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Uganda may seem like a small country, but it has a lot of exciting and upcoming ventures to offer to its interested visitors. Offering the best of the continent, over the last few years, this country is slowly bringing the glint into the ‘pearl of Africa’. Travel along the longest mountain range or spot a grumpy gorilla within the wilderness and get charmed by the beauty the country has to offer here. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head here now!
Fort Wadalai is the town where you should begin your journey. Travel along the river Albert Nile to your next stop, which is the city of Arua. Visit the trading centre of Rhino Camp in this town before you move onto Pakwach, where you can visit the Murchison Falls National Park located nearby. Next, travel to Gulu and its local thriving ngos before you move onto the rustic town of Lira. Kumi is an ideal stop where visitors can view the spectacular Sipi Falls. The scenic background makes for a perfect view as you travel to adrenaline driven Jinja where travelers will have several exciting ventures to choose from its adventure sports to its natural wildlife camps. Kampala is your next destination. This capital city will provide its guests with a thriving urbanization along with traces of its ethnic roots as you travel the streets here. Travel through Masaka where you can make a quick stop before travelling to the prospering city of Mbarara. Kisoro,your next stop where you can hike the volcanoes here before you travel to rustic town of Kabale to complete your journey.
Great surprises come in small packages and Uganda is no different. With a plethora of national parks and waterfalls, wildlife enthusiasts will get their taste for excitement satisfied here. A must visit are the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park and the Kidepo Valley National Park. Track a pack of gorillas as they scrounge for food, while the younger ones play around. Spotting the iconic silverback gorilla is a rare opportunity for any wildlife enthusiast, especially in the Bwindi national park. Other animals that can be spotted here are the local chimpanzees, giraffes and zebras amongst others. The beautiful Bujagali Falls is an iconic natural attraction and is a must visit, especially for its scenic beauty. To take a trip down the history of the country and visit the iconic UNESCO world heritage site of the Kasubi Tombs which is an ancient burial ground for the four royal kabakas. For a quick and peaceful getaway, travel to the Ssese Islands, where visitors can bask in the peaceful ambiance or indulge in extracurricular activities here.
The Uganda cuisines are a sensation, with a promise of a culinary delight like no other. Sample the luwombo along with the local staples that include plantain, millet or potatoes. You can also try the cassava, posho or sweet potatoes along with this meal. Fried fish is common delicacy, found mostly near the coastal areas. Wash down your meal with the locally brewed coffee, chai tea or even the delectable South African wine to complete your meal.
Uganda provides a large variety of ventures for excitement and adrenaline rush here. Go white water rafting or kayaking along the rivers here. Also, go on a safari through the various national parks to spot the local flora and fauna. You can even go hiking or mountain biking if you want. To have an adventure in the local waters, go swimming or snorkeling amongst the local marine life apart from many others.
When you plan your journey, you plan for the best of adventure and excitement with memories to take back home. However, with a high possibility of mishap and mayhem occurring, it is safe to have a backup safety plan. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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