What to See in Congo, Uganda & Rwanda Safari Parks, Gorilla Trekking Safaris Tours
What to See in Congo, Uganda & Rwanda Safari Parks, Undertake Africa Safaris Tours which include gorilla trekking, Birding tours, primate safari & wildlife adventure safaris Trips in Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, there must be a pull factor that would prompt a world traveller both amateur and seasoned to opt for them other than other destinations. The magic lies majorly in what to see and these are the attractions that we are talking about.
Ranging from extensive natural biodiversity to amazing scenic landscapes and deep history, culture and heritage, the destinations of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda have got a lot of exciting wonders that have got the capacity to serve the varying interests of the travelling world.
Some attractions overlap while others are distinct to individual countries. Talk of Mountain Gorillas in Congo’s Virunga National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Chimpanzees in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park, Uganda’s Kibale National Park and Congo’s Tongo Forest, Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain of eight mountains that straddle across Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, golden monkeys in Rwanda and Uganda and the Batwa Pygmies in all the three countries among others indicate an interconnection among the destinations.
However, these individual destinations have got unique prepositions that make them very attractive providing a reason for consideration while planning combined safari packages. The Eastern Lowland Gorillas, the Bonobos, Okapi and the famous Congo River in Democratic Republic of Congo; world’s most powerful Murchison Falls, world’s longest Nile River, world’s largest mountain caldera, world’s largest tropical lake and the second fresh water lake on the same scale – Lake Victoria, classic wild game including tree climbing lions and Kasubi Tombs in Uganda; and genocide memorial sites, Dian Fossey site, largest grouping of Black and white colobus monkeys in Africa and Canopy walk in Rwanda depict the individual destination’s credibility. Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd brings out these magical attractions of the respective countries in detail before incorporating them in the safari packages.
CONGO NATIONAL PARKS GAME RESERVES, CONGO SAFARI ATTRACTIONS
Democratic Republic of Congo recorded to be the Africa’s second largest country is considerably vast and her biodiversity is unmatchable. However, the political unrest that has characterized her for decades compromised the conservation efforts leading to heavy loss of wildlife species.
But the destination Congo still feature a range of National Parks and following the ceasefire especially to the East of the country, the wildlife populations have began to breathe again. The notable Congo Safari National Parks include; Virunga National Park, Garamba National Park, Salonga National Park, Okapi Wildlife Reserve, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Kundelungu National Park, Mangroove National Park, Upemba National Park and Maiko National Park. Read More
The Virunga National Park formerly named Albert National Park lies in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the border with Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains in the North Read More
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected area near Bukavu town in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is situated near the western bank of Lake Kivu and the Rwandan border. Read More
The wildlife reserve is situated in Ituri district, northeast of the Democratic republic of Congo; near the border of Central African Republic in the North; Sudan in the North East; and Uganda in the west. Read More
Lying east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Maiko is a National Park divided into 3 sectors that spread in a total area of about 10,885Km². It is shared by provinces of North Kivu, Orientale and Maniema. Read More
About 1899Km (25Hrs), south east of Kinshasa capital, lies Upemba National Park (Parc National De l’Upemba). The park is situated in the South east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga province, Hauti-Lomami District. Read More
Mount Nyiragongo in Congo’s Virunga national park within the Virunga massif is one of Africa’s recently active stratovolcano. Mount Nyiragongo lava lake has ever been known as the most voluminous lava lake. The mountain is about 3,470m Read More
Akagera National Park is situated in the north east of Rwanda covering an area of 1,085km2 which makes it the largest protected area in Rwanda. The Akagera National Park boarders Tanzania and is traversed by Akagera river one of the sources of River Nile of which the park derives its name. Akagera National Park was established in 1934 to provide protection in three varied eco-systems i.e. mountain, swamp and savannah. The park is rich in water environments with series of lakes that characterize its floor including Lake Ihema which is the second largest in Rwanda, Lake Rwanyakizinga, Lake Shakani, Lake Mihindi and Lake Gishanju not forgetting the famous Akagera River that traverse the eastern boarder of the park. Read More
Nyungwe National Park is located in southwestern part of Rwanda, at the extreme border between Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The famous Nyungwe forest national park is one of the best preserved and conserved montane rainforest in whole of the East and Central Africa. The park lies at an elevation of 1,600 meters and 2,950 meters above sea level and its expansive network of well-maintained forest trails direct visitors to a number of waterfalls and viewing points. Covering over 1000 square kilometers, Nyungwe Forest national park that was gazzetted in 2004 is surely one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine mountain rainforests. It’s believed to be one of Africa’s oldest forests. Read More
Volcanoes National Park dubbed the safe haven for the mountain gorillas is situated in northwestern part of Rwanda and it’s bordered by national parks like Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The park is home to five of the eight stunning volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains namely: Karisimb volcano, mountain Bisoke, Mountain Muhabura, Gahinga Volcano and mountain Sabyinyo which are covered in rainforest and bamboo vegetation that dominate Volcanoes national park.Spanning on a 160sqkm area in the northern part of Rwanda, Volcanoes national park is the oldest national park in Africa. It was initially a small area around Karisimbi. Read More
UGANDA NATIONAL GAME PARKS
Crowned as the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill in 1907, the destination Uganda is such a magical wonder that truly brings out the value of its exploration while considered as part of your Africa Safari travel.
Uganda is home to counts of wild animals including the Big five of African Wild game namely; African Elephant, African Leopard, African Buffalo, Rhinos and Lions including the unique tree climbing lions, Other Wild game species like Rothschild Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Topis, Impala, Cheetah, Defassa Waterbuck, Burchell’s Zebra and Hyenas to mention but a few living in her savannah National Parks of Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls.
The great counts of primates thrive in Uganda’s forested parks including the famous Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest Reserve – Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These combine to derive lasting Uganda safari memories for those interested in viewing primates in their natural habitats.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park dubbed the safe haven for mountain gorillas in Uganda is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Read More
Kibale National park dubbed the world’s primate Capital is located in the two districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge in western part of Uganda. The park covers an approximated area of about 795km Read More
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park located in the southwestern corner of Uganda in Kisoro district. The park is situated in the great Virunga ranges Read More
Queen Elizabeth national park is situated in south western part of Uganda; spanning the districts of Bushenyi, Kasese, Rukungiri and Kamwenge, the park is situated at an estimated distance of 417km Read More
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, perfectly suited close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. The Park is an exceptional protected area Read More