UGANDA SAFARI FACTS

Are you planning your Uganda Safari? Some of the activities you might want include on your itinerary are gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safari, birding tour and cultural tours. However please note that there is so much more to experience in Uganda, and whatever your interests it is important that you plan well and have enough Uganda Safari Facts for a great Uganda experience. Situated in the heart of Africa astride the equator, Uganda offers mesmerizing natural beauty and superb wildlife viewing.

One of the last refuges of the mountain gorilla, Uganda’s rainforests also shelter chimpanzees and monkeys—the world’s best destination for primate tracking. Birding is also spectacular. To the east lies open savanna, where plains animals and predators roam in abundance. Uganda’s rivers—including the White Nile, birthed in Lake Victoria—teem with hippo and crocodile. To experience the diverse riches of Uganda is to concur with Sir Winston Churchill that it is “end to end one beautiful garden.”

Location Of Uganda

Uganda is a small country almost the size of United Kingdom or the state of Oregon in the US, with a land surface of 236,040 square kilometres making it possible for one to visit numerous attractions when on their vacation. One can choose to combine different activities in one holiday safari of say two weeks – one will visit some savannah national parks for birding tours and wildlife safaris, visit the forested national parks for primates; gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking and golden monkey trekking.

Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife Safaris And Scenery

Some of the irresistible attractions in Uganda Safari include; More than half of the world’s Gorillas in Uganda, primates such as Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys, Monkeys etc, the source of the mighty Nile in Jinja which is a setting for some of the world’s best white water rafting. For the mountain and hiking lovers, you will find the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, the Virunga Volcanoes, and Mount Elgon, with spectacular hiking opportunities and gorgeous scenery.

Uganda is home to small and big beautiful lakes like Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Kyoga , Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda etc. and numerous Crater lakes found in the Albertine region. The Ssese Islands found in Kalangala district on Lake Victoria consist of 84 islands that make for a perfect getaway to unique and quiet pristine beaches.

Even though Uganda is little known compared to other safari destinations, it should be on your travel list because if offers more than just your typical safari with beautiful and unmatched scenery and landscapes.

Uganda Culture and People

Uganda has a multitude of cultural tourism sites and events reflecting the diversity of over 40 tribes. The country has many chiefdom’s and kingdoms with a rich history. They currently have no political powers but have cultural influence, with some being more active than others. The country’s most ancient inhabitants are confined in the hilly southwest region – they are the formerly hunter gather people known as the Batwa.

Is Uganda Safe?

Uganda has the reputation as ‘Africa’s friendliest Country’, with a tradition of hospitality and a remarkably low level of crime and hassle directed at tourists. You are however encouraged to be cautious just like in any other destination. Experience Ugandans warmness of heart, the amazing cuisine with a constant supply of organic fresh vegetable and fruits and learn about the rich cultural heritage.

At Saso Uganda Safaris, we arrange your African holiday Safari To Uganda according to your interests; Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safaris, Birding safaris, Culture and community tours, Photography safaris, horseback safaris, Mountain Hiking, golf safaris etc. Do you prefer a ’calm’ safari or an adventurous safari? Whatever it is, you will find it here!

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TOP UGANDA SAFARI FAQS

You need a visa to enter Uganda. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Uganda High Commission in London.

The charge for the visa on arrival is US$50 in cash while the charge for processing the E-visa application yourself via the correct Uganda government website (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) is US$52.53 including credit card fee.

Single Entry Visa is allowed to Indian travellers who wish to stay in Uganda for a short period. … Indians who travel to a Uganda for tourism purpose or business purpose or medical purpose. The applicant needs to mention the purpose of his visit. Uganda tourist visa and Uganda work visa are the single-entry visas.

The official processing duration for a Ugandan visa as per the official Ugandan Consulates’ site is 14 business days. However, this duration does vary between 2 and 15 days depending on the Embassy to be contacted.