Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya in the east, Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest and Tanzania in the south.

Uganda’s total land area is 241,559 sq km. About 37,000 sq km of this area is occupied by open water while the rest is land. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which it shares with Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda is located on the East African plateau, averaging about 1,100 meters (3,609 ft) above sea level. The plateau generally slopes downwards towards Sudan explaining the northerly tendency of most river flows in the country. Although generally equatorial, the climate is not uniform since the altitude modifies the climate.

Uganda’s elevation, soil types and predominantly warm and wet climate impart a huge agricultural potential to the country. They also explain the country’s large variety of forests, grasslands and wildlife reserves. Uganda has a total population of about 32 million people.

BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

RWENZORI NATIONAL PARK

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

MT ELGON NATIONAL PARK

4 Days Bird Watching safari

Bird watching in Nyungwe forest is one of the most unforgettable activities one do. Nyungwe Forest is situated in south-west Rwanda between Lake Kivu and the international border with Burundi. Nyungwe is divided north–south by a line of mountains that reach 2,600–2,900 m and which form part of the Congo–Nile watershed. As a result, Nyungwe […]

15 Days Uganda and Rwanda Safari

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8 DAYS RWANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Rwanda Wildlife Safari This 10 daysRwanda wildlife safari shall enable you to watch several wildlife species in Rwanda. 10 Days Best of Rwanda private safari exploring the best attractions of Rwanda; chimpanzee tracking, canopy walk, relax along the shores of lake Kivu, mountain gorilla tracking, visit genocide memorial site of Rwanda, explore Rwanda’s wildlife of […]

3 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA SAFARI

3 days Rwanda gorilla safari This 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari shall take you to volcanoes national park for gorilla trkking. 3 Days gorilla watching in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. Your 3 days gorilla tour will take you visiting the Gisozi genocide memorial site, gorilla tracking in volcanoes and visit the gorilla guardian village to […]

7 DAYS RWANDA SAFARI TOUR

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5 DAYS RWANDA PRIMATES TOUR

5 Days Rwanda Primates tour package takes tourists for Chimpanzee tracking and several other primates’ watching experience at Nyungwe Forest National Park in addition to mountain gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Primate Tracking

Get up close and personal with your hairy relatives during this exciting tour of the marvels of southwestern Uganda. Drive through extensive matoke plantations on your way to Lake Mburo for a walking safari amongst the zebras, before continuing to the highlands for gorilla tracking. You will have the chance to gaze at elephants in the savannas of Uganda’s oldest national park and watch the curious chimps in the tropical rainforests of Kibale. You can opt for budget, mid-range or deluxe accommodation.

Watch the chimpanzees playing and the baboons staring curiously at you. An impressive meeting with the gorillas will become an experience of a lifetime!

Cultural Experiences

Uganda is very rich in culture and has a strong cultural heritage with a couple of cultural sites split up in different regions of the country. Almost each and every tribe in Uganda has either a kingdom or chiefdom which has been the tradition ever since. Kingdoms and Chiefdoms was first demolished over 40 years ago not until the incumbent president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni revived the idea of Kingdoms in Uganda shortly after taking over power in 1986. The fact that Uganda has always had a strong cultural heritage has left it with so many cultural attractions.They include the following among others.

White water rafting

White water rafting on river Nile in Uganda is a great way to explore Jinja in the Eastern part of Uganda. Rafting is done on the world’s longest river and a full day rafting session covers a distance of about 21 kilometers. White water rafting is best done in groups if it is to be fully enjoyed as you pass through the big water rapids on the River Nile.

Never have more people been seduced, exhilarated and thrilled by the Nile than by experiencing grade 5 white water rafting at its source in Uganda.

River Cruises

A river boat cruise is the perfect way to enjoy a few relaxing hours on the River Nile. We have a variety of cruises which all start from Explorers River Camp at Bujagali and explore the beginning of the world’s longest river.

Whether you are large group or small we have a cruise that will suit you. The Nile Explorer, our two storey pontoon boat is a great way for groups both large and small to spend time together.

Take a boat trip down the Nile River and soak in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a closer look at Nubian village life and meet a Nubian family, learn about their lifestyle, culture and traditions.

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Tracking Uganda safaris is dedicated to responsible and affordable  Gorilla safaris to Rwanda and Uganda. Encounter Africa Safaris provides reliable information about Rwanda Gorilla trek costs (Volcanoes National Park, Uganda Gorilla trek costs(Bwindi National Park),  discounted  Gorilla permits and availability, gorilla families,what to pack, accommodation, transport to Bwindi National Park , best time to visit mountain Gorillas  and so much more. Encounter Africa organizes budget, mid range and Luxury safaris to Uganda and Rwanda. Contact us for Group tours, gorilla trekking costs,Family holidays, gorilla safaris, Cultural and community tours and so much more.

Primate Lodge Kibale

Experience the world renowned Ugandan hospitality amidst unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity in the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park, Uganda’s primates’ paradise and home to over 13 different species of primates and numerous other mammals, butterflies and birds. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.

Simba Safari Camp

Simba Safari Camp, renowned for excellent hospitality, is nestled atop a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE), with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel. It is the closest accommodation to QE’s Kasenyi plains on the edge of Lake George, the famed mating grounds for the Uganda Kobs and thus the most preferred area for game viewing drives. It is also closest to the other areas of northern Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the Mweya Peninsula and the Kazinga Channel; well known for launch cruises, close range game-viewing as well as bird-viewing.

RWANDA CAR RENTAL & TRAVEL ADVISE

Budongo Eco Lodge

Situated in the heart of Budongo Forest Reserve, part of Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Eco Lodge provides excellent and pocket friendly accommodation in the midst of one of the largest and most beautiful rain-forest locations in Uganda whose incredible biodiversity includes 9 different species of primates, 360 species of birds, over 290 different types of butterflies and some of the oldest trees in Uganda; all within utterly easy access of available forest activities – an exciting jungle experience guaranteed for lasting memories!

Frequently Asked Questions About Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Where do i apply for a visa from?

You can acquire a visa at Uganda’s High Commission or embassy in your country of residence or on arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

Where do i Find Mountain Gorillas?

Among the few remaining Mt. gorillas worldwide, Uganda has the largest percentage of these. Over 60% of the world’s Mt. gorillas are in Uganda including the famous Silverback and blackback.

Which Age Group is Allowed for Gorilla Tracking?

Gorilla tracking is strictly for those who are 15 years and above. It is always advisable to seek more information from theUganda Wildlife Authority when in need of a tracking permit.

During Which Period are Gorillas Available?

Gorilla tracking is strictly for those who are 15 years and above. It is always advisable to seek more information from the Uganda Wildlife Authority when in need of a tracking permit.

Where do i Find Chimpanzees?

Chimpanzees can be found almost where Mt. Gorillas exist, similarly, Monkeys. The Ngamba Island on L. Victoria have been reserved for Chimpanzees and visitors and tourists always storm the Island throughout the year to enjoy these playful creatures.

Where do i Find Mountain Gorillas?

mountain gorillas can be found in both bwindi impenetrable forests and mgahinga gorilla national park, all found in the western part of uganda. more information.

Climate

Over 80 per cent of the population live in rural areas and directly survive off the environment and natural resource base.

Population:  Uganda’s population has continued to grow rapidly over time. It increased from 9.5 million in 1969 to 24.2 million in 2002. Between 1991 and 2002, the population growth rate was 3.2 percent. The population is projected to have increased to 32.9 million by mid 2011

Ethnic groups: Baganda, Banyankole, Bahima, Bakiga, Banyarwanda, Bunyoro, Batoro, Langi, Acholi, Lugbara, Karamojong, Basoga, Bagisu, and others.The Baganda are the largest ethnic group in Uganda and comprise approximately 17% of the population.

Religions: Christian, Muslim, others.

Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, and numerous other local languages.

Uganda People & Culture

4x4 Car Rental RwandaOver 80 per cent of the population live in rural areas and directly survive off the environment and natural resource base.

Population:  Uganda’s population has continued to grow rapidly over time. It increased from 9.5 million in 1969 to 24.2 million in 2002. Between 1991 and 2002, the population growth rate was 3.2 percent. The population is projected to have increased to 32.9 million by mid 2011

Ethnic groups: Baganda, Banyankole, Bahima, Bakiga, Banyarwanda, Bunyoro, Batoro, Langi, Acholi, Lugbara, Karamojong, Basoga, Bagisu, and others.The Baganda are the largest ethnic group in Uganda and comprise approximately 17% of the population.

Religions: Christian, Muslim, others.

Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, and numerous other local languages.