Uganda’s tourism sector is currently at a boom since it recovered from its devastating history of 1970’s and 1980’s. Today, this magical country features as one of the leading safari destinations in East Africa. A lot of positive changes have happened in the country with animals increasing in protected areas where a variety of wildlife species and other species are inhabited. There are millions of reasons why you need to explore Uganda, the pearl of Africa now and here are the reasons;
Safety is usually one of the key factors one needs to consider before embarking on actual trip to any destination. For decades, peace has prevailed in Uganda making it one of the safest and secure travel destinations in East and Central Africa. With this, many tourists flock into this country for various reasons including business travelers, safari goers a mention but a few. Due to the prevailing peace and stability in this country, most tourists’ today flock into this country to enjoy its diverse attractions and other purposes.
Safari prime time
With re-introduction of the endangered rhinos in the wilderness of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda has become a big five travel destination. It boasts of African elephants, Lions plus the rare tree climbing lions, leopards, Cape buffaloes as well as several savanna grassland dwellers and aquatic life that can easily be spotted in most of its protected area such as Murchison Falls National Park-the largest national park in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park the second expansive park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. There are also many forested protected areas with diverse attractions and they include Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park and others.
Mountain gorilla trekking
With not more than 1004 mountain gorillas that are left on earth today, Uganda is one of the only 3 countries in the entire world where these fascinating creatures thrive from. These amazing primate species share about 98% of their DNA with humans making them our close relative and also among a few most susceptible creatures to human infectious diseases. A trek to see these rare creatures is remarkably the most captivation and emotional travel experience that comes once in a lifetime. Unlike Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda has all the two destinations where you can strike your imaginations with amazing apes while in their natural habitat. They include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which all straddle in the southwestern side of Uganda just at along the Albertine Rift Valley. To be part of this thrilling experience, you need about $600 for you to secure your permit.
The food scene
With diverse cultures and varied cuisines, Uganda is undoubtedly a melting pot of cultures. While on safari in this remarkable country, don’t miss to have a taste of its delicious dishes in any of the restaurants and luxury hotel facilities such as Serena Hotel Kampala, Sheraton Hotel, the Pearl of Africa hotel and many lodges and hotel facilities. On your safari, don’t return without having a taste of luwombo and many traditional foodstuffs that will leave a lasting memory in you.
Growth in Kampala
Kampala is one of East Africa’s most vibrant and sound capital cities with variety of historical and cultural sites besides its being the busiest commercial center. A visit to this city takes you through different sites and more luxurious hotel facilities have been developed with the current opening of the pearl of Africa hotels and many others within the city center.
Conclusively, Uganda is worth exploring at any time of the year. Due to its strategic location a stride equator, this country enjoys incredible tropical kind of climate.