Uganda offers a unique experience with a multitude of possibilities. Much of Uganda’s tourist industry is dominated by Lake Victoria, the biggest lake found on the continent of Africa as well as gorilla trekking, the perfect way to see the incredible mountain gorillas of the country. That said, it also offers excellent safari options, many of them very different from other areas of Africa.
At 3480 km², Muchison Falls is the largest National Park in Uganda located in the north-west of the country around eight hours drive from Entebbe. With around 109 difference mammal species including the rare Rothchilds giraffe, regular lion and leopard sightings, a wide variety of birds including the famous Shoebill and the largest crocodile population in Uganda, Murchison Falls offers a premier safari experience. Visitors can enjoy game drives or boat cruises to the Falls and there are plentiful hiking and fishing opportunities if you tire of looking at the River Nile from your luxury safari lodge.
If you are visiting the gorillas in Bwindi and chimpanzees in Kibale, a stop-over at the Queen Elizabeth National Park is also highly recommended. This park is teeming with a variety of wildlifeincluding antelope, elephant, buffalo, Ugandan Kob, waterbuck, lion, leopard, hippo, crocodile and baboons. The lions found in the Ishasha area are famous for climbing the large fig trees which border the road and lucky visitors may spot them resting from the heat of the day.
The park is also an excellent birding location with over 600 species and you can enjoy most of these animal sightings from the comforts of a leisurely boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel which is a real highlight.
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4 Day “Fly-in Special Offer”
Prices from $2,060 per person sharing, staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge (mid range accommodation).
8 Day “Scheduled Group Tour”
Prices from $2,835 per person sharing, staying in high quality mid range lodges. Gorillas, chimps and safari.