Best places to visit in the western Uganda : Uganda, which is known to be a land locked country, is considered as the most beautiful country among all other countries in Africa and Sir Winston Churchill named it as “the Pearl of Africa”. More so, one should know about Uganda is that it is divided into four regions for example; the Eastern region, Northern region, Central region and the Western region. Most tourists travel to Uganda because of its good climate compared to the weather in other countries and it has a beautiful nature and many tourist attractions such as; stunning water bodies, various wildlife species, cultures, mountains and many more.
The western region of Uganda is made of many beautiful places with many tourist attractions that tourists can visit and explore through as they gain new experiences during their safaris in Uganda. This part of the country is occupies by different tribes like; the Banyankole, Bakiga, Batooro, Bakonzo, the Bamba people, the Batwa, Batgwenda, and the Bafumbira among others. Tourists get to interact with these people by engaging in community visits/ cultural encounters where they opportunities to watch the traditional dances and drama of several groups, how they prepare their traditional meals, listen to their traditional folk songs; learn how they speak and many others.
Top places to visit in the West of Uganda.
Queen Elizabeth National park.
Queen Elizabeth national park in Kasese district and it is known as the second largest national park in the country, which covers a total surface area of about 1980 sqaure kilometers from the south west of Kampala. This national park is also considered as the most visited national park by tourists because it is famously known because of its tree climbing lions, however it is also a home to many other wildlife species like; elephants, hippos, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, flamingoes, lions, pelicans, and it harbours bird species which are most spotted within the Ishasha sector in the southern part of the park.
Tourists touring around Queen Elizabeth national park are offered great opportunities to engage themselves in various activities within the park such as; bird watching, lion tracking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, cultural encounters, community visits, hot air ballooning and see various attractions like; lake katwe explosion craters, kazinga channel, tree climbing lions, lake George among others. More so, tourists having their stay at this national park are offered accommodation facilities that are always available for their guests such as; Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge, Kasenyi safari camp, Kyambura George lodge, Katara lodge, Simba safari camp, Ishasha jungle sector, elephant plains lodge, park view lodge, and many more.
Lake Bunyonyi is located in the southwestern region of Uganda and it famous and commonly visited because it is known as the deepest lake in the country and in the whole of Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Lake Bunyonyi derived its name from a local word, which means small birds, and therefore, it is always referred to as the place of little birds.
This lake is a beautiful place all surrounded with wonderful nature, and its vegetation is filled with the bushes that are ever green, beautilful islands, and hills that are filled with terraces hence making it a good destination for nature lovers to visit as they have great experiences as they enjoy the breathtaking views of the lakes and more so, it is always the best destination for couples on a honeymoon to visit as they chill and relax off all the exhaustion from the wedding.
Tourists having their tour in lake Bunyonyi are always blessed with opportunities to engage in several activities like; swimming, canoeing, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking and guided nature walks, guided nature walks, fishing and community visits among others.
Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Mgahinga Gorilla national park is known as the smallest park in Uganda, which is located in Kisoro district in the southwestern region of Uganda, and it covers a total surface area of 34 square kilometers. This national park neighbours with Virunga National park, which is situated in the Democratic republic of Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mgahinga national gorilla national park is considered among the best places to visit in the Western region of Uganda and famously known because of its endangered mountain gorilla species and it has other tourist attractions like; the Virunga volcanoes, caves such as the Garama caves, Ntebeko visitors centre, and wildlife species because it is a home to over 76 mammal species such as; golden monkeys, buffaloes, forest elephants, giant forest hogs, olive pigeon, L’hoest monkeys and it also harbours around 180 bird species such as; Rwenzori turaco, cape robin chat, blue headed coucal, Rwenzori batis, speckled mouse bird, paradise flycatcher and many others.
Visiting Mgahinga Gorilla national park also gives tourists great opportunities to participate in different activities like; mountain gorilla trekking, guided nature walks, hiking through the bamboo forests and Rugezi swamp, bird watching, volcano climbing, community visits and cultural encounters where they get a chance to interact with the Batwa people.
Lake Mburo National park.
Lake Mburo national park is located in Kiruhura district in the western region of Uganda just a few kilometers away from Mbarara city. This park was originally known as a hunting area, which was later established as a national park in 1963. More so, it is among the best places to visit while on a safari in the west region and tourists always create memories and have a new experience as they engage in several activities like; fishing, milking, guided nature walks through Rubanga forest, bird watching, game drives which are best done in the morning and in the evening, boat cruise among others.
More so, Lake Mburo national park offers its guests with well equipped, comfortable accommodation activities that range from; luxury, mid-range and budget depending on what visitors prefer and also considering with what matches with their budget. In addition, these accommodation facilities include; Mburo safari lodge, Arcadia lodge, Rwonyo rest camp, Mpogo safari camp, Mihingo safari lodge, Rwakobo rock resort and many others.
The best time to visit these places.
The most favourable time for tourists planning to go on a Uganda wildlife safari in the western region of Uganda is best during the dry season which is between months of January to March and August to December when are less rains which enable visitors to enjoy their stay without any distractions.
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