Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda offers a smorgasbord of impressive attractions and unique things that you can’t see or do anywhere else. Not only can you go mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, but can also stand in two different hemispheres at once in this country.
Amazing wildlife, awe-inspiring waterfalls, grand lakes, vibrant culture, and heart-racing adventures all await you in Uganda. Uganda embraces many ecosystems, from the tall volcanic mountains of the eastern and western frontiers to the densely forested swamps of the Albert Nile River and the rainforests of the country’s central plateau. The land is richly fertile, and Ugandan coffee has become both a mainstay of the agricultural economy and a favourite of connoisseurs around the world.
Cultural diversity—from the Ganda culture in the south and Acholi and Lango cultures in the north to the influence of South Asians past and present—has produced a wide variety of lifestyles and interests among Ugandans. The country possesses a rich tradition of theatre, ranging from the very active National Theatre in Kampala to hundreds of small, local theatrical groups.
In the countryside, the year is filled with a variety of festivals and ritual celebrations, including marriage “introductions,” weddings, births, christenings, and other familial gatherings. As in other places, the agricultural year is marked by a number of important events that require social gatherings
The best time to visit Uganda is between June to August and December to February, which is during the dry seasons. Wildlife viewing is at its peak. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can't avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.
Explore the Nature and Wildlife of Uganda - 8 Days
With just over a week in Uganda, you can see most of the country's highlights. You'll visit incredible national parks like Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, and the primaeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Gorilla trekking, eat some of the local food, lion Tracking and spotting tree climbing lions in Ishasha, visit the main local markets, tour Kampala, visit the Uganda Martyrs shrine and cathedrals, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga, stop by the Equator Crossing, visit Art Galleries, visit the Source of the Nile in Jinja, and many more!
If you are interested in domestic flights to local destinations, there are some airlines like Eagle air fly that can arrange for your flights to most of the remotest areas in Uganda where airfields are. You may also use Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and they arrange flights to Ssese Island.
You can use a taxi which comes in form of vans and mostly has a capacity of about 14 people. They can easily be got in Kampala and they are pocket friendly. Each taxi comes with a driver and a conductor and in case you are not familiar with the destinations feel free to inquire from one of them.
Boda Boda motor cycles
Boda bodas are found in various parts of Kampala and they can maneuver via the traffic but more costly than the taxis
There are also various buses in Kampala that navigate through various routes in Uganda. In Kampala city centre you will find the famous pioneer bus service as well as others that go beyond the city to further areas of Uganda.
This is another perfect means of transportation and there are many car rental companies that you can deal with to get the best and comfortable car for your safaris, whether you plan to go for a self drive adventure or guided tours
All travellers are required to have a PCR COVID-19 Clearance Certificate issued by a recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. Yellow fever and Malaria vaccination certificates are required from those travellers coming from areas of risk. Furthermore, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you are away.