Why Visit Uganda : There are a million reasons why Uganda is always visitors’ favorite travel destination in the world. Among the many reasons include its uniqueness, featuring a combination of distinct tourist attractions of travelers’ interest and some of these attractions don’t exist in any other part of the world.

From authentic African cultures to untapped wilderness, Uganda is amazingly a complete African safari destination priding herself of 10 magnificent parks, water bodies including the Source of the Nile River, world’s freshest water lake- Lake Victoria, 12 game/wildlife reserves and countless cultural/heritage sites. These and a lot more make Uganda a true pearl of Africa.

Hospitable people & rich cultures

In 2017, Uganda was named the world’s friendliest nation for a good reason. Ugandans are amazingly the most hospitable people worth interacting with on an African safari. They are warm welcoming offering that endless smile with visitor enjoying that feel of being at home.

Besides, Uganda is one of the world’s distinct countries with diversity of tribes/cultural groups. Over 56 different tribes all harmoniously live in this compact land locked country, each having unique cultures, traditions, practices, lifestyles, dances and more. The country’s most sought for cultures by Uganda safari holidaymakers concentrate around Central Uganda, Western, Eastern/Northeast and the North. Visit Uganda 2022 and experience authenticity of African cultures, traditions, dances, foods and a lot more.

Home to endangered mountain gorillas

Mountain gorillas are a few massive apes on earth living in only 3 countries; Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo. These apes have a unique trait- sharing over 98.5% of their DNA with humans and an encounter with them in Uganda’s jungles is with no doubt a lifetime experience. It should be noted that mountain gorillas are never in the zoo and visiting Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking is interestingly a great opportunity to capture lasting memories with them right in their natural habitats.

Over 1063 mountain gorillas are believed to be still thriving on earth and of these, half of them are right in the pristine protected areas of Uganda. Mountain gorilla encounters in Uganda are possible only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Amazingly, Uganda is also pocket-friendly gorilla safari destination offering a chance to primate lovers worldwide to see mountain gorillas at USD700 per person for gorilla permit.


Uganda is remarkably Africa’s top birding spot, hosting over 1080 bird species of these 60% are all bird species in Africa and 11% of the world’s bird species. The diverse bird species are spotted nearly everywhere in Uganda from montane forests, tropical lowland forests, wetlands, lakes, rivers, cities, savannas to mention but a few.

birding safari in uganda

Uganda hosts resident, migratory birds with a significant number of endemic bird species including the fox’s weavers, African green broadbill, Rwenzori turacos, African green breasted pitta etc. The country’s top birding spots include among others Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba Wetland, Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park and more.

Big five African game

In Africa, there are a few places to visit to see all the big 5 game (elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos and buffaloes) and remarkably, Uganda offers nature lovers that opportunity. All the big 5 game live in Uganda and they exist in various destinations. This makes Uganda a bucket-list travel destination for most travelers on African safaris.

The key spots to see the big African game in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park which also hosts the tree climbing lions, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for viewing rhinos etc.

The Source of the Nile River

Uganda isn’t only a home to the second largest fresh water lake- Lake Victoria but also has the Source of the Nile River. The 6650km long River Nile is Africa’s natural wonder and has its Source is right in the Pearl of Africa. A visit to the Source of the Nile is a lifetime opportunity for adventure seekers to challenge themselves with rewarding experiences ranging from white water rafting, bungee jumping, boat cruise, kayaking to jet boating.

Other amazing attractions/reasons/activities why you should visit Uganda include hiking/climbing through the world’s legendary mountains like the Snow-Capped Mountains of the Moon/Rwenzori Mountains (5109m), Mount Elgon, Virunga Volcanoes.

There are also 3 World Heritage Sites worth visiting that is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kasubi Royal Tombs and Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Uganda is also known for its best weather due to its ideal location astride Equator crossing.

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