Uganda, the quaint region in Africa is famous for its exotic wildlife, especially the mountain gorillas that you can spot in the Impenetrable Bwindi National Park. Apart from that, Uganda is also certainly one of the best places to visit given the warm hospitality and the diverse and rich cultures you can explore there. Though the most important of the lot is the Uganda adventure tour which lets you discover and cultivate the extensive flora and fauna of the country. Uganda is also famous for the picturesque locales and beautiful palm-lined landscapes it is home to. Here is a list of things you must do when you are in Uganda if you are an ardent nature lover.
1. Go Gorilla Trekking
As mentioned earlier, the number one USP of a tour around Uganda is spotting the exquisite and the majestic mountain gorillas which are found here. In fact, it is one of the three places in the world where mountain gorillas can be spotted. Although its neighbouring country Rwanda offers the same opportunity, the fact that gives Uganda the edge is that it is much easier on the pocket. The impenetrable Bwindi National Park also provides the facilities of accommodation nearby and is an easy 8 or 9 hours drive from the capital city of Kampala.
2. Go Bird Watching
The Bwindi National Park is not only home to the exotic mountain Gorillas but also numerous exotic birds. This forest is renowned for being one of the most popular regions when it comes to exploring diverse birdlife in the East African region. From Turner’s eremomela to Chapin’s flycatchers to Shelley’s crimson-wings, this forest boasts of an extensive variety of bird spotting opportunity. Along with that, there are also abundant butterflies which can be found here. The most favourable time to go bird spotting here are the wetter months.
3. Spot Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park
Another one of the most exotics species of animals, the chimps, can be found abundantly in the Kibale Forest National Park of Uganda. It is located in the northeast of the very popular Queen Elizabeth National Park and is somewhat connected to the forests situated in the area. Visitors can also engage in other adventurous activities in the forests.
4. Savanna Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
It would seem that Uganda is all about safari and wildlife spotting but rightly so if you visit the place once you will never forget the amazing experience you have there and turn into a religious nature lover yourself. This park consists of the iconic African safari animals namely the lions, the elephants, the antelopes and the Buffaloes. There are also great lakes that can be spotted while on this Safari as it is a part of the African Great Lake Region.
So If you are a nature lover, Uganda must be on a priority list of your to visit places and if you are not, we are sure that one trip to Uganda is all it would take for you become one.