Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where you can take up a wildlife safari. This is the country known as the pearl of Africa due to possession of green pastures endowed with immense unique wild creatures across its entire region. One can hardly be in Uganda and not encounter any unique species of animals or birds even in its urban areas. Uganda is a very exciting and interesting gem for eco tourists. It is a paradise for them as it has lots of unique species of wildlife to off to them. The following are some of the attractions that make a Uganda safari a great experience to take up;
Uganda has got the mountain gorillas one of the most sought after animals in the eco tourism world. These are some kind of gorilla species that is rare to encounter as they do not exist in captivity or zoo, they only exist in the wild. In the wild, they are only found in three countries and Uganda is the place to encounter. The mountain gorillas are endangered species of animals as indicated by the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN). These huge primates are very few in the world as their total population is about 900 individuals and Uganda harboring a half of the total population that is 420 individuals. These gorillas are not only special for being rare but also they have very unique social characters that leave the tourists buzzing upon interacting with them. The mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in the southwest of the country in kigezi region in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. While on a Uganda safari, you should miss to visit the gorillas in the wild.
Other than the mountain gorillas, a tourist can encounter the big five animals on a Uganda safari, the big five animals are the lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and the buffalos. These amazing animals way back during the hunting age in Africa were hard to hunt down and the man who had a catch of them who be praised in the society. These animals are very interesting to watch and also know their jungle behavior. The big five animals can be found in Murchison falls conservation area in northern Uganda. Tourists always have a good time with these animals at Murchison falls conservation area the second largest biodiversity area in Africa.
Uganda is where the source of the Nile is found the longest river in the world. Tourists always love to visit the source of the Nile and its rich history. This is one of the most visited areas in the world. The source its self is not so captivating but the history attached to it is formidable. In Jinja where the source of the Nile is situated, there lots of amazing water activities for tourists to enjoy like white water rafting at one of the branch falls of the Nile Itanda, bungee jumping, kayaking and at times sport fishing is carried. This is very interesting place to go as it has lots of interesting activities in its perch.
With the mountain gorillas, big five animals and the source of the Nile in existence, a Uganda safari is always a great experience to take up.