Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa” can host you for a variety of wildlife or cultural adventures. Marvel at the abundance of birdlife, take walking safaris, boat safaris and conventional game drives, spy on tree-climbing lions, go kayaking, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, or just relax with a sundowner. Watch the mighty White Nile River roar by as it winds its way from Jinja almost 7000 km to the Mediterranean.
Have you ever considered coming face to face with endangered Mountain Gorillas? Gorilla trekking safaris are among the top wildlife experiences on the planet. Get your heart racing as you track gorillas in beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park in habits over half of the remaining 1000 mountain gorillas in the world reside.
Additionally, tracking chimpanzees takes place in several parks. Kibale Forest hosts over 1000 chimpanzees, 80 of which have been habituated to tourists.
Uganda is a bird lover’s paradise. Over 1,000 species of birds exist there. This figure represents more than half the bird species that can be found in the whole of Africa and over 10% of those recorded throughout the entire world. Some of the species you will view include birds of water and land shore, birds of scrub and woodland, forest birds and birds of the open plain, the black bee-eater, and 11 types of king fisher, flamingos, eagles and other raptors, and several species of falcons.
The Kazinga Channel, that separates Lake George from Lake Edward, is said to have the largest concentration of hippo in Africa. Other animals found in Uganda are several species of monkeys, including the rare golden monkey, blue monkey, several types of colobus, baboons, as well as tree-climbing lions, elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, warthog, leopard, civet, hyena, crocodile, the Uganda Kob, giant forest hog, bushbaby, and numerous antelopes.
Jinja, Uganda is known as the sporting capital of East Africa. Kayaking and rafting on The Nile River, birding on Lake Victoria, mountain treks, horse-back riding, and even bungee jumping are all on offer.
There are several locations where visitors can volunteer from 1 day to several months. Options are building, painting, teaching, medical services and therapies are all needed.