Uganda is a great destination for budget travel and best for those seeking to explore the best at pocket friendly costs. Being a favorite country for budget travelers, it’s not typically budget but also luxury traveler enjoys their stay in style of leisure and comfort. Uganda also called the Pearl of Africa is found in East Africa neighboring Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Congo. All the countries attractions have transformed with at least something for everyone. If you planning to explore Uganda take a look at the top tourist attractions that backpackers visit most because it may be what you looking for.
Where to Go
There are ten beautiful national parks in Uganda that attract many tourists to the country every year but the most Famous and popular include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park , Kidepo Valley National Park. And Rwenzori mountains a hope to the most impressive landscape in the world.
There exotic wildlife, primates, birds; natural scenery will make you love the country more. Come and enjoy the top tour adventures: Tree climbing lions, game viewing, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, boat cruise, bird watching, culture trends, and scenic landscape, volcanic cones, and crater lakes, among others.
Come ready to grab amazing and exciting memories of several tree species, bird species, mammals etc. If you are in the mood for a good safari tour on the Nile, Murchison falls and jinja are the best places to visit. Those interested in gorilla chimpanzee and wildlife’s, Bwindi forest, Queen Elizabeth, kibale and Murchison are the best safari areas to visit.
Murchison Falls National Park
A must visit place in Uganda to experience wildlife and nature inside the vast savannah plains. Witness the stunning wildlife, birds, views, primates in the peaceful calm atmosphere on a 2-3 days budget wildlife safari either private or in a group tour. Murchison falls is proudly known for wildlife and is one of the backpacker’s paradises in Uganda especially those who love nature and wildlife, All Visitors to Uganda are advised to visit Murchison and enjoy its gorgeous attractions in detail. A boat ride from the top to the bottom of the falls is something you won’t miss, hiking to the top of the falls, game drives, chimpanzee trekking and a visit to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. It’s a joyful experience for women, men and children because getting amazed is a must.
Bwindi Forest National Park
To make your Uganda visit meaningful, on must track mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park. It might be a very big mistake if you skip the visit to Bwindi forest and see the living unique creatures in the wild jungle forest. All you need to see the gorillas are gorilla permits and be above the age of 15 years the limit age for gorilla tracking safaris in Uganda. Many people have great time and fun to wonder around the impenetrable forest, learn about different forest species, trees and culture and I believe you will have same on your visit to Uganda. To have an amazing flash back of mountain gorillas, reserve all your gorilla safari essentials in good time and just wait for the right time to meet up with the giant endangered silver back gorilla and his family members. What a great treasure Uganda offers to its visitors.
Jinja Town & Nile
For amazing Nile water adventures, culture entertainments and city excursions, you must explore this cozy beautiful town if travelling on budget while in Uganda. You will discover the Nile rapids on a white water rafting trip, feel the depth of the Nile through bungee jumping, stand in close meters with the source of the Nile, enjoy cultural dances and also explore the local villages of Bujagali, Kyabirwa, Itanda and Buwenda. The town is loaded with fan times at night in the city center something you experience without spending a fortune. The most mesmerizing sights in Jinja that never fade are the source of the Nile, Bujagali falls, Itanda falls, Masese landing site, Ripon falls and no doubt that the town of Jinja will entertain you during your Uganda safari.
Safaris in Uganda
Uganda is East Africa’s prime safari spot with most impressive holiday vacations and wide range of tour activities that make the very best of your stay. Each of its national parks offers a little extra to enjoy every day year round. No wonder many visit Uganda for different safari holidays depending on interest and budget across the world. However the vast wildlife that roams in the savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo, Murchison falls and Lake Mburo National Park with the jungle giants resting up close in tree branches of ishasha sector seeking for shade and food make you explore the beautiful pearl of Africa endlessly. As if that’s the beginning because Uganda is also a primate capital for mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys, baboons, bush babies, black and white monkeys etc each unique in its own way.
Uganda location and holiday highlights
Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania making it the best connecting destination for many countries in the region. It’s one of the lucky countries in the world with endangered mountain gorillas and a home to half of the remaining population in the world. While Bwindi forest gorillas is one of the icon that feature on most people’s buck list, its popularity often result in a large number of visitors coming to Uganda every year. That’s why for one to talk about Uganda‘s natural beauty and conservation, mountain gorillas come first the countries prime attraction. There is a lot one can do on a Uganda safari tour but a trip without gorilla trekking is nothing to adventurers and primate lovers.
Guide to Best time to visit Uganda
Thinking of taking a safari in Uganda most especially an adventure in the national parks? see attractions, best time to go, what to do and tour companies taking you there and itineraries before choosing the right time of travel since Uganda is a year round destination for all tour adventures except mountain climbing that isn’t really good to be done during April, May and November the known rain months of Uganda.
However, all other months are best for all tour adventures since they are every dry and the weather is conducive for movement, game viewing , trekking and hikes. Peak travels tours run from June- October and December to March but all tours are affordable even during the peak season months. Also Uganda has all kinds of lodges , hotels and campsites sited close and with in different tourist attractions. Some are found in the city centers and usually cater for visitor who arrive in the country late or earlier but want to explore the city before embarking on their Uganda safari tour.