Lonely Planet’s Top Picks in Uganda

Posted by on November 22, 2015

Lonely Planet’s Top Places to visit in Uganda

 Parks and Places that are Lonely Planet’s Top Picks in Uganda

Lonely Planet’s Top Picks in Uganda to visit in the Pearl of Africa. The picks show some of the reasons as to why Lonely Planet picked Uganda as best country to visit in 2012.  Uganda is definitely a prime African Travel Destination – diverse in nature, it has the added plus of Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, the Virunga Volcanoes and the tallest mountain range in Africa – the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon – besides Uganda is home to some of the friendliest people in Africa.

Here are Lonely Planet’s Top Places in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:Lonely Planet's Top Picks in Uganda 

Penetrate the Impenetrable Forest at Bwindi National Park to visit the mountain gorillas.  Lonely Planet picks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as their first choice of must visit places in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is not only home to over half of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa, but it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and there is much more to do than visiting the Mountain Gorillas.

You can hike the length of the forest, there are cultural village visits and village stays, mountain biking, it is one of Uganda’s best places for birding, hikes of all kinds all within the scenic setting of the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is also one of the top birding areas in Uganda, if not all of Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Southwest Uganda – a Lonely Planet must visit destination in Uganda.

Jinja-East Africa’s Adventure Capital:Lonely Planet's Top Picks in Uganda

Tame the waters at the source of the Nile, some of the world’s best white-water rafting.  Jinja – the Adventure Capital of East Africa has much to offer for the adrenaline seeker including  up to level 5 white water rafting, kayaking, river surfing, float trips, bungee jumping into the ancient River Nile, birding boat trips along Lake Victoria, fishing, sunset cruises on the Nile and Lake Victoria, horseback riding, ATV safaris through villages and along the Nile, the source of the Nile, great lodging facilities from budget to luxury.

Jinja is synonymous with the word “adrenaline”  not only is Jinja the East African Adventure Capital – it the East African Adrenaline Capital

Jinja, a town with its mix of Indian, Colonial and African architecture, markets, tree-lined streets is a place not to be missed when visiting Uganda – Jinja a Lonely Planet Destination.

Murchison Falls Park:Lonely Planet's Top Picks in Uganda 

Check out the world’s most powerful waterfall on a wildlife-watching trip up the Victoria Nile.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s best all around National Parks with the historic River Nile flowing through it.

Murchison Falls Park is home to the world’s most powerful waterfall where the earth trembles underneath your feet. Murchison Falls National Park is where you can see some of the largest Nile Crocodiles, numerous pods of Hippos, countless species of water birds, the endless open savannah with the endangered Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Antelopes, Lions, Leopards just to name a few.

If you only have a few days for a safari or many in Uganda and you want a taste of  the African Wildlife – Murchison Falls is the park for you to visit – Murchison Falls National Park – a Lonely Planet Destination in Uganda.

Lake Bunyonyi:Lonely Planet's Top Picks in Uganda 

Chill out at Uganda’s most beautiful lake, a mythical landscape of terraced hillsides and hidden bays.

Lake Bunyonyi is a magical, mythical scene – almost a Lord of the Rings kind of setting – it is the perfect place to spend a day or two after Gorilla Tacking or climbing one of the volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Lake Bunyonyi – meaning place of little birds – you can swim in the bilharzia free lake, go boating from paddle yourself or be paddled on an island hopping trip of the lake, visit the market in Rutinda, local villages. Bicycle around the lake or simply chill out for a few days. Lake Bunyonyi- a Lonely Planet choice destination in Uganda.

Lonely Planet's Top Picks in UgandaRwenzori Mountains:

Trek the mystical Mountains of the Moon, one of the continent’s most challenging yet rewarding hikes.

The Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon are a great place for the avid mountain climber without the traffic jams found on Mount Kilimanjaro – but even if you are not into strenuous mountain climbs and hikes you can spend a few days in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains hiking and getting some great photo-ops of the mountains and its peaks.

Ruboni Village is one such place where you can spend time with the Bakonzo people who are the keepers of the Mountains of the moon and visitors simply love their time here in the shadows of the tallest mountain range in Africa.  The Rwenzori Mountain -a Lonely Planet choice destination.

Lonely Planet’s Top Picks in Uganda are must places to visit during a stay in Uganda, but one cannot leave out mentioning the Kibale Rainforest Jungle with its almost 1500 chimpanzees and 12 other primates, Mgahinga Gorilla Park with three volcanoes that you can climb, Kidepo Valley Park – one of the most remote parks in East Africa, the tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Park, and of course Kampala itself one of the most vibrant capitals in all of Africa.  Lonely Planet’s Top Picks in Uganda – they must know what they are talking about, they are Travel Expert – now you need to come and find out if they were right in their top pick for Uganda. In 2016 Uganda awaits you…

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