Uganda Group Safaris

Discover new and exciting adventures in the pearl of Africa by taking part in group safaris and tours.

Uganda Group Safaris

Are you looking for group safaris in Uganda?  Discover new and exciting adventures in the pearl of Africa by taking part in group safaris and tours. Go to different parts of the country, take park in different activities such as game viewing, hiking, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, sport fishing and so many others surrounded by travelers like you. Below are the top places to go on Uganda group safaris;

Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls national park is the biggest national park in Uganda located in the northwestern part of the country. The Park is a home of several animal species, birds and is a place to find Murchison falls which are the strongest falls in the world. Most of the animal species in this park can be seen on a game drive such as lions, Uganda kob, waterbucks, warthogs, buffaloes, bushbucks, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, elephants, and chimpanzees to mention but a few. The birds in Murchison falls national park include African jacana, grey crowned crane, papyrus gonolek, shoebill stork, marabou stork, goliath heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, red-throated bee-eater, secretary bird, and African-quail finch among others

Queen Elizabeth national park

Located in the western part of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth national park is the most visited park in the country with over 95 animal species, and 600 bird species. Some of the activities done in this park include boat cruises on the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George to lake Edward, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, and game drives where you get to see animals like lions, tree-climbing lions, waterbucks, topis, Uganda kob, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, hyenas, crocodiles and hippos among others.

Queen Elizabeth national park is also a home to over 600 birds most of which can be seen during birding safaris. The birds most likely to be seen in queen Elizabeth national park include black-rumped buttonquail, African skimmer, martial eagle, papyrus gonolek, lesser flamingo, shoebill stork, greater flamingo, white-tailed lark, black bee-eater, and African skimmer to mention but a few. There is also lion trekking in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park where you get to see tree climbing lions resting on big fig trees.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Group safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is located in the southwestern part of the country can take part in gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is mostly done in this park because it’s home to more than half of the reaming mountain gorillas in the world. The gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is done in groups of 8 people and all these must be ages 15 years and above. The trekking is also done by people who have valid gorilla permits and must be free from diseases like flu and cough. Gorilla trekking permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park cost $700 foreign non-residents, $600 foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East African. You are advised to book your permits in advance most especially if you are planning to trek in the dry season to avoid inconvenience.

Mgahinga national park

Mgahinga national park is one of the country’s smallest national parks located in the southwestern part of Uganda and a home to mountain gorillas. Mgahinga is a home of about 80 mountain gorillas with only one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi. Gorilla trekking is the main activity done in this park and it’s done by a group of only 8 people who are 15 years and above. Trekking gorillas in Mgahinga national parks cost the same money as that of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Mgahinga national park is the only place in Uganda where golden monkey trekking is done and this is done at a fee of $50.

Kidepo valley national park

Kidepo valley national park is located in the remote countries and it’s the most isolated national park in the country. The Park is one of the virgin places everyone who wants to see animals would visit on a Uganda group safari. The Park is home to over 86 mammal species, among which include giraffes, zebras, bush pigs, lions, elephants, buffaloes, black-backed jackals, Africa wild dogs, leopards, caracal, bae eared fox, greater kudu, lesser Kudu, gazelle, impalas among others. Travelers to Kidepo valley national park have an opportunity of spotting many bird species such as ostriches, black-headed plover, red-billed oxpecker, superb starlings, African grey flycatcher, little green bee-eater, orange-winged nightjars, African grey flycatcher, Abyssinian ground hornbill, hoopoe, singing bush lark, fan-tailed raven, silver bird, and yellow-billed shrike among others.

Best time for Uganda group safaris

Uganda can be visited all year round but some months are better than the reason. These are the dry months of June, July, August September December January, and February. During these months there is little or no rainfall, the vegetation in the parks is thin, the road leading to the park is accessible, and the trekking trails or the tracks are not muddy or slippery. Uganda can also be visited in the rainy season but the roads to the parks are in bad conditions and the trails are slippery and muddy.

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