Experience Uganda’s wild side with a 4 days Uganda wildlife safari

Have you ever had a chance to meet Uganda’s wild side? If you haven’t well I am going to give you an overview of what a Uganda wildlife safari has to offer to you following a 4 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This story is primarily based on the experience of a lovely group of doctors who decided to explore Uganda after their work in Mulago hospital- Uganda’s major referral hospital.  This safari in Uganda kicked off with an early morning pick up which was done by one of several professional driver guides using one of our wide fleet of safari cars which include 4×4 safari vans for hire in Uganda, 4×4 safari land cruisers for hire in Uganda/ 4×4 safari jeeps for hire in Uganda and 4×4 safari coasters for hire in Uganda. For this particular Uganda safaris experience, it was a really comfortable 4×4 safari van for hire in Uganda that did the trick.

The journey to Murchison falls

This Uganda safari tour to Murchison falls commenced with an early morning pick up from Kampala then we embarked on a 7-8 hours journey to the park. Although this Uganda tours adventure is quite long, its quite fascinating while it lasts, as you get to enjoy splendid views of Uganda’s lush green landscape along the way as well as the incredibly thrilling road stops that this journey comes with. Speaking of road stops, the first one came about in a local town called Kasana at a roadside fresh fruit market where you get to replenish your energy levels as you savour an assortment of fresh, sweet and juicy Ugandan fruits that are purely organic. On arrival to this market, your 4×4 safari van for hire in Kampala gets swarmed by frantic vendors who are carrying a wide array of merchandise and by-merchandise in this case I mean a variety of tropical fruits that range from pineapples, sugarcane, bananas and I promise these are the sweetest bananas you will ever taste in anywhere on the planet and very much all the other fruits as well.  What however caught my eye is a local tropical fruit called “FEENE” which I learnt from our guide that its called Jack fruit in English, this fruit has a bit hard and roughcast outer layer that is filled with onion-like fruits that have a seed inside each of them. Tasting this fruit truly cements the fact that Uganda is a country of wide diversity in everything because its absolutely sweet as it is loaded with natural sugars.

Rhinos encounters are an unexpected bonus

We proceeded with our safari Uganda journey to Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Just as its name suggests, the Ziwa rhino sanctuary gives you an opportunity to meet one of the 5 big Africa game- the rhinos as this sanctuary is home to 27 of these land giants. These African giants had been almost completely wiped out from Uganda but these have been restored with the help of this sanctuary and now Uganda’s future as an African wildlife safari destination where you can meet the big five is seemingly more clear each day that pass as the sanctuary continues to record an increase in the numbers of these land giants. As you search for the rhinos here on your Uganda safari tour adventure, don’t miss out on the various bird species that are found here.  After a fascinating encounter with the rhinos, we transferred to Kabalega Dinners which about a Mile or 1.6km South of the sanctuary where we enjoyed a sumptuous hot exotic meal which is really glimmer of hope to anyone who homesick as this restaurant prepares tasty American style food that will definitely remind of home. From the restaurant, it was a one-way nonstop 3-hour drive to the Tangi gate which is on the northern side of the park.

Murchison Falls National Park- a place of magical Africa wildlife safari encounters

boat cruise in murchison fallsOnce we got to Murchison we were ushered into the tropical savanna wilderness and you can’t help but have your jaw drop given the biodiversity that exists here. The initial Uganda wildlife safari game drive we had on our way to the lodge was a fantastic one as we spotted many giraffe, elephants, baboons, and other wildlife along the road. We stayed at Twiga Tales which was a bit rustic but was comfortable, clean, and the food was wonderfully prepared by a chef every evening. Across the next two days, we explored the park with Robert as our guide in a 4×4 safari van and what made this car  the best one for our safari was the pop up roof which allowed us to stand and have magnificent views of the Murchison falls wilderness and also take epic photographs of the several animals that we encountered in the various tour Uganda game drives we undertook across a space of 2 days. In these 2 days, we saw lions on the hunt, a leopard feasting in a tree, hippos, crocs, many exotic birds. Although a Uganda tour to Murchison falls is quite a spectacle of its own, Uganda still has more wildlife destinations that give you a unique insight into what Uganda has to offer as a destination and these include Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park Murchison Falls National Park Uganda.

The greater east Africa destination

Since the savanna plains of Uganda are really just a part of the larger east African savanna grasslands that span into the east African countries of Tanzania and Kenya, you can be amazed to have this particular safari in Uganda to Murchison falls National Park in Kenya when you make a Kenya safari to several of Kenya wildlife safari destinations such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Aberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park. An Africa wildlife safari to any of these parks gives you an opportunity to encounter several of the Africa’s big five ie lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffaloes and of course the rhinos, other animals that roam these plains include the reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, sitatungas, African wild dogs, Grevy’s zebras and many more. Similarly, Tanzania can also offer you the same wildlife experience when you make a Tanzania safari tour to several Tanzania wildlife safaris destinations such as Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park and Serengeti National Park.  What makes this tours in Uganda to Murchison quite unique from the rest of other Africa safari tours in Tanzania and Kenya is the stunning boat cruise to the bottom of the falls which is quite stunning as its comes with sightings of several bird species such as the red-throated bee-eaters and the as you draw close to the falls, you will be captivated by the thunder roar of these Murchison waterfalls.

With our 4 days safari in Uganda, we really couldn’t explore most of Uganda’s biodiversity given the limited time we had but one thing you should always look out for when you make a safari Uganda is the gorillas. Uganda is a country that is gifted to be home to these incredibly beautiful mountain giants and they are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. . These gentle giants in Uganda almost constitute half of the world’s gorilla population which is currently standing at around 1000 individuals. During this gorilla safari Uganda, you are awarded with an hour to gaze and photograph these magical beings in their natural habitat as they go about their daily rounds. This gorilla trek safari Uganda experience still offers you a chance to site several of the 350 bird species in this tropical paradise. Take a memorable nature walk as you explore this pristine jungle during this Uganda gorilla tour, also don’t miss out on an epic Batwa cultural mash-up during this out of the world gorilla safari in Uganda. If you are interested in gorilla trekking Uganda safari you can choose to make use of several of our short gorilla safaris or long Uganda gorilla tour packages such as 3 days gorilla safari to Mgahinga National Park or 5 days Bwindi gorilla tour & Kibale trek and 6 days Uganda gorilla & chimpanzee trek

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However, gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas. Are you interested in Congo gorilla tours or Rwanda gorilla safaris, we have got you covered with our wide range of short Rwanda gorilla safaris or short Congo gorilla safaris, and long Rwanda gorilla safaris or long Congo gorilla safaris which include 3 days Nyiragongo Mountain hiking safari in Congo, 3 days Congo mountain gorillas, 3 days Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park and 4 days Rwanda gorilla trekking tour

Back to Murchison falls

As we earlier stated, Uganda is a country that is really blessed and we still wanted to see more of its beautiful wild hence on the way out of the park, we tried to do a last-minute add of Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking safari but the national park venue was all booked up that day. We decided to go with a second rate operation run by Twiga Tales. It was a fun hike through the jungle but we only saw one Chimpanzee way up in a tree, so that was a bit of a bummer, but we did get a nice refund for that excursion. If we do the trip again, we will make sure to prebook the main Chimp Trekking venue which is done in Budongo Forest in the southern sector of Murchison falls or also in Kibale forest National park that is endowed with over 5000 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species on top of 350 bird species- Uganda is really blessed for sure. This, therefore, means if you aren’t interested in moving a lot, you can visit this Kibale National Park and enjoy a Uganda birding safari experience, Uganda chimpanzee watching safari all in one place. at the end of our nature walk, we started our Uganda safaris tours journey back to Kampala which lasted about 4 hours to get there then we proceeded to the airport for our flight long back home. All the transfers were done by our guide using the company’s 4×4 safari van for hire in Uganda.

Who to contact for an Africa safari?

Would you like to enjoy a Uganda safari experience as we did? Prime safaris and tours is your number one choice for a local tour operator to organize for you such an Africa safari adventure to Uganda. Prime Safaris & Tours is a highly rated local tour and travel company given the diverse packages offered in Uganda, Rwanda Congo Tanzania and Kenya. These include short Uganda wildlife tours,  short gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, short Rwanda gorilla safaris, short Rwanda wildlife safaris, short Congo gorilla safaris, short Kenya safaris, short Tanzania safaris. long Uganda wildlife safaris/ long Uganda gorilla safaris, long Rwanda gorilla safaris long Congo gorilla safaris, long Kenya safaris / long Kenya wildlife safaris, long Tanzania safaris. They also have combined safaris such as combined Kenya Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda Kenya Tanzania wildlife safaris, Rwanda Uganda safaris, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo safaris, Rwanda Uganda Tanzania gorilla and wildlife safaris, Kenya Tanzania wildlife safaris.

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