Boasting an intricate tapestry of fascinating landscapes and rare wildlife, Uganda is a true feast for the eyes. Breaking records when it comes to the world’s largest river, (the Nile) and Africa’s highest mountain range (the Rwenzori), Uganda is also known for its excellent national parks that offer a unique insider view into the life of mountain gorillas.
For a truly awe-inspiring East African wildlife holiday, our Chimps and Gorillas of Uganda trip ticks every traveller’s bucket list. Cascading waterfall trails and chimp-tracking reign supreme in Kibale Forest National Park. With 13 different species, from the blue monkey to Uganda mangabey, the park claims to have one of the highest primate densities in the world amidst its wild coffee trees. For great photo opportunities, head towards Queen Elizabeth N.P to snap tree-climbing lions and continue onto Murchison Falls to catch a glimpse of waterbucks and crocodiles hidden in the riverbanks.
The Gorillas & Masai Mari Camping wildlife holiday offers an exciting exploration into the vast national reserve of Masai Mara, where cheetahs, wildebeests and Thomason’s gazelles migrate from the Serengeti plains every summer. But the real treat lies in spending time with mountain gorillas on the misty peaks of Bwindi.
Best experience of travel I have ever had. Gorillas just WOW. Chimps were amazing and we saw our first one in 5 minutes. Queen Elisabeth park gave us not 1 but 2 sets of tree climbing lions!! And we spotted a Leopard. Lots of other fabulous game that was not so expected from Uganda. Friendly people everywhere.
Whereas nothing can be guaranteed this trip was one that just kept on giving. It surpassed all expectations and we were extremely fortunate to see and experience all that we did. Wildlife in abundance exhibiting some distinctive behaviour . The big 5 was seen in the first two days and with the animals being used to seeing traffic in the game reserves and National Parks they were almost within ‘touching’ distance from the truck. I have lost count of the many species of animals and birds seen throughout the journey. Equally spectacular was the scenery in the three very different countries visited. All the game lodges used enhanced the experience with buffalo even grazing outside (security procedures in place), Wild Waters set on an island in the middle of the Nile offered luxury not expected but was well received and was in the right place at the right time for our day of optional activities. The chance to meet and take part in local communities along with the extremely knowledgeable leader and driver all added to the ‘adventure’ of a lifetime.