Behold the Irresistible Beauty of Uganda {A Picture Story}

by Sandy Salle on October 30, 2012

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Located on the East Africa plateau and averaging 3,609 feet above sea level, Uganda is a spectacular country filled with exotic wildlife and beautiful cultures. With 12% of Uganda’s land comprised of national parks, forestland, and reserves, Uganda’s forests are part of the richest ecosystems in Africa, home to a huge diversity of species–including gorillas, chimpanzees, warthogs, and endemic birds. The most well-known wildlife reserves and parks are Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Uganda receives rain throughout the year, with two rainy seasons from April to May and again from October to November. Most days, the temperature is 75 to 85°F and nights are 50 to 60°F, with January being the warmest month. At higher altitudes, it can be cooler, especially at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The best time to visit Uganda is in January and February, as well as the months between June and September when rain is at a minimum.

Some of the best activities to take part in on a trip to Uganda include . . .

* Birding safaris

* Gorilla & chimp trekking safaris in Bwindi Forest

* Hike Lake Nyinambuga, an ancient volcano

* Hike through Murchison Falls National Park

* Observe the bush babies of Lake Mburo

* Track the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha

* Tour the Kaweri Coffee Plantation

* Take a wildlife boat  ride around Lake Edward

Some of the best, most luxurious properties to stay at in Uganda include . . .

* Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

* Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge

* Bwindi Lodge

* Ndali Lodge

* Mweya Safari Lodge

Below is a compilation of some of our favorite Uganda photos:

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Zebras in Lake Mburo park

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Warthog in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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View of Lake Nyinambuga from Ndali Lodge


View of Verunga

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Uganda kobs in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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 An en-suite bathroom at the Gorilla Forest Camp

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A swallow

Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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Murchison Falls

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Murchison Falls

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Mongoose in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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View of the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

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Tree climbing lions in Ishasha 

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Hammercrop bird and nest at Lake Mburo 

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View from the patio at Gorilla Forest Camp

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Private patio and bedroom at the Gorilla Forest Camp

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Gorilla safaris in Uganda

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The lawn at Gorilla Forest Camp

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Spotting of a gorilla family during a gorilla trekking safari

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

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A crocodile in Lake Mburo

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Crested crane birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park

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An adult and baby chimp in the Kibale Forest


A view of Bwindi Forest



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Buffalos and hippos in Queen Elizabeth National Park 

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