"Uganda - The Pearl of Africa" Top 5 Page for this destination Uganda by TinyTuck
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- Gorilla tracking (alternatively: chimps)
- Other national parks with a variety of wildlife
- A bunch of beautiful (crater) lakes
- Birding (it's a twitcher's paradise)
- White-water-rafting at the source of the Nile
- Murchison Falls, the world's most powerful waterfall
- Hiking the "Mountains of the Moon" (Rwenzoris)
- Beaches at Lake Victoria (Ssese Islands)
- For those with more time: voluntary work
* Kampala (3 days): Strolling around the city, markets, bars, Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum
--> Entebbe Botanical Gardens (day trip)
* Rushere, Mbarara District (4 weeks): working in hospital
--> Lake Bunyonyi (weekend trip): walking, canoeing
--> Lake Mburo (day trip): game drive + picnic
--> Kalangala, Ssese Islands (long weekend): relaxing, swimming, walking
--> Katonga Wildlife Reserve (day trip): nature walk + picnic
* Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest (2 days): Gorilla tracking (didn't find them!!!)
* Queen Elizabeth N.P. (2 days): game drive + launch trip
* Kibale Forest N.P. (2 days): Chimp tracking
* Lake Nkuruba, Bunyuruguru Crater Lakes (4 days): relaxing, swimming, walking
* Murchison Falls N.P. (2 days): hiking at the waterfall, game drive
* Kampala again (2 days): gift shopping
* Jinja (1 day): white-water rafting, source of the Nile
* Banda Island, Ssese Islands (2 days): relaxing, swimming, walking
* Kampala agaaaain (1 day): some more shopping, some things to do
- Pros:Beautiful nature, friendly people, pleasant climate, tourists are hardly being hassled, low crime rates
- Cons:Few wildlife (compared to surrounding countries), national park entry fees are quite high
- In a nutshell:"The Pearl of Africa" offers a great variety of attractions - and it's still a hot tip for relaxed travelling
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