I Explore Africa offers an endless array of tourists attractions to do during your African safari. Outdoor pursuits intending to take a safari in Africa have a lot of options to choose from including big five safaris, game viewing, fishing and boating, great golfing, mountaineering etc. Looking to experiencing unique culture of the African people, there are excellent museums of all types, unique historical and cultural sites, local community tours etc.
When it comes to Uganda hiking adventures, Mt Elgon stands out. Those who have been there witness that it is the most beautiful mountain in Africa you’ve never heard of! Wagagai is Mt Elgon’s highest Point located entirely within Uganda. Mt Elgon is an extinct shield volcano at the Eastern border of Uganda with Kenya.Trekking to this stunning peak may take 3-4 days and the experience will be the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime personal challenge and you will be rewarded by the magnificent view of a Crater Lake within the Caldera that occupies the peak of this mountain.
There is no better way to explore and experience wilderness than taking a walking safari in Uganda. Walking give travelers freedom to move from one place to another exploring at will a way from the restrictions of tracks that scar the landscape. Undeniably, there is no other breathtaking experience than footing in the open desert near a big game browsing and predators hunting. Walking safaris recapture the spirit of the golden days of safari, when it was down to the experience, bush craft and intuition of your guide and tracker to locate and approach animals.
Uganda is one of the best tourist destinations richly endowed with both natural and artificial tourist attractions to meet and satisfy all your travel expectations. Gifted by nature, the pearl of Africa offers it all you need to see and do on your African Safari. A wildlife safari in Uganda comprise of game viewing in the open grassland national parks of Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park and Semiliki national park homes to almost all kinds of wildlife species
Leaving out the popular mountain gorilla trekking, hiking of the Virunga volcanoes, Dian Fossey grave hike, chimpanzee trekking and Kigali city tour, the commonly done activities in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills is much more than this. Birding is yet another interesting activity you should not miss out on your Rwanda safari.
Have you ever done a camping safari in Africa? Do you want to explore the wilderness in its fullest? Camping is the best way to adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature with no limit. It brings you close to the natural environment, wild animals, insects; birds ground animals and night African weather without limit. Camping is done in open savannah national parks of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania where travelers spend nights in the tents in the wilderness.
Though not often done like trekking, gorilla filming is a life changing experience which allow travelers to capture live videos of mountain gorillas in their natural habitats and as they perform different roles in their respective families. At the end of every gorilla safari, travelers take nothing other than videos and photographs hence making gorilla filming the best way to memorize the beautiful gorilla trekking experience.
Gorilla safaris in Uganda are one of the best tourist experiences one can ever get in a tourist destination. A visit to these apes in the jungles of Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gives people a lifetime memorable experience. The mountain gorillas are endangered species that can only be found in the Virunga area in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo
The great migration starts from Tanzania across to Kenya and back to Tanzania. The total migrating number is estimated around 1.7 million wildebeest. The migration is circular and continuous every year but it some how largely depends on the seasons and rainfall patterns. The wildebeest in the course of their journey from Serengeti to Maasai Mara cover a distance approximate to 1,800 miles across the Mara River.
Protection and conservation of mountain gorilla habitant has been done through a number of conservation programs like resettling the Batwa pygmies from the forests to reduce on the cases of gorilla habitant encroachment, the mountain gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda held every year where newly born mountain gorillas are given names and monitored closely, regulating the number of tourists tracking the gorillas to 8 a day and spending only one hour with them.
Hippos are among the unique wildlife species one cannot fail to see on a Uganda wildlife safari expedition. These land and water dwellers are among the largest land mammals on the planet getting the 2rd position after elephants. Hippos are close relatives of whales and spend most of their time in water and it’s where they reproduce. The word hippopotamus is a Greek word meaning a water horse and yes its true hippos can be termed as water horses because of their much love for staying in water.