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BEST DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN UGANDA
Top destinations in Uganda. Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya in the east, Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest and Tanzania in the south.
Uganda’s total land area is 241,559 sq. km. About 37,000 sq. km of this area is occupied by open water while the rest is land. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which it shares with Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda is located on the East African plateau, averaging about 1,100 meters (3,609 ft.) above sea level. The plateau generally slopes downwards towards Sudan explaining the northerly tendency of most river flows in the country. Although generally equatorial, the climate is not uniform since the altitude modifies the climate.
Uganda’s elevation, soil types and predominantly warm and wet climate impart a huge agricultural potential to the country. They also explain the country’s large variety of forests, grasslands and wildlife reserves. Uganda has a total population of about 32 million people.
Uganda’s weather conditions are ideal, ranging from the warmth of the lowland areas to the coolness of the highlands in the South West Kigezi.
For most of the year, Uganda is sunny with temperatures rarely rising above 29 degrees. The average temperature is about 26 degrees C, with a maximum of 18-31 degrees and minimum of 15-23 degrees depending on the part of the country.
The rain season is March-May. Light rain season is November and December. Wet seasons are March –May and October-November; dry seasons are December to February and June to August.
Below are the Top destinations in Uganda
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
[Activities in Bwindi mainly include gorilla trekking, birding, nature walks, and Cycling tours. Samples packages: Inquire Now
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking, 4 Days Chimps & Gorilla Trekking, 5 Days Bwindi Forest & Queen Elizabeth, 6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP & Murchison, 7 Days Mburo, Bwindi, Bunyonyi & QENP, 11 Days Murchison, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Mburo & Bunyonyi Long Safari, 15 Days Uganda – Rwanda Expedition Safari, 18 Days Great Uganda Safari Tour, 20 Days Best if Uganda Adventure Safari]
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park one of the Top destinations in Uganda, is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that dates back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species.
More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects an predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked by visitors.
Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Actually there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. Gorilla devotees for Uganda safaris from different corners of the world to enjoy this Ultimate Safari in Uganda – Mountain Gorilla tours / tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and taking a hike this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so. You will as well be in position to fast tell why actually the forest is also regarded as Impenetrable.
One requires to be realistically physically fit to take part in this mountain gorilla tracking / trekking adventure because it may involve climbing the steep terrain.
Activities in one of this Top destinations in Uganda mainly include gorilla trekking, birding, nature walks, and Cycling tours.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
[The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees, and many bird species. Sample packages include: 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking, 4 Days Chimps & Gorilla Trekking, 5 Days Bwindi Forest & Queen Elizabeth, 6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP & Murchison, 7 Days Mburo, Bwindi, Bunyonyi & QENP, 11 Days Murchison, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Mburo & Bunyonyi Long Safari, 15 Days Uganda – Rwanda Expedition Safari, 18 Days Great Uganda Safari Tour, 20 Days Best if Uganda Adventure Safari]
The Murchison Falls (Top destinations in Uganda), also referred to as the Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. It actually breaks the stunning Victoria Nile that flows across Uganda’s northern region from the vast Lake Victoria to the deep Lake Kyoga and continuing to the northern tip of Lake Albert within the western arm of the great East African Rift.
Right on the peak of the Murchison Falls, the waters of the Nile force their way through a small slit within the rocks, which is just 7 meters or 23 feet wide, and topples to 43 meters or 141 feet below with a thunderous roar forming a residual water stray that forms a beautiful rainbow; the view is very breathtaking! From here it then continues its westward into the stunning Lake Albert.
The Lake Victoria outlet sends about 300 cubic meters per second or 11,000 ft³/s of water to these falls and all this volumes squeezed through this gorge that is actually less than 10 meters or 30 feet wide.
These waterfalls are located within the Murchison National park which was actually named after these eye- catching waterfalls. The park is located in the northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley.
This is the area where the huge Bunyoro escarpment joins together into the vast Acholi plains. The park is recognized as one of the best National parks in Uganda and as well it is well visited.
When you visit Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is a must go for Uganda safaris. In 1926, the park was a game reserve established to shelter the savannah grassland which was pointed out by Winston Church chill in the year 1907 as the grand Kew Gardens together with the wildlife combined on a confined land.
Most of the visitors to this great park often come from various destinations to trek the gorillas within this very country but in another park called Bwindi. If you have more days to visit East Africa, A Congo safari can be combined with Rwanda safari & gorilla trekking.
Saso Uganda Safari offer packages that include various destinations within the great lakes East African region.
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the Top destinations in Uganda for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda.
This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. The Forest covering predominates in the central and northern part of the park on the raised Fort Portal plateau. At the park’s northern tip, Kibale is highest and stands 1590m above sea level
Kibale Forest National Park Uganda is one of the Top destinations in Uganda for chimpanzee tracking. See advice, sample Uganda safari packages [3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking, 4 Days Chimps & Gorilla Trekking, 5 Days Bwindi Forest & Queen Elizabeth, 6 Days Lake Mburo, QENP & Murchison, 7 Days Mburo, Bwindi, Bunyonyi & QENP, 11 Days Murchison, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Mburo & Bunyonyi Long Safari, 15 Days Uganda – Rwanda Expedition Safari, 18 Days Great Uganda Safari Tour, 20 Days Best if Uganda Adventure Safari], how to get a chimpanzee tracking permit and so much more information on Uganda tours.
It’s a 12km hike and usually done in the dry seasons. The months are mid-November-February, June and September.
Hiking helps discover the park’s assorted habitats such as river line forest, swamp, grassland and tropical rainforest
Visit Bigodi a top birders spot. It’s famous for wildlife such as chimpanzees, red colobus, black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, bushbuck as well as mongoose. It has about 138 bird species seen on nature walks within. Cultural Trail
The nature walk begins from Kanyanchu or Sorbitol and it takes about 2-6 days. The enroute will help discover the forest and late rest in the community-run campsites close to the villages of Kikoni, Nyakalongo and Nyaibanda.
Additionally the wettest area is Northern Kibale, receiving an average annual rainfall of equal to 1700mm, mainly during March-May and September-November. The climate is usually pleasant with an average annual temperature range of 14 to 27oC. Temperatures are at maximum (& rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops onto the blistering rift valley floor and forest provides way to open grassland.
Southern Kibale borders Queen Elizabeth National Park and collectively these preserved areas maintain a 180 kilometer long migration corridor for wildlife that stretches from the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in “Ishasha”, to the north of Kibale in “Sebitoli”.
The Kibale-Fort Portal region is one of Uganda’s most pleasing places to explore. The park is located close to the calm Ndali Kasenda crater area & which takes a half day’s drive to Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains & Semuliki National Parks along with the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Most tourists who come to Uganda visit more than one destination. You can combine your Queen Elizabeth safari with gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi, or tour Murchison Falls National Park. For relaxation after your wildlife safari, you can visit Ssese Islands but if you are more interested in adventure, take on rafting on the Nile, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, Rwenzori Mountains climbing and Mount Elgon hike. This is a must visit Top destinations in Uganda.
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