May 28, 2023
Uganda as Wildlife Safari destination in East Africa for years has been popularly known as “The pearl of Africa” and she continues to brag about that. Once you arrive into the country, the warm welcome by its hospitable people, the tropical climate and the lush green almost everywhere throughout the year makes you not want to leave!
When looking for Safaris to Africa, Uganda should really be Top on the list because the country has diverse endowments thus giving you diversified African experience. From Wildlife Safaris which include Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National Park, White Rhinoceros tracking on foot, searching for Tree Climbing Lions in Queen Elizabeth national Park, Bird watching, Game drives for viewing big Mammals such as the African Big 5 especially Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national park. For those seeking for adventure, there is Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation, White Water Rafting on River Nile, Rwenzori Mountain Climbing, Mountain Elgon climbing, Sabinyo Volcano hiking and Bungee Jumping.
For those interested in culture and history in Uganda, for insistence you can trek to North Eastern Uganda inside and on the edges of Kidepo Valley National Park and get a chance to see the Karamajong nomadic pastoralists who by many are the Ugandan version of the Kenyan Masai people. While on a Gorilla tour to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park they can get a chance to see the Batwa pygmies. Around Lake Mburo National Park (The Zebra and Impala Park) you can experience the Ankole culture with a chance to have first-hand experience in Kraals of Long horned cattle at Nshenyi Village or Mpogo Lodge. In central Uganda, you can meet the biggest Bantu tribe in Uganda called “Baganda” for which the history and development of Uganda rotates, among others.
Tourism in Uganda generally is an all year round activity-YES. However, the best time to visit is during the dry season months! You should note that the country has 2 climatic seasons namely; the wet season and the dry season. The wet season takes place in the months of March, April and November. These months are also regarded as low season in the Tourism business. These months are characterized by heavy rain fall almost throughout the country and low temperatures of between 15 to 22 degrees Celsius. The tourist destinations are not crowded with tourists and prices for tour packages are discounted hence the term “Low season” The dry season on the other hand starts from Late December, January and February, then in June, July and late August and temperatures range from 18 to 31 degrees Celsius. These are called High/peak season here in Uganda because most outside countries are having summer holidays and can have time to travel and have vacations or Work leaves. Lastly, the months of May, September and October are moderate with a little bit of rain fall and a little bit of sunshine. They are regarded as shoulder season in the tourism industry here.