According to Winston Churchill in his book, “My Journey to Africa”, Uganda is truly the “Pearl of Africa “ this is due to the presence of many unique impressive natural wonders scattered in the different parts of the country. Uganda is a biodiverse nation hosting extremely loving and hospitable people, stunning wildlife species, beautified by the eye-catching landscape sceneries, 10 intriguing safari parks, featuring the snow-capped mountains of the moon, misty tropical forests like Bwindi forest- a great home to the endangered Mountain gorilla species, massive water bodies among other natural wonders.
Just like its name- the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda hosts enormous breathtaking attractions worthy to explore when you take a road trip adventure in her motherland. Below in this article, we are very grateful of providing you 7 reasons to fall in love with Uganda;
Freedom and enormous authentic cultures
Uganda is one of the safe and peaceful safari destinations that offers travelers an opportunity to experience its fascinating cultures. She has recovered from its past years of dictatorship and strict leadership government thus apparently, she has been initiated into an amazing country characterized with a lot of freedom. On addition to this, the people of Uganda are so loving and welcoming, from the time of arrival at Entebbe international airport, you get impressed by the gorgeous smiles communicating a warm welcome to the Pearl of Africa, due to the fact a big percentage of Ugandans love interacting with international visitors locally termed as Muzungu- meaning a white person, they are highly respected and always willing to render them free service or help if there is need. There are over 56 tribes in Uganda featuring authentic fascinating cultures that is exhibited through their traditional dance and music performances, ceremonies with different wears for both men and women, hand crafted items as well as their lifestyle.
Besides Rwanda and Congo, uganda is a great primate safari destination where get chance to see the endangered mountain gorilla species due the fact that the country hosts almost half of remaining mountain gorilla species surviving in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, there are about 500 individuals recorded here thus making it the top leading gorilla trekking destination with about 19 habituated gorilla families found in the different sectors of the park. A primate tour in Uganda also offers you chance to delight in a chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale forest national park – famously known as the “Primate Capital of East Africa”, Uganda is home to about 5000 chimpanzees and about 1500 individuals survive in kibale forest.
Amazing Ugandan Cuisines
Food across the world is part of the travel experience, the Pearl of Africa prepares a variety of delicious Cuisines including amazing street foods like Ugandan Rolex, Nsenene- Grasshopper snack, muchomo- roasted meat, french fries- chips that you can try out on your road trip, other local foods include; Luwombo, Matooke, chicken, goats stew, beans stews, Eshabwe and many others. You can find all these cuisines almost all the safari lodges, hotels and camps in the parks.
The Nightlife experience in the city
In East Africa, Kampala is known for offering a fabulous nightlife experience from dusk till Dawn, while in the city grab a chance to party with the local people and behave like the locals. Some of the key highlights of the nightlife include; experience the ambiance of the serene atmosphere, taste the traditional local herb cocktail punches, try out the Nyama Choma( Ugandan Style grilled/ roasted meat), enjoy parting with the local dance spots. Enjoy visiting bars and clubs, every bar features its unique history and offers a wonderful atmosphere.
It is easy to book Safari with a travel agent online
There are many tour operators in Uganda that offer budget and luxury Uganda safari packages, airport transfers, hotel bookings, flight arrangements among other travel services. Interestingly, it is very easy to book your trip with any of them online using either Pesapal, Paypal or wiring money directly from your account once you find one genuine travel agency and choose to book with you them. You can use google search engines when looking for Uganda safaris, a lot of information that you need to know about the country is displayed. Apparently, a Ugandan Visa can as well be accessed online since the department of immigration has upgraded its technology.
A wide range of adventure sports activity
The Pearl of Africa is a perfect safari destination to all nature lovers and travelers with an enthusiasm to groove on amazing adventures, some of the adventure activities that will cause you to fall in love with Uganda include; white water rafting on the Sources of River Nile in Jinja, bungee jumping, tubing the Nile, quad biking, mountaineering to experience the snow capped mountains of the moon- mountain Rwenzori, gorilla trekking in the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, trekking Mt Elgon where you grab chance to view the charming beauty of Sipi Falls and many other attractions.
Unique stunning wildlife species
The country hosts about 10 safari parks where each features unique charming wildlife thus offering travelers long lasting memories, they include; Queen Elizabeth national park hosting over 95 mammals including the tree climbing lions plus huge number of wildlife diversities and over 600 bird species, Murchison falls national park home to about 76 mammals and over 300 colorful bird species, the park is a great place to encounter the big African fives like lions, African capped buffaloes, elephants, leopards and rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctaury, kidepo valley national park with about 77 mammals and over 450 beautiful bird species, Bwindi impenetrable forest national harboring almost half of the remaining mountain gorilla species in the world about 500 individuals and about 19 habituated gorilla families ready for gorilla tourism, Kibale forest national park – famous known as the primate capital of East Africa with over 1450 chimpanzees, 13 primates, 70 mammals and over 323 bird species among other fascinating national parks.
Are you planning a holiday vacation in Uganda this season and you would love to delight in a rewarding road trip adventure, with the above information, feel free to plan an outstanding tour that gives you chance to enjoy long lasting memories. To book a Uganda safari with us, don’t hesitate to contact our travel experts for a discounted package, simply send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +256-700135510 / +256 414-699459