Hello to regional tourism!!, Word reaching us is that Uganda Wildlife Authority is fast-tracking a new model to Game drives in Lake Mburo National Parkpromote regional tourism and this is hinged on the premise of setting up regional zoos in the different regions of Uganda in order to give chance to locals and foreigners who work upcountry a chance to enjoy a mini Uganda wildlife safari experience as they get to have an encounter with numerous wild mammals just as those you can encounter on a Uganda tour game drive in any of the savanna national parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National ParkAndLake Mburo National Park . This move was announced by Uganda wildlife authority’s executive director James Musinguzi. This announcement comes after the successful completion of an outreach programme in which UWEC conducted in various locations around the country to act as a feasibility study to assess the impact of idea of these regional tourism zoos to tourism in the areas where they plan to set them up Three regions so Uganda will be the first to benefit from this project that is the northern, eastern and western region with each of them getting one zoo .

The death of Letaba a male lion that died during transportation back to Kampala after UWEC had taken part into the “empaako” celebration of Omukama of Tooro that took place in fort portal last month has also played a huge role in fast tracking the progress of this idea in order to ensure that nothing of that sort ever happens again. “Transportation of such animals is expensive and hard hence there is need to have satellite zoos.” Said Dr Musinguzi. The setting up of these zoos is believed to start in the next financial year of 2020/2021 and it believed that each of these zoos will cost around ugx 10 billion to get each one of them up and running.

What does this mean for the known Uganda safari destinations?

Wildlife in Virunga national park

Wildlife in Virunga national park

If you are a nature-loving person who isn’t interested in seeing animals that are in captivity, well this new idea shouldn’t get you rattled because these zoos aren’t here to replace you the renowned Uganda safari parks but rather to complement them. This is because that it isn’t allowed by law for anyone to remove animals from their natural habitat and keep them in captivity hence these new zoos will have to be stocked with animals that have been rescued from poachers or those that have been donated by other wildlife sanctuaries around the world. There, therefore, means that Africa wildlife safari lovers can still make a safari Uganda to any of the Uganda wildlife safaris destinations and have a magical encounter with the finest wild mammals that call these parks their home. For example, a Uganda tours to Queen Elizabeth National Park gives you a spectacular encounter with 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five game. While in Queen for a memorable Uganda safari tour experience, you can as well enjoy a Uganda birding safari experience since Queen Elizabeth is home to 600 bird species. Another epic Uganda safaris tours destination is Murchison falls and a short Uganda wildlife safari here puts in a good position to see all the 5 Africa big game which are lions, leopard, African bush elephants and cape buffaloes and the rhinos due to the presence of the Ziwa rhino sanctuary at the peripherals of this park.  Lake Mburo National Park is yet another Uganda safaris tours destination that comes with a possibility of you having an encounter with the Burchell zebras and the eland antelopes which are the biggest antelope species. Finally you can also enjoy a Uganda trip to Kidepo Valley National Park and this culminates into sight of the 4 out of 5 of Africa’s big five game due to the absence of Rhinos but to compensate for the missing rhinos, Kidepo valley gives you an opportunity to encounter the fastest living mammal the Cheetah and if you’re to engage in a Uganda bird watching safari in Kidepo valley then brace yourself for a blast because you’ve got a possibility of encountering several of the 475 bird species that are found here with several endemic species that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet like the Karamoja Apalis.

Where else do you get to enjoy Africa wildlife safaris?

3 Days Murchison falls Wildlife Tour

3 Days Murchison falls Wildlife Tour

If you’re in other east African countries of Kenya and Tanzania and you really don’t have time to visit Uganda, it’s alright because you can get the Uganda wildlife safari experience in Kenya or Tanzania. A Kenya safari to Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi National Park, Tsavo East National Park will just do you wonders because it has almost all the mammals like those in Uganda savanna parks.   For the same Africa Wildlife Safari experience in Tanzania then you need to make a Tanzania safari to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park. However, what Uganda offers better than these 2 countries of Kenya and Tanzania is the possibility of giving you a spectacular Africa gorilla safari experience. Yes, many Africa Wildlife Safari goers who visit Uganda usually ensure to make a short gorilla safaris Uganda or a long gorilla safari experience as they visit either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these puts you in the right place to have a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families are found here.  However, gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda. A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas.

Who to contact for a joyous Africa wildlife safari?

Would you like to make an Africa safari adventure to Uganda / Rwanda/ Congo/ Kenya or Tanzania? Prime safaris is always ready to give you the ultimate Africa gorilla safari / Africa wildlife safari memories as we are the leading local tour company with a wide variety of bespoke Africa tour packages in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. Our packages come in the form of short Uganda gorilla tours or long Uganda gorilla safaris and Rwanda gorilla tours packages and also Congo gorilla tours packages. All these gorilla safari packages are tailored to meet all your absolute needs with one aim which is to give the epic Africa gorilla safari memories that you so badly deserve. Not only does Prime safaris give you the best gorilla safari packages but it has also made a name for itself as a force to reckon with when it comes to Africa wildlife safari packages and it offers wildlife packages in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. These packages usually are offered in the form of short Uganda wildlife safaris or long Uganda wildlife safaris.  In Kenya, Prime safaris offer short Kenya wildlife safaris or long Kenya wildlife safaris. In Tanzania, you will still have both short Tanzania wildlife safari packages and long Tanzania safari packages. All our packages are really premised on the idea of giving the best Africa safari memories at a pocket-friendly cost.

Here is a sample of some these packages

  • 6 days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda chimp safari Kibale