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10 Amazing Things About Uganda

Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda

Immediately when the country opened its airport for tourists after the coronavirus lockdown, I was one of the tourists who were waiting to explore this awesome country after making a lot of research on its amazing attractions.

I booked my self-drive safari with African Jungle Adventure Ltd, and the online safari booking was smooth and easy, after preparing everything I need to travel to Uganda, the last 2 days before I travel I had to get a coronavirus test and when I reached at the airport everything was so easy because I reached there when the driver from African Jungle Adventures Ltd is already waiting for me.

I had an amazing time when I visit this East African country. Many tourists from different parts of the world don’t know about this destination so I decided to make this article about my experience in Uganda so everyone can know the 10 amazing reasons why I loved Uganda.

1. Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park – Uganda

Uganda is home to the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world in its two gorilla parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and in addition to that, the country has the highest density of primates in the entire world. Among the different primates, you will find in different Uganda national parks include chimpanzees, golden monkeys, baboons, and many others. This makes the country a perfect destination for primates lovers and those who love to visit these rare and endangered mountain gorillas.

2. Local People

A Happy, Generous, Welcoming, Extroverted Ugandan Women

Uganda is a small and landlocked country found in the eastern part of Africa. The country may look small as you see it on the map but it’s packed with a lot of diversity with over 56 different tribes and most importantly Ugandan are very friendly to foreigners and this makes it a perfect destination for those who would love to explore deep into African culture.

3. Birds

The country is blessed with thousands of bird species and about 56% of all the birds in Africa can be seen in Uganda in case you try a birding safari. The Country is blessed with 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves and all these are blessed with a variety of bird species.

4. Lions can climb trees

Tree Climbing Lion – Uganda

In the western part of Uganda is where you can find Queen Elizabeth National Park and in the southwestern rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park is where you will find Ishasha Sector which is dominated by candelabra trees with huge branches that allow lions to hang up. Ishasha sector in Uganda is one of the few places in Africa from where tourists can easily watch the tree-climbing lions. You may be wondering why would lions do climb trees, although the lions are the king of the jungle are and things called bugs. The rainy day brings a lot of bugs and in order for the lions to escape these bugs, they climb the tree to get away from them.

5. Affordability

Another thing I loved when I traveled to Uganda was, the country was really affordable. From eating in you can get nice lunch at less than 2$ and when it comes to accommodation, in Uganda hotels starts from just 10$ and you can get a good and clean accommodation. There are many so many countries in Africa where you go out and people will use the advantage of being a foreigner and they rip you off but in Uganda, it’s rare and not only that even when it comes to transportation I was given fair prices when hiring an airport taxi from the Entebbe International Airport to my hotel in Entebbe from where the car rental agency delivered the car I had already hire online to. It’s only in Uganda where I managed to hire a car for self-drive at 35$ per day.

6. Internet

Internet connection in Uganda is so great throughout the country and in addition to that, internet bundles are cheap whereby at only 10$ you can get 9GB to use for a month which was really enough for me to use throughout the whole trip. Surprisingly even when I was in the remotest national park in the country the Kidepo Valley National Park in the far northeastern part of the country, I was able to get internet access and it was really a nice connection that I used to contact the car rental agency when I wanted assistance, used to find good hotels and even use on Google map for driving directions. Meaning in Uganda with phone internet in Uganda is very nice with a strong signal throughout the entire country that made my traveling around the country so great for me.

7. Not many tourists

Wildlife Kidepo Valley National Park

Not many people know about this country as a very interesting tourist destination, and because of fewer tourists to the country, I got a unique and special kind of treatment starting from when I was booking the car to hotel booking and in addition to that sometimes people would go out of their way to be nice to me in Uganda and so I really enjoyed my experience in this country, and I think the best reasons why I got such special treatment is because Ugandans are so friendly and also the country don’t receive a lot of tourists.

8. Tourism is helping Uganda

The tourism industry in Uganda is developing rapidly and this led t the development of different tour companies and small businesses that benefits from the tourism industry. The more tourists the country receives the larger and better they make up their national parks and just the industry helps in the improvement of the standards of living of the Ugandans.

9. You will never be bored on a Uganda safari

Uganda is blessed with a variety of wildlife in its 12 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves. Starting from the primates like mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, and other animals like lions, elephants, leopards, and others. So if you’re so into nature and wild animals, Uganda is the perfect destination to visit the country is so amazing.

10. Camping and self-drive trip in Uganda

Camping in Uganda

The best way to explore any safari destination is by going self-drive. This is when a tourist just hires a safari vehicle and drives his/her own adventure. In most cases, self-drive safari goes with camping where hire a car with camping gear and you go camp in the wild and enjoy the true African wild. So if you planning a safari to Uganda try and go on a self-drive camping safari you will never regret it. You just need to hire a 4×4 safari vehicle from the many car rental agencies in the country and explore the country at your own pace and privacy.

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