Three must see places in Uganda

Did you know that Winston Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa?”

It is easy to see why; Uganda’s natural treasures include dense, magical rainforests, thundering waterfalls, huge mountains, and vast, glistening lakes. Uganda has so much to offer and this beautiful country eagerly awaits your arrival.

Wildlife enthusiasts and world travelers absolutely must visit Uganda! Spend your holiday relaxing in one of Uganda’s luxurious hotels. Fill your days with sightseeing accompanied by attentive guides. Uganda’s tourism professionals are eager and proud to share Uganda with you.

Uganda is home to many iconic animals, including several species of primate. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the premier destination for seeing majestic mountain gorillas. Half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas are located within Uganda and the country is dedicated to protecting this critically endangered species.

Uganda’s experienced trackers will help you make your trip easier, more enjoyable, and more successful on your quest to spot some of the ten gorilla families that live in this preserve. Chimpanzees and colobus monkeys also live in the park, offering plenty of opportunity to spot some native creatures.

The ancient Bwindi Forest is sometimes also called “the Place of Darkness” because the forest floor is densely covered and the tree canopy is thick. The forest’s riches include 163 species of trees, 104 species of ferns, 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, and 220 species of butterflies. Immerse yourself in southwest Uganda’s lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and you will feel like you are in a different world.

Spend at least part of your Uganda holidays at Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest national park. The Nile River is forced into a narrow 7 metre gorge before it pours down the 43 metre falls. The north-western Uganda park hosts a variety of animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards, lions, giraffes, crocodiles, and Ugandan kob.

Keep an eye out for the Shoe-billed stork. The distinctive bluish-grey Shoebill stands 110 to 150 cm high and has an unusual large bill which resembles a clog.

Both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are prime locations for Uganda bird-watching. Well over 1,000 bird species have been recorded in Uganda.

Round off your Uganda holidays with a journey to a solitary mountain some call the Mountain of Illusion. Mount Elgon, a massive extinct volcano, which towers above the eastern border. Mount Elgon contains the world’s largest mountain caldera.

Mount Elgon National Park (bordering Uganda and Kenya) hosts leopards, elephants, buffalo, and olive baboons. Wildlife viewing and vast caves are accessible by vehicle. Make sure you remember your camera, as a trip to Uganda is sure to offer some once in a lifetime experiences you will wish to remember forever.

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