Founded just over fifty years ago, the republic of Uganda is famous for both its culture and plentiful natural world. From forested highlands to sandy beaches, Uganda has it all. Below we list some of the highlights on offer, some but a stone’s throw from Kampala.
The country is regarded as the Pearl of Africa because of its natural beauty, wonderful climate, its splendid national parks, incredible array of landscapes that range from the snowcapped Mountains of the Moon and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the semi-desert northeast and water-spangled Lake District. Uganda was ranked among 6th among top 10 destinations of the world in 2016 by CNN.
Queen Elizabeth National Park in the West nurtures healthy populations of elephant, lion, hippo and other large mammals, and is a major stop on the migratory bird route up the Great Rift Valley the famous place for the tree climbing lions as well as the only park where savannah vegetation co exists with the tropical vegetation meeting at the Equator
Home to 13 different primate species, Kibale National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see chimpanzees in the wild. Being in the park which has one of the community initiative programs of the locals directly benefiting from the Bigodi swamp walking tours
Murchison Falls National Park is flush with hippo, crocodile and other animals that live in or near the water. Most importantly the breath taking waterfall walk all the way to top of the falls where it rains all year round and the very spot where Sir Winston Churchill watched the beauty and made this comment “Surely Uganda is the Pearl of Africa”.
The Kidepo Valley National park is the most natural national Park in Africa. You will be met by one of the biggest herds of buffalos in East Africa you actually cannot miss this park on the list of places you can visit
The holy grail of Uganda wildlife watching is Bwindi Forest in the south West towards Rwanda, where roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas reside.