Uganda Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 42%, Uganda is still irrevocably linked to the regime of Idi Amin, who nearly brought the country to the brink of ruin in the 1970s. However, the reality of the situation is that these troubled times are ancient history with the Uganda of today being one of the most tolerant cultures in all of Africa. From the moment that you arrive, you'll feel the honest warmth of the Ugandan people, who will welcome you like long-lost relatives. It's a bit refreshing and something you definitely won't experience everywhere that you go. And the fact that the country also offers several world class destinations, just makes it all the more appealing for visitors. Make a beeline first to the country's emerald green highlands in search of the elusive mountain gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the best and safest places to view these giants of the forest in their natural habitat. It also packs a punch for the adrenaline junky, where you can raft the Class IV rapids of the mighty Blue Nile, an experience that will set your heart racing at maximum speed. Keeping with the water theme, Uganda also sits on the shores of Lake Victoria - the largest lake in all of Africa - where the pace of life is laidback and offers the perfect place to recover and bring the heart rate back to normal. From a cultural perspective, take a detour into the Bantu kingdoms, which have their own distinct language and culture and are simply fascinating. In summary, Uganda is a gorgeous, diverse and friendly place to visit, where your most lasting memory may end up being the smiles of everyone that you met.
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Take on the maelstrom of churning through Grade V rapids as you raft down the mighty Blue Nile, a major tributary of the Nile River. When it comes to whitewater rafting, this is about as good as it gets anywhere in the world. T....
Lace up the boots as you embark upon Uganda's Rwenzori Mountain Trek, a trip that will take you from tropical rainforests to alpine meadows, a journey that is unique in all of Africa. The mountain range - dubbed the Mountains of....
Trek through Uganda's lush Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a forest that has one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. The park offers a habitat to hundreds of species of animals, including the elusive and endangered moun....
|Coordinates:||1 00 N, 32 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Swahili|
|Currency:||Ugandan Shilling (UGX)|
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- Location: Uganda