While it lacks the recognition name like its neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is one of the best places to enjoy an ecotour. This relatively small country lies astride the Equator and it is one of the few places on earth where travelers can visit the endangered mountain gorillas.
Uganda has a network of ten national parks that protect amazing wildlife. Though its parks are overshadowed by the neighboring Serengeti and Kruger Park, Uganda’s national parks having all the animals, minus the crowds is one of the greatest pullers of visitors to this lovely country. On your holiday through Uganda, you will enjoy game viewing in non crowded parks and experience the best out of your lifetime trip.
Visit the Mountain Gorillas
Uganda’s national parks protects a wide range of flora and fauna. However the most popular attraction to the country are the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. Mountain gorillas are the largest primates and they are found only in Uganda plus the neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest hosts nearly half of the remaining world population of the endangered gorillas. Many travelers go for a Uganda gorilla safari to this park located in south western Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s largest parks where you can follow up your morning game drive with a cruise on the Nile to the base of the falls – the perfect way to view elephants, buffalo, crocodiles and loads of hippos while you relax with a beer on the boat. Murchison Falls is one of the top visited national parks in Uganda. Many travellers taking a Uganda gorilla safari visit this park and the park’s diversity is very rewarding; from the Scenic Murchison Falls formed by the Mighty River Nile to amazing habitats that include savanna grasslands, wetlands, tropical rain forests.
After the Murchison Falls tour, head to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a better chance of spotting the elusive leopard or otherwise the only tree-climbing lions in the whole of East Africa.
Few tourists make it as far north as Kidepo Valley since it’s a long drive, but those who do are rewarded with not only the best selection of animals, but some of the most spectacular scenery in Uganda. And if you’re hoping to have a date with the big five Big Five, add Ziwa Sanctuary to the list of places you will have to visit, as this will provide an opportunity to get up close to the white rhino, which are tracked on foot.