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Facts About Destination Uganda Host of the MTV Africa Awards 2021

Destination Uganda is popularly known as the Pearl of Africa and its among the most outstanding tourist destinations in East Africa. This beautiful land locked country is located in East Africa’s great lakes region and boosts wildlife diversity and culture.

MTV Africa Awards are a celebration of African Art and Culture and this year they will be hosted by destination Uganda. This comes after several years of the awards not being held due to several constraints. The awards are being held at a time destination Uganda is struggling with its damaged Country brand image caused by many political issues.

These awards can give a positive impact to struggling tourism industry in destination Uganda, in terms of publicity. We hope by the time we reach to the final day of the awards on 20th February many people worldwide would have some knowledge of Uganda’s tourism potential. Below are some of tourism facts you should however know about destination Uganda.

Best Weather

The Pearl of Africa (Destination Uganda) is one of the places on the entire planet with the best weather. The country lies within the tropics and receives sunshine throughout the year. Uganda has two main seasons the dry and the wet season. The dry season starts from late May to early October and from Mid December to March.

There is an influx of travelers from different parts of the world as there is minimal rainfall interrupting tourist activities in the dry season. Tracking trails in forests, game drive trails are usually dry and easily passable while doing park activities. The dry season is also the peak tourist season with many arrivals. If you therefore intend to Visit Uganda during this time ensure to book in Advance.

A wet season in Uganda spans from April to May and October to November. During this time rainfall is very unpredictable but its a great time for birding. During these months there are migratory birds in Uganda and other tourist activities also continue uninterrupted.

This time the travelers are not as many as in the dry season and therefore safaris then are more exclusive and enjoyable.

Pian Upe Game Reserve Destination Uganda
Beautiful Day in Pian Upe Game Reserve Uganda. Photo by Newman Dixon
Primates

Uganda has the most outstanding primates species in the region making it the best primate tracking destination. Uganda has the highest chimpanzee population on the entire planet in its beautiful Kibale national park. The park has other 12 mammal species and the highest primate species in terms of diversity.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park is very rewarding as you hike the forested mountains enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. There are over 300 bird species in this national park that can be seen while tracking chimpanzees or birding.

Mountain gorillas are other notable primate species in destination Uganda. The country has half of the mountain gorilla population on the entire planet in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Mgahinga gorilla park also situated in southwestern Uganda is another mountain gorilla destination in Uganda.

Many tourists visit Uganda to be part of the unforgettable mountain gorilla safaris and they never get disappointed. For ultimate primate tracking experiences in East Africa therefore Visit Uganda.

Chimpanzee Kibale Forest National Park Destination Uganda
Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park. Photo by Uganda WildNLive
Big cats

Big cats are among the most sought for savanna wildlife species. Big cats include leopards, Lions, cheetahs and destination Uganda has all these in the different national parks. Visit the country famous savanna national parks like Murchison falls national park, Kidepo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park among others for safaris with big cats.

These are often seen while on game drives in the different national parks. The ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park has lions that adopted climbing trees a rare habit in lions. You can also do lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park getting more chances to know about these feared cats.

Leopard Queen Elizabeth National Park Destination Uganda
Leopard Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Photo by Jonathan Benaiah
Savanna Wildlife

There are many other wildlife species in Uganda’s protected areas including the big five mammals. Commonly seen animals include elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, a number of antelope species among others.

All these wildlife species make game drives and guided walks in Uganda national parks very enjoyable. The Uganda Wildlife Authority discounted entrance fees for major parks till 31st March therefore this is a good time to Visit Uganda.

Topis in Ishasha Sector
Topis in Ishasha Sector of QENP Uganda. Courtesy Photo
The People

The country has one of the most diverse population with over 53 tribes and each with a unique culture. The diversity of Ugandan people make cultural tours even more exciting as you get to know about the different groups of people.

Ugandan people are very welcoming and rated the most hospitable people very easy to interact with. All these aspects make destination Uganda very outstanding and a must visit for adventure lovers.

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