Top activities on a Safari in Uganda and Rwanda : So your travelling to Uganda and Rwanda for a combined safari in both countries. Your excited about visiting both countries on one trip. In fact what’s even more exciting is that you get the chance to see famous primates the mountain gorillas while visiting  these countries.

Yes! Uganda and Rwanda are two countries popular for being home of the endangered and famous apes the mountain gorillas. These countries also house as primates like chimpanzees, golden monkeys, baboons and others.

So it’s normal for you to think when you visit Uganda and Rwanda you will only have mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking as the activities to do on your safari.

And yes of course you get to do the primate trekking. One of the most exciting and adventurous safari activities. You will visit mountain  gorillas in either Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda or Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

For the chimpanzees you will visit Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, Kibale National Park, kyambura gorge, Budongo forest and Ngamba Island in Uganda.

Golden monkeys in Rwanda you will find them in Nyungwe National Park and in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

So apart from the primate trekking, what other safari activities can one do in Rwanda and Uganda?!

Here is a list of the activities you can look out for:-

  1. Game drives

The primates stay in forested areas, but these two countries have other animals like the lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Rhinos, cheetahs, antelopes, zebras, giraffes and many more.

You can also view these animals in their habitats on game drives.

Top activities on a Safari in Uganda and Rwanda
Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth

Game drives are done in Queen Elizabeth National park, Murchison Falls National park, Kidepo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda and Akagera National park in Rwanda.

  1. Bird watching

If you are a bird lover, you can also watch birds in the primate parks and some of the other parks. Rwanda and Uganda have a combined total of over 1000 bird species. Birds in the countries include the endemic Albertine birds, shoe bill stork, African eagle and many others.

  1. Boat rides

You can also take boat rides on some of the most amazing water bodies in these countries. Most boat rides are taken on lake Ihema in Rwanda, Lake Victoria, Nile river, Kazinga channel and Lake Mburo in Uganda.

  1. Guided Nature Walks

Guided Nature walks are some of the activities that allow you to appreciate nature, flora and the wildlife habitats. On these walks you get to learn more about the vegetation, tree species and many more aspects of nature. Nature walks are also refreshing, as they are a break away for the normal or commonly know safari activities.

Guided Nature Walks are done in all game parks in both countries.

  1. White water rafting

If you are adventurous you can try out white water rafting. It’s one if those adventurous activities you do on water instead of just taking boat rides to enjoy the waters.

Top activities on a Safari in Uganda and Rwanda
White Water Rafting

We think water rafters usually want to dare the waters.

  1. Hiking

Rwanda and Uganda have a number of mountains namely mt. Karismbi, mt. Bisoke, mt. Muhavarua and others in Rwanda. Mt. Rwenzori, Mt Elgon, Mt. Sabinyo, Mt. Gahinga and Mt. Muhavarua in Uganda.

You can take on a challenge of hiking any of these mountains to the summit, If you are up to it. It can be really fun.

  1. Community tours

Do you wonder how about the locals in the countries, do you want to know about them. You can take community tours in both countries that is Rwanda and Uganda to learn more about the different local groups. The most popular community tours in Uganda are Ike group and the Batwa people. In Rwanda the tea growing communities.

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