Uganda’s national and commercial capital city Kampala was historically known as the hill of the impalas and derives its name from the vast numbers of impalas that once roamed the now biggest city in Uganda.
A face-to-face encounter with critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats is everyone’s dream. All travelers both men and women at all ages would surely prefer to spend some time with these endangered species who share over 98% of human genes hence the close relatives to human beings.
The celebrations were marked through touring all the city private and national museum sites with a call to administrators to embrace new approaches to attract the public based on this year’s international theme.
We’d heard from other travelers that Uganda was among their favourite countries to visit in Africa, so with high expectations, we knew to find out for ourselves. It turns out we weren’t prepared for the extent of the lush, hilly landscape – dotted with lakes and rivers – that greeted us.
The Mabamba Bay Wetland found west of Entebbe, across Lake Victoria is a great spot for bird watching safaris in Uganda mainly because it is home to rare bird species like the Shoebill, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Blue Swallow among others.
“Habari?” You might hear this friendly Swahili greeting on the streets of Entebbe or when you awake in the morning to join your guides in search of Uganda’s magnificent mountain gorillas. “What’s news?” they are asking. And in Uganda, the answer is, “Plenty.”
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