Are you planning to spend your Easter holiday in Uganda and you do not know which places to visit or which exciting and interesting tourist attractions to participate in? Well, if you are planning to spend your Easter holiday season with your dear ones in Uganda, you probably need that exceptional safari destination that rewards you with the most memorable experiences. For the most memorable Easter vacation in Uganda the following experiences should be a must to do for you;
Visit The Endangered Gorillas in Bwindi & Mgahinga National Parks
Situated in southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park are among the few most spectacular gorilla safari destinations that shouldn’t miss out in your travel itinerary. The park stretches up to 331 square kilometers and it is famous to be a home to over 400 rare mountain gorillas out of the 900 individuals that are estimated to be surviving on earth today. However, you must have a strong 4×4 car because the roads to the parks are in poor state. Safari car rental in Uganda is now possible with different offers from credible car rental agencies in the country.
About the Mountain Gorillas
Mountain gorillas share around 95 percent of their DNA with humans and they are very susceptible to human diseases. Over 15 gorilla families have been habituated and they are ready for visitors to track each day making Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the most sought after gorilla destination when it comes to mountain gorilla trekking adventures. The park has four (4) main trailheads (Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo) where the usual treks are conducted every day and each sector features habituated groups.
Mgahinga National Park on the other hand offers refuge to about 80 gorillas and Nyakagezi group features as the only habituated gorilla family that is tracked by travelers on gorilla safari in Uganda. Permits for gorilla tracking in Uganda cost $600 per person. Besides, you can also incorporate your gorilla trek with birding, golden monkeys, hiking adventures, cultural encounters with the Batwa pygmies and others.
White water rafting in Jinja
Jinja is best described as capital of adrenaline adventures for many reasons and white water rafting is exceptionally the most sought after and breathtaking adventure for travelers on Uganda tour. This lifetime adventure takes you through the source of the River Nile between Grade 4 and Grade 5 rapids that extend up to 25 kilometers down the mighty Nile. These rapids provide visitors with the most thrilling water sport experiences that you may not find anywhere in Uganda and interestingly, you can embark on the adventure within a day.
Chimpanzee Tracking / Habituation in Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is located in western Uganda and it is the most popular primate destination in East Africa. Over 1500 chimpanzees call Kibale National Park their home out of about 5000 individuals that thrive in Uganda. About 13 distinct primates live within the jungles of Kibale most of which include chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoests monkeys, red tailed monkeys, baboons and many more. Chimpanzee tracking permits for Kibale National Park cost $150 per visitor and this adventure is only done by six visitors per day. It is always conducted in the morning and in the afternoon and it rewards visitors with other attractions especially the forest birds, plants and tree species. Chimpanzee habituation experience on the other hand costs US$200 per visitor and take whole day with chimps in the Jungle.
A visit to Uganda’s magnificent grassland protected areas offers you opportunity to explore variety of savanna grassland wildlife species especially lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, crocodiles, hippos, birds that make up part of over 1021 avian species in Uganda, antelopes and many more. For lifetime experience in the wild while you are on Easter vacation in Uganda, visit Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park and many others. You won’t regret undertaking safari to any of these wilderness destinations especially as you embark on game drives to spot out most of the savanna grassland species and boat cruise to view numerous water species.
Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
For a complete list of the big five game in Uganda, the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only perfect area where the rhinos are inhabited. If you are on wildlife safari to Murchison Falls National Park, don’t miss to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for you to spot out these unique species while in the wild.
In conclusion, if you are planning to spend your Easter holiday in Uganda, there is need for you to be worried about which destination and activities to do. With the above tourist activities, we believe that you will have the best experience in your life while on Uganda safari. You can contact our receptionist and we shall be in position to plan for your safari.