Uganda top tourist destinations for self drive safari in 2019

Uganda being blessed to be a landlocked country, it has almost every attraction that comes along in its nature in our national parks. The land is gifted with too much fertility that all that grazes on it is at its best. Mountains, that acts as a home of the great gorillas with creator lakes on top, trees and vegetation birds of all types not to mention the food that gives you the great tastes to wind up your day. Uganda has a lot of tourist destinations some of which are in the book of records.

Kidepo valley national park.

Kidepo Valley National Park is apparently the most isolated national park in Uganda but still stands out to be one of the best virgin places every wildlife viewer can ever visit in Uganda. This virgin national park is undoubtedly among the best wilderness areas in Africa, harboring a couple of extinct species of wildlife that can’t be found in any other Ugandan national park. Kidepo is right at the core of a Savannah landscape right next to a few mountainous bodies. The reasons for planning your safari here are endless, something you will definitely see when you set foot on Uganda’s soil. Besides the exceptional wildlife safari experience, this national park is another great spot for a cultural trail especially to those who would like to see the Karamojongs

Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla tracking experience

Down in the south with good enough roads.This park is mostly the home of the endangered impressive mountain gorillas. There are also 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species, about 324 species of trees, ten of which are only found in this areas in the whole of Uganda. This is really a destination to explore. Habituated Gorillas living in park have been trained to withstand human presence and not likely to attack giving you a clear and heads on with these giant creatures. This 331sq.kms is a unesco site in Uganda and is the main tourist activity to Uganda. You have not visited Uganda unless you have visited the great apes of bwindi impenetrable national pack, be of a guided safari or self drive car hire.

 

Kibale National park, chimpanzee tracking experience.

Human closest relatives lie in this rain forest of kibale national park.located in the western part of Uganda, this top tourist site attracts a big number of tourists on guided tours and self drive car hire travelers. At the kanyacu site is the assembly center for the starting of the chimpanzee tracking experience. Being wild primates, and a need to track them, there’s always a big possibility to meet these great apes. 99% chances that you can see these human closest relatives in their natural habitats. There are other places to track these primates but the chance is not as of kibale. The kyambura gorge in queen Elizabeth national park and the budongo forest in the pabidi southern sector of the Murchison falls national park. Prices for the permits are a little cheaper compared to the kibale permits which on top require booking in advance. The kibale has more Eco-tourist site like the bigodi swamp walk and a birders paradise and incredible scenery from the mountain of the moons. There’s is always something to keep you occupied in this area of kibale national park on your self drive car hire in Uganda.

Murchison falls national park

In the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley lies the park that is the most visited in Uganda.  With a dense population of lions, patas monkey, buffalos, elephants, Uganda cobs and the Rothschild’s giraffe, spotted hyena which graze in the palm studded grassland.  A big number of hippos and crocodiles are seen with about 460 birds that can be watched mostly in the evening, these include shoe bill stork. Wildlife drives, launch trip to the falls, nature walks, sport fishing, walking trail is good for watching from the boat all year around. All roads to this park are well maintained to enable you access it well.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Near Rwenzori Mountains, lies Uganda’s most popular tourist destination because of the diverse eco system that has savannah, humid forests with sparkling lakes that provide fertile lands and wetlands with over 500 bird species. A lot of enormous craters, kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants. Ishasha plains that have not only good trees for a shade but also attracting  lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. Not only the outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has an enjoyable cultural history. Meeting with the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.

The mighty river Nile

The Nile river runs approximately 6700 kilometers long giving it a good amount of water it carries along its path to create high grade rapids that are currently used by White Water Rafters for thrill adventures. The waters also have many activities to be done on the Nile for instance bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing, a golf course unwinding along the banks and the source of the Nile provides a pretty focal point to the flow of water. A boat ride out to Samuka Island is another trip of itself, not counting the beautiful fauna you will see along.  This adventure at the nile takes you to a different kind of life outside the real life. Located about 80kms east of kampala, jinja, the tourism capital of Uganda is another place to un-wind up your self drive safari.

 Lake mburo national park

Lake Mburo is one of the smaller national parks of Uganda. With Some animals only be found there. Zebras, topis and lately the introduction of giraffes to the park. Many different species of antelope, and even the very shy Eland antelope, giraffes, these were recently introduced, game driving, boating and adventure at its best awaits there. A self drive car hire in Uganda is a perfect and top tourist destination for those that love nature and animals. Its one national game reserve with the biggest number of animals per sq.km. the game tracks are perfect match and well posted for clear direction.  A number of lodges that give you a perfect definition of safari lie on most of the hills around the park.  You have no excuse with this park as far as safari is concerned.

 

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