Going On Safari
Game drives are the most common way to do safaris to see the wildlife. In the safety of your vehicle you can observe the animals in their natural habitat.
Game drives can be done at any time of the day, but the best time to see the wildlife is early morning or late afternoon. In some places, it's also possible to do night drives, which is quite an experience.
Boat trips are also very prolific. This gives you a chance to get close to large water animals such as Crocs and Hippos and also the large mammals coming for a drink or a plunge. On boat trips, you will also get a chance to approach water birds closely enough to photograph them.
Uganda offers some of the best boat trips in the world to see the wildlife, along the Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls National Park and along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
It's also possible to see the wildlife on foot, accompanied by a ranger. We have selected some of the best hikes in Uganda and Rwanda, for example to see the Gorillas in Bwindi and the Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) in Rwanda, see the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda.