UGANDA

About Uganda's destinations

UGANDA'S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Adventurous travelers ought to visit Uganda because not only does the country have plenty of attractions but it also gives room to a variety of activities that can be done during your vacation to this mother land.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, located in South-Western Uganda, occupies an area of 321 square kilometers. This ancient Rain-forest is the home to half of the world's Mountain Gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is considered to be the most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa, and possibly, the world; humans and Gorillas share 94.8% of the same...
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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, located in south-western Uganda, occupies an area of 1,978 square kilometers and it offers a variety of wildlife. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular tourist destination in Uganda. The diverse ecosystems within the park include savanna, humid forests, lakes and fertile wetlands; it is a perfect habitat for the big game (100 mammals), 10 primate species,...
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Rwenzori Mountain

The 120 km Rwenzori Mountain chain has also been referred to as the "Mountains of the Moon", originally labelled such by Ptolemy in A.D.150. Reaching an elevation of 5,109 meters, it is Africa's 3rd tallest mountain range, exceeded in altitude only by the free standing Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The distinctive glacial peaks are visible for miles around, but the slopes above 1,600 meters are ...
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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from the focal point, the great Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are lined with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, river-line forest as well as vast woodlands. Wildlife in the Murchison Falls National P...
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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is a vast wilderness park in the North East of Uganda. The park is a huge tract of rugged savanna with adversity of wildlife, dominated by the 2.750 meter high Mount Morungole, and transected by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers.Of the 77 mammal species in the park, 28 cannot be found elsewhere in Uganda. Lions, Cheetahs, leopards, greater kudu, beisa oryx,can all be found am...
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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale National Park, located in western Uganda, an area of 795 sq km. Its major attraction is the opportunity to track habituated Chimpanzees. These delightful apes, more closely related to human beings, than any other creature on earth, are simply amazing to watch as they squabble and play in the fruit trees. This park is also home to another 13 primate species, including the localized red colob...
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Semuliki National Park

Situated in a remote corner of southwestern Uganda, Semliki National Park protects an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms part of a forest continuum that stretches across the Democratic Republic Of Congo to the Zaire River. Being a relatively stable forest “refugium” during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene, this is one of the richest areas for forest birds in Africa....
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Jinja Source of the Nile

Flanked today by the city of Jinja, the waterfall described by Speke now lies submerged beneath the Owen Falls Dam, Uganda's main source of hydro-electric power. Still, a visit to the source of the Nile remains a moving and wondrous experience, no less so to those who have seen the same river as it flows past the ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor some 6,000 km downstream. The source of the Nile, ...
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Lake Victoria Islands

The most famous and recommended tours and historical places of interest in Ssese include; Nsirwe Island, famous for both bird and spider breeding. Bugaba Island, the birth and home place of the African Grey parrots.It also hosts a living sample of a true African virgin Equatorial forest. Bubembe and Funve Islands, and Serinya, Banda, Kitobo Islands and Bulago Island. Other islands on Lake Victoria...
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