Have you ever visited Uganda before?
Well, Uganda is a country you would love to take your time visiting and find out why it is referred to as the pearl of Africa. Uganda is a landlocked country in east-central Africa. It mostly sits on a central plateau covered by rainforest. It has high volcanic mountains to the eastern and western borders. Uganda’s neighbours include South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west.
Upon your arrival in Uganda through Entebbe international Airport your experience begins right away from the time you land at the Airport.
Uganda has a number of attractions that can be interesting and exciting on your visit in Uganda right from the water bodies to the National game parks where most different animals and bird species among many others are found.
Furthermore, while in these national game parks they will draw you close to nature’s heart as you watch how animals eat, live while in their habitants for example did you know that elephants are the only animals that can’t jump yet can swim? well, when you visit Uganda, you will learn more facts about these mysterious animals.
Uganda has ten national game parks and every national game park has got a distinctive feature, talking about Kidepo National game park is the most isolated yet with variety of animals and different species of birds where every wildlife lover would love to go and excite their eyes for example the bush pigs, elephants, lions among many other animals.
To the waterfall lovers, worry no more Uganda is blessed with sipi falls located in Eastern Uganda in Kapchorwa. This is a series of three waterfalls and while in sipi falls you can not miss out hiking in Mt Elgon, actually it’s a starting point for most hikes in Uganda.
In addition to the above, we can’t write about waterfalls and forget Murchison falls, Murchison falls is the biggest National game park which you can’t miss out while on your visit in Uganda. With a Boat cruise sailing on source of the Nile with a spectacular view of water falls and their crashing sound of the falls with high pressure while listening to the soft sounds of the birds.
To you wild animal lovers, Murchison has you covered this is because you will have a chance to interact with chimpanzees in Budongo forests however such activities are carried out with a guide for safety reasons.
Budongo forest is the biggest natural rainforest where chimpanzee tracking is best done however it’s your choice to either carryout chimps tracking in the morning or in the afternoon it is such a rewarding experience as you walk in these natural rainforests.
Another wonderful experience in Uganda is when you will have an encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park in their natural habitat.
It is an activity that will take you three hours as you walk in the rainforest to meet and greet the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rainforests jungles that will reward you with once a lifetime experience and memories after interacting with the mountain gorillas.
Uganda has got different cultures right from the way people live, eat and dress for example the Baganda in the central region wear “Kanzu” as a traditional wear for men well as women wear Gomesi ,these traditional wears are majorly worn during traditional ceremonies like pre-visits ,introductions where the parents of the boy and girl meet as one family to give their daughter away and after agreeing the parents of the boy pay a bride price as a token of appreciation to the parents of the girl. In Uganda such ceremonies are always interesting as a time of celebration to both families as they eat their locally served food matooke and Chicken it’s always fun attending such ceremonies in Uganda.
According to Winston Churchill during his visit in Uganda, he acknowledges that “truly Uganda is a pearl of Africa” due to its magnificence and variety of attractions in its ten national parks which have chimpanzees, gorillas, elephants among many others and water bodies right from the longest river in the whole world thus a rewarding experience to everyone who would love to visit, experience and explore Uganda the pearl of Africa.