Top 10 Places to Visit in Uganda
Sometimes you have to spend a little more and experience the best in the world on your vacation and Uganda is one of the great places that have it all when it comes to wonderful tour holidays in the world. Why just read it in novels, travel journals, news tweets, travel blogs and watch it in videos without experiencing it in reality. Uganda doesn’t only offer incredible gorilla tours across the globe but it has variety of beautiful attractions as well as amazing places that you must visits once you travel to Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The home of mountain gorillas in Africa, Bwindi National Park is a reason for many visitor to Uganda especially the natural lovers and those seeking for sustainable tourism. Being a center of many interesting eco adventures and the local friendly people including the Batwa also known as the pygmies (forest people), Bwindi forest National Park is place you can’t miss to visit on your trip to Uganda. The park can be explored all year, make sure you watch mountain gorillas a prime tourist attraction of the country. However, the best time to visit is January-March, June-October and December which is considered to be the peak season.
Above all the beautiful landscape blows your mind away and reveals the true meaning of “The Pearl of Africa”. Taking a nature walk around the forest looking at various forest habitats and vegetation give you a million reasons to support nature and conservation. To sum it up Uganda has two mountain gorillas park including Mgahinga National park another perfect place for gorilla trekking, volcano hike and golden monkey trekking.
Lake Bunyonyi Islands
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most stunning places in Uganda for leisure and relaxation found in south western Uganda just a few kilometers from Kabale town. The Lake surrounded by 29 islands and hilly landscape offers many activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, and bird watching. On your safari in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is one of the top places you should include in your itinerary.
A superb place in Uganda is definitely Kampala its capital. Though it’s just a city, it’s one of the places for visitors and travelers. Delicious food, great shopping malls, beautiful attractions, modern restaurants and bars, hotels and lodges, exceptional life, events and various adventurous activities is all you find in Kampala. If you like culture traditions, don’t forget to visit Ndere cultural center for outstanding cultural performances. This is probably the famous place that presents Uganda culture in form of performances.
Rwenzori Mountain is one of the stunning places at the boarder of Uganda and Congo that attract hundreds for mountain climbing safari experience. To go on the top you can take a 10 day mountain trekking and climbing safari which involve hiking to the highest peak-Margherita. It’s not costly though you have to pay for the trekking permit and park entrance for each day. However, if you have time it’s good to explore it with other interesting attractions of the country. As a trend of all mountaineering safaris, going to the top is tough but ascending down becomes more adorable.
This amazing falls with a narrow gorge that presents drama of rocks and waters offers unforgettable experience in nature and it’s something you can’t take your eyes off during your trip to Uganda. The fight of water and rocks through the gorge is one of the nicest moments that you can ever have on your vacation with your loved ones. Hiking to the top of the falls and watching wildlife roam around the river as well as hippos, crocodiles and birds is another fantastic experience that Uganda offers. While at Murchison falls national park, visitors have a chance to track chimpanzees and view variety of wildlife and also feed eyes on the most scenic views of the landscape and the mighty falls. Surely Murchison falls is worth your time.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lying in the rugged semi-arid valley of Karamoja province on the far north just near Masai Mara game reserve of Kenya, Kidepo Valley National Park one of those outstanding places in East Africa that you can think of for a wonderful wildlife safaris tour at any time of year. Being a special location, Kidepo has all you need to see for a great trip .Don’t forget to take a glimpse at the beautiful ancient culture and life style of Karamajongs.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
One of the favorite wild conservation areas for wildlife viewing, boating, bird watching, chimpanzee trekking, and nature walk. All park activities come with a touch of the community, so your trip will certainly support many lives and families in the country. A part from tree climbing lions, many crocodiles, hippos, birds, chimps, baboons there is much more to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Besides it’s the most convenient place to visit on any Uganda gorilla trekking tour.
This is a nice place to visit if you want to spend time with the orphanage chimpanzees in Uganda. Visitors take part in the feeding and viewing chimps at the viewing platform a daily activity that is worth if you have 1-2 days in the country. Find this island on Lake Victoria one of the largest fresh water Lakes in Africa. If you want to spend a full day with the chimpanzees, don’t forget to get the required immunizations.
Source of the Nile
This is a stunning place in Uganda which you shouldn’t miss at all found in the famous adventure capital Jinja. Visitors get a chance to stand at the point where the Nile begins –the longest river in Africa. Be ready to enjoy various water adventure activities.