The Safari Gems In The Underrated Safari Destination.

Uganda as a travel destination is underrated by most travelers when it comes to ranking great safari destinations in Africa but this landlocked country has been blessed with alot of safari gems which a traveler should look out for when on his/her safari in Uganda and as a travel agent booking clients on a Uganda safari can be life-changing for them when they have a chance to discover the hidden gems in the region. Below are 6 reasons which match the wow factor of going on a Uganda safari.

Beyond The Bwindi Impenetrable.

1:- Rich and Exotic Culture

Though Uganda has many cultural and ethnic groups, the semi-nomadic scarlet cloaked Karamojongs are undoubtedly the best ethnic group in Uganda to photograph and they are related to the masai’s of Kenya. Cultural tours give you the opportunity to learn more about their impressive survival and hunting skills and get a taste of their traditions. The handmade beaded jewelry make spectacular art pieces back home and memories of your African safari.

2:- Off the Beaten Track

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest may be the most famous of Uganda’s National Parks and should be on the top of your list, but there are many hidden gems to explore away from the mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Kidepo Valley located in the extreme North of the country bordering with Sudan and Kenya. Due to its remote location this park is less visited, but it has the most spectacular scenery of mountains and vast savannah landscapes. The park is home to the Karimojong pastoralists. Animal species found in the region include; giraffe, ostrich, elephant, cheetah, leopard, kudu, zebra, buffalo, amongst others. Explore the Narus valley, sharing your wildlife sightings with no other – whether by vehicle or on foot.

3:- Fabulous Farm Experiences

Uganda is blessed with abundance. From the fertile volcanic soils across the country that produces a bounty of fresh vegetables, tea, coffee, cocoa, milk and bananas to the Ugandan market and its great source of tropical fruits and beef. A Farm tour is a great addition to any safari experience, and you’ll be in craving when you see the lavish produce.

4:- Friendliest People in Africa.

This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness. According to the InterNations report, 57% of expats in Uganda gave ‘general friendliness’ the best possible rating (the global average was 26%). Not only that, not a single respondent ranked this factor negatively. Uganda has a high-energy core with a relaxed periphery well suited for those travelling with families and others who prefer to stay at home.

5:- Unusual Safari Activities

Besides game drives and bush walks, Uganda may also offer the widest variety of safari activities you can come across. If you’re active you can join the mountain club team for morning hikes to boot camps, run the Nature Marathon to help save natural forest facing a deforestation threat or go on an adventurous multi-day tour to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile or horseback ride, Bungee Jump or go white water rafting in Jinja spending your nights in comfortable lodges. Don’t forget climbing the snow-capped Rwenzorie mountain ranges or mountain biking one of the many off-road trails with or without the wildlife!

6:- Easy Flight Connections

If you’re still looking for reasons to make Uganda your next safari destination, give us a call and we’ll tell you about the easy flight connections from Europe or North America. Combining a second destination on to Uganda makes just as much sense as there are direct flights to Madagascar, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia and other parts of the continent.

So, whether you’re a safari newbie or have traveled to our exotic continent before, go on, what are you waiting for? Call us to join one of our small group safaris today.