Uganda, to most people, is safari and trekking primates in dense ancient forests. This is where it all begins as explained below; however, it is also true that Uganda is home to 40million people who can’t wait to treat you to endearing traditional cultures that date back to as far as the 14th centuries. The country is blessed with 53+ tribes that harmoniously co-exist despite their subscriptions to different ways of life.
Certainly, when it comes to game viewing, this tropical gem has it all. Highlights include the Big Five which can be found in Kidepo Valley National Park, a stony parched northern semi-deserts and Queen Elizabeth National Park, a tranquil land where rivers snake they ways along valleys at the foot of rolling hills. Both of these have rolling hills and grassy plains that are stocked full of all the African animals people expect to see, including high concentrations of the crowd-pulling lions, buffaloes, elephants and leopards.
The other Big 5 haven that is worth a top spot on your bucket-list is Murchison Falls National Park, a wonderland renowned for having thunderous waterfall which adds beauty to the world’s longest river, River Nile.
On the other hand, most of the primate destinations are found along the Western arm of Rift Valley—as it features a dramatically diverse range of natural habitats and ever-changing scenery.
Top among these is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a permanent habitat of 50% of the world’s surviving population of gorillas, the other is Kibale National Park where you will not only encounter 13 primate species inclusive of Chimpanzees, you will also enchant your senses with sights and sounds of Africa’s most beautiful crater lakes. At Mgahinga National Park, you will hosted by a habituated family of gorillas with 11members of varying age brackets, and thus a first class ticket for you to witness how these majestic apes behave as they go through different stages of growth.
For the bird watching enthusiast in quest for a birding paradise, Queen Elizabeth has it, attracting over 600 species which can be seen with relative ease during boat cruises, game drives and nature walks.
Additionally, Lake Victoria’s stunning tropical beaches really do feature brilliant white sands. They are backed by coconut palms. The blue and fascinating water here really is alive with countless species of fish, none of which is venomous.
|Languages spoken||English, Swahili, Luganda|
|Currency used||Ugx, Usd|