It is one of the African Great Lakes. This lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, it occupies a shallow depression in Africa. Is divided among three countries Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It was formed when westward-flowing rivers were dammed by an upthrown crustal block. It is a home to variety of animals like hippopotamus, Africa clawlwss otter, spotted-necked otter, marsh mongoose,sitatunga,bohor reedbuck, defassa waterbuck, nile crocodile, African helmented turtles, variable mud turtles and william’s mud turtles among others and many variety of fish are found here.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
It is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda, comprising of about 400 varied plant species. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects an predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. actually there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and taking a hike to this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so. You will as well be in position to fast tell why actually the forest is also regarded as Impenetrable. One requires to be realistically physically fit to take part in this mountain gorilla tracking / trekking adventure because it may involve climbing the steep terrain. It host also 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species, about 324 species of trees, ten of which are only found in this areas in the whole of Uganda. This is really a destination to explore. Because there are few habituated Gorillas living here (gorillas that have been trained to withstand human presence and not likely to attack).
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
This park is located in southwest Uganda. Animals like Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. There is also a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest. Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks. It is most popular tourism destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which is sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classicbig game, ten primate species eg chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, it has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities also it is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, ugundan kob, African bush elephants, African leopards and lion among others animals.
It is a major town in Central Uganda. On a Lake Victoria southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, it was once the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence, in 1962.It is a location of Entebbe Internation Airport, Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport, best known for the dramatic rescue of 100 hostages kidnapped by the resistance. Area beaches include busy Lido Beach, near Entebbe International Airport. The lakeside Uganda Wildlife Education Centre protects native animals in wetland, forest and savanna habitats. Nearby, Entebbe Botanical Garden has diverse plants, birds and monkeys.
Is a town in southern Uganda, on the shore of Lake Victoria. Due to many flat rock at Nile river which flows through the city, the city was named jinja by british who established the town and“Jinja” means “Rock”. The source of the Nile, at Coronation Park, is marked by a garden and a monument honoring British explorer John Hanning Speke. Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali Dam both span the Nile. Farther north on the river, Itanda Falls is known for its white-water rapids. East of Jinja, on Lake Victoria, Samuka Island is home to birdlife, including little egrets. it sits along the northern shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the White Nile. It lies at north of the Equator also is the second largest city and second busiest commercial centre in Uganda,
Also known as a Place of many little birds located in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appears on the 5,000 Ugandan shilling note under the title “Lake Bunyonyi and terraces”. There are various activities in lake Bunyonyi like canoeing, boat riding and local tour, swimming, hiking at the highland around the lake, pygmy village tour and birding.
LAKE MURCHISON FALL NATIONAL PARK
This park is also referred to as the Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall found on the course of the great Nile. It actually breaks the stunning Victoria Nile,that flows across Uganda’s northern region from the vast Lake Victoria to the deep Lake Kyoga and continuing to the northern tip of Lake Albert within the western arm of the great East African Rift. right on the peak of the Murchison Fall. The Park hosts wildlife like elephants and hippos, crocodiles and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks. Also game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls. 450 bird species are present ranging from easy variety of waterbirds like the rare shoe-billed-stork,dwarf kingfisher, goliath heron, white thighed hornbill and great blue turaco.
It is the capital and largest city of Uganda. Its Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of art facts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom.