Welcome to Uganda Travel Guide, a resource for Uganda travelers looking to exploring the Pearl of Africa. We are dedicated to being the best source for Uganda Maps as well as providing other excellent travel resources to travelers looking to exploring the country.
This travel resource also features highly informative, upbeat and inspirational articles for people who love tourism. Find the most exciting news, updates and advice to enable you explore Uganda.
Africa is a big place so getting from one attraction to another can take a bit of time. We’ve put together a few pastimes and activities to keep you busy and provide a bit of extra fun along the way!
This travel planner includes information on Uganda’s National Parks, Protected Areas, Conservation Areas, Community tourism projects, accommodation, getting there and away plus much more. Don’t leave home without having browsed this site in detail. This is your essential travel survival kit to Uganda and probably the most comprehensive free country specific travel guide on the Internet continually being researched and updated.
Our guide has been written for the free-spirited traveler, not withstanding that the information included in this guide will also appeal to those traveling with a tour operator or those merely seeking information on available tourism services in Uganda. With loads of tips and knowledge gained from countless journeys around the country you can be assured that it is in your interest to browse the content on this site prior to leaving home if Uganda is your destination of choice.
Travel Maps available:
- 1- Map of Uganda – Uganda Overview Map
- 2- Kampala – Greater Kampala, Central Kampala etc.
- 3- Beyond Kampala, incl. Entebbe
- 4- Lake Mburo National Park
- 5- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & the Kigezi Highlands
- 6- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 7- Fort Portal & the Kibale Forest
- 8- Murchison Falls National Park
- 9- Jinja & the Nile
Uganda in East Africa is one of the famous places for seeing different varieties of wild animals. This is most evidenced by the presence of national parks which include
- Savanna National Parks that include Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Semuliki National Park.
- Forest Parks that include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park famous for mountain gorillas as well as Kibale Forest National Park known for chimpanzee tracking
- Mountain National Parks; the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Elgon National Park
One of the most exciting adventures for a wild life enthusiast is in wildness area of Uganda as it is described as the pearl of Africa. Some of the wild animals that can seen during a Uganda safari include gorillas in Bwindi , lions that actually include amazing tree climbing lions in Ishasha , chimpanzees, Antelopes and African elephants in queen Elizabeth as well as in lake mburo national park. Uganda is the habitat for nearly 50% of gorilla population of the world and alost 80% of African go.
Expect a Uganda blessing of portraying and habiting a variety of bird species that include the Martial Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Shoebill, African Skimmer, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Lark, Corncrake, Pinkbacked Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Canary, White-winged Warbler, African Broadbill, Papyrus Gonolek and the Black Bee-eater are commonly seen . These are actually common in in places of kanzinga channel that connects Lake George to lake Edward, kyambula gorge. This gorge can be explored on foot so taking a nature walk guided by any of the well trained and highly knowledgeable tour guides will unveil to visitors the natural beauty of the gorge as well as the flora and fauna within the depths of the gorge and almost all forests and trees in queen Elizabeth actually harbor these bird species
There are a multiple of gorilla safaris that are held by the local organizers. In these gorilla tracking Uganda safaris, the van in which the visitors are seated closely follow the gorillas but not exactly behind them.
There are well laid out pathways for the vans to move along the gorillas in those areas. Even fiirent motorable tracks and foot path are actually available that actually lead you to deep forests so that the visitors will have a clear view of the gorillas and be able to trace and tract even those good at hiding animals. Though the organizers will be there to regulate the visitors, some visitors shout at the gorillas when they see them, which is not advisable and extremely dangerous.
You can also enjoy the spectacular dances and entertainment from different cultural groups that include Kikorongo women group (culture and dances) with vibrant performance is a wonderful glimpse of life in Kikorongo, with dance, drama, songs and even fire-making competitions. Discover the ancient skill of fire making as two villagers compete to create frames and observing how exhaustive the exercise is. One actually learns through music and dance with an interpreter presents each performance, translating the words of the songs and explaining the stories in the drama. So as a tourist, you just have to sit and enjoy watching life in a Bakonzo village unfold in front of you. Stories of health, spirituality, celebration and romance are beautifully presented by dancers. Several women in the group are widows as their husbands were poachers. The performances give both married widowed women the chance to uplift their social, cultural and economic status.