Tailored Short Uganda Safaris & Single Day Extensions
Short Uganda Safaris – these safaris are intended for clients who have flown into the country for business or conferences but take time off to enjoy some tourism attractions in the country before flying back.
The short safaris also suit the foreign residents and Ugandan citizens who may be on holiday and just want to unwind by going on a wildlife safari or for some fun at the source of the Nile. The short Uganda safaris range from 1-4 days in duration and can be arranged for individuals, families, companies, NGOs, friends in a group etc.
The most popular short safari in the 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla trekking tour. Viewing the mountain gorilla is indescribable and the most rewarding travel adventure in Africa. For that reason, this safari is top selection to Uganda and Rwanda bound travelers.
Why you should visit Uganda
There are so many reasons one should explore Uganda. Sir Winston Churchill was so much in awe of the country he called it the “pearl of Africa.” It’s not so tasking to come up with reasons to why you should go a short Uganda Safari and on here, I’m going to try to convince you on why you should place Uganda on your bucket-list.
Considering that the equator crosses Uganda right in the middle, Uganda’s sun blazes all year round. Having said that, Uganda’s weather still amazes even the Ugandans themselves, as it can pour and shine within 10 minutes. This weather alone makes Uganda Safaris a great choice for Africa travel.
It’s not just the sun that shines in Uganda, the Ugandan smiles are as warm as their sun. It’s been said over and over again that Ugandans are the friendliest people in the region. They are welcoming and curious about their visitors and where they come from, and a Ugandan will go out of their way to make a Uganda safari traveller feel welcome.
In an age where everything seems to cost an arm and leg, most travelers are seeking high style at a low budget, which makes Uganda the best destination in the region for its affordability. The cost of living in Uganda is lower than that of its neighbors, which gives travelers more purchasing power to indulge in all that Uganda has to offer.
The scenic nature of Uganda’s beauty, with an abundance of gifts bestowed to her: the snow-capped Rwenzori mountains, named one of the best hikes in the world by the National Geographic; Mountain Elgon, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world; and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria; the mighty River Nile, the second-longest river in the world, whose largest source is in Lake Victoria.
Uganda is made up of a number of ethnic groups from the central and south, east, west, and north, each with its own language, distinctive customs and norms. There are over 50 languages are spoken in Uganda. It’s this cultural diversity that offers curious Uganda Safaris travelers an authentic and enjoyable experience.
Uganda’s food is as rich as its culture, because each tribe has its own staple food. A proper Ugandan meal is a celebration in itself, and some meals are prepared as early as the day before, to be served at lunch the following day. Then there is the street food, the most notable being the rolex. While a Rolex is a timepiece in most countries, in Uganda it’s a popular street food that can be eaten any time of the day. It’s an omelette that is rolled with a chapatti and some onions and tomatoes; bonus points if the tomatoes are raw and if you eat it by the stall.
The colonial city Jinja is known as East Africa’s adrenaline capital. It is home to the source of the mighty River Nile and is also a bucket list Uganda destination for those seeking adrenaline kicks through white-water rafting and kayaking. Jinja offers what are arguably the best rapids in Africa. If water isn’t your thing, you can get your dose of adrenaline by bungee jumping instead. There is also quad biking and horse riding through the villages along the Nile.
Lake Bunyonyi also known as the “the Switzerland of Africa”, which means “lake of small birds,” is located in southwestern Uganda. It is the second-deepest freshwater lake in Africa and is a stunning view when seen from one of the hills around it. Its beauty is even such that it is printed on one of Uganda’s currency notes. There are 29 islands in the lake, and it’s a heaven for bird lovers.
Although Uganda is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant) it also boasts unique wildlife such as tree-climbing lions and the Nile crocodile. Uganda Safaris are a must on any birder’s bucket list, with over 1,000 bird species, including some of the very rarest, such as the shoebill, the great blue turaco, Shelley’s crimsonwing, and many more. Indeed, Uganda’s wetlands and savannah are great habitats for some of the world’s most spectacular birds and wildlife.
Uganda is also the home of the famous endangered mountain gorillas, and it has the highest population of mountain gorillas in the world. They can’t be found anywhere else on earth but in the Virunga Massif that is shared by Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These gentle giants can be found in two of Uganda’s national parks: Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
You just found the most exciting guided tours in Uganda! We offer guided Uganda safaris and tours through some of the most fascinating nature parts and places of Uganda. Saso ‘Gorilla Trips’ Uganda Tours prides itself on the fact that all its tours benefit from the experience and knowledge of real Ugandan experts. Any tour can be tailored to your personal needs.