Uganda The Pearl Of Africa
Uganda known as the pearl of Africa is located in East Africa with diversity in tourist attractions and activities to offer a traveler that seeks to explore the country. Uganda’s capital city is Kampala and it is located not far away from Entebbe International Airport which is about 45 minutes to an hour’s drive to the city. The people of Uganda are very hospitable to any tourist and they are commonly referred to as “muzungu” for a tourist and “bazungu” referring to many tourists.
For extreme adventure activities, Jinja is the best destination choice with activities such as rafting, zip-lining, bungee jumping, horse riding, and many other activities. Most of the wildlife experiences are upcountry where most of the national parks are located with the highest concentration of national parks located in the western region of Uganda. The rest of the national parks are located in the north and eastern parts of Uganda.
Different attractions are located along the routes connecting to these national parks such as Ziwa rhino sanctuary on the way to Murchison national park, Bigodi wetland sanctuary in Kibale national park and Lake Bunyonyi on the way to Bwindi national park or Mgahinga national park. The different national parks found within Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Kibale national park, Kidepo valley national park, Semliki national park, Mgahinga national park, Lake Mburo national park, Mt. Elgon national park, Rwenzori mountain national park. Uganda also has about 12 national reserves aimed at wildlife conservation. Wildlife species in these national parks and reserves include; the big five that is the lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, hippo as well as other wildlife species like giraffes, buffaloes, chimpanzees, gorillas, kobs, monkeys and baboons.
Other attractions in Uganda found within Kampala include; Bahai temple, Kabaka tombs and they can be seen during a city tour which is never complete without a trip to Ndere cultural center for a taste of Ugandan culture or alternatively to any of the night clubs for the vibrant nightlife experience that Kampala is known for. Get a taste of Uganda from any hotel, restaurant or hangout spot for a mouthwatering bite of organic food and fresh fruit prepared and served with love. Spoil yourself with the finer things in life by booking at any accommodation facility around Uganda providing luxury, budget and mid-range accommodation. Visit Uganda today and enjoy the hospitality, beauty and variety that the pearl of Africa has to offer.