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Top Destinations Uganda

Background Information

Uganda lies astride of the equator, surrounded by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and the DRC. It is known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ due to its snow-capped mountains and it hosts a part of the Nile River. Guests travelling to the country will be amazed by its bird species, hot springs, forests, national parks and, of course, the Mountain Gorillas.

Uganda offers natural beauty and is rich in tribal culture with over 30 indigenous languages and 5 linguistic groups. Locals in Uganda are of the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmy tribes, showcasing their unique music art and handcrafts for visitors. Popular sites within Uganda include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Nyero Rock Shelter, Kasubi tombs, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the newly discovered homes of early mankind in Karamoja. Uganda is home to the second largest lake in the world, Lake Victoria, which forms the source of the Nile.

Ten National Park’s can be found within Uganda, showcasing flora and fauna, including unique species of bird, wild animals, butterflies, aquatic life and vegetation. Most famously, Uganda is the home of rare Mountain gorillas. Enjoy horse riding along Kampala Gardens, Lubowa and Jinja or go rafting, canoeing, boat riding and bunjee jumping. Visit Lake Bunyonyi, known as “Place of many little birds”. The lake lies in south western Uganda and is safe for swimming and water sports.