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Destinations in Uganda

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Cities and towns in Uganda

  • Kampala, Uganda’s capital, is a humming African metropolis. It is Uganda’s sole ‘city.’
  • Arua is a town in Uganda’s northwest region, accessible by daily flights from Entebbe Airport or by bus from Kampala.
  • Entebbe — On the banks of Lake Victoria, Entebbe is a mix of upscale residential streets and a plethora of government buildings, topped by State House, the Ugandan President’s official home. Uganda’s sole international airport is located approximately an hour south of Kampala by car.
  • Jinja — Jinja is a town on Lake Victoria near the Nile’s source, where Nile Beer is produced.
  • Fort Portal — Fort Portal is a clean, well-organized highland town surrounded by vast tea plantations, a handful of beautiful colonial buildings, and a spectacular Rwenzori background.
  • Gulu — The de facto capital of the north is Gulu.
  • Mbarara — Mbarara is a town in the southwest of Uganda on the way to many national parks.
  • Kabale — Kabale is a tiny village near Lake Bunyonyi in the country’s extreme south.
  • Kisoro — Kisoro is a town in Uganda’s far southwest corner, near the Rwandan and Congolese borders. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are also near by.

Other destinations in Uganda

  • Ajai Game Reserve – Ajai Game Reserve is a tiny reserve on the Albert Nile’s east bank.
  • With half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best location to view them.
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – a little off the main path, this park is home to the stunning Virunga Mountains, as well as a gorilla group and a variety of other species.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park is in Uganda’s far northeast corner, near the South Sudan border. The Apoka Lodge is surrounded by incredible wildlife that comes right up to it. Elephants, zebras, nile buffalo, and kob are all frequent visitors to the resort.
  • Murchison Falls National Park – located along the Nile River, this wonderful park provides superb animal and bird viewing opportunities as well as the stunning and mighty Murchison Falls.
  • The major portion of Queen Elizabeth National Park, between Lake Edward and Lake George, is a more concentrated version of East African parks in terms of wildlife, but with fewer spectacular views unless the mist-shrouded Ruwenzori Mountains are visible. The Ugandan Kob is an indigenous antelope found only in Uganda (and is on the coat of arms along with the crested crane, including on currency). A drive around the south edge of the Ruwenzori Range’s volcanic crater lakes is worth considering. In this park, the park contains the highest number of hippos in Africa, as well as the renowned tree climbing lions.
  • Kibale Forest National Park, near Fort Portal, is well-known for chimp monitoring and comes highly recommended. Birders will be aware that some of the finest birding in Central Africa can also be found here. In the vicinity are the Kasese Crater Lakes.
  • The Rwenzori Mountains are a mountain range in southern Uganda that borders the Democratic Republic of Congo. It stretches for 120 kilometers (75 miles) and is 48 kilometers (30 miles) broad, with Mt Stanley (5109 meters/16,761 feet) at its highest point. The range was originally mentioned as the “Mountains of the Moon” by ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century, and was first climbed by Italian explorers in 1896. Its ice cover has shrunk from 6.4 square kilometers (2.5 square miles) a century ago to less than 1.28km2 by the end of 2006. (0.5 sq mi). Mitandi is located in the Rwenzori Mountains near Fort Portal. The location offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the highlands and learn about the Bakonzo mountain people’s culture.
  • On Victoria Lake, the Ssese Islands are a lovely series of islands with secluded beaches and a little of forest. You could easily spend half a day walking through the jungle on your own. There is bilharzia in Victoria Lake, so if you go swimming, be sure to see a doctor afterwards. The journey to the Ssese islands, on the other hand, should take about 8 hours. Busi Island, which is around 45 minutes from Entebbe, is another option. There is a camp site with a hostel with a limited number of beds and several bandas that are currently being built.
  • Lake Bunyonyi is likely one of Africa’s deepest lakes. Swimming is popular owing to the low frequency of bilharzia parasites and the lack of hippos and crocodiles on the twenty-nine islands that make up the archipelago. The lake is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) long and 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) broad, and it is located at an elevation of 1,950 meters (6,437 ft).

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