Uganda

Why you should visit Uganda

Uganda lies across the Equator in Eastern Africa and is a favorite tourist destination for its dense, misted forests, mirror-like lakes, sprawling savannahs and magnificent snow-capped mountains.

 

The country is landlocked, bordered by the Republic of South Sudan in the north, the Republic of Kenya in the east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, and United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of Rwanda to the south.

 

It offers a spectacular variety of scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to its visitors. When Sir Winston Churchill visited and saw the snow-capped mountains, Lake Victoria, misty forests, waterfalls in the Murchison Falls National Park and tea plantations, he christened Uganda “The Pearl of Africa.

 

Rafting the Nile, tracking mountain gorillas through their misty habitats..these are just a few of the life-enriching experiences which Asante can happily and expertly arrange for you during your trip to Uganda.

When is the best time to visit

The best weather is between June and September, when it is not too hot and there is minimal rainfall. January and February are also perfect months to head to the hills and climb the Rwenzoris or Mount Elgon.

 

October to November can be rainy, but fewer travellers make it easier to obtain a gorilla permit. However, the best time for gorilla trekking is during Uganda’s two dry seasons, January and February and from June to September

 

Safari: February and March, and September/early October are the best times for game viewing when wildlife is concentrated around water sources.

Bird watching: A wonderfully rewarding experience all year round, but the peak times are between November and April, when migrant birds are present.

What to pack for your trip to Uganda?

 

 

For the generally warm temperatures during the day, and lightweight cotton or linen clothing is recommended. If you are going gorilla tracking, long trousers, long-sleeved tops, long socks to wear over trousers as protection from ants, light gloves as protection from nettles, a hat, raincoat and hiking boots are suitable for keeping you protected and comfortable.

 

If you are mountain climbing, pack according to the altitude you wish to reach and remember that mountains can be cold and damp. It is wise to always carry a change of clothes, a warm fleece, sunscreen and insect repellent in your day pack.

Interested in visiting the Wonderland of Nature? 

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