June 22, 2024

Uganda The Pearl Of Africa

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Located in the Eastern part of Africa across the equator, Uganda is among Africa’s  most gifted countries in terms of natural resources as it has the best of everything the continent has to offer all packed within it. It is bordered by Kenya in the East, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, Tanzania in the South and the Republic of South Sudan in the North and Rwanda in the South West. During the second world war period Uganda was marked as the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill the then British Prime Minister because it has everything that attracts all the categories of travelers. Uganda was also crowned as “the country gifted by nature” during the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was held in 2007 in Kampala, Uganda.
It is made up of seven ecological zones out of a total of eighteen zones of Africa and these are montane forests, lowland forests, waterbodies, Savannah grasslands, Savannah woodlands, semi-arid zones and highlands/mountains. Uganda contains of ten national parks, various game reserves and other protected areas with the highest concentration of primates in the world including the earth’s rarest animals such as majestic endangered mountain gorillas plus chimpanzees. It also harbors the largest inland water body in Africa known as Lake Victoria and is also the home to the highest mountain range in Africa which is Mountain Rwenzori also known as “the mountains of the moon.” Uganda is the source of the great River Nile which is the world’s longest river offering the best white water rafting adventure in the world.
Uganda is blessed with scenic beauty and a variety of places you can visit such as the ten national game parks that is to say Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, lake Mburo national park, the Rwenzori mountains national park, Semuliki national park,  mount Elgon national park, Mgahinga national park, Kidepo valley national park and Kibale forest national park. You can also visit the various cities in Uganda with very interesting ways of living such as Kampala the National commercial and capital city, Jinja the adventure capital of East Africa, Mbarara, Kabale with various hills, Entebbe and many others. You can visit the various physical features such as the Rwenzori mountains, Lake Victoria with various islands to visit such as Kalangala  and Sesse Islands, River Nile which hosts various sport activities with its source in Jinja, Kibale forest, the great Murchison falls, the equator monument in Kayabwe along the Kampala-Masaka highway and many others. Uganda also has various wildlife sanctuaries from where you can encounter various wildlife species such as the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
Visiting Uganda is one of the most rewarding choices you can ever make as it is such a captivating  destination with so much adventure to offer through various activities such as bird watching as Uganda harbors over 1000 bird species, primate tracking which includes gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, day and night game drives where you will view various wildlife species, white water rafting, boat cruises, forest/canopy/nature walks through the various impenetrable forests, hiking the various mountains, cultural tours, horse back riding, city tours, kayaking, quad biking plus so much more.
Food/ cuisines
Uganda has a variety of choices in places to eat spread throughout the country ranging five star hotels to restaurants with various cuisines of different prices therefore eating depends on your taste and budget. These have local dishes and also international cuisines such as Indian dishes, Chinese, French, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Mediterranean, Belgian and others.  You can also quench your thirst with various drinks such as sodas, natural fresh juice from fruits, energy drinks like red bull, wines, spirits plus beers both with and without sugar.
Uganda has a wide range of accommodation facilities spread all over the different regions of the country easily accessible from the various towns such as Kampala, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, Kabale, Masaka, Mbarara, Masindi, Hoima and others. These range within different rates/prices to facilitate all types of travelers  such as low budget travelers, mid-range travelers and luxury travelers.  Accommodation facilities in Uganda include Hotels, Guest houses, Safari lodges, Apartments, Hostels, Campsites and Family homes. These provide safe shelter, ample parking space, food, clean water, some have other facilities like gym, swimming pools, massage parlours, large gardens, poolside bars, WIFI and others.
Planning to visit Uganda for a safari, business or leisure vacations, the above info should give you n insight of what to expect. For any further information, you can send us an email to booking@tristarafricaskimmersafaris.com or call us on +256-758540071 to speak with the reservations team.