Uganda gifted by nature is unique in many ways. The Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Nile and marvelous landscapes, terraced hills, good weather, bio-diversity, rich and vibrant cultures and friendly people makes it a very interesting destination.
It is a landlocked east African country that lies astride the equator borded by Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East.Dr Congo to the west and Rwanda and Tanzania to the south. It however has large water bodies that include Lake Victoria, Albert, Kyoga, Edward and the river Nile.
The different broad ethnic tribes have elaborate customs and traditions many of which are displayed in colorful dances and dresses.
The country is blessed with numerous safari attractions which vary from the rare threatened primate species of Mountain Gorillas that can be tracked in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, Chimpanzees and other nocturnal primates like the potto and bush babies in Kibale Forest National park, Ngamba Island, Kalinzu Forest,Budongo Forest etc as well as wildlife animals that inhabit most of the Savannah vegetated regions of Murchison Falls National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo & Kidepo National Parks. There are other amazing sfaari activities travelers can involve in while on Holiday safari vacation in the beautiful Pearl of Africa also referred to as Uganda. These Include;
Sport Fishing and sight seeing
Uganda is well endowed with a number of lakes and rivers. Sport fishing can be done on Murchison falls national park and Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water in the world.Tilipia is the common specie.
Sight seeing in Kampala
Uganda’s capital city founded on seven hills. The places to visit include kasubi tombs, Bahai Hindu temple; Kabakas Lake, Uganda martyrs shrine, Uganda museum, and Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral and African exposure craft market.
Kampala is a safe town, offers alot of entertainment and one is free to walk around and shop in the city centre.
Rwenzori and Elgon mountains.
Rwenzori mountains are known as the “mountains of the moon” reaching an elevation, 5109m.The six snow capped mountains with unique vegetations provides a lifetime rewarding, adventerous climbing experience.
The Italian Duke of Abruzzi, Prince Liugi Amedeo was the first climber to reach the highest peak. The central circuit takes 7 days, but there is an option to hike for fewer days.
Mount Elgon being an extinct volcano with everlasting flowers offers hiking through the different trail heads.
Most of Uganda’s beautiful national parks provide natural walks in the tropical rain forests with the help of guides. It enables to feel, hear and see birds, plant species and sounds from different inhabitants.
White water Rafting and Source of the Nile
The source of the Nile is located in Uganda, Jinja and because of the rapid water falls makes it a famous destination for rafting and bungee jumping. A combination of Bujagali falls with roaming rapids; good scenery attracts many for relaxation. White water rafting can take half day, full day or two days.
Tribes in Uganda
which is Uganda’s capital city where we find the royal tombs (kasubi tombs). Because of the different cultures it involves a number of attractions, ceremonioes and historical events. Music ,dancing, visit of traditional sites like Mparo tombs,Kasubi tombs,Nakayima tree, local traditional beliefs,handcrafts,kabakas lake and experiencing circumcision ceremonies among the Bagisu.
The rich cultural traditions have led to the development of community tourism which has helped in improvement of the local communities in Uganda. All the cultural activities are eco-friendly and culturally respected.
The most prominent safari activity carried out in the country is Gorilla trekking at Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park. Bwindi includes 12 different Gorilla groups distributed into four various sectors i.e Buhoma sector with 3 groups i. e Mubare, Rushegura and Habinyanja, Ruhija sector with 3 groups i.e Bitukura, Oruzogo and Kyaguliro, Rushaga sector with Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Busingye and Bweza as well as Nkuringo sector with 1 group called the Nkuringo Gorilla group and Rushaga sector having 2 habituated Gorilla groups i.e Bikingi and Bushasho Gorilla groups. At Mgahinga National Park is the Nyakagezi Gorilla group that can be tracked and this gives the same experience as that of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.