Africa's top safari destinations include wildlife parks in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Gabon
however Uganda is now emerging as a destination of choice for
safaris not least because a number of safari operators get you
up close and personal with the wildlife.
the Serengeti National Park, the Masai Mara National Park,
South Africa's Kruger National Park, Botswana's Selinda
Reserve and Zambia's splendidly isolated South Luangwa
National Park are all excellent safari destinations with an
abundance of wildlife most safari adventures have you seated
inside a van from which you can take turns to stand up and see
Some of the safaris organised in
Uganda ~ which is the only country where you can see the tree
lion ~ actually allow you to sit on top of the jeep when
accompanied by an experienced driver who is familiar with the
Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Elizabeth National Park itself covers an area of 764 square miles in
the south-west of Uganda stretching from Lake Edward in the
south to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north. Founded in 1954,
it is home to ninety-five different species of mammal and over
five hundred types of bird some of which were photographed by
this site on a recent safari to the park in late 2013 and
You can take a three day trip to
the park to go on safari setting off from a hostel near
Ntungamo in Uganda. Day one consists of a game drive through
the park before setting up camp next to a river that provides
a border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
There you will sleep around a camp
fire with an armed night watch man protecting you from the
nearby river hippos and baboons. Day two consists of a further
drive then an afternoon boat cruise followed by dinner at a
nearby restaurant. Day three consists of further game drives,
visiting craft huts and a late breakfast.