By Isaac Kigozi
Uganda is a must visit country 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. This information is therefore crucial for tourism activities and highlights in Uganda.
Uganda is among the only three countries on planet earth with the only remaining population of mountain gorillas. In the actual sense, Uganda boosts of half the number of mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world. Whether you have three days or 20 days, you can do gorilla tracking which is ranked as one of the most sought after activities in Africa.
Beautiful National Parks
Uganda has 10 National Parks but each National Park is quite unique and different from the others. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a must visit while in Uganda as a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which connects two rift valley lakes of George and Edward is the highlight. 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. If you are a bird lover, get prepared to record over 600 species of birds some of which are migratory ones. You can take a game drive in ishasha in search for the tree climbing lions or visit the crater lakes region. 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 has been promoted and marketed as a primate country and indeed, chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Kaniyo Pabidi, Chambura Gorge and Karinju 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 thought having the largest fresh water lake in Africa and the longest river on the planet is enough, then having the source of the Nile is even more prettier. If you don’t belief 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. 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 and Kenya but Rwenzori that is the highest mountain ranges in Africa remain un tapped. With its snow capes, Rwenzori is the third highest mountain in Africa with an altitude of 5100 meters above sea level. Climbing Rwenzori 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 hosipitable that they are always welcoming, 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 astride the equator 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 32 years
Uganda has been politically stable over the last 32 years . under the Visionary and focused leadership of H.E President Museveni, Uganda is considered as one of the few peaceful countries in the World. Uganda also exports peace to various countries thus making it a Unique and Blessed Country.