For those looking to discover someplace beautiful and off the beaten track, Uganda is a rapidly developing tourist destination with something for everyone. Less modernised than neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Rwanda, Uganda offers Africa as you’ve always imagined it – wild, verdant, beautiful, and just waiting to be explored.
Many come to Uganda looking for an up close and personal experience with its most famous primate residents – the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. What many don’t realize is that Uganda is a fully fledged safari destination in its own right, with Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park being particularly good for game viewing.
Those seeking to explore Uganda’s history will find that the nation’s capital, Kampala, is awash with the nation’s rich (and sometimes dark) past.
A big part of Uganda’s charm is its natural beauty, but that isn’t to say that the modern conveniences that contemporary travellers crave cannot be found. Uganda is home to fantastic lodges, amazing tented camps, and brilliant backpacker budget options.