There a number of reasons to visit Uganda just once and this dates back to when Winston Churchill named it the pearl of Africa.
A visit to the pearl of Africa is undoubtedly the most memorable and unforgettable experience.
This is because small as it is in comparison to its neighbors surely it has a lot to offer for visitors or tourists.
Uganda is one of the African countries to add on your bucket list for your next holiday and here are 7 reasons to get you started.
Of course, the mountain gorillas which is one of the most breath-taking experience on earth!
Getting face to face with these giants after a long trek and staring at them feed, interact and play with one another is a priceless experience.
The mountain gorillas are found in three countries in EastAfrican that is Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
In the world this specie of gorillas is rare and we are only left with 1045 gorillas with Uganda being home to 554 gorillas.
In Uganda gorilla tracking is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park and Maghinga National park.
The permit is $700 per person and you should book in advance since permits are limited per day.
The gorilla tracking activity was named the must do activity in the whole world in the best places to activities for 2019.
This surely will give you reasons to visit Uganda.
Uganda is the primate capital of the world and home to over 6000 chimpanzees found in different national parks and wildlife reserves.
Kibale National Park is home to Uganda’s highest chimpanzee population in one park with 1045 chimps.
The park is commonly known for chimpanzee tracking activity where your setoff for a 2-4 hour walk in search of the primates.
Chimpanzee tracking is a very fascinating activity as you watch man’s closest relatives feed, play and interact with one another.
The chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is also found in other areas like Budongo forest, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu reserve and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
The people of Uganda who are welcoming and friendly people in the world and this dates back to their cultures.
The Ugandan people are very hostable and ready to share the culture and traditions with the tourists who visit them.
Be rest assured to share in the fun, way of living, learning new things and connecting with the people of different backgrounds.
You will be amazed by the different tribes like the unique ethnic group of the Batwa; the people who leave in trees and shortest in the country.
We shall also take you to the different cuisine of the different tribes from luwombo (meat or chicken rapped in banana leaves) to the Rolex (chapati with eggs).
Enjoy the Ugandan folk songs spiced with the jambe drum and the dances from the shaking waists from Buganda and Busoga to the high jumps by the Karamojong people.
You will here people calling to you as Muzungu a dialect referring to a white person not in an insulting way but a friendly and humorous way giving you reasons to visit Uganda.
Uganda is the pearl of Africa and one of the African countries which offers you a slice of every wildlife in the continent.
The 10 National parks and 5 wildlife reserves are home to the big five wildlife species like the lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and Rhinos.
The queen Elizabeth national park is commonly known for the tree climbing lions found in the ishasha sector of the park.
The Murchison falls with its powerful falls of the Victoria Nile is the largest drinking area for wildlife with a great scenic beauty.
The best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season December- February and June- September.
Uganda also attracts hiking tourists to its giant mountains and also the third highest point in Africa at 5,109 meters.
Mountain climbing can be done in over 5 areas that is Mt Rwenzori 5,109 meters, Mt Gahinga 3475 meters, Mt Sabinyo 3669 meters, Mt Muhavura 4127 meters and Mt Elgon 4,321 meters
Rwenzori mountains are known as the mountains of the moon by the local people because of the snow capped on top of it.
Rwenzori is the third highest point in Africa and offers hikers memorable safari from the scenic beauty to the different wildlife and snow-capped peak at Margarita.
Not to forget the three Virunga mountains that is Muhavura, Sabinyo and Gahinga once you reach the peaks you will be standing in three countries that is Uganda, Kenya and DRC Congo.
To all mountain climbers these places should be on your bucket list and a reason to visit Uganda or add mountain climbing on your bucket list.
Uganda offers you an exciting bird watching safari with over 1500 bird species in this small landlocked country.
It has 27 endemic specie which are found in the Albertine rift valley with the biggest number found in Bwindi national park.
This bird watching haven will offer you unique species in Africa like shoebill stork, Black ramped button quail, common ostrich, African green broadbill, great egret and Madagascar Squacco
Uganda is home to the source of river Nile the longest river in the world and also Lake Victoria the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world.
In addition, there are 27 lakes and 10 rivers in Uganda covering 15.4% of the land surface of 236,040 square Kilometres.
The lakes and rivers offer you amazing activities like boat cruises, fishing and water bird life safaris.
The source of river Nile is the only place in east Africa where one can take part in these adrenaline activities like white water rafting and bungee jumping (kissing the Nile).
Uganda has everyone covered even the adventure tourists have a reason to visit Uganda just once in their lifetime.
In conclusion, there are many reasons to visit Uganda and we have summarised them into 7 categorises that elaborate more on the best experiences Uganda can offer you on your safari
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