Uganda is a country in East Africa. The country has abundant wildlife; it is home to the endangered mountain gorillas and has nearly 1,061 different bird species. The tourist infrastructure in the country is well developed.
Uganda remains one of the safest destinations in Africa. Other than watching out for the odd hippo at your campsite, there’s no more to worry about here than in most other countries.
Uganda is a perfect vacation spot for those that like to visit a country with a tropical climate. The official language of Uganda is English and currency is ugandain shillings, but languages such as Swahili and Luganda are also used.
White Water rafting on the historic River Nile, the bustling Nightlife of Kampala, the jungles of Kibale Rainforest with the highest concentration of Primates in East Africa, including chimpanzees.
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa (Rwenzori Mountains), the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. And with half the planet’s remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge.
The climate is tropical in Uganda and therefore there is rainfall throughout the year. The heaviest rains fall between the months of March to May and October to December. January and February are the hottest and the driest months of the year in Uganda and June to September is also a dry season. There is often a chill in the air in the evenings and in the mountains temperatures are much cooler.
Gorilla trekking is regarded as a year-round activity; however, there are certain points during the year that are optimal. The dry seasons are considered the best time to see the mountain gorillas with trekking paths in better conditions – in the wetter months the trails tend to get washed out.
The advantage of trekking in the wet season is that the gorillas stick to the lower slopes where temperatures are milder and food plentiful, which means trekking times, will be shorter.
Uganda is still untouched by mass tourism and yet has so much to offer. It is advisable that when you plan your East Africa Safari to Kenya and Tanzania, make sure that you throw in a few days in Uganda for a wholesome Experience of East Africa through …
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Entebbe is the main gateway into Uganda .It is about 35 Km’s from Kampala. Road transfers are mostly used in Uganda as chartered flights can get very expensive.
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