Uganda has all the iconic East African animals: buffalo, elephant, hippo, crocodile, baboon, lion, leopard, jackal, serval, and even cheetah, in Kidepo National Park at least. It has Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and Budongo Forest Reserve. Along with Ethiopia and South Africa, Uganda ranks in the top three birding countries on the African continent. It is one of the best places in Africa to search for Shoebill Storks.
There is a great deal about Uganda to endorse, and because of its diversity and good value Uganda competes with Tanzania as an excellent choice for a first-ever or family safari.
For travelers with the inclination, time and budget to break away from the herd, Uganda provides unique wildlife destinations such as Kidepo National Park. CNN Travel placed Kidepo among Africa’s ten top national parks in recent years.
Uganda offers boat safaris on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park and on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park which surpass in wildlife sightings the boat safari on the Rufiji River in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve.
A comprehensive Uganda itinerary, which includes gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, boat safaris, two to three national parks, and some relaxation on Lake Victoria requires a minimum of two weeks. Don’t hurry through this wonderful country.
Uganda has well-organized community tourism projects. Examples are Bwindi’s Bigodi Wetlands Walk and Bwindi’s Buhoma Community Walk.
There is a warm and friendly culture in Uganda, much like you find in Tanzania. In fact, you will hear Kiswahili, the poster language for hospitable culture, spoken all over the country as a common language amongst many tribal tongues. For those with an adventurous bent, try a cultural safari to Northeast Uganda to the Karamojong and Ik people.
Behind every MTT safari are people who are passionate about what they do. In Uganda, MTT’s associates are especially dedicated and are a pleasure with whom to work. Like Tanzania, Uganda does tourism extremely well.
MTT is a small company, the advantage of which is quick decision-making ability, room for lots of flexibility, and personalized service. Broad experience and knowledge of more than one African country makes MTT a qualified consultant for anyone seeking to combine Uganda with other countries.
The final cost of a safari depends upon many factors: length of the safari; accommodation choice; seasonal rates for accommodation; safari vehicle rental; fuel; driver and guide expenses; local flights; airport transfers; and park, community and activity fees.
Operators which offer set departures and itineraries which don’t alter greatly throughout the year can provide safaris already priced on their websites. MTT’specialty is bespoke safari services. Each itinerary is personal and its cost varies. However, the guideline for a good value, mid-range safari in Uganda is 475 – 800 USD per person per day. Including destinations like Kidepo National Park will add to the cost of the safari.
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