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Uganda | Top Recommendations

Uganda is definitely one of my favorite countries. The country has a beautiful landscape with lush greenery, friendly people, incredible national parks with an abudance of wildlife and is home to mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Winston Churchill described Uganda as “the Pearl of Africa”, a name that perfectly sums up all the good things about Uganda in three simple words.

Uganda is also home to Uganda’s longest river - the Nile River, the continent’s largest freshwater lake - Lake Victoria, the world’s most powerful waterfall - Murchison Falls, the second highest volcanic mountain in Uganda - Mount Elgon and six of the highest mountain ranges - the Rwenzori Mountains.

My Top 19 Uganda Highlights:

1. Exploring Entebbe.

2. Taking a boat trip to the Ssese Islands.

3. Taking a boat trip to Chimpanzee orphanage at Ngamba Island.

4. Spotting shoebills at Mabamba Swamp wetland.

5. Exploring busy Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

6. Exploring Jinja (Cycle Tour, Horse Riding, Craft Market, Coffee Brewing, Community Walk).

7. Getting adventurous on the Nile River in Jinja (Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking).

8. Relaxing on a sunset cruise on Lake Bujagali.

9. Trekking white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

10. Trekking chimpanzees in Budongo Central Forest Reserve.

11. Visiting Murchison Falls.

12. Going on safari in Murchison Falls National Park.

13. Taking a boat trip on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls.

14. Hiking at the Crater Lakes region.

15. Going on safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

16. Taking a safari boat trip along the Kazinga Channel.

17. Trekking Gorillas in Bwindi National Park or in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

18. Taking a boat on the Lake Bonyonyi - named as "one of the safest lakes" in Africa. There are no crocs, hippos, or risk of bilharzia. Instead, the island is home to over 200 species of birds.

19. Hiking to the top of Mount Elgon.

Rafting on Nile River, Jinja

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Lake Bonyonyi

Bicycle of bananas in Uganda

Murchison Falls Uganda

Somewhere in Uganda - while we were driving to reach our next destination we saw lots of wild animals walking along the main road.

Lake Bujagali

Lake Bujagali

Lake Bujagali

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, Uganda

A sleeping leopard in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Namirembe Church in Kampala city, Uganda

In both rural and urban areas of the country, mobility is constrained by poor road infrastructure and lack of affordable, safe, and reliable transportation. Walking and cycling are the most common modes of transport in Uganda.

Somewhere in the road in Uganda

Somewhere on the road in Uganda


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