Uganda 2015 – Plan now to visit the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Visit Uganda in 2015 – Plan your time in the Pearl of Africa now

Uganda – Authentic Africa – Africa Condensed into a small Country – Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Abundant Wildlife, Stunning Scenery, Home to Africa’s friendliest People awaits you – Plan now your Safari in Uganda in 2015

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  attributed to Mark Twain

Africa –many dream about it – the once in a lifetime safari adventure – a journey that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world – the Pearl of Africa – Uganda offers you a variety of sights, of experiences, activities, primates, wildlife, scenery that will want you to stay a bit longer.  No wonder that Uganda has received countless of accolades in recent years including Lonely Planet’s best country to visit in 2012 and National Geographic – one of the best country destinations in the world.

visiting-mountain-gorillasPlan your visit to Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

No visit to Africa is complete without a visit to the Mountain Gorillas in the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with all of its natural wonders.  You want to confirm your permits early and plan your safari now that includes Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

There are many other activities found in and near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, hiking, nature walks, village walks, interactive Batwa People experience, birding, mountain biking and more.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Tracking

Chimpanzees-of-UgandaPlan to Encounter the Chimpanzees of Uganda on a Trek or All-Day Habituation Experience in the Jungle of Kibale Forest

Uganda is the best place in East Africa and beyond to see the chimpanzees in the wild in places such as Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest and in the Kyambura Gorge.  At Kibale Forest you can also go on an all-day chimpanzee habituation experience and the same applies in Budongo Forest near Murchison Falls Park.  Budongo Forest the chimpanzee habituation experience can only be done during the off-season.

Chimpanzee Tracking & Habituation Safaris in Uganda

Golden-Monkey-Tracking-UgandaTrack the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla Park:

You can track the Golden Monkeys in the shadows the Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park – now you can also spend time with them on a habituation experience that is longer in 3 hours or longer – enjoy these rare golden monkeys in the Bamboo Forests of Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Southwest Uganda.

There are many other activities in Mgahinga Gorilla Park for you.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park-small Park-many activities

Best-place-tree-climbing-lions-in-UgandaSee the Rare Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Park:

Ishasha in the Queen Elizabeth Park is the best place in East Africa to see the tree-climbing lions – in Uganda you can also see them in the remote Kidepo Valley Park in Northeastern Uganda.  It is a most amazing experience to watch them sleep the day away up in the trees.

Ishasha with its Tree-Climbing Lions is in the southern area of Queen Elizabeth Park – it a more remote location with not as many tourists – in recent years new lodges have opened up here making it more affordable.

Wildlife-Parks-in-UgandaPlan To visit our National Parks with its abundance of Wildlife

Uganda – a country blessed and endowed with abundant wildlife in its parks such as Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, the Semliki Valley, Lake Mburo National Park – Parks filled with wildlife, birds and scenic wonders to enjoy.

Kidepo Valley Park and Murchison Falls National Parks are must visit places that give you the best all-around wildlife experience in Uganda.

Uganda-Birding-DestinationUganda a Birder’s Paradise like no other African Country:

Uganda is simply a birder’s paradise – over 1060 plus recorded species and climbing including the most sought after bird in Africa – the elusive shoebill stork –if you are a birder, look no further than the Pearl of Africa for your Birding Adventure.

Wherever you go in Uganda you will encounter many species of birds – whether you are a birder or not – you will enjoy the birds of Uganda.

uganda-scenic-wondersIncredible – Memorable Scenic Wonders:

Uganda is filled with Scenic wonders from one end of the country to the other.  The Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Explosion Crater Lakes, the Virunga Volcanoes – the Mountains that cook, the River Nile, the Western Rift Valley, Lake Bunyonyi – and the list goes on – he beauty of Uganda is simply incredible.

Uganda awaits you with its multitude of scenic wonders from one end of the country to the other – an added plus to Primates and wildlife found here.

 Lake Mutanda-smallUganda – home to Africa’s most beautiful Lakes such as Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda:

Uganda has been gifted by nature with some of the most beautiful lakes in Africa such as Lake Bunyonyi here which is like a scene from “Lord of the Rings.” Another reason to plan to visit Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – here you can swim, paddle a dugout canoe to one of the many islands, eat some of Africa’s best crayfish, stay in some delightful places of stay, hike, go birding, visit villages – get to know Africa.

Lake Mutanda is the other incredible lake found near Lake Bunyonyi and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Lake Bunyonyi – Magical Lake in Uganda

Lake Mutanda in the Shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes 

Best-Places-to-relax-chill-outBest Places to Relax and Chill Out in Uganda:

Relax and Chill out on sandy beaches, yes Uganda a landlocked nation has sandy beaches such as this one Bulago Island – one of Uganda’s hidden tropical Islands and there are many of them, called the Ssese Islands for you to simply be for a few days, of relaxing, horseback riding, nature walks, birding, fishing, boating and more.

No matter if you prefer sandy beaches, forests, open savannah, snow-capped mountains – there is a place for you to relax and chill out in Uganda.

Uganda-Cultural-TourCultural Encounters;

Throughout Uganda you will encounter various cultural groups such as the Karimojong in the Northeast of Uganda and the Batwa People of the Southwest – and everyone else in between.  There are lots of opportunities for meaningful cultural encounters that are often beyond tourist like – stage-managed kind of meetings.

Village-Stays-Village Visits, hands on cultural encounters, Nature walks with different people groups, the list is endless and the opportunities varied.

Uganda-friendly-welcomingUganda – Home of Africa’s Friendliest and Welcoming People:

Uganda – home to Africa’s friendliest and welcoming people – experience the various, rich cultures that make up Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – from the original people of the forest, the Batwa to the Karimojong warriors of the northeast of Uganda – visit villages, hands on lessons in craft making, drumming, dancing lessons, listening to storytellers and much more.

Enjoy some of the Friendliest People in Africa – Ugandans.

Uganda-Safe-Secure-friendlyUganda – Safe and Secure:

Uganda is one of the safest countries to visit in all of Africa. The safest place to be for Travelers in Uganda is on Safari in the African Wild.

Kampala is considered to be one of the safest capitals in Africa – Bradt Guide in their 7th recent edition states that Uganda is a safer country than Kenya or even South Africa when it comes to travel.

Enjoy Uganda – safe and secure.

Safe Safaris in Uganda

Plan now for Uganda in 2015 – enjoy your time in Uganda – but plan your visit now while there is ample time to create a most memorable time in the Pearl of Africa – from Uganda…jon

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