Are you solo female traveler and you are planning to travel to Uganda? Are you interested in visiting the best destinations in Africa with exceptional tourist attractions? Well, with countless wildlife species and all the 10 magnificent national parks that are all confined within Uganda, you certainly have a reason to pay a visit to this magical country in your next vacation in Africa. If you are interested in adventure experiences, this is the perfect place for you to explore as a solo female traveler. For solo travelers on safari in Uganda, below are some of the perfect destinations that shouldn’t miss out in your bucket list.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest national park. It is undoubtedly one of the most sought after safari destination given its diverse attractions and you too should be among the very few lucky visitors to realize their dreams in this spectacular destination. The park boasts of its four of the big five game (elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards) and not to forget other stunning wild animals such as Uganda Kobs, warthogs, impalas, Oribis, birds both terrestrial and water bird and for those who are keen enough, you will have a chance to spot out the elusive shoebill stork. And while on boat cruise to the top of the Nile, do not miss to catch a glimpse at larger numbers of the Nile crocodiles as they relax along the banks, hippos and varied vegetation cover. And to have a complete list of the big five game, Murchison Falls National Park is exceptionally the best option that shouldn’t miss out in the list of destinations you intend to pay a visit while on safari in Uganda. You can incorporate trips for Murchison Falls National Park with the Ziwa Sanctuary and you will be amazed by stunning 20 rhinos that call this sanctuary their home.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is undeniably Uganda’s second biggest conservation area which is equally credited for its four of the big five game for instance elephants, lions including the tree climbing lions, buffaloes, leopards and not to leave out the topis, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, impalas, over 620 species of bird, chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest. This park also serves as the major stopover for most travelers on mountain gorilla trekking adventures in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most incredible destinations that you shouldn’t miss to visit while on solo safari in Uganda. If you interested in the most thrilling primate adventures then let Kibale National Park be on top list. Besides, it serves as stopover for travelers on safari to Bwindi for mountain gorilla trekking adventures as well as Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park boasts of over 1500 chimpanzees out the 5000 that thrive in Uganda. About 13 primates are confined within this park, 350 bird species and 200 species of butterflies, forest elephants, buffaloes and others.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Situated in northeastern Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park was ranked among the best safari destination in Africa. It offers the best wildlife viewing experiences for tourists from across the world. The park is a rugged, stunning and offers authentic African experiences. It was ranked the third best national park in Africa by CNN. It refuges mainly the lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards as well as other wildlife species and not to forget distinct bird species.
You can also visit Semuliki National Park and spot some chimpanzees. This park is spectacular and diverse in its own way. It features the remarkable of the western escarpment of the western Albertine rift valley and it comes with the stunning views of its vast savanna grassland, forests and it is bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains ranges. It is also credited for its outstanding hot springs and many other wildlife species that can be sighted while on game drive.
The Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, this is one of the best areas in Uganda for you to experience off the beaten mountain climbing adventures that you deserve in life. It features several activities for you to engage at its foothills while on solo travel.
Lake Mburo National Park
If you are a town dweller and you are interested in visiting the most accessible safari destination near Kampala capital city, then you do not need to look any further than Lake Mburo National Park. The 4 hours’ drive park off Kampala is located in western side of Uganda. It offers the most spectacular savanna grasslands, rolling hills, Lakes, and swamps and all these offer stunning wildlife species and attractions ranging from the impalas, Rothschild giraffes, a few lions, crocodiles, leopards, hippos and three types of otters, zebras, eland antelopes and others.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
If you are interested in mountain gorilla adventures, then find all the answers in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park, southwestern Uganda. Over 480 mountain gorillas thrive in the pearl of Africa and they represent about half of all the mountain gorillas that thrive on earth today. Besides, there are also distinct bird species for you to sight as well as the rare golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park. For adventure enthusiasts, you can also visit Mgahinga National Park for volcano climbing especially one of the three volcanoes (Muhabura, Mount Gahinga and Sabyinyo) that are found that make up the eight magnificent Virunga Massifs. For cultural enthusiasts you can also pay a visit to the Batwa community after your thrilling experiences with the rare mountain gorillas.
Sipi falls in Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon and the Sipi falls are a few spectacular destinations that reward visitors with incredible views and not to forget adventure safaris. If you are adventure enthusiast, this is one of the best sites for you to hike to magical Sipi waterfalls and engage in other activities like nature walks, volcano climbing, abseiling, trout fishing and others.
For adrenaline adventures in Africa, don’t miss to include Jinja in your travel plan. The source of the Nile is undeniably Jinja’s major tourist attraction which comes with thrilling adventures like white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, sunset cruises on Nile and Lake Victoria, African Queen boat rides, jet boat rides, Quad bike rides, and River surfing.
Magical Lakes in Uganda
For solo travelers, consider Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda a must to include in your travel plan. Lake Bunyonyi features as the second deepest Africa’s Lake and inhabits more than 29 magical Islands. For swimmers don’t miss to visit this Lake as it is free from Bilhazia, crocodiles and hippos making the best spot for water sport activities experiences. Besides, there are bird species for you to spot.
In conclusion, for solo female travelers on safari in Africa, Uganda should be one of the must to include destination in your bucket list. It features several spectacular tourist sites that are worth exploring for solo travelers and many other visitors. It all depends on your travel interests and Uganda will reward wholesomely.