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Camping Group Safaris In Uganda

Camping Group Safaris in Uganda- Are you already a group, or do you need to join a group in Uganda for a camping safari? Now is the time to escape from the noise and dive into a completely unknown world blessed by nature and shielded by flora and fauna, sweet melodies, and beautiful sceneries.

Uganda is the only country in the whole world where visitors heading for group camping safaris leave satisfied after their adventure, simply because the originality is continuous and more enjoyments are experienced.

Talk of the tight security, welcoming local people, good climate, rampsar sites hosting some of the popular birds such as the rare shoebill stork, the most powerful waterfall in the world named Murchison Falls, a variety of wildlife, source of River. Nile which is the longest river in the world, the snowcapped Mountain Rwenzori, and the Equator among others.

Choosing a camping safari is way beyond thinking of only saving money, but a true safari that reveals to you what happens in the wilderness during the night. Everyone enjoys it despite their financial capabilities, age or status.

It gives you enough time to get to your activity, rest, enjoy a campfire, listen to the roaring animals, hooting owls and the singing birds at night, a bit scary but very safe as you appreciate the fresh air under the Ugandan moon.

Camping safaris are open to as many people as possible unless you are going for primate trekking that allows a maximum of eight people per trek per day. Youths enjoy this most, though the old can also try it.

However, camping best ensembles groups out for a hiking safari, birding safari, research trips, student Tours, retreats, any form of training such as tour guiding, scouting, family holidays, and game viewing adventure among others.

Where to go Camping Group Safaris In Uganda

When traveling on a tight travel budget, camping safaris will be the best option to discover Uganda. Uganda has several tourism destinations these include the 10 national parks; these national parks harbor a lot of animal species as well as birds. In abiding to ensure that all people including those on a budget fit enough and satisfactory experience, all destinations and the national park have provided alternative accommodation facilities including the camping safaris which are affordable and can be so much relaxing. The camping safaris in Uganda are mostly done in the middle of the wilderness with visitors sleeping under the stay amidst the sounds and footsteps of the nocturnal animals.

Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls national park is located in the northwestern part of Uganda and it’s one of the best places to go for a Uganda camping safari. The Park is home to over 76 mammals, 451 bird species, as well as Murchison falls which happen to be the strongest waterfalls in the world. Camping in Murchison falls national park is done at UWA students Centre, Shoebill Campsite, or Murchison River lodge.

During your camping stay in Murchison falls national park you can engage in park activities such as game drives where you spot different park animals like the giraffes, warthogs, Uganda kob, buffaloes, elephants, hartebeests, oribis, hyenas, leopards, hippos, crocodiles to mention but a few. The second activity you can do in Murchison falls national park is birding and with this, you can see so many birds such as Abyssinian ground hornbill black-billed barbet, red-throated bee-eater, denham’s bustard, blue-headed coucal, grey heron, grey crowned crane, swamp flycatcher, giant kingfisher, black headed lapwing, African quailfinch, eastern plantain-eater, and African jacana among others.

The boat cruise is another activity one can do during camping in Murchison falls national park. The boat cruise takes you to the bottom of the falls and during this cruise, you can see some of the water animals, animals on the shores of the river drinking water, and water birds. At the bottom of the falls, you can hike to the top of the falls and this will expose you to the devil’s cauldron where you will witness a mass of water trying to squeeze through the gorge making the ground trumble.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the parks in Uganda where you can go camping. The camping in queen Elizabeth national park is done in different areas of the park such as Kyambura gorge, rift valley escarpment, northeast escarpment, Mweya peninsular, and Ishasha sector. Several campsites in this national park are permanent and accommodation varies between self-contained tents and non-self-contained tents.

During camping in queen Elizabeth national park, you can do activities like lion trekking which is done in the Ishasha sector of the park, and get an opportunity to see the rare tree-climbing lions found nowhere in Uganda but queen Elizabeth national park. You can also do a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake Edward to Lake George and get an opportunity to see crocodiles, waters, birds, fish as well as different animals on the shores of the lake drinking water.

Another activity you can do in queen Elizabeth national park is game viewing where you have an opportunity to see some of the park wildlife like lions, tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, hyenas, leopards, waterbucks, topi, warthogs, giant forest hogs, Uganda kobs, and so many others. There is also birding in Queen Elizabeth national park where you get to see birds like the African broadbill, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, pink-backed pelican, shoebill, grey craned crane, black bee-eater, swamp warbler, pied kingfisher, African jacana, and so many others.

Kidepo valley national park

If you want to experience the true African wilderness then you shouldn’t miss out camping in Kidepo valley national park on your visit in Uganda. The Park is located in the remote areas of northern Uganda in Kaabong district. The Park is blessed with an abundance of wildlife species including the big 4- leopards, buffaloes, lions, and elephants. Africa adventure vacations limited can make sure that your camping safari in Kidepo valley national park is fun and memorable. There are two camping sites in Kidepo valley national park and all these have cold showers and flush toilets.

While on a camp in Kidepo valley national park you can take part in activities like game viewing where you have an opportunity of seeing animals such as cheetahs, lions, buffaloes, giraffes, wild dogs, elephants, leopards, zebras, foxes among others. Birding where to you get to spot the ostriches, little bee-eater, red and yellow barbet, dark chanting goshawk, Karamoja Apalis, kori bustard, little green bee-eater among others. You can also do cultural visits to Kidepo valley national park where you visit people like the Karamajong and IK that leave around the park. These people are similar to the Masai of Kenya.

When to book group camping safaris Uganda / What is the best time for Uganda camping safaris?

Uganda can be visited at any time of the year for camping but the best time would be the dry season. The dry season in Uganda happens from December to February and June to September. During these months the roads leading to the park are passable, rain is little or no, the vegetation is thin with clear views of animals and the routes in the park are not slippery or muddy. Travelers should avoid camping in the rain months of March to May and September to November due to heavy rainfalls.

Joining a camping group safari

First, make it a point to investigate the tour company conducting your safari, and then go deeper to each member of the group you are joining to find out whether your habits match theirs.

Choosing a camping group to have a safari with is not an easy choice to make, simply because different people have different tastes and preferences whereas many people complete the safari as friends, business partners or family, others leave heartbroken, with some properties stolen from them.

Right, the first step is doing a background check on every group member’s traits before declaring them to the group. This will help in determining the likes and dislikes of each individual as well as group them rightfully.

As you have fun in your group camping safari, the night is as important as day, so don’t stop learning and put all your senses into use because there is a lot to pull out from this adventure. Above all, respect each and every member of the group.

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