5 Beautiful Reasons Why You Need to Visit Uganda

5 Beautiful Reasons Why You Need to Visit Uganda

In terms of destinations in Africa, it is normally the likes of South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania that grab all of the headlines, especially considering that it is here that you will find the big 5, Kilimanjaro and the impressive Victoria Falls. There is however, far more to this enormous continent, and today we are going to talk about one of my favorite African countries, Uganda. There is so many reasons why you should visit Uganda in my view, so to help convince you further, I made a quick note of my top 5 reasons why you really should get Uganda on your list.

Mountain Gorillas

Uganda is home to over half of the entire world’s population of mountain gorillas, and it is here that you will have the best chance to catch them in their very own habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is mostly done in  Bwindi Forest National Park, where the lives of the gorillas are well cared for, and their homes are well conserved by the tourists guides, who have strict rules on when and how you can see these beasts in their own environment.

Lake Bunyonyi

This lake is widely considered to be the second deepest in Africa, which is also over 2,000 meters above sea level. The result of this height means that the region surrounding the lake, close to the Rwandan border, offers perfectly cool temperatures all year round. Across the lake you will find over 25 different islands, and plenty of chance for water sports such as kayaking tours.

Murchison Falls

Often called Kabalega Falls, this is a water fall which is caused by the huge river Nile, as it erupts through Lake Yoga and Lake Albert. The water falls for 7 meters in total, which may not seem too high in comparison to other impressive falls, but it is the force that the water carries which makes Murchison so impressive.

Nile Source

If you weren’t already aware, the River Nile is the world’s longest river, what most people aren’t aware of however, is that the source of the iconic River Nile, is right here in Uganda. The exact source of the Nile is said to be in Jinja, right here in Uganda, and although the river does pass through 9 different countries, the majority of the river can be seen in Egypt and Uganda. This is a river that is considered to be around 6,500 kilometers long, and you can go right to the very source of it.

Wildlife

It would be remiss not to mention the huge array of wildlife which can be found in Uganda, away from the mountain gorillas. Although it isn’t often spoken about, Uganda is one of the countries where you can see the big 5 game animals. The best part about Uganda is that it is actually much cheaper to take big 5 tours here, than anywhere else in Africa.

These are just a handful of reasons to visit Uganda, but I really could go on much longer, the best answer is to simply come and find out for yourself.

 

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