With an abundance of features compacted in this small interior of East Africa, Uganda is featured with seven wonders that identify it as a special destination. The rams through landscapes, wildlife, and cultural reflections are spread across the country.
The direct arrays of sunrise in beautified with remarkable views of these great wonders that you wonder discover anywhere else in the world. These seven natural wonders of Uganda, brands unique tourist attractions where some are destinations and others are tractions.
SOURCE OF THE RIVER NILE – The World’s Longest River
The mouthpiece of the world’s longest River Nile. The longest river trek of over 6,650km is initiated in Jinja east of Kampala capital. The source of the Nile has identically become one of the thrilling tourist destinations renaming Jinja city into the East African Capital of Adventures.
Adrenaline activities such as world-class white water rafting, kayaking, tubing, and bungee jumping are all the result of the source. As the river initiates its trek here, it creates a number of landscapes cliffs, and waterfalls among others that favor the creation of various activities.
Along the long journey, the river leaves a number of tourist rewarding features of rapids and scenic reflections and the greatest pleasure comes from the rafters.
MOUNTAIN GORILLA – Uganda’s top attraction
Mountain gorillas have become darlings to many travelers in the East African region. Uganda boasts of boosting about 50% of the world’s mountain gorillas which are only endemic to two forests in the country. The volcanic tropics of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are makes Uganda the only country in the world with two mountain gorilla forests.
Uganda hosts the highest number of gorilla habituated groups. For considerate gorilla trekking, Uganda offers the cheapest way through its two forests when all factors are considered. Gorillas are one of the most intelligent species, they are thought to share almost 98% of human DNA.
One of Africa’s most populated hippo pools and numerous crocodiles. The Kazinga channel is a connecting water channel between Lake Edward and Lake Gorge in Western Uganda within Uganda’s most famous National Park. The channel stretches 32km long to join the two lakes in the area.
The Kazinga channel is another habitat for both land and aquatic life. One of the major attractions for tourists going to Queen Elizabeth National Park where they enjoy one of the remarkable wild game drives. It’s a beautiful moment here to watch larger and smaller mammals drawing at the water channel to quench their thirst.
MURCHISON FALLS – Africa’s Secret wonder
Surely the world’s most powerful falls, here rapids are seen to forcing into the narrow gorge of 7m wide pour into wrecked 45km down. In the park the moist views of the falls can be done from either top or at the bottom on a boat cruise is all amazing moments. The Murchison Falls is located in northern Uganda, forming Uganda’s largest protected area and the most visited National Park, the Murchison Falls National Park.
It’s a dramatic moment as the waters pour at the bottom flowing through the Victoria Nile to Lake Albert creating one of the most amazing water delta in Africa and fashioning the continuing Albert Nile. The delta is greatly known for accommodating a wide range of wildlife and another African hippo pool.
The flow of the falls is a concentration of a number of wildlife, and aquatic life that gives an amazing eye catch along the wild boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. The Murchison falls are one of the most relevance why the Murchison Falls National Park is becoming the leading tourist destination in Uganda.
The falls were named the Murchison falls in 1864 by Samuel and Florence Baker, after Sir Roderick Murchison, who was the then President of the Royal Geographical Society.
Winston Churchill on his part described the Nile at Murchison Falls as being like Regents Park Zoo and Kew Gardens combined thus confirming it as one of Africa’s favorite destinations.
MOUNT RWENZORI – Africa’s highest mountain peak
Africa’s 3rd highest mountain with an elevation of 5109ft is the Magharitah peak. It’s as well recognized as the mountain of the moon due to its snowcapped peaks. Not unlike the Kilimanjaro solo cone, the Rwenzori Mountain is dotted with ranges which makes it one amazing Rwenzori hiking challenge.
Keeps the record of The Mountain Rwenzori a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the western Uganda districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo. The Rwenzori Mountains stand to offer one of the best world classic hiking experiences. Though the 3rd highest peak in Africa, its hiking experience is the most challenging with 9 maximum trekking days.
There are various enticing ranges including; 5109 Mount Stanley is the highest peak in the Rwenzori ranges followed by Alexandria (5083m), Speke (4890m), Emin (4791m), and Gessi (4715m).
To date though the highly claimed global warming, the top has maintained a certain level of ice at the top, what a glorious wonder it is to witness these icy, snowcapped peaks on the Equator of Tropical Africa. It’s unique to encounter snow in the realm crossed by the Equator, but the Rwenzori is here.
MOUNT ELGON – The world’s largest intact mountain caldera
It’s an extinct block of volcanic actions laying on the borders of Uganda and Kenya. The mountain has the largest surface area of an ancient extinct volcano in the world.
With a number of rivers that originate from its peaks, and are decorated with a number of cliffs, and caves. Gorges and waterfalls and the most know are the panoramic Sipi falls. The highest peak of the mountain is called Haggai.
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – Chimpanzee Sanctuary
One of the precious and beautiful tropical rainforests in Uganda, the forest is located in western Uganda in the district of Kabarole. It’s highly recognized for its highest number of primate species and chimpanzees being prime.
The forest is rich in biodiversity with over 325 bird species, and 351 tree species and is named the world primate capital for accommodating 13 primate species. The forest accommodates the highest number of primates in all of Africa in terms of numbers. And in the same accord, the park alone retains a number of about 1450 chimpanzees and a number of amphibians and reptiles are recorded from the forest.
Kibale National Park is the stretcher of Queen Elizabeth National Park northwards. The 180kilometer long migration corridor for wildlife stretches from the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in “Ishasha” to the north of Kibale.