In our 10 things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda, we will look at all possible Uganda safari activities that can be done via Rwanda. Uganda and Rwanda are two neighbouring countries in the East African block. Uganda has a lot to offer, and tourists are free to drive from Kigali to come and visit Uganda. Encounter Africa safaris operates exciting and life-changing safaris and start and end in Kigali at affordable prices. Below are things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali.
Things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park
Rwanda just like Uganda is indeed home to mountain gorillas which live in the volcanoes National Park. While tourists can enjoy gorilla trekking in Rwanda, others prefer crossing over to neighbouring Uganda for affordable gorilla permits and tours making it on the 10 things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali. One of the reasons why people or tourists come to Uganda from Rwanda to trek Bwindi impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Mountain gorillas is that the price of gorilla permits is higher than that in Uganda making more attractive and cheaper to trek gorillas in Uganda by crossing over.
Uganda has two popular national parks where one can see mountain gorillas in the wild and at an affordable price. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is on record for having more than a half the number of mountain gorillas there is in the whole world. Mgahinga, on the other hand, has one habituated mountain gorilla family which complements Bwindi impenetrable mountain gorilla families too. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has more than 19 habituated gorilla families located in four regions of Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Tourists are therefore spoilt of choices if they choose to trek gorillas in Uganda’s National Park.
Encounter Africa safaris has listed several Uganda Gorilla safaris from Kigali on our website, but we can as well tailor your Uganda gorilla safari to suit your interest, time and budget. All our Gorilla trekking safaris are all-inclusive of gorilla permits, accommodation, park fees and transport to and from Bwindi impenetrable national Park and or Mgahinga to Kigali.
Gorilla habituation experience safaris
One of the unique things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda is gorilla habituation experience. Uganda government came up with a unique product to allow tourists to spend more hours with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National Park in the names of gorilla habituation experience. Habituation experience safaris allows you to spend four hours with mountain gorillas still under habituation but ready to be visited. Started in 2014, gorilla habituation experience is among the top things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali since it is uniquely available to only those clients visiting Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Only four people are allowed to spend four hours with wild mountain gorillas daily, and Encounter Africa safaris organizes exciting gorilla habituation experience safaris from Rwanda to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
Encounter Africa safaris has selected gorilla habituation packages on our website, which can if the need arises to be combined with other sightseeing activities to allow you to spend more time in Uganda. We will book you gorilla habituation permits, arrange your accommodation, park entry fees as well as transport and transfers involved.
Golden Monkey trekking and habituation experience in Mgahinga
Just like gorilla trekking, Rwanda has habituated golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, but some people will find it cheaper to visit golden monkeys in Uganda for two reasons. The price of golden monkey permits in Uganda is lower than that in Rwanda, and it’s only in Uganda where one can book golden monkey habituation experience safaris in the whole world. Encounter Africa safaris will assist you in booking golden monkey permits, accommodation in and around Mgahinga National Park as well as the transport to and from Kigali to Mgahinga National Park.
Chimp trekking in Kibale, Budongo, Kyambura and Karinzu
According to reviews from primate lovers, Uganda and Kibale National Park ranks highly when it comes to visiting chimpanzees in their natural habitats. According to available information, Kibale is one of the best places to see habituated chimpanzees in the whole world. With over 15 recorded primate species, Kibale is with no doubt among the 10 things see and do in Uganda from Kigali. Rwanda indeed has an option of chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe National Park, but Uganda provides a better and cheaper option. Encounter Africa safaris organizes day trips and safaris to see chimpanzees in Kibale, Budongo and Kyambura. More than often, we combine chimpanzee trekking with other activities available in Uganda.
Things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali (Birding safaris)
Apart from Mountain gorillas, Uganda is a birding haven for bird and nature lovers. Uganda boasts of over 1040 bird species available for bird lovers to come from Kigali and see them in their natural habitats. Some of the top birding spots include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Mabamba Swamp, Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park among others. Encounter Africa safaris organizes birding safaris in Uganda and feel free to visit our page about birding safaris in Uganda. We have specialized Birding guides who will assist you in identifying birds of your interest. We encourage most birders to forward to us lists of their birds they expect to see in Uganda, and we will make sure that our birding guide takes you to sites where such birds can be spotted. Encounter Africa safaris employ some of the best birding guides and also works hand in hand with site guides who usually are specialists in those sites they supervise.
Boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo National Parks
Boat cruises in the above mentioned National Park rank among the best things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous because of the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole of Africa and is a place where many birds and wild animals can be spotted as they come to drink water. Other exciting boat cruises take place in Murchison Falls to the base of Murchison Falls National Park to visit the most powerful falls in planet earth as well as to the delta in search for the shoebill and other animals.
Exciting wildlife and game safaris in Uganda National Parks
Compared to Rwanda which has one national park(Akagera National Park), Uganda has over 6 savannah National Park all with a variety of game that attracts people to travel from Rwanda to Uganda to come and enjoy them. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park and Lake Mburo National Park are among the best things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali. From the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha to lions and giraffes in Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley National Park, you can’t go wrong when you book a wildlife viewing safari with Encounter Africa safaris. Unlike Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda provides an opportunity to see wildlife in an unspoilt environment.
Lake boats and excursions in Uganda
Uganda boasts of so many lakes including Lake Victoria, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda among others where tourist are free to undertake canoe of boat rides. In Lake Bunyonyi and Mutanda, tourist are free to use canoes to visit several islands in these lakes which have a rich history. Lake Victoria presents so many boat opportunities for marine tourists to enjoy. Encounter Africa safaris organizes sundowners and sunset cruises on Lake Victoria where drinks and snacks are served as you enjoy the lake with its associated beauties.
Sports fishing on the Nile and Lake Victoria
Sports fishing on the Nile and Lake Victoria is among things to see and do in Uganda from Kigali. Much as Lake Victoria and River Nile are far away from Rwanda being located in the central part of Uganda, and tourists would rather fly to Uganda and land in Entebbe to enjoy fishing on the lake or river. Talapia and Nile perch are some of the major fish that attracts people to come and enjoy fishing on the lake and river Nile. Encounter Africa safaris organizes fishing excursions on Lake Victoria as well as River Nile from half-day excursions to more than two weeks fishing trips on the Nile as well as Lake Victoria. Sports fishing currently takes place in Murchison Falls National Park where we are in a position to arrange boats and all fishing equipment for you to Enjoy fishing in Uganda waters.
Community and cultural experiences in Uganda
Uganda boasts of over 53 different ethnic groups spread over different regions of the country. Each ethnic group has its way of behaviour as well as culture. Most safaris to Uganda has an element of community visit to appreciate their way of living. You can do this by incorporating some community of village walk while on your Uganda safari so that you get to know the way of life of selected Uganda communities. The most exciting community to visit while in Uganda are the Batwa in southwestern Uganda who were relocated from Bwindi impenetrable national Park where they used to live feeding on fruits, herbs and honey in the forest. The Batwa have now settled outside Bwindi and Mgahinga and exciting to visit. Buganda kingdom in central Uganda is one of the most organized kingdom with so many things to show.
Adventure activities on Lake Victoria as well as River Nile
Uganda provides an avenue for adrenaline adventure activities for adventure travellers interested in visiting Uganda from Kigali Rwanda. One can enjoy white water rafting, bung jumping among others that can be enjoyed in Uganda. Encounter Africa safaris works hand in hand with adventure company service providers to make sure you get the best out of your stay in Uganda.
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