Uganda Gifted by Nature -a Perfect Safari Destination
By Ddungu Richard
Uganda once called "the pearl of Africa" has recently been rebranded to "Uganda gifted by nature" The word " Gifted " in the brand tagline reflects Uganda's extraordinary natural richness and cultural diversity, as well as the talents and abilities of the people - all bestowed as a gift to the world. " Nature " is seen as the giver of Uganda 's uniqueness- dependent on human protection to preserve its uniqueness for future generations.
There are some places you would go to on a safari and then there are places that make the safari special. With so many things to do and see, Uganda is provides for a true safari destination. A gorilla safari is undoubtedly the top prefered tour for all most any tourist to Uganda. Uganda is the only country where the endangered mountain gorilla can be seen in its natural habitat.Uganda hosts more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world.A permit for a gorilla costs US $ 360 and must always be booked in advance since the number of people allowed to see these creatures is always limited.
Uganda has over 1000 bird species. If your preference is a birding safari to Uganda, you will not miss the rare Shoebill stork and other species.Take an opportunity to look out for the shy and secretive birds along the channel.Uganda's scenic diversity and richness of landscape compares favourably with anywhere on the African continent. Uganda is proud to be one of the Africa countries with the largest concentration of Crocodile and Hippo.
The thrill of churning rapids has been added to the new adventures of Uganda. One of the longest rivers in the world, River Nile has enabled tourist activities including fishing and white water rafting and Bungee Jumping.
The bio-diversity in Uganda's forest reserves is impressive. Amongst the huge buttressed tress and tangled vegetation, of lianas and epipytes,you will find the habitats ad homes of literally thousands of forest species from the shy elephant shrew to the scaly tailed flying squirrel. Not forgetting our closest relative, the Chimpanzee As a means of conserving these valuable havens, the Uganda forest Department has set up 6 forest tourism projects at sites on popular tourist routes around the country.
You may take on a Safari to Uganda for an experience which leaves you filled with great memories and certainly a destination not to miss out.