Reasons to Visit
Many people assume Uganda doesn't have much large game and the only reason to visit is to see gorillas. This, however, would be a mistake as the various parks are home to many large mammal species, including lion, leopard, hyena jackal, buffalo and elephant. There are also numerous antelope and bird species.
It is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus.
Making your way through the bamboo forests and into the dense montane forest you will trek for between two and five hours to find your allocated group of mountain gorillas. The sometimes strenuous walk to find the gorillas is always made up for by this truly unique experience!
Something a bit different which you can enjoy at the Semliki Wildlife Reserve is a night game-drive. Setting off after dinner, you may catch a glimpse of a leopard in a tree; Serval cats, civets, Ugandan kob, mongoose, the strange triple-winged nightjars and nocturnal bush hogs are regularly spotted.
Few countries in Africa provide so many opportunities to view such colourful and vibrant village life. Driving through the lush rural countryside numerous villages are scattered along terraced hillsides. The interaction with the local people in these remote locations often generates some of the most memorable travel experiences.
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Africa and The Indian Ocean
The main reason to stay overnight at Ngamba Island is to spend more time with the chimpanzees. You can enjoy a chimpanzee forest walk, and also see the early morning feeding which daytrip visitors to the island will miss.
The only place to stay on Ngamba Island is the simple Ngamba Tented Camp. The camp consists of comfortable twin-bed tents raised on wooden platforms on the waters edge.
Each tent has en suite facilities with solar power used for lighting and heating the water. Meals are served either in the A-frame dining room or on a wooden platform beside the lake.
Ngamba Island supports an array of larger game and birdlife, but is most well known for its sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees, which was set up to resue chimpanzees from poachers and traders.
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