western Uganda tourist attractions
- February 23, 2016
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
In this article, we will explore western Uganda tourist attractions that can be visited by those interested in taking the western safari circuit while on their Uganda Safari. Western Uganda is composed of several districts that include, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Rubirizi, Kasese and Fort Portal. In these districts, several national parks are well distributed to give tourists a nice safari experience.
Most visited western Uganda tourist attractions.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one the major western Uganda Tourist attractions that is always on the wish list of many people that visit Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is popular its exciting game drives in search for wild game that include herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, lions and leopards. In the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park lies a section called Ishasha and is popular for tree climbing lions. Very few places in the world has such a wonder but you can achieve your dream here in Queen Elizabeth National Park. While in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you can go for an exciting two hour boat cruise on Kazing channel that has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world, over 450 species of water birds and provides an opportunity for spotting other wild animals that flock this channel to drink water. There is also chambura gorge where a group of wild chimpanzees has been habituated for chimpanzee trekking. You could also do some nature walks in the Maramagambo forest which is part of the wide Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area. The above indeed makes Queen Elizabeth National Park as one of the major western Uganda Tourist attractions to be considered by any willing to visit Uganda.
Other major western Uganda Tourist attractions include Kibale Forest National Park which has been considered as the best place to trek wild but habituated chimpanzees in Africa. It’s because of Kibale and National Parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable National park which is home to endangered mountain gorillas that Uganda has indeed been named as the Primate Capital of Africa. Come with Encounter Africa Safaris for an exciting chimpanzee trek in the forest with chances of spotting other 11 primates that reside in this forest. Kibale Forest National Park is also popular with birders interested in forest bird spices. Around Kibale National Park, you can as well go for the bigodi wetland walk or visit the crater lake region. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for details about Kibale National park and how to obtain chimpanzee permits for this part of the forest.
We also have Lake Mburo National park and Mountain Rwenzori National parks as part of Western Uganda Tourist attractions. Lake Mburo is a small National park and the closest to Kampala capital city. In this park, game drives, safari walks and boat cruises can be carried out. It is good for one or two days excursion as well as acting as a stopover to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruises. Those interested in mountain climbing, then Rwenzori Mountains are so far the best and most challenging destination.
At Encounter Africa safaris, we can combine Western Uganda Tourist attractions to create for you a holiday that will fit in your time, budget and interests.