Small Group safaris: Encounter Infinite Wonders in Small Numbers.

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Small Group safaris: Encounter Infinite Wonders in Small Numbers.

Nestled deep into the heart of East Africa, this natural wonderland famously known as the “Pearl of Africa” – Uganda, offers exceptional and extraordinary safari tours that offer lifetime awe-inspiring experiences.

From gorilla trekking safaris where you encounter the endangered mountain gorillas to cultural safaris where you immerse into the rich African heritage.

What are Small Group Safaris?

Small group safaris refer to tailor-made safaris for small private groups, usually consisting of 3 to 8 people. These are ideal for friends, workmates or family. These are also a great way to encounter the wildlife & scenery of Africa with like-minded people.

Where to go on Small Group Safaris?

Murchison Falls National Park:

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest conservation area spanning an area of over 3,800 km² and located in the northwestern Uganda in Masindi District.

The park was named after the World’s strongest waterfall – The Murchison falls which is located inside the park and it is also the park’s top tourist attraction.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the Uganda’s most visited national parks. It was named after Queen Elizabeth II of England who visited the park in 1954.

It is as well located near the border of DRC. The park is famous for the Kazinga Channel where boat safaris are conducted and for its tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector plus the abundant wildlife including the Uganda Kob.


Kidepo Valley National Park

The awe-inspiring Kidepo Valley National Park is nestled in the remote northeastern region of Uganda and spans over 1,440 km2.

The park receives few numbers of visitors because of its remote location. However, it habors a variety and sheer abundance of flora and fauna.

On a safari in Kidepo Valley National Park, you get to encounter lions, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, oryx, wild dogs, buffalo and hippopotamus.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is renowned for its vast landscape and biological diversity, while it is considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, Bwindi National Park is home to over half of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

Its the only park in Uganda that offers gorilla habituation. The park is also home to the rare black and white Colobus monkeys as well as a birders’ haven with over 350 different bird species.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is Uganda’s most accessible park from Kampala. The park was named after the main water body – Lake Mburo.

Lake Mburo National Park is known for its abundant Zebras that roam its vast grasslands and a home to over 300 bird species as well. The park also offers horse riding safaris, and you get to witness wildlife on a horseback.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park:

Nestled in the southwestern region of Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is famous for the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas.

The park is also home to the rare Golden monkeys, various monkey species, Jackals, Forest elephants, buffaloes among others.

The park also offers hiking safaris on the three Volcanoes (Mount Sabinyo, Mt. Muhavura and Mount Gahinga) which are found in the park, Batwa trail nature walks and cave exploration.

Mount Elgon National Park

Nestled in Mbale district in the Eastern part of the country, Mount Elgon National Park lies on the border between Uganda and Kenya.

The park was named after the Mount Elgon which is the park’s top attraction. The Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano with its caldera spanning over 42km and Wagagai as its highest peak.

The mountain slopes are saturated with natural forests, bushes, caves, gorges and waterfalls. The park is also home to numerous bird species and primates such as Colobus Monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys among others.

The scenic Sipi falls are nestled outside the park and these also attract a number of visitors in the region.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Famously known as the “Mountains of the Moon”, Mountain Rwenzori is located at the border between Uganda and DR Congo.

The park was named after the Mountain Rwenzori which it spans. The park offers thrilling hiking sports on Mountain Rwenzori with the highest snow-capped peak known as Margherita.

The mountain slopes are covered with dense forests that are inhabited by primates, forest hogs and several bird and butterfly species.

What to do on Small Group Safaris?

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking is one of the most thrilling activities to do in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla parks. The activity yields great lifetime experiences as you get to encounter the majestic gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Game drives

The Uganda offers both day and night game drives in national parks like Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls among others where you get to witness abundant wildlife such as Lions, leopards, Elephants, zebras, buffaloes, oribi, deffasa, Eland, Topi, Buffalo, Hippos, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Warthogs, waterbuck, hyenas among others offering you an epic and thrilling experience.

Birding Safari

Uganda is a natural birder’s haven harboring numerous bird species as well as offering bird-watching safaris.

You get a lifetime opportunity to encounter bird species including the African Green Broadbill, Mountain Oriol, Great Blue Turaco, and Rwenzori night jar, African fish eagle, the pied kingfisher, malachite kingfisher, Grey-crowned crane, Double-toothed barbets, shoe bill stork among others.

Boat cruise

Boat cruise safaris in Uganda offer ultimate and thrilling lifetime experiences. In Uganda, you get an opportunity to witness numerous wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles as you swiftly cruise on water.

Other water activities include canoeing, white water rafting, fishing, swimming among others.

Horseback riding safaris

Uganda’s Lake Mburo national park is known as the only park in Uganda where you can do a game viewing on horseback. The horseback safaris can take 1 – 2 hours and lately, even overnight horseback riding safaris have been offered with tenting and meals in the wild.

Hiking and Mountaineering

Uganda’s offers exciting activities such as mountaineering, rock climbing, and hiking where you partake in hiking trails through the rocky landscapes towards the peaks of dormant volcano and snow-capped Mountains. This activity offers a stunning scenic high view of Uganda’s vast landscape.

Nature Walks

Uganda also offers nature walk safari activities where you get the encounter wildlife up close on foot while hiking on nature trails through the vast forest landscapes, this is an awe-inspiring way to discover the stunning biodiversity in Uganda such as visiting the tropical forests, grasslands, swamps, and rivers.

In conclusion, Small Group Safaris offer discounts on gorilla trekking tours as well as offering lifetime awe-inspiring experiences as you encounter Uganda’s diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and unique cultural heritage. Explore Uganda with Nata Adventures today.


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