When it comes to safaris in Africa, most tourists are left to think some things and may lure or discourage them from realizing their dreams. However, if you have always dreamt of that one country that rewards travel endeavors with lifetime experiences, then you need not look any further than Uganda.
Why Visit Uganda?
There are a million reasons why you should visit Uganda. Let’s have a look at five on them.
Its Spectacular Scenery
Uganda is famous as the pearl of Africa for many reasons. It is that one country where you will find all what African continent has on offer. Its most alluring nature is what makes it one of the most sought-after safari destinations in the world.
While on your safari, don’t miss to explore most of its wildlife species that thrive in 10 of its spectacular national parks (Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Kibale National Park, Semuliki Valley National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Mount Elgon National Park and The Rwenzori Mountains National Park).
These splendid wilderness areas feature a wide range of wildlife right from the big game-the African elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards plus several savanna grassland species, birds, primates including the rare mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys.
Do not forget spectacular water bodies including Lakes like Lake Victoria the world’s renowned freshwater Lake with the splendid Ssese Islands where over 84 islands all confined, Lake Bunyonyi-one of the world’s deepest Lakes, rivers especially the source of the mighty River Nile, tropical rainforests and distinct vegetation zones all of which feature as a few most exceptional attractions on their own and inhabit a number of wildlife for you to explore while on your safari in Uganda. If you are looking for unusual experiences, then this is the best choice you can make in life, and you won’t regret after.
Uganda is a Multicultural Country
Besides the unique national parks, Uganda is famous for its diverse ethnic groups each offering unique cultural experiences. Lake Kyoga makes up the northern border area for the Bantu speaking group, and this includes the Baganda and many other tribes. As you head to the north, you will find the Acholi and Lango; to the east, you will find the Iteso and the Karamojong, Bagishu around the Mount Elgon slopes and the Ankole group in the western region.
Due to diversity in cultures, people speak over 40 languages in Uganda. However, English is the official language, and others speak Kiswahili while others speak Luganda. Each tribal group presents unique cultural and traditional practices, and Uganda is famous for its unique cultural experiences.
While on cultural safari, don’t miss the thrilling dances, music performance from the Batwa pygmies, Bakiga, Baganda or pay a visit to Ndere cultural center for a variety of cultural dances and performances or taste the local dish.
When it comes to Uganda safaris, gorilla trekking is undeniably one of the most sought-after experiences by most tourists. Over 480 mountain gorillas call this spectacular country their home, and unlike other gorilla destinations, gorilla trekking in Uganda is conducted in two national parks, i.e., Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park all in the southwestern part of the country.
A face to face encounter with these dramatic creatures in the wild is such a magical experience that comes once in a lifetime. To be part of this lifetime adventure, you only need $600 to secure your permit, and your dreams would have been achieved.
With eco-tourism, you get an opportunity to enjoy untapped destinations that still offer fresh experiences. While on safari in Uganda, this should be one of the experiences that you shouldn’t miss out.
It takes you through many activities among others include community walks, nature guided walks, birding, forest walks, mountain gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing, chimpanzee trekking, primate watching, scenic viewing a mention but a few. The primary destinations for you to realize this kind of experience in Uganda include the ten national parks, wildlife reserves, community wetlands, forest reserves, cultural centers and many others.
Uganda is the Most Hospitable Nation
Imagine a destination where nationals are not welcoming and full of arrogant people, you will not even enjoy your vacation there. However, Uganda is that one country in Africa with a warm welcoming and hospitable people.
You will undoubtedly enjoy your holiday with them. You will free interact with your guides, residents and even make some purchase for their locally produced products in most of their eco-tourism enterprises while on safari in one of the national parks.
In conclusion, there are a million reasons why Uganda should be a must for you to visit. Few reasons have been listed above, we believe that you will have memorable experiences while on your safari in Africa. Enjoy your holiday with us!