Famed for having some of Africa’s greatest diversity of wildlife and birds, Uganda offers shelter to endangered species like the common chimpanzee and mountain gorillas. Current popular of these too rare gorillas are numbered at about 880 due to conservation efforts. They cannot survive in detention – e.g. in zoological gardens and can only be found and seen in Africa. That’s why a gorilla trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda. Apart from its wildlife, Uganda also boasts of a myriad of cultures. With more than 30 distinct languages and a smattering of ethnic groups, it’s no wonder that you’ll find a full range of arts, music and crafts of different influences here. These cultures are a delight to explore, especially with age-old traditions depicted on rock paintings carefully preserved from the past. Locals are also welcoming and friendly, ever-willing to share their unique customs with travellers.
Things Not to Miss in Uganda
•Explore the river Nile
•Hike to the 100 meter high Sipi waterfall
•Visit the largest manyata in Eastern Africa
•Go Gorillas or chimpanzee trekking
•Try tropical food
•Visit local markets
•Watch the drum makers
•Cross the equator
•Rent a canoe at Lake Bunyonyi
Best time to visit Uganda
December – February & June – September.
Game viewing in Uganda’s savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present.