The Republic of Uganda located in East Africa has for a long time stood out as a premier tourist destination in the world. In 1908, Winston Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” after exploring its unique features which are still a marvel to this day. Uganda as a tourist destination is quite fascinating to say the least.
Uganda has got an incredible array of landscapes that range from the snowcapped Mountains of the Moon and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the semi-desert northeast.
Queen Elizabeth National Park nurtures healthy populations of elephant, lion, hippo and other large mammals, and is also a great spot for bird watching tours in Uganda.
Kibale National Park is home to 13 different primate species and one of the best places in Africa to see chimpanzees in the wild.
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park and has got big numbers of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, giraffes and other animals that live in or near the water.
The most popular of Uganda tourist attractions is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas reside. Bwindi gorilla trekking is high on the agenda for most tourists visiting Uganda.
In Queen Elizabeth National Park, tourists can spend the day tracking lions among many other animals in the park as well as the vast species of birds. Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is popular for the tree climbing lions that are usually spotted lurking in trees.
Uganda’s capital Kampala is one of the fastest growing cities on the continent. It has got great sights perfect for Uganda day tour excursions including,the Kabaka’s palace, kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Baha’I Temple and so much more.
Entebbe is renowned for its popular weekend beach clubs, like a little slice of the Caribbean on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking trips down the Nile in Jinja are a great way to explore the wonders of Uganda.
Currently, Uganda is very peaceful, secure and politically stable and therefore safe to travel to any time of the year.