gndaIn the Eastern part of Africa, there lies Uganda, my motherland. A country endowed with beauty and splendor. The attractions therein are exceptional.
We have the longest river in the world, River Nile. It stands as one of the greatest geographical mysteries of all time.
From Jinja, which is jist 82km from kampala, the capital city of Uganda, you will find the source of the nile which is World’s longest river and offers superb opportunities for white water rafting ,tubing, jet boating, kayaking and so much more .
Uganda has the second largest fresh water lake in whole world after Lake Superior of North America. Lake Victoria is a reservoir of R.Nile and it is regarded as Africa’s largest tropical lake. It’s a perfect place for those that delight in looking at the waters, enjoying boat cruises , fishing excursions and those that want to catch the sun drawn into the vast water body.
The third highest mountain in Africa is found in Uganda. The beautiful snow capped mountain Rwenzori has glaciers, snow fields and waterfalls that have made it to be portrayed as one of the main Alpine areas of the universe. Rwenzori’s highest peak is at an elevation of 5109 m above sea level. It’s unique flora gives hikers with a semblance of a fairly tale hiking scene.
The Rwenzoris – the fabled Mountains of the Moon – lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colorful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairytale scene.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park protects the highest parts of the 120km-long and 65km-wide Rwenzori mountain range. The national park hosts 70 mammals and 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics, as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation.
The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination. A nine- to twelve-day trek will get skilled climbers to the summit of Margherita – the highest peak – though shorter, non-technical treks are possible to scale the surrounding peaks.
For those who prefer something a little less strenuous, neighboring Bakonzo villages offer nature walks, homestead visits home cultural performances and accommodation, including home-cooked local cuisine.
You will also find the mount ELgon national park which is found in eastern part of uganda, and is a home for a number of wildlife, like birds, and plants. In this region you will also enjoy the great view of the amazing Sipi falls,
In the northern end of the Albertine rift valley , there lies the magnificent Murchison falls. One of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. The falls are characterized by the external war between rock and water. The waters violently compress through the narrow gorge spraying misty droplets, creating a permanent rainbow over a battle field which causes a continuous roar.
The presence of the equator seasons our weather. It can rain or shine any time of the day. This weather together with our fertile soils favor the growth of fresh fruits, vegetables and lots of organic food. This offers one a delicious cuisine and a variety to choose from.
Our plains are decorated with acacia tree species and thickets of grasslands. These are a home to a number of mammals, reptiles, butterflies, birds and ferns.
Uganda is one of the few countries with all the big five present. What a blessing this is because some countries don’t even have three of them. That’s lions(tree climbing lions ), leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants.
Habitats ranging from dense lowland forests and rare Afro montane vegetation support a tremendous biodiversity. Tangles of dense jungles plus forests are a home of the world’s favorite primates such as chimpanzees , golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others.
The Pearl of Africa is a home to the largest population of mountain gorillas
on Earth. As of December 2018, Uganda has 459 gorillas in fifty groups and thirteen solitary individuals. These groups are habituated and they are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the districts of Kanungu, Kisoro and Kabale. Gorillas are the rock stars of Uganda .
As you are on your gorilla safari in uganda, you will realize that you are already at a place to be, and to visit, the safari will engage all your senses as combined with the ultimate gorilla tracking experience. You will be engaged in the the amazing and stunning balcony view of the forests in the beautiful hills of Uganda especially in Kigezi region.
Remember Uganda has over 51% of the globe gorilla population, and this truly makes Uganda the place to visit and put on your bucket list.
All you need is a professional and knowledgeable safari guide with all the information that you will need to make your Gorilla Tracking Safari
When it comes to bird watching, Uganda has about 51% of the world’s bird species which makes it a true birder’s haven. A number of first time visitors and seasonal birders are often overwhelmed by the avian wealth of our country. Some of the bird species we have are endemic and rare for example , the shinning Blue kingfisher, the rare shoe bill stork, Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori turacco, ostriches to mention but a few. Am not forgetting the Grey crowned crane that holds a prime position on our national flag. It’s our national bird with unique character, features and colors.
Uganda has ten national parks, a number of ramsar sites and wildlife reserves. All these host large numbers of both flora and fauna.Each of them has magnificent landscapes that offer one with breath taking views.
Arts and crafts in the different souvenir shops are the mainstay of the Ugandan culture. Buying them is a sign of appreciation for the experiences, skills and creativity of our people. They include woven baskets and mats,wood curvings, pottery, board and wood paintings, paper and beaded jewelry among others.
Culturally , Uganda has many tribal groups .These groups are organized under monarchical style of leadership. Each with a unique language, way of dressing, traditional dances, norms and traditions. The most famous are the Baganda ,Basoga, Bakiga, Batoro, Banyoro, Bagwere,Bagishu, Banyankole, Bakonjo and the Batwa community.
Why you have to choose Uganda for your safari.
We have always been talking with different travelers and they take uganda as one stop point for the most remarkable tours and safaris. Ranging from the wildlife including the Big five safaris, birding safaris, Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking safaris, Cultural safaris, and many others.
Visitors who have traveled the world and over tell us that Uganda has the most friendly people in the universe. We are indeed very friendly and hospitable. We always welcome everyone with smiles that are so bright and captivating.
Do not worry about where you will stay during your visit. We have a list of accommodation places ranging from luxurious hotels, motels , inns, guesthouses and lodges to mid-range and budget hostels as well as tented campsites. Each with a state of art to add good memories to your safari experience.
Here you will well notice that the nature of any safari will be determined by the type of the accommodation you will use, s feel free about the accommodation, it has been well made for your memorable safari in the pearl of Africa.
Getting to these touristic activities and destinations.
You know well that on every safari you need safari guide
. Here we have all the professional guides who are knowledgeable and ready to take you through the most memorable safari in Uganda. You will only need a most caring, responsible and professional tour guide, and in Uganda, there are a number of safari guides who speak different languages.
Feel covered for any case of tour guiding.
The Pearl of Africa has a lot in store for you to explore. Garden of Africa is the new name that was given to it because it has the kind of beauty that will leave you astounded. No wonder it is among the top 52 must visit places in the entire world. So make a plan to visit Uganda because we really have it all.
Did you know that Uganda has over 1078 bird species? here you will have your birding safari amazing and rewarding with the great moments with the birds. Ranging from forest birds, water birds, savanna birds and mountain birds, you will only need to hire a birding safari guide, and Uganda has a number of birding guides.
You can on this, combine wildlife, ultimate primate tracking and others with birding safari, as most of these birds are found in all national parks and many other places across the country.
A tour guide at Kenlink Tours & Travel
Are you planning for your ultimate and remarkable safari in Africa,? Plan your visit to uganda, with the most engaging, professional and knowledgeable safari guides, you will be engaged with all the rewarding safaris and you will have a chance to see a number of wildlife, cultural heritage, among others.
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