wildlife safari tours in Uganda

Uganda Wildlife Safari Packages

The tag “Pearl of Africa” given by Winston Churchill to Uganda proves every bit true due to its mesmerizing landscapes and an extraordinary variety of plants and animals. Uganda is not just blessed with multiple national parks, mountains, lakes, and rivers but the country also has the largest number of endangered mountain gorillas and is also the best place to spot tree-climbing lions, making this country the best wildlife safari destination.

Uganda wildlife safari tour is full of adventure and excitement, as right from gorilla trekking, spotting specialty game animals, and watching extraordinary species of birds to enjoying several adventurous sports, there seems to be no end to the Uganda wildlife tour. If excited reading about Uganda and its primary attractions, then Ababa Uganda Safaris takes you on a Uganda wildlife safari tour to give your mind and soul an altogether different experience, and that too within your budget.

What are Uganda Wildlife Safaris and Tours?

Uganda is bestowed with an amazing variety of wildlife, from tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park to giraffes in Murchison falls national park to cheetahs in Kidepo valley national park along with several other interesting wildlife species like zebras, roan antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, etc. that can be discovered at the diverse national parks of the country. An Uganda wildlife safari is a memorable tour that travelers can embark upon to witness abundant wildlife sightings in the innumerable national parks and game reserves of the country.

Uganda rewards tourists with an amazing wildlife safari experience, as this country is blessed with the rarest forest primates along with savannah mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and many others. Some top wildlife safari destinations in Uganda include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls national park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, etc.

Why choose Uganda for Wildlife Safari Packages?

Uganda is undoubtedly the most wonderful safari destination having spectacular yet undiscovered wildlife species. The Uganda wildlife safari tour is a perfect collage of beautiful scenery, sparkling crater lakes, rolling hills, abundant wildlife, adrenaline-rush activities, and above all the endangered mountain gorillas.

Recently featured as a top tourist destination in National Geographic, Uganda is a country of many surprises. Visitors who are looking for adventure in Uganda can plan a wildlife tour with us for the best and most memorable experience.  Some of the reasons behind planning a visit to Uganda for wildlife safaris include:

  • Uganda is a top-most wildlife safari destination for visitors who love to witness animals like lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, buffalo, and many others in their natural habitat. It is just a completely different and memorable experience compared to seeing them at the Zoo.
  • Uganda is endowed with a spectacular diversity of wildlife, as the country hosts ten national parks where some world’s rarest species of wildlife are discovered.
  • Uganda wildlife safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows visitors to experience more than 300 mammal species and over 1000 bird species that can be easily in the national parks and other game reserves of the country.
  • The rarest tree-climbing lion is a popular tourist attraction and is a prime reason for innumerable visitors planning an Uganda tour for wildlife safaris. These lions can be seen lying upon the branches of trees having a nap during a mid-morning game drive.
  • The Uganda wildlife safari tour is a bucket-list opportunity for experiencing and trekking the rare mountain gorillas and chimpanzees that are hard to discover anywhere else.

What is the best time to go on Uganda Wildlife Safaris?

Tourists planning wildlife expeditions in the best safari destinations of Uganda can plan Uganda budget safari tour with Ababa Uganda Safaris. Uganda wildlife safari is still untouched by the majority of tourists who can plan an Uganda tour to discover this amazing country full of many surprises.  Uganda can be visited all year round, as the temperature remains the same throughout the season.

However, the best to go on Uganda wildlife safaris is during its two dry seasons that is between December and February, and between June and August. During these periods conditions are particularly good for trekking to experience mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Between February and March, visitors will also get to enjoy game spotting in national parks.  In Uganda, large numbers of wildlife are seen at waterholes from September to early October.

Top Uganda Wildlife Safari Packages offered by Ababa Uganda Safaris

Uganda is blessed with some amazing and interesting safari attractions and scenic landscapes and this tiny is slowly and steadily grabbing the attention of worldwide tourists. Uganda wildlife safari tour let tourists explore the wilderness and experience the remarkable flora and fauna the country is known to have.

Exploring all of Uganda’s attractions in a single tour is simply not possible, so we at, Ababa Uganda Safaris offer some well-planned Uganda safari and tour packages that are sure to provide tourists with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Some of the top wildlife safari packages offered by Ababa include:

Three Days Two Nights Murchison Falls Safari Tour

Tourists who are on a short Uganda tour and have limited time can book this tour of three days. A trip to Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls National park will be the best for sightseeing the big five animals.

Three Days Two Nights Masai Mara Kenya Safari Tour

It is another interesting wildlife safari tour in which tourists are full day involved in activities like morning and afternoon safari game drives along with our experienced English-speaking guide.

Three Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi Tour

The budget wildlife safari tour of Bwindi National part is an amazing experience because the thrill of spending time witnessing these endangered giants is simply awesome, which tourists will be savored for a long time.

Fourteen Days Uganda Rwanda Primate Safari Tour

This wildlife safari tour will be a long-cherished experience for the visitors where they will experience the big 5 sightseeing, primate tour, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, and a great variety of birds.

Nine Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari Tour

The mountaineering safari tour of nine days includes hiking activity at the Rwenzori central circuit that allows tourists to closely witness the peaks and glaciers of the main peak.

Five Days L.Mburo, Bwindi & L.Bunyonyi Safari Tour

The five days wildlife safari tour is, all in all, a fun-filled and thrilling experience where tourists get involved in a variety of adventurous activities such as game drives, boat cruises in Lake Mburo,  gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi.

Five Days Bwindi Queen Elizabeth NP Safari Tour

Tourists who have visited Uganda for its incredible biodiversity will surely relish this safari tour that takes them to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park and let them enjoy a game drive, boat launch, and gorilla tracking.

Four Days Wildlife Gorilla Uganda Safari Tour

This exciting and budget-friendly Uganda safari tour package will allow tourists to experience Queen Elizabeth national park and get up-close with gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest which is by far the most amazing experience. Tourists also get to see primates and the big five animals.

Why book Uganda Wildlife Safaris and Tours Packages from Ababa Uganda Safaris?

To explore and experience Uganda at its best, tourists need to book a wildlife safari tour from a company that knows the place well and has been designing exciting and amazing tour packages. Ababa Uganda Safaris is revered as the best and leading tour operator offering some amazing budget safari packages to cater to travelers of every budget.

We also hold great expertise in organizing tailor-made safari itineraries for visitors of all budgets and demands. Some of the prominent reasons to book Uganda wildlife safari tour packages from Ababa Uganda Safaris include:

  • We design a magical safari vacation tailored around visitor’s interests and budget
  • Our wildlife safari tours will provide a glimpse of Uganda’s remarkable diverse culture and will also allow tourists to experience nature at its best, and discover abundant wildlife.
  • With our well-planned safari tour will get to experience endangered gorillas and can also have a glimpse of the chimpanzees and the rarest species of birds.
  • Tourists in our wildlife safari tour will also enjoy the best of adventurous life by engaging in water sports activities like white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, and boat safaris.
  • We offer the best wildlife safari packages that include primates tracking such as mountain gorilla tracking, chimp tracking, or golden monkey tracking safari.

Uganda Wildlife Tours

Incredible Wildlife Safari Packages

Our Uganda wildlife safaris offer adventure, picturesque settings, extraordinary wildlife, and much more! Uganda is a dream ‘safari holiday destination’ for anyone who is looking for real African safari. Ababa Uganda Safaris offers the best professional traveling advice on Ugandan safaris and tours and provides highly experienced safari guides to make your safari experience memorable.

Wildlife safaris in Uganda

For wild nature undertakers, we offer exclusively remarkable Uganda wildlife Safari packages including; primates tracking such as a mountain Gorilla trek, chimp tracking or golden monkey tracking safaris.

We are on our move to offer you best selections to top Uganda wildlife safari destinations at discounted prices. We will satisfactorily fulfill your holiday dream!

Most of our safari itineraries are tailor-made to suit the interest and flexibility of our clients with regard to your budget and your suitable time to undertake a safari of your lifetime. Our continuous and satisfactory involvement in crafting great Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya wildlife tours for over a decade has commended us to many of our tourists who have had chance to book a safari with us.

Uganda wildlife safaris & Tours FAQs

Uganda boasts ten national parks renowned for wildlife safaris. These include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for mountain gorillas, and Murchison Falls National Park, known for its waterfall and diverse fauna. Queen Elizabeth National Park features boat safaris and rich wildlife, while Kibale National Park is a prime spot for chimpanzee tracking. Other notable parks include Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Mount Elgon National Park. Each park offers unique wildlife and safari experiences.

The best time to go on a wildlife safari in Uganda is during the dry seasons, from June to September and December to February. During these periods, wildlife is easier to spot as animals gather around water sources, and the trails are more accessible. The dry weather also makes gorilla and chimpanzee trekking more enjoyable. The wet seasons, from March to May and October to November, can make some roads impassable and wildlife viewing more challenging.

 

Uganda is a country blessed with a variety of wildlife that can be discovered at the different national parks located in diverse regions of the country. The most common animals that can be discovered during Uganda safari include African Elephants, large hippopotamus, common Vervet monkeys, Uganda Kobs, the Nile Crocodiles, the African buffalo, the Fish Eagle, and the Lions.

 

Uganda is a birdwatcher's paradise, home to over 1,000 bird species. Unique species include the Shoebill, a prehistoric-looking bird found in swamps; the African Green Broadbill, seen in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; and the Great Blue Turaco, notable for its vibrant plumage. Other notable birds include the African Fish Eagle, the Grey Crowned Crane (Uganda’s national bird), and the exquisite Green-breasted Pitta, which is primarily found in Kibale National Park.

 

Yes, Uganda's wildlife safaris offer the chance to encounter several endangered species. The critically endangered mountain gorillas are a highlight, especially in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The Rothschild's giraffe can be seen in Murchison Falls National Park. Additionally, the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and the African elephant, which roams several parks including Queen Elizabeth National Park, are also considered vulnerable or endangered species.

During wildlife safaris in Uganda, tourists can choose from a range of accommodations. Options include luxury lodges offering high-end amenities and stunning views, mid-range lodges and tented camps providing comfortable stays with essential facilities, and budget accommodations such as basic campsites and guesthouses. Eco-lodges that focus on sustainable practices are also available. Popular safari areas like Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and Murchison Falls National Parks offer various accommodations to suit different preferences and budgets.

Uganda wildlife safaris typically range from short 3-day tours to extensive 24-day expeditions. A 3-day safari might focus on highlights like gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Longer tours, lasting up to 24 days, offer a comprehensive experience, covering multiple parks such as Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, and Kibale. These extended safaris include diverse activities like bird watching, chimpanzee tracking, boat safaris, and cultural visits, providing an in-depth exploration of Uganda's rich wildlife and landscapes.

Beyond game drives, Uganda wildlife safaris offer a variety of activities. Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking are highlights, particularly in Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale National Parks. Boat safaris on the Nile in Murchison Falls and the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park provide unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Bird watching is popular, given Uganda's diverse avian species. Additionally, guided nature walks, cultural village visits, and hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains or Mount Elgon enhance the safari experience.

Yes, night game drives are offered as part of Uganda wildlife safaris. Uganda is among Africa's top destinations the is blessed with a wide range of safari activities, including night game drives, which is the preferred activity of the majority of tourists who long for a genuine African safari. These unique experiences allow visitors to explore the nocturnal activities of wildlife in parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, tourists have the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals such as leopards, hyenas, and bush babies. Night drives provide a different perspective of the park's ecosystem, enhancing the overall safari adventure.

During Uganda wildlife safaris, tourists must prioritize safety by following precautions like, always staying in a vehicle, maintaining a safe distance from animals, and avoiding loud noises. Tourists must pay attention to their guide's instructions and avoid sudden movements. They must prefer wearing neutral-colored clothing, use insect repellent, and stay hydrated. Tourists must keep valuables secure and avoid feeding or approaching wildlife. Extra caution is required at night, and must judiciously make use of flashlights.

Uganda wildlife safaris contribute to conservation efforts by generating revenue from tourism fees, which fund national parks and wildlife reserves. This financial support enables conservation programs, anti-poaching efforts, and habitat restoration projects. Additionally, tourism raises awareness globally about Uganda's biodiversity, fostering international interest and advocacy for conservation. By promoting responsible tourism practices, such safaris also emphasize the importance of preserving natural habitats and wildlife, thereby contributing to sustainable development and biodiversity conservation in Uganda. Conservation safaris in Uganda aim to promote sustainable tourism, support local communities, and preserve natural habitats. They play a crucial role in protecting endangered wildlife species and their habitats from threats that could lead to extinction.

Yes, guided tours are highly recommended for Uganda wildlife safaris. Experienced guides offer extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna, ensuring a safe and informative experience. They navigate diverse terrains and wildlife habitats, maximizing sightings of Uganda's unique species like mountain gorillas and rare birds. Guides also contribute to conservation efforts by promoting ethical wildlife viewing practices and respecting natural environments. Their expertise enhances the overall safari experience, providing insights into Uganda's rich biodiversity while supporting sustainable tourism practices.

Yes, tourists can participate in walking safaris in Uganda's national parks under the guidance of trained and armed park rangers. This experience allows visitors to explore the wilderness on foot, immersing themselves in the natural environment and encountering wildlife up close. Walking safaris offer a unique perspective on Uganda's diverse landscapes, from dense forests to savannahs, and provide opportunities to observe wildlife behavior and learn about local ecosystems. It's a thrilling and educational way to appreciate Uganda's biodiversity while promoting conservation awareness.

Ababa Uganda Safaris is a renowned tour operator specializing in Uganda wildlife safaris. Known for their expertise and personalized service, they curate memorable safari experiences across Uganda's national parks and reserves. The company's offerings include guided tours to see iconic species like mountain gorillas, lions, and elephants in their natural habitats. Ababa Uganda Safaris prioritizes sustainable tourism practices, supporting local communities and conservation efforts. With their knowledgeable guides and dedication to wildlife protection, they ensure travelers enjoy enriching and responsible safari adventures in Uganda.

Yes, Uganda wildlife safaris often include cultural experiences such as visits to local communities and villages. Tourists can interact with indigenous tribes like the Batwa pygmies and the Karamojong, learning about their traditions, dances, and crafts. These tours also feature cultural performances, traditional music, and visits to historical sites. Additionally, travelers can participate in community projects, providing a deeper understanding of Uganda's rich cultural heritage alongside its natural wildlife wonders.

The cost of Uganda wildlife safari packages varies widely, ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 or more per person. Budget safaris typically start around $1,000 to $2,500, offering basic accommodations and shorter durations. Mid-range packages cost between $2,500 and $4,500, featuring more comfortable lodging and inclusive activities. Luxury safaris can exceed $4,500, providing high-end accommodations, personalized services, and exclusive experiences. Prices depend on the safari duration, accommodation type, and included activities.

Yes, Uganda offers several family-friendly wildlife safari options. These packages often include tailored activities suitable for children, such as guided nature walks, boat trips, and cultural visits to local communities. Accommodations typically provide family rooms or adjoining tents. Popular destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park offer game drives and wildlife viewing opportunities that are engaging and safe for families, ensuring an enjoyable and educational experience for all ages.

Reservations for Uganda wildlife safaris should ideally be made 6 to 12 months in advance, especially for peak travel seasons from June to September and December to February. Early booking ensures the availability of preferred accommodations, permits for activities like gorilla trekking, and better flight options. For off-peak seasons, 3 to 6 months in advance is usually sufficient. Early reservations also provide more time for planning and securing any necessary travel documents or vaccinations.

Transportation options to Uganda's national parks for wildlife safaris include domestic flights, private car hires, and organized safari tours. Domestic flights operated by companies like Aerolink and Eagle Air offer quick access to parks like Bwindi, Kidepo, and Queen Elizabeth. Private car hires or 4x4 rentals provide flexibility and can be arranged with or without a driver. Organized safari tours often include transportation from Kampala or Entebbe, ensuring a seamless journey to the parks with guided support.

Yes, tourists can participate in gorilla trekking as part of Uganda wildlife safaris. This popular activity takes place primarily in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Trekkers can spend up to an hour observing endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Permits are required and should be booked well in advance due to limited availability. Gorilla trekking offers a unique and unforgettable experience, often included in many Uganda safari packages.

To obtain permits for gorilla trekking in Uganda, tourists must book through the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or authorized tour operators. Permits cost around $700 for foreign non-residents. Applicants need a valid passport and must provide personal details. Booking should be done well in advance, often 6 to 12 months, due to high demand and limited daily permits. Age restrictions apply; trekkers must be at least 15 years old. Health guidelines, including vaccinations, may also be required.

Yes, Uganda offers luxury safari options that provide high-end accommodations, personalized services, and exclusive experiences. These packages feature upscale lodges and tented camps, gourmet dining, private game drives, and guided gorilla treks. Luxury safaris often include chartered flights between parks, ensuring comfort and convenience. Top destinations for luxury safaris in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park. These options cater to travelers seeking an exceptional and indulgent wildlife experience.

Some lesser-known national parks in Uganda that are great for wildlife safaris include:

  • Kidepo Valley National Park: Known for its stunning landscapes and rich wildlife, including lions, elephants, and cheetahs.
  • Lake Mburo National Park: Offers diverse wildlife like zebras, impalas, and hippos, and is great for walking safaris and boat trips.
  • Semuliki National Park: Renowned for its birdlife and hot springs, it provides a unique experience with both Central African and East African species.
  • Mount Elgon National Park: Features diverse flora and fauna, with opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing.

These parks offer unique and less crowded safari experiences.

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