This Uganda safari involves a series of tourist activities/adventures such as Game Drive, Boat Cruises, camping and nature walks.
Game Drives – Wildlife Game Viewing.
The size of Queen Elizabeth Park makes it impossible for travelers to explore her flora and fauna if not for the game drives. Wildlife exploration by driving in a custom safari vehicle tops the list of things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
These game drives give you the opportunity to see herds of buffaloes and elephants, antelopes, water bucks, warthog, birds such as flamingos, lions, and so much more. In order to see nocturnal animals like leopards and hyenas or lions hunting, you better book a night game drive.
Launch Cruise/Boat Ride
The boat cruise offers a vantage view of aquatic life and of different animals that flock the banks of the waterway to quench their thirsty during the day. Animals such as Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, water lizards, buffaloes and water birds are common guests to the channel. Kazinga channel is another Birders haven as it hosts a significant number of bird species (more than that of the North America) during the bird migration seasons.
Go for the tree climbing lions
For anyone who hasn’t witnessed lions climbing and comfortably relaxing on tree branches, the phrase “tree climbing lions” might seem like science fiction but your mind will be blown away when you visit the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (in Uganda).
It still remains a mystery and rare behaviour that has only been seen in two places in the whole World- the Ishasha sector of Uganda’s second largest National Park and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park.
Hot air balloon safaris are another breath-taking experience you should participate in during your visit to Murchison falls. This is an upmarket way of exploring wildlife in Uganda that costs USD $380 per person and half the price for children.
Hot air balloon safaris are a perfect adventure for honeymooners and adrenaline junkies who seek once in a life time experience observing the beauty of park from the sky. The scenery up there is spectacular and the feeling of the fresh air blow in face and air is very sensational.
Chimpanzee tracking is another amazing thing to do in Murchison Falls that happens in Budongo forest, part of the park and home of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Research Station.
Chimpanzee encounter lasts for 1 hour on a trekking plan and if you are interested in habituation, book during the low season as you may almost spend a full day with the chimpanzees.
Visit Bomu village a women initiative that promotes African cultures near Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Bomu village to learn how some items are made, such as dye from plants and how to sew African traditional crafts such as baskets, mats and more
Visit Bwindi for gorilla trekking. The world’s highest population of mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi Forest National Park. Besides gorilla trekking, you can engage in the gorilla habituation experience, a full day with the gorillas at a cost of US$700, forest birding and nature walks as well as cultural experiences.
Arguably the most biologically diverse area on earth, with half of only surviving world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas in the world, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a must go destination once in Africa.