What makes Uganda to be the Pearl of Africa-Uganda Safari News
Uganda dubbed the ‘Pearl of Africa’ and ‘Gifted by Nature’ has an exceptional variety of landscapes, ranging from arid savannas to lakes, swamps, Rivers, tropical forests and high mountains. Its unique topography in the west derived from great earth movements faulted the earth’s crust to create the Albertine rift valley and the fabled Mountains of the moon ‘the Rwenzoris, the intense volcanic activity, created Mt Elgon in the east, the Virungas in the south-west and the crater lands around Fort Portal and Kasese truly makes the country to be number one destination in Africa
The climatic changes characterized with interglacial periods and the glacial have resulted in alternating wet and dry periods; great forests have turned to savanna, and then reverted back to forests again. During the savanna phase, forest species found themselves confined to smaller patches, whilst the following forest expansion ‘captured’ savanna animals. In this process, forests in the Albertine Rift in Uganda have become key refuges for a wide variety of unique forest animals and plants which are eye-catching to most of visitor’s on wildlife safaris to Uganda and Africa at large. These forests are well-known for their many regionally Albertine Rift uncommon birds as well as primate species including the widely endangered mountain gorilla plus the Chimpanzees. This makes the country to be safe haven for all travelers on Uganda primate safaris.
Uganda is at intersection of different vegetation types that take different types found in central, southern and eastern Africa. Here, the Acacia woodlands of the east meet the forests of the West African countries; forest species blend with savanna species, further increasing the diversity of life. And there are some exceptional biological paradoxes; giraffes are not found south of the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park; zebra, found in Lake Mburo, have never been recorded in Queen Elizabeth National Park just a short distance to the west.
The amalgamated impacts of climatic history and geological past have thus formed a country of great diversity and natural wonders, where the tourist interested in wildlife viewing safaris to Africa and scenery will be captivated. These attractions may be viewed to even greater effect from the many lakes and waterways, from Lake Edward in the East, to Lake Victoria, which dominates southern Uganda. In the wetland the visitors will be able to observe the rare shoe-bill. And Uganda is the source of the Nile, an immense river winding through farmland, forest and savanna from south to north of Uganda ending its journey in Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.
The people of Uganda are as diverse as its landscapes. Excavations in various parts of the country have discovered a rich iron-age culture flourishing along the riverbanks and lake-sides. More recently, over the past few hundred years, great ethnic migrations have resulted in a unique mix of cultures and traditions, from the Karamajong pastoralists in the east, to the Bakonjo people of the Rwenzoris in the west. Diverse systems of government have evolved, the north being dominated by the chiefdoms, and the south by Kingdoms. Many cultural traditions, monuments and relics may be explored by any visitor on Safari tour to Uganda, ranging from the tombs of the Kabaka (a UNSCO World Heritage site), to the meeting places of the early explorers Emin Pasha, Baker and Speke, Uganda is Melting Cultural Point in the African Continent.
Over the last 40 years, Uganda has gazzettted a number of exceptional National Parks and Wildlife Reserves to protect its unique wildlife and special landscapes, covering over 10% of the country. The visitor on Uganda safari tour has a wide range of options to choose, from game viewing in Murchison Falls National Parks and Queen Elizabeth to Uganda gorilla trekking activities in Bwindi also denoted as World Heritage site and mountain climbing in the Rwenzoris (a World Heritage site). Fishing safaris tours in Uganda are also increasingly becoming more popular, and more extensive Uganda walking safaris are now available in some savanna parks like Lake Mburo national park. Apart from the wildlife areas, adventures safaris like white water safaris are increasingly famous on the Nile at Jinja, and cultural tourism safaris to Uganda are unexplainable due to the different cultures with unique cultures.
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