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Uganda Safaris Tours, Wildlife tours in Uganda East Africa, Uganda Gorilla trekking Safaris

Uganda is a great center for Customized Uganda Safaris Tours such as Gorilla trekking safari tours in Bwindi, wildlife safaris in Uganda safari parks, walking & cultural tours, Biking safaris, Cycling adventure tours & mountain climbing adventures in East Africa. Uganda also popularized as the Pearl of Africa is a diverse country and one of the remarkable destinations in the sub Saharan Africa. The Uganda Safaris tours are the perfect avenues through which the beauty of this country can be explored. Uganda safaris tours Range from the Uganda gorilla trekking safari activity in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to the extensive wildlife safari activity in the destinations of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Parks, safaris and tours in Uganda are very rewarding and beyond the ordinary.
Uganda unlike other countries where mountain gorillas are found features a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas in her single habitat – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while her second refigium – Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the greater Virunga Trans boundary Collaboration that feature 480 mountain gorillas. This shows that Uganda has the highest number of mountain gorillas that are critically endangered world over and known to live in only three (2) countries on global scale. Besides gorillas, Uganda features extensive savannah landscapes some of which have been gazetted to protect the lives of a myriad of wild game. Whether one considers Kidepo National Park to the north east of Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park or Lake Mburo National Park, he / she is assured of rewarding Uganda wildlife safari experience.The adventure encounters in either Rwenzori, Elgon and the Volcanoes, recreation in myriad of water bodies including River Nile, Lake Victoria, Lake Bunyonyi and Kazinga Channel and primate viewing in Kibale, Semuliki, Budongo and Kalinzu forests combine to make safaris and tours in Uganda worthwhile.

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1 Day Jinja Adventure Tour in Uganda

8 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Tour
The 1 Jinja Adventure tour is mainly about exploring the natural wonders that make Uganda the pearl of Africa and the short excursion/tour is one of Uganda’s rewarding adventure tours which

1 Day Kampala City Tour – Uganda Safari Tours

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The 1 day Kampala City tour enables visitors to Uganda to explore Uganda’s Capital City Kampala. Kampala is astounding tour destination perfectly situated in the heart of Uganda the pearl

3 days Gorilla Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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The 3 Days gorilla safari ushers you to the memorable western Uganda experience .The western region is the only region in Uganda the pearl of Africa endowed with a stirring scenic land scapes

4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari to Bwindi & Lake Mburo National Park

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The 4 day Uganda gorilla safari and Lake Mburo National park is one of the best safaris that gives chance to travellers on Uganda safaris to have memorable encounter with the world endangered species of the mountain gorillas protected

4 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari to Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth NP

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The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Park allows you to explore the critically endangered mountain gorillas that are currently thriving in Bwindi and the Virunga Massif. The Safari

5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale & Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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The 5 Days primate safari in Uganda is that wonderful safari which you can undertake and leave with life time memories full of primate experience. The safari starts by you exploring Kibale forest national park which is the only African park

5 days Kibale chimpanzee & Bwindi Mountain gorilla tracking safari in Uganda

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The 5 Days primate safari in Uganda is that wonderful safari which you can undertake and leave with life time memories full of primate experience. The safari starts by you exploring Kibale forest national park which is the only African park

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7 Days Primate Safari in Uganda Gorilla trekking & Chimpanzee Tour

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The 7 days Uganda primate classic Safari is one of the most rewarding safari tours organized for travelers on Uganda safaris to enjoy trekking the different stunning primate species housed in the different protected areas of Uganda.

8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

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Uganda the pearl of Africa is famously known by different travellers in the world due to its numerous national parks endowed with different wildlife species. The 8 days Uganda safaris avails you with the opportunity to explore

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris & Wildlife Safari Tour Uganda

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The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari is a good safari package that enables you to explore among the Uganda’s best destinations that are filled with counts of wild game and mountain gorillas.

16 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking Chimps Wildlife Safari

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The 16 days Uganda safari features major National Parks in Uganda ranging from Mount Elgon to Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga Gorilla and Lake Mburo

21 days Uganda Safari Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Culture

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The 22 days Uganda safari takes you to Uganda’s vast protected areas including all its National Parks ranging from Mount Elgon to Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Park

Serena Hotel Kampala

The Kampala Serena Hotel is located in a secure environment in the Centre of Kampala; the capital and largest city of Uganda along Kintu Road on Nakasero hill. The hotel is 40 km from Entebbe International Airport.  The hotel is rated 5-stars by the Uganda Tourism Board. The 5-star hotel is nestled among 17 acres (6.9 ha) of lawns and gardens providing perfect accommodation from which to explore all that Uganda has to offer during your holiday or business stay on your Uganda safari.
Serena hotel is part of the Serena Hotels Group. It comprises of 152 rooms, including thirteen suites, one of which is a presidential suite. During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2007 in Kampala, the hotel hosted Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for four nights.
Accommodation at Serena Hotel Kampala offers world class facilities and super services. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms and suites, all of which are tastefully presented in a blend of both Uganda and international styles.

The following are the room types found in the hotel

Deluxe Rooms – 108 deluxe rooms

  • a large en suite bath room
  • work station
  • dressing table
  • seating area and terrace
  • 24-hour room service
  • Air conditioned.

Executive Rooms – 32 executive rooms

  • a large queen-sized bed
  • dressing table
  • A spacious lounge
  • meeting area
  • En suite bathroom
  • Dressing table and work station.

Executive Suites – 8 executive suites

  • a large en suite bedroom with dressing table
  • seating area
  • Balcony and work station.

OVERVIEW OF UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI TOURS

The range of 65 tribal groups that thrive with their profound traditions, norms, values, festivals and practices, way of life and general heritage give an opening to the Africa’s past presenting remarkable cultural tours in Uganda. Whether one talks of the ancient Kingdom of Buganda with its royal regalia and Kasubi tombs – royal burial grounds and now a UNESCO world heritage site, the Imbalu circumcision among the Bagisu, the nomadic culture of the Karimojong, gather cultures of indigenous tribes like Batwa and Indigenous Karimojong, the name giving ceremony among the Batooro and the Ankole long horned cattle among the Banyankole pastoralists or the heritage of the mystical Bachwezi people, Uganda is indeed historical, diverse and a typical gateway to Africa’s past.
The Uganda Safaris tours can range from day excursions to compressive packages that can last over 20 days of a range of the medium length. However, kindly note that even these proposed packages can be customized to fit in ones interests.

COUNTRY FACTS AT GLANCE:

Country Name: Uganda
Country’s Capital city: Kampala
Government: Republic
Date of Independence: October 9th 1962
Current President: H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Population: 34.9 million people (2014 Census)
Life Expectancy: 54.5 for males & 57.1% for females.
Population Growth: 3.3%
Ugandan Area in Total: 236,040km2
Water surface: 36,339 km2
Land surface: 199,710 km2
Religions: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9%.
Languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, Runyakitara, Luo among others.
Currency: Uganda Shillings
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +3
Minerals: Oil & gas, Cobalt, copper, Gold, Uranium, Limestone, Salt etc.
Agriculture: coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (manioc, tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry.

UGANDA SAFARI PARKS – UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS – NATIONAL PARKS IN UGANDA

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park was established in 1952 and it is Uganda’s largest national park. Located in the north west of Uganda at the tip of the western rift valley also known as the Albertine rift, Murchison Falls National Park is in a distance of 311km about 5 hours’ surface drive from the city of Kampala. The national Park covers a surface landscape of 3,440km2 while the wider Murchison Conservation Area which embeds Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves combine to cover 5,308km2. . The Murchison Falls National Park is closer to Masindi town 85km about 2- 3 hours’ of surface drive. The Park is bisected by the River Nile which is the longest river in the world as it makes its way from Lake Victoria to Mediterranean Sea leaving a natural wonder famously known as Murchison falls which is the most powerful waterfall in the whole world. The feature derives its nomenclature after Sir Roderick Murchison who was the president of the Royal geographical society at the time of its discovery by Sir Samuel Baker. This feature is among the hotspots in Murchison National Park thus should not be missed while on safari in Uganda as it squeezes its self to make the way through an 8m ravine before plummeting 43m Read More About Murchison Falls Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

7 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari, Chimpanzee, Scenery & Wildlife TourFirst established as Kazinga National Park in 1952, Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in the west of Uganda nearing the Rwenzori Mountains with snowcapped peaks towering at 5,109m above sea level. The National Park of Queen Elizabeth covers a cross section of the western rift valley floor stretching for1, 978km2 land coverage. Queen Elizabeth National Park is currently the most visited park in Uganda and is listed as a world biosphere reserve. It has rich biodiversity concentration with 95 species of mammals, 600 species of birds which makes it the first in Uganda regarding the bird populations, ten (10) species of primate and 20 predator species. Queen Elizabeth is also a habitat for the tree climbing lions dwelling in its sector of Ishasha, the famous Kazinga channel stretching to 45km long connecting Lake Edward and Lake George, the amazing Kyambura gorge with counts of Chimpanzees not forgetting the range of explosion craters some of which are salty lakes while others contain sulphur. This conglomerate to make Queen Elizabeth National Park an ideal destination that can be encountered while on safari in Uganda. Read More About Queen Elizabeth Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

5 Days Gorilla Trekking Safaris Uganda Rwanda Primate TourLocated in the south west of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park stretches for 321km2 at an altitude of 1,160 – 2,607 m above sea level. The area is among the East African areas with largest tract of Afromontane forest which existed since the pre historic era and endured through the last ice age forming the ground for great biodiversity concentration with highest number of trees in relation to other areas of its altitude stature. The park has enormous numbers of butterfly species some of which are endemic to the park and it is also holding great concentrations of mammal numbers. Containing about 400 out of 880 mountain gorillas that apparently thrive in the wilderness with none existing in captivity, the impenetrable forest of Bwindi holds the mantle as a great gorilla trekking safari destination. Surrounded by high population density with great agricultural attachment, it’s very interesting that Bwindi still has great biodiversity concentration including; 163 species of trees, 104 species of fern alongside other taxa. 16 species of trees are restricted to the Uganda’s south western region including Lavoa swynnertonii which is globally threatened. Read More About Bwindi Impenetrable Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Gazetted in 1991, the park covers an area of 33.7 Sq.km making it Uganda’s smallest national park. It is a second refigium of the endangered mountain gorillas after Bwindi. It is also known for its golden monkey. The park has a strong cultural attachment to the pygmy community that inhabits the area. It has three conical features of extinct volcanoes which is part of the spectacular Virunga area. It shares boundaries with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mgahinga is located about 15 kilometers, by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometers, by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, Kisoro District the extreme south western corner of Uganda thus among the secluded destinations that a traveler can visit while on Uganda Safari. Read More About Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Kibale Forest National Park

12 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tracking TourKibale National Park is found in Western Uganda sharing the districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge, approximately 320 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large city to the national park. It covers an area of about 795Sq.km and it one of the last surviving tropical forests in Uganda with over 351 tree species some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall, 70 mammal species, 13 primate species including chimpanzee and over 375 species of birds. The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged Forest Reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park creating a 180 km wildlife corridor. It is a significant eco-tourism and safari destination, well known for its populace of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates. It also acts as the location of the Makerere University Biological Field Station (MUBFS). The park is surrounded by two major tribes, the Batooro and Bakiga who rely on the park for food, fuel, and other resources with the assistance of the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Read More About Kibale Forest Park

Lake Mburo National Park

13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Tour Uganda Wildlife SafarisTraditionally, two brothers settled on the land that the park currently occupies. These were Mburo and Kigarama. One night, Kigarama dreamt of an area flooding and cautioned his intimate brother to relocate from the area. His brother (Mburo) disregarded the dream and refused to relocate to the adjacent hills like what Kigarama had done. Unfortunately, the dream came true and Mburo was drowned by mass floods the filled the valley to form the lake that was later named Lake Mburo while the adjacent hill was named Kigarama in reference to these two brothers. Before the gazettion of Lake Mburo as National park, the place acted as royal grazing area for king of Ankole vis-à-vis other Bahima pastoralists who refer the area to “Nshara – ensinungyi erikwera”. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometers, by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. At 260 square kilometers, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more Read More About Lake Mburo National Park

Rwenzori Mountain National Park

The fabled mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150AD present the most exciting treasure that a visitor on a Uganda Safari would live to remember in his journey memoir. Gazetted as a national park in 1991 covering an area of about 996 Sq.km, received a designation status by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its outstanding natural beauty with Margarita peak standing over 5,109m above sea level and without forgetting its coverage by snow throughout the year despite its closeness to the world latitude (Equator) makes it an attraction worth of encountering. Being a mountain range, it was once described as one of the challenging mountains to climb in the Africa travel magazine. The glaciers like Nyamwamba add spice to its scenic view and the park status assures the wild life of their safety making it their closest habitat. The park shelters 70 mammal species, 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation that differ in its five zones including; montane forest zone, bamboo forest zone, tree heath vegetation zone and Afro-alpine moorland zone. Read More About Rwenzori National Park

Kidepo Valley national park

Kidepo National Park is positioned in the north western part of Uganda in Kaboong district 220km north West of Moroto the biggest town in the sub region and 700 km from Kampala – the Uganda’s capital city. Kidepo National Park was established in 1962 and it covers 1,442km2 of land surface providing habitat to 77 mammal species along with 475 bird species which makes the second in ranking after Queen Elizabeth National Park. Interestingly to note is that 60 of these bird species are endemic to Kidepo on Ugandan standards. Besides Birds, Kidepo also contain 5 primate species including the including the localized patas monkeys; 20 predator species which include the Kidepo endemics such as the aardwolf, bat eared fox, black-backed jackal, caracal and cheetah. Kidepo National Park has 12 species of Antelope which include the Kidepo endemics namely; lesser kudu, greater kudu, mountain reedbuck and Guenther’s dik-dik. Other wildlife also exist in the park including; elephant, lions, buffaloes, lions, bush duiker, leopard among other wildlife. Formerly, the area where Kidepo National Park belonged to Dodoth pastoralists and indigenous Karimojong who practiced cultivation before the establishment of wildlife reserve in 1958 to ensure the protection of wild animals from poaching. The park is the most remote of all Uganda National Parks which Read More About Kidepo Valley Park

Mount Elgon National Park

The park covers an area of over 1,121 Sq.km with the fourth tall mountain in East Africa which was the once the highest mountain in Africa far from Kilimanjaro but only to be reduced to 4,321m due to denudation forces. With the last eruption occurring 24 Million years ago, Mt. Elgon can be considered oldest and largest solitary volcano not only in Uganda but East Africa in general. It houses one of the world’s intact largest caldera stretching to over 42Sq.km supported by 4,000 Sq. km base which is the largest volcanic base in the whole world.It was first gazetted as a Forest Reserve in 1929 and in 1940 the area became the Mt. Elgon Crown Forest while in 1951 it became a Central Forest Reserve. Due to encroachment by the Benet-Ndorobo people, the government alloweda 6000 hectare portion of the Reserve for settlement in 1983 though more 1500 hectares were settled illegally and in 1993 the area received a national park status thus can currently be incorporated in your itinerary while planning your Safari to Uganda. Read More About Mount Elgon Park

Semuliki National Park Uganda

Semuliki National Park Uganda is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District in western part of Uganda. Semliki National Park was recognized as a Uganda safari destination national park in the month of October 1993, and it happens to be one of smallest and newest national parks. Semuliki National Park lies on border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park boarders Semuliki park Uganda on the south-eastern part and Lake Albert on the northern extreme. The park is found within the Albertine Rift and in the western arm of the East African Rift. It is lying on a gently flat land escape which ranges from 670 to 760 m (2,200 to 2,490 Ft.) above sea level. Historically from year 1932 to year 1993 when this Uganda safari park was gazzetted, the area current occupied by Semuliki National Park was protected and managed as a forest reserve by the colonial government before being taken over by the Ugandan government’s Forest Department. It created and gazzetted into a national park by the Ugandan government in October 1993 and the main aim was to protect the forests as an integral part of the protected areas of the Western Rift Valley. The park receives an estimated average rainfall of 1,250 mm (49 in) with its rainy season being from the month of May and from September to December. During this rainy season various areas in the park are un accessible due to the floods and the temperatures at the park keep changing from 18 degrees to 30 degrees. Semiliki National Park is located in the boarders of the two rivers i.e. Semuliki and Lamia rivers, These Rivers are have for so long acted as watering places for the various fauna and flora in the park.

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1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

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1 Day Express Rwanda Gorilla Safari is the most short gorilla safari that you can undertake in Rwanda. It is very ideal for traveller with limited time most especially those who are residing in Rwanda

2 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour – Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

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The 2 Days 1 Night Rwanda Gorilla Express is a mini break holiday encounter in the land of a thousand hills. The weekend break is enough for anyone to undertake this gorilla trekking safari in

3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari & Golden Monkey Safari – Rwanda Safari Tours

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The 3 Days 2 Nights Rwanda Gorillas and Golden Monkey Safari is a unique safari of its own. It gives you an opportunity to track the two critically endangered primate species in the world i.e. the

4 Days Gorilla Safari Rwanda-Tracking-Safari Dian Fossey Tomb Tour

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The 4 Days 3 Nights Rwanda Gorilla & Dian Fossey hike safari has features of a nature and heritage safari. The safari takes you through the mountain gorilla trekking in the slopes of the Virunga

5 Days Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Wildlife Tour-Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

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The 5 Days, 4 Nights Gorilla & Wildlife Rwanda Safari is a rich safari encounter that gives you an opportunity to encounter primates and wild game. The Mountain gorillas thriving in the volcanoes

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6 days gorilla Safari Rwanda & chimpanzee Trekking safari in Rwanda

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The 6 Days, 5 Nights Rwanda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari is one the rewarding primate encounters that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari involves trekking mountain gorillas in Volcanoes

8 days Rwanda gorilla Safari & chimpanzee Trekking Tour Rwanda

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The 8 Days, 7 Nights Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari gives you a detailed encounter of Rwanda. It covers the major destinations of Rwanda including Volcanoes National Park,

9 days Rwanda gorilla safari & wildlife Safari – Rwanda Gorilla Safaris

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The 9 Days 8 Nights Rwanda Safari is one of the comprehensive safaris that you can undertake in Rwanda. The safari takes you through the Rwanda genocide memorial sites of gisozi and

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