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Reasons to Visit Uganda

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Uganda! A land of endless discoveries and Inspiration! Home to magnificent natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture that shall offer you an enriching adventure experience

Uganda is located in East Africa, situated north and northwest of Lake Victoria. It is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan on the North, Kenya on the East, Tanzania on the South, Rwanda on the Southwest, and Dem. Rep. The Congo on the northwest.

Uganda is often referred to as “The Pearl of Africa”, with green rolling hills, sparkling crater lakes, snowcapped mountain ranges, a source of the Nile, breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and the world’s endangered mountain gorillas combined with a melting pot of fascinating culture composed of friendly and welcoming people.

Uganda appeals to all travelers, whatever your interest; be it Gorillas Trekking, Wildlife Viewing, Forest Primates Trek, Bird Viewing, Mountain Climbing, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, sports fishing, or Cultural Tours.

Wondering which country to Visit on your safari to Africa? Are looking for a safari to Uganda? Here are the reasons to pay a visit and things to encounter while on an enchanting safari to Uganda.

Unique floral and faunal species- Uganda

Uganda is every wildlife enthusiast’s dream destination with exceptional flora and fauna species. Uganda is home to diverse wildlife including the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga, the African Big 5 game, chimps, amphibians, and colorful bird species as well as butterflies.

lions

lions

For those looking to get off beaten the path to explore the hidden gems, then Uganda must be a top priority bucket list destination that shall immerse you with exhilarating views of a medley of unique flora and fauna.

 

Uganda Birding Safaris

Uganda Birding Safaris

Exclusive Birding Safaris in Uganda Uganda's birding safaris are a must for any passionate traveler's bucket list, as they offer rewarding experiences in various destinations. As a premier birding safari destination in Africa, Uganda is home to over 1,070 bird species that inhabit its forests and savannah grasslands. This accounts for nearly half of all [...]

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Eye contact with the giant and awesome mountain gorillas

Uganda is among the few countries on planet earth that are a paradise to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas thus making Uganda one of the must-visit destinations to enjoy the gorilla trekking experience.

Mountain gorillas

Mountain gorillas

Encountering gorillas in the misty jungle rainforest of Bwindi and the Bamboo Forest of Mgahinga National Park is one of the thrilling activities that shall offer you a life-changing experience.
Bwindi impenetrable forest Park has got 4 sectors i.e Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. And the 5th sector is Ntebeko found in Mgahinga National Park with one family of gorillas called Nyakagezi.

In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park, there are 20 habituated gorilla groups to be visited, and each is assigned a group of 8 tourists per day treks start from the 4 regions or sectors of; Rushaga, Ruhija, Buhoma, and Nkuringo.

For one to go for gorilla trekking, one must have a permit which is booked through local tour operators at USD 800 per person, and a gorilla habituation permit at USD 1500 per person.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda gives you one magical hour to witness the gorillas as they play, interact, room feed, and roam around the forest as you take photos of a lifetime experience.

Chimpanzee trekking

Uganda is a haven to the captivating rain forests of Kibale Forest National Park that harbor awesome chimpanzees. Other places to see chimpanzees include Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi forests in Murchison Falls National Park, stunning Kyambura Gorge, and Kalinzu in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is an exciting activity that shall immerse you into a pool of chimps and other primates like colobus monkeys that give sightings of these apes as they feed, groom play as well as scamper at the tree canopies while you take photos of a once in a lifetime experience.

The hospitable and friendly people

Uganda is popular for its friendly warm welcoming people who will make you feel at home. Uganda has vibrant cultures with a medley of tribes comprising Baganda, Karamojong, Batwa, Banyankore, Basoga, and Acholi among others with distinctive languages and cultures.

The Batwa People

The Batwa People

A cultural visit to one of these stunning cultures shall immerse you in their enriching traditional practices, music, dances, and cuisine that will fill you with cultural diversity.

Picturesque Landscapes

Uganda boasts exceptional natural beauty and wonders characterized by snow-capped Rwenzori mountains, Lake Victoria the source of the river Nile, the breathtaking crater lakes of Fort Portal, stunning waterfalls of Murchison and Sipi falls, rift valley escarpments, and the vast savanna plains of Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth among others that are filled with abundant wildlife, birdlife and ecstatic views of the countryside.

Uganda is a spectacular destination with natural wonders, untouched wilderness, and unique vegetation featuring open wooded savanna, forests, acacia woodlands, montane forests, riparian forests, grasslands, bush thickets, and vast wetlands.

The safari to Uganda shall help you discover untouched wilderness; and uncover the hidden gems you’ve been yawning to get in your life offering you a beyond-remarkable travel experience.

 

5-Days Uganda-Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

5-Days Uganda-Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

5-Days Uganda-Gorilla & Wildlife Safari 5 Days Uganda-Gorilla & Wildlife Safari. The 5-Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife tour is a blend of wildlife and gorillas that offers beyond imagination Africa safari experience. It features the most popular Uganda Trekking encounter, a remarkable game viewing in the famous Safari destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park [...]

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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour Safari Overview The three-day photographic safari will carry you from Uganda’s capital (Kampala) to the country’s smallest national park, which is just 33.7 km2. The park is part of the Virunga volcanoes’ outline, with three volcanoes: Muhavura, Gahinga, and Sabinyo, and it borders Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and [...]

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Stunning climatic conditions

Uganda has both warm and wet climatic conditions that favor travel all year round. Unique from other continents which experience winter seasons that keep people indoors, Uganda doesn’t experience such bad climatic patterns

Uganda lies along the Equator and enjoys wet and dry seasons which makes it a bucket list destination for every traveler to enjoy wildlife viewing and enjoy a guided gorilla trekking, mountaineering, or chimpanzee tracking experience all year around.
The best months of the year to visit Uganda for a holiday are the dry months -that is June to September or December to February with warm temps of 20-30 degrees.

Thus for looking hide away from winters in Europe, Asia, and America, and Uganda welcomes you to enjoy its warm climatic conditions.

Uganda Traditional Local Food

Uganda features all kinds of food unique from what other countries grow and eat and shall give health benefits whether gluten-free or sugar-free.

Interestingly each tribe has a unique kind of food that they consume, i.e The most tasted of all is the Luwombo prepared using banana leaves, Enshabwe, matooke (steamed bananas) in most of the central region, potatoes in eastern Uganda, millet, sorghum, Irish potato, cassava in most parts of the country. In most streets of the city, you will enjoy the delicious food known as Rolex which is a chapati with fried eggs, raw tomatoes, and onions.

The local drink to enjoy is the local Gin, well known as the Uganda warangi which is made from the juice of starch bananas. Though it is more alcoholic.

In conclusion

A safari to Uganda will let you witness the beauty of nature’s most nurturing bonds and for a pleasant and memorable journey, Uganda offers you a unique chance to experience the wild magic as you discover a wider side of Africa.

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