If you are visiting Uganda or Kenya and want a well-organized trip then I definitely recommend 4×4 Car Hire Uganda. It gives quick taste of all the beauty that Kenya and Uganda has to offer in a 4×4 Rooftop tent vehicle. With this tour you will be treated to numerous scenic game drives that will open your eyes to the excitement of an African safari.
You will surely get to see the Big Five such as lions, rhinos and so much more in their natural habitat. You will not only be amazed by the animals but also the scenic views that the Masai Mara has to offer. If you’re lucky you will get to see the wildebeest migration which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. This happens between the months of July to August. You will never be short of excitement on this tour.
From the rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara to the searing plains of the Rift Valley, Kenya is home to some of Africa’s best wildlife attractions. Lions, elephants, leopards and the famous wildebeest migration, it’s a virtual feast for wildlife lovers. Throw in Robert Redford and you could say I’d found my heaven on earth.
For most travelers Kenya’s heaving capital, Nairobi is a mere stopover on the way to/from their safari destinations. A sprawling chaotic city clouded by pollution and clogged with traffic; Nairobi is a city many people love to hate. But more is the pity.
In the Masai Mara, the annual wildebeest migration, usually from July to October, is surely the greatest wildlife show on earth, an astonishing spectacle on an astonishing scale and the like of which you’ll see nowhere else on the planet. In Amboseli, you can get up close and personal with the Masai and with elephants while Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, looms in the background.
In the lakes of the Rift Valley, in the shadow of the volcanoes in the great fracture that almost slices the continent in two, flamingoes’ mass in their millions, turning the earth pink. Then there are the deserts of the north, the primate-rich rain forest of the west, and the idyllic marine parks of the coast. This variety of signature African experiences is what gives Kenya a special edge when it comes to choosing a safari, and places it firmly among the elite of African safari destinations.
Far more rewarding, in fact, were other trips to some of the lesser-known gems. These included the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park, with its abundance of rhinos and the millions of flamingoes that cover the lake’s surface in a great pink cloud. Lake Elementaita is also a beautiful, tranquil spot to see the flamingoes against the backdrop of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
In Uganda, you will be able to visit and see the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, visit the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and visit the Murchison Falls National Park with the most powerful waterfall in the world and discover the beauty it has to offer.
A visit to Murchison Falls National Park, the most powerful waterfall in the world. After spending two days in the park, I wholeheartedly agree with Winston Churchill that Uganda is indeed the “Pearl of Africa”. Formally established in 1952, the park sits on the shore of Lake Albert and is recognized as the largest and oldest conservation park in Uganda covering an area of 3840 sq km/1483 sq miles. Its namesake is Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap with incredible force before plunging 130 feet.
We saw prolific wildlife here, including 3 of the Big Five (lions, elephants, and water buffaloes), as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Plus, warthogs, herds of Ugandan Kob, crocodiles, hippos, monkeys, and incredible birdlife too. In addition to game drives, make sure you visit the top of the falls, as well as a boat cruise to the base.
A visit in Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. This Ugandan National Park boasts the largest number of primates in Africa and is said to be the best place in the world for chimpanzee tracking. The park was officially established in 1993 and forms a continuous 180 km wildlife corridor with Queen Elizabeth National Park. We had no idea what to expect on a ‘chimp trek’, and never expected to be so close to them. Once our chimp family was located by the trackers, we had a front row seat to observe the chimps rest, eat, interact, and even groom each other.
It was fortunate that the chimps were on the ground and not just in the trees. When the chimps moved, we followed! Kibale offers so much, our one-night stay did not do it justice.
A guided tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gives you an opportunity of seeing gorillas in the wild as you follow your guide through the cool forest environment as you stay with them for only one hour. This tour also includes a stop at the Equator and Lake Bunyonyi plus all lodging, meals, and transportation for a hassle-free tour to one of Uganda’s most stunning natural attractions.
With a strenuous day trekking, it would be ideal to find a better place for relaxation. That place will certainly be Lake Bunyonyi – place of little birds. You will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the gorilla trekking. Enjoy a swim in the lake before a return to Entebbe.
I’m convinced it was worth every single penny now. I can definitely recommend it to everyone thinking about it. It’s a one in a lifetime experience you will never forget.
The 4×4 Rooftop tent car was super comfortable, the safari land cruiser has many practical gadgets like being able to lay the seat fully down and have a good nap on this long drive. It also has a fridge which always holds a couple of drinks of your choice. The air conditioner worked perfectly fine as well, although I preferred to just leave the windows down and enjoy the wind in the car.
The cover over the ladder is perfect as even if it’s raining you don’t get wet straight away plus the space under the tent which folds on the side of the car is perfect to use as a sitting area to shelter from sun or rain (there is an option for an awning to be attached so its fully closed room).