Uganda Holiday Destinations
Uganda has earned a tourism reputation as the "Pearl of Africa." The country has 10 national parks and a dazzling array of landscapes, which range from dry savannas to dense forests to snow-capped mountains. Visitors can observe lions prowling the grasslands one day and go white-water rafting down the Nile the next. Ugandans are also notoriously friendly, and English is widely spoken.
Places to Visit
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Kidepo Valley National park
- Sese Islands
- Kampala City
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Lake Bunyonyi
- Rwenzori National Park
- Source of the Nile in Jinja
- Sipi Falls
Activities to do
- Big 5 Wildlife safaris
- Gorilla and chimpanzee habituation and tracking
- Trekking/hiking/mountain climbing
- Buganda Royal Trail
- Exclusive Rhino Tracking
- Batwa Cultural Experience
- Launch cruise on the Victoria Nile and Kazinga Channel
- Cultural Experiences
- Birding Safaris
- Adventurous Self Drive Tours
- Rafting, bungee jumping, abseiling
Why Travel to Uganda
Lonely Planet named Uganda as the best travel destination for 2012.Uganda has stunningly beautiful scenery, good travel infrastructure and have no mass tourism. Sir Winston Churchill described Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa", the famous Murchison Falls plunges the waters of the Nile by a 7 m wide gorge and 43 m in depth.
This country on the equator will inspire you! Nestled in a landscape of large water areas, savannas and forests it is the people who make Uganda so special. Over 60 different ethnic groups dominate the country with their languages and traditions. Respect and hospitality are deeply rooted values. After many years of international isolation, people today possess a seemingly unquenchable joy of encounters with strangers. Life takes place on the streets and the markets. These places offer much more than shopping and serve as the exchange of news. The real authentic culture can be experienced in the smaller towns of Uganda. However, the "Pearl of Africa" is also an ideal habitat for various species of animals that are home to chimpanzees, elephants, tree-climbing lions and more than a thousand species of birds. Today Uganda is among the best birding and photography destinations in the world.
Uganda, "The Pearl of Africa" - as described by Winston Churchill has so much to offer: In Uganda both Kampala and Entebbe are ideal locations for your stay: from here you can take day trips to Lake Victoria for sports fishing, Mpanga forest or botanical gardens for birds and monkey watching, Ngamba for chimpanzee viewing, to the source of the Nile in Jinja for water rafting as well as visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe.
A very special fascination emanates from the mountain gorillas, those rainforest residents who are threatened with extinction. The encounter with these unique primates makes us realize how similar they are human.
Furthermore the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as the Mgahinga National Park, the Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and Kyambura Gorge, the vast plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, thundering waterfalls of the Nile in Murchison National Park and the great Lake Victoria Watch out for elephants, giraffes, lions and leopards during a boat trip on the Nile, the giant crocodiles and the large hippo herds that blink out of the water, the wildlife paradise in Kidepo Valley National Park and so much more.
But of course it is not just the mountain gorillas in Bwindi making our tour so unique and exciting: Imagine a boat trip on the Nile to the Murchison Falls and marvel at the abundant waters of Murchison Falls or a boat trip on the Kazinga Channels where you can see many different animal , bird and monkey species in a natural ‘zoo’ really close, observe chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park or Nyungwe National Park or look out for the lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for being lazy dozing in the fig trees or Kidepo National Parks. In the most important national parks we go on a game that veiled in mist Ruwenzori Experience Mountains that rise into the sky snowy 5,000m. You can also visit Lake Mburo National Park for the zebras, eland, topi, impala and many other animals or watch the world go by while you relax at Lake Bunyonyi. Relax on a tour of adventure and variety in one of the last natural refuges in the world!!
Diversity and uniqueness of the Ugandan nature is the main attraction the country.
Uganda can be visited any time of the year!!!Because of the altitude (over 1,200 meters), the temperatures are relatively low in some parts of the countries, despite the proximity to the equator. The maximum temperatures are 26 - 29 ° Celsius. Lake Victoria, the largest lake greatly affects the tropical climate more determined by a change of wet and dry seasons (alternating humid climates).