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Uganda Tourism & Travel

Uganda tourism and travel concentrates mostly on her wildlife, landscape, culture and dense tropical forests such as the Bwindi Impenetrable. Uganda tourism and travel contributes significantly to her GDP, foreign exchange reserves and employment.

This part of the world is internationally famous for its huge population of mountain gorillas-which are more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, chimps tracking and dense tropical forests.

Mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are found mostly in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Uganda tourism and travel not quite as developed as that of Kenya or Tanzania, but is slowly picking up.

Uganda Animals/Wildlife

Uganda, just like her neighbors, has a variety of wildlife and abundant birdlife.

Animals found here include the Lion, antelope, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Uganda kob, Leopard, Monkey, Zebra, Hyena, Wild dog, Fox, Cheetah, Impala, Warthog, Eland, Jackal, and many others.

Bird’s species are in hundreds here and include the Stork, Kingfisher, Heron, Hornbill, Turaco, Shoebill, Ostrich, Guineafowl, Cuckoo, Pigeon, Dove, Geese, oystercatcher, Pelican, Hamerkop, Jacana, Crane, Hawk, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Sparrow, Honeyguide, Parrot, Bustard, Sandgrouse, Swift, Finfoot, Owl, and Egret.

Things to do in Uganda

Water sports and Boating

Uganda has a big number of lakes and a variety of water bodies that are popular for water sports. They include Lake Mburo, Lake Victoria, Kazinga Channel, and River Nile.

Hiking and Mountain Climbing

Hiking, nature walks, and mountain climbing at Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura, Mount Elgon, and Mount Sabyinyo.

Uganda Climate

Uganda enjoys a warm tropical climate. The annual average temperature ranges from 25-29°C.

The annual average rainfall ranges from 1,000-1500 mm. There two rainy seasons-long rains and short rains. Short rains begin from March-May with a peak in April. Long rains begin from October to December with a peak in November.

Dry seasons are from January-February-and it is hot and from June-September-the coolest period of the year.

When to Visit Uganda

Wet seasons make it hard to navigate as trails are quite undependable. Uganda receives a lot of rain and this could a bad period to travel there.

This makes the dry periods to be the best time for travelling to Uganda. Wildlife viewing is spectacular as there is greater visibility due to the thin vegetation and as animals gather around the remaining water bodies.

Hotels in Uganda

Uganda has spectacular hotels that are well distributed to all tourist attraction. All types of hotels are captured here-budget, luxury and family hotels.

Uganda National Parks

Queen Elizabeth National Park Lake Mburo National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Kibale National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Murchison Falls National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Mount Elgon National Park Semliki National Park
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