Ways to experience the wild

Ways to experience the wild : When we are planning for a safari, booking one, getting ready to go for one, our biggest excitement is that we get an opportunity to explore the wild and all its creatures unlimited.  Well, when we finally get that chance to make it to the wild for our safari experience it’s another type of  joy. We are excited to see the animals, birds, the vegetation and many other things the wild provides. But sometimes, even when we feel we have arrived, we may not enjoy the wild like we wished too because of many different reasons but most of all, its because of the way we chose to experience the wild. So in this article we breakdown some of the ways you can enjoy the wild. And as we detail each way you will be able to choose the best for you to experience the wild.

The different ways to experience the wild are:-

  1. Driving

Usually done in savannah grasslands to view the savannah animals like the big five; the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and other animals’ zebras, giraffes, antelopes, impalas, kobs etc. during the game drives you sit the safari vehicle ad just enjoy the drive through the park as you watch the animals, birds, and vegetation. This is the most relaxing way to enjoy the safari and its also the most common way to enjoy the wild. Because you cannot actually walk in some habitats because you may fall prey the animals that make that habitat home. Game drives in Uganda are done in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park, and others.

  1. Trekking

This only applies when you are having a primate safari. It’s the only way you can get the primates be it the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys and others you will have to trek the habitat to get to the wild life. The best thing about trekking, its adventurous, so you get to live on an adventure, you get to enjoy the wild (forest) up close – you can touch the trees, see birds and butterflies and other creatures moving through the habitat etc. you are up close and personal with the wild. The other thing is you see the primate up-close only 7 meter distance between you and them but you are literally in their space. Trekking safaris are booked way in advance so if you are interested in one you have to book it early.

Trekking safaris in Uganda are done in Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park and Kibale National park.

  1. Walking

Like in Lake Mburo National Park where there are very few human predators, you can chose to walk in some parts of the park as you experience the wild see the vegetation and the other creatures in the park. These walking safaris are usually therapeutic to those taking them and sometimes are improtue. Other parks in Uganda where you can experience the wild on walk are semiliki national park, mt rwenzori national park, mt elgon national park among other parks.

Ways to experience the wild
Nature walk
  1. Water ride

Especially if you are in a park like Akagera National Park, lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and others that have water bodies, you ca use the opportunity and take a water ride on a boat or ship to view the water animals and the land animals alike as you enjoy the cool breeze of the water and the sound of the water waves.

  1. Aerial experience

Parks like Serengeti national park, masai mara game reserve, Kidepo National Park and others have an option of have an aerial experience on your safari, where you get to view the wildlife in the park from up above. You get into one of those domestic planes fly above the national park as you view the animals. It’s a beautiful experience and a unique one too. You should know though that there are protocols to be followed for this type of safari, so first consult with you tour consultant.

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