7 reasons why Uganda should be on your travel bucket list


Uganda is also home to a diversity of habitats ranging from savannahs and snow-capped mountains to lakes, winding rivers, forest reserves and jungles, and stunning beaches.

There are so many reasons to visit Uganda. Sir Winston Churchill was so in awe of this country that he called it “The Pearl of Africa”.

Here are seven reasons why you should include Uganda on your to-do list.

Ugandans are incredibly friendly and welcoming people. They will greet you with gigantic smiles and waves everywhere you go. They are very outgoing and curious, and they love to have fun.

Uganda is one of only three countries in the world where you can see the highly endangered mountain gorillas in the wild – the other two countries being Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo -. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a memorable, life-changing safari experience and once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

The two gorilla trekking sites in Uganda are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi alone is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.

3. Incredible wildlife

Ugandan wildlife is not limited to mountain gorillas. It has 10 national parks and several game reserves which are home to many varieties of other wildlife including elephants, hippos, zebras, lions, leopards and over 1000 species of birds.

One of the best places to view Ugandan wildlife is Queen Elizabeth National Park in the southwest of the country. Established in 1952, it boasts a high level of biodiversity and a wide variety of landscapes including savannah, bush, wetlands and lush forests.

From the dramatic and towering snow-capped mountains to the countless glistening beaches that dot its coastline, Uganda is a country full of natural beauty and inspiring landscapes.

It is truly a place of sparkling lakes, rivers, waterfalls, high mountains, carved valleys, savannah grasslands and mysterious forests. Exploring all of these landscapes allows you to witness the spectacular variety of attractions found there.

Water is everywhere in Uganda. Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, is found in Uganda. Moreover, the longest river in the world, the Nile has its source even in Uganda.

Lush vegetation thrives in the water laden environment with lakes, waterfalls and scenic waterways. This creates a rich and beautiful landscape that supports the survival of the country’s incredibly diverse wildlife.

6. Uganda is the perfect destination for budget travelers

Uganda is the most recommended country in Africa for budget safari travellers.

Visitors can do several Uganda safari activities such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, game viewing, bird watching, cultural tours and others at an affordable cost.

Tourism is still in its infancy in Uganda, so you don’t have to worry about crowds of tourists spoiling your experience.


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