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Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination

Reasons Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination?

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination. Uganda lies in the great lakes region and within the Nile basin. Its name (Uganda) is got from Buganda which occupies the biggest portion of the country including the capital city Kampala. The official languages are Swahili and English but all languages can be provided on a special request to your tour operator.

Tourism in Uganda has its roots in when future prime minister Winston Churchill visited the nation in 1907 and dubbed it the “Pearl of Africa” for its colorful nature.
In the late 1960s, Uganda was visited by 100,000 international tourists each year. Tourism was the country’s fourth-largest earner of foreign exchange. The tourist industry ended in the early 1970s because of political instabilities. By the late 1980s, Uganda’s political climate had stabilized and conditions were suitable for reinvestment in Uganda’s tourist industry.

Uganda is a stable country for tourism

Uganda is generally safe for travel and tourism. It is considered a stable country with securely operated borders within the East African region and robust internal security bodies. The Pearl of Africa is one of the most welcoming countries. Uganda is not only Safe, Secure, and Stable, but Friendly. In a recent survey of African Nations, Uganda ranked in the top ten friendliest and most welcoming countries in Africa
The weather in Uganda is wonderfully tropical. Visit Uganda for more than just the mountain giants in its rainforest jungle. Uganda is a gifted East African nation with rich natural diversity, and diverse landscapes, and it deserves to make your 2022/23 Adventure travel bucket list.

Uganda and Covid-19 Effect

However, Uganda has been safe for tourism but it has been affected by covid-19 pandemic which was a general obstacle to the industry worldwide. The Uganda government has done its best to revive the industry from the threat and a lot of measures has been put in place in different tourism destination to protect the tourist.
The COVID-19 risk may be considered low in Uganda as per now but some measures are still considered active for example wearing of face masks, sanitizing hands and also keeping a distance. All these measures are observed at every tourism destination to keep our tourists safe while in the country.

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination?

1. Tease Your taste Buds with Uganda’s Rich Cuisine.

Uganda’s food  switches according to the culture, a proper Ugandan meal is a celebration itself, some are prepared as early as the day before and set for the following Day. The staple food is matooke but it also depends on the culture you’re coming from. Every culture has got its staple food. Other foods include cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, beans, peas, groundnuts, cabbage, onions, pumpkin tomatoes. Fruits include; oranges, pawpaw, lemons, pineapple etc. This is an indication that there is a food variety in Uganda that are prepared  in different ways depending on your taste and preference, whether you’re fully or not, Uganda is a traveler’s heaven  around the world.


2. Uganda is a home to some of Africa’s Tallest Mountains.

The Uganda is a land of mountains. From the Rwenzori’s and Virunga Mountains on its western border, to Mount Elgon on the eastern flanks.
The Rwenzori mountains in western Uganda on the boarders of Democratic republic of Congo has many tourist attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park the most popular games park is set near this mountain and anyone enjoying a game safari would admire a view from far. The favorable mountains of the moon are a wild class hiking in mountain ranges nation. It is the Africa’s tallest mountain ranges.


Mountain Elgon

Mount Elgon’s hiking trails are one of its major attractions. Unlike other climbs in East Africa, Mount Elgon’s trails are accessible throughout the year and they require no specialist climbing equipment.
Mount Elgon’s hiking trails are less congested than other hiking trails in East Africa, allowing you to enjoy its stunning scenery without any distractions. Mount Elgon has 3 main hiking trails which vary in length and difficulty.
Like the Rwenzori Mountains national park in Uganda, Mountain Elgon National Park is more known for mountain climbing and nature walks. Apart from reaching the peak, climbing Mount Elgon offers great opportunities to explore a massive caldera, caves, cliffs, gorges, hot springs, mesas and waterfalls.

Mount Elgon National Park is also a home to a plethora of wildlife. The lower slopes of Mount Elgon are inhabited by elephants, buffalo, and a variety of small antelope. The dense montane forest contains primates such as the black-and-white colobus monkey and the blue monkey. The park is also home to over 300 species of bird, including the Tacazze sunbird and the lammergeier.
Hiking in Elgon

Mount Elgon’s hiking trails

In addition mountain Elgon Hiking trails one of its major attractions. Unlike other climbs in East Africa, Mount Elgon’s trails are accessible throughout the year and they require no specialist climbing equipment.
Mount Elgon’s hiking trails are less congested than other hiking trails in East Africa, allowing you to enjoy its stunning scenery without any distractions. Mount Elgon has 3 main hiking trails which vary in length and difficulty.
a) The Sasa Trail: The shortest but most challenging trail is a four-day round trip
b) The Piswa Trail: A less strenuous (but longer) alternative to the Sasa Trail. You will cover c.49km across 7 days.
c) The Sipi Trail: The longest trail covers 56km and takes around 4-6 days to complete


3. The Gorilla of Bwindi impenetrable National park

Wildlife enthusiasts or gorilla encounter is ultimate wildlife experience , while trekking the first in Uganda the only excitement you have will not only come from the sound of the nature, delusion forest or the pure air but also from the anxiety to encounter a gorilla even natives who see this beautiful beast often still cannot get enough of them where to see them tearing out in chewing bamboo shoots, scratching their heads , climbing trees, moving away and sometimes staying still and plastered in front of you.

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is always so rewarding to watch them with the most incredible poses, this very gentle giant where black color contrasts with the loose green vegetation of the forest are just indescribable to watch. Observing them gives us appreciation of God’s creation. As the old tad silver back really look like an old man.
It is also wonderful enjoying to watch the youngest addition to the family in the same way humans watch a found child playing and being naughty watching the activities of the gorilla, he can never get bored as they are so entertaining and beautiful, it feels like a mystical experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. It is a-once-in-a-lifetime experience he can get only in Uganda.


4. The Big Five of Uganda

The number of wild animals found in Uganda is impressive to travelers that flock to this tiny east African country. Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is rich with various tree species, plant life, beautiful landscapes, and abundant wildlife, including the great Apes (Chimpanzee & Mountain Gorilla) and the Big 5. The country enjoys perfect weather for wildlife safari holidays throughout the year. The tropical climate is ideal for wildlife viewing.

The Uganda Africa Big 5 animals is a term coined back in the 1800s by trophy hunters, referring to what they considered the most challenging and dangerous animals to hunt on foot. These include Lions, leopards, African elephant, African Buffalo and Rhinoceros. Today the term is primarily famous with Uganda safari. Travelers who now shoot the big five with a camera rather than a lethal weapon of choice. The Africa big 5 animals are all present in Uganda and can easily be seen in all savanna parks.


Big 5 Animals in Uganda
face the big five, the rulers of the wild
Other wild species

Well, the big five are not the only animals in Uganda to be marveled at! Uganda has over 350 species of mammals of all sizes. African wildcats, cheetahs, hyena, and many more. Herbivores –, Giraffes, Hippos, Zebra, Antelope, Uganda Kob and many more.
Reptiles – Crocodiles, pythons, snakes, monitor lizards, chameleons. Birds- African eagle, vultures, turacos, and many more.
Primates – mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, and many more.


5. The Friendly people of Uganda (the friendliest people in the world)

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination?

Ugandans are so welcoming and curious about visitors regardless of where they come from, Ugandans will go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Ugandans love strangers, they are willing to give free help where necessary. From the time you arrive at Entebbe International Airport wherever you go, it will always smile on the people of Uganda.

Spirit of friendliness of the Ugandan People

In Uganda, when you welcome someone into your home, you take responsibility for their safety and well-being. It is all done in the spirit of friendliness, and welcome and friendliness are the pillars of African Hospitality and an integral part of the culture. When you visit Uganda, you’re not alone but with friends.
They like entertaining their visitors as a sign of welcoming a guest, Modern Ugandan cultures start from regional tribal kingdoms and each one with traditional dances, arts & crafts, and Trible dances for example Karamajong group of agro-pastoral herders which perform Trible jumping resembling that of Masai warriors in Kenya.


the friendly people of Uganda
Tourists enjoying with the indigenous Ugandan Children

Umarella Voyage Safaris has been organizing and operating wildlife Uganda safari journeys since for quit good years. We have the experience to deliver the right shot of experience to every one of our travelers, and we continue to serve our purpose. We would like to do that with you.

Plan your trip to Uganda now

Make your planning process an exciting endeavor and help you craft a Uganda safari that suits your style of travel. All our trips are custom mad. We take care of all the groundwork, and you prepare yourself for the destination.
What’s more, if you choose to travel with Umarella Voyage safaris, our fully escorted tours are supported by a network of knowledgeable local guides who will make you feel right at home and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Why you should choose Uganda as your tourism Destination?

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