Dubbed as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a rewarding destination. This East African nation is one of the magical travel destinations in Africa and a home to magnificent landscape and majestic mountains shares land borders with five countries including Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Though it has famed to the world as one of the top mountain gorilla trekking destinations, Uganda is the best country to combine with others for fine Africa safari holidays. The magnificent landscape is picture perfect with incredible green vegetation sweeping down to islands, lakes, hills and rivers. Locals still live traditionally especially in rural areas with pride and happiness of their rich culture. Uganda has always been best for tourism though less explored.
BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT UGANDA
Uganda, worldwide, is known as The Pearl of Africa. This title was bestowed upon it by none other than the legendary World war Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchill upon being struck by the Country’s beauty. Uganda is one of the countries making up East Africa. It is a land locked country sharing the waters of the mighty Lake Victoria, one of the sources of the even mighty River Nile (The longest River in the World). It is surrounded by Sudan in the North, Tanzania in the South, Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West and Rwanda in the South West.
The Equator, that divides mother Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, runs through this beautiful country. The Northern part of the country is mostly tropical with diverse beautiful green scenery that includes some parts of semi-arid climate except areas where the Albert Nile runs through. The areas along the equator are extremely fertile as evidenced by the beautiful flora and fauna.
ON ARRIVAL TO UGANDA
The major entry point to Uganda for the international guests is Entebbe International Airport and this is served by several International carriers including; Kenya Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, SN Brussels among others.
For purposes of transfers and connecting within Uganda, we have executive tour vehicles to transfer our guests from the Airport to the hotels and different destinations. For guests who need self drive and exclusive solitude, car hire facilities also exist such as 4WDs, saloon cars and mini buses. In case of the overlanders, Uganda can be reached through Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Places to Visit in Uganda
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Kibale Forest National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Mount Elgon National Park
- Mount Rwenzori National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Semuliki National Park
Kampala – Capital of Uganda
Kampala the capital city is usually a prearranged meeting point for most Uganda safari holidays and later visitors connect to different destinations as per their trip itinerary. Besides, it’s fun to start your Uganda trip with a Kampala city tour and experience the numerous historical and cultural sites, social aspect of the people living in Kampala. Kampala boasts of all the major 5 star hotels, convention centers and also budget hotels so no need to worry while in the city centre. Moving around the city is easy by road using special hires, bodabodas or matatu. Expect to see the Uganda parliament, Bahai Temple, Uganda Museum, National Theatre, kasubi tombs, places of worship (Rubaga & Namirembe cathedral, Gaddafi Mosque, Wamala tombs, Budo coronation site, seen hills among others. The capital also has many shopping centers and markets worth checking out for shopping. However, if you looking for Airline Ticketing Agents, Car & Coach Rental, Hotel Booking Agents, Passport & Visa Services, Tour Operators, Kampala is a city with all kinds.
Jinja –the Adventure capital of Uganda
Travelling to Jinja, the second capital of Uganda and the famous adventure city for water adventures like white water rafting, boat rides, sunset cruise, Bungee jumping, bird watching, fishing among others. The drive to Jinja is scenic with stops in mabira forest, sezibwa falls, owen falls dam among Others.The Lake and River Nile scenery is a jaw-dropping natural beauty of Uganda which makes nature an exclusive aspect in travel and tourism.Jinja is also known as a place of great happiness, quiet and a home to longest river in Africa-Source of the Nile. Tanta falls, Kalagala falls, Bujagali falls, Ripon falls are the must visit falls that can’t be missed on your visit to Uganda’s second capital.
Uganda National parks and Attractions
Many activities can be enjoyed when you visit Uganda national parks Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Kibale, Kidepo, Mburo, Mgahinga, Mount Elgon, Murchison Falls, Rwenzori and Semuliki. Birding, caves, chimp tracking, game drives, launch cruise, gorilla trekking, hiking, mountaineering, wildlife viewing , cultural encounters among others are some of the most enjoyed in the vast green land in Africa.
Everyone is welcome year round provided you purchase a Uganda tourist visa at only $50 valid for 90 days. These natural wonders are celebrated every day on different Uganda safari holidays and no visit to Uganda can disappoint. Bwindi & Mgahinga national park are a home to mountain gorillas, while Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison are fine parks for wildlife excursions, chimpanzee trekking and launch cruise. Uganda can be visited with either prior arrangement with a tour operator or expert for a particular holiday trip program of interest or make last minute Uganda tour booking and explore the beautiful country.
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