Camping refers to an outdoor accommodation over night by use of tents and it’s commonly done by budget tourists. Camping is one of the least expensive ways to explore Africa and also one of the best ways because the reward is worth.
Camping trips in Uganda
Camping is one of the ways to enjoy the real typical African wilderness as you get very close to nature compared to sleeping in luxurious accommodation, camping also involves receiving almost the same services like the people sleeping in mid range or luxurious accommodations.
Most camping safaris involve a chef preparing for your mouth watering meals of your choice, beautiful sunrises and sunsets from your camping ground. Most national parks in Uganda have camping grounds. Below are some of the camping sites in Uganda;
Lake Mburo national park campsites
There are several campsites in Lake Mburo national park, the most designative and impress is the Lakeside campsite with superb views of Mburo plains and Lake Mburo. The other campsites are Kingfisher campsite, mantana tented camp, Lake Mburo national park campsite and Rwonyo rest camp.
Queen Elizabeth national park campsites
Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the most visited safari destinations in Uganda boasting with rich bio diversity. There are various camping sites within the park some of which include; Kitandara hippo hill camp, Ishasha wilderness camp, UWA campsite, Engiri game lodge and campsite, wild tracks overland camp, Kasenyi safari camp, forest hog safari camp, dave the cave camp, Ishasha Ntungwe river camp, craters camp site, little elephant camp and so much more.
Kidepo valley campsites
Kidepo valley national park is nestled in the remote north eastern Uganda, the park is home to unique wild life and bird species found no where else in the country and camping here will make you experience the true African wilderness. Some of the campsites in the park include; Apoka rest camp and Nga’ Moru wilderness camp.
Murchison falls campsite
Murchison falls National Park is found in the north eastern part of Uganda bisected by the world’s longest river forming the strongest waterfalls. There are a number of campsites within the park some of which are; red chilli rest camp, UWA campsite, Boomu womens camp, Bwana Tembo safari camp, Shoebill campsite and Sambiya river lodge campsite among the rest.
What to carry
Although you can hire camping gear on ground or the company you will use will provide, its always advisable to communicate in advance or you can just come along with your camping gear to avoid disappointment. Some of the requirements for camping include; a water proof tent, sleeping bag, towels, toilet paper, torch, insect repellent, warm and long sleeved clothes for cold nights and light clothes for a hot day and many other things you might need.
In conclusion, there are many other campsites within each national park or tourists attractions in Uganda. You can choose from a variety of options in that some luxurious or midrange lodges also offer camping options to their clients. Most camping sites also provide toilets, showers and other essentials you might need.Tags: Travel Blog