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Uganda the “pearl of Africa” as quoted by Winston Churchill truly deserves her beautiful description. Uganda has a lot of marvelous attractions that combine all the African countries’ beauty including primates, wildlife, lakes and rivers, mountains, plantations, the different friendly cultures.
The wonderful view of River Nile with gently flowing water, Lake Victoria the largest lake in that is shared by the three East African countries that is Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, Rwenzori “mountain of the moon” the different cultures and various national parks with numerous species of mammals and birds make Uganda the best amongst the best.
You can visit Bwindi Impenetrable National park with its endangered mountain gorillas and with over 1000 flowering plant species and almost 2000 tree species, white water rafting on the historic River Nile, the jungles of Mabira tropical rainforest along Kampala- Jinja road in Lugazi district and Kibale rainforest with the largest number of primates including chimpanzees.
Gorilla trekking is the most preferred activity in Uganda where a gorilla trekking permit costs $600. It’s a bit expensive but you will not regret having an hour with the endangered unbelievable species. Remember that by purchasing one, you will have contribute to the survival of these fabulous habituated primates and the conservation of their rainforest homes.
Why should you visit Uganda
The beautiful animals in different national parks like Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Murchison falls national park, Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park and the isolated and remote Kidepo national park in the karamoja regions. These national parks harbor various species of mammals and birds. The mammals include tree climbing lions in Ishasha, buffalos, elephants, crocodiles, zebras, leopards, elegant antelopes and hippopotamus along the fabulous lakes in the parks,
Bird species over 1061 including the Grey Heron, Black-headed Heron, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Black Heron, Intermediate Egret, Grebes, Great Bittern, Dwarf Bittern, White-backed Night-heron, Black-crowned Night-heron, Striated Heron, cattle Egret and Madagascar Pond-Heron.
Uganda as a country needs support due to the large number of low income earners and low living standards. The money that you contribute through visiting Uganda is of great value to the community since it is used to construct hospitals and schools that support the local community for example Bwindi hospital specializes in HIV treatments and its of the projects Explore supports.
Uganda consists of many tribes and with different cultures that is friendly, fun and entertaining for example the friendly Batwa people who lived in the Bwindi jungle but were evicted out by the Ugandan government. Currently they are found around Bwindi impenetrable national park, the karamojong group near Kidepo national park, the Acholi culture that mostly performs larakaraka dance to welcome the visitors.
There are numerous numbers of lodges, campsites and hotels built with African materials and beauty hence proving the sweet African culture ranging from budget, midrange, luxury and exclusive luxury safari adventure in the pearl of Africa . The accommodative areas have friendly and hard working staff, ready to pamper you and they are at a favorable price depending on the visitor’s preference.
Come visit Uganda and taste some of the rare fruits in the world including pawpaws commonly known as papaya that is plenty in Uganda, sweet jackfruits, pineapples with sweet inner parts that can be eaten and different types of foods including luwombo, commonly made by the Baganda culture, malakwang and boo for the Acholis.
Uganda’s wildlife is one unbelievable adventure with mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, the Big fives and other wildlife in a safe environment. The big fives can be found in Murchison Falls national park.
Uganda is well known for being fertile due to the favorable amount of rainfall received per year. In a year, farmers can harvest crops three times depending on the season. Coffee is grown in abundance with robusta beans grown near mountainous areas like mountain Elgon are commonly used for making instant coffees and cola drinks.
The country is well known for banana growing and it’s the largest banana growing country in the world but except India. This has made the country ever green and admiral in every part of Uganda.
Mountain Rwenzori, ”mountain of the moon’ is snow capped and its highest peak , Magherita is challenging to climb. This is the best place where you can prove your ability on mountain climbing. The climbing takes seven to ten days. The big caldera of mount Elgon, that borders Kenya, is a challenging climb of four or five days.
Visit Uganda and experience the sweet weather that will make you forever in love with the country. Uganda’s weather is cold, moderate and hot according to the months of the year for example, ever hot during the months of December, January and February. Uganda is warm during the months of March, June, July and August and wet during the months of September, October and November.
The Lakes, Victoria the largest lake in Africa, Kyoga, Albert, Edward and George are worthy exploring due to the wonderful views. The gently flowing lakes have various types of fish for those interested in fishing activities. Experience the bright red underwinged African grey parrots whistling above your heads as they fly towards Lake Voctoria in the morning.
Uganda was colonized by the British government making her an English speaking country, this solves language barrier and its far much easier for the visitors since most people are able to speak English.