The distinctive attraction of Uganda as a tourist destination arises out of the variety of its game stock and its unspoiled scenic beauty. Within a relatively limited space of just over 250,000 square kilometres, Uganda offers an interesting contrast ranging from the wide East African plains and expansive savannah grasslands to the impenetrable, mountain rain forests and snow peaked mountains in the south western parts of the country.
Uganda offers a wide range of bird species and wild range in addition to numerous opportunities for mountain climbing and water sports such as a white water rafting.
Uganda generally has substantial natural resources for tourism with a variety of landscape and ecosystems, climates and cultures. Some of its features are outstanding by international standards such as the sheer variety of bird species, while others are unique. Uganda’s eco-systems and cultural diversity are unaltered and unspoilt by modern commercial influences. Numbers of visitors are small and therefore the Ugandan experience has novelty and rarity values not easily found elsewhere in Africa.
Must See Attractions in Uganda
There are lots of things to see in Uganda. Uganda’s attractions range from natural to cultural attractions and historical landmarks that have been well preserved for the present and future generations. Here are some of the best things to see in Uganda given that the list is endless!
- Mountain Gorillas: This is the Number 1 attraction that most tourists look for in Uganda. The mountain gorillas are found in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park in South Western Uganda.