Top Destinations Uganda
Uganda, known as 'The Pearl of Africa', is a country filled with rolling hills, adventurous activities, beautiful scenery, and most famously, 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. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park is a once in a lifetime experience, walking through dense rain forests in search of the gorilla families. Other primate species and many birds are also spotted on a gorilla trek.Uganda has ten national parks, ten wildlife reserves and seven wildlife sanctuaries.Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park are top reasons to visit Uganda.
Top Destinations Uganda
Bwindi is home to half the world’s remaining population of critically endangered mountain gorilla. Out of these, several families have become habituated to humans.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus.
Kibale Forest National Park
It's the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and lies on ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks that date back more than 500 million years.
Lake Mburo National Park
As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Its dramatic centrepiece is the eponymous waterfall, created where the River Nile crashes through an 8m-wide gap in the rock in a sensation of spray and roaring rapids.
Murchison Falls National Park
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.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
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