Uganda is a landlocked country situated in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania and is often described as one of the most beautiful African countries, most notably by Winston Churchill who called the country “the pearl of Africa”. Uganda has spectacular wildlife that is spread across numerous national parks, set up to help conserve and preserve the wildlife and natural land, as well as allows tourists to interact and view nature safely and responsibly. Our Uganda Lodge Specials offer exclusive accommodation at amazing rates, ensuring you get the African holiday of your dreams.
The renowned Kibale National Park is a popular destination for most tourists and the beautiful dense forest houses over 70 species of mammal and 13 species of primate, including the chimpanzee and well over 375 species of birdlife. Kibale National Park adjoins with other national parks in the surrounds to create a free roaming 180km-long corridor for the animals to walk through. Kibale is known to have one of the highest concentrations of primates in Africa, with the chimpanzee being the most popular; other species include Uganda mangabey, Uganda red colobus, and the L’Hoest’s monkey, the blue monkey and the standard black and white colobus. Herds of elephants frequently pass through park, and other mammals include the red and blue duiker, bushbuck, giant forest hogs, buffalo and warthogs. Big cats include lions, cheetahs and golden cats. Kibale has a range of lodges for guests to choose from. All lodges are comfortable and secure, nestled beneath a beautiful canopy of leaves, a wonderfully romantic feel to it. Kibale also offers chimpanzee trekking, where a trained guide helps you trek for these fascinating creatures in their natural environment. To see gorillas, or to go on a gorilla trek, Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park’s specialise in gorilla conservation and trekking, whilst Kibale focuses on chimpanzees. Both gorilla and chimpanzee treks are absolutely breath-taking and one of a kind experiences, that cannot be replicated anywhere else.
For a different experience, the gorgeous Ssese Islands are perfect. The archipelago is made up of 84 islands in the vast Lake Victoria, with very little infrastructure. The islands consist of thick vegetation where primates thrive, as well as beautiful, picturesque views of the riverbank. Activities include water sports, hikes and safaris, viewing the primates as well as the endemic plant and birdlife. Commercial fishing takes place around the islands. The Ssese Islands are the ultimate honeymoon destination, secluded, and with a distinct island vibe. Our Uganda Lodges Specials include honeymoon packages that are sure to make your special trip memorable.
The Uganda Museum, situated in Kampala, is a fascinating culturally enriching experience. The museum showcases ancient Ugandan tools, crafts and writings, instruments and archaeology. As the oldest museum in East Africa, the building itself is a piece of history. Uganda also has a UNESCO World Heritage site – the Kasubi Tombs, a burial site for the four kings of Buganda (a sub-national kingdom located in Uganda), as well as other royal family members. The buildings and tombs are made purely out of natural material, using bare hands to build. Sadly, a fire destroyed most of the buildings but a restoration is taking place.
The city of Kampala is a bustling and vibrant capital has various night clubs, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and world class facilities, offering a brilliant night of partying. Some of the clubs are ultra-trendy and exclusive, while others are more casual and have a very relaxed vibe. If you want to truly let loose, there are a number of minibus services, most popular Trekking Timmy, a local company that drops you off and picks you up from various party destinations throughout the city. Kampala is also rich in culture, with local markets selling hand-crafted goods that make perfect presents for love ones back home.
Uganda is a truly beautiful and wonderful country. It is a colourful African country that has beautiful scenery and some of the most fascinating primates in Africa. The conservation efforts to protect the amazing natural landscapes and wildlife that reside in the national parks, especially their primate programmes, are commendable. Browse through our Uganda Lodge Specials to view our exclusive offers and specials on accommodation in this glorious African country. book your trip today!