When tourists look for a country to visit, one of the most important factors is the safety. And when it comes not only being safe but welcoming and accommodating people, Uganda is the place to visit in the African Continent. Uganda is one of the countries in East Arica which offers well-developed infrastructures for tourists with exceptional national parks. These parks are proud to showcase the country’s wildlife in wide variety which includes chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, and birds exceeding 600 species. Tourists are going into the country to experience Safaris and birding opportunities the country is known for.
Uganda is slightly smaller in size next to the Oregon State and just about similar in size to UK. The country is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its west, Sudan on its north, on its south are Rwanda and Tanzania, and on its east is Kenya. The southern border is partly formed by the Lake Victoria. It lies in the equator and is divided to 3 main areas- desert regions, swampy lowlands, and wooded hills in fertile plateaus. More than 30 Million are populated in the country and speaks mainly of English and other languages such as Swahili, Ganda, Arabic, and Nilo-Saharan languages. Roman Catholics and Protestants in Uganda share the same percentage of 33% when it comes to religion, while 16% of the people are Muslim and 18 % on indigenous beliefs.
Main attractions in Uganda mainly showcase the beauty and richness of the wildlife. It was once referred to as “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill for its “magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life”. While its political turmoil in the 70’s and 80’s resulted to a lag in the tourism industry, it is making a comeback supplied with its magnificent attractions. One of which is Gorilla safari in 2 of Uganda’s National parks-Mgahinga and Bwindi. The endangered mountain gorillas are drawing tourists trying to get a glimpse of the rare gorilla. Other national parks that are also attracting tourists for its fantastic trails and snow-capped mountain peaks are Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. You must forget to visit the city capital Kampala for a taste of restaurants, bars, and Uganda’s nightlife.
Another tropical country in Africa, it is rainy generally and has 2 dry seasons- December through February and June through August, and each day has an average temperature that rarely exceeds 84 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 degrees Celsius . The best season to take a vacation and see this beautiful country is during the months of June through August and December through February. Getting to Uganda is easy. Direct flights are available from Europe as well as regional flights coming from Tanzania and Kenya. But if you prefer to experience land travels, be ready for one long-distance bus travel which you may take from Rwanda and Kenya. You must not forget that to be able to visit the country, most nationalities are required to secure a visa but most nationalities may obtain visas upon arrival in the international airport.