TOP THINGS TO DO ON A VACATION IN UGANDA
Way deep in the beautiful continent called Africa is a landlocked country full of promising invigorating adventures, seductive scenery, and exotic dishes. This country sits in the central belt of East Africa and is wrapped in the warm embrace of a tropical climate and lush green landscape. This country is none other than Pearl of Africa, Uganda – custodian of the largest lake in Africa and other spectacular wildlife. Uganda beckons to visitors and with arms wide open ushers you into a blissful African adventure, an adventure you’ll treasure for years.
In today’s piece, we’ll be highlighting some exciting things you can do on your trip to Uganda.
Go on a Kampala walking tour
The city’s capital might be interestingly infamous for its super crazy traffic – we are talking snail’s pace crazy – but it is the safest place to walk about on tour. Kampala offers lots of beautiful sights, which make a great first impression visitors fall in love with. The best way to see all of these beautiful sights while in Kampala is to go on a walking tour. Touring this city allows you to get introduced to the elegant aura of Uganda properly. These tours will enable you to witness the uniqueness of the city as you walk about the lively streets and highways of Kampala marveling at the great architectural setting of the city.
While you explore the country’s capital with other visitors, do not forget to take pictures as they are the only memories you can show off. Here are some of the top sights in Kampala, Uganda that you might love to visit; Kampala Hindu Temple, Uganda National Mosque, Lubiri Palace, and the busy Nakasero Market.
While you are in the city, you can spend some nights to witness Kampala’s liveliness at night. A super fun evening where you make Ugandan friends over some bottles of beer is another great way to experience the city.
Have a swell time at Lake Victoria
You haven’t been to Uganda if you have no memories of the largest lake in Africa. Outdoor recreation doesn’t have to be so boring anymore; there’s definitely no ‘same old, same old’ moments at Lake Victoria as the lake offers you a wide range of activities. You can have the pleasure of boat cruises, fishing, bird watching, hiking, water sports, picnics, walks to ancient yet beautiful art sites, and adventurous walks into the local villages. You might also see wonderful wildlife such as turtles, crocodiles, hippopotamuses, and host of all others.
Not only does outdoor recreation get interesting, but picture moments also become amazing. Who doesn’t want to take pictures with the largest lake in Africa? While you can take pictures and sightsee at Lake Victoria, stepping into the water for a swim might not be the best thing to do as you wouldn’t want to leave the lake only to find out that you took home Bilharzia, a parasite known for causing river blindness, as a souvenir. The Nile crocs and hippopotamus are another species to beware of as the smaller animals they can feast on have all been hunted away. So while feeling the rush of adrenaline that comes with the happiness of seeing the natural beauty spread out in the wild in your veins, do not let it push you close or into the lake for a swim.
Escape to the amazing Ssese Islands
Did you fall in love with the idea of visiting the famous Lake Victoria?
If yes, then wait till you meet the lake’s Island family, the unspoiled Ssese Islands. Escaping the cities’ noise to the quiet embrace of the Ssese Islands is the best form of relaxation, Uganda offers its visitors. Ugandan cities offer lots of opportunities to feast your eyes on their attractive sights, but the Ssese Islands offer even more fun and relaxing opportunities. You can decide to go hiking, sailing, fishing or horse riding or you might just spend a relaxing sunbathing day on the glorious white – sand beaches. The Ssese Islands are hugely unspoiled as you won’t find any permanent settlements in that area. A lot of travelers settle with the most accessible Ssese Island, which is the Buggala Island. But hey, while settle for one island when you can go on a thrilling adventure to the Bukasa or Banda Island and capture more beautiful moments in secluded environments. Therefore do not sit about the beach on your arrival to the Ssese Islands; take a walk into the forest, meet the chimpanzees, and the Bantu folk that live nearby and enjoy their cuisine while getting to know them.
Strike a Pose while standing on the Equator
Oh no, don’t get it all wrong, the Equator still remains the imaginary line that runs through the middle of the earth separating the North pole from the South pole. You don’t have to visit Singapore to say you’ve been on the Equator. Somewhere in Uganda, right in Queen Elizabeth National Park, stands the perfect photo-op, the great monument that marks the center of the earth. Uganda offers you the same undiluted experience of straddling the Equator with one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. So, while in Uganda, do not forget to take a photo at the center of the earth while you enjoy the free displays by the locals.
Conclusively, there’s no more fabulous way to have fun and loosen up away from your home than a holiday trip to Uganda. So, the next time you’re considering a weekend or holiday vacation, think of visiting Uganda for a fun time.
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