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Uganda is known as the Perl of Africa, comprising of distinctive natural beauty and is among the leading safari destinations in East Africa. The country offers memorable adventure holidays with unique tourism attractions encompassing trekking endangered mountain gorillas, visit Murchison falls, adrenaline white water rafting at the source of the river Nile in Jinja, authentic culture, very good climate all year round. Uganda is totally a traveler’s dream destination and a must not miss out when in Africa.
The following are a must see Ugandan destinations
Murchison Falls Boat Trips
The Nile in mid western Uganda falls below a hard rock forming the famous Murchison falls. The falls form a mist and permanent rain ball and are among the top adventure attractions in the country. Tourists can view them while on launch cruises at the bottom or can hike and view them from the rock above.
What makes Murchison falls much more unique and attractive are the various wildlife species in Murchison falls national park that include elephants, hippos, crocodiles and number of birds that can be viewed by tourists on boat trips to view the great falls. Other outstanding wildlife species in the park include the lions, leopards, buffaloes and the rhinos at the Zziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola.
They are located in southwestern Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga gorilla national parks. Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla parks offers thrilling forest adventures with sightings of various wildlife species that include a number of primates like monkeys, birds and many others.
Mountain gorillas are very unique mammals with 95% DNA similar to humans and only remaining in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable has half of the remaining mountain gorillas on the planet with 14 habituated gorilla families. Each mountain gorilla family can be trekked by only 8 tourists a day and mountain gorilla trekking permits are sold at $600 only.
Source of the River Nile Water Rafting In Jinja
The river Nile adventure is one most exciting tourism activities all adventure travellers and you just cannot skip it on your trip to Uganda. The White Nile in Jinja is referred to the adventure capital of east Africa with rapids that favors white water rafting activities to effectively take place in the area.
The Nile rafting in Jinja offers adrenaline activities in the great river Nile in its early stages. Rafting is an adventure for go getter and not faint hearted people because while on the grade 5 rapids, all of you may find yourselves in the waters of the Nile, there is no need to fear this because there is always a rescue raft team to get tourists out of the water.
This adventurous activity is open all kinds of people and can be enjoyed any day of the year.
Mountain Rwenzori is located in western Uganda and has the third highest peak Margherita on the continent on mount Stanley standing at 5,109 meters above sea level. The Rwenzori peaks are snow capped with a number of glaciers.
Hiking the Rwenzori is among the adventure activities that tourists in Uganda can engage in however it requires one to be physically fit and stable health wise well equipped with the necessary hiking gear especially heavy coats for warmth because the mountain top freezes below zero degrees.
There are well developed hiking routes uphill and potters who can be hired to carry luggage for the tourists going for the hike. The Rwenzori hike provides en route sightings of some of the rare wildlife species like the three-horned chameleon and a number of birds endemic to the Albertine region. Other wildlife species that can be viewed in the Rwenzori area include forest elephants, leopards, chimpanzees and many others.