Why choose to visit Uganda?
Why choose to visit Uganda? : You climb up and at the end there’s a wonderful new world Uganda the pearl of Africa the most stunning destination in Africa describing it as a fairy tale with unique environmental attributes and the moderate climate due to country’s location on the equator, abundant biodiversity, color, brilliant life and its serene beauty. The beautiful country Uganda is particularly scenic and has a lot to offer to people with a keen interest in natural history and who enjoy active holidays. Uganda’s terrain is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains and a southeastern boarder of Lake Victoria. The magnificent Rwenzori ranges known as mountains of the moon will live you in awe of beauty as you behold different ecological habitats from savannah grasslands, rainforest, health, alpine and permanent ice and snow. Some of its striking peaks are covered with glaciers, and it’s the third highest mountain in Africa and the most difficult to climb.
Uganda is among the only three countries on planet earth with the only remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas. Uganda has half the number of mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world and visiting them in their natural habitat-the mountain forests of equatorial Africa Bwindi Impenetrable forests in Uganda, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, volcanoes National Park in Rwanda & Virunga National park in Congo, has become one of the planet’s ultimate wildlife experiences.
Beautiful National Parks
Uganda has 10 National Parks but each National Park is quite unique and different from others. Murchison Falls National park with the world’s most waterfalls in the northern part of Uganda and has spectacular game drives coupled with a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, Bwindi Impenetrable forests, “the Ultimate gorilla experience” with the endangered mountain Gorillas, Lake Mburo National Park, “Whispers of the wild”, Semiliki National Park “the birders Haven”, Kidepo Valley National Park “the true African Wilderness”, Mountain Elgon National Park “the world’s largest mountain caldera”, Mgahinga National Park “where the silver meets gold”, Mountain Rwenzori National Park “the mystical challenge”, Kibale Forest National Park “the primate capital of the world”, Queen Elizabeth National Park “medley of wonders” is a must visit while in Uganda. 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.
Uganda is marketed as a primate country and indeed, chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park “the primate capital of the world” and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kyambura reserve is one activity you should consider from Uganda safari. All the above needs a permit which can be obtained from Uganda Wildlife Authority. You can participate in Chimpanzee habituation experiences & chimpanzee tracking and get to learn more about our closest cousins.
Source of the Nile
The mighty River Nile, the second-longest river in the world, who’s largest source is in Lake Victoria. The source of the Nile is prettier due to its largest fresh water in Africa and the longest on the planet. If in doubt, 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 Jinja Uganda. 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.
Uganda is popularly known for having very nice, beautiful and happy people. Ugandans are so hospitable that they are always welcoming, and willing to help. Ugandan’s smiles are as war, as the sun. Uganda is made up of a number of ethnic groups from the central and south, west, east, and north, each with its own language, distinctive customs and norms. 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. Uganda’s sun blazes all the year. This therefore means that Uganda can be visited all year round and because of the climate, we are able to grow enough fresh food and fruits that you will enjoy while on your visit to Uganda.
Uganda’s taste bud’s rich cuisine
Uganda’s food is as rich as its culture, because each tribe has its own staple food. A proper Ugandan meal is a celebration in itself, and some meals are prepared as early as the day before, to be served at lunch the following day. Then there is the street food, the most notable being the Rolex. While a Rolex is a timepiece in most countries, in Uganda it’s a popular street food that can be eaten anytime of the day. It’s an omelet that is rolled with a chapatti and some onions and tomatoes; bonus points if the tomatoes are raw and if you eat it by the stall.
The bird paradise
Uganda has got the highest concentration of birds in Africa boasting with over 1040 species of birds, in Uganda you will find migratory birds from North Africa and Europe. Lake Bunyonyi, meaning “lake of small birds,” is located in southwestern Uganda. It is the second-deepest freshwater lake in Africa and has a stunning view when seen from one of the hills around it. Its beauty is such that it was one printed on one of Uganda’s currency notes. There are 29 islands in the lake, and it’s a haven for bird lovers. Lake Bunyonyi can be added on your bucket list while visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Best time to visit Uganda
Because of the favorable climate conditions Uganda experiences, the country can be visited all year-round. Nonetheless you should also understand and consider that there are two major tourism seasons each offering different safari prices, that is; peak and low season. During the peak-tourism season that starts in December to February as well as from June to September. For those that track gorillas we recommend that you always pack a rain jacket irrespective of which time of the year you are visiting because it rains any time within the gorilla parks. For the best views of wild animals, we recommend that you take the savannah Game viewing Safaris, in the dry months January to February, and June to September as the animals frequently converge around the various water-holes in the parks. Also, bird watching is an all-year round activity however the best views are from November to April when migrant species have arrived to Uganda due to the winter season in search for the summer seasons.
Where to stay/accommodation on a Uganda safari
During your stay in Uganda, there are different choices of accommodation in which one choses from. These are generally categorized into three: the budget accommodation, mid-range/moderate accommodation and the luxury accommodation- so there is something for everyone that suits their budget.