Things To See & DO – Self Drive To Western Uganda


Western Uganda is a friendly and unspoilt area of Africa. It is quite a big region with clear lakes, thickly forested islands and fertile wetlands. Western Uganda is blessed with a variety of high lands and misted mountains for example mountain Rwenzori that offers tourists a variety of activities.

The terraced hills and farmlands having different crops like tea cover much of the region, the farmlands lives to employ a variety of locals and at the end of it all, be able to earn a living. The region is also Uganda’s top wildlife –watching destination and one of the best places in the world to spot primates.

A self drive Uganda safari to the western is a fantastic way to experience Uganda in freedom and flexibility because an adventurer can drive into different national parks by himself and go for a variety of activities. Self-drive gives a client more off the beaten path places and meets more locals, interact with them if they are interested and indulge in their activities that the tourists term to be thrilling.

The reason as to why it makes sense to opt for a self-drive to western Uganda is, a visitor decides his or her preferred routes with pace along the way, and the cars offer the comfort of lugging their bags from door to door and from easier step to the next one.

A visitor can be offered a self-drive safari that is created to suit a variety of budgets and preferences. The itinerary may cover a number of outstanding attractions and activities to be indulged in while in western-Uganda

A tourist on a self-drive can take a trip to Bwindi impenetrable national park onakiand trek the mountain gorillas through the steep slopes, the experience attained is said to rank as one of Africa’s top trekking experience.

Bwindi impenetrable forest is located in southwestern Uganda and part of Bwindi is situated on Congo boarder neighboring Virunga national park on the western rift valley. It is regarded a true rain forest spreading over series of steep ridges and valleys that form the eastern edge of the Albert rift valley.

A self-drive safari to Bwindi focuses on gorilla tracking on two locations, Buhooma and recently established locations at Nkuringo. More than half of the worlds’ gorilla population is resident in bwindi. Besides gorilla tracking, visitors can also expect to encounter wildlife, nature walks, sightseeing among others.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, the only home to the greatest variety of primates on the planet. Located in the western Uganda, the park is also best known for chimp habituation experience. Chimpanzees are fully habituated which makes it easy for tourists engage in the activity wholesomely.

They trek chimps with no doubt, the animals continue doing their daily activities because they are used to seeing people.

On a self-drive to western Uganda, visitors have safari opportunities to continue to Queen Elizabeth national park; famous for its tree-climbing lions in the ishasha sector. The lions keep in the trees as they wait for the prey to pass by, and watch as they just jump on the prey which is an eye catching moment.

The visitors can as well go for game drives and have a chance of encountering animals like hippos and buffaloes in the park plus numerous herds of buffaloes and elephants.

Visitors can as well do a launch cruise at Kazinga channel which gives a diverse opportunity to watch a variety of bird species standing on the surrounding vegetation and others flying in the air.

Tourists who drive to Lake Mburo national park are offered the best game drives ever; here they get the opportunity to see what really a home of zebras looks like.

The Rwenzori Mountain ranges, where they go for mountain climbing to margherita peak of which the activity is termed to give a remarkable experience.

Exploring western Uganda is that unique chance travelers on their self- drive safari should not miss because it enables them explore all the endless list of attractions and the amazing beauty at its peak.



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