Uganda is dubbed as the pearl of Africa due to the existence of the lashing green landscapes blended with unique physical features and beautiful wild animals. This relatively small country hosts lots of beautiful natural wonders! On a safari in Uganda, you will see lots of attractions that may a tourist go wild upon experiencing them. Because of these phenomenon attractions, Uganda is one of the mainstays in Africa tourism as millions of people around the world come to the motherland to encounter them.
Here are some of the attractions that highlight a Uganda safari
The mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Uganda is one of the very few countries in the world with the mountain gorillas. The mountain gorillas are endangered species of animals that are almost getting extinct in the forthcoming coming generation. Uganda has a half of the world population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi tropical rain forests in the highlands of southwest of the country. Amongst the various species of gorillas, the mountain gorillas are the only ones that can never be found in the zoos and this implies that if you do not come to Uganda, you may never get an opportunity of seeing a mountain gorilla. Apart from these animals being rare in the world, the mountain gorillas are very special and interesting animals to watch due to their social intelligence that leaves the visitors buzzing and yearning for more encounters. The mountain gorillas have the ability to use tools like stones and sticks to gather food and also build their shelters. The communications amongst them is very intriguing in that one might think that human beings are the ones communicating.
The primates in Kibale forest national park
Primates trekking in Kibale forest comes next to gorilla trekking in rewarding tourist in fact if you miss out gorilla trekking then primates trekking should be your consolation activity. Kibale national park is the capital of common primates in the whole of Africa as it has 14 different species of primates and the most notable ones are the chimpanzees, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, Ugandan colobus, blue monkeys, black and white colobus and so forth. The chimpanzees trekking is very exciting since the chimpanzees have so much similarity with mankind as they are the closest relatives of man in the animal kingdom with a 98.8% DNA similarity. The intelligent relating and stories of the chimpanzees is very exhilarating.
The big five animals in Murchison falls national park
There are very few places in Africa where you can find the big five animals (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes) at the same time but this happens in Murchison falls national park the second largest biodiversity in the whole of Africa. On a game drive around the game park a tourist is able to see these amazing animals marauding in the savannah plains looking for survival while others quenching their thirst on the river bank of Victoria Nile. The four animals of the big five are found in the plains of Murchison falls national park but the rhinos are found in Zziwa rhino sanctuary just before Murchison falls national park so before getting to Murchison falls national park tourists normally have a stopover at the sanctuary to track the only rhinos in Uganda and proceed to Murchison falls to view other game to complete the experience of viewing the big five animals.
Whitewater rafting and viewing the source of the Nile in Jinja
Many tourists love visiting Jinja due to the fact that it is where the Nile starts its long journey to north of Africa. As the Nile the longest river in the world flows through Jinja it leaves very great physical features like waterfalls, cliffs, tides and waves and shores that enhance various tourism activities. Some of the notable ones is the depression of its source that is viewed by many on boat ride while in Jinja. There are also whitewater rafting activities where people maneuver deadly falls, waves and tides on the rivers on air pressured balloon boats at Itanda falls. These falls have the 6th grade falls which are the most dreadful rafting falls in the world. The tourists who visit Jinja are left energized.
Therefore anyone interested in visiting Uganda the above attractions should always be on your bucket list to have an epic safari.