ACTIVITIES IN UGANDA DURING COVID-19
Activities in Uganda During Covid-19 : Uganda is among the few countries in Africa that has managed to control covid-19 by putting up a number of safety precautions and standard operating procedures to ensure that tourists and locals are prevented from catching the virus. After confirming her first case in march 2020, the country has come up with safety measures like giving access to tourists from outside countries that have tested negative for covid-19 , tourists that have do not have covid-19 vaccination certificate though have tested negative are advised to participate in self isolation or undergo a quarantine for 14 days at a government designated Centre for incubation of the virus, tourists are also advised to put on their face masks if they are interested in having a an amazing and safe experience during the different activities in Uganda during covid-19.
Some of the activities that tourists will get to take part in will not only give them an amazing experience during the safari but also give them the chance to save some money on a number of activities that will give you the chance to save some money because of a number of discounts that have been made on some activities and these include promotional rates for a number of tourism activities for instance gorilla trekking, birding, chimpanzee trekking and park entrance fees for the national parks in Uganda you travel to. For tourists interested in the Uganda safari, they can take part in activities like; like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking game drives, cultural tours and many other activities in the country.
Take part in tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and mgahinga national park. gorilla trekking in Uganda will give you the chance to track the endangered mountain gorillas in order to spend one hour with the endangered species in Bwindi impenetrable the species are found in 4 sectors of the park that is Ruhija, Rushaga Nkuringo and Buhoma whereas gorilla trekking in mgahinga national park can be carried out by tourists hiking the virunga mountains in Uganda namely mount sabyinyo, mount Gahinga and mount Muhabura that will give you access to the primates.
During the hike to the families you will have the chance to see a number of bird species like Amur falcon, booted eagle, red faced barbet, sooty falcon, Cabanis; bunting, crested barbet, slate-coloured boubou, souza’s shrike, striped pip[it denham’s bustard, eleonora’s falcon, tabora cisticola, brown crested lapwing, shoe bill stork, western reef heron, yellow bellied eremomela blue shouldered robin-chat, grasshopper buzzard, northern brown- throated weaver, papyrus gonolek, dirmophic egret primates like the vervet monkey, dent’s monkey black and white colobus monkeys among other monkey species and when you get to the primates, you will get to spend one hour with them filming them, observing their rewarding behaviour in the park among other interesting features of the primates. for gorilla trekking in the country,
- East African community citizens will pay ugx 150,000
- Foreign residents will pay USD 300 for gorilla permits
- Foreign non residents will pay USD 400 which are the discounted rates for gorilla trekking in Uganda until June 31st 2021
Get to know about the playful primates by taking part in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda which can be done in queen Elizabeth national park in the kyambura gorge, you can also take part in chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park the primate hub of Uganda and Budongo forest where you will get to see a number of interesting features of the primates by spending time with playful primates interesting about chimpanzee trekking in Uganda 2021 is the fact that tourists will have the chance to have discounts on the chimpanzee trekking permits., the gorilla permits go for ; Chimpanzee trekking promotional rates are as follows;
- East African community citizens will pay ugx 100,000
- Foreign residents will pay USD 100 for gorilla permits
- Foreign non residents will pay USD 150
Participate in the game drives in the different national parks in Uganda like Murchison falls national park and queen Elizabeth national park where you will get to see four of the big five animals in the parks in the morning game drives you will have the chance to see a number of early risers that are the herbivores in the park catching their first bite of their day, during the evening game drives you will get to see a number of carnivores catching their prey in the park which is quite rewarding and worthy of all the pennies you spend. Interesting about visiting the national park in Uganda before June 31st is the fact that you’ll qualify to get a discount on the al the park entrance fees
Have an amazing experience by taking part in birding which is among the memorable activities in Uganda during covid-19 because they will not only give you the chance to take part in the activity at a 50% discount up to 31st June 2021.
Birding in Uganda is notable in mgahinga national park where you can see the endemic Albert rift bird species, in kidepo national park you can take part in the activity in the Narus valley where you will have the chance to see a number of bird species, you can also take part in the activity in Kibale national park, mount Elgon national park where you will get the chance to see a number of water birds around the Sipi falls among other destinations in the country.
Some of the bird species that can be seen include; Amur falcon, booted eagle, red faced barbet, sooty falcon, Cabanis; bunting, crested barbet, slate-coloured boubou, souza’s shrike, striped pip[it denham’s bustard, eleonora’s falcon, tabora cisticola, brown crested lapwing, shoe bill stork, western reef heron, yellow bellied eremomela blue shouldered robin-chat, grasshopper buzzard, northern brown- throated weaver, papyrus gonolek, dirmophic egret