- Location: In Central Africa surrounded by the Democratic Republic of Congo to its west, Sudan to its north, Kenya to its east, Lake Victoria to its southeast, Tanzania to its south and Rwanda to its southwest
- Country Capital: Kampala
- Language/s: English, Luganda
- Currency: Ugandan Shilling
- Time Zone: UTC + 3
- ISD Code: 256
- Best Time to Visit: All through the year
- International Airport: Entebbe International Airport
The vast pastures of land, enchanting landscapes along with the rugged terrain make Uganda an abode to natural beauty and aura. The uncountable must-see places in Uganda, that basically comprise national parks with some of the most famous waterfalls of the world make it one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. A mesmerizing destination for tourists with all attractions of Africa condensed within 237,000 square kilometers, the must-see places in Uganda are both enticing and impressive. It is home to the highest African mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, and also the source of the Nile River. So while you are sitting at home, wondering how to plan out your holiday trip, just contact your nearest travel agency to drop into this marvelous place.
Uganda is the right place for those who wish to explore the true untouched beauty of nature, the wildness within the never-ending dense forests and the rare species of trees and animals that reside in the core of the jungle. This heart touching country, which was considered as the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill is renowned for the Rwenzori National Park, which is one of the must-see places in Uganda. If you are looking for some adventure and excitement then you can enjoy an excellent hiking experience in the mountains, forests, and the Nile river. Locally referred to as, ‘mountains of the moon’, this park is located 4000 meters above Albertine Rift Valley. This beauteous park with glaciers, lakes, and waterfalls will be a preferable Uganda sightseeing destination for you.
If you have an eye for beauty and can grasp the underlying charm of the country amidst the dense gloomy forests, then Uganda has much for you in-store other than just wildlife. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known for the gigantic apes. An excellent destination for Gorilla tracking, this national park is one of the must-see places in Uganda, which is a 9 hours journey from Kampala, the capital of the country. You can even enjoy the spectacular scenic beauty of the Murchison Falls National Park located on the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. The unparalleled beauty of the Murchison Fall added to the verdure of the overgrown savanna around it will leave you dumbstruck. Apart from all these, the other tropical forests of the country like Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park have come up as primary tourist destinations in Uganda.
After you have ventured the gruesome interiors of this African wilderness, take some time to saunter around the cultural heritage places of the country. You can visit the famous Kasubi Tomb that is ten minutes away from the capital city of Kampala. Considered to be a world heritage site, the tombs testifies the masterpiece artistry, architectural excellence and the rich cultural tradition of the Buganda Kingdom. The Uganda Museum is yet another must-see the place in Uganda that is worth a visit if you wish to know about the rich cultural heritage of the people of Uganda. Here, you can obtain information on the natural, ethnological, and historical facts of the country.
The country known for its forests, lakes, mountains and of course the origination point of Nile river, has turned out to be a fantasy land for its exciting adventure scopes like bird watching, cultural and eco-tourism, forest, guided walks, fishing, white water rafting, chimpanzee tracking, mountaineering cycling, and balloon safaris. So while you are trying to organize your schedule to visit all the must-see places in Uganda, don’t forget to venture the other adventures of Uganda.
When to Visit Uganda
Uganda with its tropical climate is enjoyable throughout the year, though the period between December and February can get really hot.
Travel to Uganda
Entebbe International Airport on the banks of Victoria Lake is the principal airport of Uganda having flights to and from Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Dubai, Dar es Salaam, Cairo, Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Kigali, Nairobi, and Johannesburg. Uganda might also be reached by bus from Kenya.
List of must-see places in Uganda
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Ssese Islands
- Rwenzori Mountains National Park
- The Source of the Nile
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Uganda Museum
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Kibale National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- The Kasubi Tombs