TOP Uganda SAFARI DESTINATIONS
Tubasanyukidde in Uganda!
With only 1.3 million people resident in the capital city, Kampala, it might seem that the majority is driving a boda-boda. It’s the name given to the Ugandan motorcycle transport because they formerly used to transport people across “no-mans-land”. Kampala seems a world of chaos with small busses, boda-bodas, the beloved bicycles, dust and markets popping up everywhere. But how extraordinarily friendly these people are! With only two seasons (summer and raining season) and an average temperature of 26 degrees, even their capital city is remarkably green.
Recently, Kampala has even been announced as the best East African city to live in. Since 1986 the current president took seat and from then onwards the country has been able to stabilize, boost their economic situation and rapidly grow in numbers of population. Resulting to the fact that Uganda is officially the youngest country in the world, with over 50% being under the age of 14. Ranked as the world’s most entrepreneurial country with a rate of 28.1%. This means that 28.1% of Uganda’s population own or co-own a business that has paid salaries for more than 3 months but less than 42. As most countries in the region, Uganda is depending on export. The main exports consists of fish and fish products, coffee, tea, gold and cotton.
But it’s not without reason that Winston Churchill already named Uganda the Pearl of Africa. It is not far from the truth considering its natural resources combined with a very hospitable population. There are wonderfully obscure and totally fun things to do in Uganda and it has been rewarded by CNN, which mentioned the country in their top 16 holiday destinations and was ranked as a top tourist destination by Lonely Planet.
The country has abundant wildlife, over a thousand different bird species and it is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. You can actually get the exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in their own habitat. Completely head over heels with these animals? Uganda has over 5000 chimpanzees, more than any other East African country. With multiple parks you will also find elephants, monkeys, aardvarks, lions, bats, leopards, jackals, zebras, warthogs, hippos, giraffes and many more.
Go zip lining in Griffin Falls (for real!), find the source of the world’s longest river, the Nile River, where you can also have an all-out whitewater rafting experience. Visit the famous Gaddafi Mosque or enjoy the beautiful sunset over Lake Victoria with your travel buddy. Ugandans are British Premier League fanatics and though life may be hard, they love good company and a beer or two. If you then are presented with a meal of pan fried grasshoppers, consider yourself a special guest because it is one of the favorite treats in the country.
Oh Uganda! It’s beautiful, welcoming, peaceful, fun and totally random. All are guaranteed a lasting memory of a great country. Book your Nile River Cruise now!
Our Highlights for you!
The Murchison Falls
In 1952 an area of about 13,000 square kilometres, was then named Murchison Falls National Park by The National Parks Act of Uganda. From the very beginning the park attracted lots of attention by receiving visitors as Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill. It’s Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area and perfect for those looking for a classic safari experience on a budget! Be ahold, Murchison Falls is more than the park itself.
The highlight is the most powerful natural stream on this globe: River Nile. Between the rocks, there is a wide gap of 6 meters. Through this gap, the water of the Nile falls down another 40 meters, pushing a flow of 360,000 liters of water per second. It’s a signature tour.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This is truly a destination to explore when you want to come close to habituated groups of mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley and by far the origin of the safari industry in this country. Taking a hike through the magnificent rainforest will probably also unveil to you the culture of the Batwa Pygmy group of people, who are known as the vulnerable, voiceless and endangered group of people, still living close with the animals in Bwindi. A Jungle Book kind of experience. Read more here or book your gorilla track directly!
Kidepo National Park
A rolling savannah landscape with granite mountains on the background, grants you a setting with breathtaking panoramas. The American TV channel CNN, named Kidepo as one of the three best parks to visit worldwide. With only about 6 tourists a day, the park gives you a level of exclusivity. You and your travel buddy can quietly enjoy the undiscovered character of the photogenic landscapes and endless wildlife, with the biggest buffalo migration as a “must see”.