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5 Top Uganda National Parks to visit on your birthday

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5 Top Uganda National Parks to visit on your birthday

Are you planning to spend your birthday time in Uganda, we recommend you visit these top 5 National Park for a great experience and memorable birthday. These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park. Your visit to one or all of these national parks will give you an opportunity to explore the main tourist attractions Uganda has to offer including all the Big 6 animals which include Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Elephants. Here below are the details for each National Park best to visit in Uganda on your birthday.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest should be the major highlight for your birthday given the fact that this park offers a gorilla tracking experience giving you an opportunity to encounter the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat Bwindi Forest. There is much more to do in Bwindi than gorilla tracking, other activities to do during your visit to this park on your birthday include forest walks, community walks through local villages which provide insights into the lives of the Bakiga and Batwa pygmy people living near Bwindi forest. The park is also great for bird watching. You will need a gorilla permit which costs USD700 per person per trek to be allowed to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is another National Park in Uganda great to visit during your birthday. This is Uganda’s most popular and diverse national park in Uganda located within the rift valley floor surrounded by lakes and breathtaking wildernesses. Major activities to do during your birthday in Queen Elizabeth National Park include the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, game drives to see various wildlife including the Big 4 animals, search for tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of the park, lion tracking and Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge among others.

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is best known for its number and variety of resident primates with 13 species of primates including the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda estimated at over 1500 chimpanzees, other primates found in Kibale Forest include the nocturnal bush baby and potto, Monkeys, baboons among others. Kibale forest national park is also a popular destination for birders with over 335 bird species recorded. Chimpanzee trekking is done in two sessions in the morning and afternoon this will be determined by the chimpanzee permit you purchase and your itinerary to trek in a given session accordingly. The park is also a home to large mammals such as elephants, buffaloes and giant forest hog although these are rarely seen.

Murchison Falls National Park

The park is located in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley and North of Kampala and Entebbe. The park is endowed with several attractions including over 76 mammal species with four members of the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas etc. Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures. There also several primates in the Murchison falls national park including baboons and several monkey species. It is also a home to several bird species including the rare shoebill stork for bird watching lovers.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is located furthest in the North Eastern parts of Uganda and bordering south of Sudan and Kenya. The park covers an area of 1442 square Kilometers which is dominantly covered by savannah grassland and over looks mount molongore, Narus Valley and the seasonal kidepo valley river. It can be said that this is one of the remaining virgin national parks as its not yet explored that much mainly because of its proximity from Entebbe Airport and Kampala where trips start from but with the availability of flights to the park this is changing and bringing the park even closer than before.

What is the best time for visiting the Uganda National Parks?

During Dry season from June to September and December to February every year is the best time to visit Uganda National parks. The parks can as well be visited all year around and you will be able to see the wildlife, dry seasons offer great sighting of wildlife compared to wet seasons.

Why book your birthday safari to Uganda with Dav safaris.

Dav Safaris boosts of a professional office and field team that takes care of all your requests and inquiries. We are highly recommended on trip advisor as well as Safari bookings. Our website is one of the best and reliable points to help you start preparing for your tour, we have the best and update information that you can rely on. Dav safaris is owned and run by Ugandans who have well explored Uganda for many years and as such, you will be dealing with a team that sells what they know.

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