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Uganda’s Many Sides
March 19th, 2011

When I tell people that I am planning to visit Uganda this year, I’ll admit that often their first response is something along the lines of “where’s that”? I’ll also admit that when I first started studying it, I had to look it up on a map to find it’s exact location in East Africa. fjallraven kanken mini backpack brown But that’s part of what fascinates me about it – the fact that it’s a bit unknown to most (American) travelers. coque samsung fjallraven kanken kids backpack deep red Upon visiting, Winston Churchill called Uganda the “pearl of Africa”, a slogan the country still boasts today. twister movie custodia iphone x tyui13185 custodia cover iphone 11 12 mini pro max minion monster p0742 While it’s history has steered visitors clear in the past, this East African country is welcoming tourists with open arms, and upon seeing the country’s beauty and wildlife, tourists are equally as enthusiastic. coque huawei Orlando Magic Jersey dark funeral custodia iphone x tyui7074 Uganda is probably most known for it’s gorilla and chimp tracking. In fact, there are only three countries in the world where you can see mountain gorillas – Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Adidas Running Men fjallraven rucksack no 21 medium dark grey The Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest and Mgahinga Gorilla, Uganda’s smallest national park, are the the two areas in which to view gorillas, while over 1450 chimpanzees reside in Kibale National Park. coque iphone cover custodia case iphone 11 W1990 wallpaper dedsec 75aO6 Access to both of these activities is limited and permits will be needed for gorilla tracking, so planning ahead is a necessity. fjallraven kanken classic cover iphone 6s particolari 864ccm What most travelers do not realize is that in addition to gorillas and chimpanzees, Uganda offers a wide array of wildlife, including the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo. Giraffes, zebras, water bucks, bush bucks, cheetahs and baboons also roam the parks. black fjallraven kanken backpack big pepsi man custodia iphone x tyui10416 Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Watercolor Card L0461 Case The country is home to more species of bird than any other country in Africa – over 1,000 species, some endemic to Uganda. air max 95 donna cover custodia case iphone 11 L9739 wallpaper anime 71zN3 Queen Elizabeth National park holds 605 different species alone. freddy vs jason custodia iphone x tyui4752 Wildlife isn’t the only reason that Winston Churchill was so taken with Uganda. cover iphone 11 lion noir The country’s ten national parks stretch from the sprawling open plains to the forrest-lined Lake Victoria, from the rushing white water of the Nile River and it’s plunge downward at Murchison falls to the tropical rainforest that the chimpanzees call home. Those who enjoy being on the water can take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel for some spectacular photographic opportunities – the channel is has one of the largest concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the world, and is a particularly rewarding experience for birders. The Victorian Nile, the longest river in the world, also offers an opportunity for animal viewing via launch trips and boat rides. For those seeking slightly more adventurous river activities, the section of the Nile where white water races towards Murchison falls provides one of the best rafting opportunities in Africa. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Manchester United Background L0188 Case Part of Uganda’s charm is the fact that it’s still being discovered by tourists, particularly westerners. Each park has a distinct feel, and the this is reflected in the accommodations, tours and activities offered. fjallraven kanken classic backpack putty cover custodia case iphone 11 U6739 sun ken rock wallpaper 61rG8 Accommodations range from tented camps to luxury tents, traditional cottages to exotic tree house suites and rates throughout the country can be quite reasonable.

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