Whether you are a Ugandan or foreign tourist these places are a must visit for every traveller;
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most-visited National Park. The park is located in Western Uganda and is shared by districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Bushenyi. The park lies 5-6 hours on surface road via Mbarara. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The park has diverse ecosystems which includes; a sprawling savanna, shady humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile lands. Around the park, one can visit, Mweya Peninsula especially for accommodation, Kazinga Channel which has a perfect view for most of wildlife ventures, Equator line and Queens Pavilion which is best for photo shooting and crafted materials and Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions for Ishasha River and Lake Edward where one get climbing lions and rare shoebill stork.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.
The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangeredmountain gorillas. There are four habituated mountain gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.
The park provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species ofbutterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns. Gorilla’s in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The park lies in north western Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. Murchison Falls
In Murchison there are four of the “big five”, Cape buffalo, elephants, lions, leopard are best to be seen in the northern part (above the Nile). Due to excessive hunting and poaching, rhinos became extinct by 1983, but were re-introduced into Uganda in 2005 by Rhino Fund Uganda. The park contains 76 Species of mammals as well as Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodile. 450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of water birds, including the rare shoe-billed stork. The park is also home to the large African wild animals including: hippopotamus, giraffes, antelope, Uganda kob, hartebeest and oribi.
Bujagali Falls (also spelled Budhagali) was a waterfall near Jinja in Uganda where the Nile River comes out of Lake Victoria and is considered the source of the Nile. Starting November 2011, the falls were submerged by the new Bujagali Dam.
The falls are said by local residents to be the site of a spirit, called the “Spirit of Bujabald,” who protects the community by performing rituals at the falls. The spirit is embodied in a man, Jaja Bujabald, who lives next to the falls; he is the thirty-ninth person to be the spirit. The spirit of Bujagali
The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the site of the burial grounds for four Kabakas, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The royal enclosure at Kasubi Hill, also known as the Ssekabaka’s Tombs, was first built in 1881. The circular site contained many structures, including the royal tombs of four Kabaka’s of Buganda. The tombs were held in straw thatched buildings. The site remains an important spiritual and political site for the Baganda people. In 2001, the Kasubi Tombs were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The four Kabaka’s buried at the tombs include; Muteesa I (1835–1884), Mwanga II (1867–1903), DaudiChwa II (1896–1939), Sir Edward Muteesa II (1924–1969).