Greatest Destinations To Visit on Holiday in Uganda

Beautiful Uganda is located in East Africa and has been termed as the number one tourist destination by the World Tourist Organization with scenically amazing natural wonders. The country is one of the most sought after destinations in Africa for adventure holidays and in this line, the article highlights some of the best holiday destinations that make Uganda so popular for vacations and adventure trips.

Mount Rwenzori
If there is any other amazingly challenging place for hiking safaris in the world other than Mount Rwenzori, then it must be not as interesting as hiking the Rwenzori. The fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’ are located in Western Uganda along the DR Congo borders. It snow covered peaks rise to a height of 5,109m. There is also Rwenzori Mountains National Park gazzetted in 1991. The park stretches over an area of 996sq km and it’s mostly accessible only to hikers although the eye-catching scenery and over 18 Albertine recorded Rift endemics are worth a second glance for the ardent birders.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Thousands of wildlife enthusiasts flock to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ever year because, well, because it’s the best place to explore nature at its raw! But this part of the country isn’t all to do with riding the breakers either. Bwindi has so much more to offer than that. Several families on adventure holidays book safari holiday lodges in Bwindi and spend much of their time away exploring the picturesque natural wonders, tracking gorillas and enjoying forest walks. For the bird lovers, Bwindi offers some of the finest montane forest, i.e. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for birding tours in Africa and is a mush sought after destination for any birder on holiday in the country.

Murchison Falls in Masindi
The Murchison Falls have breathtaking scenery to offer its visitors and the whole region is adventurous and full of romance! Aside for viewing the majestic falls, there are plenty of holiday activities to keep the holiday travelers amused such as boat trips which operate from Paraa to the foot of Mountain falls and take around two and a half hours. There is the Murchison Fall National Park, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Uganda. This is a great safari destination. Visitors can spot hippos, crocodiles, and magnificent bird life closes up. There are also nature walks to the top of the falls for instance at Kaniyo Pabidi, where you holiday travelers can track chimpanzees. The whole place is just a blast for Uganda adventure holiday tours.

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth borders Lake George and Edward which are connected by the Kazinga Channel. This 1,979 sq km National Park boasts a stunning location on the rift valley floor a mosaic habitat that supports an amazing variety of mammal species. Scenically Queen Elizabeth National Park has every thing for an enthralling safari holiday. The dramatic natural beauty is largely because of the mountains the rise beyond the park boundary. The Park hosts over 95 rare mammal species whereas the bird checklist has over 612 species.57 plant different species have been identified which creates perfect habitants for the available wildlife. It is the perfect choice for holiday safaris in the country.

By Harriet

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