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5 Major Tourist Attractions in Uganda

Uganda has many beautiful tourist attractions. In addition to the presence of stunning national parks, Uganda is rich in beautiful lakes. Uganda is located in the heart of Africa is directly adjacent to Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda and the Congo and Tanzania. According to the Lonely Planet site, Uganda as the country with the most attractive tourist destination in 2012.

Winston Churchill call Uganda as "Pearl Of Africa". Uganda was very challenging with wild nature, wilderness filled with a collection or herd the animals plus the various sounds of birds chirping and chatter of wild monkeys in the forests. It promises adventure like no other. Tourism potential is also very interesting to be explored.

Here are major tourist attractions in Uganda:

1. Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of the Great Lakes of Africa and the third biggest lake in the world covering 68,800 square kilometres (26,560 mi²) in size. Lake Victoria is located in Tanzania and Uganda with a small part extending into Kenya. It is the main reservoir of the Nile River and is the largest fresh water lake in Africa. Lake Victoria is known for its abundance of fish, which are exported by local fishermen and traders. There are over 200 species of fish, which all make a major contribution to the economies of East Africa. You can take boat trip on Lake Victoria

2. Kidepo Valley National Park

The Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda's most spectacular parks. It is 1,442 square kilometres and harbor scenery unsurpassed in any other park in East Africa. Kidepo Valley National Park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon. The vegetation can most excellent be described as open tree Savannah which varies much in structure and composition. Mountain forest dominates some of the high places, while areas along the Lorupei River support dense Acacia geradi forest. The flora and fauna of the park are more typical of Kenya than the rest of Uganda, such as lion, cheetah, leopard, bat-eared fox, giraffe - as well as almost 500 bird species.

3. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park an incredible preserve home to some of Africa's most endangered animals. It is a haven for gorilla tracking. It is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Rift Valley. Many species of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

4. Kampala

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. At there you can see The Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs, where the remains of the Kings of Buganda are buried, was a major tourist site. However, these were extensively damaged by fire in March 2010. Also you can see Nommo art gallery, National Theatre and also Cathedrals, Rubaga and Namirembe (not very interesting itself but good view of the city.

5. Kasubi Tombs

The Kasubi Tombs is a place where the Kabaka and others in Buganda’s complex cultural hierarchy frequently carry out important centuries-old Ganda rituals. It is built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural success in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub