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Uganda is one place on earth where people seeking to see wild animals in the jungle can visit. It’s a landlocked country located in east Africa neighboring Kenya, Rwanda, south Sudan, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. The country has a number of tourist attractions and among the most selling and preferred tourism destination. Uganda must be among the must visit tourism destinations just because of her natural beauty and the unique encounters people are likely to have while in the country. The attractions in Uganda cannot be fully exploited in short time and therefore lets look at must watch attractions by tourists on a tip to Uganda.
Primates are the closest wild animals to human beings having over 98% DNA similar to humans. The major primates in Uganda include the chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga forest national park.
Kibale forest national park has the highest number of chimpanzees in east and central Africa and the best place to go for chimpanzee tracking. There are trails in the park that tourists follow as they track chimpanzees and the tourists interested in getting closer to the chimpanzees can go for the chimpanzee habituation experience where they spend the whole day in the wild learning more about their closest relatives.
The mountain gorillas are the other primates that tourists should not miss meeting while on Uganda wildlife safaris. Mountain gorillas are very endangered species that are only remaining 900 on the planet. Half of the number (over 400) inhabits the jungles of Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla parks and any one visiting any of the two national parks is guaranteed of seeing a mountain gorilla. Best mountain gorilla experiences can be experienced during the dry season and its always the peak season.
The Source Of The Great River Nile
River Nile is the longest river in the world and it starts its journey from lake victoria at Jinja in Uganda. The source of the Nile at Jinja was discovered in the 19th centaury by john Speke a European explorer and since then, the source of the Nile at Jinja became known to many people around the world.
There are boats that always take tourists around the giving them a chance to clearly view the source of the Nile. There are also many craft shops around where one can buy souvenirs for remembrances of their visit to Uganda.
Those interested in exploring lake victoria can also go for boat trips along the lake with sightings of a number of bird species. Adventurous tourists interested in thrilling experiences can explore the source of the Nile in locally made canoes. For remarkable experiences, tourists are advised to visit the source of the Nile in the evening hours in order to get a chance of viewing the sun setting over the Nile.
Other major activities that can be experienced by tourists along the Nile include white water rafting along the rapids in Jinja.
The Big Five Mammals
These mainly include lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes that can be seen in the Murchison falls conservation area. Lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards can be seen within the national park during game drives and boat trips while the rhinos can be seen at the Zziwa rhino sanctuary located in Nakasongola and can be viewed en route to Murchison.
Leopards are nocturnal animals and can be best viewed during night game drives or very early in the morning when they are coming back from their major hunting areas.
There are many other attractions that tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris must not miss some of which include the unique bird species and above all the unique cultural practices by the people.