On Your Uganda Safari, Note Not to Miss the Following
Come and discover the beauty of Uganda. You will find the most attractive places, tours and Uganda safaris to the different attraction areas of your interest in Uganda.
In East and Central Africa, Uganda has the largest number of imaginative and refreshing attractions so far. The country is blessed with art and crafts, ranging from basketry, mats, ceramics and pottery, beads, hand textiles and woven products to toys, jewellery, bags, leather products, and batik and curved wood products etc. These are usually done, using local raw materials.
The Handcraft business in Uganda is more of a cultural tradition and is largely a cottage industry and usually done by women in the country to supplement their incomes. The art and craft products are mainly sold in African markets, but mostly in Tourists centers found in the attraction areas like national parks and art galleries around Kampala city.
Uganda is bequeathed with over 1,000 bird species which are endemic to the country and concentrated in the Albertine region. These add up to 67% of Africa's and 11.1% of the world's total population which makes the country a must visit for birding lovers. The most pleasant birds include; the crested crane, shoe bill, wattled plorer, Africa Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Saddle Billed Stock, Pelican, African Pigmy Geese and Narina's Trogon thus making Uganda an ideal country for birding tours and safaris.
The most loved and liked attraction is the Mountain Gorillas, these include silverback and blackback and we are currently receiving so many tourists seeking for gorilla tours in Uganda. Other primates' include chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga among others. Uganda's highlighted attraction hides deeply in the misty forests of the Bwindi forests. The animals are sometimes hard to find them making tracking very exciting though tiresome. Other primates include Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga and many others in the other attraction areas of Uganda.
Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park habituates half the of world's total population of mountain gorillas. Presently, with a population of over 320. Bwindi has 8 habituated groups namely Habinyanja with 19 members, Rushegura with 20, Nkuringo 20, Bitukura 14, Nshongi 26, Mishaya 11, Kyaguriro 16 and Mubare 5 members.
A Uganda gorilla tour is based on first come first serve and person pays $ 500 per permit for a single tracking and usually issued a permit depending on where accommodation will be accessed in the areas of the habituated groups or a group of one's choice. Chimp tracking safaris and tours are carried out in Uganda's Kibale forest national park. Tracking the chimpanzee that is our 'cousin' is an unforgettable experience. The way they feed, climb trees, respond to humans, caring for their young ones, is just phenomenal. The forest has three chimpanzee groups which are habituated and only six people are allowed in the morning and evening. Kibale has over 1450 chimpanzees which represents Uganda's largest population of this endangered primate.
The habituation Experience in Uganda includes Chimpanzee Habituation. This involves watching, chimpanzees with their daily activities, getting them used to human presence without portraying their natural behavior. Seeing the chimps de-nesting (coming out of their nocturnal nests) between 05.30-06.30 before following them during the day until they create new nests and retire for the night around 19.00. The Habituation Experience is largely encouraged in the tourist low season months of March, April and May. This chimp tracking safari enables one to have a very wonderful experience.
Watching wildlife is one of the main attractions and highlights of a visit to Uganda. Uganda's ten National Parks and 12 Wildlife Reserves are some of the most diverse in the region and some of the best in the whole world.
The presence of natural resources is largely covered with vegetation and thick tropical forests that are rich in flora and fauna. This has led the country to be a home of unique physical landscapes, lakes and rivers. All these physical features provide a habitat for the diverse wildlife that forms bedrock of Uganda's tourism industry for mainly wildlife safaris and tours.
The total number of mammals of mammal species is 342 numbers with both West and East African mammals being represented in Uganda. Among the recorded species, 132 are classified as large mammals and the reminder small mammals, 94 bat species, 70 rats and mice, 33 shrews and otter shrews, 8 gerbils, 4 elephant shrews and 1 solitary golden mole. On a Uganda Safari you can see a profusion of Hippos, herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Giant Forest Hogs, the handsome Ugandan Kob, Sitatungas, and Zebras and many others. Wildlife numbers have steadily increased in Uganda's safari parks and higher chances of seeing almost all animal species in Ugandan parks are guaranteed for your chosen .
Tropical forests found in Uganda's national parks support this diversity. They have harbored endangered species of animals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Some of them are so delicate and have got rankings in the region and the world. In Uganda; most tour operators offer different tour packages such as birding safaris, Gorilla tracking safaris, Game and wildlife tours and adventure safaris and tours not forgetting the cultural tours in the blessed country of Uganda.