Intending to go for a Uganda safari? What are you looking at? Is it a wildlife safari in Uganda, bird watching safari Uganda, gorilla trekking safari Uganda, chimpanzee trekking safari, city tour or just an adventure safari in Uganda? Well, all these are interesting activities to do on a safari in Uganda however, expect to encounter more than just mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, birds and wildlife. Get ready to see more than you had in plan because attractions in Uganda are sighted immediately you board off at any point of arrival for your Uganda safari tour. Make sure you enjoy the sights and sounds everywhere up to when you exit the country.
Did you know Uganda offers butterfly safaris Uganda? Butterfly watching still remains one of the untapped activities in Uganda yet very interesting. Uganda offers a lot more than what people are used to liking Jinja city tours, Kampala city tours, birding safaris in Uganda, gorilla tours Uganda among other activities. Uganda rewards travel endeavours with realistic experiences hence making it a few most fabulous tourist destinations in Africa you must visit. It is endowed with nature comprising of over 33 per cent tropical rainforest that habit more than 1235 beautiful butterflies.
A safari to Uganda offers travellers great opportunity to catch a glimpse at these colourfully beautiful creatures characterized by beautiful multi-colours like red, green, yellow and or mixed colours. Because they have interesting colours, you won’t miss sighting one. Many butterflies are endowed with a long straw-like appendage called proboscis that allows them to sip nectar. Butterfly wings aren’t very colourful and thus helps safe guard them from enemies. Butterflies are the only insects with scales and feature pigment.
Not interested in seeing butterflies alone, well, we can tailor for you a Uganda wildlife safari tour that gives you a chance to see a number the big game, birds, and the butterflies too. Most of these amazing natural treasures can easily be spotted in the national parks during Uganda wildlife tour game drives and nature walks. Uganda is endowed with over 10 National Parks which are distributed in various parts of Uganda including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and Mount Rwenzori National Park and sanctuaries, many wildlife reserves like Pian Upe wildlife reserve, Mtheniko wildlife reserve, Bokora and many more. During your tour, Uganda to any of these protected areas makes sure that you do not miss to catch a glimpse at the beautiful butterflies while on a nature walk, forest walks, primate walk or any tour in Uganda.
With a record of about 17,500 butterfly species in the world, about 31 of them are endemic to Uganda 117 of them are a subspecies, about and because they are well distributed in the different parts of this country, it makes Uganda one of the ideal Africa safari destinations with the most diverse attractions. You can sight at varied butterflies while on Uganda safari and the famous groups include the Papilionoideae which comes with 31 species, Pieridae-99 species, Nymphalidae with 447 species and Lycaenidae and many more.
Uganda is blessed with diverse habitats that have helped most of the butterfly species to thrive and they include tropical rainforests, woodlands, savanna grasslands and many more. These incredible creatures can easily be spotted while on nature walks in the parks that also allow you to explore distinct floral and bird species. Their life-cycle is usually connected to plants and crops and on the other hand, their life span ranges from 20-40 days and a few of them can go up to 89 months. In Uganda, the best places for butterfly watching safaris in Uganda are Budongo forest, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park Uganda, Mabira forest national park hence this activity can be best conducted all other national parks in the country. The greatest threat to the butterfly species is the destruction of their habitats like forests for several other activities like agriculture, construction and catching them by the nearby community for food like for example in Budongo forest.
Conclusively, butterfly watching still remains one of a few rare activities in Uganda that have not been fully explored. Interestingly, you can even combine it with a number of safari activities for instance birding safaris Uganda, nature walks and many more. I have witnessed several travellers whose Uganda tour itineraries are centred on gorilla trekking safaris Uganda, chimpanzee trekking safaris Uganda or wildlife tours Uganda, the Butterfly watching safaris tours Uganda are automatic though less attention is availed to it since concentration is on the major highlight in the itinerary.