Nearly every park in Uganda is good for sightseeing wildlife, particularly Queen Elizabeth National Park. You can get there either by a heavily advertised tour group that will be over-priced, or make a friend who will drive you and show you around for mostly just gas money. about 7 years ago
There are an amazing number of parks and tours that are great for seeing wildlife in Uganda. In fact, Uganda's parks are one of the best kept secrets of East Africa. They tend to be less well-known than ones in Kenya and Tanzania but this also means that they're less crowded and less expensive. The Ugandan Wildlife Authority (http://www.ugandawildlife.org/) does an amazing job of maintaining the parks and has a published fee list so you can get an idea of what you expect to pay when visiting. If you only have a short time in the country I would recommend: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, the Rwenzoris. If you're interested in seeing the gorillas you'll want to go down to Kisoro (Bwindi 'Impenetrable' Forest) and to Kibale to visit the chimpanzees. Visit (http://www.inkampala.com/category/travel/) for lots of articles on different aspects of these parks. In terms of tour companies - the range is immense - everything from very expensive/bespoke tours to small independent tour companies. Reply if you want recommendations and I can recommend a few. over 6 years ago
Bwindi in S. Western Uganda...and the area surrounding Lake Bunyonyi is beautiful and convenient for seeing the mountain gorillas. Keep in mind that gorilla trekking permits and the transfer to the forest may cost you around $750 per person depending on the season. over 6 years ago
Uganda has 10 national parks. The country boasts not just the big five that you might see in neighbouring Kenya but the big seven - chimps and gorillas - and a whole host of other primates, 1066 bird species, several hundred types of butterflies. (Note ref rhino: they are unfortunately extinct in the wild in Uganda but there is a small private reserve at Zziwa from where White Rhino will hopefully be reintroduced into the wild one day).
Not sure I would agree that Uganda wildlife authority are doing an amazing job. I worked in conservation for two and half years in Uganda - and I've seen both sides. That said, the country is recovering from unprecedented poaching in the 1970s and 1980s & animal numbers are increasing.
If you visit Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth or Kidepo, you're guaranteed to see elephants. Murchison is fantastic, over 4000 km² of open Savannah, the River Nile crashing through it. You can also see Rothschild giraffes, a number of antelope, great big Nile crocodiles, chimps, baboons, the list is almost endless. I love Queen too - slightly less wildlife but still stunningly beautiful, on the rift Valley, with two great Lakes, Lake Edward and lake George and the Rwenzori mountains soaring in the background.
in terms of tours, you get what you pay for. Group travel is far more cost-effective but if you go for a guy that you're just paying the petrol for, he certainly won't be able to identify the wildlife, made break down in the middle of nowhere with no backup, and might not be able to get you out of bit of bother if you had any problems with your accommodation, you were ill etc. fine if you're spending a bit of time in Uganda and you get to meet these people first, but if you're travelling halfway round the world to spend your precious two weeks annual holiday, I would play it safe and go with a recognised tour operator
Gorillas, you can also see them at Ruhija or Mgahinga. chimps can be seen in a no. of places in Uganda, but Kibale has the highest density of primates anywhere in Africa, so you may see other types of monkeys, Mangabeys etc.
gorilla permits in Uganda will remain at $500 this year, at least. $750 in Rwanda from June 1st 2012. over 6 years ago
There are several of them and depending on the wild animals you would love to see. If it is the Gorillas, you might want to go to the Bwindi Forest. if its bird watching, you want to get to the Uganda Wild life Education Center in Entebbe. Dont forget to get help from a reputable tours and travel company. for Gorilla Trips i recommend http://www.bestjunglesafaris.com for Bird watching i recommend http://www.birdingvalley.com. about 6 years ago
For Sightseeing please visit the following parks
1. http://www.bwindiforestnationalpark.com for gorilla trekking in Uganda.
2. http://www.murchisonfallsnationalpark.com wildlife and falls viewing in Uganda
3. http://www.insightsafariholidays.com A specialist company of sightseeing tours in Uganda. almost 3 years ago
Uganda as a destination indeed has a lot to offer ranging from the famous Gorilla treks in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks to the undulating, rolling and hilly sceneries. http://zarcarsafaris.com is one of the best tour and activity operators in the Country to equip you with any travel related question about this beautiful country. 6 months ago