Tuesday, 19 July 2016
UGANDA ENJOYS THE PEAK SEASON
The period running from June through to August is dry and most parts of the country receive less rain meaning that the main murram roads and even trails in the Uganda tour National Parks are easily passable.
The stretches of the savannah are free from dense vegetation that tend to grow in the rainy season like tall grass and shrubs and this present extended open views of the landscape and the wild game that thrive in them mesmerizing the travelers on safari tour in Uganda visiting such areas.
Being a sunny season, the demand for water among the wild game is high which induces them to graze not very far from the water points. The grazers keep within range while the predators are also not very far from their prey. This in turn makes the game viewing during the wildlife safaris in Uganda easier and much better.
As for those on Uganda gorilla safaris, the dense jungle of the impenetrable Bwindi is somehow loose and the steep slopes are not all that slippery due to absence of mud. This makes trekking less challenging while some light in the forest provides for better photographic opportunities. This applies to other tropical forests in the country including Kibale and Budongo where chimpanzee trekking is carried out.
However, this comes with cost. The components of Uganda Safari holiday packages including accommodation, gorilla and chimpanzee permits (for primate safaris) and guides and safari vehicles at times run short of supply. This means that without an advance booking, on risks to miss out on the preferred tracking date, the lodge of interest or the favourite guide that has been recommended to you or guided you on your previous tour in Uganda. The quality of the vehicles may be compromised so as to accommodate the extra demand.
Though the Uganda’s destinations have not yet reached the crowd levels of other destinations like Kenya’s Masaai Mara or Tanzania’s Serengeti, the high number of tourist vehicles cannot be missed during game drive, boat jetties and gorilla tracking assembly points.