Uganda is one of the beautiful countries in Africa and indeed the Pearl of Africa. With most destinations having been flooded by tourists over the last few decades, Uganda remains one of the few undiscovered yet beautiful tour and travel destinations in Africa.
Uganda is among the only three countries on planet earth with the only remaining Mountain Gorilla population. With this population, Uganda has almost half of the number of the Mountain Gorillas remaining in the whole world. You can do Gorilla tracking any time of the year ranging from three to any number of days you wish to spend on safari, which is ranked as one of the most highlight among the activities in Africa.
Beautiful National Parks
Uganda has 10 National Parks but each National Park is quite unique and different from the other. Queen Elizabeth National Park, while there take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects two rift valley lakes of George and Edward and it’s the highlight in this National park. This channel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world but this is not all. You get to view so many species of animals in a period of two hours which flock the channel for drinking water. If you are a bird lover, get prepared to record over 600 species of birds some of which are migratory ones. Murchison Falls National Park in the northern part of Uganda has spectacular game drives coupled with a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
Uganda is also popularly known for its primates, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Kaniyo Pabidi, Chambura Gorge and Karinzu is one activity you should consider on your Uganda safari. All the above need a permit which can be obtained from Uganda Wildlife Authority. You can participate in chimpanzee habituation experience and get to learn more about our closest cousins.
Source of the Nile
If you have ever thought of the largest fresh water lake in Africa and the longest river on the planet earth here you are, then having the source of the Nile is even prettier. If you don’t believe this, visit Uganda and make sure you take a boat/canoe to the source of the Nile and that’s when you will believe that indeed the source of the Nile is in Uganda and Jinja in the eastern part of the country. There have been many claims that the source of the Nile is in Rwanda but the truth remains that it is in Uganda. So visit Uganda and visit the source of the Nile.
Many people have hiked Kilimanjaro Mountain the highest Mountain ranges in Africa. With its snow capes, Rwenzori Mountain is the third highest Mountain in Africa with an altitude of 5100 meters above sea level. Climbing Rwenzori Mountain is not only adventurous but even more challenging than the other two Mountains. If you are looking for the next Mountain to climb, then Uganda should be your next destination. Uganda has other volcanoes such as Elgon, Muhavura and Mgahinga all there for hikers and trekkers.
Uganda is popularly known for having very nice and happy people. Ugandans are so hospitable that they are always welcoming with smiling faces, and willing to help. Come in a country that will welcome you and enjoy the cultural diversities of Ugandans. From the west to the east, from the south to the north and to the central, you will find Ugandans the best and lovely people to visit. This therefore makes your holiday in Uganda so peaceful and relaxing.
Uganda lies along the equator line but its climate is not truly equatorial due to several factors such as water bodies, relief, and vegetation among others. This therefore means that Uganda can be visited all year round. Because of our climate, we are able to grow enough fresh food and fruits that you will enjoy while on your visit to Uganda.
Relatively Political Stability over the last 30 years
Uganda has been politically stable over the last 30 years meaning that your stay will not be threatened by violence and wars. The government has taken a leading role in not only ensuring safety and security internally but has played a big role in the region by fighting terrorist groups in Somalia, joining arms to bring peace in Democratic Republic of Congo and in fact, war is history in Uganda and people are very conscious of anything that would jeopardize their development.
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