Are you planning on travelling to Uganda and still puzzled about which tourist destination to go? Well, Duiker Safaris is glad to introduce to you the best tourist destinations Uganda has.
Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa” which is clear evidence that she has got a lot in stock for her tourist visitors to see. The scenically stunning nature Uganda has will surely attract your attention and make you visit over and over again.
These are some of the best tourist destinations in Uganda
Murchison falls National Park
This National Park is also known as Kabalega National Park and is located on the shores of Lake Albert in Northeast Uganda in Masindi District. It is best known for the Murchison falls where River Nile surges through a narrow gap. It is popularly known for having the most powerful waterfall in the world. Murchison falls National Park harbors a number of wildlife and the major ones are the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and the aquatic birds. However, you will also get a chance to see Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and many more animals that are usually seen on riverbanks of Murchison falls.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It is famously known for harboring over 4000 mountain gorillas. Expect to see baboons, chimpanzees, elephants and antelopes in this park. Birds of over 346 species are also a must see in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Kidepo valley National Park
This lies in the semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. Accessing Kidepo Valley National Park is very easy. One can choose to go there by air where it takes just a few hours to get there. We can as well use our Duiker safari vehicles to get there and it is only 700km from Kampala. Spice up your trip by visiting Kidepo valley National Park’s kidepo and Narus Rivers. These dry up during the dry seasons. This park is truly gifted by nature. Come enjoy memorable Game drives, Nature walks, birding. View the big 5 wildlife animals, the Karamojong herdsmen inhabiting the Karamoja regions. These are similar to the Masai of Kenya.
Kibale National Park
It’s located in the western part of Uganda and it takes only a 5hour drive for one to get to this park. Kibale National Park’s ever green vegetation is a great habitat for several wildlife. It is best known for chimpanzee tracking. However you will as well grab yourself a chance to view the red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, bush babies, black and white colobus and the potto. On rare occasions, you will view duikers, elephants, bush pigs, leopards and buffaloes.
Lake Mburo National Park
This is located conveniently to the highway that connects kampala to the parks of western Uganda and it’s the smallest National in Uganda. Small as it is, Lake Mburo National Park is a home to over 250 bird species, a habitat for zebras, mpala, buffalos, oribi, defassa, waterbuck, leopards, hippos, hyenas, reedbuck and so much more.
Mabira Forest also known as Griffin falls camp is Uganda’s biggest rainforest with over 300sq.km. It is located in Mukono district, central part of Uganda. Here, you will enjoy bird watching, forest walks.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda located in the central part of Uganda. It has got a lot of tourist sites that every traveler wishes to put a glance at. These and more include the Afriart Gallery/museaum located in Kampala, the Kasubi Tombs (burial ground the kings). Watoto church and the Uganda National Mosque which was donated by the former president colnel Muammar Gadaffi. The Uganda museum which displays and exhibits ethnological, natural historical and traditional life collections of uganda’s cultural heritage.
Namugongo martyrs’ shrine
Namugongo martyrs shrine is one of the largest Christian pilgrimage destination in Africa. It is located in Namugongo, wakiso district. In 1885-1887, the previous Buganda king, mwanga 11 killed over 22martyrs for disobeying his cultural beliefs for Jesus Christ. They were killed and buried in this place.
Paraa safari Lodge is located in Murchison falls National Park in North western Uganda overlooking the river Nile. This lodge gives you a better view of the Murchison Park. Each room is well facilitated with a private balcony/verandas.
The River Nile is the longest river in the world and it flows over 6,600km (4,100miles). This flows into Lake Victoria (shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. The source of River Nile is in Jinja-Uganda and it was discovered by Speke, a British Explorer. Many tourists that come to Uganda have loved to visit the amazing Speke Monument where they enjoy bird watching and other activities as they take as many photos as they wish.
Lake Victoria is shared by 3 countries (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) but Uganda shares the biggest part of it, and so far it’s the biggest Lake in Uganda. Many activities are carried out on this lake with fishing as its main activity. This activity is so much enjoyed by many visitors and incase our clients need to carry it out, we always make arrangements for them.
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