Are you planning a safari holiday to Uganda as a solo traveller or with your family and friends, but you aren’t sure about which group tours to go on? Worry no more! Because we’ve come up with the best group tours and vacation packages that you can choose from.
And with Uganda being home to various animals including half of the world’s commanding mountain gorillas, over 1,500 bird species (that’s half of Africa’s birds) as well as numerous water bodies with their attractions like R. Nile and its sought after source, there’s plenty to suit all kinds of interests.
To start, let’s talk about the top group tours that you can go on while on a safari holiday in Uganda:
If you’re a primate lover, then this is the tour for you. You’ll get to track these King Kong-like apes in a group of eight from a sector of your choice (there are 4 sectors) through an impenetrable rainforest. Thrilling right? But besides enjoying an encounter with the mountain gorillas, you’ll also be able to see different species of birds, waterfalls, and the Batwa pygmy tribe who live in the forest. That said, seeing all those other mentioned attractions will depend on the sector you decide to trek the gorillas in.
With this group tour, you’ll get to see all the famous Big Five – elephants, hippos, buffalos, rhinos, lions, and leopards. However, being able to spot the lions and leopards can depend on how lucky you’re and how many game drives you go on because they’re quite elusive predators. So, the best thing is to go on both the day and night game drives to increase your chances of seeing them since they’re nocturnal animals. Besides that, you’ll also be able to see the magnificent and thunderous Murchison falls as well as track chimpanzees in the Budongo forest.
These amazing lions might be the main attraction to this national park, but the park has got much more to offer. While on a game drive, you can also catch sight of elephants, buffalos, bushbucks, and the Uganda kobs. On top of that, you can get to see the hippos, waterbucks, and a variety of birds like the pink-backed pelicans and saddle-billed stork as you sail along the Kazinga channel. Another thing you can do in Queen Elizabeth National Park is to go chimp tracking in the captivating Kyambura gorge.
This is another group tour for apes lovers while on a safari holiday to Uganda. Much as there are other places where you can go chimp trekking in the country, Kibale forest is the place. Apart from the number of chimps being higher in this forest, it’s also easier to find them. And the cherry on top, you can get to encounter other primates like the red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoests monkey, the red-tailed monkey, and the blue monkey. Moreover, you can as well take a nature walk through the breathtaking Bigodi swamp to see a range of birds and butterflies.
Now that you know about the different group tours you can take on a holiday safari, it’s time to reveal to you some of the best all-inclusive vacation packages in Uganda that can appeal to you and your pocket:
7 Days Lions and Gorillas vacation package
With this tour package, you’ll not only be able to visit both Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park but also Lake Mburo national park on your way back to Kampala. And the highlights of this safari will be seeing the gorillas, the tree-climbing lions as well as the zebras and elands, which can only be found in Lake Mburo in Uganda.
8 Days Primates vacation package
This is a double thrill package for primates lovers whereby you’ll get to visit both Bwindi impenetrable national park and Kibale national park to track the mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees. However, not only will you see the apes during this group tour, but also visit the numerous crater lakes in that part of the area. Note that almost all the country’s crater lakes are found in the western part of the country which you’ll be visiting-apart from one that is found in the north.
Time to book a vacation package in Uganda
Bet you now have a group tour in mind that you want to enjoy on your safari holiday. So go ahead and get in touch with us to help you book the group tour that best suits you from the above mentioned.