Uganda - Eastern Africa

Uganda - The Land Of Great Lakes.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria.

Average weather and climate in Uganda

Uganda is sunny most of the year with temperatures rarely rising above 29 degrees (84 degrees Fahrenheit). The average annual temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius (78° Fahrenheit). The rainy season is from March till May and October till November. Light rain season falls in November and December. Dry seasons are from December to February and June to August.

KAMPALA

Kampala is the capital and largest city in Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division and Lubaga Division. The city is coterminous with Kampala District.

SIGHTSEEING/THINGS TO DO IN KAMPALA

The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the site of the burial grounds for four kabakas, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Uganda Museum is a museum in Kampala, Uganda, which displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage

Saint Mary's Cathedral Rubaga, commonly referred to as Rubaga Cathedral, is the parent cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda. It is the home church of Archbishop of Kampala

Mandela National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Uganda.

ACCOMMODATION

SPEKE HOTEL (3*)

Speke Hotel is named after the famous British explorer, John Hanning Speke, who discovered ''The source of River Nile.'' Speke Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in Uganda. Built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s, it has gone through renovations but still maintains its colonial ambiance. Recommended for families and couples.

Website:www.spekehotel.com

SHERATON HOTEL (4*)

Kampala's only international hotel brand the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and welcomes travelers with a relaxed ambience and a dazzling array of upscale amenities.

Just 45 minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport, we are within reach of the Central Business District.Recommended for families and couples.

Website:www.sheratonkampala.com

SERENA KAMPALA (5*)

Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the hotel stands amidst 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life. Recommended for families and couples.

Website:www.serenahotels.com/

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic

Of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It comprises 331 square kilometers (128 sq. mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Birding in Bwindi: The varied habitats of Uganda’s oldest forest mean it is the ideal habitat for a variety of birds, with 350 species recorded, including 23 endemics (90% of all Albertine Rift endemics) such as the Short-tailed Warbler and Blue-headed Sunbird as well as seven IUCN red data listed species.

Cultural Encounters in Bwindi: Explore the culture of the local Bakiga and Batwa communities with village walks, blacksmith visits, craft shops and vibrant dances - all against the astounding backdrop of the forest-covered hills of Bwindi.

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for its Mountain Gorilla populations and gorilla tracking although, it also offers some of the finest montane forest birding in Africa and is a key destination for any birder doing a Safari to Uganda.

Hiking/Nature Walks in Bwindi: There are six main nature trails in Buhoma for those who wish to explore the “impenetrable forest”, including waterfall walks, forest walks, primate encounters, mountain views and impressive bird life.

JINJA

Jinja is the second largest town in Uganda, Africa. It is the second busiest commercial center in the country, after Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Jinja was established in 1907.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN JINJA

Go Rafting

Bungee Jumping

Jet Boating

Tandem Kayaking

Birding Safari on the Nile

Village Walk

ACCOMMODATION

JINJA NILE RESORT HOTEL (3*)

Situated in Jinja, this hotel is close to Bujagali Falls, Jinja Temple, and Source of the Nile River. Area attractions also include Jinja Golf Club. Recommended for families and couples.

Website:www.madahotels.com

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

The Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is Uganda's most-visited National Park.

The national park is located in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. Its location is approximately 376 kilometers (234 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The town of Kasese lies just outside the northeastern edge of the park, while the town of Bushenyi, is situated just outside the park's southeastern boundaries.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Caves in Queen Elizabeth :Tucked beneath the shady canopy of the Maramagambo Forest is the “Bat Cave”.

Chimp Tracking in Queen Elizabeth : The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology.

Wildlife Research Tours in Queen Elizabeth :For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure.

ACCOMMODATION

MWEYA HOTEL (4*)

Mweya Safari Lodge is located in Western Uganda within Queen Elizabeth National Park here where you see the sign post for Mweya Lodge turn left and go onto the murram road. Continue driving through Queen Elizabeth National Park until you reach Mweya Safari Lodge.Recommended for families and couples.

Website:www.mweyalodge.com


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