The unbelievable biodiversity of Uganda gives rise to the impression of a larger land mass than is the reality. Uganda is home to over 1,000 types of bird and some of its parks contain the world’s highest density of primate species. One of the more compelling reasons to visit either of these countries is the greatest of great apes, the endangered mountain gorilla.
Uganda is little bigger than Great Britain, yet these countries abound with Africa’s superlatives:
- Contain the third and fourth highest peaks,
- Largest tropical lakes,
- Longest chain of volcanoes,
- Highest source of the Nile,
- The largest tracts of tropical rainforest in eastern and southern Africa.
Not having been exposed to mass tourism, the people of Uganda are genuinely hospitable and welcoming to any outside visitor, be it into their homes or to their country. Proud people, with rich and ancient cultures, they leave new arrivals enchanted.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lying in the valleys of Karamoja province, on the border with the Sudan, this is Uganda’s most remote national park. Few undertake the pilgrimage here but the spectacular beauty of its wilderness impresses all that do.
Our tips for kidepo valley national park
- Visit in March and April to view the many transit migrants.
- The Apoka Park Headquarters overlooking the southern Narus Valley is a great spot to begin your Kidepo birding.
- Visit Lorikul Village and see how the local community live and be entertained by their dances and folklore.
- White-tailed Mongoose are common but more likely to be found on a night drive.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is strategically located between Lakes Edward and George, giving the park a great diversity; volcanic mountain scenery, verdant savannah grasslands interspersed with euphorbia candelabra, deep forested gorges and fresh water channels. This diversity brings a fantastic game experience; the grasslands support a great variety of antelope, including kob, bushbuck, topi and waterbuck as well as elephant, buffalo and warthog.
Our tips for queen elizabeth national park and murchison falls
- The composite jagged mass of mountains of the Queen Elizabeth National Park is good for hiking.
- If taking a private flight between the southern parks and the Kidepo Valley National Park you can stop for lunch at the Murchison Falls.
This is one of the great lakes of Africa and was named for Queen Victoria, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake. With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometers, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. It receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams.
Our tips for lake victoria
- In the morning the area is usually cloudy, but during the day the sky clears up.
- A visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctury on Ngamba Island is highly recommended. It provides a natural home for over 40 orphaned chimps.
I am sure this post will increase your interest to visit Uganda for these attractive places. We the London Start Travel can arrange your trip in fantastic and affordable price. You can contact us anytime for further information.