New year’s always start with new resolutions and for the passionate travellers, something new should always be in the travel bucket list, so here are the prominent destinations to visit during your tour in Uganda in 2020 either for the first time or for a new reason. Known as the pearl of Africa and so for the beauty appreciated beyond borders, Uganda is blessed with diversity. The country is blessed with unique natural art ranging from the soaring mountains through the terraced hilltops to the pristine wilderness plains. Straddling the equator line within East Africa, where a tourist has a two-hemisphere safari experience within a single tourist Africa safari destination.
Uganda is Africa’s most hospitable nation, though being a multi-lingual nation with 56 different languages spoken! In Uganda are different ethnic groups that reside in harmony inclusive of which are the Bantu, Nilotics and Nilo Hamites with the smallest tribal groups being the Batwa and IK (one of Africa’s smallest ethnic groups). The diversity in cultures within the tribal groups offers more than expected opportunities to experience different cultures on your safari in Uganda.
Uganda is entirely beautified by a whole 1,060 confirmed bird species! with 24 Albertine rift endemics and 1 country endemic- Fox’s weaver. The singing and whistling beautiful feathered birds are savannas, forest, water, intra-Afro migrant and Euro-Asian migrant(palearctic) species. Birds of Uganda form 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the bird species in the world making Uganda birding safaris a prime activity for birders.
The largest lake in Uganda-Lake Victoria is the world’s largest continental lake. Lake Victoria is still the second world’s largest freshwater lake coming after Lake Superior. This is the biggest point with numerous beaches for relaxation, recreation and adventure while on safari in Uganda. For great conservation, the natural habitats of the country are conserved in 10 national parks each having a wonder to express and here is a brief on each of them and more of why you should Visit Uganda in 2020;
Kidepo Valley National Park
Grab your travel bags and we make a Uganda safari to Kidepo valley national park. A safari in Uganda to Kidepo valley national park Uganda takes us to Uganda which is found in the East African region on the geographical coordinates of 03o54’ N 33o51’ E. Located in the northeastern corner of Uganda in Kaabong district, Kidepo valley national park lies about 600km or 14-hour drive away from Kampala city Uganda’s capital and its bordered by South Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east and Kotido district in the south and Kitgum district in the west.
On visiting Kidepo using any of our numerous Uganda wildlife safari packages such as a 3 days Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley, 4 days Uganda wildlife safari in Kidepo & Murchison falls, you will realize that Kidepo, is one of the jewels that make Uganda truly the Pearl of Africa as per the words of Sir Winston Churchill in his book entitled “My African Journey” in 1906, due to its beauty and splendour and that’s why it’s commonly referred to as the “True African Wilderness”.
A Uganda trip to Kidepo Valley park puts on an exploration journey of a sprawling dry savanna grasslands that spans to cover 1442sq kilometres of land that is mainly dominated by the Mungole mountain and it further wide down into the Narus and Kidepo valleys with its lowest elevation being 999m or 3,278ft found in the Narus valley and the highest elevation is 2340m or 7707ft above sea level. The Narus valley is very essential to the existence of this park because it has the permanent Narus River which provides a constant water source to the wild game in this park all year round and also nourishes the grass in this valley hence ensuring the continued survival of the game in the harsh semi-arid conditions of Karamoja sub-region.
Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
In the world, mountain gorillas are only found in three African countries and Uganda takes pride in having two national parks with the sought-after mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park are home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. If it’s a safari in Africa, it should be a Uganda gorilla safari for a memorable experience beyond just seeing the gorilla.
The most powerful waterfall in the face of the earth is in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National park. The waterfall is created by the world’s longest river-Nile river. This is the most creative art that will leave you feeling the worth of your trip to Uganda. The waters squeeze through an 8m gorge cascading 45 meters over the rift valley wall.
The fault-block mountain ranges of the Rwenzori’s are the highest mountain ranges of Africa. For a mystical challenge, only the Rwenzori’s will offer that, its not just a hike, it’s a journey to rediscovering your potential as you head towards the skies. You can book with us your hiking safari in Uganda for quality services with a trusted Uganda tour operator.
Queen Elizabeth national park has surprising tree climbing lions along with big wildlife of about 5000 hippos, approximately 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffaloes!
Kibale Forest National Park
The closest representation of man in the wild is found in large numbers at Kibale National park with the chimpanzees that total to about 1450. They live in groups or families and sometimes they are referred to as communities. Just like it is with the gorillas, to see chimpanzees, you must acquire a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari permit in order to enjoy the activity.
Lake Mburo National Park
Not just the wild but a peaceful wild, Lake Mburo national park is the closest place to Kampala for an exclusive wild walk experience. The undertones of the wild are so calm to have tourists in their home.
Mount Elgon National Park
The world’s largest volcanic base 50-80km, with the largest intact caldera covering about 40km2, is located in Eastern Uganda on Mount Elgon. The mountain offers the best hiking experience for those who can’t take up higher adventure challenges of the Rwenzori’s.
Semuliki National Park
For those who travel for beautiful memories-birders, Semuliki national park is a little version of a bird paradise. It’s home to 441 bird species about 34% of Uganda’s total. As home to the big 5 wildlife animals which are the Buffalos, Rhino, Elephants, Lions and leopards offers unrivalled Uganda Wildlife safaris.
Most popular Uganda Wildlife safaris Packages
- 3 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
- 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi
- 1 day Jinja tour excursion
- 1 Day Tour Ngamba Island Chimps
- 1 Day Kampala City Tour
- 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda
- 2 Days Wildlife safari in Uganda Queen Elizabeth
- 4 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 3 Days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda
- 2 Days Murchison Falls safari Uganda
- 7 Days Uganda Budget Wildlife Safari Tour to Murchison Falls
- 3 Days Uganda Gorilla tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- 2 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park
- 3 Days Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park
- 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari
- 5 days Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda
- 3 Days Chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale Uganda
- 4 Days Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari
- 5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Uganda
- 12 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimps Safari
- 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari
- 6 Days Uganda Gorilla tour
- 6 days Uganda Gorilla Tracking safari
- 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari
- 8 Days Uganda safari tours
- 9 Days Uganda Safari
- 3 days Uganda Safari to Kidepo National Park