The pearl of Africa is an amazing destination for each one who is interested in natural attractions. It is a destination where visitors experience one of the seven wonders of nature as well as one of the most unique encounters with wildlife. Uganda is full of nature and wildlife attractions, however the question is what are the nature wonders of Uganda?
Mountain gorillas is one of the nature wonders of the pearl of Africa, at the same time it is the major attraction of Uganda. Mountain gorillas measures 98% of their genetic material with humans. Uganda host half of the population of mountain gorillas in the world. They are confined to Mgahinga gorilla and bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda offers you unforgettable experience. No safari can be complete in Uganda without the experiencing this particular nature wonder at least once.
The Mighty River Nile
River Nile is a natural beauty on its own but there is no mistaking that to see the mighty river forces its way through a 7 meter gap in the rocks and fall in 43 meters. At the top of Murchison falls the water violently thunder past crashing and surging, blowing a fine mist high into the sky filled with rainbows. The sight from a boat below also gives a sensational view of the majestic falls.
The Rwenzori Mountains
Mountain Rwenzori; awe inspiring is perhaps an understatement when describing the beauty of this world class hiking and mountaineering destination. Mountain Rwenzori was described by one enthralled visitor as heaven’s garden. May be the gods hide this profusion of color up in the cloud so that only those who dare might reach up and share its secrets. Mountain Stanley is the highest peak on the Rwenzori ranges and it is 5209 meters above sea level. It is followed by Alexandria Speke among others.
The Valley of Kidepo
Kidepo valley national park is found in the right corner of Uganda and it is apparently the most isolated national park but still stands out to be one of the best unexplored places each wildlife viewer can ever visit in Uganda. Kidepo valley national park is undoubtedly among the best wilderness areas in Africa, accommodating a couple of extinct species of wildlife that cannot be seen anywhere in Uganda parks and it is right at the core of a savannah landscape right next to a few mountainous bodies. Apart from the unique wildlife safari experience, kidepo valley is a great spot for a cultural trail especially to those who would like to see the karamojongs, Acholis plus other great tribes. The other exciting tourism Activities in the wilderness of this park include nature walks, birding and hiking. This park is a true gem with huge abundance in wildlife and it remains a true rendition of tourism in Uganda but remains unknown to many. Currently kidepo valley national park hosts over 75 mammal species and 470 bird species and all these fall in the prime game viewing location and it is found in the northeastern Uganda and the journey is about 510km by road from Kampala. Kidepo valley national park was named the third best national park in Africa and this park is definitely a must visit for any traveler to Uganda.
Kibale national park is nick named as the primate capital of Africa and it is called so because of the high population of primate that are found in this park. It offers both chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience. The chimpanzee tracking, travelers trek the chimpanzee to where they have settled in the forest however the tracking in Kibale is fun because travelers get to view other animals and other primates along the way. And the moment the guests find the chimpanzee, they spend only one hour of viewing before u head back. Kibale is the best destination for primate safaris not only in Uganda but also in Africa. Apart from chimpanzees, Kibale national park also provides shelter to about twelve primates.
It is worth remembering that while Uganda’s natural scenic and wildlife wonders may be what draws visitors to this beautiful country in the first place, it’s the warmth and hospitality of the people of Uganda that brings them back for a second or even third visit.