Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa because of the abundant biodiversity, color, profusion, brilliant life and serene beauty. The country has a variety of things to offer. In fact, everything you might need in the world travel is most likely to be in Uganda.
Uganda boasts some of Africa’s most stunning landscapes, crystal clear lakes, snow capped mountains, tropical rain forests, semi hared savanna, primates, birds, and much more. Winston Churchill called Uganda the Pearl of Africa after describing it as a fairly tale with unique environmental attributes, and moderate climate due to the country's location on the equator. Words are not enough to describe Uganda but you need to see the country for yourself.
The mountain gorillas
The endangered mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries in the world and that is the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Half of the world‘s mountain gorillas can be found in Uganda, making it the top tourist destination for the endangered species.
The Rewenzori mountain
The Rewenzori Mountain, also called the mountain of the moon, will leave you in awe of beauty as you behold different ecological habitats from Savannah grasslands, rain forests, Heath, Alpine and permanent ice and snow. Some of it's striking peaks are covered with glaciers. It is the third highest mountain in Africa, and the most difficult to climb.
Uganda has the highest concentration of birds in Africa boasting over 1,040 species of birds. In Uganda, you will find migrator birds from North Africa and Europe. Queen Elizabeth is the number one birding destination with over 600 birds found. All national Parks offer birding opportunities while you see the world's biggest bird in kidepo valley national Park.
The devils cauldron is one one of the most beautiful scenic views in Murchison Falls National Park. The Nike forced itself though an eight meter space forming a 45 meter water fall forming into a stream that flows into Lake Albert. The devil's caudron also provides a breath taking view of a rainbow. A boat ride to the bottom of the falls will provide you with closer views of the devil's cauldron. A boat ride to this feature normally lasts for about three to four hours with endless panoramic views of the Nile Flora and fauna, and the far endless plains.
The Ugandan people are very rich in culture. Many tribes have preserved their unique cultures from the ancient times. The Kisubi Royal tombs, which is the virtual place for Baganda kings, recognized this as a world cuturual heritage site. It’s one of the typical African built buildings with vegan materials from sub Saharan Africa. There are so many cultural sites all over the country, and lots to learn from the people, including the nomadic Karamajongs. Tourists can get a taste of all cultures within the city at the Ndere Cultural Center. Uganda has over 45 different ethnic groups with its own unique, rich culture.
Uganda is very rich in wildlife including the tree climbing lions, that can be also found in Lake Manyara in Tanzania. Other animals in Uganda are swift cheetahs, fierce leopards, enormous elephants, powerful buffaloes, rhinos, bush bucks, water busks, reed bucks, bush duckers, hyenas, hippos, monkeys, snakes, and many more. In Uganda, you can certainly see the most amazing animals in Africa. The abundant wildlife can be found in the 12 game reserves and 10 national parks with over 1,500 mammal species.
The people of Uganda are one of the most friendliest people you can find on Earth. They are warm, welcoming and always hospitable to foreigners. Most of the locals can speak basic English or kiswahili languages.
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