Uganda, also called the Pearl of Africa, is located in the central-eastern part of the African Continent. The country is jam-packed with natural resources, scenic beauty, and wildlife which makes a great tourist attraction site. Uganda houses the world's largest population of mountain Gorillas. If you are a fan of King Kong or Planet Of The Apes, Uganda might seem like heaven for you.
When traveling from the US, make sure you know the requirements for a Uganda visa for us citizens, and apply for one that matches your plan. You have many options when applying for a tourist visa, choose the one that will allow you to explore Uganda to the fullest. Once you have got the visa to visit Uganda, here are the top attraction sites that you must explore.
Uganda is surrounded by Lake Victoria. This lake is not Africa's largest but also the world's largest tropical lake that houses one of the World’s largest ecosystems. It is also the birthplace of the River Nile. The lake is not only exotic but carries history as well.
When visiting the lake, make sure you visit Jinja. It is a colonial town where the River Nile starts. You can enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and quad biking.
Ssese Islands are a group of 84 Islands surrounding Lake Victoria. Each island has a different size, shape, flora, and fauna. You can check out any one of these Islands, or a few if you have time.
Take your time to relax on the beach, walk barefoot on white sandy beaches, see chimpanzees roaming around, and meet local people. These islands are a great way to learn local culture and language.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. When visiting Uganda, make sure you experience city life by visiting Kampala. Here you can visit museums, art galleries, shopping malls, cathedrals, and tombs.
Kasubi tombs are located in the city. This Palace consists of 35 buildings and resides tombs of previous Ugandan Kings and Royal families. You can learn about historic artifacts belonging to one of the World’s largest tribal kingdoms, the Buganda Kingdom.
While in Kampala, make use of your Uganda visa and visit Ndere Centre. It is a great entertainment center and a famous tourist attraction site. This huge amphitheater can cater to 700 people at a time. You can sit there and enjoy your dinner while colorful and spectacular performers make your evening fun with their high-energy dances, and live music. You can learn and experience Ugandan culture in a night and be a part of it.
During the day, you must visit the Owino market. This is Uganda's biggest market where you can shop souvenirs for your friends and family back home. You can buy cultural clothes, electronics, crafts, and more. Owino market is a must-do experience when in Uganda. You can meet lovely vendors and buy local produce as well.