People often associate Uganda with British colonial legacies because it is what makes this eastern African country famous. While it is no exaggeration to say that there are dozens of African countries which you can visit, Uganda offers you amazing sceneries as a tiny country located between Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.
Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Uganda is amongst the only 3 countries on Earth where mountain gorillas are still existing. In fact, up to 50% of the population is currently living in dozens of safaris around the country. Whether you have 3 days or 10 days, it is recommended to have a gorilla tracking tour to discover the life of these species. Booking a safari trip in Uganda is really simple with many discounted programs available. With so many national parks, natural reserves, and jungle forests, you can actually experience and learn more about the habituation of our close cousins.
Uganda’s Adventure Capital – Jinja
For years, Jinja has been Africa’s most searched source of adventure around the Nile River. From bungee jump to different grades of water rafting, this region gives you an outlet to unleash your adrenaline with a 45 meters night time or full moon bungee jump over the White Nile. To get yourself closer to the water, it is also possible to put yourself into the water for water rafting. You can either choose 3-grade or 5-grade water rafting for a group of people to participate. Alternatively, surfing, jet boating and kayaking are also possible down the Nile. There is nothing better than having an exciting adventure in the world’s longest river through a Safari in Uganda.
When you think of Uganda your first thoughts may be of lush jungles and African plains, however, Uganda is also home to world-class islands such as the Ssese Islands which boast powder soft, white sand beaches and warm turquoise water for as far as your eyes can see. Better yet when the sun goes down many resorts offer beach bonfires which are a great way to unwind and socialize after a day of sightseeing.
Beautiful National Parks
There are 11 national parks in Uganda, and each of them is quite distinctive and has different features from the others. If you love boat cruises, then the Queen Elizabeth National Park can be a perfect destination with a trip between 2 rift valley lakes of Edward and George. This route accommodates the largest number of hippos in the world, but you can also see so many other species during 2 hours of the journey. The Murchison National Park located in the north of Uganda is another great place for bird lovers. Here you can see and record more than 600 bird species while taking a game drive in the ishasha or visiting the crater lakes.
When it comes to mountains in Africa, many people often think of Kilimanjaro. However, if you don’t like a destination with so many travelers, it is a good idea to visit the Rwenzori, which is one of the highest un-tapped mountains in Africa. It has an altitude of up to 5090 meters above the sea level and covered with snow capes all year round. Climbing the Rwenzori Mountains isn’t only adventurous but also more challenging than Kilimanjaro. So if you are searching for the next climbing trip, then Uganda can be a great destination to consider.