Adorably nicknamed as ‘the pearl of Africa’ by Winston Churchill, Uganda, the East African country has always been a favourite among the adventurous, intrepid travellers. However, the country is recently becoming one of the must-visit countries among the average travellers too, and thousands of tourists every year are travelling to this country to experience the taste of the Uganda adventures. However, being a destination which has only been gaining popularity in the last few years, there are a lot of questions which comes to mind when someone tries to plan a trip to Uganda. And if you are planning to visit the country for the first time, here are some information which will surely help you to plan your vacation.
Best time to visit
The main reason people visit Uganda is the diverse wildlife which call this country home to, and the weather plays a huge role if you want to spot some of these animals in their own habitat. The main rainy season in Uganda starts from the month of March and ends by Late May, and during this season, the vegetation in the national park grows a lot which makes spotting the animals much difficult. The secondary rainy season starts during the end of October and ends during early December. Apart from these months, you can visit Uganda at almost any time of the year, and you will surely have a great time. However, June to September is the high season in Uganda and if you want to visit the country during these months, you should apply for your gorilla trekking permit beforehand.
Things you must try out in Uganda
1. Gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most popular and unique activities one can enjoy here. The country serves as a home to over half of the population of gorillas in the whole world, which make spotting these primates in the wild pretty probable. It is an activity full of fun and adventure and seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat will surely be a memory which you will cherish forever.
2. Wildlife safari
No one can travel to Uganda and not go for a wildlife safari. Uganda is famous for its biodiversity, and the jungles and the numerous national parks of this country are home to a huge number of animals. Hundreds of different species of animals live in these jungles, starting from African lions, elephants, zebras, different species of monkeys, hippopotamus, to different kinds of birds and lizards and insects. You can see some of these beautiful animals in their habitat when you go for a wildlife safari. It is an experience which you cannot afford to miss when you visit here.
3. Experience the culture and history
Uganda is one of the oldest countries in Africa. In fact, its capital Kampala is said to be the first city of the whole African continent. This long history of this country makes it a very culture-rich country. You can visit the museums present in the capital city to learn all about Uganda’s history, visit their cultural centres to experience the rich culture or spend some time with the local people to learn the ways and nuances of their daily lives.