Visit Uganda is a campaign that encourages travelers from across the world to come to the country and explore the different attractions and activities. Uganda is truly a welcoming country with very many physical features that made the country to be called “the pearl of Africa”. To list them shortly some of these attractions in physical features include wildlife, vegetation, tree species, birds, climate and many more. For the visitors who Visit Uganda, some come for the country’s green landscapes and abundance of wildlife, and others would like to have at least one night in the capital city of Uganda “Kampala”.
Kampala City has got a tropical climate with good weather that features two annual seasons i.e. the dry and wet seasons. The city has a wet seasonal month which normally occurs from August to December and from February to June. To note, between February and June it’s when Kampala receives heavier rainfalls per month and April receives the heaviest amount of an average of about 169 millimeters and drier months include June to September and December-February. Besides Kampala’s climate, it is notable that Uganda has a warm tropical climate with moderate rainfall which can appear during night and day time. The sun comes out and life goes on. Uganda has a normal temperature that ranges from 25°C to 29°C. There are several reasons why you should visit Uganda perhaps being the beautiful green country in the world you will need to visit Uganda and encounter its beauty.
Visit Uganda the best hospitable country in the world whereby people who live in Uganda are so welcoming and social to a very one. Uganda is one of the countries with the highest population and they are so good at welcoming. Their faces can be filled with smiles as warm as their sun and it is said over and over again that Ugandans are the most social and friendliest people in Africa and that’s why the number of tourist’s increase day by day in Uganda’s economy because they are so welcoming about their visitors and also to their home regions.
Uganda is a country found in East-central Africa bordered by Kenya in East, South Sudan in the north, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Rwanda in the south-west and Tanzania in the south. Uganda is surrounded by water bodies like Lake Victoria and it is located in the African Great lakes region. The country lies within the Nile basin which varies at a modified equatorial climate. The official language spoken in here is English and Swahili, and it has other languages like Luganda, Lusoga in the Eastern region, Luo in the northern region, Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukinga and many more other languages. The country gained its independence on 9th October in 1962 after the British protectorate and is currently under one umbellar, ruled by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who went on power in 1986 up to date.
Uganda is a blessed country with very many attractions and activities found in the different locations of the county and therefore you should visit Uganda and encounter its beauty.
Cultural Encounters: Visit Uganda and enjoy more about its culture. There is the Ndere cultural center which is a cultural Museum. You can enjoy performances at Ndere Troup culture center including Cultural dances by the locals and also entertaining storytelling and showcasing of different cultures found in Uganda. Visit Uganda and enjoy the cultural diversity of the country which comprises of very many regions such as southern region, western region, northern region, eastern region each with its custom, norms and languages.
Natural Physical Attractions: Uganda is a gift of nature. Visit Uganda and encounter its gift of nature. Uganda is a blessed country with very many physical features that can be found here. Uganda is a natural beauty it’s self with snowcapped Rwenzori mountains which is good for the hikers, Mountain Elgon, Lake Victoria Africa’s largest lake which acts as a touristic attraction for beach holidays, Source of River Nile the longest river in the world where white water rafting can be done from, sport fishing, and Bunjagali falls dam and many more physical attractions.
Wildlife Species: Uganda has many wildlife reserves and birding destinations. This is a country of its own where you go and encounter African wild adventures with all the big fives such as leopards, lions, rhinos, buffaloes, and Elephants. Among other mammals found in Uganda are the Uganda kob, waterbuck, warthogs, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, Topis, bongo, primates such as endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, Red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, golden monkeys and many more. Uganda is home of 1069 species of birds and you cannot visit Uganda and miss seeing any bird species. Some of the amazing bird species include, short-tailed warbler, standard winged Night jar, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black-breasted Barbet, fin foots bustard, Hawks, gray crowned, old-world sparrows, Turacos, Ostriches, Ducks, rare birds like marabou stork bird, shoe bill stork, crested crane bird and all these can be spotted in the preserved areas of Uganda, and therefore you should visit Uganda and encounter all these species.
Uganda museum: The Uganda museum is one of the oldest museums in East Africa located in Kampala. The existence of this museum is to protect the historical and traditional cultural heritage of Uganda, among the collection you can see at the Uganda museum are hunting equipment, musical instruments, archaeology, weaponry, and each section has its historical collection. Visit Uganda and discover all the history behind the country with lots of wonders.
Source of the River Nile: Visit Uganda and explore the world’s longest river on which you can do white water rafting, sport fishing along the Nile.
Accommodation and delicious taste of Uganda’s rich cuisine: Uganda is composed of thousands of hotels both in central and in other regions with beautiful looks, facilities, Amenities and a simplified location with professional chefs who are good at preparing delicious food. Such hotels and lodge ranges between luxury, mid-range, budget and they include Kampala Serena hotel, Hotel African, Pearl of Africa Hotel, Airport view hotel, Protea Hotel by Marriot Entebbe, Imperial Golf view hotel, Ntinda view apartment, K Hotel, Gately inn, Speke hotel, Crater safari lodge, Lake view Resort Hotel, Hotel Sojovalo and many more other nice hotels you can choose to sleep in when you visit Uganda. Hotels and Lodges of Uganda have got great views of the city, rolling hills, and nature.
Ngamba Island: Ngamba Island is a unique place in Uganda located on Lake Victoria where travelers get an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of chimpanzees.
Uganda’s health: Uganda is a well-developed country whereby referral hospitals have been built in every region in the country with private hospitals and public hospitals across the country.
Visiting Uganda is a truly humbling journey in a physical way of life and Uganda is comprised of 10 national parks each in a different location with different wildlife species and each with its main activities to be done in there. Some of these National Parks include:
Murchison falls national park: Murchison Falls National Park is located in the northwestern region of Uganda at the rim of Albertine rift valley and is one of the largest and oldest parks in the country. The park is a home of 450 species of birds, 76 species of mammals, 449 species of trees, 29 species of Reptiles which are under the management of Uganda wildlife Authority and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Activities a visitor can engage in when visits the park include; Nature walk, chimpanzee trekking to be encountered in Budogo forest, sport fishing along lake Albert, hiking and experiencing the white waters of Victoria Nile, game drive and many more.
Queen Elizabeth national park: Queen Elizabeth national park lies in southwest part of Uganda offering variety of species of over 220 species of mammals such as lion, elephants, leopards, climbing lion, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, primates like chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys many others, 600 species of birds to those who love birding this might be your right destination to visit. Activities to encounter include Chimpanzee trekking carried out in maramagambo forest, boat cruise done along kazinga channel, nature walk, game drive and night game drive done in ishasha plain grassland, birding and many more.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park: The park boasts with half of mountain gorillas that are remaining in the world ,located in the south western part of Uganda the only park that has the largest number of primates with over 400 endangered mountain gorillas and other various species,348 species of birds ,120 mammals ,163 tree species ,220 species of butterflies ,1000 flower plant species. Bwindi Impenetrable national park lies in the tropical montane rainforest with a variety of species. Activities done in here include gorilla trekking which is the main done activity with in this park, Visiting the Batwa people, nature walk, and bird watching.
Mgahinga national park also lies in the south western part of Uganda and it is a home of mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking permits cost USD 600 per person per day and in 2020 the permits will be sold at a fee of USD700.
Kidepo valley national park: Kidepo National Park is situated in the north east direction of Uganda in Kaabong district which is approximately 1442 square kilometers of its low land. The park boasts with two valleys namely, kidepo and Narus valley good for the hikers and is a home of various species of 86 mammals include cheetahs, spotted hyenas, giraffes, zebras, African buffaloes, leopards, lions, elephants, 500 bird species such as Karamoja apalis, purple grenadier, fox kestrel, Jackson’s hornbill, white-bellied go-away bird, Golden pipit and many more ,trees species. Activities include visiting the IK people, mount morungole good for hiking, game drive viewing, visiting the Karamojong people, bird watching and many more.
Kibale national park: Kibale national park boasts with over 1500 wild chimpanzees with other small primates such as blue monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, Red monkeys and many more. The park sits in the western region of Uganda which was established in 1993 to inhabit the diverse population of mammals, birds, butterflies, 13 primates on the land measuring 795 square kilometers. The main activity to be encountered in this park is Chimpanzee trekking which can be done in kibale forest, other activities include birding, nature walk and many more.
Lake Mburo national park: Lake Mburo national park is the smallest among Uganda’s national park and can be easily accessed by foot which lies in the western region in Kiruhura district of Uganda. It is the only park which is located close to the capital city of Kampala approximately 240 kilometers by road in the west of Kampala to its main destination. The park was created to protect a variety of mammals such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, African leopard and over 300 bird species which inhabit the savannah grassland Activities that are done in the park include wildlife game drive, night game drive, bicycling safaris, Horseback Riding safaris, sport fishing, and hiking.
Rwenzori mountain national park: This is one of the national parks in East Africa which is considered to be having the 3rd highest peak famously known as Margherita peak which measures 5,109 meters high above the sea level. The park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the edge of Albertine rift valley bordered with four districts i.e. Kasese district, Bundibugyo, Kabarole, and Ntoroko district, which covers 996 square kilometers of its land with unique and wonderful activities you can participate in and these include; Mountain trekking ,bird watching, culture encounter, guided hiking and many more.
Mount Elgon national park: Mount Elgon national park is situated in the Eastern part of Uganda and it is famously known of having the highest peak ‘wagagai peak’ and it is close to sipi falls. The things to be done in mount Elgon and sipi falls include climbing mount Elgon, Rock painting, Biking Abseiling, Hiking, Rock climbing and also viewing of the falls.
Semiliki national park lies in the western region of Uganda in Bundibugyo district and the main attraction in here is viewing Sempaya hot springs.
Uganda’s national park are under the management of Uganda wildlife Authority and are at the list of UNESCO world heritage site. They are safe with nice lodges located inside the promises of parks and beautiful hotels close to the parks.
Best time to visit Uganda
The best time to visit Uganda is throughout the year because the country comprises of two seasons dry and wet season. To note Uganda has moderate rainfall which might rain in the night or morning and during day time the sun chills out and life goes on. Dry months include June to September and December to February are the best months to engage in these unforgettable activities or to experience more about Uganda’s tourist attractions.
In conclusion, visit Uganda and see the truly hospitable and welcoming people are and enjoy its beauty which is composed of a conducive climate, wildlife, culture, well-modernized accommodation, clubs, the national parks, vegetation, art galleries and many more. Uganda is a privileged country where you can visit and never forget its marvelous attractions and activities.