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Top 6 Safest Places To Visit On a Uganda Road Trip

As it is every traveler’s question “How safe is Uganda”? What are the safest places for a Uganda Road trip? Uganda is one of the safest countries to visit worldwide at any time of the Year. Like any other country, Uganda faces some security instabilities but the government hs and it is doing a great job of ensuring that the country is safe at large. Uganda is remarkably a preferred destination thanks to its endowments. Every region in Uganda has something unique for visitors to explore and experience. But what leaves many always asking is; which is the safest place to visit?

Top 6 Safest Places to Visit in Uganda


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Bahai Temple

Kampala is not only a commercial hub in Uganda, but also the safest place to start or end your Uganda safari holiday. Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and comes with several tourist sites worth exploring. These are excellently explored on a city tour and include the Gaddafi National Mosque, Kasubi tomb site, Namugongo Martyrs Shrines, Craft markets, Uganda Museum, Kabaka’s Palace, Baha’i temple, Rubaga cathedral, Buganda heritage, Namirembe Cathedral, Kabala Lake, Ndere cultural center and more.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Located in Western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a favorite location for watching the tree-climbing lions. This is Uganda’s 2nd largest park spanning over and was gazetted in 1952.

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Tree Climbing Lion – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Within Queen Elizabeth National Park, there are over 620 species of birds to be identified, 95 mammal species, and others. The different faunal species to locate on Uganda wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth Park include spotted hyenas, lions, Nile crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, hippos, topis, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Leopards, and more.

The interesting birds to find on a birding tour in this vast savanna park include the martial eagle, grey crowned herons, saddle-billed storks, handsome francolins, swamp flycatchers, palm-nut vultures, shoebill, collared prancticles, and others.

Bwindi National Park

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Baby Mountain Gorilla – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Situated in Southwestern Uganda, Bwindi is one of the safest destinations that you should consider a must-visit for gorilla trekking. This park was officially gazetted as part of Uganda parks in 1991 and covers a compact area of Within Bwindi NP is a lush impenetrable forest, a major habitat to a diversity of species including the giant forest hogs, elephants, mountain gorillas, golden cats, clawless otters, black-fronted duikers, side-striped jackals, buffaloes, and;

Birds such as handsome francolins, black-billed turacos, Shelley’s crimson wings, Fraser’s eagles, Grauer’s broadbill, purple-breasted sunbirds, white-bellied robin chats, Chapin’s flycatchers, and more.

What not to miss while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; gorilla trekking in Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija; birding, nature walks, gorilla habituation experience, visit the Batwa community, and Mountain hiking/hiking.

Murchison Falls National Park

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Boat Cruise At The Bottom Of Murchison Falls

Visit Uganda’s largest park –Murchison Falls National Park, home to the world’s most powerful falls –Murchison Falls. This park is found in Northwestern Uganda, extending over, and holds huge concentrations of lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeest, warthogs, oribis, and hyenas, etc.

Over 451 species of birds can also be identified in the various habitats of Murchison Falls NP. They include the giant heron, grey crown craned, Abyssinian hornbill, giant kingfisher, shoebill stork and more.

Kibale National Park

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Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibale Forest National Park

If you enjoy primate watching, then there is one place that can blow your mind away and that is Kibale National Park. 13 primate species survive in Kibale Forest including the Uganda mangabeys, L’hoest monkeys, galagos, mantled guereza, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, 1500 chimpanzees, pottos, and bush babies. Kibale also protects animals such as bushbucks, blue and red duikers, forest hogs, bush pigs, sitatungas, and more.

Birds -375 species of birds exist in the scenic Kibale National Park. These include blue-breasted kingfishers, black bee-eaters, African pitta, Abyssinian ground thrush, white-napped pigeons, mourning-collared doves, lemon doves and others.

While in Kibale, the interesting experiences to consider a must-enjoy include chimpanzee tracking, forest walk, chimp habituation experience, bird watching, visiting Bigodi for a guided walk and also experiencing more about the unique cultures.


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White Water Rafting On The Nile River

In Eastern Uganda, a visit to Jinja is a must-do. Jinja offers all kinds of adventures and other experiences. Known as the adventure capital of East Africa, it is in Jinja where you can experience the most of white water rafting on the Nile River, bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, tubing, or go horseback riding, quad biking, or sunset boat cruise.

In conclusion, Uganda has many tourist sites or places and they are all safe year-round for holidaymakers to spend their vacation. With the above, you can have wilderness experiences with your favorite wildlife, and primates and also combine adrenaline adventures either guided or you can choose to hire a car and self drive in Uganda.

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Guide to Renting a Car in Uganda in 2021

Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most preferred travel destinations in Africa. It boasts itself as a home to diverse wildlife and a boiling pot of cultures. Each year, thousands of travelers confine in Uganda, the pearl of Africa to discover its natural treasures on self-drive or guided safari.

Generally, Uganda is an adventure packed travel destination worth exploring but firstly, how you get around does matter a lot. We have a wide selection of rental cars but there are some amazing things you should know if you plan to hire a car in Uganda in 2021.

Here are important things you should know about renting a car in Uganda in 2021

Book with a reputable and trusted car hire company

Yes, there are hundreds of car hire agencies allover Uganda and East Africa but most important, better to deal with a reputable and trusted one. Not all car rental companies are reliable, honest and there is no reliable ground car hire agency like us. We have been in car hire service for a test of time and never have we disappointed our clients.

Find the right rental car

Like there are hundreds of car hire companies countrywide offering the same service, finding the right rental car also becomes a little challenging. But we are here to guide you in your search and find the right rental car suitable for your Uganda safaris. Our fleet of rental cars are available in different categories ranging from 4×4 Toyota Rav4, Safari Vans, Super Customs, Mini Vans, Sedan cars, Safari Land Cruisers, Toyota Prado TX, TZ, GX to Coaster buses and many more. When choosing a suitable rental car, bear in mind the number of people you plan to get on a Uganda safari trip with. Also, consider the car’s capability to tackle the terrain of particular destination you plan to visit.

Observe the set traffic rules and regulations

The traffic rules and regulations in Uganda may not be tough like it is back in your home country but don’t take them for granted. Failure to observe the stipulated traffic laws on Uganda safari may land you into the hands of traffic police. Read and understand the road signs, observe the speed limits, avoid overtaking, put on your seat belt while on a road trip, have a valid driving permit/passport.

Entrance and parking fees

Entrance to Uganda safari parks requires holiday makers to pay a fee of about $20. This excludes visitors on chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale Forest National Park, gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. To have access to local attractions in Uganda in 2021 especially the national museum, Kabaka’s Lake, Uganda martyrs’ shrine at Namugongo, you require $10. These are some of the significant factors that you should put into consideration when planning for a Uganda safari holiday 2021. Book both your Uganda safari and rental cars with us and have the best of your holiday.

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5 Popular Islands in Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water body in east Africa covering an area of 68,800 square kilometers. Lake Victoria stretches through three East African countries; Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Victoria is naturally breath taking because of it do many islands that a home to thousands of people and wildlife. Would you like to […]

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Guide to Self Driving Uganda

This guide is intended to provide travelers with helpful, up-to-date information on what it’s like to rent and drive a car in Uganda. There is a wealth of information out there and we’ve boiled down the most important and relevant points. We’ll go over the rental process and advise you about what to rent, and […]

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