One of the signs that Uganda is a place you want to visit in 2023 is the Tarehe Sita celebrations, which are celebrated every February 6, and mark 42 years of the UPDF serving as an army protecting the nation, its citizens, and their property. The UPDF safeguards not only Ugandans but also their neighbors, for example, by battling the ADF in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In Uganda, Ebola virus was successfully beaten by our diligent Ministry of Health and His Excellency President Museveni, and on January 11, 2023, four months after the breakout of the illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Uganda Ebola-free. The above mentioned guarantee peace, security and good health to tourists.
Let’s discuss traveling to this stalwart and tranquil nation.
Prime Safaris and Tours Limited, an indigenous Ugandan safari firm based in East Africa, specializes in gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and lists these and many other reasons for visiting Uganda on their website.
Uganda’s many national parks are home to a plethora of breathtaking tourist attractions.
If you’re planning a trip to Uganda, you should definitely check out these top 5 attractions.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park has got a spectacular view with the huge waterfalls roaring and finding their way within the small slit of 7 meters or 23 feet wide between the rocks and this is the connect point of Bunyoro escarpment and Acholi plains. Also in the park adjacent to the Masindi-Gulu high way are the magnificent Karuma Falls.Wildlife mainly include; elephants, buffalos, lions, giraffes, chimpanzees and many others. Vegetation is commonly savannah, woodland and riverine forest. In Murchison there are four of the big five; buffalos, lions, elephants and leopards are mostly seen in the northern part.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi is one of the most popular tourist activities and this makes Bwindi one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Uganda.Besides the mountain gorillas, the park is also home to about 120 species of mammals, 360 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, 324 tree species and 10 of these cannot be found elsewhere in Uganda.
Kibale National Park
Kibale is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for Chimpanzee tracking and other primates coupled with the most beautiful tropical rain-forest. It has a pleasant climate almost throughout the year, the wettest area being the north of the park receiving an average annual rainfall of about 1700mm especially in March-May and September-November.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa as well as the most visited national parks in Uganda. The park which is commonly known as “medley of wonders” is an ideal habitat for big game, 10 primate species and over 600 birds’ species. The park gives you spectacular views of Rwenzori Mountains, Kazinga Channel, the large area of the swamp, the beauty of open savannah around Lake George, the beautiful crater lakes and a lot more.
Kidepo Valley National Park
This blissfully remote and stunningly beautiful park is the least visited national park in Uganda. Kidepo is an ideal home to big game, over 70 mammal species as well as 475 bird species and contains two rivers of Kidepo and Narus that dry up during the dry season.
These Uganda National Parks may be the top 5 tourist destinations in Uganda but Uganda has got so much more to see and do ranging from culture to food and many more.