Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Uganda

Uganda, the “pearl of Africa” straddles the Equator and embraces the shore of the world’s largest inland lake, the mighty Lake Victoria. Host to the source of the Nile at Jinja, Uganda is also home to the world’s second largest fresh water body, Lake Victoria and one of the most ancient volcanoes on earth, Mount Elgon. Pristine and still largely undiscovered, Uganda promises a vibrant tapestry of diverse vistas against backdrop of sparkling lakes, islands, rivers and waterfalls.
Uganda people are one of the most warmly welcoming and gently gracious in the world, the country therefore makes an ideal family destination. Below are some reason why you should choose Uganda if you are planning to visit Africa for safari or leisure vacation.
Tip 1: one of the most delightful climates in the world
Uganda is blessed with one of the most delightful climates in the world. The landlocked Uganda occupies a serene green plateau which lies between the eastern and western branch of the Great Rift Valley. The climate here is very friendly, as it can be hot and cold on short notice, we have a blend of both, and you will sure enjoy it while in Uganda.
Tip 2: the land of lakes
25% of Uganda’s entire surface is covered by a glittering skein of lakes, islands and rivers, hence earning her the title, “the Land of Lakes”. Some of these water bodies include the longest River Nile, Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga, Lake Mutanda, Lake Gorge, River Rwizi, River Kagera, and so many more. All these water bodies, offer great and beautiful destinations to visit, being homes to many animals and birds plus vegetation.
Tip 3: precious primates
Uganda’s pristine forests protect a wealth of wildlife including over ten species of primates. Uganda is also one of the top places in the world to see the Mountain gorillas at Bwindi National park, Chimpanzees at Kibale forest, Golden monkeys at Mgahinga national park, elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, Zebras, impala, elands, at Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth, kidepo and Lake Mburo national parks.
Tip 4: the Switzerland of Africa
Dubbed ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ thanks to her impressive mountain ranges, Uganda hosts the snow-capped Rwenzori or commonly known as the mountains of the moon and the immeasurable ancient Mount Elgon. This mountain forms the boundary between Kenya and Uganda.
Tip 5: Rich culture
Human presence goes way many years back and her cultural history is rich in songs, dance, music, theatre and art. Her cuisine is as eclectic as her many ethnic groups. Many of the people here take pride in the handcraft products including bark-cloth, weaving, carving, blacksmith, pottery and so many more
Tip 6: The spectacular waterfalls
Murchison falls national park, is Uganda’s largest national park also featuring the most powerful waterfall which is over seven meters wide and approximately 43 meters high of the ground offering boat cruises to the bottom of the falls and hikes, this has been ranked among the top attractions and most exciting adventure in east Africa, with great views of the hippos, elephants and birds on the banks.
Tip 7: The superb national parks
The national parks of Uganda and reserves cover almost 11023sqkm and these include, Bwindi, kibale, kidepo, Murchison falls, queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori, Semliki, Mt Elgon and Lake Mburo National parks, other are Mgahinga National park. All these national parks are homes to a number of wildlife, among which are gorillas, chimpanzees, ostrich, cheetah, lions, giraffes, hippos, Zebras, topis, mongoose, golden monkeys, forest hogs, warthogs and various bird species.
Tip 8: The big five and the best birding destination
Uganda offers 50 large mammal species and all the members of the big five (Elephant, Rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo). It is thought by many to be the finest birding destination in east Africa with 1000 species of birds, harboring in her rain forests, swamps and thickets.
Tip 9: The Rock paintings to Royal tombs
Uganda promises a breadth of historical interest including : the Uganda National museum, kabaka’s lake, the Kasubi tombs, the kakoro rock paintings, the Mparo tombs, Mubende hill, the Munsa Earth works, the Namugongo shrine, the Nkokonjeru tombs, and the Nyero rock paintings.
Tip 10: A warm and Gracious people
Last but not least, Ugandan people are one of the most welcoming and gently gracious, speaking over 40 indigenous tribes. The country therefore makes a great family destination and a romantic getaway in the world.
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