Uganda is a beautiful country naturally endowed with a lot of the natures best kept secrets ranging from animals to the forested undulating hills in the national parks. Plus, the source of the Nile and a lot more interesting unique features only found in Uganda. The culture of Uganda is so adoptable, the people are so hospitable and this hospitality is partially the reason why it has gained fame among the tourism industry in Uganda.
Why travel to Uganda?
The genius of Uganda as a nation lies in its uniqueness supported by the natural endowment exhibits in its different features. Uganda is no the most famous tourist destination in east Africa; however, it has the most thrilling attractions. It is Uganda that you will find the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is also the source of the longest river in the world, Nile. On river Nile, you will find the most spectacular water falls called the Murchison falls found in Murchison falls national park in north eastern Uganda.
Queen Elizabeth national park is the only place in east Africa where you can find the tree climbing lions in ishasha sector. Queen Elizabeth national park is cut through by equator, the major latitude of the world. The snow caped mountain of rwenzori is one of the highlighting features of Queen Elizabeth national park. Probably, the uniqueness of Queen Elizabeth national park is the reason as to why is stands on the top of the tourism destination hierarchy.
The weather of Uganda is almost common all through the year. This is so because uganda experiences a tropical kind of climate. The temperature is average all year around; about 30 degrees Celsius as maximum temperature. Uganda receives two rainfall peaks throughout the year; the rainy season exposes the true beauty of the national parks with verdant vegetation and water sources filled. However, the dry season is the peak season for the tourists, because, the tourism activities are favorable in the dry season, for example game drives, bird watching, nature walks among others. To note; about 7% of Uganda, is occupied and gazzetted for game reserves; Uganda has over 507 protected areas which act in perfect position to support tourism in the country.
When you visit Uganda expect to encounter hospitality at its best. The service providers are friendly and also talk tourism language. For example, the tour guides are always alert to respond to any query from the tourists. The hoteliers too provide the best services and they are also concerned about the first impression for the visitors. There is a lot of amazing things to do in Uganda; the national parks are located in the country side, however, Kampala capital city stands on its own and it is tourist destination on its own. The night life characterized with a number of five star bars and lounges supplemented by the beautiful people is amazing and thrilling.
The beauty of the national parks is experienced even before reaching the destination; you will enjoy the view of the land scape characterized with undulating hills combined with successions of vegetation. The cultural encounters are a real experience, for example, kikorongo cultural dancers in Queen Elizabeth national park, plus the cultural singers at the source of the Nile will switch you to happiness. Also the craft shops are fully stocked with locally made African craft made from true African materials that represent authenticity of culture, for example, the cowrie shells, bark clothes, and banana leaves and fibers, among others.
Where to stay during your visit to Uganda
There are different types of accommodation facilities in Uganda, they range from luxury and lavish hotels and lodges to the low cost accommodation facilities for back packers in Kampala, and bandas plus camp sites in national parks. Kampala is populated with a number of nice fancy hotels like Sheraton and serena hotel Kampala are international five star hotels located in the heart to the town.
The national parks are all dotted with accommodation facilities ranging from luxury to budget accommodation that matches to any safari. For example, chobe safari lodge is the best five star lodges in east Africa located in Murchison falls national park, mweya safari lodge, paraa safari lodge, fort Murchison safari lodge, jacana lodge in queen Elizabeth national park, lake bunyonyi resort located in the western region of Uganda is a recommended destination for a weekend getaway.
Uganda wildlife authority has budget accommodation facilities in, almost, the entire national parks of Uganda. For example, there are uwa dormitories in Queen Elizabeth national park, it also has the students hostels in Murchison falls national park. Alternatively, for budget accommodation, you can try the self- camping from the different well established camping sites found in different national parks around the country.
When to go on Uganda travel experiences?
The dry season in Uganda, is favorable for the tourist activities in different national parks. The dry season is characterized with dry weather conditions with no interruptions of rains during the various activities such as game drives. It is also in the dry season that the game viewing is at its best; the animals gather around the major water sources during the dry season. For example, in the dry season, you can have a glimpse of all the wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park along kazinga channel during the kazinga boat cruise. To note; still drizzles of rain are expected in the dry season, however they can not
Despite, the wet season turns national parks into new places in the wild with spectacular views of the blossomed flowers on the shrubs. The wet season brings out the true beauty of the African wilderness; the verdant grasslands are beautiful play grounds for the antelopes and kobs in queen Elizabeth anti Murchison falls national parks, and the zebras in lake mburo national park. Uganda is the pearl of Africa, and this statement by church hill Winston, is justified when you take on a safari to the national parks. The national parks in Uganda are always open all the year around and ready to receive you any time you want to take a vacation and experience the true African wilderness.