Uganda is blessed with lots of things to see that include established tourism sites and potential attractions that have not yet been visited by tourists. These attractions include places of interest where tourists visit, typically for their inherent or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, offering leisure, adventure or amusement opportunities.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Uganda has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites that include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Kasubi Tombs which tourists can visit for their exceptional attractions not found anywhere else. Bwindi Impenetrable National is known for the critically endangered Mountain gorillas, Rwenzori Mountains for Invigorating Mountain climbing to the Snow-capped Peaks and Kasubi Tombs for significant Cultural attractions.
Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi & Mgahinga National Park
Tracking the endangered mountain gorillas is one of the rare things to do on a safari in Uganda. This adventure is carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, home to over 400 mountain gorillas and also in Mgahinga National Park, part of the broader Virunga Region. Amongst all adventure safaris taken in Uganda, gorilla trekking safaris have made Uganda famous! Remember mountain gorillas can be found in only three countries; Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).
Gorilla tracking is also part of the many tourist attractions in Uganda, a safari in Uganda wouldn’t be complete without gorilla trekking. Uganda is actually the best place to go as they have the largest number of gorilla families in the Bwindi National Park. The other gorillas are found in Mgahinga National park and this one has one gorilla group and this one usually moves to Rwanda and it’s not constant. The gorilla permits in Uganda are sold at only $600 which is less compared to that of Rwanda which is 750 dollars.
This country is also blessed with all kinds of wildlife and many people don’t realize all there is to see. Kampala which is the capital of Uganda will make you feel like you’re an Asia with electronics shops on every corner and the people of Uganda are extremely friendly. Also the new integration of Uganda into the Eastern Africa Community is great for tourism as well. The many tourist attractions which have attracted many tourists to come to Uganda for safaris include; Gorilla trekking, city tour in Kampala, Equator, white water rafting, Lake Victoria, chimpanzees, and many more.
Kampala – the Capital of Uganda
Kampala city is also believed to be one of the liveliest cities in Africa where people never sleep; it’s occupied by clubs which operate 24 hours and this keeps the city lively to the tourists. There are many attractions which are o unique only to this city and these include; the bahai temple, Namugongo shrine which is the place where the Uganda martyrs were burnt from by King Mwanga, there is also Gaddaffi mosque, Owino market which has most of the items needed by the local nationals, Makerere University, Kasubi tombs, Bulange building, masengere building, the newly constructed building to the Kabaka of Buganda and many more. The other attractions also include; the Equator, white water rafting, Lake Victoria, mountains, and many more.