Uganda top destination to see on your safari
Kampala is the only capital city of Uganda situated in central part of Uganda on the seven hills and among one of the 146 districts Uganda have, Kampala is Uganda’s national commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria the Africa largest lake. Population growth of 3,846,102 with elevation of 1,200m in an area of 189 kilometers, Kampala is known for its unique tourist sites including, Kasubi tombs where all Buganda Kingdom Chiefs are buried and highly recognized site in the history of Uganda, Uganda Museum it displays and exhibits ethnological , nature historical and traditional life collections of Uganda Culture heritage, Independence Monument as indicates the Uganda history and culture as is big towering concrete structure in the independence square with 29 feet tall as commemorating the Ugandan soldiers who died in the war fighting for independence, Bahai temple famously known for being a spiritual home for the Bahai faith sitting on 52 acres of land on the Kikaya Hill with beautiful flora gardens, Gaddafi Mosque as the largest mosque in East Africa sitting capacity over 15000 people opened in built on 12 acres of land with tallest muezzin, Uganda martyrs this was built in remembrances of 22 catholic and 23 Anglican converts who were killed on the orders of the Kabaka Mwanga 11 who was king of Buganda in 1885, Kabaka palace commonly called Lubiri, home to the prominent king of Buganda comprised of both supernatural and spiritual material kings as the royal palace, Owino market is the biggest central local market in Kampala with a lot of fruits, vegetables, and many more staff .
Tourists or travelers feel at home since Ugandans deeply grained with welcoming smiles, greeting habit making it super interesting for the guests vists.
Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes with surface approximately 59,947 kilometres as is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical Lake, being shared by three East African countries i.e., Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. River White Nile or Victoria Nile and Katonga river both flows out from Lake Victoria, Different activities are carried on the lake i.e., boat excursions, birdwatching, fishing trips optional swimming.
Jinja is a town located in the southeast of Uganda, on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the adventure capital of East Africa due to its various attractions such as, the world’s longest river, which offers activities as bungee jumping, jet boating, kayaking, beaches, islands, white water rafting and more. Due to its history of agriculture, industrialization, Jinja also has great accommodation facilitation both luxury, midrange and budget accommodation making it the second largest urban district after Uganda’s capital Kampala. Approximately located 54 Miles (87 kilometres from Kampala) was established in 1907, Jinja is Luganda word meaning stone.
Sipi falls is usually the starting point for many hikers looking to scale Mount Elgon. The falls are also popular for the cool weather, the ice-cold water which is some describes as healing when dove into and the unique variety of Arabic coffee plantations across, these falls are located on the edge of the Mountain Elgon National Park giving it spectacular views. Visitors can do the following activities
Abseiling is one of the most interesting activities in Sipi falls, hiking as you are provided with a walking stick taking 3hours to hike 3 falls, Agro tour, you get experience of life by visiting the common coffee grower region mostly Arabic coffee, Mountain biking, due to lots of trails mountain biking become one of the experimental activities to carry on your safari to sipi falls, visiting elgon national park, community vists and more
Kalangala island is known as Ssese a district in the central part of Uganda, the district is coterminous with the Ssese islands in the Lake Victoria and located in the northern shores Bugala island, comprised of 84 islands all around Lake Victoria, surrounded by Lake Victoria with area 9,066.8 kilometers only 432.1 kilometers (4.8%) is land and the rest is water, the island can be reached by a ferry that docks Nakiwogo in Entebbe approximately 3 hours and half.
Tourists can do many activities here likes of nature walks, beach games, canoeing, swimming, boat cruising, visit to Nanziri falls on Bukasa island, sports fishing, cultural experience and many more.
6. Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is a 1,442 square meter (557 sq mi) national park in the Karamoja region in the North East Uganda, Kidepo is rugged savannah, dominated by the 2,750 metres (9,020 ft), famous for its main attractions in the park harboring number of birds, great wild animals culture diversity by the Karimojong people and famous for the Kanangorok hot springs.
7.murchison falls nationl park
Murchison falls national park being the largest national park in Uganda it has great wildlife, falls and most birding area for the endangered shoebill stork, the National Park is developed with classy accommodation to make guests feel home away from home. Holding the strongest falls in the world mark the unique destination through adventure.
The park is located 305 kilometers North of Kampala taking 4-5 hours using safari van, the park is bisected Victoria falls plunging 45 meters over remnant valley wall, creating dramatic sound falls. Game drives and you can spot animals like giraffes, Bush backs, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs , bird watching, Boat cruise and activities are carried with in the park.
8.KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Kibale National Park is one of the very interesting tourist destinations in Uganda with adventurous and memorable activities with in the park starting with briefing at Kanyachu visitor center or Sebitoli, the most interesting tourist attraction in this park is Chimpanzee trekking involving deep walk in the thick forest to encounter the experience, visitors can take part in other activities with in the park like birding, fishing, canoeing, guided forest walks, village walks, culture experience, chimpanzee habituation as recommended as the best place to trek chimpanzee on earth . Kibale National Park is fully accommodated with enough luxurious facilities, budget accommodation and midrange facilities.
9. Bwindi impenetrable national park
The key attraction in this national park is the endangered mountain gorillas, making gorilla trekking the top main activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park followed by gorilla habituation, Batwa cultural experience, Buhoma community walks, Lake Mutanda visit.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a rain forest known as birders haven; its one of the places to visit bird lovers. Bwindi hiking is quite awesome experience that can be done in six different trails.
10.Queen elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth National Park covers an area about 1978 sq. km large This area is home to a unique selection of mammals, about 95 species and is known for its abundant wildlife, including African Elephants, African Buffaloes, Ugandan Kobs, Hippos, Water bucks, Giant Forest warthogs and rich with birding spots across the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest national park in Uganda after Murchison falls national park and holds a lot of activities like the Chimp trekking in the Kyambura Gorge, Game drive at the Mweya Penisula, Tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector, Boat cruising at Kazinga channel, crater lakes visit mostly popular salt mining lake Katwe and many more.
- Mout Rwenzori national park
Rwenzori national park is world heritage site in the Rwenzori Mountain almost 1000 km in size, the park has Africa’s third highest mountain peak and many water falls, lakes, rivers, glaciers, beautiful flora and fauna. T he unique landscape of the Rwenzori Mountain range is outstanding, with the far biggest glaciers in Africa. Activities to do in Rwenzori includes nature walks, cultural encounter, hiking, volcanic climbing, birding like spot of the Rwenzori turaco, white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and more.