WHY IS UGANDA THE BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION TO VISIT IN 2024?

WHY IS UGANDA THE BEST TRAVEL DESTINATION TO VISIT IN 2024?

There are a million reasons why you should consider Uganda (The Pearl of Africa) a must-visit in 2024. The 2024 began with great news for Uganda as it ranks 4th on the Bradt Guides’ list of the world’s best places to visit in 2024. Situated in the heart of East Africa, Uganda is one destination that guarantees everyone something to explore or experience and attracts not only leisure travelers but also business visitors.

Spending a holiday in Uganda means a lifetime opportunity to unearth the country’s natural wonders. Here are some of the key reasons why Uganda is the best travel destination to visit in 2024;

Experience the best of gorilla trekking in Bwindi & Mgahinga

Think of mesmerizing encounter with the massive silverback mountain gorilla and its family in their natural habitat and think not beyond gorilla trekking in the magical tropical forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla tours in Bwindi or Mgahinga go beyond normal encounters but enrich nature lovers with unforgettable African tropical forest experiences.

Uganda is the most preferred gorilla tour destination in Africa for a good reason. It is in Uganda where over 21 gorilla families have been fully habituated and also, over half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorilla population peacefully resides in the country’s lush rainforest of Bwindi or Mgahinga.

As of 2024, a single Uganda gorilla permit is available for booking at USD 800 per person. With a valid Uganda gorilla permit, you have a chance to be part of the life-changing adventure. Your trusted tour operator on the ground is in a position to have your gorilla trekking permit booked in advance. Considering our experience in arranging gorilla tours in Uganda, Rwanda, we encourage and advise all guests to ensure that they secure their permits in advance and not to wait for last minute booking.

Explore the Might Nile River

If you are an enthusiastic adventure traveler, you have every reason to spend your next holiday in Uganda. The world’s river –the Nile River has its source right in Uganda. Visit Uganda and start your journey to exploring about the Nile River with the local expert. Head off to Jinja, a few kilometers from the heart of Kampala’s capital and while on your Nile River tour, expect to take part in several adrenaline adventures.

Adrenaline adventures in Jinja aren’t for faint hearted- come and spark your travel spirits with whitewater rafting, kayaking, boat cruise, jet boating, bungee jumping, and more.

Explore Uganda’s diverse fauna

Beyond thrilling gorilla treks, Uganda is most popular for its rewarding game viewing experiences. This is a complete big 5 game safari destination and a game viewing tour is a great opportunity to encounter the African bush elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards, and rhinos in their natural habitat.

In addition to myriad of big five game, there is a chance to come across other wildlife including zebras, the Rothschild giraffes, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, warthogs, antelope families like elands, topis, impalas, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribis, Kudus, Semi-aquatic sitatungas, gazelles and more.

Game viewing experiences are best enjoyed on Uganda safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park (also an ideal location to encounter the tree climbing lions), Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda’s biggest park), Kidepo NP (a unique park where you can locate cheetahs in the wild), and Lake Mburo National Park.

Birding

Over 1100 species of birds are all distributed across the different habitats in Uganda with over 11% of them representing the bird species of the world and about 60% represent Africa’s bird species. A good portion of these avifaunal species are endemic species. Some of the distinct bird species to expect to spot include papyrus gonoleks, the green breasted pittas, African finfoot, Karamoja apalis, Kivu ground thrush, Great blue turacos, African green broadbill, Shoebill stork, regal sunbird, Shelley’s crimson wing, black faced apalis, Archer’s robin chat to mention but a few.

Cultural tourism experiences

Visit Uganda for vibrant and authentic African cultural experiences. With over 56 tribes all living harmoniously, Uganda is with no doubt the true melting pot of cultures. Every tribal group in the pearl of African has something distinct to showcase and for you to explore. From the dances, music performances, exploring cultures and traditions, to hands-on experiences like preparation of local dishes with locals, basket weaving, and more, a cultural tour in Uganda guarantees you plenty of opportunities to enrich yourself with African cultural experiences.

Besides, Ugandans are also recognized as the friendliest and warm welcoming people in the world. From the moment you set foot or land into the country, you get a remarkable treat to endless smiles displayed by Ugandans.

The main areas of interest for enthusiastic cultural travelers include Batwa community visit after gorilla trekking, Karamojong community visit nearby Kidepo Valley National Park, Imbalu cultural experience in Bugisu land, Kasubi tombs in Kampala, Uganda Museum, King’s palaces in Buganda, Tooro, Busoga, Bunyoro region, and others.

Safety

Uganda remains the top country that is safe and secure to visit in 2024. For decades, peace and stability have prevailed in Uganda and is of no doubt the reason why most people consider it a must-visit. This 2024, Uganda is that one destination to look out for when it comes to African holidays.

Conquer the Rwenzori Mountain ranges

In the far western Uganda lies the spectacular Rwenzori Mountain ranges –Mountains of the Moon. At the height of 5109m, the Rwenzori Mountains boast of their breathtaking views and getting to the summits mean long trek through the designated trails. Away from the Rwenzori Mountains, there are other hiking/mountaineering opportunities worth considering including Mount Elgon, the Virunga Volcanoes –Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo.

In conclusion, there are several reasons why Uganda is the best travel destination to visit in 2024. With above, a Uganda safari should be a must-book, and expect something unusual. Reach out to our team to plan and book a trip of a lifetime in Africa.

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