tropical rainforest contains the largest surviving herds of migrating
forest elephants in Uganda. Kibale also has one of the highest densities
of primates in the world with 12 species including red-tailed monkey,
diademed monkey, blue monkey, white cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, chimpanzee,
black, white and red colobus. During forest walks you may encounter
one of the families of habituated chimpanzees or see a group of 20 - 30
red colobus monkeys swinging through the ancient forest trees.
There are at least 325 species of birds and 144 species of butterflies. Kibale's ancient trees reach heights of 55 metres. Take part in a guided forest walk - you may see a crowned crane nesting and feeding site, you may climb up a treehouse
The park contains pristine
lowland tropical rain forest, montane forest, and mixed tropical deciduous
forest. In addition to forest, you will also notice areas of grassland
and of swamp.
Ruwenzori National Park
The Ruwenzori Mountains lie along the western border of Uganda and rise to a height of 5100 meters. These fabled, mist-covered "Mountains Of The Moon", World Heritage Site 120 km in length and 48 km in width, were formed from a block which was thrust up during the creation of the western arm of the "Great East African Rift Valley". At the centre of the range, there are six peaks carrying permanent snow, three with glaciers. The highest of these peaks, and the third highest peak in Africa, is Mt Margherita rising 5100 metres above sea level. The park covers 996 sq km of rugged mountain terrain. Whether experienced climbers or casual day hikers, Ruwenzori Mountain National Park offers visitors a unique experience of a Montane rainforest. The main attraction is the luxuriant vegetation found above 3000m, which includes the giant forms of Lobelia, Heather and Groundsel. It is also the home to hyrax, blue monkey, chimpanzee, giant forest hog and many unique bird species such as the Ruwenzori Turaco, the Handsome Francolin and the Olive Pigeon. Forming the "Mountains of the Moon" these mist enshrouded peaks reflect a haunting mystery that is a famed subect of photography. This Park offers fine hiking and challenging mountaineering.
our clients will stay at the beautiful Ndali Lodge is situated on a high
saddle between two crater lakes. The breathtaking views and cooler
climate at Ndali are just some of its best features. 1520
metres above sea level, on a narrow causeway between a serene crater lake
(Nyinabuga) and glorious rolling hills, Ndali Lodge has magnificent 360-degree
views. The lodge was built by the late
Captain Mark Price, a British tea farmer, and is managed as a working farm
by his family today. The rooms are decorated in local crafts and
materials, and feature high ceilings and four-poster beds with mosquito
netting. The en suite baths have hot and cold running water and flush
toilets. There is no electricity at this lodge, but ample candle
and oil lamps are provided in the evening, creating a romantic feel of
"old Africa". The buildings
that comprise the lodge, created out of local materials, not only make
the most of the panorama but form an oasis of real comfort and kindly service,
totally harmonious with its breathtaking setting. From the passion
fruit juice and wild honey served with a full English breakfast on the
terrace, to the magnificent candle-lit dinners in the splendid hall, the
vast majority of Ndaliís food is grown on the estate. All of the 8 cottages
have delightful terraces, bathrooms and well created furniture.
Queen Elizabeth National Park includes large freshwater lakes, inland salt lakes, crater lakes and a terrain that includes marshland, savannah, mountains and wooded valleys. QENP is set in the west of the Rift Valley bordered by the mist-capped 'Mountains of the Moon,'
Huge flocks of flamingos
congrate in the lakes and . You will spot eagles soaring and vultures perching.
You will view lions relaxing and elephants ambling and giant forest hog
snuffling. And, in its lakes you'll see hippos swimming and kingfishers
darting. Any visitor to this park cannot fail to be amazed by the enormous
diversity in each
The Ishasha area in the Southern part of teh park is known for tree-climbing lions and the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving forests in Uganda. A launch trip from Mweya along the Kazinga channel, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George, provides one of the most memorable experiences of the park.
our clients will stay at Mweya Lodge situated on a peninsula overlooking
Lake Edward and Kasinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with
the Ruwenzori Mountains in the background. Mweya Lodge has recently been
completely renovated to a high standard, excellent rooms, all en suite,
restaurant, bar area, pool and outside dining. Excellent service and a
wide variety of food are served in the dining area whilst one enjoys the
stunning views and wildlife not far way.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi is a true African jungle.made impenetrable by a dense undergrowth of vines and other vegetation. Huge trees are covered with creepers, mistletoe and orchids. Giant thickets of bamboo thrive in the humid atmosphere and, where sunlight breaks though, the colorful heliconia blossoms. The dense vegetation is home to colobus monkey and familes of 20 to 30 chimpanzees.This is the richest forest in Uganda in terms of the number of plant species. While Gorilla tracking is the main attraction other guided forest walks are available: one popular trail leads to a pretty waterfall, others focus on birding and monkey-viewing.
Bwindi is a a UNESCO World
Heritage Site and is a sanctuary for almost half the world's population
of 620 mountain gorillas. Established as a safe habitat for several families
of mountain gorillas it is now the location of an important scientific
conservation programme. Gorilla trekking is limited to small groups.
GORILLA FOREST CAMP- A new camp opened December 01, 2001 within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Forest Camp consists of 8 custom designed twin rooms, with specious queen size beds and each with its own en suite bathroom facilities, featuring hot and cold running water throughout. Each room has its own private verandah offering secluded privacy to guests in search of solitude, plus a communal bar and lounge area overlooking the rain forest for dining and social interests. A unique feature for the camp is that each room has its own private forest bath and shower, where clients can luxuriate in the unique forest surroundings.
The camp has one of the most
well equipped kitchens of any tented accommodation in Uganda. The
standard of accommodation is 4 star throughout, equivalent with services
and food of a standard unprecedented in Uganda. This truly is a luxury
camp to match any in the whole of East Africa at a 4 star level.
Electricity is provided for lighting and recharging of video camera batteries
and similar appliances. This small oasis of luxury provides complete comfort
- duvets and hot
Mount Mgahinga National Park
The Mgahinga Gorilla National
Park was established on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains as a sanctuary
for mountain gorillas. The Park, covers an area of 33.7km2 in the
southwest corner of Uganda on the boarder with Rwanda and the Congo. It
includes parts of Muhavura, Mgahinga and Sabino Volcanic Mountains. The
summit of Muhavura has a small crater lake and forms the highest point
(4127m) in the Park. Although a popular location for viewing there
is some risk involved in planning a trip to this park as the gorilla families
will often move acorss the boarder becomming inaccessible to vistiors on
the Uganda side.
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Lake Mburo National Park is situated in rolling hills and open grassy valleys containing Lake Mburo and four smaller lakes. The park's lakes support crocodiles and hippos. The surrounding papyrus swamps provide a habitat for the sitatunga antelope whose narrow, elongated hooves allow them to move freely through the reed beds.
Exotic sights you may enjoy
are male impala characteristically looking over their territory from the
top of a large anthill, an exquisite panoramic view of the lakeland expanse
from a hilltop vantage point, or the sight of locally ranched long-horned
ankole cattle grazing with wild impala and zebra. The acacia-dotted savannah
is home to huge herds of impala, as well as topi, eland, klipspringer
and other antelope. Zebra and buffalo also graze these acres. The park's
diverse habitat supports over 350 species of birds.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
At the top of Murchison Falls, the entire volume of the Victoria Nile is forced through a 6 -metre rock cleft and then plunges 130 feet. Before the Murchison Falls themselves, in the eastern sector of the Park,are the Karuma Falls where the Nile cascades over 23 kilometres of rapids. This is some of the most exciting white water in Africa. A launch trip up stream to the Falls is one of the great experiences in Africa. Elephant, hartebeest, giraffe, buffalo, crocodiles and countless antelope and birds (including the rare Shoebill stork) can be admired at the water's edge as the launch glides along.
Vegitation in the park ranges from riparian forest and swamp land to broad Savannah, providing a habitat for many of the animals found in Uganda. The Rabongo Forest in teh Southern part of the park is home to several families of chimpanzees and other primates. The Nile divides the park into the north and south sectors.
Here we will recommend that our clients stay at Nile Safari Camp is located on the banks of the Victoria Nile with each room overlooking the river. Each room has en suite shower and toilet at the rear, in front a deck to relax. The bar and restaurant also overlook the river with beautiful views of the sun setting over the Blue Mountains in Congo. A pool is also available. This has to be one of the best and romantic locations in Uganda. There is an al fresco restaurant and small gift shop, a small swimming pool, and an observation platform where you may enjoy a drink whilst watching the Nile wildlife. Sitting by the campfire, looking at the sun set over the Nile from the friendly bar is an unforgettable experience. Totally in keeping with its surroundings, the Nile Safari Camp offers a quality of service, attention and friendliness that will make your stay on the Nile a really memorable experience.
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