At the north western coasts of Lake Victoria, Uganda provides excellent opportunities for the tourists to experience wildlife and natural safaris. It should be noted that opportunities for cultural activities are limited, however, parks and reserves are remote and rural towns are small agricultural communities, with little to offer the tourists. Most Americans visit Uganda as an extension to a Kenya or Tanzania safari for the purpose of doing gorilla trekking.
Internationally Renowned Places for Tourists:
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Kibale National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwingi Impenetrable forest is situated on the south west of the country, almost 250 miles from Kampala on the border with Congo. The park covers an area of over 200 sq miles. As the name suggests – it’s a real African jungle, with dense undergrowth, vines and a wide variety of flowers and plants.
Most visitors come to the park to catch a sight of the Mountain Gorillas, but the park is home to over 120 species of mammals, including chimpanzees, black & white colobus, blue monkey, pigs, duikers, leopard, jackal and elephants in the south east of the park. There are also over 350 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies and over 200 species of trees found within the park.
Accommodation Facilities At Bwingi Forest
Camping facilities and a deluxe tended camp is available at Buhoma. If you have camping equipment, camping is permitted in designated areas in the park. There are accommodations available in Kabale at the Victoria Inn and Visitor’s Rest House. We recommend using Gorilla Forest Camp as this is the best of the camps and close to the park entrance. Other camp options are Volcano Bwindi camp and Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is placed in south central Uganda. The park is home to the largest concentration of primates to be found in Africa, 14 different species including chimpanzee and colobus monkeys. Kibale has a well-established Chimpanzee tracking program with a high success rate. Other primates that may be found on these guided walks include Guereza Colobus, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest’s Gentle ( Blue) and Red-tailed Monkeys more likely to be found in open areas adjacent to the forest. You may find evidence of Elephant, Bush Pig and Bufallo along the trails, whilst Bushbuck, Blue, Harvey’s and Peter’s Duickers are other shy inhabitants of the forest interior. The guided night walks are also rewarding: Potto, Spectacled Demidoff’s and Thomas’s Galagos, Lord Derby’s Anomalure, African Civet and Common Genet are all possible.
Other interesting mammals from the list of over 60 species include Ichneumon, Banded and Marsh Mongooses, Alexander’s Cusimanse, Swamp Otter, Ratel, and African Palm Civet. Although Golden Cat, Serval, Lion, Leopard, Warthog, Giant Hog and Hippopotamus are recorded from the park, they are unlikely to be encountered in the Kanyanchu area. Sitatungas are known from Bigodi Swamp but are infrequently seen. The spectacular and beautiful Rhinoceros Viper is fairly common here but is, unfortunately, less often found alive than as a road-kill.
Accommodation Facilities for Tourist At Kibale National Park
The best place to spend the night is in Primate Lodge Kibale. The lodge is located in the middle of the forest, exactly where you start the chimp tracking from. A charming restaurant, bar and fire place will make sure you will spend the evenings pleasantly. Mantana Luxury Tented Camp located in the middle of the forest. Bush type accommodation are quite comfortable.
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