Kenya is a better destination than Uganda when it comes to quality Big Five sightings and plains wildlife in general. Its game reserves tend to be far larger than their counterparts in Uganda, and to offer a more varied selection of lodges and tented camps.
Equally, Uganda offers several attractions not found in Kenya or indeed most other safari destinations. Foremost among these is the opportunity to track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and chimpanzees in the likes of Kibale National Park.
Overall, Uganda offers far greater diversity when it comes to primates, and it matches Kenya for general bird watching, though it tends be stronger on forest birds that are difficult to see elsewhere in eastern and southern Africa. Uganda’s three main Savannah reserves are also wonderfully scenic, and offer the opportunity to explore thrilling tropical waterways by boat.
There is nothing in landlocked Uganda to compare with the Indian Ocean beach resorts such as Diani and Watamu. Kenya is also a more visibly diverse and interesting country when it comes to traditional cultures, be it the pastoralist Maasai and Samburu, or Arab-influenced Swahili people of the coast.
East Africa is a chunk of paradise that’s hard to miss, especially if you’re planning a visit to the continent. Subdivided into 4 countries, including famous Uganda and Kenya, the region boasts of an immaculate scenery, unique experiences and a lavish wildlife. Whether or not you are already set to go to East Africa, the biggest question is, which is a better option for an African adventure: Uganda or Kenya?
But if you are looking for the wide variety of wildlife it is Kenya to go and if you wish to do primates, it is Uganda to visit. Then if you want to see all the products you can choose from our endless list safari itineraries of Kenya Uganda tours and we can offer you various option of accommodations to stay either lodges or safari camps that blend with nature.
When it comes to endangered mountain gorillas, Uganda holds more than half of the remaining great apes in the world. To be specific, the total population of mountain gorillas in the world is about 880 and Uganda gives sanctuary to about 480 of them.
Kenya features a different medley of wonders. It is rich in sweeping plains gorgeously peppered with lone trees and an immense wildlife all makes up for a strong National Geographic feels and a “real Africa” scenery in every corner. No wonder it is a wildlife enthusiast’s favorite playground.
An annual event that’s resounding to almost all corners of the Earth, the Great wildebeest Migration is considered one of the Natural Wonders of the World. It is definitely in almost every traveler’s bucket list! Luckily, one of the best places to see this is Kenya.
In fact, between late September to November, the migrant herds consisting of 2.5 million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras inhabit the Kenyan plains for grazing and water.
Around July to September every year, these herds can be found struggling their way across the Mara River, the large river that divides 2 spectacular parks (conveniently the 2 settings of this iconic animal movement): Masai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
This River crossing event is unlike anything else in the world. As migrant herds struggle to survive, predators like Nile crocodiles and hippos make their feat even more challenging and so, many experts refer to this event as the World Cup of Wildlife. Now, could you imagine having all those unfold before your very eyes?