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UGANDA SAFARI

Discover Uganda Safari with Jairos Adventure, Uganda also referred to as “The Pearl of Africa,” is an East African country that sits astride the equator. This landlocked nation is bounded to the east by Kenya, to the south by Tanzania, to the southwest by Rwanda, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the north by Sudan. The southern

The nation is situated in the African Great Lakes region and shares a significant chunk of Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda has a variable but mostly equatorial climate and is located in the Nile basin. Uganda is named after the Buganda kingdom, which ruled over much of the southern region of the nation, including Kampala, the capital.

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Gorilla Trekking & Big Game Viewing In the Pearl of Africa

In his 1908 book My African Journey, Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. The nickname sums up the rich beauty of the East African country in three simple words, encapsulating everything from its vibrant colors and lush vegetation to the magnificent wildlife that roams its plains. Today, the moniker is as valid as ever, as Uganda has become one of Africa’s most coveted travel sojourns.

A safari in Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most unique adventures you’ll experience on the continent. With over 20% of its land dedicated to wildlife reserves, the country remains largely untouched, leaving the country’s gorgeous landscape to take Centre stage on Uganda safaris.

The wildlife in Uganda is immense and diverse, affording visitors unique experiences that can be found in few other places in the world. Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda are the country’s premier wildlife destinations, offering classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking, and river cruises, as well as a chance to see the famous tree-climbing lions. Kibale Forest National Park provides an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest when on guided chimpanzee treks. And we can’t forget the wonders that lie in Uganda’s rainforests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park protect more than half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas – making them two of the best locations to enjoy a life-changing gorilla trek.

1. Search For Great Apes And Other Primates In Uganda’s Verdant Rainforests

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The world’s biggest concentration of gorillas and primates can be found in Uganda. Twenty different kinds of primates, including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys, may be found in the vast tropical rainforests of this landlocked nation in East Africa.

One of Africa’s most impactful animal encounters is gorilla trekking in Uganda and as a result of its growing popularity, the critically endangered gorilla population is beginning to decline. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, great ape trekking boasts a 90% success rate in locating habituated family groups. That is to say, there is virtually a 100% chance that you will get to spend an hour with these magnificent animals up close while they engage in their natural environment. The ideal months to travel to Uganda for chimpanzee and mountain gorilla trekking are December through February and June through August.

In Uganda, you will get the opportunity to encounter primates up close in addition to mountain gorillas. With 13 different species of primates now living there, Kibale Forest has the greatest population density on the planet. This, of course, makes Kibale Forest the top location for tracking chimpanzees. Complete your adventure with primate trekking by traversing Mgahinga National Park’s Virunga Mountain slopes in search of the stunning golden monkey.

Highlights:

While on a gorilla trekking expedition in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park, spend some time viewing mountain gorillas in Uganda.

 Look for golden monkeys on the Virunga Mountain slopes and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. the once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness primates interacting with one another in the wild.

2. Extraordinary Wildlife Encounters In Uganda’s Hidden Gems

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Uganda is an amazing place to see wildlife, even if it is most known for its amazing ape trekking. The best place to see vintage games in the nation is Queen Elizabeth National Park. The national park, one of the world’s most ecologically diversified parks, may provide views of elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, and several antelope species, to mention a few. But the real stars of the show are the renowned lions who live in the park and scale trees.

Highlights:

Opportunity to see the world-famous tree-climbing lions of Uganda.

Enjoy classic game drives through the park, as well as guided nature walks and boat cruises.

The Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise offers rewarding game viewing and bird watching.

Chimpanzee trekking and sensational bird watching are also on offer

3. Relish In The Breathtaking Views Of Uganda’s Lakes & Mountain Ranges

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The second-largest freshwater lake in the world, the source of the longest river, the strongest waterfall, and the highest mountain range in Africa are just a few of Uganda’s remarkable natural features. It’s a nature lover’s dream come true, with breathtaking views of the Virunga Mountains, the shimmering water of the Kazinga Channel, and the lush, fertile basin of the Great Rift Valley and beautiful rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda’s most remarkable natural beauty, must not be overlooked. Witness the mesmerizing panorama of waterfalls, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and forests at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikes, boat cruises, or even mountain bike adventures are great ways to get up close and personal with the fascinating scenery.

Highlights:

Explore the lakes, rainforests, savannas, and mountain ranges through hikes, game drives, boat cruises, and mountain biking excursions.

Soak up the breathtaking sights that inspired the nickname,

Pearl of Africa’.

Luxury lodges in Uganda all offer magnificent views of the surrounding scenery.

 

4. Enjoy A Crowd-Free Safari That Easily Combines With Other Top Destinations

Uganda receives fewer tourists than its East African neighbors, Tanzania and Kenya. Among the first things people ask us is, “Where is Uganda?” Uganda is a real hidden treasure that not many people outside of Africa are aware of. For those who want to travel on a safari without crowds, this is great news. A safari in Uganda offers a more secluded, customized, and unique experience, with few to no other visitors present throughout your visit.

Uganda is readily coupled with other popular African locations, in addition to the lesser crowds. Logistically, you may combine your Uganda luxury safari with easy trips to neighboring countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Congo. That is, you may travel through the rainforests of Bwindi National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Odzala-Kokoua National Park after taking in the grandeur of the Great Wildebeest Migration and big game watching in the Masai Mara or Serengeti. After checking off every destination in Uganda on your travel itinerary, treat yourself to a seaside getaway in Zanzibar for a little downtime before returning home.

Highlights:

Undiscovered, raw, and authentic safari experience in one of Africa’s best-kept secrets.

Enjoy exclusivity, privacy, and personalized service throughout your trip.

Gorilla treks and game drives away from mass crowds.

Combine your Africa gorilla tours with other popular destinations, like the Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Zanzibar.

5. Enriching Cultural Experiences With The Local People Of Uganda

Uganda is known for its people as well as its abundant, varied animals and stunning scenery. The Ugandan people are closely connected with the phrases happy, giving, pleasant, and hospitable. They are regarded as gregarious, joyous extroverts who will gladly greet and assist any foreigner visiting their nation.

The people of Uganda are among the most intriguing people you will ever meet, even beyond their warmth and openness. Uganda is home to more than fifty distinct tribes, resulting in a culturally diverse population. Immersion in Ugandan culture and learning from the people as they share their vibrant attire, music, dancing, food, and languages with you are among the best parts of traveling there.

Highlights:

Meet the local Batwa community and learn traditional crafts, like weaving a basket and carving a mark.

Cultural visits to the local Nkingo and Bigodi villages, meeting people from Ugandan tribes.

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Uganda key facts

Ugandans are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards each other and visitors alike.However, it is advisable to be cautious when dealing with strangers. Police officers are very helpful and are easily identified by their uniforms. Like everywhere in the world valuables should always be
safeguarded or left in the hotel safe box. If you do not know where to obtain a certain service or you are not sure always contact the Hotel Information Desk.

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Safaris in Uganda

Uganda, also referred to as “The Pearl of Africa,” is an East African country that sits astride the equator. This landlocked nation is bounded to the east by Kenya, to the south by Tanzania, to the southwest by Rwanda, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the north by Sudan. The southern

The nation is situated in the African Great Lakes region and shares a significant chunk of Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda has a variable but mostly equatorial climate and is located in the Nile basin. Uganda is named after the Buganda kingdom, which ruled over much of the southern region of the nation, including Kampala, the capital.

Hospitality and Culture

Ugandans are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards each other and visitors alike.
However, it is advisable to be cautious when dealing with strangers. Police officers are very helpful and are easily identified by their uniforms. Like everywhere in the world valuables should always be
safeguarded or left in the hotel safe box. If you do not know where to obtain a certain service or you are not sure always contact the Hotel Information Desk. Uganda has a very strong cultural heritage. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Ugandans are remarkably hospital and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and lifestyles. Culture and traditions are also expressed through a wide range of arts and crafts.

Climate

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Uganda’s temperatures are
moderate throughout the year. In Kampala, near Lake Victoria, average daily temperatures range from 18° to 28° C (65° to 83° F) in January and from 17° to 25° C (62° to 77° F) in July. The
climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). It is semiarid East Sudanian savanna in north near Sudan.

Georgraphy

Uganda, twice the size of Pennsylvania, is in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas—swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria forms part of the southern border. Despite being on the equator Uganda is more temperate than the surrounding areas due to its
altitude. The country is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. This has made it more suitable to agriculture and less prone to tropical diseases than other nations in the region.

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Climate

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Uganda’s temperatures are
moderate throughout the year. In Kampala, near Lake Victoria, average daily temperatures range
from 18° to 28° C (65° to 83° F) in January and from 17° to 25° C (62° to 77° F) in July. The
climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). It
is semiarid East Sudanian savanna in north near Sudan.

TRANSITION SEASON

October to November

DRY SEASON

December to February

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Uganda has excellent terrain for a wide variety of safaris through golden grassland.

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Explore mist-covered mountains in search of the largest living primates in the heart of Uganda’s.

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Uganda fantastic Albertine Rift bird endemics, and many charismatic dream birds.

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Is the highest and most permanent sources of the River Nile, and constitute a vital water catchment.

Safaris in Uganda

Uganda, also referred to as “The Pearl of Africa,” is an East African country that sits astride the equator. This landlocked nation is bounded to the east by Kenya, to the south by Tanzania, to the southwest by Rwanda, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the north by Sudan. The southern

The nation is situated in the African Great Lakes region and shares a significant chunk of Lake Victoria with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda has a variable but mostly equatorial climate and is located in the Nile basin. Uganda is named after the Buganda kingdom, which ruled over much of the southern region of the nation, including Kampala, the capital.

Hospitality and Culture

Ugandans are known for their hospitality and friendliness towards each other and visitors alike.
However, it is advisable to be cautious when dealing with strangers. Police officers are very helpful and are easily identified by their uniforms. Like everywhere in the world valuables should always be
safeguarded or left in the hotel safe box. If you do not know where to obtain a certain service or you are not sure always contact the Hotel Information Desk. Uganda has a very strong cultural heritage. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Ugandans are remarkably hospital and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and lifestyles. Culture and traditions are also expressed through a wide range of arts and crafts.

Climate

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Uganda’s temperatures are
moderate throughout the year. In Kampala, near Lake Victoria, average daily temperatures range from 18° to 28° C (65° to 83° F) in January and from 17° to 25° C (62° to 77° F) in July. The
climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). It is semiarid East Sudanian savanna in north near Sudan.

Georgraphy

Uganda, twice the size of Pennsylvania, is in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas—swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria forms part of the southern border. Despite being on the equator Uganda is more temperate than the surrounding areas due to its
altitude. The country is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. This has made it more suitable to agriculture and less prone to tropical diseases than other nations in the region.

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