As the world fights hard to contain the spread of Covid-19, there are other activities that this pandemic has greatly affected. One of them is tourism and we’re pretty sure you know how. Anyway, just because the world is on fire doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be places where you can go and relax while reconnecting with nature. Tourist destinations in Uganda are quite many if you ask me but there are some that just don’t cut the deal for me.
Now, when you ask a traveller what his or her best tourist destinations in Uganda are, there are a few places that never miss the mention.
Below are top 5 destinations you should never miss this festive season;
- Sipi Falls;
Uganda has many hiking destinations; the unpopular hiking destinations are often hindered by lack of diversity, therefore their break through lies on only one activity. Hiking as an activity is not so much popular to Ugandan but the activity seems to be growing and picking up real quick.
As of today; Sipi falls is the most popular hiking destination partly because of it’s scenery. The majestic scenery of these falls invites you into an adventure that gets you hiking.
However; besides hiking, Sipi falls has a lot more to offer in terms of culture, and local community experiences. It is for this reason we recommend it for your yearlong itinerary that can be experienced in beats and pieces.
- Kidepo Valley National Park;
This game park has been rated among Africa’s top five destinations for 3 years in a row by CNN travel. Kidepo valley national park remains a unique destination in Uganda. It cannot be compared to any game drive centered park in Uganda.
There is a variety of wildlife like Lions, cheetahs, leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, giraffes and almost all the antelopes found in other national parks in Uganda. Its unique savannah vegetation makes it stand out thus an ideal destination for your ultimate wild safari.
- Murchison Falls National Park;
For the last 50 years, this park has been known for its stunning falls. This only got changed in the late 2019 when Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced white water rafting at these magnificent falls.
While at this park, you won’t miss is a game drive to spot elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes; boat cruise and now white water rafting. There are other multiple activities that you’ll find quite enticing at this place. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed.
- Semuliki National Park;
Known for its combination of swamps, hills and valleys as its total sum. Semuliki national park is one of Uganda’s leading birding heavens though mostly known for the hotsprings.
Hot springs are an adventure in themselves. Don’t miss to try out a bit of cooking, more so of eggs and bananas in the hot springs. Several myths and stories rotate around these hot springs. To the adventurous, it is a special place to try out weird things and perhaps discoveries.
- Rwenzori National Park;
Rwenzori Mountains offers some of the best hiking destinations in Uganda. Its unique vegetation offers some of the best sceneries in the country.
Rwenzori mountains are a canopy of falls, rivers, glaciers, forests blended together to form some of the best sceneries you will ever find in Uganda.
It might take you about 15 days to get to the highest peak however there are also short hikes that can be carried out on a one day or two days trip.
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park;
Gorilla tracking happens to be the main tourism activity in Uganda. Any package lacking gorilla tracking is a polite way of saying “see you soon”. Mountain gorillas are some of the world’s most endangered primates, having hit the 1000 population mark just of recent.
They can only be found in Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. However Bwindi impenetrable forest national park seems to have an edge over Mgahinga gorilla national park because of a higher gorilla population and families.
Therefore, don’t miss the sight of these clever primates as you enjoy your tour across the country.
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