The capital, Kampala, is built on a series of hills on the northern edge of Lake Victoria, and the neighbouring city of Jinja built over the outlet from that lake. The scenery to the west along the border of DR Congo is dominated by high ranges of mountains, the Ruwenzoris (Ptolemy’s “Mountains of the Moon”), and is suitably spectacular, as are the regions to the north of Kampala, around the Murchison Falls. The ‘Idi Amin’ days have long disappeared.
Uganda is still rather primitive compare to other safari destinations. Roads and buildings have been or are being rebuilt, and the economy is slowly re-asserting itself. The tourist industry is still small – but is growing; game parks are being restocked and services in Kampala and around the country being improved.
The best time to travel to Uganda is late December to late February; while hot & humid this is regarded as the dry season. After this the next best time to do Gorilla trekking is June – September. While trekking is regarded as year round activity the difficulty level will increase when it is wet (April and November).
Uganda is much more than a Gorilla destination. The country has beautiful national parks where you can spot the Big 5, enjoy adventure activities and cultural experiences!
African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only runned by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful locations, they will contribute to the your ultimate safari experience.
From tented safari camps to luxury boutique hotels. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!
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