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Uganda

Uganda is better known as the Pearl of Africa home of the rolling hills. attractions in this country include:-

Kampala CityKampala City

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda, with over 1.2 milion inhabitants . Kampala is a modern and safe town, and it offers her visitors a number of cultural and artistic sites, apart from the entertainment and the possibility of walking through the shops, craft centres and markets of the centre.

Kampala was founded on seven hills.It is named after "impala", which is an antelope specie common in the region. Kampala is also the political capital of Buganda Kingdom, and hosts the Parliament (Bulange), the Royal Palace and the tombs of the kings (Kasubi tombs). The Buganda tribe represents over 20% of the whole population in Uganda and they speak Luganda, which is the spoken language in Kampala and most of Southern Uganda.

Gorilla SafarisMountain Gorilla Safaris

Uganda is well known worldwide as home to over half of the worlds population of mountain gorillas. These primates have their natural habitat in the tropical rain forests located in the South West of the country. Gorillas are the main attraction in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where ten gorilla families are habituated for the tourist visits.

 

 

 

ChimpanzeesChimpanzee Trekking

Uganda is the home of different species of primates, like chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, blue monkeys, golden monkeys, bush babies. The Chimpanzee trekking is an enriching experience that Uganda offers to its visitors and this activity is possible in Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest and Kyambura Gorge (in Queen Elizabeth National Park). Uganda counts an estimated number of 5.000 chimpanzees and there are many habituated families.

 

 

Wildlife SafarisWildlife Safaris

Enjoy a wildlife safaris is the numerous Natural Forests and Natural Reserve areas, with a broad range of safaris and wildlife experiences. Among the significant attractions are: the boat - launch trips (in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo), naturae walks and game drives in any park with private vehicles.

 

 

 

Bird Safaris Bird Watching

Uganda has over 1000 species of birds because of its diversity of its territory (from the Lake Victoria, to Rwenzori mountains, to the desert land of Karamoja). Bird watching activities are available basically everywhere: from the Ssese islands of Lake Victoria, to the National Parks and game Reserves. Amongst the birds are the special Shoebill stork, Papyrus gonolek, African fish eagle, horn bills and lyre tailed honey guides.

The best sites for bird watching are: Semliki National Park and Wildlife Reserve, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Mabira Forest and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

White Water Rafting in UgandaWater Rafting

Water Rafting starts at Lake Victoria  with a  series of impressive rapids, fantastic scenery even for spending a relaxing day. The whitewater rafting activities have three options: half day, full day and two days activity, from a minimum of 5 kilometers to 30 kilometers. All levels and ages are considered; safety is guaranteed by highly professional staff and equipments.

 

 

River NileThe Source of The Nile

The legendary Source of the river Nile is Lake Victoria located in Uganda.And is a quite an interesting thing to see, while taking a boat ride along the Nile.

 

 

 

 

 

Mt KilimanjaroMt Rwenzori "Mountains of the Moon"

Rwenzori is the biggest mountain range in Africa, running for over 120 kms along the border of Uganda with Congoand  is enclosed within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. In the center  are six main mountains. The highest is Mount Stanley, whose main snow covered peak, Margherita, 5.109m, is the third highest in Africa, only after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Rwenzori Mountains are also known as the "Mountains of the Moon". The first climber to ascend the highest peaks of Rwenzori was the Italian Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. Visits to Rwenzori are advisable during the dry season from December to February and from June to September.

 

Cultural ToursEcotourism and Cultural Tours

Uganda is a multicultural and multi tribal society, with at least 33 tribes and languages. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including the Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Kingdoms and tribes are still very meaningful for people's life and beliefs. The main Ugandan tribe is the Baganda today represented by the Buganda king and Buganda Parliament in Kampala (Bulange), where the chiefs (head of tribes)  sit to discuss the problems and life of their people.

Uganda's cultural safaris include shopping for handicrafts, and watching dances and music performances, local medicine demonstration, local brewery production (banana beer, sorghum beer), local beliefs and their traditional sites.

Ssese Island

Ssese Islands and Bukasa Island

Ssese Islands  hosts a variety of accommodation, beach and activities, such as fishing, bird watching excursions, and boat riding. The second and spectacular island is Bukasa, where you can experience real fishermen village life, natural walks in an uncontaminated forest, experiencing African crops and fruits.

 

 

 

Fishing in Lake VictoriaSport Fishing

Sport fishing is done on Lake Victoria and Murchison Falls National Park. The main catch of the Lake is the Nile Perch, which is the largest fresh water game fish in the whole world; the method of fishing is by use of trolling lures. The most common fish of the lake is tilapia. At Murchison Falls, fish are often caught using  live bait. Fishing is generally done over a few days, requiring some level of fitness and experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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