Uganda Destinations are the tourist sites that attract travelers to engage in Uganda Safaris and explore the vastness of the country and its attractions by engaging in tour activities.
Uganda as a tourist destination is located in East Africa and is also known as the pearl of Africa. Uganda came to be known as the pearl of Africa after Winston Churchill described it as “magnificence and variety in form and color and for the profusion of brilliant life bird, insect, reptile, beast for vast scale”. There is no better way to describe Uganda than the way Winston Churchill did.
Uganda prides itself as a tourist destination with so much to offer. Attractions in Uganda include; wildlife, birds, lakes and rivers, waterfalls, national parks, cultural attractions, forests, religious sites, festivals, and tropical climate. Uganda Destinations in terms of National parks in Uganda includes Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Kidepo valley national park, Kibale national park, semliki national park, Mt.elgon national park, Rwenzori mountains national park, Mgahinga national park, Lake Mburo national park.
Activities which can be done in Uganda include gorilla trekking, hiking, city tours, bungee jumping, rafting, game drives, sport fishing, launch cruises, chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, birding, zip-lining, visits to religious sites, horseback riding, cultural encounters, mountain climbing, gorilla habituation and many other activities.
Uganda is home to the source of River Nile called Lake Victoria. Other lakes in Uganda include Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert, Lake George, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Lake Nabugabo, Lake Wamala, Lake Bisina, Lake Opeta among others. Rivers in Uganda include; River Nile, River Kagera, River Semliki, River Kafu, River Sezibwa, White Nile. These lakes and rivers are of great importance to people in Uganda in ways such as water for irrigation and domestic purposes.
From a political point of view, Uganda is under the leadership of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in the central government. However, Uganda also has different traditional leaders such as kings and chiefs. The biggest kingdom in Uganda is the Buganda kingdom which continues to practice its cultures and norms as seen in the recent celebration of the Kabaka’s 26th coronation celebrations. Religious tourism sites in Uganda include the Namugongo martyr’s shrine, Bahai temple, Rubaga Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, Old Kampala National Mosque, Munyonyo martyr’s shrine and the Abayudaya (Jews).
Uganda is crossed by the equator and experiences a tropical climate. Forms of transport include air, road, and water transport. Uganda’s currency is Uganda shillings. Uganda is in time zone GMT +3.
Uganda also provides a variety of local cuisines from different cultures as well as an assortment of organic tropical fruits available in restaurants and hotels around Uganda. Tourist accommodation is available in Uganda ranging from luxury, mid-range and budget accommodation and camping spots are also available. Ugandans are hospitable and friendly which is a bonus for a true Ugandan experience right from the airport to the tourists’ destination. Journey to Uganda today and marvel in the beauty that the pearl of Africa has in stock for an unforgettable and relaxing experience.