One of the most recognizable countries in Africa, Uganda is known for its wildlife and its landscapes. Ranging from the giant and glorious Lake Victoria to the snowy Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda has many things to offer. But the most liked thing about Uganda is the wildlife experience. With a rich wildlife, Uganda is a hotspot for animal lovers who want to see rare species roam free in the wild. Safaris in Uganda are one of the country’s biggest sources of incomes from tourists, so it is quite safe to say that they offer what they promise. With an opportunity to see the rarest of flora and fauna, including some species that are very specific to the region, Ugandan Safaris really are quite something. And out of all the safari opportunities here, one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ones would be a Bwindi National Park safari.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi National Park is the most famous location in Uganda. Known for housing more than 60% of the population of mountain gorillas, the park offers its visitors a chance to experience something they never have before. With a rush of emerald forests that sprawls over 33000 hectares, this giant park is divided into 4 sectors, each of which has their own specialities.
The national park is especially famous for its gorilla trekking experience the idea is to trek along and through the almost impenetrable forests and climbing rocks and hiking through trails in search of the very majestic mountain gorilla. Bwindi’s centrepiece has to be lake Bunyonyi, though, and getting to see it adds a distinct pleasure to the safari. Known as ‘a lake of a thousand islands’, Lake Bunyonyi is known for rare bird sightings. One of the biggest hotspots for birdwatchers, you can see many different species of birds residing around the lake year-round, with many regional to the place and many there for migration.
The park houses almost 50% of the bird population in the country as the park is situated in such a way that it attracts wildlife. The park has an elevation of 2000m above sea level, which makes it less impervious to high African temperatures, and helps in booming its biodiversity. The safaris here are really worth the money as they don’t just give the tourist the sights of gorillas, birds and greenery, but also a chance to be with nature and experience tranquillity in the most magnificent way possible.
The officials and the staff here are very friendly and educate you on the do’s and don’ts before embarking on the safari. The packages offered for safaris here differ as they range from a 1-day safari to 5 days safari + camping. The tourists can choose the package that suits them best depending on how much time and money they have. We would suggest a 3-day package, that includes camping, gorilla trekking and bird watching which covers most of the things the park has to offer.