Tourism in Uganda
in Uganda is gaining in popularity not least because of a host of awards by
organisations such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet recognising it as
one of the top travel destinations in the world making tourism growth in Uganda
the fastest in Africa.
Known as the "Pearl of Africa", today Uganda is a peaceful country especially in the south where you will be staying far removed from the tempestuous days of Idi Amin and the malignant Lord's Resistance Army driven from the country many years ago. Unspoilt by commercial tourism you can undertake the best safaris in Africa sitting on top of jeeps, trek through forests in search of mountain gorillas, camp next to chimps and hippos and visit museums exploring local heritage and culture as well as craft shops, restaurants and lakes all with their own exquisite history.
One thing to be mindful of when visiting tourism
attraction in Western Uganda is travel. Buses only depart when full, even if you
have to wait for hours; fourteen seater minibuses (the local method of travel)
can be crammed with up to twenty or more people and a family car sized taxi can
have four people sitting in the front and six or seven in the rear. Your best
bet is to arrange a "special" taxi giving you exclusive travel ~ but
negotiate hard on price. Because you are a muzungo you will be considered