Top tourist destinations in Uganda
Uganda is no doubt one of most beautiful countries in Africa with its amazing physical features such as game parks, snow-peaked mountains, lakes, forests and green grass.
These features are insanely eye catching and attractive which occasionally influenced the country to be called the ‘Pearl Of Africa’.
There’s alot of outstanding attractions for tourists and explorers and some of the best tourist destinations include;
Rwenzori Mountain National Park
The Rwenzori Mountain also known as “Mountains of the Moon” lies in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are covered in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest.
The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation. Rwenzoris is a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A few skilled climbers get to Margherita which is the highest peak.
The source of the Nile
There is something magical about River Nile, the longest river in the world and the source of life for many throughout the ages.
The water levels have increased up stream making it sometimes impossible to step on the signpost for photos. Tourists are however able to take them while in the boat with the sign in the back ground.
There is amazing scenery all along the Nile as it curves through Uganda with sections through communities. Other sections simply have hotels and factories that surround the source of the Nile.The source of the Nile Uganda, offers some great water rafting and game fishing.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are covered by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and contains about 400 species of plants.
Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas and it’s estimated to have over 300 mountain gorillas living here, 350 species of birds and 120 mammals.
Taking a hike in this forest will unveil to you the reason why the forest was named “Bwindi”.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda, and is Uganda’s most-visited National Park. Named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. Visitors enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park. It measures approximately 3,840 square kilometres (1,480 sq mi). The park is hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds and more
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift calley.
Some of the features include to the elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds.