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Uganda, home to Mountain Gorilla

Many people travel to Uganda to see the Mountain Gorillas that Uganda is famed for. Uganda is the home to half of world's remaining population of mountain gorillas. Popularly known as the 'Pearl of Africa', Uganda's most famous attraction is the Bwindi 'Impenetrable' Forest home to the elusive and treasured mountain Gorilla. Half the total population of the world's gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains in Uganda where the Zaire, Rwanda and Burundi borders meet. The other half is found in the Bwindi Forest in Uganda.

Amongst other Uganda attractions are the Murchison's Falls, Queen Elizabeth and the world's largest freshwater lake - Lake Victoria. The diverse cultures as well as the hospitable people of Uganda are a major attraction to many. From the moment you land at Entebbe’s modern and efficient international airport, with its breathtaking equatorial location on the forested shore of island-strewn Lake Victoria, it is clear that Uganda is no ordinary safari destination. There is more to see than one can imagine but t
he most popular locations include:

Uganda's Leading Travel Attractions:
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safaris
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
White Water Rafting in Uganda
Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris
Rwenzori Mountains Climbing
Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventures
Uganda Bird-Watching Safaris
Kampala - The Vibrant Capital City
Map of Uganda

Map of Uganda

Uganda has a lot of interesting attractions to see in many spots of the country. Owing to a variety of habitats with abundant grass, Uganda supports an incredible range of biodiversity including mountain gorillas. In order to protect and effectively manage these invaluable resources on a sustainable basis, the Uganda National Parks department was established in 1952. Presently the organisation manages 10 parks.
Uganda Location and Climate
Often rated as Africa's friendliest country, Uganda is a land of infinite variety. For long, Uganda has been referred to as 'the Switzerland' of Africa due to its sheer physical beauty. It is here you will discover your ancestry as well as experience the wonders of its diverse natural heritage. Uganda's national parks reflect the extraordinary diversity of the country's natural resources: fresh water lakes, swamps, mountains, forests, woodland, rolling plains and grassland.

Uganda enjoys one of the best climates in the world. It is sunny and green all year around with two distinct rainy seasons stretching from March to May and September to November. However, rain can occur anytime. The temperature average 27C with the highest being 31C in the Karamoja and Kasese regions and lowest being 15C in kabale

Uganda lies astride the equator and bordered by Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and Sudan in the North.The only African country with high altitude despite being right on Equator.Any question on uganda get in touch with our Travel and Tour Experts.

 
Uganda Travel Tips and Best Time To Visit
Uganda, home to Mountain Gorilla
Uganda can be visited at any time, though mountain hikes, gorilla tracking and other forest walks are more challenging during the rains, which generally peak over mid-September to November and March to May. Uganda is the home to half of world's remaining population of mountain gorillas. It is located in east-central Africa, situated north and northwest of Lake
Victoria. It is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan on the North, Kenya on the east, Tanzania on the South, Rwanda on the southwest and Zaire on the northwest. Uganda has a pleasant climate year round with minor temperature variations.

The altitude on a Uganda safari varies from 1,000 meters to 2,400 meters above sea level. Days are pleasant, 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and nights moderate, 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. At higher altitudes it can be cooler, especially at Bwindi. The green season is usually from mid March to mid May and again during November, in my opinion the best times to go to Uganda. East Africa is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required. All visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs. It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water. Entebbe International Airport, which lies 40km from the capital Kampala, is serviced by a number of international airlines, including SN Brussels, British Airways, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Rwandair Express, Egypt Air and Ethiopian Airlines. Uganda can also be reached overland from Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. More>>>
Further Information and Travel Planning
Most of the Uganda's attractions, National Parks and Wildlife Reserves shown here are featured within various Uganda safari itineraries featured in this site. We have a wide range of carefully designed gorilla tours to carefully selected parks and game reserves in Uganda that will give you a rewarding Uganda wildlife safari or Gorilla Tracking Adventure. Your safari consultant will always be at your assistance should you need a tailor-made holiday to any of these locations within Uganda. For more information regarding this topic, please DO NOT hesitate to contact us.
 
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