Facts about Uganda and Why Visit Uganda for Safaris? – Deks Uganda Safaris

Are you planning to visit Uganda for safaris? Here are some of the safari activities you may include on your budget before you start planning a Uganda safaris tour by Deks Uganda Safaris. Gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda & Rwanda, wildlife safaris, birding tours to Uganda, cultural encounter safaris in Uganda, Mountain climbing trips in Uganda, and many more. However, there is so much more to experience in Uganda safaris, and whatever your interests may be, you must plan well and have enough facts for a great Uganda safaris tour experience.

Location of Uganda – The Pearl of Africa

Uganda borders five countries which all have a lot to offer on safari. Tanzania & Rwanda in the southern part, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, South Sudan in the North, and Kenya in the Eastern region. Uganda lies across the Equator at the shores of Lake Victoria, with a marked place at Kayabwe in the Masaka district. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh-water lake in Africa and second in the whole world.

The Ssese Islands and other small islands in Lake Victoria lie within Uganda’s borders giving one an African beach holiday experience away from the bustle of the cities. The snow-capped Rwenzori mountains in Mt. Rwenzori National Park are a unique feature giving one the experience of ‘snow at the Equator’ if they are resilient enough to go mountain climbing towards the Margherita peak – The second highest peak in Africa after Mountain Kilimanjaro, then here is the adventure of a lifetime on Uganda safaris.

Being a small land-locked country in East Africa, it’s a one-stop over for travelers because it has a lot to offer. Starting from the bustles of Kampala city, with the most welcoming cultured people of Buganda Kingdom, to the different wildlife safaris tour reserves and parks. Not forgetting the fresh waters and captivating mountains. The size of Uganda – the Pearl of Africa is almost the same as that of the United Kingdom or the state of Oregon in the USA. With a land surface of 236,040 square kilometers, making one can visit numerous attractions when on a Uganda safaris tour holiday and vacations.

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Where to Go for Uganda Safaris?

A traveler can choose to go for a combined safaris tour in Uganda say for two weeks and more, combined safaris in Uganda may include; wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking tours, chimpanzee tracking safaris, or birding safari tours, all in one package not forgetting the BIG 5 Uganda safaris tour.

One can choose to only wildlife safaris in Uganda to the wildlife Savannah national parks such as Kidepo Valley national park, Murchison Falls national park, and Queen Elizabeth national park. Others can plan only a gorilla trekking safari trip to UgandaBwindi Impenetrable Forest national park, and or Mgahinga gorilla national park. Chimpanzee tracking can also be experienced as a stand-alone safari activity in Kibale forest national park and or combined with wildlife tours in either Murchison Falls – Budongo forest reserve or Queen Elizabeth national parks – Kyambura gorge.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Owing to its outstanding unique beauty and scientific value, Bwindi is Africa’s most ancient rainforest of tangled vegetation draped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep, slippery valleys and high draughty ridges.

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Murchison Falls National Park

This 3,893 sq km national park is Uganda’s largest park. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area includes Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, and Karuma Wildlife Reserve covering 5,072 sq km.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

This “Medley of Wonders”, Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most fascinating in Uganda, but the most biodiversity park in Africa, with a record of 96 mammal species, 615 bird species, and several species of reptiles.

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most spectacular and remotest park. The 1442 sq. km protected area’s scenery is unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa. Tucked into the corner of Uganda’s border with South Sudan

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Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda, Wildlife Safaris, and Magnificent Scenery

Uganda – The Pearl of Africa, a name that was thought of by Winston Churchill because of its rare natural beauty, freshness, cultures, mountains, and vibrant spirit. It is not difficult to see why the great man, who had gone through Kenya, served in Sudan, and South Africa was captured by Uganda in particular.

Uganda is where the great savannas of Kenya and Tanzania and the vast tropical rainforests of Congo meet. Uganda has amazing features of attraction with 10 national parks (both Savannah and Rain-forests) hosting several mammals with the most notable being the big five to adventure while on wildlife safaris to Uganda, a series of bird species for bird watching tours in Uganda, different primate species ranging from Chimpanzees, the mountain giants – mountain gorillas, insects, tree species, extra-ordinary cultures – over 56 tribes, etc. Uganda is also home to 13 game reserves with several forests.

Some of the irresistible attractions in Uganda safaris include; More than half of the world’s mountain Gorillas in Uganda for gorilla trekking safaris, primates such as Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, etc, the source of the mighty River Nile in Jinja city – Uganda which is a setting for some of the world’s best white-water rafting in Africa. For the mountaineering and climbing lovers, you will find the snow-Rwenzori Mountains, the Virunga Volcanoes in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, and Mountain Elgon – Mount Elgon national park with spectacular hiking opportunities and gorgeous scenery.

Uganda is home to small and big beautiful freshwater bodies like Lake Victoria – the Largest Fresh Water Lake in Africa, Lake Albert, Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Kyoga, Lake Bunyonyi – the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Mutanda, etc., and numerous Crater lakes found in the Albertine region. The Ssese Islands found in the Kalangala district on Lake Victoria consist of about 84 islands that make for a perfect getaway to unique and quiet pristine beaches. Even though Uganda is little known compared to other safari destinations in East Africa, it should be on your travel list this season, because it offers more than just your typical safari expectations with beautiful and unmatched scenery and landscapes.

Uganda Culture and People – Uganda Cultural Safaris

Uganda has a multitude of Cultural Tourism Sites, and events reflecting the diversity of over 56 tribes, this makes cultural safaris to Uganda always memorable. Uganda has many chiefdoms and kingdoms with a rich history.

Cultures in Uganda have no political powers currently but have cultural influence, with some being more active than others such as the Buganda Kingdom. Uganda’s most ancient inhabitants are confined in the hilly southwest region of Uganda – they are the formerly hunter-gather people known as the Batwa

The earlier inhabitants left behind a rich legacy of rock paintings, such as those at the Nyero Rock Shelter near Kumi. The current Kingdoms are the Bantu kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Busoga, and Tooro. According to tradition, these centuries-old kingdoms arose from the medieval kingdoms of Batembuzi and Bacwezi.

Is Uganda safe for safaris?

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda located about 40 Kilometres from Entebbe International Airport where most tourists arrive in the Pearl of Africa. Kampala is a modern cosmopolitan city, which reflects the ongoing economic growth and political stability that has characterized Uganda for more than 3 decades. Kampala is famous for its active nightlife and vibrant people, diversity of cultures, and culinary variety.

Uganda has the reputation as ‘Africa’s friendliest Country’, with a tradition of hospitality and a remarkably low level of crime and hassle directed at tourists. You are however encouraged to be cautious just like in any other destination. Experience Ugandans’ warmness of heart, the amazing cuisine with a constant supply of organic fresh vegetables and fruits, and learn about the rich cultural heritage.

At Deks Uganda Safaris we arrange your African holiday safaris to Uganda according to your interests; Gorilla trekking tours, Chimpanzee trekking safaris, wildlife safaris in Uganda, and Birding safaris to Uganda, Culture and community tours, Photography safaris, horseback safaris, Mountain Climbing Safaris, golf safaris, etc. Do you prefer a ’calm’ safari or an adventurous safari? Whatever it is, you will find it here at Deks Uganda safaris!

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About Deks Uganda Safaris & Travels

Deks Uganda Safaris & Travels is a Uganda-based tour operator with high agony and pleasure of showing you through the beautiful nation Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. A destination that offers you the best jungle adventures in Africa. Deks Uganda Travels will help you experience Uganda and East Africa at large with insight from a local tour guide.

Deks Uganda Travel is committed to responsible tourism for conservation and sustainable development. Deks’ ability to create manifest Uganda tours lies in the reality that we have ethical local knowledge about Uganda the Pearl of Africa, when to visit Uganda the pearl of Africa and how to plan a perfect safari.

We operate and arrange tours inclusive of Kenya tours, Rwanda safaris, Tanzania trips, and Congo Tours not leaving out Beach holiday safaris to Zanzibar and Mombasa, but as well we can make all the East Africa destinations feature just in one trip well known as combined tours.

Here at Deks Uganda Travels, have created a number of tours that will keep you our esteemed traveler off the crowds offering the chance to connect with Nature such trips include cultural guided tours, nature walking tours, which are done on a visit to the wildlife safari destinations and gorilla trekking destinations in  East Africa.

A tour of Maasai Mara national reserve is always also inclusive of a short hot Air Balloon adventure where millions of wildebeests and Zebras migrate through the plains of Maasi Mara and Serengeti national parks.

The great wildlife migration in Kenya and Tanzania makes the Kenya safaris and Tanzania tours the most selling tour adventures in East Africa. We tailor authentic African safari holidays to the East African region to Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda for mountain gorilla trekking experiences, & Golden monkey tracking in the bamboo jungles of Volcanoes national park.

Are You a Bird Lover, Here are the Best and Most Trending Birding Safari Packages in Uganda and Rwanda

The world has a lot of bird species all over the globe but it is not common to find diverse species of birds in a single locality. Nonetheless, planning your bird-watching safari in Uganda will reward you with an opportunity to sight numerous species of birds all in one package. Uganda is undoubtedly the leading birding safari destination with 50% of the continent’s bird species concentration and with about 11% of the birds in the world!

Uganda is endowed with over 1,000 confirmed species of birds and with a well-guided safari, bird watching travelers will experience an educated, well-informed, and organized bird trek in several national parks in East Africa. Top bird-watching destinations in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Virunga volcanoes, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National Park, Murchison Falls national park, Mabamba birding camp, and Lake Mburo National Park, Kibale Forest national park!