Tourism in Uganda is an industry that has grown significantly over the past few decades, with more and more people choosing to explore the region. Eco-tourism is a concept that is becoming more prevalent in Uganda with several tour companies offering full package holidays to take the stress out of organising your own adventure. With so many beautiful places to visit, you might be confused as to where to start your journey. Although it is unlikely that you’ll see all of the country, there are a few places you should definitely visit before you head home!
Uganda has several National Parks that are all absolutely stunning places. The Murchison Falls National Park is one such place and is at the north end of the Albertine Rift Valley. It is one of the oldest and largest conservation areas of Uganda and has some of the most amazing displays of wildlife that can be seen in the country. It is common to see giraffes, buffalo, hippopotamuses and elephants wondering around as well as large crocodiles. The Murchison Falls National Park is a great place to hire a tour guide who can teach you a little bit about the Swahili language whilst also showing you around the game reserves, you can also organise all kinds of sporty activities in the park with them.
Kidepo National Park is another spectacular part of Uganda that is not to be missed. Boasting beautiful landscapes and stunning scenery, Kidepo is an impressive 1442km2, surrounded by huge mountain ranges. If you visit the park between April and September you can expect the rainy season to swell the rivers, however outside of this time there is barely any flowing water to be seen. If you’re going to visit Kidepo then the best way to make the most of your trip is to drive there across the country. It is in the north-eastern region of Uganda close to the Kenyan border and easily reached via road.
Uganda is a country that is great to visit any time of the year and even if you do arrive in the rainy season, there will still be a huge amount for you to do, see and enjoy. Wherever and whenever you do decide to visit, make sure you don’t forget your camera!