There is a reason why Uganda is referred to as the Pearl of Africa. This is due to the sheer beauty of the country. From African safaris to lakes, the awesomeness of Uganda is enrapturing.
This country which is home to a large variety of wildlife is a combination of modernity which can be found in places like its capital, Kampala and abundance of nature and wildlife. Everywhere you turn in Uganda; there is a sight to be seen and a fun thing or two to do.
It can be overwhelming to decide what to see and do in Uganda. This article provides a Uganda exploration guide for you. Here are some exciting things you can do while in Uganda.
The capital city of Uganda, Kampala is the focal point of everything that goes on in the country. Filled with modern buildings and technological advancements, this city is a beauty to behold. In Kampala, you can get to ride on a boda boda (a motorcycle used for regular transportation) and try out the delicacies in the large variety of restaurants there. If you have a thing for history and architecture, you should explore the churches and museums in the city.
Explore the World’s Longest River
The world’s longest river which flows through eleven countries, the Nile begins in a town in Uganda called Jinja. This magnificent river is a must-see when touring Uganda. If you are adventurous enough to try some water sport, do not miss the white water rafting opportunities which span from an afternoon to three days. You can get a great view of the wildlife on the Nile’s shores at the Murchison Falls National Park.
Go Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking
You would do yourself a great injustice by touring Uganda without getting close to the chimpanzees and gorillas which abound there. The largest numbers of gorilla families in the world are found in the Biwindi National Forest and gorilla trekking in Uganda gives you the opportunity to see them.
Go On a Safari
Safaris have become increasingly attached to the sub-Saharan Africa region. Of the three countries which are great for safaris, Uganda has some of the cheapest yet awesome national parks. You can go to a popular park like Murchison Falls National Park or opt for the less popular places like Kidepo National Park. Going on a safari in Uganda allows you observe the animals in their natural habitats. It is an educative and fun experience.
Explore the Lakes
You can choose one beautiful lake to explore or even two. Lakes you should not miss include Lake Victoria and Lake Bunyonyi. Relax on Lake Victoria’s shores and then visit the Ssese Islands, a group of 84 islands in the middle of Lake Victoria. Get a canoe and explore the volcanic Lake Bunyonyi which has over 29 mini islands.
Incorporate these activities into your Uganda tour plans and enjoy some of the most amazing days of your life.