Safari adventures are something requiring one to have enough time to explore the offers any destination can deliver. Traveling to Uganda for a complete and satisfying adventure safari one need to have about 3 days and above to explore the pearl of African.
Uganda is a small east Africa country condensed with the best weather of all times, rewarding best adventures to all travelers decided to have their vacation within the country. Throughout the year an adventure in Uganda is possible due to no specific time of traveling, the country addresses the weather around the world. Uganda experiences two varying weather, the dry season experienced in the months of June to Mid-September and December to February and the wet/rainy season experienced in the month of March to May and from September to November.
Drier seasons are peak seasons for adventures as grasses can be short easing sighting of wildlife and sometimes forests are dry for tracking encounters. The low wet seasons grasses are taller where some animals hid which may be missed on the sight.
Though in Uganda all protected areas are located to distant destinations which requires about 4 hour hours to full day of driving to access them, which may require to spend at least three days. However, there are some other national parks which can be accessed and have adventures in a period of less than three days.
To take an adventure of less than three days means on your day of arrival transfer to the destination your to have your safari, undertake some adventure activities, have your overnight there and the second day take the reaming adventures as your itinerary states and return for your flight on that same day.
The list of the few adventurous destinations in Uganda where tourists with limited time of less than three days can go for adventures and find their returning flight on the second day.
Lake Mburo National Park
This is the closest national park from the capital of Kampala about 3/4 hours of drive. Also known for being the smallest Savannah park in Uganda branded as the whispers of the world. The small park covers an area of 370sq/km, formed by number of smaller lakes and most famous is the lake Mburo.
Lake Mburo national park is one of the amazing places holding some unique wildlife features for instance is the only park in the great western region of Uganda with zebras and the only park with Impalas in Uganda. No matter the smaller size of Lake Mburo Park, the rewards of your visit are the best adventure encounters with the big three games including Buffalo, lion, leopards and the park holds the highest population of predators especially leopard and on a superb night game drive there higher chances of encountering a leopard actively hunting.
Other adventures include a boat ride done at Lake Mburo which forms the park, on a boat ride can encounter special sighting of many wildlife as they come to draw water at the banks, among other sights on a ride include the crocodiles, hippopotamus many water birds among many sightings.
Wildlife nature walk takes tourist closer to wildlife, horse riding safaris and sometimes are accompanied by wild camping and also can do sport fishing on lake Mburo.
Murchison Falls National Park
The only park in the north western Uganda and in the west Nile region. Murchison falls is the largest protected area in Uganda covering an area of 3893qskm and adjoined by three game reserves including the Budongo, Bugungu forests and Karuma reserve. Murchison falls is one of closest park from Kampala about 4/5 hours of drive to reach the park through the southern bank.
Murchison falls National Park is formed by the Murchison falls on the Victoria Nile which is the major sight here. Murchison falls arguably remains the world’s most powerful water falls in the world where speedy water are seen forcing into a narrow gorge of 7m wide and pouring down at 45m high. The endless moist top of the falls and sounds as the waters pour down prints a picture of how powerful are the falls.
Among the adventures to undertake at Murchison falls national park is the hiking to the top of the falls, boat launch to bottom of the falls, game drive to view the big four games including elephants, buffaloes, leopard and lion. Well as other sightings including hippos crocodiles, various antelope species, giraffes and many others together with wider range of bird species.
Nature walks and chimpanzees tracking in Budongo Forest Reserve forest an amazing encounter and an adventure to Murchison falls national park rewards with the complete big five adventure encounters including the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Less than three days safari adventure to Murchison falls is possible meaning departing from Kampala earlier before 6:00am and arriving Kampala later according to your adventure undertakings.
Kibale National Park
The one of the finest rain forests in Uganda that prizes with the ultimate nature inhale, the forest is superb destination for tracking Chimpanzees in Africa. The forest is sought of sheltering over 1500 chimpanzee and a number of primate species about 13 primate species.
Also a two days adventure into the forest very possible as a drive from Kampala to Kabale can last for about 5/6 hours. Kibale forest in an alternative to trackers travelling to Uganda through Entebbe and can’t have enough days to spend with gorillas, also for trackers who can’t afford the costs of securing an expensive gorilla permits.
Adventure to engage in during your visit to Kibale National Park include the chimpanzee tracking premiers all other activities, primate tracking, nature walks, community visits among other destinations.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park
These special hilly rain forest parks in Uganda where locate the great mountain gorillas. Notice that mountain gorillas are world’s most endangered wild species and endemic to the peak forest of Bwindi Impenetrable national park and the Virunga Forest Mountains.
Finding mountain gorilla in their primitive nature is most superb experience for lifetime memories, and Uganda has the highest chances of seeing mountain gorillas at relatively lower prices issuing about 144 permits daily.
The two parks can be accessed for adventures in only two days if arrived through Kigali city/international airport, Kigali airport is nearer about 3hour drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park and 4 hour to reach Bwindi impenetrable national park.
The rain forests along with mountain gorilla tracking they have many other adventure to undertake for your few days which may include mountain hiking, community/cultural towers, golden monkey tracking at Mgahinga among many other undertakings.
Contact us organize your tailor make adventure safari of less than three days to any of the above mentions destinations to explore the pearl of Africa.