As it was called by Wilson Churchill as the Pearl of Africa. Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa due to the painting of the land by all shade of green from the trees. Uganda is located in East Africa and it is among the 20 countries in this region and happen to have some of the top tourist attractions in Africa
Looking for tourist attractions in Uganda, you will be slammed by many Naturally made places by nature. Have forest filled with wildlife, beaches, Waterfalls and all sort of natural endowments. Follow the list below to know the best tourist places in Uganda and why you should visit them.
Top Tourist attractions in Uganda
There are many tourist attractions in Uganda and today we bring you the best of them all;
Source of information: Uganda Tourism
1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National Park
Looking for thick rainforest and where the likes of Apes, Monkeys, Chimps and other forms of wild animals live, then the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park is a place. The National Park is located along the DR Congo not so far from the Albertine Rift.
The Forest is home to An estimated 320 mountain gorillas (roughly half of the world’s population), 350 species of birds, 120 mammals, over 400 plant species and many more
2. Rwenzori Mountain National Park
If you must know, the Rwenzori Mountain National Park is also a UNESCO World heritage site. This is another place that is located in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. It is also known as the Mountain of the moon.
The Equatorial peak has snow falling on it all year round and it is the third highest point in Africa. The park almost 1,000 km² in size and many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers.
3. Murchison Falls National Park
The third spot of the top tourist attractions in Uganda is the Murchison Falls National Park. It is about 3,840 square kilometres in size and has about 76 species of mammals and 451 birds and many more.
4. Kibale Forest National Park
The park is a 766km2 in size and it is about 1100 meters to 1600 meters in elevation. it contains about 13 soecies of primate like the Chimpanzee, Apes, Gorilla and other. In total the Mountain houses about 76 species.
5. Mt. Elgon National Park
looking for a tourist place to explore, come to the largest volcanic base mountain in the world. It has a diameter of about 802km and home to over 300 bird specie including the endangered Lammergeyer. The height of Mount Elgon is approximately 3,000m above the surrounding plains.
6. Source of the Nile
This is a good place to explore. Source of the nile is located in Jinja, Uganda and here lots of fishing games takes place. You can take a trip here to have some fun
7. Semliki National Park
It was made a National Park in 1993 and one of Uganda’s newest parks. The place is situated in Western Uganda. It is about 219 km2 in size and The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago.
8. Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo national park is a natural gem with huge abundance in wildlife. It remains a true picture of tourism in Uganda but not so popular to many! Kidepo Valley National Park was gazetted into a national park in the year 1962 and home to about 77 mammal species and 470 birds.
9. Lake Mburo National Park
This is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the road that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. and happens to be one of the best tourist attractions in Uganda. In addition, Lake Mburo is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.Explore Lake Mburo National Park
10. Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Park is located in western Uganda, and is Uganda’s most-visited National Park. As the name imply, it is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was opened in 1954. It has a diverse ecosystem, which include savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. This makes it one of the most sort after tourist places in Uganda.