In terms of size, Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa. Birding tours here can spot 300 species in a single day. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats and this richness is reflected in its ever-burgeoning bird list of over 1000 species. Amongst these are many special endangered birds such as the shoebill stork, standard winged Nightjar, the great blue Turaco, the Green broadbill, and numerous endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley that are rare to find elsewhere on Uganda safari
Uganda has a unique description which cannot be close to the truth….situated in the fertile heart of Africa, astride the Equator boasts of a wide diversity of landscape, from rugged snow-capped mountains, the vast flatlands stretching to the horizon, Uganda offers visitors a wealth of breathtaking scenery, with a range of broad savannah, rain forests to arid – semi-desert, plenty of wetlands and abundant fresh rain forests. It is within such a charming climate that has natured and protected the mountain gorillas that still survive on earth.
It is estimated that not more than 600 still survive on earth and that those still surviving life in the environs of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the southwestern part of Uganda.
Every visitor coming to Uganda would wish to get into contact with these gentle giants moreover our distant cousins. Uganda should treat gorilla tracking as the pinnacle of the tourism industry in the country if they are to continue attracting more numbers of tourists visiting the country and increase passes to visit these gentle giants. Below is my gorilla experience.
The spectacular scenery of undulating hills, the legendary mountains of the moon- Rwenzoris that provide challenging climbing expeditions and the Nile offering challenging white water rafting.
The warmth of the Equator and the cool breezes of Natural forests and mist mountains generate a tender climate throughout the year not to be enjoyed anywhere else in Africa.
Uganda’s tourism wealth can be discovered in the following national parks:
• Queen Elizabeth national park
• Murchison Falls national park
• Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famous for gorilla trekking safaris
• Semuliki, Kidepo for wildlife safaris
• Lake Mburo National parks.
• Freshwater Lakes, and Rivers and Islands – Ssese Islands
• Other than parks there are natural forests- Budongo, Maramagambo, etc.
Uganda’s cultural history has made it one of the most visited by tourists.