REASONS TO VISIT UGANDA.
Uganda is located in the East Africa and is bordered by Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and South Sudan. Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as the Pearl of Africa. It is a former British Protectorate and gained its sovereignty on 9th October, 1962. A Uganda Safari encompasses an experience a traveler will profoundly have a clear memory of. Bustling cities, diverse culture, mountains, lakes and the highest concentration of primates and birds make Uganda your ideal destination and here’s why you should visit Uganda.
Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of Uganda’s quintessential experiences with Gorilla tracking. Nothing quite compares to the glimpse of black fuzz amidst the dense foggy forest. The journey to Bwindi is a an 8 hour, and 97km pickup trek through steep mountainous passes. When you happen to see a young gorilla, you can be sure the Silverback is nearby. The Silverback Gorilla is the leader of the pack, the head dog, the boss man and these endangered species creatures are only unique to Africa..
The Source of the Nile.
To the east of the young country’s dream, a breathtaking sight of hope and relief , Lake Victoria at Jinja the source of the Nile that narrows flowing for over 3000 miles. The Nile is generally recognised as the world’s longest river. It is home to one of the world’s best commercial white water rafting experiences and bungee jumping. With other numerous lakes, rivers, waterfalls and scenic wonders, you can hit the beach to relax, watch the sunset and hide away at one of the islands. The adventure of a visit toUganda is just starting.
Flora and Fauna.
The national parks and Savannah offer vast vegetation and wildlife that you will find nowhere else. A game drive through any of the parks is the perfect way to sight various animals. These include; elephants, tree-climbing lions, the leopard, waterbucks, buffaloes and hippos in Uganda at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls Park, Kidepo or Lake Mburo Park. There is abundant bio diversity with over 1067 bird species for all your bird watching pleasure.
Warm Friendly People and Culture.
Cross multiple seas, travel millions of miles, you will never find people as warm and hospitable as Ugandans. The locals greet you with gigantic smiles wherever you go, stopping you with calls of ‘Muzungu,’ to welcome you to their beautiful country. Ugandans have gone through hard times, with the political disturbances of the past and the poverty and sickness that surrounds them daily. However, they never wear this pain on their faces. Uganda is also comprised of multiple cultures and over 50 tribes. There is diversity of customs, beliefs, foods, dressing and dances. There is no better way to experience diversity than to take a Uganda Safari and fall in love with this Pearl of Africa.