Uganda

Step into the world of misty forests, glossy blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, mysterious crater lakes, bubbling hot springs, splendid game reserves, and sprawling savannas at the Uganda Tour. Nicknamed by Winston Churchill as the "Pearl Of Africa," Uganda is home to wild mountain gorillas, who dwell in the impenetrable Bwindi Forest, the home of thousand shades of green. What’s even more surprising is at least twenty-seven percent of the country is protected as a national park, wildlife refuge, or reserve. The Costa Rican government indeed protects, as well as cares for its wards without sacrifices, but instead live in harmony with nature.
  • Plunge into a world of adventure at the picturesque Ssese Islands at Kalangala in Uganda. Relax at the paradisiacal beaches, and get a gorgeous tan with a luxurious sunbathing session. Go on idyllic boat trips on the turquoise waters and participate in long and exciting forest walks too. Board the ferry from Victoria Lake to reach the Islands.

    Visit Ssese Islands
  • Uganda is ripe with safari tours and adventures, and a trip to Uganda will never be complete without embarking on an exciting safari. Go on safaris, gorilla trekking, and game viewing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Watch out for golden monkeys on the safari at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park too.

    Go on a safari
  • Cross the equatorial line on the Uganda Tour. The equator is in Kayabwe, Mpigi, which is almost 72km from Kampala. Stand in the middle of the world at the Masaka-Mbarara Highway to witness the famous Equator Experiment. You will feel warmer, and your body weight will decrease by 3% due to the gravitational pull. Do some shopping too at the handicraft and curio shops.

    Cross the equator

Bucket List Experience

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Gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park plays a habitat to more than 400 mountain gorillas. The region is the home to one of the richest ecosystems of the world, with over 160 species of trees, 200 species of butterflies, 346 species of birds, and hundreds of primates. Go hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, gorilla trekking, cultural encounters, and exploring in the lush green and almost impregnable National Park. You can take part in exciting gorilla trekking tours in southern areas of Bwindi in the Rushaga and Nkuringo regions.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Marvel at the 95 species of mammals and 612 species of birds at the lush green and beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park. Embark on a safari to check out the exotic wildlife of the Park, which includes Cape buffalo, warthog, Uganda kob, and more. Visit the Ishasha Forest to check out the topis and take a tour of the Maramagambo Forest to look at the forest primates near the Kyambura gorge. Enjoy bird watching too and look out for African skimmer, Pink-backed pelicans, Chapin’s flycatcher, and more.

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The capital-Kampala

Explore the charms within the seven rolling hills at Kampala, the city of beautiful chaos, and rich history. Visit Uganda National Cultural Center to witness live music, dance, film, and drama. Visit the Parliament Of Uganda and take a tour of the Kasubi Tombs. Shop till you drop at the vibrant Craft Markets and check out the exciting artifacts at Uganda Museum. Sample the authentic Ugandan cuisine at 2K Restaurant and marvel at the art collection of the Asante Art Gallery.

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Explore the river Nile

The famous river Nile rises in Lake Victoria of Uganda and is the longest river in Africa. The best way to experience the mighty flow of the River Nile is to take part in the River Nile Cruise to unveil the emerald-blue shimmer of the river. Satiate your love for thrill and adventure with white water rafting, bungee jumping, boating, and kayaking on the Nile River. Reserve a safari along the Nile River for exciting activities river boarding, mountain biking, Grade Five white water rafting at Bujagali Falls, and more.

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Murchinson Falls Nationals Park

Murchinson Falls National Park is one of the largest and most beautiful national parks in Uganda. Home to the Victoria Nile and the Savanna Grasslands, the National Park is the habitat of more than 451 species of birds, 76 species of mammals, and fierce Nile crocodiles. Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in the Park an take part in the exciting Game Drive to marvel at the exotic wildlife of the Park. Set out on a Nile River cruise and follow up with a drive to the summit of the Falls.

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Chimpanzees- Kibale Forest National Park

Go on an exciting chimpanzee tracking trip in the Kibale National Forest, the habitat of more than 13 species of primates, including 1500 chimps, if not more. A safari through the National Park is the best East African experience ever. But Kibale Forest National Park has way more to offer than just chimpanzee tracking. Go on thrilling hiking, trekking, and caving tours. Hike at the crater lakes in the Park and take a walk through the tropical rainforest. Visit Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary and take part in cultural visits too.

When to Visit

Peak Season

Go on the Uganda Tour between December and February, when the weather is cool and dry, and between June and August, when the weather is perfect for trekking and safaris.

Travel Guide

Location

Uganda is in East Africa, to the west of Kenya, east of Congo, south of Sudan, and north of Tanzania and Rwanda.

Capital City

The capital of Uganda is Kampala.

Main Airport

Entebbe International Airport in Entebbe, near Lake Victoria, is the most crucial airport in Uganda.

Language Spoken

English and Swahili are widely spoken in Uganda too.

Currency

The currency of Uganda is Ugandan shilling.

Visas

Secure a visa from the Ugandan Diplomatic Mission and carry a valid passport for the Uganda Tour.

Electricity

The standard values vary between 240 volts and 50 Hertz AC, and the sockets are adapted for types G plugs.

Vaccinations

The WHO and PHAC recommend vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, rabies, measles, polio, rubella, mumps, Tdap, influenza, pneumonia, shingles, and chickenpox before signing up for the Uganda tour.

Emergency Calls

Dial toll-free number 112 for emergencies during the Uganda Tour.

FAQs about Uganda

What is internet access like in Uganda?

There is a stable availability of internet connectivity through free Wi-Fi access and the internet in the public places of Uganda

Can I use my mobile phone in Uganda?

Purchase an MTN sim card for the mobile phone to make calls on the Uganda Tour.

How are the toilets like in Uganda?

The sewage system in Uganda is in a dire state, and there are no public toilets outside Kampala.

Can I drink tap water in Uganda?

Do not use tap water for consumption, cooking, or brushing teeth in Uganda. Buy bottled water to stay safe.

Are credit cards accepted widely in Uganda?

You can use Visa credit and debit cards in Uganda.

What is the convenience of ATM access, like in Uganda?

There are several ATM centers in Uganda. Use a visa debit card to withdraw cash.

What to wear in Uganda?

Avoid short, revealing, and tight clothes, and pack in long-sleeved dresses for the Uganda Tour.

Is Uganda safe for women to travel solo?

Uganda is safe for solo female travelers.

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