What is Uganda Well Known for? Facts About Uganda – Uganda Safaris

What is Uganda Well Known for? Uganda is well known of its wide range of species including the half remaining mountain gorillas in the world found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, gorilla and both gorillas and golden monkeys in the Mgahinga Gorilla National park. The hippos to be adventured in both Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison Falls national park. Furthermore, Uganda is famous as the Pearl of Africa and hospitable to visitors.

Uganda’s Culture also attracts tourists with over 50 tribes flourish in land and being a home of the Africa Big Five   such as the Lions, Leopards, Rhino, Buffaloes and Elephants and of all it boosts with the unique tree climbing lions.

Uganda is also recognized as the most welcoming country to refugees. Despite fact that, it also features with the largest freshwater lake on the continent ‘’Lake Victoria ‘’, the source of the longest river, strongest waterfall, numerous primates and largest number of great mountain gorillas worldwide.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Altitude
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Altitude

Amazingly, Uganda has got thousands of things that can put the destination on your travel bucket list as highlighted below;

Welcoming People

Uganda is famously well known as the best hospitable country and friendliest people on the continent. Meaning in every part of Uganda you visit you will be welcomed. According to the ‘’UN’’ United National, the country is the most welcoming refugee policy in the world. Hospitality is the country’s culture and the people of Uganda are good in welcoming visitors with a smile and very friendly.

Uganda isn’t without its problems; however homosexuality is highly publicized by the International media and nothing of the sort shows within the people and their cultures within the country.

Many visitors to Uganda love the place most especially when visiting the countryside where variety natural attractions can be explored.

However, Uganda has a high energy core with a relaxed margin suited for families and others who prefer to stay home. Uganda’s people are cheerful, and welcoming to all aliens.

Large Tribes with Different Cultures Live in Uganda

Uganda is a cultural melting pot as evidenced by 50 tribes with different indigenous language belonging to five distinct groups and diverse culture mosaic of music, art and handcrafts. Uganda seems to be small but with mix 50 cultures you can visit just imagine, where you can enjoy culture effect like colorful dressing, innovative, music, dance, food and language.

Though Uganda’s official languages are foreign, English and Swahili. Meaning Swahili is a valuable communication link with the country’s Eastern   neighbors of Kenya and Tanzania where Swahili is widely spoken. Uganda’s motherland language is Luganda.

 High population of primates and gorillas worldwide

Despite Uganda’s small size, it houses over 20 primate’s species among its rainforest. That is the, Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, monkeys and bush babies that call Uganda home and is one of the world’s fastest growing human populations. The mountainous jungle is lush and endowed with animal and plant species.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

Bwindi Impenetrable forest is one of the great impact on Uganda’s economy in way that one to be able to see the mountain gorillas has to pay for gorilla permit as allowing ticket to capture these unique creatures in their nature area. The money paid for the permit as we many tourist flocking in throughout year on Uganda safari with aim of seeing or experience gorilla trekking. Meaning that money collected supports the government in running the country.

Uganda offer the most affordable safari destination basing on other East African countries like Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. Supposing you wish to do gorilla trekking Uganda offers cheaper price compared to Rwanda, Uganda gorilla permit cost USD700 per person per trek yet Rwanda permits cost USD1,500 per person per trek, the same goes to wildlife tour –game drive Uganda remains with the most affordable safaris packages to visitors.

Wide wildlife reserves

Generally, Uganda is a small countries compared to other African countries, though its small 23% in Uganda is reserved to protect wildlife, creating a massive green blanket across the country.

More so, Uganda has ten national park and over 15 wildlife reserves and sanctuaries managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority. Most visited   national park in Uganda are the primate’s parks -Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest national park and savannah parks –Murchison Falls National park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Kidepo Valley.

What is Uganda Well Known for?
Murchison Falls Park

In Uganda, the most extensive wildlife reserve is Pain Upe Game Reserve, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National park which estimates 3100 square miles and protects the highest number of animal species. Other related places one can visit in Uganda include; The source of the Nile, Lake Bunyonyi, Rwenzori National Park, Lake Mburo national park.

Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda

Uganda is one of the few places in Africa where you can see these unique species of tree climbing lions with unusual behaviors. It is off beaten track in the far southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national where a population of tree climbing lions laze sprawling limbs on fig tree during the heat of the day. These rare species of tree climbing lions attract millions of travelers to visit Uganda, What is Uganda Well Known for?

Other places to adventure lion species in Uganda include three largest savannah parks which are Murchison Falls national park, Kidepo Valley national park, Queen Elizabeth. Lion species after great mountain gorillas are the most sought after gorillas by the tourists visiting Uganda. Many visitors visit Uganda with aim of adventuring the tree climbing lions.

Network connectivity Across the Country

Network or internet is a globally established trend almost worldwide except some semi area where electricity has not yet reach, whereby the government is putting in more effort to introduce electricity in such regional communities or areas. While traveling to Uganda do not get worried about the internet setting, more so, Uganda has a broadband connection in almost places that attracts tourists with internet connection to the cell phone connection to call your loved ones. Then smart phones work it better as you can keep in it roaming, or connect you to a random network on the international grid.

Uganda a stopping Birding Haven -1085 Bird species recorded

Uganda is one of the best birding destination with over 50% African total ,25% Albertine species and 11% global. In Uganda bird species are inhabitant of African savannah, African rain, Pelicans, forest, north’s semi-desert which creates green basin-like heaven for winged creatures.

The best spotting places in Uganda include; Mabamba swamp, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Lake Mburo, Semuliki National Park, Entebbe   Botanical garden among others.

What is Uganda Well Known for?

Uganda’s list of key birds  include; Common Ostrich ,African darter ,Goliath heron ,Hamerkop ,Saddle stork ,palmnut vultures .Marabou stork ,Shoebill stork ,flamingo ,Secretary bird ,pigeon and dives , Old World parrots ,African and green broadbills ,Kingfishers ,Hoopoes ,Herons , Pelicans ,Moosebirds ,Trogons ,Hornbills ,Cuckoo shrikes ,Fulvous whistling duck ,Yellow billed duck ,Red billed duck ,Green winged teal ,Eurasian Widgeon ,Green-winged teal  ,Egyptian goose, Bulbul ,Leaf warblers ,  among others.

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