Visiting Uganda Gorillas on a Self Guided Tour
Uganda is sometimes called the Pearl of Africa due to the very many incredible features it houses. Many travelers from all over the world jet into this beautiful country to see Uganda’s incredible features. Today when you mention Uganda what comes to many people’s mind are the rare mountain gorillas, endangered species that are found in the South Western part of the country. Currently there are about 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world and Uganda hosts almost half of these great apes that are only found in two other countries in the world; Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo.
The political stability and improved security of the country make Uganda the safest destination for mountain gorilla trekking in the world. all the year round Uganda receives tourists interested in visiting the great apes on organized tours to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga Forest national park. Some of these tours also extend to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to see these great apes.
With a self drive rental from one of Uganda’s car rental agencies, a journey to this incredible national park is a walk over! Today, you can easily hire a rental car and travel to the south western parks of Uganda on a journey of about 7-9 hours! The drive is easy as you follow major roads, and the favorable weather conditions throughout the year make Uganda a great destination. During the trip you can have various stopovers at any interesting place. The most common is a stopover at the Equator crossing for photography and snack taking. Travelers also have a stop at Mpambire a local drum making place – if interested you can buy yourself the locally made items and at Mbarara for lunch! The journey takes you past places with good views and interesting landscape as well as rolling green hills as you continue up to the park.
The following day you will head to the park headquarters to be among the few sharing the love with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is the most interesting adventurous activity done on earth. This is just a few on what you can enjoy on a self drive safari in Uganda. After the trek, you can also go for a game drive in Uganda’s breathtaking parks including the Queen Elizabeth National Park for the opportunity to catch up with the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha Area of the park, but other wild game that can be seen include elephants, buffaloes, waterbuck, bush buck, warthogs that can be seen.
The best cars to use for a self drive include land cruisers, Nissan patrol, van with pop up tops. You can still explore other parks all with unique features like Murchison falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kibale forest national park the best place for chimpanzee tracking and Kidepo valley national park which was recently named as one of Uganda’s best safari destinations with very many untouched unique features waiting for you to explore. The park is located in the remote northern part of Uganda but with the courtesy of our good and comfortable cars you can still reach is part of Uganda with a lot easy. Why not cultural encounter with the local people, it’s really a very interesting activity leaning more about the life style of the African people.
Depending on the number of days you have in Uganda, still you can enjoy another adventurous activity at the source of the Nile which is the world’s longest river; enjoy rafting on the Nile or bungee jumping. The Nile is located at Jinja in the eastern part of Uganda. Doesn’t live Uganda without a city tour, indeed these and many other interesting places can be reached with a car hire either self-drive or with a driver from our car hire Uganda service. Rush and book with us one of our comfortable cars of any type.