Uganda

Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. This incredibly lush and green country offers great variety — from misty mountains to open plains to Africa’s largest lake. For wildlife viewing, Uganda’s bounty belies its small size. Here guests can trek to stare into the eyes of endangered mountain gorillas, energetic chimpanzees and other primates. Its bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark, and a variety of other mammals — including lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes and more — thrive in its big game parks. The country’s friendly people are the icing on the cake, greeting visitors with traditional African hospitality and offering a diverse cultural experience.

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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered mountain gorilla, the bulkiest of living primates, and among the most peaceable. On a Uganda safari, travelers have the unique opportunity to stare into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans. The experience is as humbling as it is thrilling; especially when one realizes that roughly 1,000 individuals roam the rainforests of central Africa.

Kibale National Park
Uganda is also home to man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, a delightful ape whose evocative pant-hoot call is a definitive sound of the African rainforest. Kibale National Park is a primatologist’s dream. It hosts a population of more than 1,000 chimpanzees, of which one 80-strong community has been habituated to tourist visits, as well as half-a-dozen readily observed monkey species, including the acrobatic red colobus, black and white colobus, and the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey.

Murchison Falls National Park
The country’s largest protected area is Murchison Falls National Park, where palm-studded grassland supports dense populations of lion, buffalo, elephant and endemic Uganda kob, together with the rare Rothschild’s giraffe. On a Uganda safari vacation, immense concentrations of hippos and birds can be observed from morning and afternoon launch trips along the Nile below the spectacular waterfall for which the park is named.

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set majestically in the shadow of the Rwenzori mountains, flanking lakes Edward and George, the lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing for buffalo, elephant and various antelope. A checklist of 600-plus bird species testifies to the extraordinary ecological diversity of this park. Mammalian specialities include the (elsewhere elusive) giant forest hog, and the legendary tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha Sector.

Lake Mburo National Park
The closest savannah reserve to Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park is centered on a series of swamp-fringed lakes known for their rich birdlife, notably the secretive African finfoot. The green acacia woodland surrounding the lake harbors dense populations of zebra, warthog, buffalo, impala and various other grazers.

Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
In island-strewn Lake Victoria there is one particularly special destination, Ngamba Island, where guests on a Uganda safari can visit a Jane Goodall-sponsored project. Here, a community of orphaned chimps, most of which were confiscated from poachers, can be visited on Ngamba Island, which lies on Lake Victoria, 45 minutes by motorboat from Entebbe.

Mountain Trekking
The snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori provide a tantalizing challenge to dedicated mountaineers, as well as the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon, both of which offer highly rewarding hiking opportunities through breathtaking highland scenery.

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