If you’re looking for an amazing East African country to add to your travel bucket list, look no further than Uganda. This landlocked country is home to a variety of wildlife, stunning landscapes, historical sites, and friendly people.
There are many tour destinations waiting to be discovered across Uganda. Here are three of our favorites that we think everyone should visit:
Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi National Park is a must-see for anyone interested in African wildlife. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to an incredible variety of plant and animal life, including nearly 1/2 of the world’s mountain gorillas.
With over 120 different mammal species, 350 bird species, and 400 plant species, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems on the continent.
In addition to its gorillas, the park is also well-known for its hiking trails and picturesque views. Located about 500 km from Kampala, Uganda, Bwindi National Park is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.
ACTIVITIES: best things to do in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a popular destination for gorilla trekking and habituation. However, there are many other adventure activities that visitors can enjoy, such as cycling, community and cultural visits, bird-watching, and more.
Jinja – the adventure capital of East Africa
Jinja, also known as the “Adventure Capital of East Africa”, is located in eastern Uganda, on the north shore of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the source of the Nile. Jinja is a popular destination for tourists who want to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Nile and other attractions. The city is located 80 km from Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Mind-blowing Activities to explore in Jinja City
There are various activities in Jinja including; whitewater-rafting, bungee jumping the Nile, quad biking, Nile-horse riding, kayaking and canoeing, fishing on the Nile, visiting popular attractions, like the source of the Nile, bird watching, nature walks in the Mabira forest and much more.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda and is part of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), famous for its 43 meter high waterfall, the Nile, and wildlife such as hippos and crocodiles, as well as other resident creatures.
The park is home to 76 species of mammals with four members of the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo), bushbuck, Uganda-Kob, water and warthog, giraffe, Jackson cantie nest, hyena and 451 species of birds.
Murchison is best known for safari experiences and boat trips. It is located in northwest Uganda, covering a total area of approximately 3,893 square kilometers, extending through the districts of Buliisa, Nwoya, Kiryandongo and Masindi.
The park is located about 300 km from Kampala, the capital and is definitely one of the top tours destinations in Uganda.
There are a number of fascinating attractions to see on your safari in Murchison Falls National Park, as highlighted below;
Murchison Falls, Nile River, Karuma Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Victoria Nile Albert Delta, Buligi Game Tracks, Four of the Five Great Mammals (Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Buffalo), Budongo Forest and Bugungu and Karuma Game Reserves.
There are various experiences and activities available at Murchison Falls including; Safaris and boating, waterfall hikes, bird watching, chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, hot air balloon rides, and visits to local community groups.
To wrap things up
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