Best Places to visit in Uganda

Uganda is one of the best places to visit in Africa as well as it is also one of the best places to visit in the world. Uganda is called pearl of Africa and is fairy-tale. Bordering countries of Uganda are Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kampala is capital city of Uganda which is built around seven hills near the shores of Lake Victoria. Most of Uganda is located on a plateau. Highest point of Uganda is Margherita Peak(5,109 metres)  which is covered by snow and glaciers. Second highest peak point is Mount Elgon (4,321 metres). Lake Victoria of Uganda is the second largest inland freshwater lake after Lake Superior in North America. Lake Victoria is also main source of Nile River.  Other five beautiful lakes of Uganda’s are Edward, Albert, Victoria Nile, Kyoga and Albert Nile each of them provides life time experience to its visitors. There are herds of lions and leopards in animal preserves and national parks of Uganda. Lakes and rivers of Uganda provide ideal environment to Hippopotamuses and crocodiles. Mountain gorillas and chimpanzees live in extreme west. Buffalo, elephants and the Uganda kob (an antelope) are in west and north. black rhinoceros and giraffes are limited to north. topis, zebras, elands, and roan antelopes are confined to the the northeastern and southern grasslands. There is large number of species of birds in Uganda’s national parks. Mostly areas of southern Uganda has been deforested but a significant areas has been placed in its 10 national parks. Murchison Falls National Park, Victoria Nile. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are most famous national parks of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is declared as World Heritage site in 1994 by UNESCO.

 Kidepo Valley National Park, Karamoja region (Uganda)

Most popular attractions in this park for the tourist are Game viewing, the Kidepo River and the Narus River. A visitor can experience wildlife so closely in this Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


This World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1994 is very dense and is visited only on foot. This park is located in Southwestern Uganda and is known as home of hundreds mountain gorillas. There are 100 mammal species and 300 birds’ are main attractions of tourists in this park. Main activities of this parks are hiking, nature walks, Gorilla tracking, bird watching and mountain biking

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western (Uganda)

It is located in western Uganda and is most popular visiting place of Uganda. There are 95 species of mammals and 500 species of birds are main attractions for tourists. game viewing, chimp tracking, nature walks in Maramagambo Forest, hiking and boat rides on Kazinga Channel are main activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park


It is heaven for wildlife lovers because it is largest park of country located in Northwestern Uganda. There are 450 species of birds, giraffes, hippos, antelopes and  largest population of Nile crocodiles are Main attractions for visitors.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in Southwestern Uganda and is known as home of mountain gorillas. Main attractions of this are as are golden monkeys, Mountain gorillas, forest buffalos, elephants, bushbucks, and a variety of birds. gorilla tracking, hiking around Virunga Volcanoes Bird watching, and climbing the volcanoes are main activities to do in this park

Ssese Islands (Uganda)

The Islands are considered the top 10 best sightseer places in Uganda. Tourism industry is at its peak in these areas so infrastructure is developing rapidly.

Nyungwe Forest national park  (Uganda)

Nyungwe forest national park is also known as land of thousand hills. It is one of the largest forests and forest area is about 1000 sq kilometers. There are 300 different birds species and 75 mammals species in this park. Unique mammal of this park is golden monkey. Mountain gorilla tracking is commonly observed in this park.

The Savannas of Akagera National Park  (Uganda)

This is ideal place for animals like leopards, buffalos, elephants, baboons, zebras and hyenas because it has tree-fringed lakes, green grasslands, stunning savannas and dramatic mountains.

Gishwati Forest  (Uganda)

It is one of the best inspiring sites in Rwanda.  Real beauty of this forest is 1450 types of birds and Lake kavu Most of Gishwati forest is destroyed due to the refugee resettlement and cattle ranching and post-genocide

Mount Bisoke (Uganda)


It is the most scenic provincial areas of Rwanda. Visitors can enjoy impressive scenes of the Crater Lake and pleasing sights of the Parc National des Virungas.

The Exploding Lake Kivu (Uganda)

There are only three exploding lakes in the world one of them is Lake Kivu. This lake is one of the 20 major lakes in the world. Luxurious beaches and gorgeous, tropical vegetation upraise it as one of the most attractive places in Rwanda. This lake is also risky because it produces methane and some time  volcanic CO2 which are dangerous for human being.



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