Safaris in Uganda with Adyeri Creations
Uganda occupies an area of 241,551 sq. km of which 44,228 sq. km is open water and swamps. Most of Uganda is located between the two arms of the great East African Rift Valley, with Lakes Albert and Edward extending for 150 km and 80 km along the along the Albertine Rift valley floor bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. Notable for it's greatly differing landscapes the country's altitude ranges from 620 meters above sea level at its lowest point in the Albertine Basin to 5,109 meters above sea level at the snow capped peaks of Rwenzori Mountains, the third highest Mountain in Africa.
To most visitors the attraction of East Africa is to experience first hand the spectacular sights and sounds often only glimpsed on the television screen. Uganda presents a unique opportunity to live this experience.
The natural attractions are remarkable, Uganda has 10 national parks, 12 wildlife reserves and 14 wildlife sanctuaries. The variety of animal, bird and plant species in the country is remarkable.
Then there is the highest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains and one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, Murchison Falls.
A trip to Uganda's deep south west, where the borders of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda meet, is a trip not soon to be forgotten. For it is there that the visitor will meet the rare and endangered mountain Gorillaz. There are only four national parks where you can see the mountain Gorillas two of which are in Uganda: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Although, viewing the Gorillas is certainly the culmination of any visit to Uganda's south west, it is by no means all there is to see. The region also boasts a number of beautiful lakes and waterfalls, particularly Lake Nabugabo near Masaka, Lake Mburo National Park, a haven for acacia associated birds and a good variety of wildlife and Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale.
At Adyeri Creations we live and breathe Uganda. We offer some truly memorable Gorilla Tours and Wildlife Safari Packages in Uganda that are tailor made to our clients needs. Our Safaris cover the entire country and are perfect for those wanting a relaxed, sociable, guided Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Safari in Uganda
Mountain Gorillas are one of the most endangered animals in the world. With fewer than 800 mountain gorillas alive in the world today and spread across four national parks in Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo; getting a close look at these beautiful creatures is an experience few will ever have.
Uganda is no ordinary destination; it is the pearl of Africa.
One of the most awesome, breathtaking experiences on earth is to observe a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. Closely linked by DNA to humans with researchers estimating anywhere between 95-99% these charismatic herbivores can grow up to 6ft tall. This six day Gorilla tour is inclusive of a one day big 5 game drive of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda
Covering sections of the western part of the Great Rift Valley, this adventurous journey covers large sections of the National Parks in the western part of Uganda. This 13 day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you into the heart of Uganda witnessing some of the greatest Wildlife spectacles nature has to offer. Besides viewing the Gorillas you will also be accorded the opportunity of viewing the elusive Shoebill Stork.
Gorillas tend to live in groups known as troops with a Silverback Gorilla as the head of the troop and also tasked with security duties in case of attacks from any predators. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is ideal for Gorilla Trekking with up to 4 different gorilla tracking areas which include Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. This 4 Day Gorilla Tour is an ideal safari to get up-close with the Gorilla troops.
The park is found in the southern parts of Uganda and is a habitat to over 13 species of primates that include the Chimpanzees, black and white Colobus Monkeys and the L’Hoest’s Monkey among others. The park is located close to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with predominant movement of Wild animals like Elephants between both National Parks.
Murchison Falls Conservation Area ( MFCA ) comprises of Murchison Falls National Park, Bugungu and Karuma Falls Wildlife Reserves. This is where the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos and crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. This safari includes a brief stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has a variety of Flora and Fauna and it’s acknowledged to be a habitat for over 95 mammal species with about 612 species of birds. The various species in this park, has made it a unique park most liked by tourists. This safari is an ideal Big Five game viewing safari with the tree climbing Lions offering some truly amazing spectacles.
Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park’s borders. This safari is ideal for travelers who are looking at combining a game viewing safari with a one day birding tour.
Mount Muhavura is an extinct volcano that is found on the border of Uganda and Rwanda. The highest peak of the Mountain is an incredible 4127 meters offering hikers a tremendous hiking adventure. The mountain borders the western section of the Great Rift Valley. This Safari is ideal for seasoned hikers.
The Rwenzori Mountains lie on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on the flanks of the western section of the Great Rift Valley. This excruciating 14 day hiking tour covers vast sections of the hiking trail leading hikers to the snow capped Margherita peak on Mount Stanley.
Found on the border of Uganda and Kenya, Mount Elgon is the oldest extinct volcano in East Africa and consists of five peaks. Wagagai Peak stands out as the highest peak of the Mountain at 4321 meters and lies on the Ugandan side of the mountain. The Sipi Falls offer starting point for the mountain hikes and consist of three waterfalls.
With over 1061 species of birds gracing the skyline of Uganda, the country offers an ideal birding safari little wonder the Crested Crane was chosen as the national symbol. Uganda is home to some of the world's finest natural forests which ideally offer a natural habitat for birds. This tour comes with some early morning Big Five safari game drives
Uganda comprises of broad ethnic groupings and these include; Bantu, Nilotics, Nilo-Hamites and the Hamites who in total form over 45 tribal groupings. This diverse array of cultural grouping offers a sneak peek into the rich cultural heritage of Uganda thus making cultural tours a truly enriching endeavor.