ANIMAL
LIST

Mountain Rwenzori National Park

MRNP located on the slopes of Mountain Rwenzori also referred to as the "Mountains of the Moon" in the Western part of Uganda boarding DRC Congo. The park was gazetted in 1991 and was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1994 and Ramsar site in 2008. The park boosts of a 996km2 size of land endowed with numerous species to include 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation. The park also boosts of a magnificent view of the 5,109m above sea level equatorial snowcapped Mountain Rwenzori peak, the third highest Mountain in Africa

Animals

Elephants, Blue Monkeys, Colobus Monkey, Chimpanzees, Otter, Giant Forest hog, Bushbucks

Semuliki National Park

SNP is located in the in the Western part of Uganda covering an area of 220km 2 and sprawling across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. Semuliki Forest Reserve was created in 1932 and upgraded to national park status in 1993. It is the only tract of true lowland tropical forest in East Africa, hosting 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammals. The Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley.MNP is Uganda’s smallest park covering a surface area of 33.7km2, the park takes its name from "Gahinga" the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. The British administration gazetted as a National Park in 1991 to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey among other species.

Animals

African Civet, Mona Monkey, African Elephants, Water Chevrotain, Squirrel, Leopard, Hippocampus

Mountain Elgon National Park

MENP is located in the Eastern part of Uganda-Kenya boarder on the slopes of Mountain Elgon one of the country’s longest extinct Volcano 4,321m high with a 4,000km2 base thus having the largest volcanic base in the world with a caldera at the peak. The Park covers a surface area of 1,121km2 is home to various mammal including among others kobs, antelopes, and 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer.

MENP is located in the Eastern part of Uganda-Kenya boarder on the slopes of Mountain Elgon one of the country’s longest extinct Volcano 4,321m high with a 4,000km 2 base thus having the largest volcanic base in the world with a caldera at the peak. The Park covers a surface area of 1,121km 2 is home to various mammal including among others kobs, antelopes, and 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer.The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The park also boosts of craters lakes in its vanity and the amazing Kazinga channel that connects the Lakes Eduard and George. The Park covers a surface area of 1,121km2 is home to various mammal including among others kobs, antelopes, and 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer.

Animals

Lammergeier (endangered species), Antelopes, Forest Monkey, Elephants, Buffaloes, Buffaloes

Murchison Falls National Park

MFNP located in the North Western part of Uganda, in the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. It’s the country’s oldest and largest Park having been gazzatted in 1952 and covering a massive surface area of 3,840km 2 . The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls and 80km stretch of rapids. It also boosts of 76 species of mammals including elephants, buffaloes among other while hippos, Nile crocodiles usually along the riverbanks and 451 birds.MNP is Uganda’s smallest park covering a surface area of 33.7km2, the park takes its name from "Gahinga" the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. The British administration gazetted as a National Park in 1991 to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey among other species.

Animals

Elephants, Hippos, Rhinocerous, Nile Crocodiles, Buffalos, Giraffes, Lions, Leopards

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

BINP lie in the southern part of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley, it covers 321km 2 of land. The park formally co-inhabited by the famous Batwa Pygmy was gazzatted as National Park I 1991 and cleared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. The park also boosts of a biologically diverse rainforest, which contains almost 400 species of plants. The park is famously known for an estimated 400 mountain gorillas roughly half of the world’s population that it protects, among several other habituated groups, which can be tracked like the 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are also 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Animals

Mountain Gorillas, Bush Pigs, Clawless Otter, Civets, Bats, Black-Fronted Duiker, Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Chimpanzees

Mgahinga national Park

MNP located in the south western part of Uganda on one of three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Congo and Rwanda. MNP is Uganda’s smallest park covering a surface area of 33.7km 2 , the park takes its name from "Gahinga" the local word for the piles of volcanic stones cleared from farmland at the foot of the volcanoes. The British administration gazetted as a National Park in 1991 to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey among other species.

Animals

Golden Monkeys (endangered species), Mountain Gorillas, Bushbucks, Elephants, Giant Forest hog, Side- Striped Jackal

Kidepo Valley National Park

KVNP is a vast and isolated Park boosting of a 1,442km2 surface area is located in the distant North Eastern Part of Uganda in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya surrounded by the fascinating and entertaining pastoral Karamojong people. It was Gazetted as a national park in 1962, famous for its captivating and intensifying Wilderness Trail which hosts over 77 mammal species including among others buffaloes, notable cheetahs, antelopes as well as around 475 bird species.

Animals

Zebras, Elephants, Giraffes, Bush Pigs, Cheetahs, Antelopes, Caracal, Lions, Black Backed Jackal, Ostriches, Eagle

Kibale Forest National park

KFNP is a 795km 2 surface area park located in the Western Part of Uganda partly within the Albertine Rift Valley and along Kibale-Fort Portal area, one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore. Kibale is one of Africa’s foremost research sites endowed with the prominent chimpanzees together with other primates, fish species, its elevated plateau, 375 species of birds, among other tropics and about 351 tree species that have been recorded in the park, some rise to over 55m and are over 200 years old summing up Kibale’s exciting and interesting ecosystems.

Animals

Chimpanzee, L`Hoest`s Monkey, Colobus Monkey, Mongooses, African Golden Cats, African Buffaloes, Warthogs

Queen Elizabeth National Park

QENP is located in the western part of Uganda traversing a surface area of 1,978km2. The park is the country’s most popular tourist destination, its home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The park also boosts of craters lakes in its vanity and the amazing Kazinga channel that connects the Lakes Eduard and George.

Animals

Leopards, Lions, Buffalos, Hyenas, Antelopes Topis, Kobs, Lions, Antelopes, Waterbucks, Elephants, Side Stripped Jackals, Warthogs, Hippos, Crocodiles, chimpanzees baboons, black and white Colobus Monkeys, debrazza monkey among others

Lake Mburo National Park

QENP is located in the western part of Uganda traversing a surface area of 1,978km2. The park is the country’s most popular tourist destination, its home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The park also boosts of craters lakes in its vanity and the amazing Kazinga channel that connects the Lakes Eduard and George. The Park covers a surface area of 1,121km2 is home to various mammal including among others kobs, antelopes, and 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer.

Animals

Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Topi, Duiker, Buffalo

Activities

DOVE TREE ACTIVE SAFARI ACTIVITIES

GORILLA TREKKING

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This is one of the thrilling, memorable and lifetime Safari adventure, giving you the opportunity to interact directly with the rare Mountain Gorillas while in their natural inhabitants. There a total of 880 Mountain Gorillas and these are only found Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC, the Virunga Mastiff that’s only share among 3 countries inhabits 480 of these Giant primates and the remaining 400 which is almost half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas are inhabited in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. However one will require a permit to trek these giant primates.

KAMPALA TOUR

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The Kampala is the Capital City of Uganda and touring it is often the very fast activity one will engage in on their Safari by default. Being one of the most exciting cities in Africa, Kampala has several amazing and captivating sights and sounds that you wouldn’t want to miss out by taking a ride other than walking as the capital is found of long hours of traffic jam most of the times. There 3 main ways in which you can navigate and explore the Capital City these include by vehicle, bicycle or waking and several places can be visited ranging from the Uganda Museum, cultural and religious sites, monuments, the chaotic taxi parks among others.

MONKEY TREKKING

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Uganda is home to more than 18 different primate species thus having the largest on the African continent, most of these are monkeys. These little primates are a joy, cheeky and entraining to watch while on your Safari, they very much enjoy people’s attention but one has to be careful as they often snatch and run away with people’s items. Trekking these primates categorized into different types including Golden Monkey Trekking (listed as one of the endangered species on earth) which is the most popular, Mangabey Monkey Trekking, among others. Each of these can be done in different parts of the county while on your Safari. However in some places one will require a permit to trek these small primates.

CHIMPANZEE TREKKING & HABITUATION

This is one of the most interesting and fascinating Safari experiences. Kibale Forest has the highest number of chimpanzees (over 1,500) in the whole of Africa. This making it the perfect and number one destination for chimpanzee trekking on your Safari, the experience also can include Chimpanzee Habituation which means getting a chance to spend the day with these impressive creatures in their habitats watching them go about their daily life. One could also still choose to trek the chimpanzees in other different parts of the country or take a Boat Cruise with us to Nyamba Island for yet another thrilling chimpanzee experience. One should also know that chimpanzee are said to have 98% of the humans DNA. However one will require a permit for this exercise

NATURE WALKS

Also referred to as hiking, these are more active ways to practically explore more, capture and exhaust every single moment on your Safari. There conducted in all the National Parks, National Reserves and some exciting destinations Mabira forest, Sipi Falls, among other in the country. Nature walks often coupled with other activities gives you the opportunity to physically interact with the Natural Environment close range by seeing, touching, feeling as well as extracting where necessary.

BIRDING

Uganda arguably the most attractive country for bird watching safaris, with 1061 different bird species recorded at the numerous bird watching spots like Entebbe Botanical Garden, Semuliki, Bugondo, Mabira & Kibale Forests, all the National Parks and reserves among others. The recorded birds include Ostriches, Pelicans, Shoebills, Flamingos, Grey Crested Crane (Uganda’s National Emblem), African Parrot, Giant King Fisher, Lammergeier, Rosss Turacco, African Eagle and many more others species.

FISHING

Uganda being located within the Great Lakes Regions endowed several fresh water bodies, makes it an ideal fishing destinations. This makes sport fishing, a pleasant, leisure and rewarding activity inevitable for the fishing enthusiasts on your Safari. Experienced guides are available to lead you to the best fishing spots on these water bodies however one will require a permit for this exercise in some places, varying sizes and types of fish can be caught including the large Nile Perch, Cat Fish, and Tilapia among others. The recorded largest Nile Perch was 113 Kgs.

BOAT CRUISES

Uganda being situated within the Great Lakes Region, you will enjoy unique and breath-taking Boat Rides Safaris in most parts of the country of the ranging from small mini Boat Rides that are scheduled to move at any time of the day to Large Boat Cruises. The Large Boat Cruises, (Lunch and Sunset Cruises) are scheduled to move at particular times, the Sunset Boat Cruise in the evening hours is the most captivating and entertaining as you watch the sun set. The Boat Cruises at Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth (Kanzinga Channel), Murchison Falls National Parks give totally a different amazing safari experience as your able to watch different wildlife at close range, and plundering falls for the case of Murchison Falls.

KAYAKING

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It’s an extreme and entertaining individuals’ outdoor sport done at the source of the Nile in Jinja, one that will trigger your adrenaline rush while you’re your Safari. Uganda became one of the top spots for the annual freestyle Kayak Circuits in the world. Kayaking experience is categorized into 3 different types including White Water Kayaking, Flat water Kayaking, Tandem Kayaking hence giving everyone a chance to try out the activity irrespective of their expertise. The sport also requires appropriate protective gear that’s always provided.

Rafting

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Rafting is yet another fully pumped adrenaline group outdoor sport done on River Nile in Jinja one that is highly recommended for group travellers and requires a lot of team effort and team work as well as high protective gear which are provided. The activity is also conducted with the help of an instructor that also helps in the navigation; it’s also categorized into White Water Rafting, Extreme Rafting, White Water Family Floating and Flat Water Family Floating

BOAT CANOEING

This is a rare Safari activity and yet it’s remarkable, peaceful and relaxing done mainly done at Lake Bunyonyi which is also believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa, and one of the wonders of the world plus other very few place in Uganda. At Lake Bunyonyi name after the numerous birds that flock the Lake, you will ride a canoe to any of the 29 beautiful and historical islands including the floating island on the water body.

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This is an entertaining fully pumped adrenaline individuals’ outdoor recreational Safari activity also done at the source of the River Nile in Jinja, the longest River in Africa. Tubing is categorized into 3 different types namely White Water Tubing, Extreme Tubing, Flat Water Tubing also giving a chance to tryout the activity irrespective of your expertise, it’s also requires a lot of protective gear which are provided alongside well trained tubing instructors to ensure maximum safety and optimum entertainment.

BODY BOARDING

This is a fun and thrilling individuals’ Safari experience done at the River Nile in Jinja, one will be required to have appropriate protective gear with is always provided before the activity. The Safari activity starts on the calm side if the Nile and you can choose to go till where the water rapids and where the water waves higher for a more extreme and thrilling Safari Experience. One will always be guided by an instructed while on their body boarding experience.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

Also known as SUP is an increasingly growing fun and pleasant Safari water sport that will help you relax and enjoy your trip and also done along the source of the Nile in Jinja. The activity also requires the appropriate protective gear that is always provided. One can paddle where the water is calm or go extreme, where the water rapids are for a more thrilling Safari experience as known as white water stand up paddle boarding.

ZORBING

Another fun and exciting safari activity but very rare as it only done at Bussi Island on Lake Victoria the largest fresh water body in Africa. One that doesn’t require any level of expertise for this activity as you will simply enter the water tight Zorbing Ball and roll over the large water body.

SWIMMING

This is one of the most common fun and relaxing often done at the end of a day’s Safari tiring activities at your accommodation of nearby and accessible swimming pools. It could get a little exiting when one decides to directly swim in any of the recommended points in any of the several water bodies the Country including the River Nile, Lake Victoria, Lake Nabugabo, among others in during their day’s activities.

BUNJEE JUMPING

This is yet another spectacular safari activity that will leave you electrified and your adrenaline high and it’s done on River Nile in Jinja. Appropriate protective gear is always provided as well as an instructor to guide and prepare you for the jump, the activity doesn’t required any special expertise but it’s not for the faint-hearted. The only trick is not being scared and not think too much, be prepared to jump.

ZIP LINING

This is an entirely thrilling Safari experience that will send you souring between to ends connected with a zip line and it’s done in most parts of the country. In some areas your will be zipping over water bodies thus testing your confidence. The Mabira Forest zip lining also known as the canopy super skyway, is one of the most popular and most captivating. One will zip line over ancient canopies, stream together with entertaining monkeys and beautiful birds that inhabit the 30,000 hectares forest.

QUAD BIKING

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This is one of the exciting activities one can engage in while on your Safari it’s done in at least most of the regions in the country. It’s most times coupled with other Safari activities the quad biking trips can be organized through local communities, Mountainous areas (Mountain Biking), through some National Parks and other beautiful sceneries and destinations. In some places, kids between 7 – 12 years can ride their own quad bikes as well or ride along with their parents.

HORSEBACK RIDING

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Horseback riding will provide you with yet another fantastic to explore the country on your Safari. The activity is also couple with others as you can ride through local communities and villages, Some National parks and other beautiful sceneries, destinations. Even those with no horseback riding experience, one could still learn the basics before embarking on the exercise making it enjoyable and awesome for everyone.

⦁ BICYCLE TOURS

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This is one of the exciting and tiring Safari activities literally done in all parts of the country. It’s always coupled with other Safari activities like Kampala tour, community tours, religious tours, cultural tours, among others, cycling also gives tourists the opportunity to access certain parts of the country that can be accessed by Tour vehicles. Bicycles can also be rode for leisure or for competition, highly recommended for group travellers.

CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS

Uganda one of the most ethnologically diverse countries in the world, with 56 different tribes, each with different norms, traditional and history plus over 60 languages spoken including English, Swahili and other European languages to some extent. The people of Uganda were referred to as the most welcoming and friendliest people in Africa according to the African Economist making Uganda the world’s top destinations for cultural encounters/tours. The most frequently explored cultures include the Batwa pygmies in the South Western, Karamojongs in the North Eastern, and Buganda Kingdom in the central, among others

RELIGIOUS TOURS

Uganda is a religious diverse country with several different religions, religious sites, practices and history. Christianity is the most widely spread, followed by Islam, other religions include Seventh-day Adventists, orthodox, Traditional African Religion among others. Most commonly visited sites include Bahai temple, Namugongo Shrine, St Marys Cathedral Rugaba, Kasubi tombs, Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru, Nyero Rock paintings among others

COMMUNITY TOURS

The different local communities in the country collectively offer different tourist good and services to traveller on their Safari, giving the locals an opportunity to earn some small income. Community based tourism enable tourist to discover local habitants, unique and authentic Ugandan way of life, learn some new local skills and practices, eating traditional food, interacting with the locals, willingly participate in community conservation programs activities like tree planting, donating to a community cause, buying local content among others thus contributing directly to the development of a particular community in question. All the mentioned are guided by our expert guides.

PAINTBALL

This is an exhilarating and fun Safari activity most suitable for group travellers that go up against each other showcasing their mission techniques, team work and shooting skills. The activity is also done in limited places in the country and with appropriate gear and accessories.

GAME RANGE SHOOTING

This is an entirely new thrilling and enjoyable Safari activity that uses live bullets and different fired arms under the guidance and supervision of well-trained Experts to test you’re shooting techniques. The activity is only conducted in Kapeeka, Nakaseke District in the entire country

MOUNTAIN HIKING/PEAK CLIMBING

CLIMBING Mountaineering or known as peak climbing is a joyous and exhausting but worthwhile Safari Experience. The activity is done on all the mountains in the country following particular trails to the top but the most commonly and interesting hiked are the snowcapped Mount Rwenzori at 5109m one of the tallest mountains in Africa, Mount Elgon at 4,321m one of the tallest Volcanoes in Africa, Mount Muhavura, Mount Moroto, Mount Mgahinga and many others.

Rock Climbing

This a tiring and outstanding Safari activity that will stretch every single muscle of your body testing your fitness levels depending on the type of rock you are climbing. The activity is also done in most parts of the country protective gear and other accessories are always provided for steep rocks as well as a certain level of expertise in rock climbing. Simple/small rocks can be climbed easily while others have proper climbing paths to the top making the experience awesome for everyone

Festivals and shows

The pearl of Africa showcases numerous festivals, music shows, events and concerts that tourist often engage in on their Safaris, summing up their fabulous experience. These are often scheduled throughout the entire year to promote the Ugandan vibe, art, tourism, film, music, culture, several different products and services, among others these include, Rolex Festival, Tourism Expo, Bayimba festival and many others our Safari experts will always provide prior knowledge about any festivals, shows, events or concerts in case one is interested.

NIGHT HANGOUTS

This is a relaxing and fun Safari experience that offers tourists a glimpse of Uganda’s night life and fun. This is possible in any of the country’s towns and cities, tourist get to dance, relax, see, tryout various things of their choice with the any recommendations and guidance of your safari guides experts where necessary

AFRICAN CRAFT & WEAR SHOPPING

This is at times overwhelming but truly rewarding safari activity to boost your experience, African craft and wear can be shopped in almost any part of the country. Travelling to a new destination comes with a direct opportunity to shop new items and making a choice may at time be difficult as the items are at your disposal. However our Safari guide experts will always be available and ready to provide you with all the necessary information and advice on different items in question where necessary as well as help you bargain such that you’re not exploited or cheated

Campfires

These fires are light in open spaces in most parts of the country such that tourist can seat around them to enjoy conversations about their Safaris, experiences and any other information. Tea, coffee and other rots can be made on the fires as well

COFFEE TOURS

This is another exciting, engaging and truly rewarding Safari activity for absolute coffee lovers visiting different large scale coffee plantations to numerous small scale community coffee farms. You will be taken through the process of growing one of Uganda’s major exports from planting to harvesting. Robusta and Arabica are the 2 mainly grown types of coffee in the Mountainous areas of Mountains Elgon and Rwenzori in the country

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