Highlights of Uganda
An impressive trip through much of Uganda with challenging walks during your quest for gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park,a boat trip across the fairytale Lake Bunyonyi and in Kidepo National Park an introduction to the nomadic tribe Karamajong.
From Jinja to Bwindi
An almost symbolic beginning of your journey is Jinja,a historic place where many have been searching for the sources of the Nile. The Nile is of great importance for Uganda, the dam built at Jinja is the largest energy supplier. Through sipi falls,three waterfalls on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park, you will head to the land of the Karamojong, an ethnic group of shepherds. The landscape of Kidepo Valley National Park ranges from mountainous terrain to vast grassland and palm islands. You will see several wildlife including elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes and six different primates. In the Kidepo Valley you can also admire ostriches in the wild. In Queen Elizabeth National Park, follow even more wildlife and take a great boat ride across the Kazinga Canal. From Queen to Kibale National Park, visit the wild chimpanzees on a few-hour track through one of Uganda's most beautiful forest areas. Arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park you should make a little more effort to see mountain gorillas. Through seemingly impenetrable forests, with trees up to 60 meters high you will go in search of these impressive animals.
Walking safaris in Lake Mburo National Park
After a touching encounter with the mountain gorillas, you will find yourself in the following fairy tale: Lake Bunyonyi, an enchanting lake surrounded by small villages, banana plantations and countless islets of which several are inhabited. You can relax, walk or take a boat trip across the lake. Even more water can be found in Lake Mburo National Park. This park is an ecological offshoot of the savannahs in Kenya and Tanzania. You can take beautiful walking safaris in this park in search of zebras and antelopes. Your trip ends in Kampala, one of the safest capitals on this continent with a relaxed atmosphere, despite its size and chaotic nature. The tourist attractions are somewhat limited, but certainly interesting to visit are the king tombs of the Buganda kingdom from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tips & Tops Great Uganda Tour:
- Lounging overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest National Park and relishing the impressive encounter with the mountain gorillas
- Queen Elizabeth National Park offers unprecedented ecological variation: grasslands, bush savannah, tree savannah, lowland rainforest and crater plateaus
- Take a walk along Murchison Falls and watch the Nile literally squeeze through the narrow passage (6 m)
- A visit to the top of the spectacular Murchison Falls (150 m) offers you a stunning view of the countless rainbows that form in the rain of mist
- Inexperienced rafters can also test their sportsmanship on the series of rapids in the Nile near Jinja
- Kibale Forrest National Park has one of the largest numbers of primates in the world, especially chimpanzees
- The colorful butterflies in Kibale Forrest National Park are truly enchanting to see
- Walk or horseback riding safari among the wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park
- Along the banks of the Nile you can see elephants and buffalo, in the Nile itself live many crocodiles and hippos
- Sunset cruise on the famous Victoria lake