Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Uganda

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Uganda is, for the most part, a safe and enthralling place. It’s a land where hippos humph through the wetlands and lions laze in the acacias. It’s a land of rain-stained forests and misty hills that house chimpanzees. It’s got the lapping waters of Lake Victoria, and the winding channels of the Victoria Nile to boot. Vistas of rock-ribbed mountains and standalone volcanoes conquer the peripheries, shooting up to craggy summits where waterfalls and thunderstorms coalesce. Meanwhile, Kampala is a pulsating city, steeped in tribal ancestry and life. It’s an all-round top African adventure!

  1. Kampala city

This is the capital city of Uganda and your starting point apart from Entebbe city to all travelers taking Uganda  tours visiting others tourist attractions in Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”. The ancestral capital of the Buganda kingdom is modern day Uganda’s capital too. And for an African first city, it’s got real charm and panache. You can still see some of the thatched relics of the former glory years at the Kasubi Tombs, or you can taste the frenetic energy of day-to-day Ugandan life between the sun-cracked streets of Central Kampala; a place of throbbing markets (the city’s Owino market is said to be the largest in Central-east Africa) and echoing mosque minarets (that soaring Gaddafi National Mosque is a must!). On the edge of town is the more straight-laced area of Nakasero Hill, where well-to-do villas house the country’s elite and expats chatter in the ramshackle bars.

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top 10 best tourist places in Uganda is located in south-western Uganda. The park is one of the richest ecosystems anywhere in the world with many different species of birds and mammals. At present there are 120 different species of mammals, around 350 species of birds, more than 200 different species of butterflies and many more endangered species. The park is also home to the Colobus Monkeys, the Bwindi Gorillas and bird life species. The park lies in a remote area and travelling to the area is so easy because of the improved condition of the roads. Despite this thousands of tourists visit the park annually that being because of the unique gorilla trekking tours from different gorilla families provided by the park.

  1. Murchison Falls National Park

This is also formerly known as the Kabalega National Park is located in north-western Uganda. The park is well known for its amazing wildlife despite being ravaged by poachers. The park is home to four of the big five’s; Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions and Leopards. The park was also home to Rhinos but they became extinct due to poaching and hunting during the sixties and the seventies. However Rhinos are again being bred to be introduced in the park. Other animals that are present in the park include Hippopotamus, Giraffes, Antelopes, Uganda Kob, Hartebeest and Oribi.

  1. Rwenzori Mountains National Park

It is among the historical UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in the Rwenzori Mountains in southwest Uganda. The park is famous for its amazing plant life; it is dotted with waterfalls, many small lakes and glaciers. Eco-tourism is rapidly increasing in the park.

  1. Lake Mburo National Park

A popular tourism spot of Uganda; the Lake Mburo National Park is located in the Western side of the country in Kiruhura District. The park is at a distance of just thirty kilometres from the city of Mbarara. The Park has more than three hundred species of birds and has a huge variety of animals such as the Impala, Zebra’s and Wild Buffaloes. There are many luxury tented camps inside the park for tourists who tour the park.

  1. Queen Elizabeth National Park

It is historical and among most visited park in Uganda being in the middle of gorilla and chimpanzee parks. It is spread over an area of 1,978 square kilometres is Uganda’s most visited National Park. The park is located in Uganda’s Western side; the gigantic park covers Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri Districts of Uganda. The park is at a distance of around three hundred and seventy kilometres from the capital city of Kampala. The park was opened to tourists in 1954 and has been named after Queen Elizabeth II. The park is home to 95 different species of mammal and more than 500 species of birds. The park is managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. A tour to this amazing wildlife park is must.

  1. Kidepo Valley National Park

It is located in North east Uganda. The park was opened in 1958 and is managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The nearest town to the park is that of Moroto at a distance of about two hundred and twenty kilometres. The park also borders the country of South Sudan. Two major rivers; the Kidepo River and the Narus River both flow through the park. Game viewing is one of the most popular attractions for tourists in this park.

  1. Ssese Islands & Resorts

These are group of eighty four Islands in Lake Victoria. The Islands are located in the north-western side of the massive Lake Victoria. These Islands are divided into two visible groups; the Bugala Group and the Koome Group. The Bantu people occupy these Islands. Tourism industry is rapidly growing on these Islands with more and more infrastructure being developed. The Islands are among the top 10 best tourist places in Uganda.

  1. Kibale Forest National Park

This is famously known to be the best destination in Uganda for Chimpanzee Trekking.  The park still is incredibly rich in both flora and fauna. At least 250 species of trees are known in the park and as many as 70 mammal species call the park home. Wild Robusta coffee still survives in the Kibale forests. With 13 species of monkeys, Kibale National Park is one of the most primate-rich parks in Africa both in species and in total numbers. There are several well-studied groups of chimpanzees

  1. Ngamba Islands Chimpanzee Sanctuary

This is an orphanage center that is managed by the team of conservationist in the world and it protects chimpanzees that are rescued from human beings in Uganda. It is situated in Lake Victoria in Mukono District central Buganda and to reach this site you use the speed or local boat from Entebbe Water Front Club and visit the place. The speed boat takes like 45 minutes to reach the islands whereas the local boat take an hour to reach the site, to enter here you pay $ 40 USD and you experience the feeding session of the orphaned chimpanzees. We offer day trips and overnight trips staying in beautiful Tented Camps and are so much affordable to any kind of traveler visiting.

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