Being voted as the top country to visit in 2012, Uganda promises an African experience that almost any traveler can dream of. With its white water rafting, friendly people, bustling cities, dense misty forests, lakes, high concentration of primates, and snow-capped mountains, safaris in Uganda is truly a traveling paradise.
1. Weather and Climate
The location and elevation of Uganda on the equator give it near perfect weather every time of the year. Mainly, Uganda has two seasons, the wet season and the dry season. The dry season receives less rain while the wet season has less sun with moderate temperatures across every season.
2. Beautiful Scenery
With a plethora of beautiful spots for travellers, Uganda tours have plenty to offer. Feast your eyes with some of the most spectacular burning sunsets and white sand beaches in Lake Victoria. In eastern Uganda, Sipi Falls offer unmatched photo opportunities for the crashing waterfalls.
3. Dense Forests
Uganda safaris are blessed with some of the best areas of lush jungles and forests in Africa. These tropical rain forests like Kalinzu Forest, Semuliki Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable, Mabira Forest, Budongo Forest, and Imaramagambo Forest are rich in biodiversity, having more than 1,000 flowering plant species and over 200 different types of trees, the majority of which are endemic.
If you love trekking and hiking, test your endurance by tacking the World listed the Rwenzori Mountains. It has stunning views, with National Geographic selecting is as the best place to hike. If you fancy a hike on a volcanic mountain, try Mount Elgon. Its cascading waterfalls, hot springs, numerous caves, and beautiful views will bolster your hiking experience to unimaginable heights.
5. Endangered Mountain Gorillas
Covering an area of 321 km2, Bwindi Impenetrable Park is regarded as a formidable UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can trek to witness gorillas in all their glory as they move within their natural habitat.
6. Game Viewing
The ten national parks and various game reserves of Uganda boast a variety of bird and animal species. The largest park in Uganda, the Murchison Falls National Park, has an amazing boat cruise on the Nile, offering great buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and birdlife as they come to drink water.
7. Source of Nile
Providing arguably the best white water rafting experience in the World, Jinja, the source of the Nile, is famous for giving a fair bit of adrenaline highs to adventurous junkies.
8. Friendly and Warm People
There is little doubt over the fact that Ugandans are some of the most welcoming and friendliest people you could ever witness on this planet. This beautiful country is full of locals that give a gigantic smile upon greeting.