TRAVELING UGANDA: EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY AND GLORY OF AFRICA’S FRIENDLIEST NATION

November 15th, 2014 | by Ashyln Molly

Uganda is an amazing location for an adventure. The lush vegetation, the incredible people and the glorious natural beauty of this nation combine to make it one of the prime destinations for travelers in Africa. You’ll find much to love about the country, including wildlife, urban centers, the source of the Nile River, Lake Victoria, world class golfing and much more.

Wildlife – Uganda is home to a rich diversity of wildlife. The endangered mountain gorillas are the most popular attraction, though there are many other primates in the region. The gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains and the Bwindi National Park; visitors can experience these amazing creatures firsthand. Chimpanzees are also found throughout the country. Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest and Kyambura Gorge are home to tourist friendly chimpanzee communities. Golden monkeys are another large draw in the area. Kibale Forest is home to a large number of golden monkeys and other primates, such as patas monkeys and other species.

Murchison Falls National Park – This stunning area boasts palm trees and grasslands, as well as thundering waterfalls. Lions, buffalos, elephants, kob, giraffes, hippos and a great diversity of bird species call the park home. You’ll enjoy a launch trip on the headwaters of the Nile River and some of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – This incredible savannah offers you sights of buffalo, elephants, antelopes, 600 bird species and much more. You will find forest hogs, lions and easy access to Lake Edward and Lake George for even more exploration and enjoyment.

Kampala – The capital city of Uganda, Kampala offers visitors a true urban environment, complete with shopping, dining, hotels, resorts and public transportation. While the urban oasis is stunning, it is also uniquely African, featuring lush tropical gardens throughout the city. This is a great place from which to explore the surrounding areas, including the national parks for which Uganda is renowned.

Entebbe – Entebbe is an incredible city, with one of the best golf courses in the world. The lush greenway leads down the shores of Lake Victoria and offers you challenging golfing and proximity to nature. In addition, Entebbe is the perfect place for travelers looking for urban accommodations without the hustle and bustle of big city life. A stay in the area will also yield easy access to all that Uganda has to offer.

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