Rwanda

When to Go?

Amazing views of Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees plus other wildlife living in their natural habitat all in a secure environment. Uganda presents the Big 5 animals worth seeing on your safari in Uganda. Out of the 330 mammal list to see on Uganda tours, there is no critically endangered species, while 7 are endangered, 2 vulnerable and 17 near threatened.

Besides the wild animals such as the lions, zebras, giraffe, rhino, buffalo and others, you can decide to visit the Murchison Falls, or take on white water rafting on the Nile, visit cultural and historic sights or take on bungee jumping and so much more on your adventure trails. There is so much to see and do while on Uganda safaris

Uganda is probably the most abundant countries across Africa, in a number of areas it’s possible to harvest as many as 3 crops every year. Coffee in plenty and the best mountain cultivated Arabica beans, as well plenty of Robusta beans offer the basis for the majority of instantaneous coffee plus cola drinks in the western world.

The most frequently asked questions about Uganda! Well, the answer is simple! You can visit Uganda anytime of the year! Its a warm and tropical climate here. The difference could be the cost of a safari, usually higher during the peak season.

Average temperatures are 21.5°C and when they drop, its usually to a minimum of 12°C. While its true that we have some rainy seasons, the rains are not so bad to stop you from traveling and enjoying a safari. May and April are usually discounted by many safari operators and Uganda Wildlife Authority itself by giving a discount of $ 150 less for a Uganda Gorilla permit.

June, July and August, December, January and Feb are the best months for game viewing in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks.

Safari Style

Tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda is the ultimate wildlife experience and the reason why most people come here on holiday: sitting within a small family group of gorillas is a ‘must’ for serious wildlife enthusiasts. This is where Dian Fossey first brought the world’s attention to the plight of these majestic primates in the late 1960s, when only around 250 survived. Today their numbers worldwide have increased to some 880, split between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo; almost half of them live in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

The survival of mountain gorillas is one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories, and tourism has played its role in this. Rwanda is regarded as probably the best destination for a gorilla tracking safari. Although gorilla tracking permits aren’t cheap, your permitted hour with these great apes promises to be a priceless encounter that will remain with you long after your holiday is over.

Although mountain gorillas are the stars of the show, there are plenty of other primate tracking opportunities while on holiday in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest National Parkis home to thirteen different primate species, among them chimpanzees and Rwenzori colobus, both of which can be tracked. Indeed, Nyungwe’s colobus monkeys can sometimes be seen in spectacular troops of several hundred, believed to be among the largest numbers worldwide. And in Volcanoes National Park, two groups of endangered golden monkeys have been habituated for visitor tracking. Pretty and playful, they’re a delight to watch.

Rwanda may not seem the obvious choice for a typical safari holiday, but if you’re travelling here anyway, Akagera National Park in the east of the country is worth exploring. Scenically it is one of Africa’s prettiest parks, with rolling hills and deep valleys, savannah plains to the north and lakes and papyrus swamps on its eastern border. It includes the largest protected wetlands in Central Africa and is home to some 8,000 animals and over 480 species of birds that include the rare shoebill, making Akagera an interesting destination for a bird watching holiday.

Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The country has it all, from white sandy beaches, wildlife, desert to a lush greenly vegetations. No matter your taste, you will find your desired destination within the borders of this lovely nation.