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Why Visit Uganda Next in 2021/22 – Alpha Adventure Safaris

Is Uganda a Good Place to Visit?

Uganda is a friendly East African nation with rich natural diversity, diverse landscapes, and it deserves to make your 2021/22 Africa travel bucket list. … Vast savannah plains and forests, gorgeous nature and wildlife, exciting cities, and exclusive safari lodges await you here in Uganda.

What is so special about Uganda?

Uganda has several world known landmarks. The World’s longest River (The Nile) traces her source in the Lake Victoria in Jinja. … Uganda is also one of the three countries that share the Lake Victoria. The Lake Victoria is not only the largest lake in Africa but also the second largest in the world.

Is Uganda good for tourists?

Uganda is generally safe for travel and tourism. It is considered a politically stable country within the East African region with securely operated borders and robust internal security bodies. However, opportunistic crimes such as petty theft, credit card fraud, and home robbery occur, just like in any other country.

Do I need a visa for Uganda?

A visa will be required when you travel to Uganda as well as a passport with validity of up to 6 months after you enter the country. You apply for an e-visa in order to enter Uganda

Can I get Uganda visa on arrival?

Visa Policy for Uganda

Although a visa on arrival is available for the majority of nationalities, it is only required for citizens of 11 countries who are not eligible to apply for the Uganda e-Visa.

How expensive is Uganda?

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,696$ (6,001,958USh) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 481$ (1,701,918USh) without rent. Cost of living in Uganda is, on average, 53.80% lower than in United States

What are 3 interesting facts about Uganda?

Facts about Uganda

  • Uganda is located on the African continent. …
  • Uganda borders five countries: Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Tanzania. …
  • Uganda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with a population of 45 million. …
  • Uganda has the world’s youngest population!

What is the culture of Uganda?

There are a wide range of ethnic groups in Uganda with many different languages spoken, namely Luganda (most common), English (only a small portion speak it), Bantu, Swahili, Nilotic and Lumasaba. Christians make up 85.2% of Uganda’s population, there are a certain amount of Sikhs and Hindus, and 12% are Muslims.

What is the climate of Uganda?

Uganda’s climate is largely tropical with two rainy seasons per year, March to May and September to December. The northern region, which forms one quarter of the country lies outside the tropical belt, and hence experiences only one rainy season, March to October.

Why Tourist Visit the Pearl of Africa

It is a multicultural country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria – the principal source of the great River Nile. With abundant wildlife such as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, famous Big 5 at our 10 Savannah parks, and 1000+ rare bird species. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Kidepo Valley National contends for best destination in Africa for wild game drives.

Tourism in Uganda

Uganda’s tourism has overtaken foreign remittances as the top foreign exchange earner, according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The tourism sector also contributed 7.9% to Uganda’s GDP in 2013 amounting to about sh5. 5 trillion with as little investment as sh800m last year.

Tourism can be used to fight poverty in Uganda. There are the tourism companies which employ people directly as drivers, guides, secretaries, accountants etc. These companies sell products to tourists, for example art and crafts, traditional attire. Tourism can also be operated online by the online based companies. Tourist attractions in Uganda include national game parks, game reserves, traditional sites, and natural tropical forests. Traditional occasions like Mbalu in eastern Uganda, boat riding, waterfalls etc.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Uganda

Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. With its dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it’s no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this wonderful country the ‘pearl of Africa’. While mountain gorillas are the allure for many visitors, there’s an astounding variety of attractions for tourists.

A land that’s painted in 1,001 shades of green with fantastic natural scenery

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National ParkBwindi-Impenetrable-National-Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, contains almost 400 species of plants. An estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, 350 species of birds, 120 mammals and a lot more…Explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Rwenzori Mountain National Park rwenzori-mountains-national-park3The Rwenzori Mountain also known as “Mountains of the Moon” a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.Explore Rwenzori Mountain National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Parkqueen-elizabeth-national-park1

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda, and is Uganda’s most-visited National Park. Named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954.  The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park?  Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park. It measures approximately 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi). The park is hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds and a lot more…

    Explore Murchison Falls National Park

    Kibale Forest National Park kibale-forest-national-park1Kibale National Park is a national park in South Uganda protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 km^2 in size and is located between 1100 and 1600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes.  Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests.  In East Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee, contains over 375 species of birds. Explore Kibale National Park

    The source of the Nile?  There is something magical about the Nile, the longest river in the world and the source of life for many great civilizations throughout the ages. The source of the Nile, alluded to hazily in the ancient writings of Ptolemy, stood as one of the great geographical mysteries of the Victorian Age. Closer to home, the Nile downriver from Jinja, Uganda, offers some superb white water rafting and game fishing.Explore Source of the Nile

    Mt. Elgon National Park mount-elgon-national-park1At 4,000km² Mt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains. The mountain’s cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a refuge for flora and fauna. Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer. Small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants and buffalos also live on the mountainside.Explore Mount Elgon National Park

    Semliki National Park semliki-national-parkSemuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago. While Semuliki’s species have been accumulating for over 25,000 years, the park contains evidence of even older processes. Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley during the last 14 million years.Explore Semliki National Park

    Kidepo Valley National Park Kidepo-Valley-National-ParkKidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.Explore Kidepo Valley National Park

    Lake Mburo National Park lake-mburo-national-park2Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.Explore Lake Mburo National Park.

Is Uganda good for Safari| Tour 2021-2023?

Uganda is the dream destination for those in search of the absolute pinnacle of primate safaris. … Uganda outshines all other safari destinations in these two areas, but, in addition, it remains a superb destination for traditional safari by vehicle or by boat, thanks to its lush habitats and variety of species.

How much is a safari| tour in Uganda?

Average Cost of Safari in Uganda is US$ 200 per person per day. Permit to see the gorillas of Uganda costs US $ 700 per person per day. Cost of golden monkeys permit in Uganda is US $ 60 per person per hour. Budget or cheap Safari accommodation is $ 100 per night.

What is the best month to visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March.

Where are the gorillas in Uganda?

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the dormant volcanic Virunga mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Is Gorilla trekking worth the money?

Yes, Gorilla trekking is absolutely worth the money, effort & time spent. Travellers that have experienced gorilla trekking will definitely agree with me that the experience of coming face-to-face with these gentle giants is very worth every effort, money and time put to planning the gorilla trekking holiday.

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

One of the safest places to be in Uganda is Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Park or Mgahinga Gorilla Park. The Rangers in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda are highly motivated, adequately equipped, and trained to Keep Gorilla Trekking safe and secure.

How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda?

In Uganda, gorilla permits cost $700 per person-for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents and UGX 250000 for East African residents. You can secure one through a trustworthy, reliable ground tour operator in Uganda or through reservation office at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

What to Expect On Safari in Uganda?

Uganda is the dream destination for those in search of the absolute pinnacle of primate safaris. Chimpanzees roam in numbers in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park, as do colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, monkeys and a host of other species. The last mountain gorillas are carefully protected in the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi. There is absolutely no exaggeration in gorilla trekking as life-altering. The destination is just as much sought after by birders, as Uganda boasts over a thousand species among its varied habitats. A keen birder can hope to encounter the handsome francolin, dwarf honey guide and purple-breasted sunbird, among many other species that are very difficult to see anywhere else. And, like the gorilla, there is the highlight of seeing the unforgettable shoebill. Uganda outshines all other safari destinations in these two areas, but, in addition, it remains a superb destination for traditional safari by vehicle or by boat, thanks to its lush habitats and variety of species. For those in search of something fresh and vibrant, Uganda is the perfect choice.

How Much Does a Uganda Safari Cost?

  • Average Cost of Safari in Uganda is US$ 200 per person per day.
  • Permit to see the gorillas of Uganda costs US $ 700 per person per day.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit costs $200 (Kibale National Park)

Popular Uganda Safaris Arranged By Safari Cost & Days

  • 15 Days Safari in Uganda, Adventure & Wildlife        

Parks include Murchison, Bwindi, Queen, Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo and other tourist destinations with the best of Uganda. Duration: 15 Days Price: From $ 3160

  • 12 Days Uganda Safari     

Spend 12 days, fun filled adventure, visit all the best parks in Uganda, see the gorillas and more.

Duration: 12 Days Price: From $ 2560

  • 11 Day Uganda Safari Trip           

Activities include bird watching, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, primate watch safaris and game viewing. Duration: 11 Days Price: From $ 2329

  • 10 days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

A relaxed trip of 10 days highlighting a variety of tourist activities, sightseeing, launch cruise, game drives, cultural walks. Duration: 10 Days Price: From $ 2230

  • 9 Days Uganda Safari       

Participate in Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi, chimp trekking in the Kyambura Gorge,game drive in the Murchison and Queen Elizabeth. Duration: 9 Days Price: From $ 1948

  • 8 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife   

Visit the top tourist destinations of Uganda, gorilla trekking, animal sightseeing in the wild and so much more. Duration: 8 Days Price: From $ 1793

  • 7 days Uganda Safari, Off the Beaten Path Adventure Safari         

Trip taking you to unsual destinations here, wildlife, culture, hikes and so much more.

Duration: 7 Days Price: From $ 1821

  • 7 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trekking          

A week long trip to see the very best of Uganda attractions.

Duration: 7 Days Price: From $ 1689

  • 7 Days Uganda Adventure Holiday       

On this week long safari, you will enjoy game drives, boat cruises and wildlife sightseeing.

Duration: 7 Days Price: From $ 1565

  • 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour & Wildlife 

Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife safari to Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Parks Duration: 6 Days Price: From $ 1345

  • 6 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee   

See the tree climbing lions, the mountain gorillas and other wildlife animals in Uganda.

Duration: 6 Days Price: From $ 1461

  • 6 Days Gorilla Tour, Uganda and Rwanda       

This 6 days Gorilla Tour will start and end in Kigali- Rwanda’s capital. The tour takes you to Rwanda and Uganda for Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park and…

  • 5 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas & Chimpanzees         

A pure primate experience, gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons and monkeys.

Duration: 5 Days Price: From $ 1320

  • 5 Days Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo        

Visit the mountain gorillas and enjoy Lake mburo surroundings.

  • 5 Days Uganda Safari       

5 Days of game viewing including Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale and Rhinos.

Duration: 5 Days Price: From $ 1232

  • 4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife          

Combine your gorilla adventure trek with visits to other wild animals.

Duration: 4 Days Price: From $ 1054

  • 4 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure   

4 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari to Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks Tour overview This 4 Days Safari will start and end in Kampala, Ugandas capital. It…

Duration: 4 Days Price: From $ 1136

  • 4 Days Gorilla Tour, Double Visit

Double gorilla watching in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

  • 4 Days Mount Elgon Tour

The 4 Days Mount Elgon Hiking/Trekking Safari will make you able to Hike the Elgon Mountain and enjoy splendid views, from Sipi waterfalls, and the caves, among others. Day…

  • 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla and Ngamba Chimps

Visit Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary and thereafter proceed to gorilla trekking in Bwindi.

  • 4 Days Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi       

4 Days gorillas and thereafter, relax by the lake side of Bunyonyi.

  • 4 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Mburo

The 4 days Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo safari will expose you to both Ugandas Forested parts and the Savannah Plains in Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo National Parks…

  • 4 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Gorilla Habituation
  • 3 day gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • 3 day Fly In Gorilla Safari to Uganda     
  • 3 day gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Habituation Safari         
  • 3 day gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari        
  • 3 day Queen Elizabeth Uganda Safari  
  • 3 days Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda         
  • 3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda Kibale         

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