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We provide authentic East African safari experiences that benefit Africa’s critical wilderness areas. Enjoy a diverse selection of one-of-a-kind, high-quality safari experiences in the Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, or one of our many other iconic locations. Our team will greet you with warm hospitality and provide you with an immersive, genuine, and unforgettable safari experience…

There is a lot to indulge yourself in, from the Uganda Rwanda Safaris including wildlife viewing, African cultures, Gorilla trekking experiences, Chimpanzee tracking, Bird watching tours, adventure safaris, and many more. We not only create the most affordable tailor-made tour packages for your ultimate Uganda Rwanda Safari vacation, but we also make certain that you stay in Comfortable Safari Accommodations.

Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is the ultimate tourist destination in Africa for the majority of Safari Activities. From the vast thick rain forests with jungles, to the Savannah grasslands that are home to hundreds of Wildlife Species in the open serrated plains, to the heaven Pointing – Rwenzori mountains, there is something for everyone.

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best safaris to embark on while on a tour of the pearl of Africa.

Because of the variety of unique attractions, visiting Uganda should be on any African traveler’s bucket list. Visiting Uganda is more like traveling to Africa once and knowing Africa at large. Both first-time and experienced travelers can enjoy their stay in Uganda because it has so much more to offer, including adventure tours, cultural tours, primates tours, wildlife tours, water experiences, hiking tours, and birding tours. All of this and more will blow your mind by the time you leave because Uganda will forever be a part of your life.

Here are some of the best safaris to embark on while on a tour of the pearl of Africa.

Gorilla Trekking

Mountain gorillas are the most popular tourist attraction in Uganda, accounting for a much larger portion of the country’s export earnings than any other attraction. Mountain gorilla encounters are only possible in two Ugandan national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These are the only remaining species of guerrilla in the world, and they can only be found in the Virunga Mountains in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One can express a desire to see gorillas in Congo or Rwanda.

However, neither of those destinations compares to the value of gorilla trekking in Uganda. It has been reported that Uganda has half or more of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas; trekking gorillas in Uganda is more adventurous; there are 99% chances of visitors spending time with the gorillas; gorilla trekking permits are relatively cheaper; and visitors have the opportunity to do gorilla habituation experience.

These creatures can only be found in two national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. The parks are located in Uganda’s southwestern park, near the Uganda-Rwanda border. Seeing these gentle giants in their natural habitat as they go about their daily lives is an unforgettable experience.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is the second most popular tourist attraction in Uganda, with over 5,000 chimps, and is thus one of the Best Safari Activities in Uganda. Chimpanzee tracking is best and most commonly done in Kibale Forest National Park, a moist, evergreen forest with a diverse landscape. Kibale forest is one of Africa’s last remaining lowland and mountain rainforests, home to 13 primates, including Chimpanzees, as well as 70 mammals and 375 bird species. Chimpanzee tracking is a popular activity that allows visitors to interact with humans’ closest animal relatives.

Kibale National Park alone is estimated to have around 1,500 chimps, with the remainder found in Budongo Forest, Kalizu Forest, Kyambura Forest, Ngamba Island, Bugoma Forest Reserve, and Semiliki National Park. An encounter with chimps allows one to consider how their behavior – thoughtful, vocal, and social – relates to human ways of life. Many more people should have the opportunity to learn about their ways of life from experienced guides.

Bird Watching

Uganda is one of the best birding destinations in Africa, with over 1,073 different bird species recorded, accounting for 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the world’s species. This extensive bird list is contained within a small territory, resulting in one of Africa’s highest concentrations of birds. The incredible diversity of habitats, unparalleled in Africa, is the reason Uganda is home to such a diverse range of birds and attracts so many migrant birds throughout the year. Uganda is unique in that it shares Africa’s major ecological zones, each of which has associated bird species, many of which are range-restricted.

Uganda has up to 34 IBAs, many of which have been developed for birdwatching and birding tours. In addition, the Ugandan birding community is identifying new bird-rich areas across the country and establishing birding trails. Despite the fact that Uganda has approximately 34 birding destinations, some of the best birding spots in Uganda include the Mabamba swamp, Semuliki national park, Entebbe botanical gardens, Mabira forest, Lake Bunyonyi, and all other forests, national parks, and reserves, including the Bugoma and Katongo reserves.

Some of the birds to look out for include the Capuchin, white-tailed/Piping hornbill, blue-headed, crested flycatcher, Orange Weaver, and Red-billed Malimbe, as well as the Papyrus Gonolek, Caruther’s Cisticola, Black-wattled hornbill, Congo Serpent Eagle, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Nkulengu Rail, and Long-tailed Hawk. Most visitors, however, come to Uganda to see the Shoe Bill stock bird, which is the most sought-after bird in Africa. Seeing the shoebill bird hunt for mudfish and other fish in the swamps is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Mabamba, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and Lake Mburo National Park are the most common places to see the shoebill.

Golden Monkey Tracking

The golden monkeys are one of the most unique primates to see on a Uganda safari tour, making Golden Monkey Trekking one of the Best Safari Activities in Uganda. The golden monkeys can only be found in Mgahinga National Park, the smallest national park in the Virunga Mountains, covering an area of about 33.9 square kilometers. The golden monkeys’ unique appearance due to their outstanding golden-orange/brown color makes them such a sight, and their playful nature and fast speeds make the experience both enjoyable and difficult to capture in a photograph – but all the more worthwhile. Golden monkeys, like gorillas, are critically endangered and can only be found in the same mountains of Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.

Mountain Hiking

Mountain climbing in Uganda is one of the Best Safari Activities in Uganda, offering adventurous beautiful scenery hiking through established mountain trails. Hiking occurs in protected areas, but there are opportunities to hike to other hills and mountains. Hiking for several days is possible on Mount Rwenzori and Mount Elgon. These mountains have been designated as part of Mount Rwenzori and Mount Elgon national parks’ ten national parks. Mount Rwenzori is Uganda’s highest peak and Africa’s second snow-capped peak, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The intensity of the endeavor is what makes climbing Mount Rwenzori more dangerous. While both Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro are higher than Mount Rwenzori, Rwenzori is the more difficult of the two to climb because Mount Rwenzori is a mountain range that requires you to ascend to the top of the range then descend several times a day and the next day until you reach the top of Margarita peak (Mount Stanley). Hiking Mount Rwenzori takes at least 8 days to reach the peak at 5,901 meters above sea level, and the length of the hike is dependent on your physical ability and strength. This is not for everyone, and caution should be exercised before attempting to climb Mount Rwenzori.

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Not to be missed on your Uganda Safari tour are not only the Big 5, but also gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, chimp tracking in Kibale National Park, and several other locations. The most visited Uganda Rwanda Safari destinations are Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, which both offer excellent wonderful savannah Uganda Wildlife safaris with good wildlife viewing, as does the more remote Kidepo Valley National Park. Discover what makes Uganda unique by exploring our safari packages!

Rwanda, a small country with a lot to offer, shares borders with Uganda, lies south of the Equator, and is famous for the Rwanda gorilla trekking experience. Rwanda’s gorilla trekking is not only the best Rwanda Safari Activity it has to offer, but it also offers primate walks, volcano hikes, and bird-watching in Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park, and a boat cruise on the skyline-silver Lake Kivu.

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1 day short uganda trip to jinja city

With a first stop in Mabira forest for a nature walk, this one-day Jinja city trip adventure takes you from Entebbe International Airport, to the Jinja city..
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3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI

3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari tour is the first of its kind and takes you to the incredible Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for three memorable nights
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3 days rwanda gorilla safari tour

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see habituated and endangered gorillas in their natural habitat on a Rwanda Gorilla Safari tour.
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the famous gorilla trekking safaris

Currently the gorilla population is split between Virunga Massif, a mountain range covering the border region between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda. The mountain gorillas originate from sub-alpine and mountainous environments, like impenetrable tangles of herbaceous growth in valley bottoms, old clearings and around landslides. It is a very large, very black, barrel-chested ape, densely-furred with a broad face.  They feed on mainly on bamboo, leaves, shoots and stems of over 140 other species, vines and wild celery.

Mountain gorillas are very companionable and exist in groups of between 5 to 50 members. Each group has one dominant silverback whose silver hairs begin to grow in the saddle of the back as it gets to adulthood at 13 year of age. In a group, the silverback eats first and is accountable for the defense of the group. When threatened a dominant silverback is protected by the females. When two gorilla groups move near each other they will avoid contact in order to reduce the risk of conflict. When the silverback dies, his group usually splits. Gorillas spend much of the day resting, which provides such a great opportunity for Uganda Rwanda Safaris gorilla trackers to join and observe the group.

Reproduction in gorillas occurs gradually, where the adult females over the age of eight give birth on average one gorilla baby every four years and not more than six in a lifetime. The young gorillas are fiercely protected by both the dominant silverback and the females. In a case where the silverback dies or is pushed from the group, the incoming dominant male will customarily kill the young gorillas. The protection and slow population growth of the gorillas can be attributed to tourists who come to visit them.

Gorilla trekking entails going on a guided hike through impenetrable rain forest to spend time with a specific gorilla family in their innate environment. Visiting these beautiful gentle creatures is a life-changing experience. While trekking you see the females cooing over their infants and this makes them human-like beings.

3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI impenetrable

3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari tour is the first of its kind and takes you to the incredible Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for three memorable nights
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5 days Uganda gorilla & wildlife safari

This 5 Days Gorilla and wildlife safari offers you the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda and also see abundant wildlife
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10 days best of uganda safari tour

This 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari tour gives you the best of Uganda's hidden gem. From the endangered mountain Gorillas to the mountains of the moon
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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla safari Tour

Experience an opportunity to see hendangered gorillas in their natural habitat in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda during this trip
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4 days uganda rwanda gorilla safari

This exciting 4 gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda begins and ends in Kigali. Gorilla trekking will take place during the safari in two national parks:
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15 days best of uganda rwanda tour

15 Days Uganda and Rwanda Tour is a trip to various nations across the borders of Uganda and Rwanda while exploring the cities and taking in the breathtaking views.
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why visit uganda

Uganda is one of the most popular travel destinations in Africa, drawing sizable numbers of visitors each year. Uganda is the preferred destination for anyone wishing to get the most out of an African safari because of its distinctive tourism attractions, year-round pleasant weather, and hospitable people. The most well-liked tourist activities in Uganda are frequently included in the thrilling Uganda safaris offered by Verdant Safaris. More than half of all mountain gorillas on Earth are found in Uganda, where the majority of visitors like going on gorilla trekking safaris. While on your safari in Uganda, these trips are meticulously designed and arranged to provide you with the greatest possible experience while you explore the several National Parks in Uganda.

Uganda safaris are so common as Uganda is regarded as one of the best safari destinations in Africa, the home to the mountain gorillas as well as the source of the Nile. Uganda tour safaris cover more than 10 separate destinations. Every day here is genuinely an African Adventure. Visit the approximately 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi in what is termed as the gorilla trekking experience, climb the ice capped Rwenzori mountains, take on a chimpanzee tracking tour, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, see the Murchison falls and so much more as you observe Uganda’s scenic wonders- savannas, wildlife, lakes and rivers; and also personally interact with the local people of Uganda! The options are endless! You will almost see all the animals you find in neighboring Tanzania and Kenya, the difference is, Uganda is not a crowded destination! A perfect way to spy on the animals!

What to see on Uganda Safaris!

Beginning at the main point of arrival in Entebbe, most tours will head west to the broad belt of national parks that form the western border. Due to the country being situated right on the meeting point of the eastern Savannah and western jungle ecosystems, Uganda has excellent terrain for a wide variety of safaris, from traditional game drives through golden grassland seeking lion or elephant to strapping on your hiking boots and trekking through lush rain forest. The birding is superlative, with the variation in habitat attracting a vast array of species, including the crowning glory of the shoe-bill, a highly sought-after sight for the true birder. The traditional Big Five parks of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls, do not yet match the game densities of their contemporaries to the east. That said, the game viewing is still very much alive and well and the parks boast a mere fraction of the tourist numbers that may dilutes the experience for those visiting the more developed destinations.

What to do on Uganda Safaris!

Rhino Tracking

Rhinos were nowhere to be found in Uganda due to the elimination of rhinos in national parks, particularly Murchison Falls National Park, caused by poaching and political instabilities some years ago. However, today, a non-governmental organization known as the rhino fund took on the responsibility of reintroducing rhinos in Uganda. So, thanks to the existence of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on your way to Murchison Falls National Park in Nakasongola district, you can still explore the Big Five game today. Rhinos can be tracked on foot at the Sanctuary, and the guides will share all of the information about how they plan to reintroduce them into Uganda’s national parks, as well as any other information you need to know about Rhinos.

Cultural Encounters

Because Uganda is one of the best African countries for cultural and traditional experiences or practices, cultural tours are a major activity in the Best Safari Activities in Uganda. Uganda is divided into four regions: the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Central regions, which are divided into 56 tribes, making it a destination with diverse cultural heritage and beliefs. These can be seen in how Ugandans organize their ceremonies and rituals, how they carry out traditional practices, and how they sing and dance with unique traditional equipment.

Water Rafting

The River Nile’s mighty current, electric breeze, and adrenaline-pumping waves make white water rafting a must-do activity on your Uganda safari. This thrilling experience lasts approximately 6 hours along a 25-kilometer stretch of the Nile River. Water rafting is not for the faint of heart; it is for those with wild hearts who want to explore the Nile one rapid immersion at a time. There are several options, including Grade 5 Extreme Rafting, Raft River Board, Grade 3 Full Day Rafting, and 2-day water rafting. After this thrilling activity has quenched your thirst for adventure, local music, bonfires, barbeque, and dancing await you on the Nile’s banks.

Kampala City tour

Kampala is Uganda’s capital, and it currently sits on 22 hills. Exploring Uganda without visiting her capital Kampala, whether by bicycle, vehicle or on foot, would be an injustice to your Uganda safari. The Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo, Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Cathedral, the Bahai Temple, the Hindu temple, and the independence monument, Kasubi tombs, all contribute to Kampala’s greatness. While the sights are impressive, don’t forget to eat a Rolex while on your Kampala tour; it’ll seal the deal.

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