Blessed with a diversity of wildlife and an amazing landscape, Uganda is one of the major eco-tourist destinations in East Africa. Landlocked and endowed, Uganda bordered by Kenya to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, Tanzania to the South, Rwanda to the South West and most notably South Sudan to the North.
With a population of close to 38 million peoples, Uganda presents notably one of the most diverse multicultural traits than any other East African country. This is a flamboyant illustration of the cultural diversity that is a great niche in tourism bequest. From a wide range of cultural practices, tribes and assorted dialect, food/local cuisines, art & craft, Music & Dance and cultural sites, Uganda boasts to be a home to define diversity; conspicuously are the Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs, Nyero Rock painting, Nakayima Tress, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Amabere G’a Nyinamwiru, Naggalabi (Buddo), Ntusi & Bigo By’amugenyi earthworks, Source of the Nile (Speke Monument), Baha’i temple, to reveal but the most admired.
The assorted topography creates habitat for a medley of unique wildlife; Lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffe, elephants, Zebras, Warthogs, a breed of antelope commonly addressed as the endemic Uganda Kob in appreciation of the fauna multiplicity, rhinos and assorted bird species roam the Savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo National Park, to mention but a few whilst the thick forests and the mountains are home to endangered mountain gorilla, the Golden monkey, chimpanzees and other species especially in Bwindi National Park, Kibale Forest N.P, among others. This, further, presents a great Golden Monkey, chimpanzee and mountain gorilla trekking prospect, and bird watching; a vivid thrill for sightseer photographers, bird-watchers and the lovers of nature.
This relentless and endowed landscape is also covered with fresh water boards; rivers, streams, channels and lakes, waterfalls among others. Lakes Victoria, Kyoga, Albert, George, Bunyonyi, Kabaka’s lake; rivers- R.Nile, (White Nile), R. Kafu, R. Rwizi, R. Kagera, R. Muzizi, R. Katonga, channels; Kazinga, Victoria Nile, among others. The diversity of fresh water bodies is not limited to the above but extends to create urge to explore nature in East Africa. It is important to note that the water-masses and areas around are a dreadful habitat to aquatic-life, wildlife like crocodiles, alligators, hippos, among other; a clear reflection of the beauty in nature.
The awe-inspiring views, amazing bio-diversity, mild temperatures, and beautiful weather showcase Uganda as a safari destination of choice and rapidly rising to its deserved spot among the top experiences in East Africa.
The city centers and towns are the alluring tourism positive feature that has largely imparted positively on socio-economic and cultural setting of not only these towns but also the adjacent burgeoning areas of Uganda. Cities and towns like Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Fort Portal, among others have become home to the best hospitality (Hotels, Motels, Apartments, restaurants, fast food franchises) and business centers (gift and Craft shops, Shopping malls, exhibitions, et cetera); places of revitalizing and admiration of the Ugandan-international experience with excellently prepared foreign cuisines, locally rich leisure and glee, among others; one of the key of the tourism industry across East Africa.