6 Reasons to why Uganda should be your next travel destination : Uganda dubbed as “The Pearl of Africa” is a famous African Travel Destination renowned for its magnificent beauty which attracts thousands of people from all walks of the world, Uganda is situated in the Eastern region of Africa and its magnificent landscape is dominated by mountains and many water bodies such as Lake Victoria which is the biggest freshwater lake of Africa and is named from the Queen of Great Britain.
Uganda has many interesting sites and attractions that can be sighted during a Uganda Safari, this beautiful destination’s fascinating attractions range from the endangered mountain gorillas, the spectacular African Big Five and very welcoming and hospitable local people.
Here are some of the reasons to why you need to plan a Uganda safari for your next vacation or holiday to Uganda
- The Price of a Single-Entry Tourist Visa Has Just been reduced
Uganda is one of the most visited destinations in the world and ranked among the top 16 tourist destinations in the world, Uganda is not just a safari destination as it is referred to as a fairy tale because what your eyes will see will be unbelievable.
To make your Uganda safari to most of Uganda’s destinations more successful, the government of Uganda has reduced the price of Uganda Single Entry Tourist Visa by 50% so that it can easily fit in your budget as well as this step helped them to increase the visitor’s rate. The price of a single visa was $ 100 before but now it had been changed to $ 50 and it has been applied to every part of the country.
- East Africa Tourist Visa – Also Uganda Is Included
If you are planning for a Uganda Safari, the first thing that you will do is applying for Uganda Visa but from now you don’t need any specific visa for Uganda Destination. Uganda Visa has become a part of East Africa Tourist Visa in which you can also visit a few other countries of Eastern Africa after having Uganda Safari Tourist, East Africa Tourist Visa is a combination of Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya Visa. So buy paying for a single country, you can have a safari to 3 different countries of East African community. Also, you will get a chance to experience and feel the difference between their ecosystems.
- Spot all the Big Five in Uganda
Uganda hosts several savannah parks/wildlife parks where you can have amazing view of Africa’s Big Five that is lion, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards and Rhinos as well as other wildlife such as cheetahs, giraffes among others. The African Big Five is also known as the Big 5 because of they large size and more weight.
Visiting one country and get sights of all the Big Five can make you the luckiest of all, to have sights of the Big Five on a Uganda Safari. The best Uganda safari destinations for a Uganda Big Five Safari include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Semuliki National Park.
- Uganda Is the Best Place to Track Mountain Gorillas
Mountain gorillas are endangered and rare gorilla species with only approximately 1,030 individuals left in the world, mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda hosts the largest population of mountain gorillas. With half of the remaining gorilla population found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, this makes Uganda the best destination to track mountain gorillas.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is only possible if you have a gorilla permit which you have to book through your tour operator, gorilla permits in Uganda are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority and only through your tour operator or agent.
Note: due to high demand for the permits, it is recommended to book your permits about 4 to 6 months in advance.
- Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park named after the second Queen of England – the late Queen Elizabeth following her and the Royal Family’s visit to Uganda, this beautiful park is one of the best and most popular game viewing destinations in Africa as well as Uganda.
A game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park offers an opportunity to enjoy and discover the wilderness of Uganda, spot various species of wildlife such as the rare tree climbing lions in the Ishasha Southern Sector of the park, zebras, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs and many birds.
From Kampala – the capital of Uganda, you can easily reach the park on a drive of approximately 4-5 hours.
Also, Queen Elizabeth National Park is rich in natural and ancient culture as well as traditional tribes.
- Diverse Rich Cultures & Peoples
While on a Uganda Safari, you can observe a vast diversity in the culture and traditions of the local people but they are united in a single country and their official language is English, this makes it possible to communicate with each other. Most of the local people in Uganda can speak English so it is easy to communicate with the outsiders.
The most part of Uganda population believes in Christianity and Islamic as their religion so you will find many churches and mosques, you can also find some ancient culture and traditional in the tribal groups of Bantu and can learn a lot about prehistoric items from them.
With the above information, now you are ready to book your Uganda safari and explore the Pearl of Africa and its amazing destinations.