Uganda - the Pearl of Africa
Instinct Safaris picked up operations as a small village-based walking eco-safari operator in south-western Uganda. From Rubuguri village in the Kigezi highlands, we explored the surrounding rain forests, lakes Mutanda and Murehe, and started expeditions to the Virunga volcanoes. Located at the borders to both Rwanda and DR Congo, Instinct Safaris carried out canoeing, hiking, and even mountain biking throughout the region. Even today, most of our eco-safaris concentrate on the border region of these three countries.
Uganda is straddled at the equator and embracing the shores of the world’s largest inland lake, the mighty Lake Victoria. Uganda is an ecological hub where the east African Savannah meets the West African jungles. While here tourists enjoy the advantages to participate in the morning Great primate walks through the rain forest's under growth to observing the lion prowling the open Savannah plains in the same afternoon prolific Big game watching. Our active Eco-safaris will open more safari styles to you as a tourist falling in love with untamed wilderness, the people and their cultures. Your safari to Uganda is a life time experience impacting many local lives in such a destination which must be atleast visited once.Besides mountain gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda offers ten more national parks. Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest national park, are among the most popular destinations in the Pearl of Africa. However, journeys to Kidepo Valley National Park, the Rwenzori mountains, Sipi falls, and Mount Elgon, as well as Lake Mburo National Park are also extremely rewarding. Let us introduce you to our safari suggestion or contact us for a completely tailored safari experience in Uganda!
Are you looking for a tour that embraces all of Uganda’s beauty? The country's people, wildlife, and nature. Track the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Bwindi National Park, home to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. We will also visit Kibale forest, which has the world's densest concentration of primates. Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park will take us face to face with lions, buffaloes, hippos, elephants, and other wildlife.
The Lion’s Prey Journey extends your stay in the Pearl of Africa to thirteen days. Not only will you track the legendary mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and visit the tree-climbing lions in Ishasha among a range of other wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, but we will also experience the Murchison falls, find rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and meet the chimps in Kibale. Thirteen days on safari will give us the time we need to explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Our Gorilla Escape offers a superb way to get close to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas and since 2016, it offers the opportunity to embark on a mountain gorilla habituation experience. Here, travelers will spend four hours with the gentle giants compared to only one hour during regular gorilla tracking at the other park sectors, Rwanda, and DR Congo. Conducting this safari as a fly-in journey gives us time to breath in the local culture. On a trip on lake Mutanda, we will visit several islands with our traditional dug-out canoe before checking in at our luxury lodge bordering the rain forest.
Our three day Murchison Falls adventure serves as the perfect getaway from the busy city of Kampala. We will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on our way to in Murchison Falls. We will experience a number of game drives at different times of day. A boat launch and hike to the top of the falls at will take you close to the natural powers at work! On the last day, we plan to top off your experience with a hot air balloon ride within the national park, offering unmatched views of the wildlife, below.