Are you looking to taking a photo safari in Uganda? This relatively small country is indeed the pearl of Africa given its favorable climate, scenic sites, hospitable people, unique animals and birds. Not only suitable climate, Uganda also has the best sight for photographs and among them are:
Lake Victoria – it is the largest fresh water Lake in East Africa. The lake is endowed with many sand beaches, Islands, tributaries, birds, water Lizards and so on. Ngamba Island is among the best birding sight on Lake Victoria with over 50 bird species alongside orphaned Chimpanzees. Visit the Island to take a life time photographs!!
Kazinga Channel – It connects Lake Gorge and Edward- it is a haven for water loving birds like crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffaloes and more than 49 bird species. Kazinga Channel is situated in Mweya Peninsular of Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is well known for hosting a variety of wildlife. Take photos from the entry of the park to Kazinga Channel… Expect to take photos you won’t take anywhere else.
Lake Bunyonyi – it is a birds’ sanctuary where we find foreign migrant and indigenous birds. Hire a canoe to explore the hidden treasure on this Lake. Lake Bunyonyi is a must visit to all birders who visit Uganda!! Lake Bunyonyi its self is beautiful dotted with more than five small Islands. Go visit this lake and enjoy picnic lunch on the Island with breath taking view of a variety of birds, nearby small Islands among others.
It is also known as the Mountains of the moon and the highest in Uganda. On most times especially early morning, you can’t see the peaks of the mountain due to moisture that hinders visibility. Photographers are advised to take photos when the mountain is covered by moisture and when it is clear.
On clear days, you can clearly see the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori and some peaks. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colorful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairytale scene.
Kampala city – Kampala is the capital city of Uganda with many wonderful sights for clear and memorable Photos. The best sights for photos in Kampala include Kabaka’s Lake – the largest Man Made Lake In Africa, Kasubi Tombs- the burial place for former Buganda Kings, Uganda Museum – contains a well-captioned ethnographic collection covering clothing, hunting, agriculture, medicine, religion and recreation, as well as archaeological and natural-history displays. More sights include market places, Theatres, night clubs and worshipping centers among others.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This is the most popular destination in Uganda. It is a home of almost the remnant population of the rare endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world. It is situated in far south western Uganda and well known for protecting the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas. Currently, the park conducts daily gorilla trekking and 14 habituated Gorilla Groups are visited. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a must visit for all primatologists on study tour and bloggers on business trips. The park is among the world heritage sites and everyone is welcomed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Kibale National Park
This is one of the best destination for primate safaris in Uganda. This forest park is a home to chimpanzees and thirteen other species of primates. It is situated in Kibale District (5-6 hours drive from Kampala/ Entebbe Airport). The park offers the best Chimpanzee trekking safari experiences to travelers looking to ape watching in Uganda. A trip to this scenic side of Uganda will reward you with great scenic views of the Crater Valley Region. This picturesque side of Uganda is frequented by travelers and it is rated among the most rewarding destinations for photo safaris.
Other chimpanzee trekking destinations include Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Toro- Semliki Game reserve. The visit will not only reward you the view of chimpanzees but also take memorable photos.
Mountain Elgon – it is the largest Volcanic Mountain Uganda. It is situated at Uganda – Kenya Border and believed to be the oldest extinct Volcano in East Africa. The mountain’s highest point, named “Wagagai”, is located entirely within Uganda.