Uganda pertinently labelled (The Pearl of Africa) by Winston Churchill after his official visit, is swiftly gaining a status for being an uppermost safari travel destination in Africa. It can now grip its own compared to safari Brobdingnagians, like South Africa, Botswana and Tanzania. Yes, it true this blocked-in republic is home to 10 national parks and its famous for having the source of the world’s longest river Nile.
If what we have just said have not persuaded you to put Uganda at the highest of your list of your travel destination, here are four explanations to consider Uganda for your next safari with Jelani Tours & Safari Africa
1. The charge of a single-entry traveller visa has just halved
• Exactly one year ago, Uganda elevated the charge of its traveller visa from $50 to $100 USD. In July of this year 2019, the government overturned this upsurge to benefit enhance tourism.
• The charge markdown puts it back on a level playing field with main safari destinations such as Tanzania and Kenya, which also have a $50 single-entry tourist visa (Tanzania price is $100 for US citizens).
• It also aids it contest with nations like Botswana and South Africa, which don’t need any dues for vacations up to 90 days.
2. Uganda is part of the East Africa tourist visa
• For $100, guests can purchase a tourist visa that is valid for up to 90 days and allows them entry to Uganda, Kenya and Uganda.
• Jelani Tours & Safari Africa thinks this is particularly attractive for those planning longer safaris and saves time at border crossings.
3. All the Big Five can be seen in Uganda
• A big lure for many safari goers is the opportunity to see all the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. Parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley currently feature four of the Big Five, the rhino can only be found at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
• The rhino sanctuary is less than two hours from Murchison Falls and is en route to Kampala, making it possible to see all the Big Five. On 11th June of this year, a male hippo was born who has yet to be named. They are taking suggestions until September.
4. Uganda is one of only three countries where you can see mountain gorillas
• Uganda, laterally with Rwanda and DRC (Congo), is home to the last enduring populaces of mountain gorillas.
• Uganda has two parks where the mountain gorillas can be pursued /trekked in their natural habitats: Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga. Between the two parks, nearly two-thirds of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas can be found.
• Also, a portion of all tracking fees go back to the local communities to help with school supplies and to supplement local farmers, whose crops can sometimes get eaten by neighbouring gorillas.