It’s always a challenge to plan the vacation and first of all choose a place for it. If you are not traveling alone, it’s much more complicated. If you are bored of European sightseeing, seaside resorts, or mountains, there is one more unique place to visit. It is the part of the world that inspires by its originality, danger, primevalness.
A country in East Africa, Uganda, that is situated on the equator. It borders with Tanzania, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Although it is a tiny country, there are so many picturesque landscapes and amazing views to see. From savannahs and impassable forests to snowy mountains. Uganda is also in the African Great Lakes region. And what is more interesting for travelers, most habitations there are close to the borders of the natural parks with wildlife. Lions, elephants, buffalos, great amount of different types of birds, you can even see the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, isn’t it exciting? Arriving in the country as a visitor, you can look through different variants of full safari trips or short excursions for gorilla trekking.
If it’s not enough, let us mention some more places. The Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, that is home to the mountain gorillas, the mighty Nile river and lonesome, unharmed Kidepo Valley. In addition, one of the greatest reserve places in the world – Queen Elizabeth National Park, there are almost 120 animal species and more than 500 types of birds.
Uganda is a place for solo travelers and for family vacations too. There are some restrictions for small kids, but you can always find attractions on any taste. There would be no problems with accommodation. There is a wide variety of safari lodges or camps with all conveniences. It is recommended to reserve the place in advance if it’s possible.
You should remember that there is a better season for visiting Uganda, in order not to have problems with roads or trekking. The top season for gorilla trekking is usually from June to November. Speaking about the climate, summer here is usually from October to April. The temperature varies from 18 to 27 degrees Celsius. The winter season is from May to September. The average temperatures are 25/ 16 degrees Celsius. Long rains are from March to May. But the wettest month here is April. You should remember that in the evenings and at night it gets much more cooler than during the daytime.
Uganda safari is one of the best spots with its variety in nature aspect, opportunities to connect with nature, and even mild temperatures. It is impressive in many things. Uganda is an area where the savannah of East Africa meets the jungles of central Africa. It gives a unique opportunity to watch lions and elephants in the plains and then monkeys through a rainforest.
In addition, it is a place of a bounty of water resources. Therefore, there are river adventures that are also worth taking. The most popular are superb white water rafting in Jinja, river cruises looking for swimming hippos and crocodiles.
All in all, Uganda is not visited by a high percentage of tourists, which means the parks and attractions won’t be crowded. It’s an extraordinary place to visit and collect the best memories from such an adventurous vacation. Moreover, English is one of the official languages of the country, that’s why it will be easy to communicate with staff and local citizens. Like any other countries, Uganda has a lot of cultural sites, which are extremely different and fascinating at the same time. So if you are planning your future vacation, think about the African dream trip. You will never regret it. You can write us for more information and details. We’ll answer any questions.