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Best Places to Visit in Uganda

Uganda is the pearl of Africa found in the East African region, and it has a number of beautiful places and attractions to visit including Wildlife, Game drives, Nature, Culture among others. Uganda holds a wide range of national parks which have unique wildlife species and birds. The vegetation in Uganda also provides a shelter to some of these as it is vast and wide. Some of the national parks and key attractions in the country include:

Murchison Falls National park:

Murchison falls National Park is the oldest National park in the world. Murchison falls national park is a perfect destination for your Wildlife safaris and you can enjoy the boat cruise on River Nile, lion tracking, and do not want to Miss Murchison falls in the Northwestern part of Uganda. Witness the enormous waters bursting a narrow gorge before it crashes in a roar and powerful cascades. There a number of mammals at the park including Giraffes, Leopards, Lions, Hippos, Elephants, Buffalo and many more to see.

Lake Victoria

Experience the source of the second longest (River Nile) River in the world after Amazon in North America. This Africa’s largest lake and its one of the largest tropical lakes in the world. Its one of the largest ecosystems. There are a number of islands to visit, spot the bird species, beaches, fishing boats, mammals and many more.

Nile River

River Nile is the longest river in Africa and is a big tour attraction in Uganda. To catch a better glimpse of this river, one should be able to travel to Jinja town where there are many things to do with best hotels for accommodation and camping besides the river Nile. Many activities are done on the river Nile which include water rafting, kayaking, fishing, bungee jumping and many more.

Kampala Capital of Uganda

Kampala City is the capital city of Uganda. Kampala has a number of places and key attractions that bring the travel enthusiasts close. Some of the key attractions include; Market places, Museum, cathedrals, parliament, independence monument, craft shops, palace, Buganda parliament, Bahai temple, Uganda Martyrs Monuments, Kabaka’s lake, restaurants, hills and many more. Kampala has been blessed with the site seeing buses which give you a tour of the city with their open roof design that helps one catch a glimpse of all the sites and scenes around the city.

Ndere Culture center

Ndere culture center is a great place enjoys the dance, music of all the traditional in Uganda. The center is always open from Sunday, Wednesday, Friday evenings. This place is a 700 seat amphitheater where you can as well enjoy dinner with beautiful colorful energy that displays the culture of Uganda Tribes.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is a home to the world’s endangered mountain Gorillas species. The park welcomes a big number of visitors a day who visit the mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat. The park and its surroundings possess a number of lodges for accommodation where you can rest off from the gorilla trekking experience.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park located in the western part of Uganda is one of the parks you don’t want to miss when you visit Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National park possesses wildlife, wetlands, forests, savanna grasslands, and many other site catching places. Some of the wildlife you wont miss on your trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park include: Hippos, Chimpanzees, antelopes, crocodiles, tree climbing lions  and many  more. Enjoy the boat cruises on the lakes, hot air balloon tours. Other places to visit include; Lake Katwe Explosion Crater Driver, Kazinga Channel, Kyambura Gorge, Maragambo Forest and Mweya Peninsular.

Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Mgahinga National park has one Gorilla family which keeps moving from Uganda to the Virunga Mountains, in Bamboo forests, the park also inhabits the Golden Monkeys.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located In Nakasongola, is a home to Uganda Wild Rhinos. There are amazing scenic nature walks, canoe cruises you can be involved in and as well see the Antelopes, crocodiles, hippos and many more other things and bird species.

Equator

While visiting the national parks in Western part of Uganda it’s a great opportunity standing in two hemispheres and Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the Equator crosses around the world. The best land mark of the equator is found in Uganda on Kampala-Masaka Road, where there are few restaurants and craft shops. The other land mark is found along the Mbarara high way.

Rwenzori Mountain National Park

Rwenzori mountain National park is a world heritage site which offers stunning scenarios of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, bird species, geckos, chameleons, culture visits and many more.

Mount Elgon National Park

Mountain Elgon is found in the Eastern part of Uganda, offering landscapes, wildlife and many activities . There are dense evergreen and bamboo forests where one can view the waterfalls, stunning, primates including blue monkeys and many more.

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest crate lakes in the world and it’s a place of many bird species with over 20 islands, surrounded by terraced hillsides, charming shore and the lake attracts a number of people across the world.

Semiliki National park

Semiliki National Park is one of Uganda’s new small national parks it’s an amazing beauty with plenty of attractions including the famous Sempaya Hot springs. The water keeps boiling into a steamy spray, hike through the forest areas and see the bird species, primates such as red-tailed monkeys, antelopes and many more.

Ssezibwa Falls

The falls are magnificent waterfalls their incredibly beautiful sceneries there located outside Kampala and it has a cultural history. Buganda people have a history of woman who visited the falls and were blessed with child birth.

Sipi falls

Sipi Falls is located in Eastern Uganda near the border of Mount Elgon National Park. There three waterfalls in the area offering the best views.

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