Uganda Tourist Attractions
Uganda tourist attractions are quite plenty in number and travelers can have a chance to make their choice on which attractions interest them most. Tourists have opportunities to encounter and enjoy the tourist activities in the country very stunning in their specific category.
There a number of attractions including historical sites, National park, Wildlife Reserve, Museum, Gardens, Nature Reserve, and Cultural centers Zoos, Gallery and many more.
The National park includes Bwindi Impenetrable National park which inhabits a number of Mountain Gorillas it’s a world heritage site and its one of East Africa’s famous National park which lies on a 331 sq km. The park is located in the south western part of Uganda in Kanungu District the edge of the Albertine Rift in the west branch of the East African Rift at elevations which ranges. The word ‘Bwindi” is derived from the Runyakitara language which means “Impenetrable”. Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a thick ground cover of ferns, vines with plant growth which hinders the direct access on foot through the forest. The forest is also known as a ‘place of Darkness’ the forest is at the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift valley which is a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo border which is about 25kilometres in the north of the Virunga Mountains.
Murchison falls National Park is located along the River Nile which is 6700km in length at the shores of Lake Albert, in the Northwest part of Uganda. This area is where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap squeezing through a 6meter gap in the rock and crashes through a narrow gorge. The park is a wildlife hub with mammals including the Hippos, Elephants, lions, Buffaloes, Zebras, primates such as the Chimpanzees in Kaniyo Pabidi Mahogany forest.
Kidepo Valley National Park: The park is 1,422 square Kilometres national park which is located in the Karamoja region in northeast Uganda. Kidepo is very rugged savannah, dominated by the 2760 metres in Mount Morungole it is transacted by the Narus Rivers. It offers the most stunning scenery of the protected area in Uganda in the northeast part of Uganda, with rolling short grass.
Igongo Cultural centre: It’s located in 12km from Mbarara on the road to Kampala, it’s a cultural centre which displays in Uganda, and it’s the former palace of the Ankole King very quality.
Mengo palace: It was built in the year of 1922 a former home of the King of Buganda since the year of 1966 which Prime Minister Milton Obote ordered a dramatic attack to Kabaka Mutesa.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary: The sanctuary is home to over 50 chimpanzees which were rescued from poachers and underwent through rehabilitation as much as possible in the thickly forested island.
Queen Elizabeth National park: The park is most popular for tree-climbing lions in the Western Region of Uganda, surrounding the district of Kamwenge, Kasese, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is approximately 400Kilometres by south west part of Kampala. Kasese is found in the northwest edge of the park in the town of Rubirizi which is located outside the south-eastern boundaries.
Maramagambo forest which borders the Kigezi Game Reserve, Kyambura Game Reserve and Kibale National park in Uganda in the Virunga National park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre: It’s the primary zoo a centre of a world-class in the year.
Budongo Forest Reserve: Budongo Forest Reserve is a larger reserve of 830 square Kilometres in the virgin tropical forest in the south park of Murchison falls National park inhabiting the Chimpanzee.
Mount Elgon National park: The park is a place to spot a number of primate species, bird species, hiking to the top of the highest point named Wagagai at the border of Uganda and Kenya in the north part of Kisumu and west of Kitale.
Mgahinga Gorilla National park: It’s one of the smallest national parks in Uganda and second in inhabiting the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda apart from Bwindi impenetrable National park with three dramatic extinct volcanoes.
Rwenzori Mountain National park: Is named among the World Heritage sites by UNESCO in the year 1994. It is filled with beauty and biodiversity. The park is named as the tallest Mountain range in Africa.
Source of the Nile River: It’s the birth area for the Mighty Nile River where water spills out of Lake Victoria to make its way to the Mediterranean Sea. It flows to three countries Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt.
Kasubi Tombs: Is a world heritage where tourists have an opportunity to see the great significance of the Buganda Kingdom as a burial place of the royal kings and family members it’s a grass-thatched rood house which was constructed in the year of 1882.
Kibale Forest National park: The park is located in the west part of Uganda measuring 798 square Kilometers, it’s a tropical rainforest which is the highest density of the primates in Africa it’s most famous for the wild chimpanzees.
Lake Mburo National park: It’s one of the smallest National parks in Uganda measuring 370 sq km it’s the only place in southwest Africa where Giraffes, Zebras can be spotted and other mammal species
Lake Bunyonyi: Is a birder’s paradise its name is derived from a local word which means a place of little birds in the hills above Kabale in the south western corner of Uganda.
Nakayima Tree: Is an ancient tree o Baganda it’s regarded as a witch tree. With large roots buttresses forming nooks which are seen on top of Mubende hill which is about 4km.
Bigodi wetland sanctuary-is a community based organization with the aim of protecting the Magombe swamp which harbors with primate, butterflies, and bird species.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: The opportunity at the sanctuary is to watch the white Rhinos at the sanctuary which is the second biggest mammal on earth weighing 3,600kgs.
Crater Lakes in Fort Portal: the crater lakes are located in south of Fort Portal between the main Fort portal Kasese road and Kibale Forest is a collection of Crate Lakes. It’s a result of Volcanicit with Violet eruption which causes the top of Volcano to be blown off.
Kyambura Gorg: The Kyambura gorge is the former Kyambura Reserve which joins into Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorge River flows off the Kichwamba Escarpment into the Kazinga Channel at Katunguru.
Mabamba Bay Shoebill stork: Mabamba birders paradise is a site of global conservation a great home for the shoebill which is threatened by extinction in Uganda. A great RAMSAR site.
Sipi falls –Is situated in the Eastern part of Uganda which is approximately 290km from the capital city of Uganda. Sipi Falls is Africa’s beautiful waterfalls it takes 3 hours drive from the district of Kapchorwa in the north east of Sironko and Mbale district.