From the foggy Rwenzori Mountains to the magnificent Lake Victoria, mountain gorillas and stunning source of River Nile make Uganda one of the most popular destinations in Africa.
It also has a variety of opportunities for adventure including whitewater rafting on the Nile River, bungee jumping and mountain hiking. Apart from all the exceptional features that makes it the basic tourist destination, Uganda is also one of the only 3 countries that homes the endangered mountain gorillas.
There are also a number of wildlife species in the country including Antelopes, Rhinos, Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and lions that are common in Uganda’s vast national parks.
The country has a variety of tribes and this makes it one of the most beautiful places globally to experience different cultures and their behaviors.
More like the Masai in Tanzania and Kenya, The Karamojong in North Eastern part of Uganda have Peculiar rich cultural values.
They are famously known for their nomadic pastoralism with a genuine natural passion in cattle keeping and they are always moving from one place to another looking for pasture to feed their cattle.
The famous Kidepo national park is also located in the Karimajong Region and a big number of passionate tourists have always visited the park. Tourists can also engage in different cultural activities of the Northern people for example grazing activity, Northern traditional dances, cow milking, Karimajong beautiful art and craft that most of the tourists prefer to take a few pieces or more home for their beloved ones and remembrance.
Buganda is one of the most prominent and famous tribe in Uganda and its history is an interesting one. the magnificent palace of the Buganda King (Kabaka), Kasubi tombs; the burial for all Buganda Kings and UNESCO recognized the Tombs as one of the worlds cultural heritage sites generally built in African architecture.
famously Kampala is also in Buganda Kingdom on the showers of Lake Victoria. It’s proximity near to the city which makes it one of the most favorite tourist destinations with fast accessibility of goods and services for travelers.
Famously known for their circumcision of every boy from this tribe as a sign that the he has attained manhood, mixed with their cultural dramatic dance “Akadodi”, the Gishu People are located in the Eastern part of Uganda. The famous Mountain Elgon is also located in this region.
A big number of Batooro dominates the historical town of Fort Portal, an interesting cultural city that is always on every traveler’s bucket list and has a full experience of Ugandan cultural safaris.
Th e famous ancient tree “Nakayima” that originates from the Chwezi people known to be Demi gods of the Banyoro people that are fully related to the Batooro is also found in this cultural city.
Uganda harbors a lot of wonders that meet tourists’ interests hence making it one of the major destinations in East Africa and Africa at large.
Water bodies for boat cruising in Uganda include Kazinga channel, source of River Nile, Lake Bunyonyi, Murchison falls and Lake Victoria which is the largest lake in Africa,
The morning boat cruise normally takes place at around 8:00am and this when the majority of travelers prefer to have a cruise for the chilly morning hours are quiet, calm and soothing.
Afternoon cruises commence at exactly 2:00pm when all the beautiful wildlife is out to take a sip of water and swimming like Elephants and Buffaloes.
A cruise in the Evening kicks off at exactly 5:00pm and this is when some passionate travelers showcase their photography skills as the rest of the travelers are enjoying views of the beautiful sky and the reflection of sunset on the water bodies.
This water body is just 40km and connects Lake Edward and Lake George has the most awesome boat cruising experience that is worth undertaking.
Kazinga channel homes the largest population of hippopotamus in Africa and this feature alone plus the views of other wild animals in and on the water, showers make it uniquely interesting and fun for cruising and attraction. Other animals include the crocodiles, Ugandan Kobs and a number of bird species also including pelicans, martial eagles, African skimmers and spoonbills and the rare shoe bill.
Murchison falls national park is the oldest and largest in Uganda and it has such a remarkable cruising experience either to the bottom of the falls commencing from Paraa or downstream to Lake Albert delta which goes for about 4 to 5 hours.
Cruising at the source of the Nile is such an awesome feeling that one gets to cruise on the longest river in the world.
The river is about 6,996 kilometers flowing from Uganda through Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Egypt and has its source from Lake Victoria. It is located in Jinja, Eastern part of Uganda.
One of the best lakes to cruise on even though it’s the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. It is also a lake that homes many birds, surrounded by a number of islands and one of the smallest lakes in Uganda.
Guided by the rangers in groups of about eight, the visitors get to dive in the wild of chimpanzees and experience the unforgettable moments. It is one of the most popular tourist and wildlife activities in Uganda.
With just a maximum of one hour with the chimpanzees, the trek goes for about 3 -7 hours. Visitors are given a limit of 8-10 meters away from the chimpanzees.
This area located in the south west of Uganda homes about 1500 chimpanzees and the major chimpanzee trekking destination in Uganda. Chances of sighting chimpanzees in here are 95%.
The calming falls that the park derives its name from is worthy of more visits in Uganda. In here, there is a fine layer spray covering the surrounding of a narrow gap between the rocks where the beautiful falls spread out interestingly violently.
Visitors will also be able to view Animals at the other side of the River as the Nile widens out including crocodiles and Buffaloes. Its located in the Northwest of Uganda.
Located in the Western part of Uganda, Kasese District. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the oldest National Park in Uganda and most of the travelers’ favorite. It’s abundant wildlife and stunning scenery make it a must on every passionate traveler’s list.
Queens homes over 620 different bird species and therefore a right spot for the bird watchers and lovers. The beautiful water views of Lake Edward and Lake George and the wide variety of primates including chimpanzee makes a favorite tourist destination in Uganda. Other wild animals range from Hippopotamus, elephants, to lions and leopards.
The park is covered with endless and enormous forests, the lush vegetation favors and homes the rare mountain gorilla that is a favorite one for most travelers.
Mother nature lovers and those in love with sights and sounds of birds, this is the right spot when visiting Uganda.
This magnificent snowy peak’s mountain can be seen immediately you reach the nearest city of Kasese, Western part of Uganda. In terms of beauty, Rwenzori is one of the beautiful places in Uganda and the world at large from its beautiful unique landscape and great trekking experiences.
The drier seasons are always the best time to visit Uganda. This is between December to February and June to September for these times favor game viewing and trekking to sight chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.
March, April and May are always dominated by rains which is unfavorable for most travelers since terrains are muddy and slippery for trekking and the vegetation is abnormally lush to sight most of the wildlife.