Am a solo traveler Explorer and I spent three weeks traveling around Uganda while self-driving in a Land cruiser and visited almost every national park in the country. Uganda was a revelation! I had not expected such a richness of wildlife or such great concentration. Uganda has everything that her more famous neighbor Kenya has…plus such once-in-a-lifetime sightings as gorillas and chimpanzees.
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls are justifiably the country’s biggest draw cards but if you have time head for Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north. If I was pushed into a vote I would say that Kidepo is probably the most stunning national park in all Africa!
Since Uganda’s parks suffered such a massive poaching scourge during the turbulent 1980s it is a second tier safari destination in comparison to its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania. Though that does not mean you shouldn’t consider it. Wildlife populations have rebounded in the national parks and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary means you can score the Big Five in Uganda again. But, ironically, the safari animals are not the main reason to do a safari here; it’s a variety of other things that make Uganda a special destination, why not explore uganda on a Self Drive safari with 4×4 Self Drive uganda.
Scenically Uganda holds its own with any other country the mountains and lakes of the southwest are postcard perfect, standing atop Murchison Falls is exhilarating and Kidepo Valley is simply amazing. The Central African rainforest and East African savannah, host over 1000 species of bird, makes Uganda one of the best bird-watching destinations not just in Africa, but the world.
But more than anything it’s the chance to see gorillas that makes Uganda excellent for safaris. Over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas live in Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla national parks where groups have been habituated to humans to allow up-close encounters. It’s one of the most amazing wildlife experiences a person can have.
This unique combination of factors, not available anywhere else, is why overall, Uganda is solidly one of my favorite countries in Africa. Whether it’s your first safari or your tenth, Uganda can make it special.
Besides all that, Uganda is gifted by water sports activities in Jinja. You can enjoy kayaking, white water rafting, bungee jumping and not forgetting the spot where Speke sat after discovering the source of the Nile. Self driving is very safe in Uganda and I would recommend it to anyone planning a visit to Uganda, there is a lot of freedom, flexibility and cheap. Find the budget Car Rental Uganda company and hire a 4×4 Safari Van or SUV to explorer Uganda on a private Guided adventure Today. Try and draw your travel plan not missing those activities Mentioned above when undertaking a self drive Uganda safari.