in the Kyambura gorge found in Queen Elizabeth national park.
It’s best to visit right now to also enjoy cultural interactions with some of the most hospitable people you will find in the world, let your wild side go free in the adventure capital, Jinja and visit the magnificent the Murchison falls on top of the above mentioned things.
To inquire or book a Uganda safari package, simply send us an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team.