Nothing can compare to traveling to Africa for the very first time. It’s breathtaking, awe-inspiring, and, last but not least, revitalizing. If you’re heading to the land of Sahara, then make sure not to miss Uganda. Uganda is the most overlooked country in the East African region. It’s a shame taking into consideration that it’s the pearl of Africa. Uganda is better than Kenya, Tanzania, or Rwanda. What makes Uganda so special, anyway? This is a question that everyone is asking. Well, people are very friendly and the landscape is dominated by green emerald. If you’re traveling to Uganda and want to have the most enjoyable time ever, then continue reading to find out what you can do.
Paying a visit to Jinja town
Jinja is conveniently located on the shore of Lake Victoria. No trip to Uganda is incomplete without visiting the second-largest town. Backpackers, as well as volunteers, come here to enjoy adrenaline rushes. There are a lot of options for white-water rafting on the Nile, kayaking, and canoeing. Jinja is renowned for its extreme sports. It’s needless to say that white-water rafting is the most popular activity. People just love getting outside and experiencing something truly unique. If you’re not an adrenaline junkie, go and discover the origin of the longest river in the world. Or feast your eyes on the monument that is dedicated to Ghandi. You’ll have a great deal to tell your loved ones when you get back from the trip.
Seeing the mountain gorillas
Have you ever stopped for a second to think about how many gorillas are there in the world? If yes, then you’ll be interested in knowing that there are approximately 786 mountain gorillas in the world and more than half of them have a home in Uganda. One of the most recognizable animals in the world is at the same time the most endangered one. While you’re in East Africa, visit human’s closest cousin. In other words, you should go on a gorilla Uganda tour. Trekking will provide you the opportunity to get an eyeful of the everyday interactions of these interesting primates. Not only will you have the trip of your lifetime, but also everyone will be envious of you. Just so you know, the trek takes place under the supervision of park rangers and all your movements will be monitored. Don’t worry. You’ll get to see the primates.
Trying the tropical food
You eat tropical food on a daily basis; it’s just that you don’t realize it. Thinks like pineapple, Brazil nuts or bananas have made their way to your kitchen. If you want to feast on something quite different, you should definitely enjoy the tropical food that the pearl of Africa has to offer. You can experience delicacies that will delight your sense, such as green bananas, mangoes, and jackfruit. The climate is very pleasant here, which is the reason why the food is so diverse. Let’s not forget that the country is located in the proximity of the river Nile and Victoria Lake. Food is life, giving you the energy that you need to carry out daily tasks like sightseeing. Don’t do anything on an empty stomach.
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