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About Pavian Adventurers
Pavian Adventurers LTD is a registered and licensed safari company in Uganda. We are specialists in organising unforgettable tours and holidays in the pearl of Africa. These are usually comprehensive tours encompassing wildlife, nature, people and culture. Besides the already set tours that we have suggested, we can still adjust them according to your needs and convenience. However, prior notice has to be made to facilitate easy bookings especially for the limited permits (Gorillas and Chimpanzees). In case of any inquiries, we shall be glad to respond back in as quickly as 2 hours. Please kindly visit our contacts section for our contact details. About Uganda

Why the Pearl of Africa
Uganda is a fairly small but rather amazingly beautiful country located in Eastern Africa. Churchill Winston, the then Prime Minister of England, visited Uganda and after comparing it with many other African countries that he had visited, confidently declared it the Pearl of Africa. This holds till date. Uganda is gifted not only by nature but also by the man-made ways of life. The varying landscapes, vegetation, cultures and unfathomable hospitality makes Uganda one of the world’s top holiday destinations where one can feel welcomed, secure while experiencing all the pleasures of nature. Uganda has done her best to hold that crown despite the past hardships that she experienced especially after Independence, a period where she was ravaged by political unrest, poaching and massive deforestation of land for farming. However, the proceeding periods have been characterised by abundant peace and rapid redevelopment. In the East African region, Uganda has a wealth of about 52 native tribes, an deep source of cultural experiences since each tribe has something unique from the other. Uganda prides herself of being the most peaceful and hospitable country in the region, a reason why she has the biggest number of refugees in Africa and a top tour destination for holiday makers.

Uganda’s Climate
Uganda has a tropical climate characterised by both warm and humid temperatures depending on the season. There are two seasons in a year; the dry and rainy season each occurring twice. The rain season is usually between mid-March to May and October till December with temperatures between 150C (590F) and 220C (710F). However, in the mountainous regions of south western Uganda, temperatures can go as low as 100C (520F). The dry season is from January to March and June to September with average temperatures between 200C (680F) and 300C (860F). In the North East, it can reach up to 350C (950F). However, sometimes these may slightly vary due to climate change. The beauty with Uganda is that even in the dry seasons, the abundance of water bodies and vegetation cover acts as a cooling system and an enjoyable place all year round.

About National Parks in Uganda
Uganda has about 11 well preserved national parks each presenting a speciality different from the other. One needs resources to experience all of these at a go. That’s why we selected the most visited and most attractive ones with the best possibility of seeing the Big 5. These parks are as below.

Murchison Falls
Demarcated in 1952 with an area of 3893 km2 (1503 sq. mi) in Northern Uganda, it stands out as the biggest conservation area in Uganda. It is named after the thunderous Murchison Falls along the mighty River Nile. It is divided into two by the Victoria Nile, a tributary of the Nile. The Southern bank of the park is mainly forest, a perfect habitat for several monkey species, baboons, chimps and birds. However, after crossing the Nile to the Northern bank, one is welcomed by a savannah covered by a range of fauna and flora to feed the eye. There are up to 76 species of mammals, 450 bird species ranging from water birds including the rare shoe bill stork, kingfishers, hornbills and great blue Turaco among others. The mammals include elephants, buffalos, giraffes, the big cats like lions and leopards, hyenas, several antelope species including the Uganda Kobs. The falls flow through a 8m narrow gorge before plunging 43m deep on rock.

Kibale Forest
Better known as the primate harbour of the world, Kibale Forest has an area of 766km2 (296 sq. mi). Its altitude ranges between 1,100m (3,600ft) and 1600m (5,200ft). It is home to 13 primate species with the most famous being the chimpanzees and tracking chimps is the attracting activity in this forest. There are habituated common chimps that are given sanctuary in this park and can be visited by humans. Other primate species include the black and white colobus monkey (Colobus Guereza), L’Hoest’s Monkey, Blue Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), Ugandan Red Colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) and the Ugandan mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). Besides the primate, the several mammals also regard this generous forest as their home. These are Giant Forest Hogs, common warthogs, red and blue duikers, African buffalo, servals, forest elephants, sitatungas, bushbucks, African golden cats and bush babies.

Queen Elizabeth
This is probably Uganda’s most visited park. It has an area of 1978km2 (764 sq. mi) and located in the proximity of Kibale Forest in Western Uganda. It stretches between two lakes, L. George and L. Edward These two lakes are joined together by a natural channel, the Kazinga Channel. The park is also beautifully spotted by several crater lakes, some salty and others fresh. These water bodies serve as a perfect water source for the animals, a reason why a launch cruise in this park is something unavoidable. It has 95 species of mammals and over 660 bird species. A drive to the southern sector of the park gives the opportunity to view the tree climbing lions on the fig trees. Other animals to view in this park are the leopards, topis, buffalo herds, several antelope species and many birds.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
A UNESCO world Heritage Centre, it is the smallest national park in Uganda and yet perhaps the most famous. It has an area of 321km2 (124 sq. mi) and was established in 1991. It is home to about half of the world mountain gorillas, an endangered species that nearly became extinct due to hunting and loss of their habitat by humans. Uganda has about 459 gorillas (2018 Census), most of which are not habituated for human viewing. At that time, there were about 1063 mountain gorillas worldwide, in Rwanda and DR Congo. To view the habituated ones, one has to make a very early booking for a gorilla permit. This is because the numbers of humans to view them is very limited so as they can be conserved to the maximum possible level with minimal human interruption.

Lake Mburo
Located in western Uganda with an area of 260km2 (100 sq. mi), Lake Mburo is the smallest park in Uganda and named after Lake Mburo, one of the lakes in this area. However, upon entering it, one is already thrilled by the unbelievable density of mammals, birds and primates. On the unfortunate bit of it, designating it as a national park came recently in 2006 after the locals had already encroached on a big part of the park and had already threatened lots of wildlife.