From hiking Africa’s tallest mountain range to rafting world’s longest river, Uganda is an extraordinary country with a diverse landscape, abundant wildlife and natural resources. The moment you step in the country, you will realize why Winston Churchill called it “the Pearl of Africa” way back in 1907.
The country’s capital Kampala is a compelling city. You can see a modern city scattered with cultures and traditions of Baganda people. To learn more about Ugandan history and culture, you should visit the Uganda Museum. Ndere Cultural Centre is another place to experience the traditional lifestyle of the country. 1922 built, home to the king of Buganda, Mengo Palace (also known as Kabaka’s Palace) is one of the top highlights of Kampala. Though you can’t visit the interior, the infamous underground prison can be explored. Other major highlights of the city include National Theatre, Bulange Royal Building, Kasubi Tombs, and Owino Market. Right beneath the capital lies Africa’s largest Lake Victoria. A few of the lake’s 84 islands (collectively known as Ssese Islands) attract visitors.
Uganda is a great destination to watch wildlife. You can start your wildlife exploration from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, located in the country’s south-western region. Mountain gorilla trekking is the main attraction of the park. However, you will encounter plenty of other species in its vast mountain rainforest. In terms of size, the Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in the country. Named after its namesake waterfall, this park is another major wildlife-watching destination in Uganda. The Murchison waterfall is one of the most impressive falls in Africa. The Queen Elizabeth National Park, located between Bwindi and Murchison, is where people flock to watch the famous tree-climbing lions. Jungle safari is quite popular in the park. In the northern part of the country lies Uganda’s another wildlife-watching destination, Kidepo Valley National Park. The rugged savannah covered park is home to several rare animals that can’t be found anywhere else in Uganda. Another national park in the country, Rwenzori Mountains National Park is ringed by Africa’s highest mountain range, the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. This UNESCO listed park is home to a plethora of rare flora and fauna. The national park offers some decent hiking as well.
Located in Uganda’s southwest region, Lake Bunyonyi is a picturesque lake with crystal-clear water that invites you to go for a swim. Eco-tourism is the highlight of the place. Speaking of lakes, the crater lakes also make a great destination in the country. Out of about 20 lakes, Nyinambuga and Nkuruba are the most picturesque in the region. For amazing views, you can head over to the nearby Top of the World viewpoint.
Uganda is a place of diversity. Book a trip today and experience a country with scenic landscape, rich culture and wildlife.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known for Mountain gorilla trekking.